Just North

Vineyards, with Bratislava in the distance

Vineyards, with Bratislava in the distance ©englishmaninslovakia.com

Right beside Bratislava, vineyards rupture up into forested hills which mark the beginning of the Malé Karpaty – or Small Carpathians – a wilderness corridor you can trace east across pretty much all Slovakia, and with hardly a road to pass in the process. Bratislava’s portion of this stunning countryside, which in our opinion forms one of the main reasons to consider western Slovakia as a holiday destination, contains wineries, ruined castles, a few serendipitous places to eat and even the odd cable car/ ski slope.

And for your information…

Anything up to and including the Štupava/Marianka/Pajstún area (heading north from the city on the main E65 road to the Czech Republic) is included right here, if it lies EAST of the road in the Malé Karpaty hills – or in our Bratislava & Around/Just West section if it lies WEST. Further north than the Štupava/Marianka/Pajstún divide? If your desired locale is veering off into them forests and hills  from here, hit our Western Slovakia/The Middle sub-chapter, because you’ll be in the main part of the Malé Karpaty. If you want to continue northward into the flat lands beyond the Malé Karpaty (which extend right up to the Czech border) then head to our Western Slovakia/The North-Western Part/Zahorie sub-chapter. 

Anything up to and including the commuter village of Svätý Jur (heading north-east from the city on the main west-east E75 road) is – once again – included right here. Further northeast, head to our Western Slovakia/The Middle sub-chapter too!

DON’T MISS OUR ARTICLES IN OTHER SECTIONS ABOUT BRATISLAVA & AROUND/JUST NORTH:

The Štefánikova Magistrála

Štefánikova Magistrála Stage One: Hrad Devín to Kamzík

Right. I think we’re good to go…

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