Hikes for your heart and soul
The undisputed hiking hotspots are Mount Snežnik and its massif. Starting at the hamlet of Sviščaki, the trails go up to t... → more
The undisputed hiking hotspots are Mount Snežnik and its massif. Starting at the hamlet of Sviščaki, the trails go up to the botanic reserve and the Drago Karolin mountain hut, leading to secluded places around the summit. From the guesthouse in the middle of the Mašun Plateau, the trails crisscross the forests and the scent of old spruces fill your lungs. One of the hiking trails above Ilirska Bistrica is called The Little Heart's Path (Srčkova pot in Slovene), and rightfully so. A nice mountain hut on the hill of Kozlek welcomes you with refreshments for your body and your soul alike. And the Poet's Path goes from Trnovo to the medieval Prem Castle, where most of the trails over Brkini start.
Mount Snežnik is a mountain to be reckoned with, especially in the winter. The highest between the Alps and the Adriatic, it rises like a king with its snow-clad crown, brooding over the deep, impenetrable forest. Standing at the summit it is an unforgettable experience, with mind-blowing views caressing your eyes and the perfectly clean, stinging air filling your lungs. The abundant life of the Mašun Plateau and its forests, the imposing rock formations at the summit of Milanja, the grassy slopes below sprinkled with rare flowers, the ancient Illyrian walls around Ahac, the warm and welcoming Brkini, the shade of the valley... Are your feet ready for all the adventures that await?