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Lower Carniola

Like a blue ribbon, Krka River winds its way through the region of Lower Carniola. On its way, it flows around the old town of the headland Novo Mesto. In the north, the center of the area borders a beautiful wine region with quaint villages. Ideal for letting your soul dangle and wine tasting. The castles and palaces along the river are also worth seeing, for example, in Otočec. In Dolenjske Toplice, you will find the oldest spa in the country.
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Mountain Biking · Dolenjska
The bear bicycle trail
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 50.5 km
Duration 5:05 h
Ascent 540 m
Descent 546 m

This very pleasant trail, which, however, takes a long time to finish because of the distance.

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Bike Riding · Dolenjska
Cycling trail Novo Mesto - Žbure
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 18.6 km
Duration 1:20 h
Ascent 97 m
Descent 85 m

From Novo Mesto, head along the Krka River to Šmarješke Toplice and towards the Klevevž spring. In front of Šmarješke Toplice you can also turn ...

from Peter Lenarcic,   Slovenia Outdoor
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.5 km
Duration 0:50 h
Ascent 143 m
Descent 131 m

The second part of the bike path from Novo Mesto towards the village of Škocjan. Another option is to turn towards the village of Žbure in ...

from Peter Lenarcic,   Slovenia Outdoor
Mountain Biking · Dolenjska
Rudolf trail
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 38.3 km
Duration 4:15 h
Ascent 548 m
Descent 562 m

The cycling and hiking trail runs approximately along the border of the Rudolfswerth area, as defined by the founder of Novo mesto, Rudolf IV, ...

from Peter Lenarcic,   Slovenia Outdoor
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 331.3 km
Duration 90:18 h
Ascent 10,243 m
Descent 10,921 m

The trail E6 is part of the long distance European Trails, this is the section of the E6 through Slovenia. The whole trail goes from Finnland to ...

from Peter Lenarcic,   Slovenia Outdoor
Hiking route · Slovenia
Long Kočevje mountain trail
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 97.1 km
Duration 31:41 h
Ascent 3,897 m
Descent 3,904 m

On this route, you will discover in detail the numerous natural beauties of Kočevsko region. The trail goes around the Kočevje Valley on the ridges ...

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Hiking route · Slovenia
Trimček mountain trail
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.3 km
Duration 4:22 h
Ascent 766 m
Descent 764 m

This 11.5 km long round route is a wonderful idea for a Sunday family hike. It is intermediate in nature and will take you through forests of ...

from Peter Lenarcic,   Slovenia Outdoor
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Via Dinarica White Trail by Wouter
October 15, 2022 · Community
Great trail, I really recommend it, especially the Bosnian part after the Blidinje Lake, for hikers loving some adventure, pristine nature and walking off beaten trails!!!
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Via Dinarica White Trail by Tony
September 16, 2021 · Community
I’ve noticed that a lot of the reviews are done by thru hikers which is great but if you’re looking to spend a week to 10 days on the Via Dinarica and don’t want to carry all your camping gear then I can definitely recommend hiking from Lake Blidinje to Umoljani staying in a combination of Mountain Huts and towns. Along the way I crossed the Cvirnisca and the Prenj Mountains. Had a swim in Lake Boracko and visited the mountain village of Lukomir. So many highlights in just one week! I was able to use taxis from bigger towns to connect to my start and finish points. Hiking without camping gear did commit me to some pretty long hiking days across difficult terrain so probably not for the inexperienced. My over night stops were Plasa Hut (Vilinac is better located but was closed), Jablanica, Meduprenje Hut, Rujiste, Lake Boracko and Lukomir before finishing in Umoljani. While camping gets you closer to nature being able to stay in accommodation meant I was able to meet some really interesting locals and was able to enjoy a hot meal and hot shower on most nights. I spent a lot of time planning this trip but really pleased how it all worked out. The Via Dinarica is not just for the Svens and Eva’s but with a bit of logistical planning can be a great walk for middle aged full time workers with kids. 🤪
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