Karst Villages between Hruševica and Pliskovica

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On a rainy day, I found myself in the beautiful St. Daniel Hotel and took a short biking trip on asphalt and gravel roads to avoid the inevitable mud. The end result: I enjoyed the hidden beauties of a half-dozen Karst villages.

At a Glance

Easy tour on a mix of asphalt and gravel roads
304 m
Average time
2 h
Elevation gain
210 m
16.3 km
Start: 45.810886,13.828548
Peak: 45.774472,13.782246

Starting point Hiking map Download GPX file


  • I started at the hotel; you can park in Hruševica or Kobjeglava (in this case, bike to Hruševica first).
  • Follow the road going south from the village center. The asphalt road quickly turns into gravel, bringing you to Kopriva.
  • Turn right into the village, find your way through it, and turn right when you return to the main road.
  • When you reach Skopo, turn right, traverse the village, and find the narrow asphalt road toward Krajna Vas.
  • Go straight through the village, cross the main road, and continue onto a narrow road that brings you to the main road toward Pliskovica.
  • Bike to the church at the hilltop above Pliskovica, pass it on the right until you get to the cemetery, then turn left and immediately right onto a rugged gravel trail (the most challenging part of the trip).
  • Cross the main road toward Komen and continue toward Kosovelje.
  • Go straight through Kosovelje onto a gravel road toward Kobjeglava.
  • If you parked in Kobjeglava, keep going straight until you arrive at the parking lot. If you started in Hruševica, follow the signs for Tupelče/Štanjel.
  • After arriving in Tupelče, turn right at the village pond, and bike toward Hruševica.

Map of the Route

The map shows the path we took as recorded by the GPS receiver. Never trust a GPS track wholeheartedly; rely on your senses and maps.