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From Predjama to Stara Pošta on Hrušica

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Starting from a medieval castle built into a giant cave, bike through Hrušica’s dense forests to reach the ruins of a Roman fort and an old post waystation.

At a glance

Difficulty
Gravel roads with a few kilometers of asphalt
Altitude
874 m
Average time
2.5 h
Elevation gain
420 m
Distance
22 km
Coordinates
Start: 45.814483,14.128900

Starting point Hiking map Download GPX file

From Predjama to Hrušica

  • Park at Predjama castle. Be there early; the parking lot tends to get very busy in the summer.
  • Return to Bukovje and follow signs for Hrušica/Podkraj (this bit is missing from the GPX file).
  • After a few kilometers, leave the asphalt road and follow hiking signs for Hrušica and waymarks onto a gravel road.
  • Follow the waymarks and an occasional road sign for Hrušica until you reach Stara Pošta inn.
  • Hike the Archeological Trail if you want to explore the Roman ruins.
  • Have lunch at Stara Pošta inn.

Back to Predjama

  • On the way back, take the first gravel road going left.
  • Follow the gravel road (keeping to the right) until you get to a Y-junction. Take the left fork (the right one is a dead-end).
  • Turn right when you reach a large junction of gravel roads in the middle of a clearing.
  • In Gorenje (a hamlet next to Bukovje), turn right onto a narrow asphalt road.
  • Follow the first gravel road descending toward Bukovje.
  • Keep to the gravel road; when in doubt, take the left fork.
  • In a few minutes, you’ll reach the Bukovje–Podkraj asphalt road. Turn left, and you’ll get back to Predjama in no time (it’s all downhill from there).
  • Don’t forget to visit the Predjama castle ;)

Map of the Route

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

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