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JULIANA TRAIL: stage 2 Mojstrana - Jesenice

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The stage runs from Mojstrana through Dovje and the foothills of the Karavanke to the ironworks city of Jesenice. In the last section, the trail runs along an ancient mining trail.
20.6 km
4:30 h
691 m
784 m

The stage starts at the Slovenian Alpine Museum that is located at the main road to the Vrata Valley, which is the starting point for climbing Triglav from the northern side. The stage mostly runs along unpaved roads and cart roads, and along an ancient mining trail in the last section. From the Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana, the trail runs to Dovje. Mojstrana and Dovje are the birthplaces of many distinguished Slovenian mountaineers from the start of the mountaineering period and from the times after WWII (the "Mojstrana Squirrels" – mountaineers who were well known). The trail initially follows the Via Alpina Trail, but turns east after Dovje village towards Dovške ravne, Plavški Rovt and Jeseniški Rovt above Jesenice. Jesenice is an old ironworks city. The old ironworks plant was replaced by a newer one in Koroška Bela, which still produces various iron and steel products. The trail along the ancient mining trail takes us to Jesenice. For almost 400 years, this trail was used to transport iron ore from the mines in Savske jame to the Stara Sava ironworks settlement which still has the elements of an old ironworks settlement.


Author’s recommendation

A long stage with few refreshment stops. In the first part, the trail ascends along a forest path to Rogarjev Rovt (a 500-metre ascent from Mojstrana). Bring lunch and plenty of water, especially in summer. User
Marko Lenarcic
Updated: March 03, 2020

Highest point
1235 m
Lowest point
565 m
Best time of year

Safety information

The entire stage is covered by phone reception. The trail is safe and not exposed, the final part above Jesenice is quite steep. Stay on walking areas in the city.

Tips, hints and links

Hint by Triglav National Park: The fauna of the Mežakla Plateau

The high-altitude karst plateau of Mežakla acts as the boundary between the bustling city of Jesenice and the unique natural environment of Triglav National Park. Located just a short distance from the traffic noise and the bustling city, Mežakla is a haven for many animal species. Its steep and almost inaccessible slopes are home to a wide range of wildlife typical of the national park. Deer who have been pushed further into the forest by the overgrowing of grasslands feed on forest plants, mainly saplings. Observant visitors will spot these forest inhabitants in many sections of the long-distance hiking trail.



Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana. (657 m)
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Railway station in Jesenice.

Turn-by-turn directions

The stage runs along the local road to Dovje and from there along the forest road to Plavški Rovt. Continue along the marked local walking path and specially marked themed Ancient Mining Route to Jesenice.

The stage starts at the Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana. Then continue along the main road through Mojstrana, and ignore the sign that indicates the walking path to Dovje. Cross the Sava Dolinka River and ascend to the main road, cross it and continue to Dovje. Continue along the main road and keep right uphill. Turn to unpaved road from asphalt road. Stay on this road to the village of Plavški Rovt, where asphalt road starts again. The direction sign in the middle of the village and yellow signs along the cart track take us towards Planina pod Golico. The trail runs across the meadows, full of daffodils in spring, below the climbing area, past the secluded farms to Prihodi settlement. Continue along the asphalt road uphill to the Planina pod Golico – Jesenice main road, continue left to the east among the houses, where you reach the old themed mining trail, where you descend to Jesenice and continue through the city to the railway station.  Jesenice is an old ironworks city, where the ironworks history of Slovenia began.


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Public transport

Public transport friendly


Ljubljana – Mojstrana

Jesenice –Mojstrana



Ljubljana – Jesenice

Villach – Jesenice

Bus to Mojstrana


Jože Pučnik Airport in Ljubljana:

bus to Kranj and to Mojstrana

Getting there


Ljubljana – Jesenice – exit Kranjska Gora

Salzburg – Ljubljana – exit Kranjska Gora


In front of the Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana.

In front of the railway station in Jesenice.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Julian Alps Trail app

Author’s map recommendations

Karavanke, 1:50.000

Book recommendations for this region:

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Hiking shoes and season-appropriate clothing and hiking poles.

Questions & Answers

Question about Maja Kostanjšek · June 10, 2020 · Community
Marko, pozdravljeni, ali mi lahko priporocite kako prenocisce v Jesenicah? Hvala! LpM
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Answer by Vera Mikolič · June 24, 2020 · Community
Pozdravljeni, včeraj sem prehodila 2. etapo poti. Rada bi vas opozorila, da je zadnji del sledi (pripeljati bi nas moral do želež. postaje) vrisan narobe. Sled bi morala biti ob c. maršala Tita, kjer je želez. postaja. Prilagam svoj zadnji del sledi, ki se končno zaključi na ŽP in sled, ki sem jo potegnila z vaše strani. Lep bi bilo, da sled na splet. strani popravite. LpV
GPX sled na vaši strani
Photo: Vera Mikolič, Community
moja sled
Photo: Vera Mikolič, Community
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