Hiking

Sports Track Žerjavec starts at the water reservoir at Zgornji Plavž and runs along the walking path on the slopes of Žerjavec. The first third of the track is steep while the middle part is flat and the participants can enjoy a beautiful view of the town of Jesenice. The third part of the track is downhill towards the settlement. There are 15 exercise points on the track of different levels of difficulty. It is 1.5 km long, altitude difference is 100 m. Just follow signs »Trimček« and you will not get lost. Information:Zavod za šport Jesenice - Institute for sport JeseniceLedarska 44270 JeseniceTel.: 04 586 33 64www.zsport-jesenice.si
Route: Blejska Dobrava – Waterfall Šum – Vintgar – Hom – Waterfall Šum – Blejska Dobrava Difficulty: easyDuration: 3 hoursAltitude difference: 250m sights along the route: Vintgar Gorge, waterfall Šum, Church of St. Catherine
Route: Kočna – Poljanska Baba - Planina Obranca – Snow cave – Planski vrh – natural bridge on Mežakla - Zakop – Podmežakla - Jesenice Difficulty: easyDuration: 5 - 6 hoursAltitude difference: 700 mSights along the route: Poljanska Baba, monument to killed combatants at mountain pasture Obranca, Snow cave, natural bridge on Mežakla, Partisan hospital, views from the edge of the plateau
When coming to Mežakla, Vintgar Gorge and waterfall Šum are not to be missed. However, less known but very interesting are also a natural bridge and Partisan hospital at the northern edge of the plateau, Snow cave and mountain pasture Obranca in the eastern part of Mežakla below Planinski vrh and rock Poljanska Baba.
Route: Javorniški Rovt – Pristava – Pusti Rovt – mountain pass Kočna – Belska Planina (also Svečica or Struška) – mountain pass Medvedjak – Medji dol – Hut Trilobit – Hut Pristava Difficulty: easyDuration: 7 hoursAltitude difference: 720 mSights along the route: Javornik waterfalls, Zois' Park at Pristava, Natural history and mining learning path, Slovenian geological transverse, botanically rich Belska planina (June)
Route: Karavanke ridge: from Stol to Kepa Day 1 Javorniški Rovt – Pristava – Olipova planina - Potoška planina – Valvazor hut Prešeren's hut on Stol – Stol – Prešeren's hut on Stol Day 2  Prešeren's hut on Stol – mountain pass Vajnež – Medvedjak – Belska Planina – mountain pass Kočna – mountain pass Suha – hut on Golica Day 3 Hut on Golica – Golica - Jekljevo sedlo – Rožca – Hruški vrh – Dovška Rožca – Gubno - Kepa – mountain pass Jepca – Belca - Jesenice Difficulty: difficultDuration: 3 daysAltitude difference: 1260 mSights along the route: Javornik waterfalls, Zois' Park at Pristava, ridge path with the views of the Julian Alps, Ljubljana basin and southern Carinthia in Austria
Route: Planina pod Golico – Jeseniška planina – mountain pass Rožca – Hruški vrh – Dovška baba – shepherd’s house at Dovška Rožca – Hruški vrh – mountain pass Rožca – Jeseniška Planina – Planina pod Golico Difficulty: easyDuration: 10 hoursAltitude difference: 950 mSights along the route: views from Rožca, Hruški vrh and Dovška Baba
Planinsko društvo Jesenice (Mountaineering Society Jesenice)Tel.: 04 586 60 70; 041 733 036E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: www.pdjesenice-drustvo.si It is open from the beginning of May to mid-October. There are 50 seats indoors and 80 outdoors. The hut has 26 beds in 5 rooms, and a big room which sleeps up to 15 guests.  The following is available in the mountain hut: toilette, washroom with cold water, restaurant area, heated by a wood-fired oven, telpher line.  The hut boasts with a wonderful view of the Karavanke ridge, towards the Julian Alps, tops of the Kamnik Alps and the whole upper Sava valley. From the top of Golica there is a beautiful view of Carinthia in Austria.
The Karavanke is an oblong mountain range, with high mountains only in the west, changing into the mountains of medium height towards the east. Western part of the Karavanke is a natural state border with Austria and it extends towards the Kamnik-Savinja Alps in the east. Due to the sunny location and mostly undemanding relief they are a very popular hiking destination. SLOVENIAN MOUNTAIN TRAIL or „transversal“, marked with number 1 on all maps, runs along the ridge of the Karavanke. The highest mountain in the Karavanke is Stol with the altitude of 2236 m. The most popular destinations in western Alps are Kepa (2143 m), Dovška Baba (1891 m), Hruški vrh (1776 m), mountain pass Rožca (1587 m), Klek (1753 m), Golica (1835 m) with Koča na Golici mountain hut (1582 m), mountain passes Suha (1439 m) and Kočna (1469 m), Veliki vrh (1944 m), mountain pass Medvedjak (1698…

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