Slovenia-Walking

Category: Luče and Solčava Walks

41. Podolševa and Govca

Walk 41 – a walk from Podolševa to Govca on the Austrian border, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

The cave Potočka Zijavka
The cave Potočka Zijavka

One of our favourite walks! A wonderful mountain ridge walk with a 360degree panorama along the Austrian border.  The route also passes the cave Potoćka Zijavka where, in 1928 bones of the cave bear and tools belonging to Stone Age hunters were found.

Start/Finish – Podolševa

Summit cross on Govca
Summit cross on Govca

Distance – 10km/6.3miles

Height gain – approx 800m

Time – 4h44min

Grade – strenuous; mainly on good mountain paths, with a very steep descent from the ridge.

Recommended map – is the 1:50 000 Kamniško-Savinjske Alpe map, published by PZS

Equipment – Walking boots, walking sticks and a torch if you want to explore the Potoćka Zijavka cave. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – none

Updates to the 2019, 5th EditionThere are no updates

Public transport – There is no public transport to this walk.

Nearest Towns/Villages – Accommodation is a little limited in Luče. It has no hotels, but several Tourist Farms offer accommodation and there is a small campsite, with excellent facilities, just to the north of the village. Solčava has even less choice but in Logarska Dolina you will find hotels and Tourist Farms. The Govc-Vršnik Tourist Farm in Robanov Kot offers accommodation. See the Luče Tourist Information Centre and Logarska Dolina websites for more details.

Podolševa and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps
Podolševa and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps

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40. Slap Rinka, Logarska Dolina

Walk 40 – a walk from Slap Rinka in Logarska Dolina, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

The Kamnik-Savinja Alps from above Slap Rinka
The Kamnik-Savinja Alps from above Slap Rinka

This walk explores Logarska Dolina beyond the road end, visiting Slap Rinka and the source of the Savinja River. Beyond here we climb up into a small amphitheatre of jagged peaks in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. For the adventurous we describe an alternative descent.  There is only a very limited bus service to Slap Rinka (details below), but this walk could be easily added on to Walk 39 through Logarska Dolina.

Start/Finish – Slap Rinka car park

Magnificent beech woods in Logarska Dolina
Magnificent beech woods in Logarska Dolina

Distance – 3.3km/2miles

Height gain – approx 500m

Time – 2h09min

Grade – moderate; on good mountain paths, with an initial steep ascent of 400m

Recommended map – is the 1:50 000 Kamniško-Savinjske Alpe map, published by PZS

Equipment – Walking boots, walking sticks. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – there is a snack bar at the start/finish and beside Slap Rinka. In season, drinks and basic meals are available from Okrešlju Dom.

Updates to the 2019, 5th EditionThere are no updates

Public transport – There is a regular bus service from Luče to the entrance of Logarska Dolina and a summer service to Slap Rinka and the start of this walk – check the “Shuttle Transfer” link here.

Nearest Towns/Villages – Accommodation is a little limited in Luče. It has no hotels, but several Tourist Farms offer accommodation and there is a small campsite, with excellent facilities, just to the north of the village. Solčava has even less choice but in Logarska Dolina you will find hotels and Tourist Farms. The Govc-Vršnik Tourist Farm in Robanov Kot offers accommodation. See the Luče Tourist Information Centre and Logarska Dolina websites for more details.

Slap Rinka in Logarska Dolina
Slap Rinka in Logarska Dolina

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39. Logarska Dolina

Walk 39 – a walk in Logarska Dolina, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Logarska Dolina
Logarska Dolina

The valley of Logarska Dolina lies at the Upper Savinja Valley and is one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in Europe. Green pastures, woods and the mighty peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps harmonise to form a perfect scene. Our walk leads you through this stunning valley.

Start/Finish – entrance to Logarska Dolina

Logarska Dolina in autumn
Logarska Dolina in autumn

Distance – 15km/9.4miles

Height gain – approx 220m

Time – 3h51min

Grade – easy; mainly on good paths

Recommended map – is the 1:50 000 Kamniško-Savinjske Alpe map, published by PZS

Equipment – Walking shoes. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – there are several inns on route and a snack bar at the Slap Rinka car park

Updates to the 2019, 5th EditionThere are no updates

Public transport – There is a regular bus service from Luče to the entrance of Logarska Dolina.

Nearest Towns/Villages – Accommodation is a little limited in Luče. It has no hotels, but several Tourist Farms offer accommodation and there is a small campsite, with excellent facilities, just to the north of the village. Solčava has even less choice but in Logarska Dolina you will find hotels and Tourist Farms. The Govc-Vršnik Tourist Farm in Robanov Kot offers accommodation. See the Luče Tourist Information Centre and Logarska Dolina websites for more details.

Logarska Dolina
Logarska Dolina

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38. Robanov Kot

Walk 38 – a walk in Robanov Kot, near Luče, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Robanov Kot
Robanov Kot

The valley of Robanov Kot lies off the Upper Savinja Valley and is often bypassed by visitors eager to reach the neighbouring Logarska Dolina. The lack of a road means it is accessible to walkers only and, as a result, is a peaceful spot in which to while away a few hours. The towering peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps are a perfect backdrop.

Start/Finish – Robanov Kot

Wayside shrine near the entrance to Robanov Kot
Wayside shrine near the entrance to Robanov Kot

Distance – 9km/5.6miles

Height gain – approx 220m

Time – 1h50min

Grade – easy; on well-surfaced tracks

Recommended map – is the 1:50 000 Kamniško-Savinjske Alpe map, published by PZS

Equipment – Walking shoes. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – available at Govc-Uršnik and, in season, at Robanova Planina.

Updates to the 2019, 5th EditionThere are no updates.

Public transport – There is a regular bus service from Luče to the entrance of Robaonov Kot, which is 750m from the start of the walk.

Nearest Towns/Villages – Accommodation is a little limited in Luče. It has no hotels, but several Tourist Farms offer accommodation and there is a small campsite, with excellent facilities, just to the north of the village. Solčava has even less choice but in Logarska Dolina you will find hotels and Tourist Farms. The Govc-Vršnik Tourist Farm in Robanov Kot offers accommodation. See the Luče Tourist Information Centre and Logarska Dolina websites for more details.

Govc farm in Robanov Kot
Govc farm in Robanov Kot

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