The route through Central Slovakia begins at Donovaly and heads south through Špania dolina, a charming living skansen, to Banská Bystrica, the region’s major city. It then heads through Zvolen, the magnificent Banská Štiavnica, and Nová Baňa.
From Veľký Inovec peak you can go on westwards towards Nitra, but we highly recommend taking the detour southwards to the ancient Benedictine abbey of Hronský Beňadik, where you can stay overnight. If you have completed at least 100 km, here you can get the Slovak Camino’s first Compostela.
This whole section offers plenty of unique religious, cultural and natural must-sees. Six full days will allow you to enjoy the numerous world-class sites you will be passing by down the road.