Our journey starts near “Pocuvadlo” reservoir. It is one of the most popular of all tajchs near Banska Stiavnica. Nowadays, it is used for recreational purposes and you can find buffets and small refreshments around the reservoir. Of course, you can bath there. During the summer months, it is very popular natural pool.
From pension Anna (Restaurant Konvalinka) next to Pocuvadlo, follow the yellow tourist marker. This marker will lead you through the whole trail.
Firstly, you follow asphalt path, however after a while the marker will lead you to the forest. Through the wide sloping track, you will get to the saddle of Krížna nad Počúvadlom. The final downhill to the Pocuvadlo will be on asphalt path again. You can enjoy the relax atmosphere of lake in Koliba Veronika. Koliba Veronika is also a restaurant, so you can order some good food after the bike route. There is another lunch option in restaurant Konvalinka, from where you started your trail.
The point is to follow the yellow marker all the time. 12km route will offer you outstanding views of surrounding of Banska Stiavnica.
If you, however want to see more, we suggest you to visit ruins of Sitno castle and top-hill of Sitno.
From the Saddle of Vlcia jama, follow the 800m ascend on blue marker up to the ruins. If you want to ascend a bit more, there is a nice asphalt path to the top of Sitno, which starts from the ruins. Even though it is only 1.5km long, you will go through 200 altitude difference. After reaching the top hill, you have to come back to Vlcia jama and again follow the yellow marker.
Author: Nikola Meciarova
Cover Photo: Photo by Michal Hruska via Wikipedia