Slovenia Walking

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Walks in Rogaska Slatina, Virstanj and the Pohorje Massif

34. Rogla on the Pohorje Massif

Walk 34 – a walk from Rogla to the Lovrenška jezera on the Pohorje massif, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

The Porhorje Massif near Rogla
The Porhorje Massif near Rogla

Beginning at Rogla, a skiing centre, this walk meanders across Pohorje to the small pools of Lovrenška jezera. Be careful not to disturb the waters as you may upset the goblin, Jezernik. He brings on bad weather when angry!

Lovrenska jezera, Pohorje
Lovrenska jezera, Pohorje

Start/Finish – at Rogla, 14km north of Zreče

Distance – 9km/5.6miles

Height gain – less than 200m

Time – 2h12min

Grade – easy; mainly on good forest paths

Recommended maps – are the 1:50 000 Pohorje map published by PZS and the 1:25 000 Zreče maps published by GZS

Equipment – Walking boots. 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 –

Nearest Towns/Villages – Maribor, Slovenia’s second city, has plenty of hotels, apartments, rooms and a camping site. See this website for Maribor tourist information.

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Celje is nearby and also a good range of accommodation. See this website for Celje tourist information.

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35. Pohorje – Veliki Šumik

Walk 35 – a walk on the Pohorje massif to the waterfall Veliki Šumik, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

The heavily wooded Pohorje massif, the ‘lungs of Maribor’, is a popular spot for Slovenians all year round. In the heart of this area lies one of Eastern Slovenia’s beauty spots, the Šumik waterfalls, hidden deep in virgin forest.

Start/Finish – at the Hotel Areh

Distance – 15km/9.4miles

Height gain – approx 350m

Time – 3h38min

Veliki Šumik
Veliki Šumik

Grade – moderate-strenuous; the walk is mainly on easy unsurfaced roads, forest tracks and paths, but the descent to the waterfalls crosses steep ground and can be wet and slippery. On this section you will need to use your hands and have a head for heights.

Recommended map – is the 1:50 000 Pohorje map, published by PZS

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

Refreshments on route – at either the Hotel Areh or Ruška koča at the start/finish of the walk.

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

Public transport – We do not think there is a bus service to Areh.

Nearest Towns/Villages – Maribor, Slovenia’s second city, has plenty of hotels, apartments, rooms and a camping site. See this website for Maribor tourist information.

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33. Virštanj vineyards

Walk 33 – a walk through the vineyards of Virštanj, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Sv Filip and Jakob, Virštanj
Sv Filip and Jakob, Virštanj

A rural ramble on quiet country roads through the Virštanj vineyards. Lovely at any time of year but during the grape harvest in autumn must be best.

Start/Finish – at the Gostišče Banovina in Virštanj

Roadside shine near Virstanj
Roadside shine near Virstanj

Distance – 7km/4.4miles

Height gain – approx 250m

Time – 1h48min

Grade – easy; on country roads.

Recommended map – is the 1:50 000 Celjska Kotlina map, published by GZS

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

Refreshments on route – the Gostišče Banovina at the start/finish of the walk.

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

Public transport – There is only a very limited bus service to Virštanj, which is not suitable for walkers.

Nearest Towns/Villages – Rogaška Slatina has plenty of hotels, apartments and rooms but no nearby camping site. See this website for Rogaška Slatina tourist information.

Virštanj vineyards
Virštanj vineyards

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32. Rogaška Slatina

Walk 32 – a walk starting at Rogaška Slatina, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Sv Florjan, near Rogaška Slatina
Sv Florjan, near Rogaška Slatina

Quiet country roads take you on an easy ramble through countryside of mixed farming and vineyards near the spa town of Rogaška Slatina, famous for it’s curative mineral water.

Klopotci or wind rattle, bird scarer
Klopotci or wind rattle, bird scarer

Start/Finish – Rogaška Slatina

Distance – 12km/7.5miles

Height gain – approx 150m

Time – 2h45min

Grade – easy; on country roads.

Recommended map – is the 1:50 000 Celjska Kotlina map, published by GZS

Equipment – Walking shoes. 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 – Rogaška Slatina is easily reached by public transport.

Nearest Towns/Villages – Rogaška Slatina has plenty of hotels, apartments and rooms but no nearby camping site. See this website for Rogaška Slatina tourist information.

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