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Miriam Trip, Stage 4: Travel Guide Slovak Paradise - Spiš

Relatively easy day today. You will have enough time for hiking into the gorge or to explore medieval UNESCO sites of the Spiš region, according to your preferences. Read more about the options at the end. 

From Dedinky, cycle along the lake and still on paved road to Biele Vody rehabilitation centre. From here, mountain biking starts again. From Chotárna doľka up to Zadný hýľ is a difficult part, but behind this, it is all the way down to Spišská Nová Ves (17 kilometres, 600 metres elevation gain descent). 


26 kilometres


+ 320 metres

Elevation gain



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Miriam Route Stage 4: Slovak Paradise – Spiš

Pubs and restaurants

Where to eat and drink along the way?

Spišská Nová Ves

The town  several options to get calories. Besides the Grillbar where you stay for night, try Buchvaldhaus beer pub.


There are several restaurants in medieval town Levoča (UNESCO). The best option is probably Kupecká Bašta, popular by locals as well.

Spišská Kapitula

Charming UNESCO medieval religious site next to impressive Spiš Castle offers tasty cuisine at guest house in former monastery.

Bed and Breakfast

Where will you stay for the night?

Grillbar Penzion and Restaurant

Centrally located guest house with lively pub and restaurant.


Address: Zimná 73, Spišská Nová Ves

Telephone: +421 53 441 08 81


What to see

Interesting locations to explore

Hike Slovak Paradise Gorge

If you wish to hike in Slovak Paradise, take this nice 5 km walk into Zejmarska Gorge, directly from your guest house. Total duration ca 2 hours and 30 minutes.


After check-in at your guest house, bike to Levoča (15 kms one way), or one of the frequent buses there.

Spiš Castle

Take a public bus from Spišská Nová Ves to Spišské Podhradie and walk up to impressive Spiš Castle (UNESCO).

Repair shops

The best bike repair shops along the route

Bicykle Schwabik

Bike shop in Spišská Nová Ves

Kellys Bike Centrum

Bike shop in Spišská Nová Ves

Cyklo ABC

Bike shop in Spišská Nová Ves

Things to do on your rest day

It can be really a rest day, i.e. you would cycle only 26 kilometres from Dedinky across the mountains down to Spišská Nová Ves, check-in at your guest house, grab beers and burgers and that would be it.

But still, it does not have to be like that. If you feel like exploring a gorge in Slovak Paradise National Park, hike 2,5 hours in the morning directly from your Pastierňa guest house in Dedinky to Zejmarská gorge. There can be 1,50€ per person fee for entering the gorge.

If you prefer more historic, medieval sites to explore, head by bike or local bus from Spišská Nová Ves to Levoča (UNESCO). It has the largest gothic wooden altar in the world and nice square and streets to stroll around. 

If you are a castle ruin lover, head by local bus or taxi to Spišské Podhradie. Hike from there up to Spiš Castle (UNESCO), or take a walk to magical Spišská Kapitula religious medieval centre and hike from there through scenic landscapes and medieval religious chapels to Sivá Brada travertine hill.

However, if you feel like staying in Spišská Nová Ves, that it totally fine. The town has pleasant square and the highest gothic church tower in Slovakia