This educational trail will guide you through the picturesque hamlets in the loop 13.5 km long and you can learn a great deal of information about the region of Terchová. To walk the whole length takes approximately 6 hours starting and ending in Terchová. The path winds through a less difficult landscape with solitary houses and farms scattered across the valley Struháreň in the Kysuce Highlands. It is situated to the north of the village and provides hikers with excellent lookout over the surrounding countryside. In case of favorable weather it can be hiked all year round. The part is suitable for hikers as well as cyclists and cross-country skiers in the winter. The trail is crossed by many other hiking trails, so you have numerous options in case you want to try some other descend or take a different route.
TOPICS OF EDUCATIONAL DISPLAY BOARDS
Description of the project of the educational trail. To enhance your orientation you have the route together with the points and stops marked on the map. The boards contains information about topics of the boards, time, distance and difficulty of the hikes.
Basic information about the history of the village from its founding to the present day. The board describes dramatic events of life in the feudal Kingdom of Hungary, difficulties of the 20th century to the present times of the EU membership.
NATURE OF TERCHOVÁ
Brief geographical delineation of the region, characteristics of the unique natural conditions of the area, man and nature and national conservation of nature.
Folklore and folk culture in Terchová
The introduction of the traditional folk culture material as well as spiritual. Impact of the gradual settlement on the local culture and local folklore. The most significant folklore events of the present.
Juraj Jánošík – the people’s hero
Brigandry in the Carpathians was perceived as a form of resistance against feudal oppression, promotion of traditions and the legend of Juraj Jánošík, a native from settlement Jánošíkovci in Terchová.
YEAR IN TERCHOVÁ
From lives of hard-working farmers from Terchová and their families. Interesting information about traditional farming in the olden days as well as faming in the mountains around the year.
The board describes exterior and interior of the traditional Terchová log-house, and its transformation into the current form.
Detailed description of the parts of which a Terchová farmstead comprises.
SHEEP FARMING IN TERCHOVA
Introduction of the typical shepherd’s craft, sheep farming, producing of cheese and other products from sheep milk on a private farm.
Information about craftsmanship of local craftsmen, about the traditional domestic production or folk art.