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Walking, Hiking and Biking

The hamlet Krize is a special place for walking. The peaks within two or three miles are higher than Snowdon or Table Mountain and one can walk for miles above an altitude of 1,000m. In summer at this height the weather is warm, the air clean and scented with meadow flowers and forest resins. Krize lies between two major walking paths E3 and E8 that run the length of Europe. Some of the walks are also suitable for mountain bikes. more ...

Bird Watching

Krize is a very good place for bird watching. The unspoilt forests around Krize and the variety of trees provide a favourite habitat for many birds. Close to Krize the walking path E3 goes through pine woods, E8 goes through beech woods and together they go through oak woods. more ...


We are very fortunate to be able to offer you as your fishing guide one of the most experienced anglers. Mr Miroslav Sykora has a bronze medal from the World Fly-fishing Championships held in Belgium in 1986, when the Czech Nymphs were first introduced. Krize is a good base for fishing. The World Fly Fishing Championships 2004 and the European Coarse Fishing Championships 2005 were held in Slovakia. more ...
Lesser Spotted Eagle - circling above the cottages
River Topla near Bardejov
Golf Course in Velka Lomnica
Sports and Leisure


There are several public courts set in very pleasant surroundings in Bardejov Spa and two private more secluded courts at Hotel Bellevue in Bardejov.

Horse Riding

There are a couple of riding schools some 30-45 minutes drive from the cottages, one just outside Bardejov Spa and the other towards the High Tatras in Ruzbachy Spa.


The golf course in Velka Lomnica is in a wonderful setting of pine trees surrounded by the High Tatra peaks about 60 minutes drive from the cottages.
Water Sports


About an hour's drive towards the High Tatras is a deep gorge with the fast flowing river Dunajec which is used for white-water rafting in spring when it is full with melting snow. Later in the year, especially further downstream where the river is calmer, more traditional log rafts are used for pleasure rides.

Canoeing and Kayaking

The Dunajec is also ideal for canoeing and kayaking. Canoes and kayaks are available for hire, as are instructors for all levels of experience. Slovakia was the most successful nation in this sport at the last Olympic Games in Athens with two golds and one silver, and had similar success in the previous two Games.


Summers are hotter than in England and swimming pools are more popular, often set in very pleasant surroundings. There are also thermal springs used for swimming from spring to autumn, as well as indoor leisure centres which are open all year round.
White-water rafting on Dunajec
Leisure Centre at Hotel Bellevue
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