Slovenia Walking

28. Hrastovlje, Slovenia

Walk 28 – a walk from Hrastovlje, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Dance of Death fresco, Hrastovlje
Dance of Death fresco, Hrastovlje

You can easily combine this this walk with a visit to see the wonderful frescoes, including the ‘Dance of Death’, in the fortified church of Sv. Trojica, which is also the walk’s starting point.

Sv. Trojica, Hrastovlje, Slovenia
Sv. Trojica, Hrastovlje, Slovenia

Start/Finish – Hrastovlje

Distance – 10.5km/6.6miles

Height gain – approx 400m

Time – 3h14min

Grade – easy-moderate; mainly on good paths and tracks

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

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

Refreshments on route – none

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Public transport – You can reach Hrastovlje by bus or train from Koper but both services are limited and not practical for walkers.

Nearest Town/Village – Our base for this walk is Postojna, which has hotels, apartments and rooms plus a Youth Hostel. The nearest campsite to the town is the Pivka Jama Camp located about 4km to the north-west. Postojna has an excellent range of shops, and places to eat.

Nearer to Hrastovlje are the coastal towns of Koper, Izola, Piran and Portorož and any of these resorts would make a good base for exploring the Slovenian Istria.

The frescoes of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Hrastovlje, Primorska, Slovenia.
The frescoes of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Hrastovlje, Primorska, Slovenia.

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