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Radovljica Forest Nature Trail

Hiking trail · Upper Carniola
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  • Gozdna učna pot Radovljica
    / Gozdna učna pot Radovljica
    Photo: Kaja Beton, Turizem Radovljica
  • / Gozdna učna pot Radovljica
    Photo: Kaja Beton, Turizem Radovljica
  • / Gozdna učna pot Radovljica
    Photo: Kaja Beton, Turizem Radovljica
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Pleasant educational  forest trail, presenting the rich variety of trees, traditional forestry skills and hunting themes. Excellently maintained and suitable for everyone.
easy
Distance 2.4 km
1:00 h
34 m
34 m
Established in 1977,  the Radovljica Forest Nature trail is one of the first educational trails in Slovenia. This short trail is  still frequently visited and popular today, especially amidst the residents of nearby town Radovljica.  The main topic of this educational trail is forest: numerous information panels present the rich varieties of trees and the interaction of forest with human activities (forestry, hunting, farming etc.) The terrain is levelled, path's are excellently maintained - therefore the trail is very suitable for families with  small children and seniors.  From the edge of the natural terrace above Sava river, wonderful views of Julian Alps and Mt. Triglav can be enjoyed. Though the trail is  located in close proximity of the motorway and railway, hiking of Radovljica Forest Nature Trail gives a feel of pristine natural experience.

Author’s recommendation

- The hike can easily be extended to nearby village Mošnje, where one can visit the fascinating remains of roman "Villa Rustica"  - countryside estate of a vealthy roman citizen. 

 

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Radovljica Tourist Board
Update: May 12, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
496 m
Lowest point
463 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The trail is generaly very safe, some caution is to take in consideration when traversing a steep slope above the railway line. 

Tips and hints

  • For families with small children, a visit to nearby  Adventure Mini Golf Panorama is a perfect addition to a day out in the sun. 
  • Indulge yourself with first class culinary experiences in Vila Podvin. One of slovenia's leading restaurants is only a stone throw away from the Radovljica Forest Nature Trail.

Start

Parking space near OMV Petrol station (A2, Radovljica - North) (495 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.333586, 14.197566
DMS
46°20'00.9"N 14°11'51.2"E
UTM
33T 438240 5131425
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Destination

Parking space near OMV Petrol station (A2, Radovljica - North)

Turn-by-turn directions

You can park the car at the OMV Petrol station, or continue driving on the gravel road for another 500 meters to the second parking space. The trail starts on the right-hand side of the parking area, next to the large information panel. The loop brings you to the edge of the natural terrace above river Sava, than shortly back to the forest gravel road. Turn right, and continue on the quiet road until a sign (on your left-hand side) directs you back into the forest on your right-hand side. The trail gradually descends, and reaches the edge of a terrace again. You continue walking on a (very obvious) trail traversing the slope above the railway tracks.

Arriving to the junction of two forest trails on the edge of the forest, follow the one leading to the right-hand side (two oak trees on your right). Soon you will meet a a a small log built cottage on your right. On your left-hand side  stands a wooden pavilion presenting a dissection of a tree trunk (in relation to historic events in Slovenia) and  Continue to the meadow with a hunter's lookout tower (and a small telecommunication tower), where the trail turns sharply left.  Descending gradually through the forest, you will meet another cottage presenting historic sledges used for wood transport. 

Continue uphill, before returning to the crossroads on the edge of the meadow. Walk straight ahead, gradually ascending, until reaching and edge of a large meadow.  Walk alongside forest to the end of the meadow, where you re-join with the forest road again (metal gate). Descend downhill to the point where road makes a turn (small parking area) and visit the viewpoint of the Zgoša river canyon. 

Return back to the the road and continue walking downhill for few meters, until you will find a (very obvious) trail ascending to the forest on your left-hand side. Climb up the trail, than continue straight trough the levelled forest. Within few minutes you will find yourself back on the parking area at the start of the trail.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The nearest Bus station (Radovljica) is 2 km away (20 -25  minutes walking distance). Take Kranjska cesta (starts opposite the new library) and follow it right to the end, than continue on the forest road alongside the motorway. 

Getting there

Arriving from Bled:

Use the motorway A2 and take the exit 4 (OMV petrol station). Follow the signs for Radovljica, when reaching the first junction. Turn left and drive towards the town for about 100 meters, than turn left again. You will enter Radovljica and meet Ljubljanska cesta next to the electric company. Turn left on Ljubljanska cesta and follow the road out of the town ignoring all the right-hand side turns. Passing by a catholic shrine on your left, continue straight in direction of the petrol station. Follow the gravel road across the fields towards the forest to meet the parking space (start of the trail) on your right-hand side.

 

Arriving from Radovljica:

Follow Ljubljanska cesta (starts opposite the new library) and follow it right to the end. Reaching a catholic shrine on your left, continue straight in direction of the petrol station. Follow the gravel road across the fields towards the forest to meet the parking space (start of the trail) on your right-hand side.

 

Arriving from Ljubljana:

Use the motorway A2 and take the exit 4 (OMV petrol station). Reaching the local road, turn right for Radovljica and cross the motorway overpass. Drive towards Radovljica for about 150 meters, than turn left. You will enter Radovljica and meet Ljubljanska cesta next to the electric company. Turn left on Ljubljanska cesta and follow the road out of the town ignoring all the right-hand side turns. Passing by a catholic shrine on your left, continue straight in direction of the petrol station. Follow the gravel road across the fields towards the forest to meet the parking space (start of the trail) on your right-hand side.

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Parking

A special parking area (designated for the visitors of the trail) awaits you at the start of the walk. 

Coordinates

DD
46.333586, 14.197566
DMS
46°20'00.9"N 14°11'51.2"E
UTM
33T 438240 5131425
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No special equipement required. 

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.4 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
34 m
Descent
34 m
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