: Tourist Board Škofja LokaAddress
: Kidričeva cesta 1a 4220 Škofja LokaPhone
: ++386 4 517 06 00, ++386 51 427 827Fax
: ++386 4 517 06 05e-mail
The trip starts in »Hotavlje«, following the signposts of the Mountaineering club Škofja Loka, pass the church of St. Laurence, and a shorter part of the path leads along an asphalted road (leading further to the top), to signpost directing us left to a marked footpath. Strenuous locals from Hotavlje have set two benches by the path for visitors to relax and enjoy a beautiful view on the lower bench. It takes us about an hour to get to the Alpine hut on »Slajka« where we can relax again and when the hut is open, we can enjoy delicious food and drinks. The largest visit is no doubt on the last Sunday in May, the day of the traditional event in »Slajka«, called The Day of May Blossoms.
The path then continues along the Loška Mountaineering Trail over the top of the »Špik« mountain or around - over the »Homovec« farm – both paths then soon join and there is a beautiful view over the other side, the crest of »Žirovski vrh«. We get to a macadam road leading uphill in direction of the starting point, pass the »Homovec«. A bit lower, at the crossing of the road Hotavlje - Slajka there is the »Loška Mountaineering Trail on the right, leading back to the church in »Hotavlje«.
If you would like to continue the trip to »Ermanovec«, you should not descend in direction of »Homovec« but go along a macadam road to »Sleme« and then along an asphalted road to the top of the crest. There is only a few-minute walk to the hut.
When returning to »Hotavlje« you can choose among various paths but we suggest the one that leads over the »Vrhovcov grič« to »Trebija«: you have to get back to the small chapel and then go along a cart track road over the slope. Signpost will then direct you through forests, meadows and pass some houses (a short part of the path is along the road »Trebija«-»Stara Oselica«). When you come to »Trebija« you can wait for a bus or try to hitchhike, but the »healthiest« way is to go on foot along the upper road to »Podgora«. It is a short way to »Hotavlje«, however it is the most dangerous part since we are on a regional road where drivers very rarely drive slowly and cautiously. Duration of tour
: 2 + 2-3 hours
Coursein low mountains Maps
: Loka Thematic Paths
Range of hiking availablefamily excursions, group tours, trails through forests
14. 1. The Matic farm
Danilo Jezeršek, 3 Hotavlje, 4224 Gorenja vas, tel. ++386 4 518 13 62 and ++386 41 424 789
Tourist offer: fruit processing (juices, apple vinegar, pieces of dried fruit, apple wine), renting the picnic space by the »Sora« river (installations- electricity, running water, kettles, ovens), devices and tools for children to play, 2 pavilions.
14. 2. The Blegoš Hotavlje inn
Tone Mohorič, 42 Hotavlje, 4224 Gorenja vas, tel. ++386 4 518 16 62
Opening hours: from 11.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.
Tourist offer: simple food and drinks.
14. 3. The hut on Slajka
59 Hotavlje, 4224 Gorenja vas, tel. ++386 40 668 804 - Katarina
Opening hours: at the weekends and on holidays.
Tourist offer: 12 beds, 13 beds in shared bedrooms, stew and lunches, sweets.
14. 4. The hut on Ermanovec
7 Stara Oselica 7, 4225 Sovodenj, tel. ++386 4 519 52 14
Opening hours: from November to April: weekends and holidays,
From May to the end of October: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 2.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m., Tuesday 7.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday – all day.
Tourist offer: 60 beds, simple snacks, warm meals made to order.