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Žibrše

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Žibrše are a cluster of hamlets peppered across the southern edge of Rovte hills. You’ll enjoy fantastic views while exploring them, and you might be lucky enough to stumble upon a rare wildflower in late May or early June.

At a glance

Difficulty
A mix of asphalt and gravel roads with a few short but disgustingly steep ascents
Altitude
720 m
Average time
2 h
Elevation gain
400 m
Distance
18.6 km
Coordinates
Start: 45.958404,14.191024

Starting point Hiking map

Interactive route Download GPX file

Starting Point

  • I decided to drive to the point where the road for Medvedje Brdo forks off the main road Logatec-Rovte (see starting point for coordinates).
  • You could start at Logatec castle and follow the signs for Logaške Žibrše.
  • Follow the signs for Pr Mihevc farm and L036 bike path to find the uphill asphalt road toward Logaške Žibrše.
  • Asphalt turns into a gravel road above the farm. At the next T-junction, turn right if you’re interested in rare wildflowers (Drosera grows in the valley you’d bike through), or left (as I did) if you prefer great views.
  • Just before the gravel road turns back into an asphalt one, turn right onto a narrower road.
  • When you reach a farm on your right, keep going straight, following hiking waymarks toward Ravnik.
  • At the next junction, turn right.
  • After reaching another asphalt road, turn right and descend toward Hotedrščica. You might want to stop at that junction, chain the bike to a fence, and walk to the church of St. Barbara.
  • After reaching the main road Logatec-Idrija in Hotedrščica, turn right toward Žejna Dolina just before the Turk inn.
  • The road turns back into a gravel road after the last houses in Hotedrščica. Follow it to Rovtarske Žibrše.
  • In Rovtarske Žibrše, turn left if you feel like having a pizza (or lunch) in Tavžentroža, or right if you’re in a hurry to get back.

Rare Wildflowers

I mentioned rare wildflowers in the introduction. You’ll be biking close to marshy meadows. Watch out for Gladiolus palustris, Drosera anglica and Pinguicula vulgaris.

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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