The surroundings of Vyhne are a paradise for hikers. Slovak hiking trails are marked using a unified system, so you won’t get lost. There are all kind of trails: long walks, short walks, easy climbs, difficult climbs. You can for example climb the Sitno or walk in the hills just behind Stiavnica and enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Just in front of the house you can join the hiking trail to Hodruša-Banska which will link you to other trails. You will find in the house maps with the hiking trails.

This link will take you to a good Slovak site with hiking paths. Type Vyhne and it will show you the marked trails near the house. Most trails are also on the maps in the house. For your orientation: the villa is at the high end of the village where the yellow trail leaves the paved road. 



Thanks to the efforts of a moutain bike club, eight different trails have been set in the mountains near Vyhne. The trails have different levels of difficulty and their length varies from 2 km to 42 km. On the site mentioned here below you can find all the information you need about these trails, including maps, the required level of fitness etc. And moreover, there is an English version!


Picture by Jan Dudas


Vyhne was once a popular resort, especially with wealthy Hungarians. Nowadays one of the sources has been integrated in the swimming paradise Vodny Ray, a modern resort where you can relax and have fun.  The spring of natural thermal water in Vyhne has a high content of iron with a temperature of 36.5 C. and is a modern resort of relax and fun. The spring of natural thermal water in Vyhne has a high content of iron. www.vodnyrajvyhne.sk Beschrijving: External link

But you can also swim in one of the many artificial lakes in the area. These former mining reservoirs  are now suitable for swimming.

Halčiansky tajch, Picture: Jan Dudas

 Mushroom picking

You can pick the most wonderful mushrooms in the forest, depending of course on the weather. But be careful!! If you're not an expert, ask Janko to come with you so he can help you to pick only the edible ones. 

Horse riding 

A farm,  Farma Gazdáčik, in Banska Bela offers trips on horses for experienced riders. Duration: 1-2 hours