Marezige – Trsek – Popetre

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After enjoying the vistas of Adriatic Sea, it’s time for a trip deep into Šavrinsko gričevje (Šavrinje hills). We’ll start in Marezige, cross Rokava and Dragonja valleys, visit Trsek, enjoy the views from the road to Popetre, and return to Marezige via Lopar or Gradišče.

At a Glance

Asphalt roads with occasional steeper ascents
404 m
Average time
2 h
Elevation gain
520 m
18.3 km
Start: 45.506836,13.798535

Starting point Hiking map

Interactive route Download GPX file


  • There’s a large parking lot in the center of Marezige
  • To get from Trsek to Popetre, take a sharp left turn at the beginning of the village (there’s no sign).
  • Near the bus stop in Popetre, go straight toward Gradišče (longer) or left toward Lopar (what I did)
  • If you decide to return to Marezige via Gradišče, drop by Kubed to see a rare pentagonal church tower.
  • Locals are recommending the Karjola restaurant in Marezige.
  • Recommended stay: Holiday House Ida in Marezige

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.

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