Detva surrounding is suitable for hiking and biking. Five cycling routes run through Detva. "Area around Polana" is the first cycling route for mountain biking in Central Europe. It runs through the districts: Detva, Banská Bystrica, Brezno, Zvolen. The routes are suitable for both - the mountain and road bikes. They run mostly by roads 2nd and 3rd class or along forest roads with hard surface and there are over 400 km of marked routes around Poľana Mountain. More information: www.cyklodetva.proxia.sk.
Cykloklub Poľana is the most important promoter and implementer of activities and is also the organizer of the events focused on mountain cyklomarathon.
The list of official cycling routes passing Detva till 31st October 2006:
Route Name of the Route Colour Begining End km
012 Rudohorská Cycling Route red Zvolen Košice 53
011 Hontianska Cycling Route red Detva Zaježová 20
013 Novohradská Cycling Route red Lom nad Rimavicou Lučenec 72
5551 Way Arround Poľana green Detva Detva 127
8552 Connection Piešť I. - Piešť II. yellow Piešť I. Piešť II. 4
Source: J. Ľupták, M. Lakota, Cykloklub Poľana DETVA, 2006
Author of Source: Ing. Ján Ľupták
Updated: 26th March 2012
Made up by: Anna Golianová, Town Hall Detva – Development Department
Translated by: Mgr. Bohuslav Ilavský