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Trail 4 - KOZANKA

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  • Kozana with St. Hieronymus Church
    / Kozana with St. Hieronymus Church
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / Medana
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / Medana
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / Cherry Blossom Trails and Alpe Adria Trail Signpost
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / Biljana and St. Michael's Church
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
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A scenic hike through the villages of Medana, Kozana and Biljana. Climbing the Brda hills and desceding into valleys will reward you with picture-perfect views.
easy
8.5 km
2:36 h
313 m
313 m

Kozanka 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 trail starts in Dobrovo and leads through the villages of Medana, Kozana and Biljana back to the starting point, taking you on a scenic trip across the Brda hills and valleys.

At the Dobrovo Renaissance castle you can learn about the history of the castle and the life of the Baguer family. The wine-growing village of Medana is proud for being the birthplace of poet Alojz Gradnik and cultural worker Ludvik Zorzut. In the village of Kozana, surrounded by vineyards, you can see St. Jerome's church with a bell tower reconstructed according to the plan by the famous architect Jože Plečnik. The village of Biljana is recognizable from afar by its St. Michael's church with a typical Aquileia-type bell tower.

 

 

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Author
Erika Kovačič Marinič
Updated: October 13, 2019
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
185 m
Lowest point
64 m
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Safety information

This trail goes over a stream, which cannot be crossed during heavy rain periods as the water level gets too high.

Tips, hints and links

Two drinking fountains can be found on this trail: 

  • one in Kozana (by the well and tourist information panel in the centre of the village) 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 (133 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.996779, 13.523204
DMS
45°59'48.4"N 13°31'23.5"E
UTM
33T 385641 5094749
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Destination

Dobrovo Castle

Turn-by-turn directions

Our trail begins at the parking lot at the Dobrovo castle. The trail starts climbing right away among the vineyards towards the point called "Na vrhu", where you can pause by a cell tower in the form of a cypress and a panel with inscribed cardinal directions, mountains and villages. The trail then leads to a gravel parking lot where a signpost will direct you away from the main road for Medana, going past the vineyards below the road instead. The trail goes through the centre of Medana and then descends into the valley of the Donank stream. Follow the main road for a while until you see a signpost showing left. The trail then runs through the valley of the Končnar stream. Cross the stream where it is marked by a signpost and then start climbing towards Kozana. Walk along the main road until you reach the centre of the village, where you can refill your water bottle at a drinking fountain. The trail makes a left turn there and descends again into the valley of the Končnar stream, crosses the stream and then ascends towards the village of Biljana. Walking along the main road, start heading back to our starting point in Dobrovo, which is about 1.5 km away.

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Coordinates

DD
45.996779, 13.523204
DMS
45°59'48.4"N 13°31'23.5"E
UTM
33T 385641 5094749
w3w 
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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
8.5 km
Duration
2:36 h
Ascent
313 m
Descent
313 m
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