Summer sports opportunities
Hiking, cycling, thematic tourist routes
Dobšiná and its surroundings offer a wide range of tourist trails in Slovak Paradise National Park and the Slovak Ore Mountains. The closest and easiest places to visit in the Slovak Paradise are Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa (ice cave), Stratenský kaňon (canyon), roklina Tiesňavy (ravine), Občasný prameň (spring), Havrania skala (cliff with magnificent outlook), the village of Dedinky, Geravy plateau and Zejmarská roklina (ravine).
Bicycle routes with and without waymarkers wind through beautiful nature of the Slovak Paradise around and across the town of Dobšiná. The most popular cycling routes are “Hnilecká cyklomagistrála” and “cyklomagistrála Slovenský kras”. Not far from Dobšiná there is a thematic tourist trail “Dobšinská Maša”. Let’s mention some other thematic routes: Slovenský raj – juh “Slovak Paradise – south”, Stopy baníckej slávy v Mlynkoch (following the traces of mining history in the village of Mlynky), Občasný prameň – Havrania skala (Občasný spring – the cliff of Havrania skala), Mokrade Hnilca (the wetlands of the river Hnilec), a route to Dobšinská Ice Cave, etc. The first thematic tourist trail for disabled persons is located in Stratenský canyon. The trail called “Cez Gačovskú skalu” (Along Gačovská rock) is accessible only with a mountain guide.
Other sports opportunities
Lovers of water sports should definitely visit the recreational centre in village of Dedinky, where they can swim, rent a boat or windsurf in a nearby lake. You can also have a ride in a rickshaw. Equine enthusiasts can ride horses in Ranč pod Ostrou skalou (ranch), Horský hotel Geravy (mountain hotel Geravy) or in Penzión Ľadová (guest house). A rope park “Tarzania Ostrá skala” is located near the ranch Ranč pod Ostrou skalou.