OBRH – STRŽEN – RAK – UNICA Canoe Trip
Arrival in Notranjska, where the local tour guide meets you at the agreed location. A walk to Lož Valley with a visit to Snežnik Castle, a manor surrounded by the idyllic forests of Snežnik. A ride to Vrhnika where you are given the necessary equipment and instructions for canoeing. A canoe ride down the Karst river of Obrh with an opportunity to observe the many bird and fish species, as well as the architectural heritage of Notranjska. The canoe trip finishes in the village of Nadlesk, where lunch is ready for you at one of the local inns. After lunch, a visit to Cross Cave. The cave guide gives you a lantern and a pair of boots at the entrance, after which you all set off exploring the dry part of this Karstic beauty. As the temperature inside the cave is 9 degrees C, warm clothes are recommended even in the summer. The guide gives an interesting presentation on the cave world. A boat ride over the first underground lake.Ride to your pension/farm stay, where you can enjoy some dinner. As a finishing touch to a day of adventure, we recommend an evening round the camp fire. Overnight stay.
Breakfast, followed by a day of boating on Lake Cerknica. To start, a visit to the two springs where water flows into the lake, followed by a canoe ride down Rivers Obrh and Stržen, surrounded by the many local species of birds, fish, and plants. River Stržen takes you to the island of Goričnica, where you break for a packed snack. If you are interested, you can stroll down the bee keepers’ discovery path. The canoe ride continues toward the bottom part of the lake where you can observe various Karstic phenomena: the Karst springs of Suhadolica and Ušiva Loka, and the Mala and Velika Karlovica sink holes. The canoe trip finishes in the village of Dolenje Jezero. A ride to your pension/farm stay. Dinner, overnight stay.
Check-out after breakfast, followed by a ride to Rak Škocjan Valley. The discovery path, which leads to the valley of River Rak, offers many Karstic phenomena that can be observed along the way, such as the Small and the Large Natural Bridge, the Kotliči Karst spring, etc., as well as a variety of endemic species of animals and plants. Lunch is ready for you at the Rakov Škocjan Hotel. After lunch, a ride to Planina Plain where you are given all the necessary boating equipment. A 3-hour boat ride down River Unica, a jewel among Karst rivers, which offers countless opportunities for observing birds and fish in their natural habitat, as well as the vegetation in the meadows. Your boat ride finishes near the village of Jakovica. An hour’s walk over Planina Plain, through the village of Planina, where you can take in the architectural heritage of Notranjska. The trip finishes in Planina, late in the afternoon.