The village Brezje is widely known as a national pilgrimage site of Slovenians and mostly visited for the Basilika of Mary Help of Christians. However, it's natural sights and cultural landscape - beautifully presented in The Brezje path of peace - are just as fascinating!
The first section of the path is adorned by wonderful views of surrounding mountains, from the mighty Triglav to the Karavanke range. Descending to the valley of Peračica one admires wonderful forest, which especially beautiful in autumn colors. Walking alongside the Peračica stream is absolute delight, tiny footbridges cross the river left and right, forests are exchanged by lush meadows. Peračica waterfall astonishes the hiker with is green colour of the rock and a natural pool, truly a sight for the gods. Just as hidden is also the village with the identical name - Peračica, quietly set amidst well kept fields and meadows. Passing by numerous shrines, the Path of Peace returns back to Mary Help of Christians.
Safety informationThe wooden footbridges across Peračica stream can get slippery when wet, please use the handrails for a more safe step.
Tips and hints
Just behind the basilica of Mary Help of Christians an interesting Brezje Nativity Museum is located. This modern museum presents the magical world of over 500 nativity scenes, that have been gifted to Brezje from all over the world.
Driving on the motorway from the direction of Radovljica (Bled) or Ljubljana, take exit No. 5 Brezje.
Exiting the motorway drive up the hill to settlement Črnivec, from where you can already see the dominating pilgrimage church. Take the first exit in the roundabout and drive into Brezje village.
ParkingExtensive parking area is avaliable at the start of the trail. Parking fee: 2€ per day.
EquipmentWater resistance shoes can be very welcome after rain, the path crosses several meadows and shaded forest areas with occasional mud.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.