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Day trips

Piešťany lies on the floodplain of the river Váh in the Dolné Považie region, bordered by the Považský Inovec, White Carpathian and Small Carpathian mountain ranges. There are numerous sights in the area worth taking a trip to, including the Červený Kameň, Beckov, Čachtice, Trenčín and Tematín castles, the Smolenický zámok chateau, the Kostelec nad obcou Ducové ancient Slavic fortress, and the Driny and Čertova Pec (Devil’s Furnace) caves.

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Cycling and inline circuit

This circuit around the Sľňava reservoir is a popular asphalt track suitable for both cycling and inline skating. Fourteen kilometres in length, it can be completed without stopping in 40 minutes. But if you feel like it, you can of course enjoy a break at a number of pleasant refreshments facilities on the path (Siesta, Dino, Lodenica). We provide a brochure with 16 cycle paths for more serious biking enthusiasts, while you can also find information about local cycle tourism here.

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Water skiing

Have you tried water skiing? It’s a great sport and lots of fun. Less than 10 minutes by foot from Vlnka you will find a water skiing centre with a tow rope at Ratnovská zátoka. And if you need trunks or a towel, we can lend them to you. For more information go to this page.

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Spa & Wellness Piešťany

Piešťany’s thermal spas have more than a century of tradition in the treatment of the motor apparatus and nervous system. Don’t miss the competitively priced thermal mineral spa and mud bath at the wonderful Art Nouveau Irma spa centre. Find out more right here.

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Did you know that a new centre court in Piešťany was officially opened in 1932 by Davis Cup founder Dwight Davis? The clay courts located very near Vlnka may not have such an illustrious history, but as soon as you put on your whites and pick up a racket you’ll feel like you’re at Wimbledon.

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Did you know the oldest golf course in Slovakia, founded in 1914, is in Piešťany? The Golf&Country Club Piešťany is located on the island Kúpeľný ostrov, just five minutes by car from Vlnka. More info here.

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For wine buffs

Just 11 km away, separated from us by Havran hill, is the village of Radošina. Besides its naive theatre, it is famous for having one of Slovakia’s oldest vineyards. The wine Radošina Klevener was even imbibed by England’s Queen Elizabeth II during her coronation. Enjoy a tasting at Pivnica Radošina.

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Culture and festivals

A number of interesting cultural events are held every year in the Piešťany area. City library’s program is always packed with events for kids, “forever young” parents will enjoy program at culture centre ARTA. Famous is the Piešťany Golden Ribbons, a vintage car show and ride with a rich accompanying program in June and the Cinematik film festival in September. You can find listings of all of these and more at websites of City of Piešťany information centre and Resort Piešťany.

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