In the village Oščadnica near the resort Snowparadise Veľká Rača there are many interesting places that we recommend to visit you. Some of them are depicted on the map and we are giving them to you.
Velka Rača 1236 m above the world – highest mountain Kysúc with lookout
Velka Raca is the most visited peak in the area around Oščadnica. With its altitude of 1236 m and location on the meadow part of the ridge, it offers circular views. On the lookout, there is a blackboard with a stainless steel rose pointing to the surrounding mountain ranges at a 360 degree angle. From there you can see such distinctive points as Babiu mountain, Roháče, Low Tatras, Choč, Krivaná Áthra, Kysucku Ľadonmountain, Manina or Moravian Lysú Mountain.
They meet here from all directions of incoming hiking trails. From Oščadnice it is two:
- Green hiking trail from Snowparadise from the valley station of the Dedovka cable car. There's an educational trail about 7 km long on The Velka Raca, and the approximate time for its crossing is 4 hours. Seven information boards are deployed along the route of the educational trail. You can also shorten your journey by taking the Dedovka cable car and continuing along the trail for about 1.5 hours.
- The red hiking trail from the border peak of Kykula is 7.6 km long and the duration of the hike is about 2:10 a.m.
Mount Velka Rača is situated in the National Nature Reserve Velka Raca, which has an area of 313ha. The aim of the protected area is to protect the communities of beech ediflongs as remnants of the natural forests of Kysúc for the needs of forestry research and the preservation of the landscape character of the highest peak kysuckých Beskydy. The protection zone of the national nature reserve covers 197 hectares.
Pseudo-karst caves are a unique demonstration on Kysuce. They formed the disintegration of the sandbox benches. It is a rock formation – a hole with a length of 22 m, which is inaccessible to the entrance and can be observed from the pavement. An information panel is in the vicinity. Rock holes are part of the national nature reserve Velka Raca and you can find them if you head towards the tourist mark to the top of Velka Raca, several hundred meters above the peak station of the lalíka cable way. From there you are already waiting for the peak of Velka Raca after 1 km.
It was built in 1948 and also serves as a bell tower. The inhabitants of the settlement longed for the chapel to have a place to meet and to perform the deities. Next to the chapel there is a well with springswater. It was built by the inhabitants of the settlement at their own expense, by sacrificing free time and working their hands. In the chapel they built an altar where the statue of the Virgin Mary was placed. The chapel is led by yellow-marked hiking trail No. 8541, which starts in the Dedovka area, where you can easily drive to the free parking lot and end at the Zadedová Chapel. This route is 2.6 km long and takes 40-50 minutes.
THE MANOR HOUSE OF KYSUCKA GALLERY
The site where the manor house stands today was bought in the early 20th century by prussian junker Count Ballestrem from the original owner Arnolf Popper. The new owner built the manor house as a hunting house in 1910-1913 and set up a forest park of more than 3 hectares. It is currently the seat of kysuckej gallery in Oščadnica and there are exhibitions of paints, sculptures, graphic images, drawings, photographs, utility art and art installations. St. Hubert's festivities are held here every year in the autumn. The manor house is located about 100 m to the left of the roundabout at the beginning of the village Oščadnica.
A detailed tourist guide to the surroundings of Oščadnica is treated as a separate publication. It can be found in the checkouts of Snowparadise Velka Raca, in the Information Centre Rača-TIK on the square in the village, or in the local accommodation facilities.