Slovenia Walking

36. Velika Planina

Walk 36 – a walk on Velika Planina, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Wooden shepherd houses on Velika Planina
Wooden shepherd houses on Velika Planina

One of Slovenia’s walking highlights! A day out on Velika Planina offers easy walking through the summer pastures and the herdsmen’s traditional wooden huts plus stunning views to the Kamniško-Savinjske Alps.

Start/Finish – Start at the Velika Planina Cable Car, finish at Stahovica

Walkers shrine at Stahovica
Walkers shrine at Stahovica

Distance – 12.5km/7.8miles

Height gain – approx 250m

Time – 4h10min

Grade – moderate-strenuous; on good tracks and paths, starting with an ascent of 210m but ending with a descent of 1100m. (We also write up a shorter walk of 10km/6.3miles graded easy).

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 – available from the various lodging houses. Open throughout the summer and at weekends out of season. See the Velika Planina website and click on the ‘Food and Lodging’ link for more details.

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Public transport – There is a limited bus service to the Velika Planina Cable Car.  A more regular service runs to Stahovica.

Nearest Town/Village – Kamnik. A bustling town but with a limited range of accommodation. There is one hotel and apartments are available. There are also rooms, a Youth Hostel and two Camping Sites – Camp Resnik (500m from the town centre) and one beside the Velika Planina Cable Car.  Kamnik has an excellent range of shops and places to eat.  See the Kamnik Tourist Information Centre website for more details.

Velika Planina, near Kamnik
Velika Planina, near Kamnik

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