Shepherds and cows return to Velika Planina

We are delighted to announce the return of shepherds and cows to the mountain! Velika Planina will once again come alive with its traditional, idyllic charm.

On Velika Planina, you can enjoy authentic homemade delicacies prepared by the shepherds. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste sour milk, freshly made cheese, and buckwheat žganci, which are true treats for all gourmets. These dishes are prepared according to traditional recipes and offer an authentic insight into the culinary heritage of the mountains. At the Zeleni rob restaurant, you will be served homemade stews, Carniolan sausage, sauerkraut, and excellent, sweet curd cheese dumplings!

Hiking trails

Velika Planina is a true paradise for hikers, offering numerous well-maintained trails that lead you through beautiful mountain meadows, forests, and past shepherds’ huts. Each trail offers unique views and opportunities for relaxation in the embrace of nature. When visiting the mountain, always walk on maintained and reinforced paths.

Educational trail ‘In the Footsteps of Shepherds’

For those who want to learn more about the history and tradition of shepherding on Velika Planina, the educational trail ‘In the Footsteps of Shepherds’ is available. This trail will take you through historical points where you will learn how shepherds lived through the centuries. The trail is suitable for all age groups and is an excellent educational experience for families. The length of the trail is 7 kilometers, and it takes about 2.5 to 3 hours to walk it. Along the way, you will stroll through picturesque pastures among shepherds’ huts, learning about the rich cultural heritage and history.

Adventure park for young explorers

A small experience park has grown on Velika Planina, in a small forest near the chairlift entrance station. In the park, you will learn about the animals that call Velika Planina home, shepherds’ life, scents, and tree species. Observe the treetops through a forest periscope and play the sounds of Velika Planina with a sand harp.

E-Bike rental at the lower cable car station

For those who want to explore Velika Planina in a slightly different way, e-bikes are available for rent at the lower cable car station. E-bikes allow you to easily cover distances and climbs, and enjoy beautiful views and fresh air. More informations on

Natural and cultural attractions of Velika planina

Velika Planina offers numerous natural and cultural attractions worth seeing. Among them are beautiful karst caves, ancient shepherds’ huts, the Chapel of Our Lady of the Snows, and much more. Every visitor will find something that will inspire and enrich their experience on this beautiful mountain.
We invite you to visit Velika Planina and experience all these wonderful activities, and indulge in the beauty and tastes of this unique area.