From a railway station in Trenčianske Bohuslavice situated between Nové Mesto and Trenčín in the northwestern
direction of the main crest of the White Carpathians in the area of Veľký Lopeník, stretches a 18km long and 1-3km wide Bošácka valley, surrounded by wooded and veldt
hills of the White Carpathians. There flows the brook Bošáčka. And this valley forms our microregion to be interesting not only from the cultural-historical point of view but
also from the folklore and naturalist. It is an attractive place for explorers and tourists. Settlement of this area has been dokumented in stages by finds from the Stone Age
to the Medieval Age.
Microregion consists of these villages and settlements:
The first written mentions of villages come from the 13th and 15th centuries. This microregion has 4 400 inhabitants. The highest hill is Veľký Lopeník (912m), which peak is
on the border between Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Some facts indicate the existence of the Eremits – monks at the end of the 12th century. They were the Benedictines from Nové Mesto nad Váhom who had changed their
manner of life and became the Emerits. From this time comes the name of valley – of word „bosák“ – „bosonský mních“ (monk) – the Emerit.
Natural items of interest:
Turecko hill – Trenčianske Bohuslavice
Hájnica hill – Trenčianske Bohuslavice
Haluzická prierva (a gorge 50m deep) – Haluzice
Hradiská – Zemianske Podhradie
Martákova rock – Zemianske Podhradie
Skalica hill – Zemianske Podhradie
Lysica hill – Bošáca
Lopeník hill – Nová Bošáca
The Baroque Chapel (1763) – Trenčianske Bohuslavice
A fortified Church (mention from 1299) – Haluzice
The Baroque Church (1733) – Bošáca
The Empire Evangelical Church (1801) – Zemianske Podhradie
The Rennaissance Manor-House – Zemianske Podhradie
The Museum of the Bošácka valley – Bošáca
Memorial house of Ľ.V.Rizner and J.Ľ.Holuby – Zemianske Podhradie
Haluzice´s hamlets – Haluzice, by car through Bošáca and village Zabudišová, on foot from village Haluzice.
Settlement Španie – Nová Bošáca, by car from the main road Zemianske Podhradie – Nová Bošáca.
Settlement U Obchodnických – Nová Bošáca, by car from Nová Bošáca.
Predpoloma II – Nová Bošáca, by car from the settlement Predpoloma.
- the Bošáca´s slivovitz, plums, apples and pears dehydration.
The night of John (Jánska noc): for children and their parents at the end of a school-year. (Trenčíanske Bohuslavice).
The Bošáca´s feasts (Bošácke hody): of three days (on August, 15).
The Ecumenic Christmas concert: of villages of the Bošácka valley (on December, 26).
Table-tennis competition for the Cup of mayors of the Bošácka valley.
Football competition for the Cup of mayors of the Bošácka valley.
Netball (played with ball kicked across) competition for the Cup of mayors of the Bošácka valley.
Competition of fire teams for the Cup of mayors of the Bošácka valley.
Signed tourist pathes:
From railway station in Trenčianske Bohuslavice a blue-signed path leads through this valley to Veľký Lopeník (912m).
Path of Holuby: a march from the Veľká Javorina to Zemianske Podhradie (24km).
March of Dávid: a march from Nová Bošáca, Veľký Lopeník, a cottage on Mikulčin hill.
Nová Bošáca (on December, 30).
Naturalist path: a march on crests and through settlements of the Bošácka valley.
Pathes for cycling:
Trenčianske Bohuslavice, Haluzice, Bošáca, Zemianske Podhradie, Nová Bošáca, a frontier crossing to the Moravia – Březová.
Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Dolné Srnie, Bošáca, Zemianske Podhradie, Nová Bošáca, the frontier crossing to the Moravia – Březová.
Zemianske Podhradie, Nová Bošáca.
Nová Bošáca – Březová, for cars under 7,5t.