Črnica is one of ten Cherry Blossom Trails, which are named after old Brda cherry varieties. The trails are marked by brown signposts, yellow and white circles and yellow arrows on roads, rocks, trees and other flat surfaces.
The Črnica loop trail runs through the western part of Brda, passing through the villages of Šlovrenc, Slavče, Hlevnik, Hruševlje, Neblo and Fojana. Several climbs to Brda hills strewn with vineyards, orchards and olive groves afford us scenic views of the Brda landscape.
The trail starts and ends at the Dobrovo Castle, which is interesting from the historic, cultural and artistic point of view, since it houses a museum and a gallery. It then leads us past the Klet Brda winery, the largest producer and exporter of Slovenian wines. At Peternel, we can stop by the WWII memorial and also admire a two-arched stone bridge with st. John of Nepomuk. The natural attractions Krčnik, a natural stone bridge, and Kotline, natural pools, are located relatively near the trail.
Safety informationThis trail goes over a stream, which cannot be crossed during heavy rain periods as the water level gets too high.
Tips and hints
Three drinking fountains can be found on this trail:
- two in Dobrovo (one at the playground by the Dobrovo castle and one at the parking lot opposite the Klet Brda wine cellar) and
- one in Fojana (in the square in front of the St. Florian church).
A trip through Brda is not complete without trying some of our delicious seasonal dishes and excellent products. Seize the opportunity and try some of our local wines, olive oil, honey and spirits!
Selected winemakers, olive oil, honey and spirits producers offer tastings of their products without prior arrangement, some of them also guided cellar tours. The producers will be more than happy to share with you interesting facts about the production and our territory.
The list of selected producers and restaurants is updated every two months and can be found here (October and November).
Author’s map recommendations
Book recommendations for this region:
- standard hiking equipment, according to the season and weather conditions
sufficient water and food or snacks
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.