Trekking Holidays, 5 Days
Accommodation: Farm stay or pension in the village of Žerovnica or the surrounding area
Arrival to the pension/farm stay, accommodation. Walk to Grahovo, followed by a hike up the mountain trail leading to the top of Mount Slivnica (1,114 m), where you will be able to take in amazing vistas of the Cerknica Plain, Snežnik, the Alps, the Karavankas, etc. Descent into the valley. Dinner at your host’s. Overnight stay.
After breakfast, a walk to Cross Cave for an exploration of the dry part of the Karst cave. A boat ride on the first lake. Hike up to Cross Mountain between Lož Valley and the Cerknica Plain. Along the way, you can take in the rich architectural heritage of Notranjska, and follow the Stations of the Cross, which lead to the mountain top.
Return to the pension/farm stay, dinner, overnight stay.
After breakfast, a walk over Sveta Ana into Lož Valley. The road leads through the villages of Dane and Šmarat to Snežnik Castle, which is surrounded by the idyllic forests of Snežnik. A tour of the manor interiors accompanied by a castle guide, followed by a walk through the villages of Kozarišče, Pudob, Viševek, Vrhnika, Markovec, and Stari trg, where you’ll be able take a rest at a local inn or store. A walk through the village of Podlož and back home over Sveta Ana, ending in Žerovnica. Dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, a cycle over Gorenje Jezero and Laze to the village of Otok, the only inhabited island village in Slovenia. The cycling trip continues along the lake to Goričica, where you’ll be able to enjoy the view over Lake Cerknica. A cycle down a forest path to visit Cave Bay with the ponor caves of Mala and Velika Karlovica. The rest of the day can be spent visiting Rak Škocjan Valley, starting with a two-hour walk down the nature discovery path from the Rakov Škocjan Hotel.You will have the opportunity to observe various Karstic phenomena and attractions, among these the Small and Large Natural Bridge, the disappearing river, and many others. A ride to Cerknica and onward, along a forest past through Martinjak and Grahovo, and into Žerovnica for dinner and an overnight stay.
Breakfast, departure from the pension/farm stay. We recommend a visit to Bloke Plain, where you can see Lake Bloke or walk the Krpan Trail.