Cerklje na Gorenjskem, a town where the Ljubljana Basin meets the Alpine world of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps, is a starting point for many hiking and cycling routes and ascents to the ski resort Krvavec. In addition to many churches, a special attraction is Strmol Castle, one of the oldest preserved castles with extraordinary stories of contemporary history.

As far as we know, Krvavec is the only ski resort in Europe, if not in the world, that is so close to an international airport. This is a fantastic advantage.

Spike Thorne, Turistična izvidnica magazine, 2015

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Cerklje is a starting point for a number of activities in nature. Its special cultural and archaeological features make it interesting for those seeking interesting stories from the past. The green surroundings offer many options for relaxing in nature.

The magnificent slopes of the Krvavec Ski Centre

Visit the Krvavec Ski Centre. You will find 30 km of well-maintained ski slopes. Try out your skiing skills on a giant slalom course or visit the snow park if you seek adrenaline-filled adventures. Ski schools and courses for children and beginners are available. Ride down steep snowy slopes by bike. Go sledding under the stars.

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Playful summer on Mt Krvavec

Playful summer on Mt Krvavec

Make sure you experience unforgettable summer adventures for the whole family on Mt Krvavec. At the summer park, choose your activities in an adventure park or exciting rides in mountain go-carts, on micro scooters, and bicycles. Embark on a fun adventure and perform various tasks to learn about the shepherd’s dwarves who live on Mt Krvavec.

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Krvavec Bike Park

Krvavec Bike Park

The Krvavec Bike Park has no fewer than 27 km of marked cycling trails and downhill runs for all tastes and levels of cycling skills. Ride down 16 km of gravity-defying trails that are suitable for beginners, cyclists with advanced skills, and pros, who just want to spend an exciting day on their bike. At the same time, the park offers the greatest altitude difference in downhill runs among the bike parks in Slovenia.

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Sail in the wind like a bird

Sail in the wind like a bird

Krvavec is a very popular take-off spot for paragliders due to its proximity to Ljubljana and the ease and speed of access. Take a cableway up to the take-off spot and enjoy a long panoramic flight with the view of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps and the Karavanke Alps. Excellent conditions for paragliding allow tandem flights, so Krvavec is an excellent choice for your first paragliding experience.

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On hiking and cycling trails

On hiking and cycling trails

You can follow marked trails to ascend Mt Štefanja Gora, Mt Šenturška Gora, Ambrož, or the summit of Mt Krvavec. You can cycle on more than 130 km of well-maintained cycling trails, in valleys and mountains, on road or mountain bikes.

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Exciting stories of Strmol Castle

Strmol Castle is among the oldest and best-preserved castles in Slovenia. See the rich collection of artwork owned by the Hribars, the last private owners of the castle. Have a round of golf at the Hribar Golf Course. Spend the night as the lord of the castle. Enjoy the culinary masterpieces of chefs for protocol events. Choose Strmol Castle as the venue for your dream wedding.

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Preserved reminders of time gone by

Preserved reminders of time gone by

Discover how rich townspeople, affluent inn-keepers, enterprising farmers and bee-keepers once lived in Cerklje. See the villa of the patriotic mayor of Ljubljana from the late 19th century, Ivan Hribar, and the mighty Petrovc House in the centre of Cerklje, which houses a small ethnological and archaeological museum and the Bee-Keeping and Agricultural Museum. Learn about the home and the work of the important citizens of Cerklje, giants of Slovenian culture.

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The Fest po Rokovem Festival

The Fest po Rokovem Festival

Visit the annual fun cultural event called Fest po Rokovem. Walk among the stands with cottage industry products and handicraft products, participate in various workshops, and taste some home-made goods. The main part of the event is the Folklore Festival, at which folklore groups from various towns and villages of Slovenia present themselves.

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Gourmet pleasures

The Dvor Jezeršek restaurant, where you can taste seasonal dishes from different regions of Slovenia, is a true mecca for lovers of modern and exquisite cuisine. Treat yourself to a cable-car dinner, a culinary experience in the embrace of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps, when the cable-cars of the Krvavec cableway transform into small private restaurants. Discover little secrets of great culinary masters at cooking courses and workshops.

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A getaway on a mountain farm

A getaway on a mountain farm

Make time stand still by spending your holiday on a mountain farm. Friendly hosts will give you a warm welcome, serve you home-made food, and introduce you to the activities on the farm and in the surrounding area. You can help with farm chores or explore the surrounding nature. After a difficult day, rest on a wood-fired oven and try sleeping in a hayloft.

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A pilgrim’s path for all of Gorenjska

A pilgrim’s path for all of Gorenjska

Visit the well-known pilgrim church, St Mary of the Annunciation, which has catacombs and the oldest statue of Mary with Jesus in Slovenia. Under the church, there are “catacombs,” intended for the burial of the nuns from a nearby convent. The Velesovo Mother of God has been one of the greatest pilgrimage destinations in the Gorenjska region for centuries. For over 150 years, the greatest gathering has been on the Sunday after the Nativity of Mary when a procession of pilgrims carries Mary’s statue.

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Green Facts

Slovenia writes a green story. Feel it at every step.

Almost half of the Municipality of Cerklje is covered with forests.

The walking and recreational Under the Tree Tops Path and the Češnjevek Ponds are a protected natural asset placed in the Natura 2000 network.

The area of Krvavec is a part of the conservation area of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps and the Natura 2000 nature protection network.

In front of the Velesovo Convent, there is a permanent grove of mighty linden trees, which puts a unique stamp on the entrance to the Graben Valley.

Millet groats with dried prunes

Millet groats with cooked dried prunes is a very delicious dish. It is (was) typical especially for the winter and early spring. In many other places in Gorenjska, dried prunes were also added to barley porridge, also known as pearl barley.

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Welcome to Cerklje na Gorenjskem!

Experience a mix of tradition and modernity, dive into old stories and enjoy the harmony with nature in the peaceful environment sheltered by the Alps. Learn about the natural and cultural heritage of Cerklje.

Experience a pleasant getaway and have some rest

Would you like to stay a little longer and see and experience as much as possible? Then select suitable accommodation that is ideal for you in the nearby area.

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Dvor Jezeršek - Brnik

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Hotel Krvavec

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Hotel Silvester

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Apartmaji Gubanec

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Brunarica Alpinka - Apartma Krvavec

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Turistična kmetija Pr Ambružarju

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Apartmaji Vestina

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Turistična kmetija - Apartmaji Češnjice

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Nearby destinations

Explore Ljubljana and its special architectural features, which are only 20 km away. Approximately half an hour from Cerklje, you can visit Lake Bled, an Alpine gem with a unique island in the middle of the lake and a mighty castle perched on a rock. Take a walk through the old town centre of Radovljica, only 30 km away, where you will be accompanied by the aroma of honey tradition and chocolate. Interesting experiences also await you in Kamnik, another historical town, only 15 km from Cerklje, where you can also enjoy a spa and experiences in nature at the picturesque Velika Planina plateau.

Ljubljana

A lively green city combining the charm of a small capital and the self-confidence of large European cities.

Ljubljana

Ljubljana

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Bled

Lake Bled and a castle perched on a cliff is one of the most beautiful Alpine resorts in Europe.

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Bled

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Radovljica

A town of sweet adventures on the doorstep of the Julian Alps

Radovljica

Radovljica

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Kamnik

A charming medieval town nestled in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

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Kamnik

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More details about Cerklje na Gorenjskem

For more information, visit the Cerklje na Gorenjskem website.

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