This is a tour with sporting milestones: The route goes along hiking trail 9 (Via Alpina) past the impressive ski flying hill at Planica to the Zelenci nature reserve, and past Podkoren. The destination Kranjska Gora has long had international importance as the venue of the Ski World Cup.
From the Rifugio Zacchi (Zacchi mountain lodge) ( 1,380 metres), the trail leads along the Alta Via Alpi Tarvisiane to Cap. Ponza and onwards beneath the summits of the Ponza Grande to the Vratca/Porticina mountain pass (1,844 metres ). The route now runs along an old hunting trail towards the world famous Planica ski flying hill , then continues past the former Podršak guard house towards Rateče. It is worth taking a short break in the Zelenci Nature Park, which is of special geological value, and contains impressive fauna and rare and threatened flora, with numerous springs and an emerald green lake. Here we are on the trail of the famous natural scientist Sir Humphry Davy, who once announced: “I have loved the Sava Valley best with its waterfalls and lakes. I know of nothing in Europe which is more beautiful.”
The Mountain Hut Zacchi is opend from end of May to end of September. Please check the openings before leaving by calling the following number +39 338 5030887 Gianni, +39 320 2591042 Loris, +39 333 2357346 Rosa or on the website http://www.rifugiozacchi.it/