Slovenia Walking

29. Škocjan Caves and the River Reka

Walk 29 – a walk from the Škocjan Caves Visitor Centre, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Modern painted beehives, Slovenia.
Modern painted beehives, Slovenia.

After visiting the wonderful Škocjan Caves, why not spend a few hours wandering alongside the River Reka to find a ruined castle above a deep gorge and the attractive village of Famlje.

Start/Finish – Škocjan Caves visitor centre

Distance – 10.8km/6.7miles

Height gain – approx 250m

Time – 2h40min

Grade – easy-moderate; mainly on good paths and tracks. The descent from the castle is a bit steep and slippy.

Recommended map(s) – are the 1:50 000 Slovenska Istra and the 1:6 000 (yes, really!) Regijski park Škocjanske jame maps, 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 – There is no public transport to the Škocjan Caves Visitor Centre. The nearest train station is at Divača, about 5km away.

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

Alternatively, the coastal towns of the Slovenian Istria are in easy reach of Škocjan Caves.

The church of Škocjan on the cliffs above a collapsed cave
The church of Škocjan on the cliffs above a collapsed cave

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