Hiking

Take a hike to the mountains as the vicinity offers plenty of mountains to choose from.

The map of Karavanke / Karawanken Mountainbike tracks, hiking paths and climbing centres (click to enlarge)
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The map of Karavanke / Karawanken Mountainbike tracks, hiking paths and climbing centres (click to enlarge)
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The map of hiking paths in the Julian Alps (click to enlarge)

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A number of hiking paths lead by Apartments Fine Stay Gorenjska through the Zavrsnica valley in the direction of the Smokuska Highland (Smokuska planina), Tincek’s Hut (Tinckova koca), the Zelenica ski area, the peak of Vrtaca or towards the Valvasor Mountain Hut (Valvasorjev dom).

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The Valvasor Hut is a favourite destination among local hikers and is also the most popular start point for the hike to Stol, the highest peak of the Karavanke range, 2263m. From the top of Stol, one can feel that the Julian Alps and Triglav are almost within touching distance. On clear days the views extend all the way to Sneznik to the east and Veliki Klek to the west. A 45 minute hike from the Valvasor Hut leads to Ajdna whilst just 15 minutes, in the opposite direction, leads to the Zirovnica Highland (Zirovniska planina). Here you can set out along the sunny highlands beneath Stol which offer magnificent views; from the Zirovnica Highland to the Zabreska Highland and onwards towards the Doslovce and Smokuska Highlands. From the latter you can descend to the valley or continue the path to Zelenica, which during the summer time is richly covered with mountain flowers. Reward yourself with refreshments in the renovated stopping point for local hikers, the Zavrsnica Mountain Hut at the source of the Zavrsnica (Dom pri izviru Zavrsnice).

Hiking in Slovenian Alps

Hiking in the Gorenjska region of Slovenia
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As a destination for a short trip, we suggest the Turkish Cave (Turska jama), which is located beside the road towards Valvasor, a 30 minute walk from Zavrsnica. In the time of the Turkish invasion, the rock cavern was a refuge for residents from the area.

Valvasor Hut beneath Stol is open daily throughout the year
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Hiking to the Valvasor mountain hut in Slovenian Alps
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Valvasor is a mountain hut in Slovenian Alps
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Hut at the source of the Zavrsnica is open from May to October
Hut at the source of the Zavrsnica is open from May to October
(photo: zirovnica.eu)

Preseren’s Hut on Stol is open from June to September
Mountain hut Presere on Stol is open from June to September
Image by Lacen / CC BY-SA 2.5

Hiking options in the vicinity of Apartments Fine Stay Gorenjska

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