Road Route, Stage 3: Travel Guide Myjava Region - Trenčín
Today, it is easy day. You will cycle mostly on flat terrain along the Váh river. If you have a lot of energy in the morning, take a short but steep hike (170 metres elevation gain, 1,7 km, 45 minutes) up to the medieval Čachtice castle ruin with splendid views. It opens at 10am, but even if still closed, sceneries can be worth it. 🙂
Cycling from Višňové to Čachtice village is a nice experience, watch out for the cars as the road is a bit narrow. Čachtice village has a few restaurants and cafés. From here, you cross the field road through Považany village to the Váh valley.
Zelená Voda (“Green Water”) lake is a short optional detour, recommend in case of a warm/hot day when you feel like swimming. Otherwise you can just continue with a view upon majestic Beckov castle ruin on your right side north, all the way to Trenčín. Please note that there are very limited options to eat/drink between Čachtice and Trenčín, so bring enough water and some snacks with you.
Čachtice / 6 km
There are several restaurants and cafés in Čachtice, a village that gave the name to Čachtice Castle, well known for the bloody countess Bathory.
Zelená Voda Lake / 21 km
The option to swim in the lake today. There should be some bar / restautant to refill beverages and calories, too. A small 2 km detour in total.
Lanius Brewery, Trenčín
Local craft brewery and restaurant only a few minutes walk from your accommodation, located at picturesque central square in Trenčín.
Penzión Pod Hradom
Cosy guesthouse in perfect central location under the elegant Trenčín Castle.
Matúšova 23, Trenčín
Tel: +421 32 748 17 01
One of the most mysterious castle ruins in Slovakia, famous for its bloody countess Bathory. Great views. Entrance 3€, open 10am – 6pm.
Beckov Castle / 26 km
It is not directly on the route, but if you are a castle freak, make a 9 km detour from Zelená Voda lake to this castle ruin. Entrance 5€, open 9am – 6pm.
Trenčín Castle / 46 km
Iconic castle with museum above the town, entrance 8€ without a guide or 11€ with guide.
House of Bike, Trenčín
Centrally located bike repair shop in Trenčín.
T Šport, Trenčín
Outdoor shop with bike repair in the city centre.