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  • Hike and Dine on Dobrča!

    Hike and Dine on Dobrča!

    The ‘green’ and relatively dry winter continues (though as I write, snow is forecast this Wednesday – yikes!), so, even if the weather is slightly cloudy as it was for our hike, you can enjoy a great hike to Dobrča to enjoy the views, the spring (in winter!) flowers, and the great food at the mountain hut!

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  • Winter Hiking Above Tržič – Kriška gora and Tolsti vrh

    Winter Hiking Above Tržič – Kriška gora and Tolsti vrh

    Okay, so I know the title of the blog is ‘Winter Hiking Above Tržič…’, but, as you will see from the pictures below, the weather – thank goodness! – is anything but wintry right now – and long may it continue I say!

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  • A Hike Along the Ridge of Slovenia’s Longest Mountain

    A Hike Along the Ridge of Slovenia’s Longest Mountain

    At 10 kilometres long, the Košuta ridge, part of the Karavanke range situated above Tržič, is Slovenia’s longest mountain.

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  • Hike Tržič: Košutica (Ljubeljska Baba) – 2 Countries, 1 Great Hike!

    Hike Tržič: Košutica (Ljubeljska Baba) – 2 Countries, 1 Great Hike!

    Despite being here over 12 years, I still get a kick out of being able to cover two countries in one hike, and the hike from Podljubelj in Tržič to Košutica (also known locally as ‘Ljubeljska Baba’) – part of the Karavanke mountain range – is up there among my favourites, not least because it makes a fab circular hike!

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  • Taborniški dom na Šiji – Homely Hospitality and Hiking at the Scouts’ Hut on Šija

    Taborniški dom na Šiji – Homely Hospitality and Hiking at the Scouts’ Hut on Šija

    Unlike the majority of Slovenia’s mountain huts, the Taborniški dom na Šiji mountain hut (translation: the Šija Scouts Hut) is privately run, and the difference is obvious from the moment you arrive.

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  • Gorenjska Plaža and Firbc’ okn – Fab Fun and Food at the Gorenjska ‘Beach’!

    Gorenjska Plaža and Firbc’ okn – Fab Fun and Food at the Gorenjska ‘Beach’!

    One wouldn’t usually associate Gorenjska – the Alpine region of Slovenia – with a beach, and, of course, it’s true here the landscape is more about mountains and forests than sand and sea. However, Gorenjska also offers a multitude of places to cool down when the heat is on, such as lakes, rivers, waterfalls and pools. Of the latter, the Gorensjka Plaža (translation: The Gorenjska Beach) in Tržič is one of the best, and newest, around!

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  • Gorenjska Plaža and Firbc’ okn – Fab Fun and Food at the Gorenjska ‘Beach’!

    Gorenjska Plaža and Firbc’ okn – Fab Fun and Food at the Gorenjska ‘Beach’!

    One wouldn’t usually associate Gorenjska – the Alpine region of Slovenia – with a beach, and, of course, it’s true here the landscape is more about mountains and forests than sand and sea. However, Gorenjska also offers a multitude of places to cool down when the heat is on, such as lakes, rivers, waterfalls and pools. Of the latter, the Gorensjka Plaža (translation: The Gorenjska Beach) in Tržič is one of the best, and newest, around!

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  • The Born Trail from Ljubelj to Preval – Don’t Forget a Torch!

    The Born Trail from Ljubelj to Preval – Don’t Forget a Torch!

    The Born Trail (Bornova pot) leads from the top of the Ljubelj pass along an easy, scenic, though in places narrow, path, which includes a section through the Born tunnel. The trail leads mostly through forest (and the tunnel, of course!), so is ideal in summer when the sun is scorching as it remains pleasantly cool.

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  • The Poignant Past + Delicious Present in Tržič: Mauthausen and Gostišče Karavla

    The Poignant Past + Delicious Present in Tržič: Mauthausen and Gostišče Karavla

    The tranquil St. Ana valley is squeezed between the Karavanke mountains along the road leading from Tržič to the Ljubelj pass. The valley was named after St. Anne’s church, which can be seen nestled beneath the mountains shortly before reaching the top of the windy road.

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  • Discover Tržič and the Three Bells Trail

    Discover Tržič and the Three Bells Trail

    From time-to-time, when not dashing up and down hills and mountains, and especially at this time of year when many of the paths at higher altitudes are treacherous due to snow and, particularly, ice, I find that an easier, flatter walk such as the Three Bells Trail (in Slovene: Pot treh zvonov) is the perfect choice!

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  • A World of Winter Sports in Tržič: Ljubelj and Zelenica

    A World of Winter Sports in Tržič: Ljubelj and Zelenica

    The for many (not me, I hasten to add!) long-awaited first significant snow of the year arrived last Friday and, following a cloudy day on Saturday, Sunday’s sunshine and gorgeous blue skies saw almost half, if not more, of Slovenia heading out to pursue their beloved winter sports!

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