—The presented paper addresses the use of accessibility in the area of the town Levoča for the development of tourism and sport activities proposing hiking trails and other facilities suitable for outdoor activities. The researched area is located in suburban forests around the town of Levoča, which territory falls within the Forest Management Unit (FMU) of Levoča and has geomorphological location in the Levoča Mountains. Transport accessibility of this territory and the status of tourist use of the area has been mapped and analysed by field work. In this area there are located 48 liner transport communications at a density of 42.15 m.ha-1. After analysing the current state of accessibility, a proposal of routes for tourist use has been designed. The use of existing tourist area was accompanied by proposals for 13 new routes with the total length of 94.5 km, suitable for various physical activities, such as hiking, biking, horse riding, roller skating and/or cross - country skiing. The proposal was accompanied by other service facilities such as a recreation centre, boarding facility, parking or small recreational buildings to increase the attractiveness and thus the competitiveness of the territory.
—Forest environment, hiking trails, physical activity, transport accessibility.
The authors are with the Institute of Physical Education and Sport, Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Karin Baisová and Martina Babiaková, "Use of the Suburban Forest Areas for Outdoor Activities," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 12, pp. 943-947, 2016.