Road Route, Stage 4: Travel Guide Trenčín - Bojnice
Ascents are becoming more serious today. But not straight away. You will take it easy first. From Trenčín, follow the cycling path along the Váh river up stream, the longest in Slovakia (not counting Danube). Make a stop at Skalka rock formation with a medieval Benedictine monastery. In summer it is open daily (no Mondays) from 10am.
After arriving in Nemšová, continue along the canal next to the Váh valley on paved / gravel cycling path to Košeca. Spot a massive prison in Ilava in former gothic castle and monastery along the way.
From Košeca, cycle along the valley in Strážov Protected Landscape Area to Zliechov village. The point of the todays’ route is only a kilometer after the village (672 m above sea level). From here, enjoy a 18-km long descent to Nitrianske Rudno Lake with a beach and option to swim. There are a few restaurants and bars to enjoy.
From here, you cycle over other hills (570 metres above sea level, 250 m elevation gain) with scenic views to Bojnice.
St. Hubert / 35 km
In the middle of the distance today, you deserve some calories to fill in this charming restaurant in nature a few kilometres behind Košecké Podhradie village by the road.
Penzión Koruna / 62 km
Cosy guest house with a restaurant located by the Nitrianske Rudno lake in the village of Kostolná Ves.
Panský Pivovar / Bojnice
After your arrival to the destination, enjoy craft beer with delicious food in this local centrally located brewery in Bojnice.
Penzión Bojnice / Bojnice
Local comfortable guest house in Bojnice, not too far to walk to the centre and Bojnice chateau.
Address: Prievidzská 39, Bojnice
Telephone: +421 907 043 077
Skalka Monastery / 6 km
Charming and mysterious monastery with a cave where medieval monks meditated since 11th century. Open daily (no Mondays) from 10am.
Nitrianske Rudno Lake / 62 km
Enjoy well deserved relaxation by the lake near Nitrianske Rudno / Kostolná Ves villages. A popular local summer resort on the route.
One of the most romantic chateaux and highlights in Slovakia. Open 9am – 5pm daily in summer season.
Dobre Cyklo / Nemšová
Dobre Cyklo / Ilava
A-Sport / Prievidza
Only a few kilometres from Bojnice.
Things to do in Bojnice
Bojnice is a popular spa town with the most romantic Disneyland-like chateau and one of the highlights in Slovakia. There is a big park, walking/hiking/cycling trails in the area and many restaurants and cafés in the town centre. Visit local tourist office for up-to-date information.