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Rožňava, železničná stanica
Parkovisko pri železničnej stanici Rožňava,
GPS: 48.635944, 20.513374
Trasu sme sa rozhodli začať na Rožňavskej železnižnej stanici. Je južne za mestom a dáva priestor pre parkovanie keď prídete autom, alebo ešte jednoduchšie a bez starostí môžete naložiť bicykle do vlaku a auto nechať doma. Zo stanice pôjdete kúsok popri hlavnej ceste smerom do Rožňavy. Po 500m odbočte doprava smer Jovice, cez ktoré prejdete až do obce Krásnohorská dlhá lúka po modrej cykloznačke.
Krásnohorská dlhá lúka,
GPS: 48.618173, 20.587290
V obci Krásnohorská dlhá lúka vás značky privedú do informačného strediska a zá-kladne pre vstup do Krásnohorskej jaskyňe. Do jaskyne vedie lesná cesta za dedinou. Cyklotrasa ďalej pokračuje von z obce na Lipovník. Pri Lipovníku prejdete križovatkou rovno na málo frekventovanú cestu a prídete do Drnavy. Hneď na prvej Y križovatke, kde sa spája modrá a červená cyklotrasa, odbočte doľava a pokračujete po červenej cykloznačke, smer Rožňava.
Krásnohorské podhra-die, hrad Krásna Hôrka
GPS: 48.657811, 20.601023
V Krásnohorskom podhradí prídete na križovatku ciest, kde máte možnosť spraviť si zachádzku a vyšliapať stúpanie ku hradu Krásna Hôrka, ktorý je vidieť takmer počas celej cyklotrasy. Z hradu sa vrátite po tej istej ceste, ale väčšou rýchlosťou pri zjazde spať a po červenej cykloznačke pokračujete do Rožňavy.
GPS: 48.997013, 20.757528
V Rožňave odporúčame ísť sa pozrieť na Námestie baníkov s dominantou Rožňavy, Strážnou vežou. Z Námestia baníkov pôjdete na juh. Cez kruhový objazd pokračujte rovno po Šafárikovej ulici. Táto dlhá rovná cesta vás vyvedie z mesta až na výpadovku, ku železničnej stanici, kde ste začali cyklotrasu.
Rožňava, železničná stanica
GPS: 48.635944, 20.513374
KRÁSNOHORSKÁ CYCLING ROUTE
This cycling route offers a lot of beautiful sites. The cave, the castle and villages shelter precious monuments. Each of these places is admirable and will leave you with exceptional memory. The route will take you from a modern town through rural villages to a hollow of the cave, and then, at the massive walls of the castle, you will be conveyed to history. You will be accompanied by the varied nature of the Slovak Karst, omnipresent atmosphere of rural settlements offering a lot of unforgettable experiences.
C: We decided to start the route at the railway station in Rožňava. It is south of the town and if you come by car, you can park there, or you can simply take your bike on board of a train and leave your car at home. From the railway station, ride along the main road towards Rožňava. After 500 meters, turn right - direction Jovice and follow the blue cycle sign. Ride through the village Jovice and continue to the village Krásnohorská dlhá lúka.
The village is situated in Rožňavská basin, 6 km southwest of the town Rožňava, under the bottom of Silická plateau. The surroundings of the village offer various natural beauties, e.g. the Maiden Rock from which visitors can admire beautiful views.
t is a small village with 714 inhabitants. The first written notice about the village is from 1352 and it was first mentioned by its present name in 1472, but a settlement with the name Carulossy or Pachapataka had existed there long time before that date.
The village Jovice is a birthplace of Andrej Cházár – the founder of the institution for deaf and dumb children in Vác in 1802, the first one of its kind in the Kingdom of Hungary. In the village, you can find a monument built in memory of the Revolution in the year 1848, a bell-house from the year 1892 and country houses from the end of the 20th century. In the northwest part of the village, there is a natural reserve Jovice Moors.
KRÁSNOHORSKÁ DLHÁ LÚKA
The village Krásnohorská Dlhá Lúka is situated under the bottom of Silická plateau. The first written notice about the village is from the year 1338 (Hoziureth). During the history, the name of the village has remained in principle unchanged: 1773 Kraszna-Horka-Hosszúrét, 1808 Dluhá Lúka, 1920 Dlhá Lúka, 1927 Krásnohorská Dlhá Lúka.
The history of the village is closely connected with the castle Krásna Hôrka. From the monuments, a relatively large number of country houses from the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century have been preserved, as well as a water mill. Behind the village, there is a pilgrimage place, the Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin. The most important monument in the village is the Catholic Church of St. George from the year 1754, originally built in the baroque style and rebuilt twice in the neogothic style. The village is known mainly because of Krásnohorská cave which is open to the public.
In the village, various cultural and social events are organized regularly and the traditional folk crafts and skills are preserved.
Krásnohorská cave is situated at the northern bottom of Silická plateau in the National Park Slovak Carst near the village Krásnohorská Dlhá Lúka.
Krásnohorská cave, a unique natural formation is UNESCO World Heritage site. The cave was discovered in 1964 by speleologists from Rožňava and opened to the public in 2004.
The cave tour route is made without any interventions into the morphology of the cave and therefore, it is rather challenging. It is not suitable for children under six years. Children up to six years must be accompanied by speleologists. The route is 450 m long and it runs along wooden benches over an underground stream flowing through the whole main part of the cave. Visitor overcome the elevations with help of firm steel ladders and sometimes, they walk directly on the cave terrain. The cave tour is an unique speleological experience. The route leads to the Stalagmite of Rožňava´s Speleologists, a gigantic column 34 m high which belongs to the highest stalagmites in the world.
You can visit the cave accompanied by experienced guides in complete speleological outfit during the whole year, with exception of March.
C: In the village Krásnohorská dlhá lúka, the signs will lead you to the Information Centre and the base for entry to Krásnohorská cave. A forest path behind the village leads to the cave. The cycle route then continues out of the village to Lipovník. Near Lipovník, pass the crossing straight and continue along a quiet road to Drnava. At the first Y crossing where the blue and red cycling routes come together, turn left, direction Rožňava.
The village Krásnohorské podhradie was mentioned for the first time in 1322. It was founded under the castle with which it had common fate.
This touristic village is known for the preserved medieval castle Krásna Hôrka. The castle is the most precious and best known monument of this region. The Roman-Catholic Church of All Saints built in the beginning of the 14th century is the oldest monument in the village.
The village has a number minor sacral monuments, e.g. the building of Andrássy´s pictures gallery built in the style of Art Nouveau situated next to the manor house from the year 1885, and the Mausoleum of Dionýz Andrássy and his wife Františka. This Mausoleum from the years 1903-1904 belongs to the most precious monuments in Slovakia.
THE CASTLE KRÁSNA HÔRKA
The castle Krásna Hôrka was built in the 14th century and it rests over the village Krásnohorské Podhradie. The first written notice about the castle is from the year 1333.
The castle was built for protection of the medieval trade route leading through mining areas of Slovenské rudohorie. During the history, the castle was owned by several aristocratic families, the Mariássys, the Bebeks and the Andrássys. It was rebuilt into a fortress in the Renaissance style, later into a representative aristocratic residence. The caste was lived-in till 1812. The last owner D. Andrássy changed the castle to a family museum and in 1906, it was opened to the public. Since 1961, it has been a National Cultural Monument.
The interior of the castle is outfitted with original furniture, precious pictures, clothes and accessories. The precious collection exhibits include the remarkable funeral carriage of the Countess Francisca, weapons, the unique basset-horns in the musical lounge and the ancient Roman sarcophaguses. In front of the gate, the attention of visitors is attracted by huge bronze cannons. But the main attraction of the castle is the preserved body of the „Mistress of Krásna Hôrka“, Žofia Andrássy-Serédy resting in a glass sarcophagus inside the castle chapel. The castle is directly connected with the nearby estate in Betliar.
Until recently, the castle was one of the few castles in Slovakia which were preserved in a very good state up to the present days. However, where the troops and ravages of time failed, the people from the settlement under the castle succeeded. In 2012, they set the castle on fire which caused considerable damages. Shingle roofs, exposition in the upper Gothic palace and the bell-house burnt down, and the ceiling in the congregational hall fell in. Fortunately, ninety per cent of the exhibits were rescued but the inner parts of the castle area remained smoked. At present, the castle is under extensive reconstruction and therefore, it is closed to the public.
C: In Krásnohorské podhradie, you come to a crossing where you have an opportunity to make a detour and climb the hill to the castle Krásna Hôrka that is visible almost during the whole cycling tour. From the castle, you will ride downhill the same road, and then follow the red cycle sign to Rožňava. We recommend to see Miners Square (Námestie baníkov) with the Watchtower, the dominant of Rožňava.
The town Rožňava is situated in the valley of the river Slaná, between the hills of Slovenské Rudohorie and the plateaus of the National Park Slovak Karst. This district town is an important centre of upper Gemer. In the south, the town is surrounded by Slovak Karst and in the north, by the bottoms of Volovské hills. The stream Drázus and the river Slaná flow through the town. In Rožňava, a number of cultural and social events are organized every year.
The first written notice about the town is from the year 1291, when King Andrew III donated it by a deed of donation to Ladomér, the archbishop of Esztergom. The historical centre of Rožňava comprises of a spacious quadratic square, the largest of its kind in Slovakia, and several adjacent streets. The square is dominated by a watch tower in the Renaissance style, the Town Hall, the Bishop´s Palace, the Convent for Daughters of Christian Love and the building of former Mining Chamber. In front of the watch tower, there is a monument of Františka Andrássy, the patron of the poor built in 1905 in the Art Nouveau style. From among the sacral monuments, the Gothic Cathedral of Assumption of Virgin Mary from the 14th century is the most beautiful and also the most important monument in the town. There are also other churches, the Church of St. Ann, the Church of St. Francis Xavier and the Evangelic church – one of the most precious classicistic buildings in Slovakia. The Roman-Catholic presbytery with remains of baroque wall paintings on the facade and the building of the former town hospital with three baroque sculptures on the face are also important.
C: From the Miners Square (Námestie baníkov) head southwards. Pass the roundabout junction and continue straight along Šafárikova Street. This long straight street will lead you out of the town to the main road and to the railway station where your cycling route started.
NATIONAL PARK SLOVAK KARST
The National Park is located in the south-east of Slovakia near the borders with Hungary. It is the most widespread karst area in the Central Europe. Slovak Karts was declared protected landscape area in 1973 with the area of 36 165,57 ha.
In 1977, the area of Slovak Karts was included into the network of biospheric reserves within the UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme as the first one in Slovakia. In 2002, Slovak Karst was declared the National Park.
The National Park Slovak Karst in known for a complex of plateaus divided by deep valleys, for a number of underground and overground karst formations and varied fauna. This area is rich in Pannonian vegetation. The highest hills are Matesova skala (925 m ) and Jelení vrch (947 m), and the lowest site near Hrvov has the height of about 190 meters above sea level.
The caves of Slovak Karts and the adjacent Aggtelek Karst are the UNESCO World Heritage sites. In this area, there are more than 1,350 known caves and ravines, 10 national natural reserves, 6 natural reserves and 16 national natural monuments. The caves Domica, Jasovská and Gombasecká caves and the ravine Silická ľadnica are open to the public.
Turistické informačné stredisko
Turisticko informačná kancelária Rožňava
Námestie baníkov 32, 048 01 Rožňava
T: +421 948 205 226
Návštevnícke centrum Mauzólea v Krásnohorskom Podhradí
Slánska ulica, Krásnohorksé Podhradie
Accommodation and restaurant:
Penzión Bernáth, Krásnohorská Dlhá Lúka,
Krásnohorská Dlhá Lúka č. 219, 049 45,
tel.:0915 787 868, email@example.com
Penzión Rosenau, Šafárikova 4, Rožňava 048 01, Tel.: 0908 362 464, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Čierny Orol, Námestie Baníkov 17, Rožňava 048 01, Tel.:0908 048 254, email@example.com
Bicykle-Servis-Šport s.r.o., Šafarikova 106, 048 01 Rožňava +421 907 101 619, +421 907 471 535, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pavol Puškáš - P2sport.sk, Šafárikova 6, 048 01 Rožňava 058 / 733 16 90, 0908 654 393, email@example.com
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