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Hiking

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Town Tržič is located in the center of Karavanke and offers many opportunities for outdoor activities. Three different valleys (Lom, Jelendol and Podljubelj) are all surrounded with easy peaks to the ones reaching up to 2.200 meters of altitude. Mountain chain Košuta, peak Storžič, Vrtača, Begunjščica are just some of tham. Many daily round trails avaliable. Not easy to decide which peak to climb.

STORŽIČ

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2132 m

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6 h

difficult

round path

 

Dom pod Storžičem — Žrelo (secured) — Storžič — Škarjev rob — Planina Javornik — Dom pod Storžičem

Possible food stops: Dom pod Storžičem and Planina Javornik

 The path running along a secured path of medium difficulty (ferata) up the north side of Strožič mountain. For the descend we would reccomend taking a round path via Planina Javornik where you can make a stop and taste local food.

 

BEGUNJŠICA

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2090 m

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6 h

medium

round path

 

Ljubelj — Zelenica — Begunjščica — Roblekov dom — Planina Prevala — Javornik

Possible food stops: Planinski dom Zelenica, Roblekov dom and Planina Prevala

The path is running where used to be a ski resort Zelenica. Later you continue passing beautiful Begunjščica screes. You will pass Zelenica mountain hut where you can make a stop to take a breath and then continue your journey. But you have a decision to make: you can continue passing the Roblekov dom or you can climb the peak directly. Then make a descent to the Prevala, where you can make another stop and eat some local food.  Finish the round path returning through old tunnels on Bourne trail.

VELIKI VRH

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2088 m

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4 h

medium

round path

Jelendol — Planina Kofce — Veliki vrh — Kladivo — Planina Šija — Jelendol

Possible food stops: Planina Kofce and Planina Šija 

With your car, you follow the road passing Jelendol and heading towards Kofce. You will need to take a left turn once on a gravel road. You begin to ascent towards Kofce, then continuing to Veliki vrh. You follow the Košuta ridge to another peak, called Kladivo (“hammer”). From there you descend to Planina Šija. It is worth mentioning that Kofce is known for their štruklji but on the other hand Planina Šija for delicious domestic food. 

 

 

TOLSTI VRH

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1715 m

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5 h

medium

round path

 

Grahovše – Kriška gora – Tolsti vrh – Mala Polana – Dom pod Storžičem – Grahovše

Possible food stops: Kriška gora, Mala Polana and Dom pod Storžičem

We start in Grahovše querry, where you are advised to leave your car. Contiue along a hunter path which will guide you up to the ridge that connects Kriška gora and Tolsti vrh. From there you can either continue left to Tolsti vrh or right to Kriška gora. From Tolsti vrh you make a descend to Mala Polana and from there continue towards Dom pod Storžičem. From there just follow the gravel road which will lead you back to your car. 

 

STARI LJUBELJ — ZELENICA

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1536 m

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4 h

medium

round path

 

Ljubelj — Stari Ljubelj — Zelenica — Ljubelj

Possible food stops: Planinski dom Zelenica and Koča na starem Ljubelju

Park your car on parking lot Ljubelj continuing to the right side of the road where you will see a gravel road winding it’s way to the top. Follow this road to the Mountain hut Koča na starem Ljubelju. You can make a stop or continue towards Zelenica. This path is much narrower and runs along ridges and hunter paths. At some parts, the path is more difficult and secured (ferata). When you come to Zelenica there is only one descending away from your final destination — your car. 

VRTAČA

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2181 m

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5 h

medium

one way

Ljubelj — Zelenica — Vrtača — Zelenica — Ljubelj

Possible food stops: Planinski dom Zelenica

Park your car on a parking lot Ljubelj continuing you way towards Planinski dom na Zelenici, where you can either make a stop or continue. Path is than winding through forest but will soon see the light of day offering you a view on Vrtača. At some point you will see a sign pointing right — this is where you turn riht and start a steep climb to Vrtača. Return the same way.