Forest steppe in Kopáč Island

Sunday, April 28, 2019

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: 10:00 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), get off on bus stop Spaľovňa or by car and use parking place near Spaľovňa.

Walk length: 5 hours (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) with regards to the bus departure at 2:57 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 only on the spot in cash.

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, no later than 24 hours before the event. In the case of a later registration, only in combination by call and e-mail. By e-mail send us your name and surname, address, phone contact, how many people will take a part (and in which age cathegory: under 12 / adult). We will send you a response. Registration is mandatory.

This event is also suitable for participants with children.

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

Free Storno is possible 7 days prior or (in case of later registration) till three days after registration. If you decide to cancel your participation less than 7 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. If the trip is canceled or moved and an alternate term do not fit to participants, the full amount will be refunded.