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Trail 6 - PRVAČNCA

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  • Medana, Birthplace of Poet Alojz Gradnik
    / Medana, Birthplace of Poet Alojz Gradnik
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / Signpost showing the way towards Kozlink
    Photo: Patricija Valentinčič, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / View of Medana along the way
    Photo: Patricija Valentinčič, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / The trail descends into the valley of the Fedrih stream
    Photo: Patricija Valentinčič, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / Just below Medana, panoramic views of Vipolže and the surrounding area open up
    Photo: Patricija Valentinčič, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / Yellow signs on the tree show you the way up to Medana
    Photo: Patricija Valentinčič, ZTKMŠ Brda
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A scenic loop trail connecting Dobrovo, Plešivo and Medana. Beautiful views of the hilly landscape and picturesque Brda villages abound along the way.
easy
7.4 km
2:19 h
254 m
255 m

Prvačnca 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.

Prvačnca is a scenic loop trail going up and down the vineyard-strewn Brda hills. It connects Dobrovo, Plešivo and Medana. The hilly landscape allows us to enjoy beautiful views of the Brda villages and the surrounding area.

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.

Along the way, we can stop at several viewpoints providing picturesque views of the Brda villages: Vipolže with its renovated Renaissance villa Vila Vipolže and Medana, which is particularly interesting because of the birthplace of the poet Alojz Gradnik and cultural worker Ludvik Zorzut.

Author’s recommendation

The birthplace of Alojz Gradnik, a poet, and Ludvik Zorzut, a cultural worker, can be visited by prior arrangement with the house's caretaker.
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Author
Erika Kovačič Marinič
Updated: October 13, 2019
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
185 m
Lowest point
72 m
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Tips, hints and links

On this trail, three 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) and
  • one in Medana (in front of the 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).

Start

Dobrovo Castle (134 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.996694, 13.523204
DMS
45°59'48.1"N 13°31'23.5"E
UTM
33T 385641 5094740
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Destination

Dobrovo Castle

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail starts at the Dobrovo castle. Signposts direct us on a path towards Klet Brda winery. At the bridge over the Reka river below the winery, turn left and walk along the river until you reach the bridge below Fojana. Follow the two signposts directing you left. At the next signpost, turn right and enter the forest. The trail starts ascending relatively steeply through the forest and leads you to the former gravel road for Fojana. Make a left turn until you reach a crossroads, where you turn right. Nice views of Medana surrounded by vineyards open up. The trail continues through a forest with pine trees and then starts descending among the vineyards into the valley of the Fedrih stream. Then a climb to the hamlet of Jordano in Plešivo follows. Walk among houses  to the main road, where you turn left and continue walking along the main road until you reach  a chapel-shrine in Medana at the crossroads for Dobrovo, Vipolže and Ceglo. Follow the signpost pointing right in the direction of Vipolže and Ceglo. Soon you will reach a viewpoint above Vipolže with an information  panel giving you descriptions of the nearby villages. The trail then makes a left turn and continues below the road towards the hamlet of Berjač in Medana. Descend among the vineyards into the valley and soon after that start climbing again towards Medana. After about 1 km of climbing you will come to the Church of the Assumption of Mary in Medana, where you can refill your water bottle at a drinking fountain. Afterwards, walk along the main road towards Dobrovo. At a large gravel parking lot a signpost will direct you left for Kozlink. The trail brings us to a cell tower shaped like a cypress, where you can read an information panel with descriptions of villages and a panel with inscribed cardinal directions, mountains and villages. The starting point at the Dobrovo castle is just a short walk away.  

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Coordinates

DD
45.996694, 13.523204
DMS
45°59'48.1"N 13°31'23.5"E
UTM
33T 385641 5094740
w3w 
///panics.farms.comfortably
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.

Book recommendations for this region:

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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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Maja Capuder
April 04, 2021 · Community
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.4 km
Duration
2:19 h
Ascent
254 m
Descent
255 m
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