Jewels of Devínska Kobyla

Sunday, May 5, 2019

bird and flower walk

This walk will be in Slovak language.

Devínska Kobyla is one of the warmest places in Slovakia. Limestone subbase and southwestern orientation of its slopes makes the plants flower here very early in spring. During this walk we will focus on several species of orchids thriving at this site. 19 species of orchids were recorded at Devínska Kobyla. We will look also for one of the most colorful Slovak birds European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), which nests at this site as well.

Ticha dolina Jan Dobsovic panorama

Meeting place and time: 9:00 am, Devínska Nová Ves, Rudo Sloboda Square (corner of streets Podhorská and Slovinec), map

You can come by car or by bus #20, 21 or 29, bus stop Hradištná or Pri Sandbergu.

Walk length: 3 – 3,5 hours (9:00 am – 12:30 pm)

Route: easy trek along tourist path that will lead us to Devín

Number of participants: 10 – 30

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 no later than the next business day. 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 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 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.

You can read a report from our previous walk to this area here.