Hrádok pod Vtáčnikom is a sought-after climbing area. Located near the village of Kamenec pod Vtáčnikom and village of Bystričany. The location is rich in many unlocked but also secured roads and adrenaline experiences.

The rock massif is situated above the educational path leading from the border of the Ponitrie Protected Area above the village towards the Vtáčnik Hill. It is located in the southeastern part of Horný Hrádok. This impressive rocky area is formed by an impressive up to 100 m high andesite wall.

Hrádok is the second largest climbing area in Slovakia after the Tatras. However, except for rock climbers, Hrádok is certainly interesting for the more courageous tourists too. A secured path with ladders and chains leads to the top of the rock massif.

The adrenaline ascension brings you blood in your veins, and the breathtaking view from the summit, where the pagan fort spread out in the early days, will warm your heart. The whole Bystričianska Valley will be lie open just in front of you.

Hrádok is accessible from the village of Kamenec pod Vtáčnikom along marked hiking trail to the mouth of the Gepňár Valley and from there along unmarked paths (about 2 km) to the rocks. After climbing the Hrádok, you can connect to the hiking trail leading up to the Vtáčnik Hill.

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