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European Long Distance hiking Trail E6 (Slovenia)

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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 Greece (6.283 km)

About Slovenia

difficult
Distance 331.3 km
90:18 h
10,243 m
10,921 m
1,772 m
11 m

E6 was the first european long distance hiking trail that was marked and traced in Slovenia (by forest engineer Milan Ciglar).

Stretching out for 6300km, this path sets off from Kilpisjärvi, way up in the northwest of Finland. It leads south through Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria and Slovenia until it reaches the Adriatic. From here there is a gap until Greece, to be bridged by ferry to Igoumenitsa. The trail then continues across northern Greece to end on the Aegean sea.

In Slovenia, the trail starts at Radlje ob Dravi on Austiran border, and goes through Pohorje, Kope, Mozirja pass Trojane (donuts!). Than it goes over Zasavje hills, Janče and Grosuplje where it enters Dolenjska region. It crosses the region through Taborske jame, Turjak, Mačkovc to Bloke. Than pass Stari trg, over Snežnik (you can also go around), to Ilirska Bistrica. It continues over Brkini hills to slovenian istria to the finishing point (of slovenian part) in Strunjan.

 

Author’s recommendation

It is a scenic but on parts demanding trail, for well prepared hikers. The highest point in Slovenia is mt. Snežnik with 1.796 h.m.
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Author
Peter Lenarcic 
Update: September 08, 2022
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,772 m
Lowest point
11 m
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Rest stops

Camping Menina
Lukov dom na Kopah
Act-ION Hotel Neptun
Hotel Grof
Salinera resort Strunjan

Safety information

Caution on the clothing and the weather, since you will be passing from Alpine to Mediteranean climate

Tips and hints

In Slovenija, the trail is also known as "Ciglarjeva pot (trail)" . Some sections may not be well marked, so a good map is very  advisable.

Start

Radlje ob Dravi (690 m)
Coordinates:
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46.644926, 15.201157
DMS
46°38'41.7"N 15°12'04.2"E
UTM
33T 515394 5165726
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Destination

Strunjan

Turn-by-turn directions

 Start in Radl-Pass, border with Austria

Local trails: Radlje ob Dravi – Mala Kopa – Turiška vas – Mozirje – Trojane – Moravče – Jevnica – Grosuplje, 142 km marked

Local trails: Grosuplje - Turjak (variant through Iška) – Mačkovec – Loški Potok – Snežnik – Ilirska Bistrica – Slavnik – Podgorje – Hrastovlje – Kubed – Šmarje pri Kopru – Strunjan (Adriatic Coast), 160 km marked

End in Strunjan (Adriatic Coast)

Boat to Igoumenitsa from Koper, Trieste, or Venice

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Public bus available to every bigger village or city, train connections to bigger cities.

Getting there

By car or by bus

Parking

Payable and free parking available

Coordinates

DD
46.644926, 15.201157
DMS
46°38'41.7"N 15°12'04.2"E
UTM
33T 515394 5165726
w3w 
///boyish.vanished.mathematical
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Vodnik po E6 SLO, Turistična zveza Slovenije, 2003. (guide) also in Englisch Dario Cortese: Evropska pešpot E6, Mladinska knjiga, 2005 (guide).

Author’s map recommendations

Pohorje 1:50.000, Planinska zveza Slovenije, 2008.Kamniško-savinjske Alpe 1.50.000, Planinska zveza Slovenije, 2009Posavsko hribovje – zahodni del 1:50.000, Planinska zveza Slovenije, 2002.Ljubljana in okolica 1:50.000, Planinska zveza Slovenije, 2003.Snežnik 1:50.000, Planinska zveza Slovenije, 2008.Slovenska Istra, Čičarija, Brkini in Kras 1:50.000, Planinska zveza Slovenije, 2010.

 

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Equipment

Long distance hiking equipment

Questions and answers

Question from Karl Paar · September 02, 2022 · Community
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Question from Helena Gorenc · January 21, 2022 · Community
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Answered by Peter Lenarcic  · January 21, 2022 · Slovenia Outdoor
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Question from Ingrid de Haan · November 10, 2020 · Community
This summer we walked the first part of the E6 untill Moravce. We enjoyed it very much and the Slovenian people where very nice. We used the map Ljubljana in okolica from kartograija. Next year we try to walk the second part. But if I look south from Grosuplje on your site the E6 takes a different route then the map. Outdooractive is going more south and the map is going more west to Iska. How is this possible and what do we have to expect from the signs? Please help us. Greetings from the Netherlands. Ingrid de Haan
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Answered by Peter Lenarcic  · November 12, 2020 · Slovenia Outdoor
Hello Ingrid, very nice to hear that you already walked the first part, and enjoyed it:) We would be happy if you can share some photos of your trip. Regarding the map, I can not spot the difference, could you please send us prtscr of the section, on the mail info@hiking.si so that we can take a proper look? We will than post the answer here as well. Regarding the signs, on the second part, it is about the same as in the first part. Next year, the check of the whole trail (with adding new signposts) is planned, so it should improve. Best Regards, Peter

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
331.3 km
Duration
90:18 h
Ascent
10,243 m
Descent
10,921 m
Highest point
1,772 m
Lowest point
11 m
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