Get a dose of unspoilt nature! Discover some of its big secrets, take a look around its vastness and feel its wonderful energy deep inside the forests.
In autumn, when the rain intensifies, the karst depressions around Pivka fill up with water and form the Seasonal Lakes of Pivka. In the summer, when the water drains into the underground, the lakes turn into blossoming meadows full of butterflies, birds and other wildlife. This changing land of the seasonal lakes surrounded by lush green forests and hills invites you to explore it. It is most beautiful in early summer and early autumn.
The 2-day tour starts at the Ecomuseum of the Seasonal Lakes of Pivka, where you learn about the story of water in the karst world. You will spin the mill wheel and learn about all seventeen lakes along with the life of the locals in the area. From here, you will walk from Slovenska vas to Sv. Trojica (1,123 m), a popular hiking destination above Pivka with a newly-erected church, which offers stunning views across the Pivka Basin. The gently sloping trail will take you a little more than two hours. After descending back to the valley, drive to Mašun, a hamlet on the mountain plateau of Snežnik surrounded by vast ancient forests. There, you will enjoy dinner at the Mašun Guesthouse, which is famous for its wonderful cuisine. Before laying down to rest, enjoy a walk across a magical clearing with a view of the turrets of the former hunting mansion Schonburg, formerly owned by the Waldenburg family. The two turrets from the 19th century were once part of a mansion that was built by the owners of Snežnik Castle, initially for forestry activities and later for hunting. You will spend the night in the Mašun Guesthouse.
After a delicious homemade breakfast, explore the lovely forest trails in the area. The Mašun Forest Trail is 1.7 km long and is just the thing you need to take in the fresh forest air. For the more active, mountain bikes are available, which will take you down marked trails on a longer bike trip, e.g. to Sviščaki.
The programme includes:
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Complete relaxation in unspoilt nature