Cycling route to the wooden churches (Východné Karpaty)

Cyklotúra k dreveným kostolom (Východné Karpaty)

Prešovský kraj

Location: Prešovský kraj, okres Svidník, Svidník

GPS: N49°18'12'' E21°34'27''

Svidník - crossroads with two tanks - Ladomírová - Hunkovce - Dukliansky priesmyk - Krajná Poľana - Svidník (40 km)

Situation: Východné Karpaty
Region: Šariš and Upper Zemplín

Starting and finishing point: Svidník, bus stop, parking lot, district Svidník.
Route: Svidník - crossroads with two tanks (3 km) - Ladomírová (2 km) - Hunkovce (5 km) - Dukliansky priesmyk (10 km) - Krajná Poľana (7 km) - Svidník (13 km).  
Map: Šariš - Horný Zemplín, 1:100 000 (sheet 4), VKÚ a. s., Harmanec.

Description of the route: This moderately demanding route connects the compound of the unique wooden churches from the 16th to 20th century. Tourists can see them if they follow the route heading from Svidník towards the Polish frontier. Apart from the wooden churches en route (Ladomírová, Hunkovce, Nižný Komárnik, Vyšný Komárnik) there is an option to deviate (adding 16 km to the route) in Krajná Poľana and visit the wooden churches in  Bodružala, Príkra and Miroľa. 
Other monuments of this route include the open air Museum of popular architecture and the Museum of the Ukraine-Ruthenian culture in Svidník, monuments commemorating the events of the Second World War. Several historic tanks can be also seen in the fields where heavy fighting took place (called Valley of Death) deviating of the route at crossroads with two tanks beyond Svidník.

Source: Vydavateľstvo Dajama

Basic facts

  • Starting point: Svidník, bus stop, parking lot, district Svidník
  • Length: 40,000
  • Location: Východné Karpaty
  • Elevation gain (m): 282
  • Finishing point: Svidník, bus stop, parking lot, district Svidník

Contact

Information Centre Svidník

Information Centre Svidník (Informačné centrum Svidník)

Informačné centrum Svidník

Ul. Sovietskych hrdinov 38

8901 Svidník

Phone: +421 (0) 54/752 04 61

E-mail: panikovam@vl.sk

Web: www.svidnik.sk

Difficulty

  • intermediate

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