A great introduction to a stay at The Old School House in Dovalovo is a short cycling trip to Janska Dolina along the banks of the rivers Bela and Vah.

The Bela passes through Dovalovo as it leaves the mountains and then passes Liptovský Hrádok. Then crossing the Bela to the banks on the opposite side the cycle route soon runs along the Vah, one of the main rivers through Slovakia. Heading towards the holiday village of Liptovský Ján and its hot  springs via the natural drinking spring near the dam on the River Vah.


After the hot springs in Liptovský Ján we normally head up the Ján Valley (Jánska Dolina) at least to the Hotel Strachanovka, where there is a snack bar we often used to get a beer.

We recently tried a delightful little pub (krčma) in Ján which will no doubt become a regular stop en-route. They way back is mostly on roads (mostly quiet with little traffic) to Liptovský Hrádok where we have the option for more beer(s). Occasionally we stop at the Haliganda Pub but more often in the Šariš Pub, one of our favourites that has been refurbished and is now popular again.

It's an easy cycle home for dinner, unless we eat on the way in Hrádok.

A simple cycling introduction to Liptov that is both easy and interesting.

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