Surroundings (wider surroundings) are locations to which you can get from Ružomberok in less than one hour by car. From among the most interesting attractions available outside of our region of the Lower Liptov, we can mention at least a few major ones. From natural attractions, we select caves, which you can visit in the Demänovská Valley, the Jánska Valley, Važec or Harmanec. Riding a lift is possible in nearby Donovaly, in the Demänovská Valley, in Vrátna, in Kubínska Hoľa or in Zverovka, where you can also ski in winter. Among castles, we recommend the majestic Orava castle in Oravský Podzámok, the castle of Liptovský Hrádok, the castle of Strečno, or the town castle in Banská Bystrica. If you have already tried the protected “via ferrata” climbing routes near Ružomberok, you can also try the protected “via ferrata” route running through the ravine of “Pivovarský” Creek in Martin. Bob-sled runs can be found in Pavčina Lehota or in Donovaly, and that is only a fraction of what the wider surroundings of Ružomberok have to offer.