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Summer activities in Slovenia

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LocationPliskovica, Coast and Karst
Difficulty:
Duration: 2 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 260 m
Highest point: 290 m
Total vertical climb: 80 m

Pliska trail on Karst

Pliska trail is an educational trail which takes us along stony walls and paths winding across the Karst region. While walking you can notice that the area was once much more cultivated and is now slowly becoming overgrown. There are interesting information boards scattered along the path - you will find out who Pliska is and you will learn about life on this dry and ...

LocationRogla, Zreče, Savinjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 4 h
Distance: 47 km
Start point elevation: 1490 m
Highest point: 1500 m
Total vertical climb: 750 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Rogla - Šumik waterfall - Black lake

This time we explored Pohorje! We set off on a marked circular cycling trail which connects Rogla, the beautiful Šumik Waterfall, the mystical Lake Black (Črno jezero), the gloomy site of the last battle of the Pohorje Battalion and quite a few cosy alpine huts, where you can grab a bite and have some rest. The cycling 'only' takes 4 hours but do book a whole day to...

LocationRogla, Zreče, Savinjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 5 h
Distance: 8 km
Start point elevation: 1490 m
Highest point: 1490 m
Total vertical climb: 150 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Bike Park Rogla

Bike Park Rogla stretches across meadows and forests under the cable car Planja right on top of Rogla, some 1500m above sea level. 7 trails of various levels of difficulty and a polygon for the little ones offer great fun to a wide range of mountain bikers: from children on balance bikes to demanding and fearless 'fools' on two wheels. :) You can rent top quality bike...

LocationPrevalje, Koroška
Difficulty:
Duration: 5 h
Distance: 12 km
Start point elevation: 760 m
Highest point: 970 m
Total vertical climb: 420 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Single trail park Jamnica

Jamnica is something really remarkable. Slovenian mountain-bike lovers Dixi and his son Anej have created a private single-trail park near their Eco farm in northern Slovenia. Trails of various difficulties wind up among meadows and forests near the farm and provide great fun to a wide range of mountain bikers. Of course Jamnica is just a small part of what northern S...

LocationBohinj, Gorenjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 7.5 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 650 m
Highest point: 2005 m
Total vertical climb: 1500 m

Mali in Veliki Bogatin (Mahavšček)

Mali and Veliki Bogatin (Mahavšček) are two summits closing the ridge of the Lower Bohinj Mountains. They are situated west of Lake Bohinj, above the undulating Komna plateau. The whole trail to Komna leads across the forest and in higher parts stunning views open in all directions. The peak of Mt. Mali Bogatin is a bit steeper; otherwise this is a nice and gently s...

LocationKobarid, North Primorska
Difficulty:
Duration: 6.5 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 990 m
Highest point: 2244 m
Total vertical climb: 1380 m

Krn in Batognica

Krn is a very popular mountain and its typical shape catches glances from far away. Towards north and west the peak is steeply cut, while the southern side descends in a more gentle way through green meadows towards the Soča valley. During World War 1, fierce battles were fought on Krn and Batognica and even today we can spot pieces of barbed wire, grenades and the h...

LocationBovec, North Primorska
Difficulty:
Duration: 3 h
Distance: 31 km
Start point elevation: 450 m
Highest point: 600 m
Total vertical climb: 600 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Mountain biking around Bovec

Bovec is the "outdoor capital" of the famous Soča valley in north-western Slovenia. Different water sports are the major attraction here but there are also many great mountain biking tours in the region. This biking tour visits all major cultural and natural sights around Bovec. Take your time, find a peaceful spot by the water and dip your feet in Soča or Koritnica...

LocationKobarid, North Primorska
Difficulty:
Duration: 5.5 h
Distance: 46 km
Start point elevation: 680 m
Highest point: 1641 m
Total vertical climb: 1530 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Matajur - a tour for MTB gurus

The summit of Matajur lies on the Italian - Slovenian border high above Kobarid and the valleys of Soča and Nadiža river. Its round, grassy slope and wonderful trails which descend on all sides are a true magnet for mountain bikers. It's a demanding tour with quite a long ascent and a really fun descent - even for bikers with hardtail mountain bikes. There are numer...

LocationPokljuka (Bled), Gorenjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 5 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 1300 m
Highest point: 2014 m
Total vertical climb: 830 m

Viewpoints above Pokljuka plateau

Debela peč is one of the most popular and easily accessible 2000-meter peaks in Slovenia. The path runs past the lovely Lipanca mountain pasture where you'll be greeted by cows in the summertime, but the friendly mountain hut is open all year long. The views towards the central Julian Alps are great and we recommend to do a "circular" tour by climbing the nearby summ...

LocationBled, Gorenjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 6 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 1070 m
Highest point: 2180 m
Total vertical climb: 1110 m

Vrtača (from Završnica valley)

Vrtača is the second highest peak of the Karavanke mountain chain, which runs along the Slovenian-Austrian border. You will find steep meadows on the Slovenian (south) side, while the Austrian side is just a vertical wall. For everyone staying in Bled area the perfect starting point would be the Završnica valley. There are various options for ascent: the marked path...

LocationMojstrana, Gorenjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 7 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 680 m
Highest point: 2077 m
Total vertical climb: 1400 m

Vrtaško Sleme

Vrtaško Sleme, also known as Sleme, is a wonderful panoramic hill rising high above Mojstrana. At the beginning the path ascends steeply through the forest, but then you proceed on a pleasant path past Vrtaška alpine meadow and enjoy the fantastic views towards Vrata valley and the summits above it. Best time to come here is in autumn when the larch trees glow in ye...

LocationGornja Radgona, Pomurje
Difficulty:
Duration: 3 h
Distance: 36 km
Start point elevation: 260 m
Highest point: 335 m
Total vertical climb: 450 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Radgonske Gorice

An interesting trip across the meadows and forests above Ščavnica valley and among the vineyards of Radgonske Gorice. The tour is not too exhausting, as is appropriate for a vineyard area. Thus, there will be plenty of time to taste the local wine and culinary specialties. Start the trip at Firbas farm, then visit the very intriguing Pachamama center, stop for a cof...

LocationKranj, Gorenjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 5 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 585 m
Highest point: 1434 m
Total vertical climb: 980 m

Hudičev Boršt - Sveti Jakob

Have you noticed an interesting patch of trees that lies alone on the steep grassy slopes east from the well-known Storžič 'pyramid'. It is really nicely visible practically from the whole Ljubljana basin. People call it 'Hudičev Boršt' and that will be our destination for the day. The tour takes us on remote paths through a magical forest, we will conquer a rarel...

LocationJeruzalem (Ljutomer), Pomurje
Difficulty:
Duration: 2.5 h
Distance: 29 km
Start point elevation: 180 m
Highest point: 342 m
Total vertical climb: 600 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Ljutomer and Jeruzalem - Through the endless vineyards

Idyllic hills between Ljutomer and Ormož are the setting of marvelous views and fantastic wine growing countryside. The endless vineyards are crisscrossed with many low traffic roads that offer one of the prettiest and more enjoyable cycling trips in Slovenia. Good company and nice weather will make the day just perfect! P.S. Countless options for wine tasting and cu...

LocationČiginj (Tolmin), North Primorska
Nr. of routes: 45
Difficulty: 4c / 7c
Route height: 8 - 16 m
Access: 5 min
Altitude: 230 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Pri Čiginju

This highly recommended climbing destination is located in a peaceful environment in the shade of a forest. It is difficult to spot it from the road, but once you lay your eyes on the wall, you will be pleasantly surprised. The climbing area offers first-class white limestone, which resembles the walls in Paklenica or Vipava....

LocationMojstrana (Kranjska Gora), Gorenjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 9 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 980 m
Highest point: 2499 m
Total vertical climb: 1670 m

Stenar and Križ

Križ and Stenar are two very panoramic mountains, towering above Vrata valley and Kriški Podi plateau. If you have enough stamina, it makes sense to link them into one lovely circular tour, which is described below. Although it is not demanding, it includes a few parts where a sure step and some sense of orientation come in useful. A magnificent view on the mighty T...

LocationMojstrana (Kranjska Gora), Gorenjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 11 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 980 m
Highest point: 2740 m
Total vertical climb: 1970 m

Škrlatica

If Triglav is ‘the king’, then Škrlatica is ‘the queen’. The second highest Slovene mountain ‘reigns’ north above the Vrata valley and it constantly flirts with the Triglav north wall, which glows on the opposite side. The ascent to Škrlatica is long and there are no huts along the way, so it is not quite as popular as other champions of the Julian Alps....

LocationBohinj, Gorenjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 5 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 1540 m
Highest point: 1923 m
Total vertical climb: 800 m

Vogel (from Bohinj)

Fantastic view, easy access with the cable car and homemade apple roll on an alpine meadow. Vogel invites you! Cable car takes you directly from Lake Bohinj to a panoramic plateau. It is just opposite of the central Julian Alps, which you will admire along the entire trip. You can shorten or prolong the trip as you please. If you have small children, go only up to Mt....

LocationKamnik, Central Slovenija
Difficulty:
Duration: 7 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 450 m
Highest point: 1667 m
Total vertical climb: 1250 m

Velika planina (from Stahovica village)

Velika planina is a truly magical place in all seasons. Of course, it is at its liveliest during summer when cattle is there and you can taste the fresh dairy delicacies. If the weather is nice, this trip will not leave you disappointed. But at the summit, the windy conditions can often spice things up. The tour is quite long since it start in the valley itself and go...

LocationKamnik, Central Slovenija
Difficulty:
Duration: 4 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 1200 m
Highest point: 1667 m
Total vertical climb: 520 m

Velika planina (from Rakove Ravni)

A wonderful and easy walk across Slovenia’s largest pasture plateau that actually consists of several smaller meadows. This time, we will visit Gojška, Velika and Mala Planina, admire the idyllic herdsmen cottages on the way and ascend to the highest summit of the whole plateau - Gradišče. Cows will keep you company during summer and many other hikers on weekends...

LocationBohinj, Gorenjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 2 h
Distance: 25 km
Start point elevation: 530 m
Highest point: 1150 m
Total vertical climb: 760 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Blato and Vogar alpine meadows

Blato and Vogar alpine meadows are hidden away on a plateau above the steep north shore of Lake Bohinj. Blato is a popular starting point for hiking trips above Bohinj and Vogar is well known amongst paragliders who glide towards the lake from its edge. Both meadows will impress you with beautiful herdsmen cottages. The astonishing view and top-rank homemade food in t...

LocationBohinj, Gorenjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 1.5 h
Distance: 18 km
Start point elevation: 530 m
Highest point: 615 m
Total vertical climb: 140 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Bohinj cycling path

A relatively new addition to the Bohinj 'touristic offer' is an amazing cycling path that connects the Lower and the Upper Bohinj valley. This asphalt-covered and nicely marked path leads past several natural and cultural sights. Visiting the sights or taking a rest by the lake it will keep you busy practically for an entire day. The cycling path runs from Bohinjska B...

LocationStari trg ob Kolpi, Dolenjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 3 h
Distance: 28 km
Start point elevation: 200 m
Highest point: 425 m
Total vertical climb: 420 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Along Kolpa river – the southernmost point of Slovenia

Countless great cycling trips can be found around Kolpa (the beautiful river on the Slovenian-Croatian border), but the tour described below is definitely something special. Namely, a part of it runs on the southernmost footpath in Slovenia that runs directly along the Kolpa river bank. The path is rather narrow and those who enjoy mountain biking will certainly have ...

LocationKobarid, North Primorska
Difficulty:
Duration: 5 h
Distance: 44 km
Start point elevation: 240 m
Highest point: 1230 m
Total vertical climb: 1350 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Alpine meadows beneath Mt. Krn

We will take a closer look at Mt. Krn and the alpine meadows on its southern slopes. Expect a steep ascent, picturesque trail and fantastic descent. It is a true MTB tour, suitable for really fit bikers only. The remarkable cottage at Kuhinja alpine meadow with its food and a five star view is a great addition to the trip. A breathtaking MTB descend takes us directly ...

LocationBovec, North Primorska
Difficulty:
Duration: 5.5 h
Distance: 47 km
Start point elevation: 460 m
Highest point: 1305 m
Total vertical climb: 1300 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Around Polovnik – Zaprikraj and Golobar alpine meadows

The wild and steep Polovnik ridge runs between Bovec and Kobarid. Crossing it is a special treat for all fans of solitary hiking adventures. Of course, it is inaccessible by bicycle, but you can circle it and do a ‘royal’ tour that includes each and every element of mountainbiking. You can choose either Bovec or Kobarid as your starting point, ascend to the Zaprik...

LocationKobarid, North Primorska
Nr. of routes: 8
Difficulty: 4b / 7b
Route height: 15 - 30 m
Access: 2 min
Altitude: 260 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Škratova skala

Some nice climbing routes are located in the direct vicinity of Kobarid town center on a rather small wall. The church of St. Anton with ossuary (the remains of 7000 Italian soldiers killed in the 1st World War) stands on top of the wall. Although the climbing area is situated near the road, it is still very lovely and has benches and an information board under the wa...

LocationKobarid, North Primorska
Difficulty:
Duration: 3.5 h
Distance: 44 km
Start point elevation: 240 m
Highest point: 670 m
Total vertical climb: 715 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Along the Nadiža river

An excellent tour that will take you along the beautiful Nadiža river to the charming Robidišče village and along the foothill of grassy Kobariški Stol back to Kobarid. If you go cycling in summertime, do not forget your bathing suits as Nadiža is the warmest river in that area. You may even forget all about continuing your cycling tour once you dive into its ama...

LocationKobarid, North Primorska
Difficulty:
Duration: 5 h
Distance: 45 km
Start point elevation: 240 m
Highest point: 1400 m
Total vertical climb: 1200 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Stol (Kobariški)

The mountain ridge of Stol stretches out from Kobarid towards the Italian border and is very interesting for mountainbikers. Although the cycling path does not lead to the summit itself, you will surely enjoy on a wonderful path which crosses the whole panoramic ridge. You can ascend on it from the sunny south side (which can be hot as hell in summer) or go up along t...

LocationBovec, North Primorska
Nr. of routes: 26
Difficulty: 4a / 7b
Route height: 8 - 20 m
Access: 15 min
Altitude: 720 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Kegl

If you are looking for peace and quiet when you climb, then this small local crag will be the right choice for easy summer climbing. It is located far away from the usual 'hustle & bustle' – in a beautiful mountain ambience at the foothill of Mt. Rombon. It also offers an amazing view on Bovec basin. There are mostly easy and short routes, so it is very suitable for...

LocationKobarid, North Primorska
Nr. of routes: 15
Difficulty: 4b+ / 7c
Route height: 6 - 30 m
Access: 10 min
Altitude: 250 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Nadiža

Besides all other natural treasures and outdoor recreational possibilities that Breginjski Kot has to offer, it is worth spending a day to visit this small climbing area. It is located in the direct vicinity of Nadiža River. Although it is facing away from the sun, you will probably still feel hot in its overhanging wall. A refreshing swim in the river will be more t...

LocationTrenta, North Primorska
Nr. of routes: 16
Difficulty: 4a / 7a
Route height: 12 - 40 m
Access: 10 min
Altitude: 730 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Pri Pavru

This climbing area is situated in Trenta valley, at the foot of the road to Vršič and it is surrounded by a fantastic mountain scenery. Although it is small in size, it is definitely worth a visit. Excellent rock in vertical and slightly overhanging walls will not disappoint. The emerald water pools of Soča river will provide the well deserved refreshment on those ...

LocationKranjska Gora, Gorenjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 8 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 1020 m
Highest point: 2473 m
Total vertical climb: 1550 m

Špik

The 'pointy' Mt. Špik feeds the imagination of all those who drive through the village of Gozd Martuljek. You will undoubtedly notice its pointy summit, which shows itself proudly from the north side. Only alpinists tackle it from that side, whereas hikers approach it from the west – from Velika Pišnica valley. There are 2 marked paths leading on top of it: a nice...

LocationBohinj, Gorenjska
Nr. of routes: 60
Difficulty: 2 / 7b+
Route height: 8 - 30 m
Access: 5 min
Altitude: 600 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Bohinj - Bellevue

Bohinj area captivates every visitor with its unspoiled nature and a rich variety of different outdoor activities. There is something for everyone and climbers are no exception. The rocks near Bellevue hotel are just the right terrain for easy summer climbing, which will surely be followed by a refreshing swim in the pearl below Triglav mountains – Lake Bohinj....

LocationBovec, North Primorska
Difficulty:
Duration: 4 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 2050 m
Highest point: 2679 m
Total vertical climb: 630 m

Mangart / Mangrt

Mangart is Slovenia’s fourth highest mountain and is very popular during the summer months due to its convenient access. Namely, the Mangart road (Slovenia’s highest road) takes you above 2000 altitude meters just below Mangart's rocky summit pyramid. There are two routes running across it: the Slovene route is rather demanding, but the Italian is somewhat easier....

LocationKranjska Gora, Gorenjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 6.5 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 1611 m
Highest point: 2547 m
Total vertical climb: 1040 m

Prisojnik / Prisank (through the window)

Prisojnik (also called Prisank) is a majestic stretched out mountain, which shows its huge north wall towards Kranjska Gora and Vršič pass. Two marked and secured climbing routes (via ferratas) lead across it and offer both challenge and pleasure only to skilled mountaineers. This time we will ascend along Kopiščar route in the western part of the wall. It starts ...

LocationTrenta, North Primorska
Nr. of routes: 27
Difficulty: 4a+ / 7b
Route height: 8 - 16 m
Access: 5 min
Altitude: 570 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Trenta

This is a special kind of crag. The routes actually run across two enormous boulders equipped with drilled bolts. The idyllic ambiance right by Soča River will be just the perfect place for relaxation and recreation. The climbing area is especially suitable for young families since there is a vast, flat and really soft meadow. Soča will take care for cool freshness ...

LocationBovec, North Primorska
Nr. of routes: 33
Difficulty: 4a+ / 7b
Route height: 7 - 35 m
Access: 10 min
Altitude: 610 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Kal-Koritnica

Trenta Valley and Soča River offer a lot of opportunities for active summer vacations. If you are tempted by the rock, a visit to this climbing area is highly recommended. In addition to a compact crag, the peaceful and neat surrounding area in the middle of a forest is the main advantage of this climbing area. Beginners will enjoy this place the most, since the maj...

LocationŽirovnica, Gorenjska
Nr. of routes: 37
Difficulty: 5a / 8a
Route height: 8 - 70 m
Access: 10 min
Altitude: 750 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Završnica

In the narrow valley of Završnica, which carved its way into the foothill of Karavanke mountain chain, you will find a climbing area with an impressive 80 meters high monolith and overhanging wall, that looks very difficult already from afar. It is an excellent and rarely visited climbing area very close to Bled....

LocationVranja Peč (Kamnik), Central Slovenija
Nr. of routes: 12
Difficulty: 5b / 7a
Route height: 16 - 25 m
Access: 2 min
Altitude: 670 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Vranja Peč

On a towering rock rising above the village of Vranja Peč used to be a nesting place for crowns (that is where the village name came from: Crown = Vrana); however, nowadays it is visited mostly by the fans of vertical walls. A delightful local climbing area offers good climbing across steep plates with some occasional moves in overhangs. The wall is perfectly equippe...

LocationVrhnika, Central Slovenija
Nr. of routes: 26
Difficulty: 5a / 8b+
Route height: 8 - 22 m
Access: 5 min
Altitude: 320 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Retovje

In the direct vicinity of the source of Ljubljanica river the Retovje climbing area draws more and more visitors with its impressive and incredibly overhanging wall. Seeing the wall for the first time can be quite frightening for the climbers that are not exactly used to overhangs, but the rock's numerous handholds will contribute to a more relaxed climb. This climbin...

LocationGornji Ig, Central Slovenija
Nr. of routes: 59
Difficulty: 4b / 7c+
Route height: 8 - 60 m
Access: 5 min
Altitude: 650 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Gornji Ig

A small climbing area, which has recently grown more popular, is located above the narrow ‘Iški Vintgar’ gorge just a stone's throw away from the capital. No wonder climbers like it – the sunny location, panoramic views and excellent rock will attract everyone who wish to spend an afternoon in a peacefull green surroundings, 'far' away from the city bustle. Sec...

LocationBodešče (Bled), Gorenjska
Nr. of routes: 41
Difficulty: 5c+ / 7b+
Route height: 8 - 28 m
Access: 1 min
Altitude: 430 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Bodešče

The climbing area in Bodešče was formed on a vertical wall below the village of 'Na Skali', which Sava river has been carving thousands of years. Climbers can try out its peculiar work 'first hand'. Climbing across smooth and 'rare' handholds which are mostly turned downwards is extremely difficult, thus everyone who rely only on their strength will be disappointed ...

LocationSolkan, North Primorska
Difficulty:
Duration: 3 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 90 m
Highest point: 609 m
Total vertical climb: 520 m

Sabotin

A panoramic hill above Nova Gorica, where Dinarides collide with the Alps and next to which Soča River exits its narrow valley and leaves Slovenia. A hill, which was the setting of fierce fights during the 1st World War, was until recently proudly displaying a huge rock inscription 'Naš Tito' (= 'Our Tito', referring to the former Yugoslav president). We will walk a...

LocationČrni Kal, Coast and Karst
Nr. of routes: 275
Difficulty: 4a / 8a
Route height: 10 - 35 m
Access: 5 min
Altitude: 340 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Črni Kal

Slovenia’s second largest climbing area is situated just a few kilometers from the coast and very near to two other superb climbing areas: Osp and Mišja peč. It has 275 modernly equipped routes that are stretched along a wide crag (500 meters). The routes will be fun both for beginners and experienced climbers and the difficulty range is very diverse, which makes ...

LocationGoriška Brda, North Primorska
Difficulty:
Duration: 2 h
Distance: 19 km
Start point elevation: 130 m
Highest point: 321 m
Total vertical climb: 380 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Goriška Brda

Goriška Brda hills are truly fantastic! Low traffic roads wind among gorgeus vineyards and fruit plantations and take us through tranquil panoramic villages. There is a number of options for cycling around here. This time we will "treat ourselves" to a short trip and leave enough time for a typicall local lunch in one of the excellent restaurants on our way, a glass ...

LocationKoper, Coast and Karst
Difficulty:
Duration: 5.5 h
Distance: 65 km
Start point elevation: 15 m
Highest point: 279 m
Total vertical climb: 520 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Across panoramic hills and along the coast

An awsome tour along the coast! At first we will be looking the Adriatic sea from cute panoramic hills and cycle through vineyards and olive tree plantations. Then we descend to Sečovlje Salina Nature Park and start returning towards Koper directly by the coast through Portorož, Piran, Strunjan and Izola. The tour is rather long and if you truly want to visit all si...

LocationOsp (Koper), Coast and Karst
Nr. of routes: 229
Difficulty: 3 / 9a
Route height: 8 - 140 m
Access: 10 min
Altitude: 50 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Osp

Plenty of routes and a favorable Mediterranean climate, which allows climbing throughout the whole year place Osp at the top of Slovene climbing offer. A high U-shaped wall just above the old village of Osp does not have a lot to offer to beginners, but the experienced climbers will not get bored very easily, especially if you include also the nearby crag Mišja peč....

LocationKoper, Coast and Karst
Difficulty:
Duration: 5 h
Distance: 50 km
Start point elevation: 15 m
Highest point: 360 m
Total vertical climb: 950 m
Type of trail:
asphalt, dirt road, trail

Through traditional Istrian villages

Koper's hinterland hides numerous hillocks, dotted with picturesque Istrian villages. This circular tour will take you over Mediterranean hills towards Dragonja valley on Croatian border and back again to the center of lively Koper itself. We make our way from the "urban grasp" of Koper very quickly and find ourselves among orchards, vineyards and olive trees. We cycl...

LocationOsp (Koper), Coast and Karst
Nr. of routes: 192
Difficulty: 4a / 9a+
Route height: 7 - 42 m
Access: 5 min
Altitude: 50 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Mišja peč

In Mišja peč or "little mouse", as it is affectionately known among climbers, the toughest routes in Slovenia are concentrated. The first Slovene route with a grade 9a ("Martin Krpan"), which Jure Golob climbed in 2001, was 'born' here. Tadej Slabe and Srečo Rehberger, who raised the difficulty of climbing to unimaginable heights, interchanged the winning podium in...

LocationŠkofja Loka, Gorenjska
Nr. of routes: 24
Difficulty: 5c / 8a
Route height: 5 - 25 m
Access: 1 min
Altitude: 330 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Zminec

A small, monolithic and vertical wall is situated in the immediate vicinity of Škofja Loka. Because it offers a peculiar type of climbing, certain climbers appreciate it greatly, but otherwise it does not exactly get mass visits....

LocationŽelezniki, Gorenjska
Nr. of routes: 21
Difficulty: 4c / 8a+
Route height: 7 - 17 m
Access: 1 min
Altitude: 490 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Pod Sušo

If you happen to pass Železniki and you need some 'vertical excercise', you can stop in the local climbing area Pod Sušo. In a narrow little valley, that was carved by the Selška Sora river, surprisingly many routes are drilled into a quite small crag. No wonder, because the wall offers the only proper chance for climbing in the valley. Many routes of lower difficu...

LocationŠkofja Loka, Gorenjska
Nr. of routes: 40
Difficulty: 4a / 7a
Route height: 5 - 10 m
Access: 1 min
Altitude: 390 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Kamnitnik

We could call this an urban climbing area, because it is in immediate vicinity of the center of Škofja Loka; none the less, the wall stands in such location that the town hustle is not sensed. Beginners will look forward to a decent number of easy routes, but even more skilled climbers won't be bored. The routes are relatively short....


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