Glavni trg 6 8000 Novo mesto
This interesting tourist mountain trail was opened by Novo Mesto Mountaineering Association (Planinsko društvo Novo mesto) and the Novo Mesto Tourist Association (Turistično društvo Novo mesto) in the middle of 1967. Trdina Trail leads along the most beautiful parts of Dolenjska.
Who would not want to visit the mysterious Kočevski rog? The trail leads along the deserted 'kočevarji' villages to Gače and Mirna gora. From this point there is a unique view over Bela krajina.
Quite a good deal of the trail leads across Gorjanci Hills: Maličev krč, Trdinov vrh, the Gospodična stream and the mountain lodge besides it, Miklavž, the ridges of Pendirjevka and Kobile, Pirčev hrib, Opatova gora. That part of the trail is especially attractive as it leads across vast Gorjanci meadows which are full of multi coloured flowers in spring and summer. Here grow very rare and, therefore, protected plants. The easternmost point of the trail is Kostanjevica with the unique Forma viva, museum in a former monastery, Kostanjevca Cave...
On the trail there are quite a few castles: Prežek, Gracarjev turn, Struga, Otočec, Old Castle (Stari grad) and Hmeljnik.
Pleterje monastery is ranked among the greatest cultural monuments of Dolenjska.
Length: 140 km Duration of tour
: 6 to 7 days
Difficultymoderately difficult tour, easy tour
Coursein low mountains
Range of hiking availabletrails through forests
PD Novo mesto
GPS Northing (N) : 45,8039
GPS Easting (E) : 15,1702