Trip to Orava Castle

Accept our invitation to visit one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia. It is free of charge for all competitors.

The bus will leave at 4.00 PM on Wednesday from the marina.*

Orava Castle, built on a rock above the river Orava in Oravský Podzámok like an “eagle nest”, is one of the greatest tourist attractions of northern Slovakia. It was built in the place of an older wooden hillfort after the Tartar invasion in 1241. Through the following centuries, this small fortress transformed into an extensive castle structure with 154 rooms. The castle then held the position of a county castle with the seat of Orava administration headquarters that controlled almost the whole Orava region. Both the exterior and the interior of the castle carry the elements of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and even contemporary architecture. Castle’s development is therefore an on-going process.

*All competitors and friends interested may attend the trip based on the prior registration in the race office.