Slovenia Walking

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

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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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