Rental of ferrata sets in Podlesok - Slovak paradise

The Kysel gorge is said to be the most beautiful hike in the Slovak Paradise. More than 10 000 tourists pass through it every year and the entrance is allowed only with a ferrata set.

15.06 - 31.10.

Ferrata in operation


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Whether you are a beginner or an experienced climber, the Via ferrata HZS Kyseľ will offer you an unforgettable experience and the opportunity to discover the beauty of the Slovak Paradise from a completely new angle. Via ferrata is from the Italian language and means “iron road”. It is a secured climbing route that combines rock climbing with steel ropes and ladders. This form of hiking is also suitable for beginners and older children who want to experience an adrenaline rush without the need to master the technically demanding sections.

Mandatory equipment in terms of safety is the so-called ferrata set, which you can rent next to the Rumanka Restaurant, in the centre of the Podlesok area at the entrance to the Suchá Bela gorge.The ferrata is one-way upwards and is accessible from 15 June to 31 October.

Ferrata set rental price list

Renting a set Price
Ferrata set = helmet, fall absorber and harness 5,00€ / person / day

Entrance fee – Via Ferrata Kysel

Entrance to the Via Kysel ferrata is charged, the entrance fee is used for its development maintenance. You can buy a ticket in our ferrata kit rental shop, via SMS or directly at the entrance to the gorge.

Payment method Admission
At the point of sale 5,00€
At the point of sale with regional discount* 2,50€
SMS ticket 6,00€
SMS ticket with regional discount* 3,00€
At the entrance to the gorge 10,00€

Ticket purchase via SMS

To purchase a ticket, send an SMS with the text KYSEL BASIC or KYSEL REGION to 8866.

  • KYSEL BASIC = basic admission
  • KYSEL REGION = discounted admission with regional discount*

You must show proof of identity (ID, passport, etc.) to enter the ferrata

Regional discount applies to

  1. holders of the Slovak Paradise & Spiš tourist card issued only to guests staying in accommodation facilities in the destination Slovak Paradise & Spiš
  2. inhabitants of the region with permanent residence in the towns of Spišská Nová Ves and Dobšiná and the villages of Smižany, Spišské Tomášovce, Letanovce, Hrabušice, Betlanovce, Spišský Štiavnik, Hranovnica, Spišské Bystré, Vydrník, Arnutovce, Mlynky, Dedinky, Stratená, Vernár, Telgárt, Hnilec, Hnilčík.


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