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The Great Krpan Trail

Long-Distance Hiking · Slovenia
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  • View on Cerknica lake
    View on Cerknica lake
    Photo: Aleš Petrič, RRA Zeleni Kras
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The Great Krpan Trail is a 100 km long circular hiking and biking trail marked with recognizable signs, which runs along the paths walked by Martin Krpan.
difficult
Distance 109.9 km
29:35 h
1,505 m
1,504 m
893 m
521 m

The trail is named after the legendary literary folk hero in the story of the Slovenian writer Fran Levstik.

The trail starts in Pivka, then crosses the Javorniki forest massif through Šilentabor and the upper Pivka basin and reappears on the edge of Lake Cerknica. It continues towards the Loška dolina, where it begins to climb to the Bloke plateau near the Snežnik castle, and from there it is possible to continue across Mt. Slivnica or descend to the Cerknica field on a steep slope with an exceptional view of Lake Cerknica. The trail then leads through the picturesque Rakov Škocjan, where it ascends to Postojna. From there the trail will guide you acros the Pivka basin to St. Trinity mountain and back to starting point in Pivka.

There are 7 checkpoints on Krpanova pot, where hikers can get a stamp on their card, and the points are marked on the map with a blue number on a yellow background. Hikers and route information are also available to hikers. The numbers especially mark the larger sights along the way that we can see.

 

 

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Peter Lenarcic 
Update: October 08, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
893 m
Lowest point
521 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

You can get a map of the Great Krpan Trail in the tourist info center.

Start

Pivka (580 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.675255, 14.191345
DMS
45°40'30.9"N 14°11'28.8"E
UTM
33T 437018 5058285
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Destination

Pivka

Turn-by-turn directions

Recreational hikers can cross the trail in four days, but it is also possible to cross it in several shorter stages. The route runs in such a way that it is also suitable for cyclists and riders, and in most cases it is also transportable by other means of transport.

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Public transport

Available

Parking

Available

Coordinates

DD
45.675255, 14.191345
DMS
45°40'30.9"N 14°11'28.8"E
UTM
33T 437018 5058285
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
109.9 km
Duration
29:35 h
Ascent
1,505 m
Descent
1,504 m
Highest point
893 m
Lowest point
521 m
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