Guided tours around Velika planina
We have prepared guided tours around Velika planina for larger and smaller organised groups, with the emphasis on learning about herdsmen’s tradition.
The traditional snack is available in one of the cottages, where you are served with sour milk, buckwheat mush or domestic mountain cheese. Together with the guide, you can visit the herdsmen’s settlement, Snow Mary chapel, Preskar museum and Veternica cave. In the afternoon hours, you can finish off your trip by visiting some of the sites of interest in Kamniška Bistrica.
- 8.45 – Meeting local guide at the lower cablecar station
- 9.00 – cable car and doubleseat lift ride ride to the top of Velika planina
- 9.30 – hike to the herdsmen’ settlement
- 10.00 – 12.30 – visit of the herdsmen’ settlement, Preskar museum, Snow Mary chapel and Veternica cave
- 13.00 – lunch at the lodging hous eof Zeleni rob (additional payment)
- 15.00 – return to the valley
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- Tour to Kamniška Bistrica (spring, gorge Predaselj…)
- Lunch in the restaurant Zeleni rob
- Cheese “trnič” workshop
- Shepherds snack
TOUR OF THE KAMNIŠKA BISTRICA VALLEY
After the guided tour of the Velika planina, you will go with the guide to the most interesting corners in the valley of Kamniška Bistrica. You will see the Predaselj gorge. Over the millennia, the Kamniška Bistrica river carved out a narrow passage, sometimes 35 meters deep, called Predaselj. A large rock is wedged in it, over which a path is led. After a short lull, the water plays again in the smaller basins of Mali Predaslje, which are significantly shorter and lower. Here, too, a rock has stopped between the walls, which also creates a natural bridge. From the gorge, you will drive to the source of Kamniška Bistrica, where one of the cleanest rivers in Slovenia originates.
WORKSHOP ON GETTING TO KNOW MEDICINAL PLANTS AND THEIR USES
From the highest point of the Velika planina (Gradišče, 1666 m), you will walk along the Velika planina with a herbalist and see and identify medicinal plants in nature. The focus of the workshop is on sustainable harvesting of plants and respect for nature. The workshop also includes instructions on drying and storing medicinal herbs and the benefits of using wild plants, herbs and other “weeds” from your doorstep. We will not collect plants, but we will look at them and learn which ones are medicinal and how to use them. In addition to the basic 2-hour workshop, it is possible to add a workshop showing the preparation of various medicinal preparations – water extracts, syrups, whole herbs, powdered herbs, tinctures, macerates, herbal vinegars and vaporization of dry herbs.
CHEESE TRNIČ MAKING PRESENTATION
Trniči are a type of hard cheese with a characteristic pear shape, which are made in the area of Velika, Mala and Gojška planina in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. They are made of cottage cheese, cream and salt and decorated with special ornaments, which are embossed with relief-carved wooden planks or sticks, the so-called i. fonts. Trnič is used in the daily diet, often as an addition to dishes.
LUNCH IN ZELENI ROB INN
Gostilna Zeleni rob is the only inn on Velika Planina. The terrace offers a wonderful view of the surrounding hills and the Ljubljana basin. They offer home-made dishes such as stews, sausage with sauerkraut and buckwheat brandy, goulash and excellent sweet cottage cheese štruklja. We have prepared special menus for groups.
In the shepherd’s village you will get excellent sour milk and buckwheat brandy, homemade cheese and crispy homemade bread! Reservations are required for larger groups.
Informations and reservations:
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