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Terchová [1] is a mountain town with 4,000 inhabitants in Central Slovakia. It is a nice and convenient base to hike the Malá Fatra, especially the Jánošík Holes and Chleb trails.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

Bus stop: Terchová centrum, next to the church. Buses to Žilina and the surrounding villages.

Get around[edit]

Take the bus to Biely Potok, Štefanová or Vrátna for more hiking trails.

  • 1 Biely Potok guidepost. A guidepost with a bus stop and car parking nearby.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

Many trails for hiking and cycling: get a map of the Malá Fatra at the tourist office (€2.50).

Jánošík Holes (Jánošíkova Diery) trails: a stroll among forests, crevices and waterfalls with a hint of via ferrata, most impressive on Horné Diery. Start from Hotel Diery near Biely Potok (bus from Terchová every few hours).

Buy[edit]

Lidl and Coop supermarkets in the town.

Eat[edit]

Jánošíková Koliba (1 km on the road to Biely Potok, soon after Hotel Jánošík): good local and slovak specialties. €3-6 for most main dishes.

A few restaurants in the town centre.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Many pensions (penzión) and homestays (privát) along the riverside road starting opposite the church and in its neighbourhood. Typically €10/person for a privát.

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