Slovenia Walking

30. Velika Slivnica, near Cerknica

Walk 30 – a walk to Velika Slivnica, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

On Velika Slivnica
On Velika Slivnica

This fine walk to the summit of Velika Slivnica is rewarded with superb views over the intermittent or ‘disappearing’ lake of Cerknica, Cerkniško jezero.

Start/Finish – Cerknica

Disappearing lake of Cerknica - Cerkniško jezero
Disappearing lake of Cerknica – Cerkniško jezero

Distance – 9km/5.6miles

Height gain – approx 540m

Time – 2h23min

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

Recommended map(s) – are the 1:50 000 Notranjski Kras map and the 1:25 000 Notranjska Cerkniško jezero tourist map, both published by GZS

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

Refreshments on route – available at Dom na Slivnici

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Public transport – There is a bus service from Postojna to Cerknica.  The nearest train station is at Rakek.

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. Cerknica, where the walk starts has rooms available and one hotel, the Hotel Rakov Škocjan about 5km away from the town (ideally situated for our Walk 31).

To see a few more pictures of the lake when it is full and Velika Slivnica, follow this link to VVS Photography.

Velika Slivnica, Slovenia
Velika Slivnica, Slovenia

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