Quick breakfast in a local bakery for €10 for three instead of paying that amount each at the hostel/ hotel. Coffee, buns, jam.
Off we drove following our prearranged plans only to be thwarted within 200m by a road block. Rerouting is only possible with my app when I have wifi, so Jacob was relied on to navigate a new route onto the motorway.
Great drive up into the mountains, fantastic trees and hills. Into Cicminy, a classic ‘village’, lots of pro and amateur cyclists on the road too.
Arrived in Byrstiča to our penzion thanks to Kerry’s alert eyes seeing the sign Jacob and I were blind to.
Then it was off on an hours train ride from Martin to Banská Bystriča up the mountains. Scenery was spectacular, but normal for the locals. a bite to eat at a local pizza cafe, and we jumped on the return train an hour later. Unfortunately it was dark by then, but it was a nice outing and came recommended in Jacobs Lonely Planet guide.