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Trail 3 - DRUGMBERNCA

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  • View Tower in Gonjače
    / View Tower in Gonjače
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / The Medieval Village of Šmartno
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / The Medieval Village of Šmartno
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / The Medieval Village of Šmartno
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / View of the Dobrovo Castle from a Vineyard
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / Dobrovo Castle
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
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A pleasant hike from Dobrovo to the view tower in Gonjače, situated on a hill, and then back to the starting point past the picturesque village of Šmartno.
easy
10.9 km
3:14 h
313 m
313 m

Drugmbernca 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 and trees.

This loop trail will take you from Dobrovo to the view tower in Gonjače, Šmartno, Biljana and then back to Dobrovo, all the while climbing and descending the Brda hills among vineyards. 

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.

Other highlights of the trail are the 23-m view tower in Gonjače from which you can admire the hilly Brda landscape with the Adriatic Sea on one side and the Alps on the other one, and the village of Šmartno. Šmartno, a medieval fortified village with five defence towers, got its name from the patron saint of St. Martin's church.

 

 

 

Author’s recommendation

Climb the 23-m view tower in Gonjače from which you can enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the whole Brda region, the Adriatic sea and the Alps.
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Author
Erika Kovačič Marinič
Updated: March 19, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
315 m
Lowest point
86 m
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Tips, hints and links

On this trail, five drinking fountains can be found:

  • two in Dobrovo (one at the playground by the Dobrovo castle and one at the parking lot opposite the Klet Brda wine cellar),
  • one in Gonjače (by the view tower),
  • one in Šmartno (at the side of the parking lot in front of the village's fortified walls) and
  • one in Biljana (in the square at the beginning of the village).

 

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).

 

 

Start

Dobrovo Castle (132 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.996724, 13.523329
DMS
45°59'48.2"N 13°31'24.0"E
UTM
33T 385651 5094743
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Destination

Dobrovo Castle

Turn-by-turn directions

Our trail starts at the late Renaissance castle in Dobrovo. After a short descent we come to a plain winding its way under the village Snežeče. After that we climb to the view tower in Gonjače. Through the vineyards we descend to the medieval village Šmartno where we can visit St. Martin’s church and admire five defence towers. The trail then leads us to the village Biljana, where we can admire St. Michael’s church. After that we start descending to our starting point, Dobrovo.

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Coordinates

DD
45.996724, 13.523329
DMS
45°59'48.2"N 13°31'24.0"E
UTM
33T 385651 5094743
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

A map of the Cherry Blossom hiking trails can be found at the Tourist Information Centre in Šmartno or downloaded here.

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Equipment

  • standard hiking equipment, according to the season and weather conditions
  • sufficient water and food or snacks


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
10.9 km
Duration
3:14 h
Ascent
313 m
Descent
313 m
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