Hey! It is Friday and we have a new article for you. In today’s article, we will take a look at another interesting viewpoint near Zilina. It is a viewpoint in Svedernik. I will tell you about the location, accessibility, journey, and view this viewpoint offers. And I will include my personal experience as well. Let’s get right into it!
Location of the viewpoint
As you can see in the name of this viewpoint, it is located on a hill above a small village called Svedernik. This village is about 10 kilometres from Zilina and you can get there by car or by bus. The viewpoint doesn’t have any official parking spot, but you can park your car along the village streets. Buses leave from Zilina and Bytca and the bus stop is near the start of the route.
The route to the viewpoint
The route is not that difficult. Of course, you will have to walk up the hill, but you should expect this on any viewpoint visit. As usual, the route directly from Svedernik is marked with tourist signs. The other nonofficial routes from surrounding villages are not marked, so I don’t recommend choosing these routes, unless you know the hills and routes in this area.
The journey up is an average length and even if you walk slowly, it shouldn’t take you more than an hour. During your journey, you will have a few options to stop and catch your breath. Many people choose small meadows for this small break.
The view and surroundings of the viewpoint
There are a few small benches right next to the viewpoint, where you can just sit and enjoy nature. If you want to get to the top of the viewpoint, you will have to take stairs, but they are not too steep.
From the top of the viewpoint, you can see surrounding villages, beautiful nature, part of Zilina and water reservoir Hricov. This type of view may not be everyone’s cup of coffee (personally, I like views of cities more), but you won’t be disappointed. Nature lovers will have an opportunity to watch panorama of hills and valleys.
My personal experience from the viewpoint
I have visited this viewpoint twice in my life. For the first time in 2018 and for the second time the previous day, so I can tell you everything important.
Even though I live near this place, it wasn’t my favourite until my last visit. The older I get, the more I learn to enjoy our spectacular nature, which has its own charm. Sometimes, you just have to step out of your comfort zone and in my case, choose a trip in the nature, gain new energy and enjoy the fresh air. And for this, viewpoints are ideal.
This viewpoint offers a really amazing view of everything near and it will cheer you up. Even if you don’t like touristic or long walks in nature, you should give this place a chance. Believe me, I know what I’m talking about.
So, if you are looking for a one-day trip with family or friends, you should consider visiting this viewpoint. It will cost you only transport fees and after the trip, you will have a smile on your face. But be careful with weather, because rain isn’t ideal for this trip.
That’s all from me and I will be looking forward to you in the next articles.