Cave, castle and traditional food
The Driny Cave
We will take a walk to the cave Driny. The only show cave in the western Slovakia and one of the main tourist attractions of the Lesser Carpathians. It represents a system of narrow fissure passages, however with beautiful dripstone decoration.
After we visit Driny, we will continue our hike in the protected landscape. After nice hike and wonderful views, we will visit the Smolenice Castle.
Dvor u Sedliaka
Hungry or thirsty? You will find quality gastronomy at affordable prices. Regional dishes are as colourful as the Slovak countryside itself. The traditional cuisine mainly favours those who love cheese and milk products. You can taste also more spicy food, cabbage specialities and desserts.
First written documents about the existence of Smolenice date back to the 13th century, although its origin is as ancient as the Neo-Feudalism. Several aristocratic families had been the landlords there – for instance, in 1388 King Sigmund had issued a Deed of Donation to give Smolenice to Chieftain Ctibor of Ctiborice. In 1438, Count George from Pezinok and Svaty Jur became the new landlord there.
We will meet at Autobusová stanica in Bratislava 8:30 a.m. or in Smolenice 10:00 a.m. Sunday, September 20th.
Price 19 € includes entrance fee to cave and castle and guiding. Travel fee and food in the restaurant is not included.
We recommend to bring hiking shoes, warm clothes, water and a light snack. Return to Bratislava is in the evening between 6 - 7 p.m.