C – The green colour indicates medium or rather undemanding parts, “health circuits” or so called family routes.
5856 – 16 km – CVČ Dúha Humenné – Ptičie – Kamienka – Kamenica – Humenné
5857 – 5,5 km – CVČ Dúha Humenné – Hažín nad Cirochou – connection to rout 5856
5880 – 55,5 km – International Cycloroutes Following the Footsteps of The Good Soldier Švejk (UA – PL – SK – HU) (Humenné, railway station – Brestov n/ L – Medzilaborce – Palota)
C – the blue colour indicates parallel routes with long-distance cycloroutes. These are rather longer or more demanding parts excluding the cycloroads.
2859 – 12 km – CVČ Dúha Humenné – Porúbka
2895 – 31 km – Large circuit (CVČ Dúha Humenné – Vyšné Ladičkovce – Sopkovce – Ohradzany – Humenné)
C – the yellow colour indicates some connectors among cycloroutes or short turns to various natural, historical or technical attractions.
8933 – 14,8 km – Small circuit (CVČ Dúha Humenné – Hubková – Brestov – Humenné)
In the Footsteps of the Good Soldier Švejk
It is a cycloroutes on the north-eastern Slovakia. It is a 52 km route that starts in Laborecké sedlo near the village Palota and ends at the railway station in Humenné near the statue of The Good Soldier Švejk. It follows the cycleroute from Poland and follows the railway line, which during the World War II frontline troops traveled by Jaroslav Hašek’s novel. During the journey tourists can see many cemeteries fallen soldiers and a number of wooden churches.
Biking in the region Humenné
Surroundings Laborec highlands is rich in a number of cycle paths and trails, lined with beautiful nature. Cyclists can choose several diverse and complex routes, overcoming where they can admire the surrounding picturesque villages and their daily lives. Cycle paths lead along mainly on asphalt roads, but more experienced cyclists can try the more challenging routes through secondary forest roads. Tourists can choose from several routes. Can choose from Udavské through Vyšný Hrušov, Adidovce, Zubné and Pichné and arrive to a small town Snina. The most popular bicycle path as the path leading from the village Ohradzany, through the village Víťazovce, Lukačovce and Košarovce where the cyclists may decide to continue their journey through Girovce and Jasenovce to the recreation area Domaša or in Košarovce they can decide for the direction to Nižná Sitnica and continue in the observation of local villages and almost untouched nature. The trail is quite challenging given the diverse and rugged terrain with lots of steep hills and some opaque corners. During the trip tourists can bike the look to free-ranging deer, rabbits and foxes. The village Viťazovce also offers equestrian hiking, you can ride the beautiful horses there. The village Košarovce has several historical monuments such as the statue of Christ on the cross and burial mounds from the late Eneolithic and early Bronze Age.
Cycloroute of Art
C- 2885 – 46 km – Snina, manor house – Hostovice – Medzilaborce, The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art
Walking trail in Humenné
Route: Bus station – Statue of The Good Soldier Švejk – Nemocničná street– The Church on Calvary – Mierová street – Petrušovského street– street J. Kráľa – military cemetery – Brestovská street – Gothic Roman Catholic church – Mierová street – Renaissance mansion – Open-air museum – Gorkého street – City center – Fountain of love – Statue of st. John Nepomuk – Ševčenkova street – Laborecká street – Štefánikova street – Chemlonská street – Sports complex – Štefániková street – Laborecká street – Ševčenkova street – Staničná street – Bus station
- Length: 4,0 km
- Time: 2,30 hod.
- The route is marked with blue and yellow colors.
Humenský Sokol – National Nature Reserve
The territory of Humenský Sokol was declared as protected area in 1980. In 1995 it was reclassified as a national nature reserve. The main reason was the species diversity of the fauna and flora of the area. It lies on the outskirts of the town and is part of the Humenné Hills. The highest point is the Third Rock / Red Rock, close to which is also the Dúpna Cave.
New dendrologic route in Stakčín
His route leads historic park, which is situated in the center of the village before the mansion.
Tips for trips
Hubková – recreation area
This suburban recreational area, located on the northern outskirts of the city, can be visited by an instructive tourist marked trail directly from the Peace Park. This area is located at an altitude of 387m above sea level. It is suitable for both walking and cycling, for runners, cross-country skiers and also as a recreational walk. The area is of European importance and also belongs to the Natura 2000 network – protected areas of the member states of the European Union. Hubková is home to a number of rare animal species, such as the Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina), The Ural owl (Strix uralensis), the common European viper (Vipera berus), and the Fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra).
The Third Rock, also called the Red Rock
This rock formation is located at an altitude of 447m above sea level and is located in Humenné Hills in the Humenský Sokol National Nature Reserve. The territory is known for the occurrence of Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla grandis) and various others known plants. There are also calcareous beech forests, drought-thermophilous submediterans oak forests and rocky steppes. The well-known wood is Downy oak, the oaks are also widespread in the highest places, often in smaller forms resembling shrubs. The field road leads to the entrance to the forest and then leads to the marked path to the object.
The Dúpna Cave
The Dúpna Cave originated in the carbonate conglomerate of the Paleogene, which is characterized by layered front part of it. It is located in National Nature Reserve Humenský Sokol at an altitude of 357m above sea level. The cave is about 35m long, but it is only accessible to the public for the first few meters. It is known from a historical perspective. In the past, the bandit Shandor Rósza hid in it. It was first outlined and described by G. Strompl. You can reach it on the way from The Red Rock along the green trail of the Humenský Sokol nature trail.
Jasenov Castle Hill
To the southeast of the village of Jasenov on the Humenné hills, there is a castle hill, where the ruins of a Gothic castle can be seen. The Castle Hill has an exceptional history.
Jasenov Castle is historically protected and subsequently preserved fortified object known for its counterfeit workshop and underground tunnel situated in the forest surroundings of the Humenné Hills.
The first mention of the castle dates back to 1328. The castle served for the ceremony and protection of the borders of Hungary. The castle was reconstructed, where it was reinforced by the addition of an upper castle, which had a square tower and a palace. The castle was conquered and destroyed by the rebellious army of George Rákoczi I. in 1644, but some parts were preserved.
There are several possible routes leading to the castle hill, but the least challenging route is the yellow trail from Jasenov.
Jasenov castle cave
The cave is formed of dark limestone, which is part of the castle hill. Its length is 25 m and it is located at an altitude of 400m above sea level. Historically, it is very significant. In the past, false groschen was allegedly coined in it.
Brekov Castle Hill
On the forest hill of the Ondavská Highlands, about 4 km from the town of Humenné in the direction of Strážske lay the ruins of Gothic and Renaissance era stone castle – Brekov Castle. The castle lies on a limestone hill near the river Laborec. Its original function was to protect and guard the north-south route through the valley. The first mentions of the castle dates back to the middle of the 13th century. The castle was built by the Kaplon family. The original owners left the castle to Peter, the son of Pethenyi – the owner of Jasenov Castle. Later, the Drugeth family became its owners.
There is a cave complex near the castle ruins. One of the most famous is the Great Artajama. The caves are located a few minutes down the path from the castle. It is said that during the war with the Turks, they were throwing Turkish prisoners in there. It was also nicknamed as the Cave of the Owl, according to the seal of the Brekov Mayors. There are several possibilities to visit the castle hill. One of the options is to follow the yellow tourist sign, which is located in the village.
Vihorlat is a volcanic mountain range in eastern Slovakia and western Ukraine. A part of the range is listed as a World Heritage Site. Vihorlat is the highest point of the Vihorlat Hills with the altitude of 1 076m above sea level. Vihorlat is rising above the now vanished village of Valaškovce which was displaced in the first half of the 20th century because of the establishment of the Military Training Area of Kamenica nad Cirochou.