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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.


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.



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).


Lidl and Coop supermarkets in the town.


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.



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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