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🇸🇮 Stara Baba above Ajdovščina

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Stara Baba is a fluvial terrace with a nice view of nearby Ajdovščina. It must be a popular destination for afternoon strolls as it’s crisscrossed with unmarked footpaths – an ideal easy hike if your kids love exploring the countryside or if dad needs to show off his latest GPS gadget.

At a glance

Difficulty
Easy hike on unmarked footpaths
Altitude
350 m
Average time
1 h
Elevation gain
120 m
Coordinates
Start: 45.904010,13.912406
Peak: 45.898754,13.914989

Starting point Hiking map

The paths described here are not marked, and there are so many footpaths on Stara Baba that it’s easy to get lost. It might be a good idea to have a smartphone with OpenCycleMap data on it.

In a Nutshell

  • Usually, you can park on the right-hand side of the road just before the Hubelj bridge. On weekends, you might have to drive a bit farther; there are a few parking spots just across the bridge.
  • Take the gravel road leading east (back toward Ajdovščina).
  • Search for a footpath forking left into the forest. When you find the right one, it will lead you past interesting rocks to the top of the terrace.
  • Enjoy the stroll along the edge of the terrace. Eventually, you’ll have to turn left and walk toward a dirt track crossing a shallow valley between your path and the steep slopes of Gora.
  • When you get to the dirt track, turn right and follow it until it meets a broader dirt track going uphill from Ajdovščina to Gora.
  • Turn right, descend toward Ajdovščina until you get to the gravel road. Follow the gravel road back toward Hubelj.

If you don’t like walking on a gravel road, take an alternate path (untested):

  • Follow a footpath toward Grivče
  • Turn right to get to the main road
  • Cross Hubelj and walk back to the starting point following trails on the other riverbank.