Section: Staré Hory – Hronský Beňadik

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Length133 km
Stages6 stages

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Stages

Stage 1: Staré Hory – Banská Bystrica

16.2 km     5:00     478 m     607 m

From Donovaly the route leads through Špania Dolina, a charming little village which got stuck in the past, before continuing southwards to Banská Bystrica. Before arriving at Slovakia’s 5th largest city, the way takes you through one of its suburbs, Jakub, and its 14th C. gothic church of St. James the Greater, which has a relic of St. James and a stamp for your credencial.

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From Donovaly the route leads through Špania Dolina, a charming little village which got stuck in the past, before continuing southwards to Banská Bystrica. Before arriving at Slovakia’s 5th largest city, the way takes you through one of its suburbs, Jakub, and its 14th C. gothic church of St. James the Greater, which has a relic of St. James and a stamp for your credencial.

Accommodation

Penzión Zornička Donovaly

Donovaly 702, 976 39 Donovaly [email protected] www.penzionzornicka.sk +421 48 429 90 67

Penzión St. Maria, Staré Hory

Staré Hory 172, 976 02 Staré Hory [email protected] www.pensionstmaria.sk +421 918 810 134

Diecézne centrum mládeže – Maják, Špania Dolina

Špania Dolina 15, Špania Dolina [email protected] www.dcmmajak.sk +421 905 746 805

Penzión Klopačka, Špania Dolina

Špania Dolina 102, Špania Dolina [email protected] www.klopacka.sk +421 905 527 892

Ubytovňa Rudlovka, Banská Bystrica

Rudlovská cesta 85, 974 01 Banská Bystrica [email protected] www.rudlovka.sk +421 917 234 178

Hotel SAD – Turistická ubytovňa, Banská Bystrica

Partizánska cesta 85, Banská Bystrica [email protected] www.hotelsad.sk +421 48 414 27 07

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Penzión Zornička, DonovalyDonovaly 702,
976 39 Donovaly
https://penzionzornicka.sk
Diecézne centrum mládeže - Maják, Špania Dolinač.d. 15, 974 01 Špania Dolinahttp://dcmmajak.sk/
Mestská časť Jakub, Banská BystricaJakubská cesta 4700,
974 01 Banská Bystrica
https://www.dokostola.sk/kostol/kostol-sv-jakubaV krabičke umiestnenej vo vnútornej strane oporného múra kostola sv. Jakuba
Informačné centrum Banská BystricaNámestie SNP 1,
974 01 Banská Bystrica
https://www.visitbanskabystrica.sk/infocentrum/budova historickej radnice

Stage 2: Banská Bystrica – Zvolen

28 km     7:15     785 m     830 m

Leaving Banská Bystrica you will need to climb mount Urpín first. Today you will be walking along the blue forest trail, which will take you through the village of Sampor with its monastery, and around Sliač to downtown Zvolen.

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Leaving Banská Bystrica you will need to climb mount Urpín first. Today you will be walking along the blue forest trail, which will take you through the village of Sampor with its monastery, and around Sliač to downtown Zvolen.

Accommodation

Kláštor Premenenia Pána Sampor

Samporská cesta 50, Sliač – Sampor [email protected] www.benediktini.sk +421 903 982 470

Ubytovanie na súkromí, Sliač

Kúpeľná 770/19, 962 32 Sliač +421 905 259 363

Penzión Zlatý Potok, Zvolen

Prachatická 2145/1, 960 01 Zvolen [email protected] +421 907 823 239

Turistická ubytovňa Hostel Turist, Zvolen

Hronská ulica č.1, 960 01 Zvolen [email protected] www.hostelturist.sk/sk/ +421 917 615 474

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Benediktínsky kláštor, SamporSamporská cesta 50,
Sliač - Sampor
pri vrátnici
Informačné centrum mesta ZvolenNámestie SNP 21/31,
960 01 Zvolen
https://volnycas.zvolen.sk/informacne-centrum.phtml?id5=6648
Mestská časť Jakub, Banská BystricaJakubská cesta 4700,
974 01 Banská Bystrica
https://www.dokostola.sk/kostol/kostol-sv-jakubaV krabičke umiestnenej vo vnútornej strane oporného múra kostola sv. Jakuba
Informačné centrum Banská BystricaNámestie SNP 1,
974 01 Banská Bystrica
https://www.visitbanskabystrica.sk/infocentrum/budova historickej radnice

Stage 3: Zvolen – Banský Studenec

27 km     7:00     1010 m     730 m

From Zvolen the route leads through Pustý Castle along the blue sign up to Veľký vrch. From here  follow the green mark through Bacúrov and Dubové up to Banský Studenec. This stage is rather long and demanding. Consider dividing it into one and a half or two days.

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From Zvolen the route leads through Pustý Castle along the blue sign up to Veľký vrch. From here follow the green mark through Bacúrov and Dubové up to Banský Studenec. This stage is rather long and demanding. Consider dividing it into one and a half or two days.

Accommodation

Chata pod Lipou, Kozelník

Kozelník č. 90, 966 15 Kozelník www.megaubytovanie.sk/chata-pod-lipou +421 918 371 219

Ranč Mlyn, Podzámčok

Podzámčok č. 113, Podzámčok [email protected] www.mlynjri.sk +421 911 514 211

Chata Simonka, Banský Studenec

Banský Studenec č. 1/1, 969 01 [email protected] +421 902 839 693, +421 903 496 401

Kolpašský hostinec, Banský Studenec

Banský Studenec 132, 96901 +421 45 691 35 23

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Útulok O.Z. Martinus, Banský Studenecč. d. 70,
969 01 Banský Studenec
v budove v blízkosti kostola

Stage 4: Banský Studenec – Vysoká

24 km     6:00     795 m     720 m

Today you will be following the red sign all day. The route passes through one of Slovakia’s most beautiful and historical towns: Banská Štiavnica. We highly recommend staying here one whole day and discover its hidden treasures. The following day you can continue to Evičkino jazero and Krížna saddle up to Vysoká.

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Today you will be following the red sign all day. The route passes through one of Slovakia’s most beautiful and historical towns: Banská Štiavnica. We highly recommend staying here one whole day and discover its hidden treasures. The following day you can continue to Evičkino jazero and Krížna saddle up to Vysoká.

Accommodation

Turistická ubytovňa Salamander, Banská Štiavnica

Kutnohorská 1, Banská Štiavnica [email protected] www.penzion-marina.sk +421 948 143 255

Ubytovanie Marína, Banská Štiavnica

Kutnohorská 1, Banská Štiavnica [email protected] www.penzion-marina.sk +421 948 143 255

Chata Assisi, Štiavnické Bane

Štiavnické Bane 117, Štiavnické Bane [email protected] +421 45 692 90 06, +421 907 684 440

Apartmánový dom, Vysoká

Vysoká č. 87, 969 01 +421 918 663 709

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Infocentrum pod Kalváriou, Banská ŠtiavnicaPod Kalváriou 2,
969 01 Banská Štiavnica
http://www.kalvaria.org/

Stage 5: Vysoká – Nová Baňa

20 km     5:40     515 m     945 m

Stick to the red hiking path. It will take you through stunning forest scenery to Lachtriská saddle, then to the village of Rudno nad Hronom and then to Nová Baňa.

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Stick to the red hiking path. It will take you through stunning forest scenery to Lachtriská saddle, then to the village of Rudno nad Hronom and then to Nová Baňa.

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Chata Pukanec

Ergi Štôlňa 901, 93505, Pukanec [email protected] +421 904 991 500, +421 903 707 027

Penzión Semmelrock, Nová Baňa

Hviezdoslavova 389/2, Nová Baňa [email protected] www.penzionsemmelrock.sk +421 903 692 120, +421 903 516 210

Penzión No.1, Nová Baňa

Štúrova 9/832, 968 01 Nová Baňa [email protected] www.noba.sk +421 905 640 356, +421 908 441 651

Chata vo Chválení, Tekovská Breznica

Chválenská dolina, Tekovská Breznica [email protected] +421 45/6861169, +421 903 560 011419 41 11 (vrátnica)

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Penzión Semmelrock, Nová BaňaHviezdoslavova 389/2,
968 01 Nová Baňa
http://www.penzionsemmelrock.sk/

Stage 6: Nová Baňa – Hronský Beňadik

20 km     5:30     775 m     540 m

If you want to stay overnight in Hronský Beňadik, which you should, follow the red sign up to Veľký Inovec saddle and Veľký Inovec mountain refuge. From the refuge, follow the yellow sign downhill through the forest to Tekovské Nemce and Hronský Beňadik.

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If you want to stay overnight in Hronský Beňadik, which you should, follow the red sign up to Veľký Inovec saddle and Veľký Inovec mountain refuge. From the refuge, follow the yellow sign downhill through the forest to Tekovské Nemce and Hronský Beňadik. In case you do not have one day to spare for Hronský Beňadik, from Veľký Inovec mountain refuge continue along the red path up to Obycké lúky and from here follow the blue sign down to Machulince and Topoľčianky.

Accommodation

Benediktínsky kláštor, Hronský Beňadik

966 53 Hronský Beňadik [email protected] http://klastorbenadik.nrb.sk +421 911 958 334

Chata na Veľkom Inovci

GPS: 48°24’36.0″N 18°32’25.9″E https://hiking.sk/hk/ar/539/turisticka_chata_na_velkom_inovci.html +421 903 475 345, +421 905 902 127

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Benediktínsky kláštor, Hronský BeňadikBenediktínsky kláštor, 96653 Hronský Beňadikhttp://klastorbenadik.nrb.sk/