Discover the Vast Dinaric Forest

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Price
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Specialized Naturalist Guide

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8 hours
Availability : May to October
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 8

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.

 

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Tour Highlights
  • An unique chance to get to know the Slovenian forests, which are part of the largest forest of central Europe.
  • We are well away from the busy city life and visit places where almost no tourists go.
  • From the top of the mountain, we have an unforgettable view over most of Slovenia.
  • Owls are common, but rarely seen. The best season for owls is March to May.
  • Open spaces are full of flowers and butterflies: they are at their best from June to August.
  • Late September/early October can be a magical time with beautiful fall colours of the forest
  • Beekeeping is a great tradition in Slovenia and, in summer, many bee-keepers move their hives to the forest.
  • This tour can be combined with a visit the Eco-museum of the Pivka intermittent lakes

Availability

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). 

Price

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 €). 

Difficulty

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.

Meeting point

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.

Price includes

  • guiding in English, Dutch or German
  • accident insurance during the trip
  • local taxes
  • transport during the tour for up to 4 participants. In case there are more than 4 participants, please arrange own transport or contact us.

Price excludes

  • transportation costs to the meeting point
  • transport during the tour in case there are more than 4 participants

Optional supplements

  • picnic lunch/dinner (10 €/adult, 5 €/children)
  • pick up at a local accommodation (20 €/group)
  • pick up at a local bus/train stations (20 €/group)
  • pick up in the city of Ljubljana or Ljubljana Airport (70 €/group)

Things to take with you

  • Photocamera
  • Binoculars
  • Good walking shoes
  • We recommend long trousers
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Tick- and mosquito repellent

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