By foot from Chladič to Polish Čremcha,
along the old trade route

Vladiča, 1. August - A new tourist route, which leads from the village of Vladiča in the Stropkov district to Polish Čeremcha, copies the old trade route. The locals used to go to the markets with their products. It will open on Saturday, 3. August, at 9.00 h. Mayor Vladič Ján Čurpek explained the historical justification of the route.


Women were mainly engaged in weaving carpets, men e.g. troughs.There was a barter trade on the Polish side, so our people took home-made things and marched along the old market road to the markets in Polish Čeremcha. It was a village where it once lived. Today, unfortunately, there is almost nothing because they evicted her" he clarified. Also for this historical reason, they decided to mark the route and make it accessible to the general tourist public. "When our grandmothers knew how to cross it and even did business, I think it can be very interesting for tourists as well," the mayor said.
The route is divided into three parts. "The first one is quite difficult, it leads from Vladič to Mostkov, from where there are very nice views of the surroundings. The fact that the route was sometimes used is also evidenced by the fact that there is a wooden cross in Mostkov in the middle of the forest. Apparently people were meeting next to him" Čurpek approached, adding that the route continues along a slightly ascending terrain to Sedlo pod Beskydom." From there it goes along the border and turns to Čeremcha. You can observe the remains of old gardens, orchards and dwellings, where people used to live and beavers also settled there." he added. The route is about 12 kilometers long, according to him, the tourist should cross it in a little over three hours. "You can go back on the same route, but you can also go on a bike path leading to Polish Pulawy, which has been marked there since last year and which can be used to get to Driečna" the mayor explained.

There are quite a few hiking trails around Vladič, e.g. to the Údolie ozvien, to Jelení chrbát,, but also to the Postavna (Pastovňa). The Old Post Office to Habura may also be interesting. "Next year, the village of Vladiča will be 680 years old. We want to open the so-called Rusínsky raj (Ruthenian Paradise) on this occasion. Our goal is to connect all five villages that belong to Vladič, so that you can cross them, but not along the classic road, but through forests and meadows." the mayor mentioned the plans.
Vladiča, 1. August - A new tourist route, which leads from the village of Vladiča in the Stropkov district to Polish Čeremcha, copies the old trade route. The locals used to go to the markets with their products. It will open on Saturday, 3. August, at 9.00 h. Mayor Vladič Ján Čurpek explained the historical justification of the route.


Women were mainly engaged in weaving carpets, men e.g. troughs.There was a barter trade on the Polish side, so our people took home-made things and marched along the old market road to the markets in Polish Čeremcha. It was a village where it once lived. Today, unfortunately, there is almost nothing because they evicted her" he clarified. Also for this historical reason, they decided to mark the route and make it accessible to the general tourist public. "When our grandmothers knew how to cross it and even did business, I think it can be very interesting for tourists as well," the mayor said.


The route is divided into three parts. "The first one is quite difficult, it leads from Vladič to Mostkov, from where there are very nice views of the surroundings. The fact that the route was sometimes used is also evidenced by the fact that there is a wooden cross in Mostkov in the middle of the forest. Apparently people were meeting next to him" Čurpek approached, adding that the route continues along a slightly ascending terrain to Sedlo pod Beskydom." From there it goes along the border and turns to Čeremcha. You can observe the remains of old gardens, orchards and dwellings, where people used to live and beavers also settled there." he added. The route is about 12 kilometers long, according to him, the tourist should cross it in a little over three hours. "You can go back on the same route, but you can also go on a bike path leading to Polish Pulawy, which has been marked there since last year and which can be used to get to Driečna" the mayor explained.

There are quite a few hiking trails around Vladič, e.g. to the Údolie ozvien, to Jelení chrbát,, but also to the Postavna (Pastovňa). The Old Post Office to Habura may also be interesting. "Next year, the village of Vladiča will be 680 years old. We want to open the so-called Rusínsky raj (Ruthenian Paradise) on this occasion. Our goal is to connect all five villages that belong to Vladič, so that you can cross them, but not along the classic road, but through forests and meadows." the mayor mentioned the plans.

Photo: waterfalls in the village Vladiča, Source: village Vladiča