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  • Natural Educational Trail Menišija
  • The Mašun Forest Educational Trail
  • The Sviščaki Forest Educational Trail
  • Kališe Forest Educational Trail
  • Kette Memorial Trail
  • Cerknica Lake Beekeeping Educational Trail
  • The Circular Route of Military History
  • Mast Road
  • The Stonecutter’s Educational Trail
Natural Educational Trail Menišija
Address TIC Cerknica, Cesta 4. maja 51, 1380 Cerknica
Telephone T: +386 (0)1 705 62 79, M: +386 (0)31 599 523 (Janko Košir) T: +386 (0)1 709 36 36 (TIC Cerknica)

On this trail, hikers will become acquainted with Menšija, a hill between Logatec and Cerknica. Various karst formations can be observed along the way, including caves. 9 points of interest.
The circular trail measures 3km, estimated travel time: 3 hours.

Guided tours: tel: +386 (0)1 705 6279, Mr Janko Košir, tel: +386 (0)31 599 523

  • Natural Educational Trail Menišija
The Mašun Forest Educational Trail
Address 6253 Knežak
Telephone T: +386 (05) 700 06 10 (guided tours)
Map
Distance 1,7 km

At Mašun, a popular hiking destination, visitors can take a stroll along the forest trail, which was designed in 1888. In 1997, information boards were placed along the trail. 8 points of interest.
The trail measures 1.7km, estimated travel time: 45 minutes.

Guided tours (groups): Slovenian Forest Service, RU Postojna, Vojkova 9, tel: +386 (0)5 700 0610

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The Sviščaki Forest Educational Trail
Address Planinski dom Sviščaki, Sviščaki, 6250 Ilirska Bistrica
Telephone T: +386 (05) 710 13 84, T: +386 (05) 710 13 85, T: +386 (05) 700 06 10 (vodenje skupin), F: +386 (05) 710 13 85

The trail leads through remarkable natural forests dominated by Snežnik, through a frosty hollow, and to the Dušanova skala rock below the Sviščaki Ski Resort. Information boards are placed along the path. 10 points of interest.

The trail measures 4.3km, estimated travel time: 3 hours.
Guided tours (groups): Slovenian Forest Service, RU Postojna, Vojkova 9, tel: +386 (0)5 700 0610
T: +386 (05) 700 06 10

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Kališe Forest Educational Trail
Address 4228 Kališe, Slovenija
Telephone T: +386 (0)1 754 42 18 (Tadej Grom), T: +386 (0)1 754 19 43 (Janez Trček)
Map
Distance 2,2 km

Visitors can familiarize themselves with nature’s diversity, which is the result of the varied bedrock and the influence of man. Along the path, different tree and shrub species can be noted, as well as a karst cave, a charcoal pile model, typical settlement layout etc. 28 points of interest.
The circular trail measures 2.2km, estimated travel time: 1.5 hours.

Guided tours: Logatec Scouts: Kališe Forest Educational Trail, Municipality of Logatec, tel: +386 (0)1 754 4218 (Tadej)
Guided tours (groups): Tadej Grom, Čevica 8, 1370 Logatec, tel: +386 (0)1 754 4218; or Janez Trček, Zelenica 29, 1370 Logatec, tel: +386 (0)1 754 1943

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Kette Memorial Trail
Address Bazoviška cesta 14, 6250 Ilirska Bistrica
Telephone T: +386 (0)5 71 12 315, +386 (0)51 674 352

The Kette Memorial Trail is a tribute to the poet Dragotin Kette. Visitors will walk this trail from Ilirska Bistrica to Prem in about three hours. The journey starts at the monument of Dragotin Kette, in front of the school named after the poet. The trail leads past buildings connected with the poet’s life, work, and family. The trail then leads through the villages of Rečica and Zarečje towards the Novak Mill. At the end, visitors ascend Prem via Smrje, where they can visit the Kette Museum. The trail is well marked, and can therefore accommodate visitors throughout the year.

Estimated travel time: 3 hours each direction; Tours: guided, individual
Information: tanja.sajina@ilirska-bistrica.si, +386 (0)41 307 354, +386 (0)51 674 352

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Cerknica Lake Beekeeping Educational Trail
Address TIC Cerknica, Cesta 4. maja 51, 1380 Cerknica
Telephone T: +386 (0)1 709 36 36 TIC Cerknica, M: +386 (0)31 610 368, M: +386 (0)41 657 297 (Čebelarsko društvo Cerknica)

The path winds across Goričica, an island in the middle of the mysterious and ever-changing Lake Cerknica. Along the trail, information boards are fitted, containing information on bee swarms, the life and food of bees, bee products, their diseases, history of apiculture, nectar-producing plants, and other information required by young beekeepers. Bees are not only introduced through texts and tasks provided at the end of the trail, but can instead be observed in nature in front of an apiary, the travel board at the apiary mouth, the apiary’s interiors, the honeycombs, and the exterior. 13 points of interest.

The circular trail measures 250m, estimated travel time: 1.5 hours.

Guided tours: Cerknica Beekeepers’ Association, tel: +386 (0)31 610 368 or +386 (0)41 657 297

 

  • Cerknica Lake Beekeeping Educational Trail
The Rakov Škocjan Natural Education Trail
Address Rakov Škocjan 1, 1381 Rakek
Telephone T: +386 (0)1 709 74 70, M: +386 (0)41 693 124 (Majda Kovač)

The trail leads through a unique karst valley of Rakov Škocjan and introduces natural peculiarities, such as numerous brooks, two natural bridges, hollows, caves, varied flora and fauna, and diverse cultural heritage along the River Rak. Information boards are placed along the trail. 16 points of interest.
The trail measures 3km, plus 2.5km to return to the starting point, estimated travel time: 3 hours, plus return to the starting point

Guided tours: CŠOD Rak, tel: +386 (0)1 709 3461

The Circular Route of Military History
Address Park vojaške zgodovine Pivka, Kolodvorska cesta 51, 6257 Pivka
Telephone T: +386 (0)31 775 002

It links the old Italian barracks in Hrastje, Italian underground fort on Primoz, Šilentabor above Zagorje, where once stood the largest fortress in the country, and a tourist village called Narin. It is approximately a four hour walk in total but you can decide to walk only to the Alpine wall fortifications on Primoz (45 min) or climb to Šilentabor (1 hour). The trail is marked with special signs and markings. In the part between the park and Primoz there are ten tourist information boards.

Info: Park of Military History Pivka

T:+386(0)31 775 002

info@parkvojaskezgodovine.si 

  • The Circular Route of Military History
Mast Road
Address TIC Postojna, Kolodvorska c. 3, Postojna
Telephone T: +386 (0)5 721 1090

Mast road, named after the masts which were transported through this area to the ports in Adriatic, is one of the oldest road connections over the famous Postojna gate. This represents relatively wide, low and strategically important pass from North Adriatic to Middle Europe. There are 18 points with informational signs on marked trail between Planina and Razdrto. Area offers excellent starting point for bicycle and hiking trips. 

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The Stonecutter’s Educational Trail
Address Kulturno društvo Štirna, Kal 22, 6257 Pivka
Telephone M: +386 (0)40 805 911 (Tomaž Avsec)

This trail encompasses two quarries, a lime kiln, a stonecutter’s workshop, St. Bartholomew’s Church, Jeričin and Šobec Homesteads, the chapel’s surroundings, markings, and a well. The quarries, also known by locals as “Hrvatov and Avscov preht”, and the former lime kiln are located at the foot of the Osojnica Mountain, a little more than two kilometres from the village. They can be reached via a forest trail; those less capable of proper orientation should obtain directions from the locals. At the village entrance, if arriving from the Pivka direction, an information board containing the trail map and its cultural monuments can be found. On their walk, visitors can take advantage of the guide boards, as well information boards containing interesting contents at individual points of interest. A quick hike will only take approximately two and a half hours, though more knowledge-hungry visitors will find themselves occupied for an even longer period.

Trail information and guided tours: Kulturno društvo Štirna, Kal 22, 6257 Pivka, Tomaž Avsec, tel: +386 (0)40 805 911

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