Where to go in Donovaly

Whether you wish to chill out while on holiday or enjoy exciting activities and sports, Šport Hotel*** Donovaly holds something special for all tastes and ages. A part of the hotel is also a multifunctional court, where our guests can play various sports such as tennis, volleyball or football. Our dear guests, especially families with children love spending time on the original wooden playground equipped with climbing frames, slides, swings, carousels and many other interesting attractions.

Donovaly is also known as a ski resort, therefore fans of winter sports can definitely find their amusement here. A ski school, ski rentals, sports shops and the Park Snow with skate rental are just a few minutes ’walk away from the hotel. In summer, Donovaly is a popular destination for guests who enjoy a active lifestyle, cycling, adrenaline sports or hiking. A number of marked mountain bike trails, hiking trails and miles of cross-country trails lead through wonderful nature of Slovakia.


Cable car to nová hoľa

During the summer and winter seasons, you can be taken to the top of Nová hole by a modern combined 6-seater cable car with 8-seater TELEMIX Nová hoľa cabins. Your whole family will enjoy the beautiful view from Nova Hole and also from nearby Zvolen on the panorama of the Low Tatras and the Great Fatra. You can take a photo of the souvenir with your loved ones easily thanks to the new photo point on Nova hola. More information at Park Snow Donovaly


Enjoy the view from birds perspective. Jump from Nova Hola during summer or good winter days.Try a unique flight in tandem over Donovaly. Find out how wonderful it is to be enchanted by a bird’s eye view. You will fly at an altitude of 200-500 meters above the ground, about 10-15 minutes. The feeling of detachment from the ground, the wind at heights, unreal freedom and the right doses of adrenaline – this is something for adventurers. Excellent terrain, ideal conditions and professionally qualified instructors. These are jumps on Nova Hola. More information at


Numerous tourist trails in the area. Beautiful tours and walks are from Donovaly to Špania Dolina in the range of 5 hours or Donovaly to Staré hory at a relaxed walking pace up to 6 hours. Make sure you take a tour to Šachtičku, Kalište or a walk to Korytnice where you can fill your bottle with a healing water. For more information visit the Info Centre Donovaly, where you will also find tourist maps.

Cycle trails

Since 2011 the signed bike trails have become a popular area for bike riders. The trails are short of longer and can take from one hour up to eight hours. You can ride the roads or forest trails. They are ideal for families but also professional bikers.


Donovalkovo town is a little paradise for children. Miniature city is made up of various houses and stations where kids can experience real life situations in their own little world. You can also rent costumes. In Donovalkovo kids can meet and touch many farm animals like horses, rabbits, alpacas and many more. For more information visit


All lovers of traditional Slovak fairy tales will enjoy a visit to the village of HABAKUKY. In the fairy-tale world of Pavel E. Dobšinský, original fairy-tale architecture, interactive theatrical performances and demonstrations of folk crafts await you. A visit to the village will draw you into the original atmosphere of Slovak fairy tales.Laktibrada, Popolvár, Zlatá Priadka and other heroes of folk tales will take care of an authentic experience for the whole family. More information at

Myšiačikov detský park

The Donovaly Fun Arena adrenaline centre was expanding during she summer of 2017 with a unique novelty for Slovakia – a children’s aqua experience-educational park with 9 attractions, which follow one another and form one whole experience. For more information about Myšiačik Children’s Park visit Fun Arena Donovaly

Fun aréna Donovaly

During winter months, an ideal place for ski or snowboards. Summer months the ski area changes into Fun arena with loads of adrenaline attractions. Bob sledges, rope centre, climbimg wall the highest  of its kind in Slovakia. Enjoy bungee trampolines and blow up castles. More info at Fun Arena Donovaly


In Donovaly, you and your family will enjoy perfect skiing. Park Snow Donovaly offers 11 km downhill skiing trails with number of the being kept with artificial snow. You can find 18 trails the highest is 1360 m. Skiing season lasts mostly from December to March. Night skiing is also available. Number of ski rentals, sports equipment shops, ski schools and après-ski bars are here for guests’ comfort. More information at Park Snow Donovaly

Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing is one of the healthiest winter activities. Extensive winter cross-country trails will take you on a beautiful journey around the natural wonders of the area. You will relax and revitalize. Perfectly signed trails are easy to follow. Try to take the trail Donovaly – Šachtička. Other beautiful trails for the whole family are the Polianka circuit, the Močiare circuit and also the Šachtička – Izbica route. Other beautiful routes for the whole family are Polianka and Močiare. More info at Park Snow Donovaly

Dog and horse sledges

Donovaly are also known as Slovakian Alaska for dog sledging trails. Dog sleds have excellent conditions and a very long tradition in Donovaly. In the center of Donovaly you will discover a statue of the Alaskan Malamute named Dino, which symbolize previous years of competitions. Visitors to the resort can experience what it is like to lead a dog sled on the slopes. Horses and horse-drawn carriage are also a very popular winter attraction for our guests.


The ice rink is located directly at the valley station of the Telemix Nová hoľa cable car and is a pleasant addition to a winter stay in the mountains. The ice rink is available daily from 9:00 until 21:00 under artificial lighting. Children and adults can rent skates and practice their figure skating skills at the Park Snow Donovaly. You can rent skates at the DAMi’sport rental at the ice rink or at SPORT 2000 in the central car park.

Unesco vlkolínec village

A picturesque village only a few kilometers away from Ruzomberok is truly one of the Slovakia’s treasures. On 11th December 1993 it got written into the list of world’s cultural heritage of UNESCO. The visitors have the opportunity to take a closer look on the former way of life of our ancestors 100 years ago. High up in the hills you will find a gem of our culture, which was elected as a national monument in 1977. If there is a good visibility, you may also have a spectacular view of National park Veľká Fatra.

Špania dolina

This valley was once famous throughout whole Europe as a copper mines. Today it offers beautiful tranquil hillside ambient. There is an amazing panoramic view at surrounding mountains. A mining educational pathway will bring it’s visitors to a places formerly famous, but nowadays only as a mining history – shafts and tunnels hidden in the forest (semi difficult hillside terrain). A magnificent hikes through forest and grass fields from Donovaly to the valley.


Once a world famous wells were, thankful to their healing effects, well known place for regeneration among many personalities such as emperor Franz Josef and our Slovak poet, politician, national leader Ľudovít Štúr. Take a walk and breath in the beautiful energy of a wonderful surrounding forest and have a sip of the healing water from one of five springs, which help people to get out of many illnesses.

Kráľová studňa

The best way to spend a hot summer day is to drive to take a hike on a Kráľova Studňa. Visitors will be presented a magnificent panoramic view of Nízke Tatry – Low Tatras and a walk on a mountain ridge will surely be an unforgettable experience. In a protected environment of a National park Veľká Fatra in altitude of 1300 meters above sea level far away from the rush of civilization, deep in the heart of nature, this is a great place to gather physical and mental strength.

Banská Bystrica

The city was one of the first cities in Slovakia declared as a municipal heritage reservoir. Among high valued monuments are the area around municipal castle Barbakan; a square with churches of Virgin Mary and Holy Cross; old City hall; Mathew’s house and ruins of city’s fortification. The heart of the city is a rectangle shaped square of Slovak national uprising with a Marian pillar and inclined watch tower. The square is circumscribed with splendid bourgeois houses. Beniczky’s and Thurzo’s houses are most famous one. Pedestrian zone continues from the square to Dolná street, where you can find a St. Elisabeth church and Bethlen’s house, where Transylvanian count Bethlen was declared a Hungarian king. If you love history, this place is worth a visit for you.

Zvolen castle

A castle with rich history reaching up to 12th century is one of the must-see places. Its majestic outer walls are standing on a heightened terrace on a southern end of the Slovak national uprising square. King Ľudovít I. with Anja were building it as a gothic hunting house. It was finished in 1382, where an engagement of their daughter Mária with Žigmund Luxembourg took place. When speaking about the history of the castle we shall not forget Jan Jiskra from Brandýs, who became one of the most powerful dukes in Hungary in 15th century. The castle was his residue from 1440 until 1462. Castle was also visited by king Matej Korvín with his wife Beatrix, who later as a widow utilized the castle as her home from 1490.

Sliač spas

They are somewhere in between the cities of Banská Bystrica and Zvolen, but only geographically. They astound you with its’ character, nature and they are very bravely fighting off the expansion of the tourism. We are not afraid to say, that it is a paradise for those who are seeking a relief, tranquility; for those who are dreaming of a loving embrace of nature far away from the noisy crowd; and for those who care about their well being and health.

Harmanec cave

This cave is situated 821 meters above the sea level on the northern reef slope of Kotolnica hill. There will be a necessity to overcome a 260 m difference in altitude when walking up from the parking place on a pathway long 1420 meters. The cave is 3123 meters long, and visitors are allowed 1020 meters of it. Temperature inside the cave varies in between 5,8 Celsius degrees to 6,4 degrees. Underground corridors and galleries are made out of limestone from Mesozoic era of a medium tries. Truly a nature’s jewel, which needs to be seen!

UNESCO Banská Štiavnica

The city of Banská Štiavnica was always connected with mining, mines and lots of rich precious metal-finding fields. Nobody can truly remember but a story about little lizard, which gave Banská Štiavnica it’s wealth and undying fame were known even to little kids. Children always pointed at the city escutcheon where two lizards – golden and silver were blinded by the light. “It is said that it was the old shepherd who saw them first up in the hillside glitter more than a sun in the sky.” A fairytale told by mothers to their children when falling asleep. Who knows? Maybe it is true…


It is the biggest area of water-sports fun activities in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland open throughout a whole year. It is situated in the region of Liptov – an area with a lot of historical monuments, a peculiar folk culture. It is embraced by our biggest mountains High and Low Tatras, Big and Small Fatra and Choč Mountains. If you wish to spend a joyful playtime with your kids swimming, splashing and sliding, Tatralandia is the right place for you to visit!


Gino Paradise Bešeňova is an aqua park built on a base of hot springs of a thermal waters, which well forth from the depth of 1987 meters with a temperature of 60,5 Celsius degree. They are beneficiary for the locomotive apparatus and respiratory organs, they are well known for their cosmetic effects and thanks to the Lithium it entails it is also very beneficiary for the mental health of the visitors.


Picturesque Slovakia has a lot of beautiful places but this location combines tradition and opportunity. Between the city of Ružomberkom and village Donovaly lies a village called Liptovská Osada. Here you will find one of a kind project called Gothal. The basic philosophy is staying within the traditions of the region and creating a place of intimate character with great services. Spend the day enjoying a number of pools and the beautiful nature of Low Liptov region.

Accommodation packages

A varied offer of stay packages with discounted prices for children, in which everyone will find the right thing.

Accommodation packages

A varied offer of stay packages with discounted prices for children, in which everyone will find the right thing.