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Mountain Route, Stage 5: Travel Guide Inovec - Omastiná

From Inovec, cycle down the asphalt road for a while before entering to a forest road to the right. Its surface quality depends on the loggers, unfortunately, so be prepared for a bit of mess. However, after a few kilometres it should get better and you can enjoy downhill and gravel road all the way down to Zlatníky, already 30 kilometres from the start.

After a few villages you arrive to town Bánovce nad Bebravou, one of those Slovak towns with a square and with prefabs, but may be worth to stop in a café, restaurant or supermarket.

From here, it 7 kilometres further to Uhrovec, a village known as a birth place of two important personalities of Slovak history. Both the 19th century hero of Slovak language codification Ľudovít Štúr and the symbol of the communist-era Prague spring 1968 and “socialism with human face” in Czechoslovakia, Alexander Dubček, were born in the same house – now a museum.

Uhrovec is also a name of a charming medieval castle ruin with a cave nearby, accessible from Uhrovské Podhradie. It is only 1,5 km, but 260 metres elevation gain and 45 minutes steep hike up to reach it. 

Your accommodation is located in a small sleepy village Omastiná, with some interesting abandoned houses to see.

59 kilometres


+ 530 metres

Elevation gain



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Mountain Route Day 5: Inovec – Omastiná

Pubs and restaurants

Where to eat and drink along the way?

Zlatníky / 30 km

Grocery store COOP Jednota in the middle of the today’s stage.

Bánovce nad Bebravou / 45 km

The most options are at the square of this town. Several cafés, bistros to choose from.

Uhrovec / 52 km

Authentic pub and restaurant Čabrák in the birthplace of Ľudovít Štúr and Alexander Dubček.

Bed and Breakfast

Where will you stay for the night?

Penzión Pri Studničke / Omastiná

Accommodation with some food options in little village of Omastiná.

Contact information

Address: Omastiná 51

Telephone: +421 948 730 369


What to see

Interesting locations along the route

Thermal bath / Bánovce nad Bebravou

Relax at local thermal spa in the outskirts of this town.

Štúr and Dubček House / Uhrovec

Museum in the house where Ľudovít Štúr and Alexander Dubček were born. Weird combo but worth to stop!

Uhrovec Castle Ruin

Hike up to a medieval ruin with a cave nearby from Uhrovské Podhradie. Short but steep!