Forest steppe in Kopáč Island

ANNOUNCEMENT: due to cooling and moving of vegetation period and also due to low interest, we rather move the walk from April 29, 2017 to the May 6, 2017.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

nature walk

This walk will be in Slovak language.

We will visit unique floodplain forests that grew up on the places where the Danube River slows its flow. As a result we can find here remnants of old river-arms. In this area Danube accumulated large gravel sediments. In the past Biskupické rameno river-arm flowed around Kopáč Island, where the sediments created unique subbase. Not more than 1 km away from contemporary course of Danube, in the heart of floodplain forest, you can find unusual forest steppe. Ostrov Kopáč Natural Reserve is a home of several xerophilous species of plants and insects. Maybe we will spot Woodlark singing over the dry meadow or European Oil Beetle under our feet.

Meeting place and time: 9:00 am, near waste incineration plant (Spaľovňa odpadov) in Bratislava – Vlčie hrdlo, next to bus stop Spaľovňa; map

You can go by bus #77 (from bus stop Vlčie hrdlo at 8:47 am), get off on bus stop Spaľovňa or by car and use parking place near Spaľovňa.

Walk length: 5 hours (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) with regards to the bus departure at 1:54 pm from bus stop Spaľovňa

Route: easy, terrain plain, route long approximately 7 km, route will lead mostly on unpaved roads, return to the meeting point

Number of participants: 10 – 40

Price: 5 € / person

Price for children under 12 years: 2 €; every additional child: 1 €

Children under 3 years: admission free

Payment is possible on the spot in cash or prepay by bank transfer.

For prepay by bank transfer use IBAN SK33 1100 0000 0029 2686 1129, variable symbol 2017011. Please indicate your name and surname and “Kopac 2017” into the message for the recipient.

Price includes: full guiding service, binoculars and bird identification guide rental

Price does NOT include: transportation, food

If you are interested in this walk, please send an e-mail to with your name and surname, address, phone contact, how many people will take a part (and in which age cathegory). We will send you a response. Registration is mandatory.

This event is also suitable for participants with children. For participants with dogs, it is necessary to have your dogs on a leash during the whole time.

In case of bad weather we will keep you posted about the possible cancellation of the observation both on our website and our Facebook page, and also by e-mail and sms, in the evening before the observation. The observation is automatically cancelled in case the Slovak hydrometeorological institute issues a warning for that day.

Free Storno is possible 14 days prior. If you decide to cancel your participation less than 14 days before the event, you will be charged a cancellation fee of 20 %. Please be advised that in case you do not cancel your reservation at least 2 days in advance, you will be charged a full price. Thank you for your understanding.