Specialized Naturalist Guide
5* TripAdvisor Rating
Locally Owned Company
Forest covers almost 60 % of Slovenia’s surface, so no wonder that we spend a lot of time among the trees. Let us take you to one of our favourite forests: Mount Javorniki, which translates as “the Maple Mountains”. The elongated shape of this mountain ridge looks unimpressive from a distance, but good observers find natural treasures here. The forest is interspersed with flower-rich clearings, and the thrill of the unexpected sight or meeting around the corner make for an exciting day.
Our 8-hour tour takes us through the forest towards one of the highest peaks. On the first part of the tour, we drive through a maze of unpaved forest roads. On the way, we make shorter stopovers at points of interest, like limestone outcroppings, forest clearings and hilltops. Later on, we hike for several kilometres, where we are rewarded with a wide view over most of Slovenia, as well as many flowers and butterflies. There are birds here as well, and we may see Treelarks, Woodpeckers, Red-backed shrike and even Rock buntings!
If time allows, we may also hike to the Petelinje intermittent lake. In spring, we may find the endemic fairy shrimp Chirocephalus croaticus here. In summer, when the lake is dry, flowering Mouse garlic, Allium angulosum, colours the entire lake-bed pink.
Besides an 8-hour tour with an optional take-along lunch, we also offer a shorter version as a 4-hour tour.
From May until October – any day of the week, depending on the availability of our guides. Please make an online booking. In the booking process, you can decide to pay online with a credit card or pay later at the start of the tour (we only accept cash).
The price of this 8-hour tour is 210 € for a group of 2-8 participants. For single travellers, we offer a 20 % discount (168 €).
Easy to moderate. In the 8-hour tour, we will walk about 6 kilometres at an easy pace. We will follow unpaved roads and smaller paths, partially up- and downhill without real climbing. This tour is suitable for children if they can walk the distance and don’t mind a longer drive through the forest.
The meeting point for this excursion is in Cerknica or Postojna (we will contact you after you make a booking to see what is more convenient).
The meeting point for this excursion is only a 1 ½ hour drive from Bled, a one-hour drive from Ljubljana and a 10 minutes drive from the Postojna Cave.
You will receive a map with driving instructions and GPS coordinates by email when you make a booking.