Day 3, Brezová pod Bradlom - Trenčín Thu, 15 Sept
The third stage of your journey takes you the across the rolling hills of “kopanice” region along the Váh river to a historic town Trenčín.
Just a few kilometres up the cycling path, you reach Košariská, the village where Milan Rastislav Štefánik was born. Make a short stop by the information panel in the centre of the village to learn a bit about this inspiring personality.
From Košariská, you follow a road with low traffic across picturesque villages and dispersed settlements. You will pass an ecofarm in Podkylava, too. In Višňové, there is a splendid view upon the Čachtice castle ruin, famous for its legends and history of the bloody countess Báthory. If you have a lot of energy, you can make a steep walk up to the castle along the red or green trail from Višňové village.
Behind Višňové, follow a narrow valley alongside the railway track to Čachtice village. There are a few options to eat and drink. From here, head to the Váh valley cycling path, that will lead your way up north to Trenčín. Make sure to have enough water and snacks as there is no shop nor restaurant for 30+ kilometres between Čachtice and Trenčín.
In Trenčín, visit its pictersque square, streets and castle and enjoy the night in the guest house under the castle.
Nielen ovocie, Podkylava / 12 km
Shop with local bio products as apple juices, beer, jam etc., all local and fresh! Open 8am – 3pm.
Grófkin dvor, Čachtice/ 27 km
Café in a village to take a rest. There are also other restaurants and snack bars to enjoy the lunch in Čachtice.
Lanius / Trenčín
Brewery and restaurant in the city centre of Trenčín. There are plenty of other options in Trenčín, too!
Penzión Pod Hradom / Trenčín
Matúšova 23, Trenčín
+421 32 640 12 24
Comfortable guest house under the Trenčín Castle. No cash payment, everything was paid in advance.
Štefánik Museum, Košariská / 5 km
Museum of life of Milan Rastislav Štefánik, opened 8:30 – 16:30.
Čachtice Castle Ruin / 22 km
Castle ruin famous for its bloody countess Báthory. If you have a lot of energy, leave your bicycles in a pub in Višňové and take a walk up to the ruin via red or green hiking trail. Entrance fee 3€, opened 10-17h.
One of the icons of Slovakia right above your guest house.