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Old mining route

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  • Korelnov rov v Savskih jamah
    Korelnov rov v Savskih jamah
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The old ore route is the route along which iron ore used to be transported from the Sava Caves, a former iron ore deposit, to the blast furnaces on Stara Sava.

Open
moderate
Distance 8.4 km
3:03 h
618 m
3 m
1,182 m
565 m

The route starts in the heart of Jesenice, in the old town center called Stara Sava, where you will be greeted by a beautiful restored square surrounded by historical structures very important to Jesenice, full of tradition and culture - there are the Gornjesava Museum, Ruard's Manor, Barracks, crabs, in the middle square, an old chimney has been preserved, which is the most vivid reminder of the fact that Jesenice is an iron-making town. From Stara Sava, the route continues to the other end of the town to the Kosova manor and then to the oldest part of Jesenice - Murovo. From there, the path begins to climb towards the chapel on Pejce, to the church of St. Cross at Prihoh and finally to the Sava Caves from Korelnov rovov. Of course, we should not forget the wonderful daffodil meadows that follow the path from the first ascent towards Planina pod Golico.

Author’s recommendation

The old mining route can be visited independently or with a tour guide. A visit for larger groups is also suitable.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,182 m
Lowest point
565 m
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Track types

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Path
8.4 km
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Safety information

The route is suitable both in winter and in the year.

Tips and hints

With timely announcement, you will also be greeted by historical figures Viktor the welder, Tona the miner and Heinrich the mine manager when visiting the route in the Sava Caves.

Start

Stara Sava Museum (566 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.432775, 14.057244
DMS
46°25'58.0"N 14°03'26.1"E
UTM
33T 427571 5142565
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Destination

Sava Caves

Turn-by-turn directions

We start our hike along the trail at the museum area of Stara Sava in Jesenice. Elements of the former smelter's settlement are still present there today: a manor house, which houses a museum with an iron and mining collection, a church, a worker's apartment house, a blast furnace with ancillary facilities, a rake and a coal storage shed. The route goes through Jesenice, past the old part of the Murova settlement with the Kosovo manor house, along a forest path to the hamlet of Pejce, further through the villages of Prihodi and Planina pod Golico to the Sava Caves. Along the way we will find chapels and signs, replicas of mining tools, "glajžne" - followed by driving along the way, the entrance to the mine. It is rich in ten information tables that describe the life of miners and smelters.

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Public transport

Local bus transport takes you to Stara Sava, but not to the Sava Caves (the nearest station is Planina pod Golico).

Getting there

The easiest way to get to Stara Sava is to follow the signs for the old town or for the shopping center.

Parking

There is a huge free parking lot next to the Stara Sava in front of the shopping center.

Coordinates

DD
46.432775, 14.057244
DMS
46°25'58.0"N 14°03'26.1"E
UTM
33T 427571 5142565
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Equipment

Good walking shoes are recommended, as well as warm clothes in winter.


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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
3:03 h
Ascent
618 m
Descent
3 m
Highest point
1,182 m
Lowest point
565 m
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