Bike and hike
Wonders of nature full of pleasant surprises and an exceptional cultural landscape rich in history and heritage await you every step of the way: we... → more
Wonders of nature full of pleasant surprises and an exceptional cultural landscape rich in history and heritage await you every step of the way: welcome to the Ilirska Bistrica region. Don't forget your hiking boots and your bicycle when you visit these parts!
Mount Snežnik reigns above the land, offering exceptional views of the diverse and unspoiled nature below. The paths into its kingdom are suitable both for families and for seasoned mountaineers, passing slopes that are a true paradise for botanists, wildlife enthusiasts and those who crave some peace and quiet in the nature. Hundreds of cycling paths run down towards the beautiful Milanja and into the valley of the Reka. A climb to Ahac will take you back thousands of years into the times of Bronze and Iron Age megalithic fort-builders, and a cycling trail across the hills and valleys of Brkini will fill you up with energy and yummy culinary masterpieces.
The deep woods of Mašun look like they came straight from a fairy tale made for hikers and cyclists; a vast network of well-marked paths will lead you straight into the heart of Ilirska Bistrica's thousand-year-old forest. Mountain huts and chalets on Sviščaki and Kozlek await you – there's the Kette trail to pamper your soul, and the Heart trail to invigorate your heart.
We have it all here. If you are just in for a short stroll along a shaded path – no worries, there's a spectacular waterfall waiting for you right in the center of the town! Can your brakes handle a dizzying descent into the valley? Let's go! Is your kid tired? Then stop, relax, enjoy the views, breathe in the healing power of nature, pick some berries and forage for mushrooms. See if you can spot a tiny rabbit, a nervous pack of deer or maybe even the king of the winds himself – the gryphon vulture!