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Day 5, High Tatras - Pieniny Sat, 17 Sept

The fifth stage of your journey takes you from High Tatras to Pieniny National Park. It is a longer, but very scenic route.

From Nový Smokovec, follow the Road of Freedom to Tatranská Lomnica. There are several interesting pieces of (also socialist-era) architecture to spot, as legendary hotels, cable car station and TANAP (Tatra National Park) Museum.

After coming to Road 66, take a cycling path to Tatranská Kotlina, where is an option to visit the Belianska Cave. Behind Tatranská Kotlina, cycling path is more gravel and less asphalt, so decide what suits you better on the way to Ždiar.

Ždiar is a village and resort with great views on Belianske Tatry, the easternmost part of the Tatra Mountains. It is worth to make a stop for lunch or coffee at Ždiarsky dom with local museum and perfect views.

Behind Ždiar, you cycle up but then with long downhill to authentic village Osturňa with some folk architecture. One more hill behind Veľká Franková and then just downhill to Pieniny National Park.

61 kilometres


+ 725 metres

Elevation gain



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Day 5: High Tatras – Pieniny

Pubs and restaurants

Where to eat and drink along the way?

Koliba, Tatranská Kotlina / 17 km

Traditional restaurant next to the entrance to the Belianska Cave.

Ždiarsky dom, Ždiar / 24 km

Restaurant with splendid views on Belianske Tatry and folk museum.

Goralská Reštaurácia, Červený Kláštor

The place for a dinner at Červený Kláštor in Pieniny National Park, having traditional local cuisine.

Bed and Breakfast

Where will you stay for the night?

Penzión Jolla / Červený Kláštor

Hlavná 27, Červený Kláštor
+421 905 314 282

Guest house next to Dunajec river. The accommodation was paid, you just please pay for breakfast 15€ and 1€ local tax for both of you.

What to see

Interesting locations along the route.

Tatranská Lomnica / 7 km

Another legendary mountain resort of High Tatras, with several interesting buildings to see. You can visit TANAP museum of the national park or take a cable car to Skalnaté Pleso glacier  lake or even to Lomnický štít (2634 metres above sea level).

Belianska Cave / 17 km

Popular but beautiful cave. Entrance 10€, times 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00.

Ždiar / 25 km

7-km long village with traditional folk architecture and perfect views on Belianske Tatry. There is a museum of traditions next to the scenic restaurant.