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Following the trails of Arnold Rikli - Women's hill Hom

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St. Catherine is a church on the eastern edge of Hom above Zasip. The panoramic natural terrace, popular among locals and visitors, was named after the near church of St. Catherine.
moderate
Distance 8.2 km
2:20 h
177 m
177 m
The panoramic view by the Church of St. Catherine on Hom is located between the village of Zasip and represents one of the most characteristic images of this place. France Prešeren, Slovenia's greatest poet, named it the “Altar of Gorenjska”.  St. Catherine is a popular hiking destination and excursion point located on the south access path to the Vintgar Gorge and on the path to the top of the Hom hill (834 m). From here, a magnificent view opens up to Bled and the surrounding area, reaching from the near Karavanke mountain range and Kamnik-Savinja Alps in the north-east, through the Radovljica basin all the way to the Ljubljana Basin in the south-east, and to the Jelovica and Pokljuka plateau in the south and south-west.

 

The Hom hill is delineated by the Bled corner north of Bled.  The Vintgar Gorge is located behind Hom, which was carved by the Radovna river and is generally one of the most visited natural attractions in Slovenia.

Author’s recommendation

  • We recommend the use of the ARikli app to learn more at individual points and even do some exercises.
  • Do not forget to bring the camera.
  • A map of Bled/hiking trail will be of help.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
658 m
Lowest point
481 m
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Rest Stop

Bled Rose Hotel

Safety information

  • For the most part the path follows the local road, and on the way back through the forest it partially follows a forest road. 
  • Follow the signposts along the path.

Tips and hints

TIC INFOCENTER Triglavska roža Bled

Ljubljanska cesta 27, SI-4260 Bled

E-mail: info@visitbled.si, info.trb@tnp.gov.si 

Phone: +386 (0)4 5780 205

Websites: http://www.bled.si; http://www.tnp.si 

 

TIC - Tourist Association Bled

Cesta svobode 10, SI-4260 Bled

E-mail: info@td-bled.si 

Phone: +386 4 5741 122

Website: http://www.td-bled.si/ 

Start

Spa Park in the immediate vicinity of the beginning of the Lakeside promenade (480 m). (480 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.369928, 14.106635
DMS
46°22'11.7"N 14°06'23.9"E
UTM
33T 431287 5135538
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Destination

St. Catherine above Zasip (634 m), Spa Park in the immediate vicinity of the beginning of the Lakeside promenade (480 m).

Turn-by-turn directions

SPA PARK–ZASIP–ST. CATHERINE ABOVE ZASIP–ZASIP–SPA PARK

 

From the Spa Park we follow the Cesta svobode road to the bus station and ascend through the settlement of Grad to the Prešernova cesta road and then to the Partizanska cesta road junction. We follow this road until we reach the northern bypass, which we cross, then we keep following the Partizanska cesta road and the main local roads to Zasip. When we arrive at the Pri Kureju inn, we follow the signposts uphill between the houses and then take the steep access road uphill to St. Catherine. There is a viewpoint west of the church. From the intersection by the church we follow a dirt road, first toward the east and then north. There is a playground on the right. From here, a dirt forest road leads through the forest to the north and turns right downhill at the edge of the plateau. We follow the forest road that descends and turns in a slight arc back to the south toward Bled. Upon descending we can see the access points to the Zipline Dolinka on the left, and the road takes us to the meadows and fields east of the village of Zasip. From here we keep walking on a narrow asphalt road through the settlement. We follow the signposts and arrive back to the Bled–Zasip access road in the immediate vicinity of the Kurej inn. Here, we turn left, then to the south again and take the same path as when descending from Bled to Zasip to return to Bled on the Partizanska cesta road and further on through the hamlet of Grad to the Spa Park.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can get to Bled by bus or by train to the nearest railway stations of Bled Jezero or Lesce Bled. More information is available at: https://www.bled.si/en/information/how-to-get-to-bled/ 

 

The hike starts and ends at the Spar Park by the edge of the Lakeside promenade in Bled, which is 200 m away from the Bled main bus station.

Getting there

You may get to the starting point by car in Bled from the direction of Lesce (exit from the Ljubljana – Karavanke motorway) or on local roads from Bohinj or Jesenice.

Parking

Several payable parking areas are available in Bled: https://www.bled.si/en/information/getting-around-bled/20190920131938/parking-lots 

Coordinates

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46.369928, 14.106635
DMS
46°22'11.7"N 14°06'23.9"E
UTM
33T 431287 5135538
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Equipment

  • We recommend light hiking shoes or sports shoes and clothes that are appropriate to the time of year.
  • Bring water or beverage with you.

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.2 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
177 m
Descent
177 m
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