Slovakia is a beautiful country indeed. There are also areas not overcrowded with tourists, e.g. like Tatras. Hence we decided to get known a forgotten area of Gemer with its splendid nature and lots of technical monuments in the countryside breathing with timeworn glory of past centuries.

Tunnel Dielik: we barely found one of its entrances near the main road from Muran to Tisovec. This side is flooded.

This tunnel is a part of so-called Gemer connections – unfinished railway that should connect the cut-off parts of Gemer after the First Vienna Arbitration. As a result of the Second World War II. these territories were assigned back to Slovakia, hence the purpose of these connections vanished.

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Camping in Muran Plain and ready for the first bike trip.

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Other technical monuments are in Zeleznik, former mining village where the iron was extracted.

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Skittle alley for miners.

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And cinema for miners.

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From Zeleznik great downhill to the village Sirk where we found the old Romanian Church.

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And Sirk’ s beautiful blast furnace.

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To get back to our car we had to climb 10 km up with the dog in a trailer but the view was our reward. Low Tatras with the peak Kralova hola in the background.

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2 days hiking in Muran Plain. Fabova hola – its highest peak.

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View from Poludnica – the photo with the car was taken down on the meadow at right.

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Chalet under the Muran Castle, isn’t she gorgeous?

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And the Muran Castle with astonishing views into the valley.

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Kopras tunnel and viaduct, both belonging to the unfinished rail system: the best option for cooling down in hot summer.

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Night off by the lake in Dedinky.

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Our neighbours from camp wanted to test 36 er.

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The longest (almost 2,5 km) tunnel of Gemer connections is the one of Slavosovce. And it’s really dark and cold inside.

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Biking in Slovak Karst is pretty exhausting in summer.

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But once you climb on the top you can find an old cistern of Sereny.

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Last but not least, Silica Ice Abyss.

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