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🇸🇮 Planinica

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Planinica is the lowest-lying alp on the southern slopes of Begunjščica ridge. Hiking there will take a tad longer than an hour, and the hut on the alp promises all sorts of local delicacies and even ice cream – a perfect family hike.

At a glance

Difficulty
Easy hike
Altitude
1136 m
Average time
Ascent: 1 hour 15 minutes
Descent: 45 minutes
Total: 2 hours
Elevation gain
450 m
Coordinates
Start: 46.396022,14.219529
Peak: 46.409088,14.214936

Starting point Hiking map Download GPX file

In a Nutshell

  • Drive to Gostišče Draga (Draga Inn) north of Begunje, and park somewhere nearby. There are two decently large public parking lots a few hundred meters up the road.
  • Follow the road for approximately 1.7 km (slightly less than half an hour).
  • You’ll notice a rocky trail decorated with a faded waymark going left into the forest on one of the right bends. Follow that trail (it’s so broad that it’s impossible to miss).
  • The trail crosses a gravel road a few times, and it’s not always obvious where it continues. Use your scouting skills and look beyond the roadside bushes to spot an occasional waymark.
  • When the trail brings you to a dirt road at the lowest edge of the alp, you’ll find your path blocked by a barbed wire. What a welcome!
  • Turn right, following a sign that’s about to peel off from a tiny wooden board. Follow the gravel road (or a shortcut across the meadow) to the hut on the alp.

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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.