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by Miroslav Olesnanik, 1.1 km away

link to hiking path http://www-fb.sports-tracker.com/u/miroolesnanik/workout/820sobj6uenu5uqe

B: Gorges - Terchova

by Slavomír Lapka, 1.1 km away

Základ geologického podložia tvorí vápenec, dolomit a v podloží slienitý vápenec. Nachádza sa tu niek...

Gorges - Terchova

C: Gorges - Terchova

by Slavomír Lapka, 1.1 km away

NPR Tiesňavy je vyhlásená na ochranu zachovalých biocenóz s bohatým výskytom chránených a ohrozených ...

Gorges - Terchova

D: Terchová - Tiesňavy - potok Varinka a nad cestou

by Richard Toman, 1.1 km away

Tiesňavy jsou jakousi přírodní skalnatou branou do Vrátnej doliny nacházející se kousek od Terchovej....

Terchová - Tiesňavy - potok Varinka a nad cestou

E: Terchová - Tiesňavy - Vrátna 5

by Richard Toman, 1.1 km away

Tiesňavy jsou jakousi přírodní skalnatou branou do Vrátnej doliny nacházející se kousek od Terchovej....

Terchová - Tiesňavy - Vrátna 5

F: Terchová - Tiesňavy - potok Varínka

by Richard Toman, 1.2 km away

Tiesňavy jsou jakousi přírodní skalnatou branou do Vrátnej doliny nacházející se kousek od Terchovej....

Terchová - Tiesňavy - potok Varínka

G: Terchová - Tiesňavy - potok varinka 2

by Richard Toman, 1.2 km away

Tiesňavy jsou jakousi přírodní skalnatou branou do Vrátnej doliny nacházející se kousek od Terchovej....

Terchová - Tiesňavy - potok varinka 2

H: Terchová - Tiesňavy - Vrátna potok

by Richard Toman, 1.2 km away

Tiesňavy jsou jakousi přírodní skalnatou branou do Vrátnej doliny nacházející se kousek od Terchovej....

Terchová - Tiesňavy - Vrátna potok

I: Terchová - Tiesňavy - Vrátna

by Richard Toman, 1.2 km away

Tiesňavy jsou jakousi přírodní skalnatou branou do Vrátnej doliny nacházející se kousek od Terchovej....

Terchová - Tiesňavy - Vrátna

J: Entry into the gorge from the direction - Vratna

by Slavomír Lapka, 1.2 km away

Tiesňavy sú národná prírodná rezervácia a údolie v pohorí Malá Fatra. Tiesňavy tvoria impozantný vstu...

Entry into the gorge from the direction - Vratna

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, Europe

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