PLAYFWD® and Klub Slovenskych Turistov Sparta HIKE TO TOP OF MANIN 2016
January 1st, Friday 9:00am
Velkom Manine/Manin Hill Top
Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia
(zlta turisticka znacka - yellow trail mark)
See you all at the top at 11:30am - start early.
JOIN THE FUN and THE SPARTA HIKING CLUB
Anual January 1st, 2016 HIKE TO THE TOP of MANIN MOUNTAIN
“Uniting children through education and positive sport experiences”
Benefiting local schools in Povazska Bystrica and 145 children and families in NEED during the Holiday Season. Yearly, 1000s of people gather for this wonderful event to support kids, school, and after school community service activities for kids.
Help make an impact in Povazska Bystrica
Enjoy a community hike event supporting education and kids locally and internationally.
Developing opportunities for all children.
Can't make it? No problem, donate and buy a ticket for the event as a donation.
$15 to Holiday Food Drive/family
$15 School Supplies for School Children
All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Special Event Venue:
Považská Bystrica is situated in a fold of mountain ranges Strážovské vrchy (1213 m) and Javorníky (1071 m a.s.l.). Mountains offer an attractive experience to trekkers and mountain-bikers in summer season, cross-country and skiing opportunities in winter season. Veľký Manín mountain (890 m a.s.l.) dominates the town skyline providing views from most places in the town. On the hill next to the town on the opposite side of the river Váh lies the ruins of Považský hrad castle with two manor houses beneath, to which the town's history is closely bounded.
Another popular tourist attraction close to the town is a breath-taking canyon Manínska tiesňava. Canyon splits Veľký and Malý Manín mountains. It is an internationally sought-after place-to-die for rock climbers. It is also less known as one of the filming sites for The NeverEnding Story (film) in 1984. Just a few kilometers away lies another highly challenging reef formation: Súľovské skaly. To sum it up one of the most famous Slovak spas Rajecké Teplice lies about 20 km from the town, few kilometres closer are the youngest spas in Slovakia in Nimnica. Town has mostly postmodern architecture meaning that most of the pre-20th-century buildings were replaced in the '60s and '80s.