An unforgettable experience for everyone who loves hiking and unspoiled nature. Take the 64 km long Roška Hiking Trail, where you will be discovering the Secret Kočevsko forests for three days, get to know the natural and cultural sights, visit the abandoned Gottschee villages and feel the power of the primeval forests. Embark on an unforgettable trip where you will connect with nature and reconnect with yourself.
Program duration: 3 days
Season: April - October
Difficulty: moderately demanding
Suitable for: families with older children, couples, individuals, smaller groups
Minimum number of people: 5; Maximum number of people: 18
Length of the hike: 64 km (19 km first day, 27 km second day, 18 km third day)
- upon arrival the guide will present you the program of the hike,
- early in the morning after breakfast you will set off on a 19 km long hike,
- you will visit Lake Kočevsko and Gottschee villages,
- you will visit the forest reserve Pugled - Žiben,
- you will end the day with dinner by the campfire at the bivouac shelter on Luža,
- the next day you will continue your hike to the heart of Kočevski Rog,
- you will see the Rog Sawmill,
- you will continue along the edge of the Rajhenavski forest to the Queen of Rog,
- you will end the day with dinner and socializing on the farm Rajhenav,
- on the last day you will visit the forest reserve Prelesnik Collapse Valley,
- you will have time for rest and a snack at Lovski vrh,
- you will end the hike at the Bearlog Hostel.
On Thursday, we gather in Kočevje at the Bearlog Hostel in the late afternoon, which is both the starting and ending point of this trip. After accommodation in the rooms, we meet in the common area of the hostel, where we meet the guide who briefly introduces us to the hike and schedule of the days ahead of us. Socializing and rest follow.
We have breakfast at the hostel early on Friday morning. After breakfast, the group with the guide sets off on a hike that leads past Lake Kočevsko and Željnje Caves towards Pugled, which represents the remains of one of the oldest Gottschee villages. Here the guide introduces us to cultural and natural sights. Just a few steps further we enter the first forest reserve Pugled - Žiben, a beautiful example of a desolated cultural landscape, older than 400 years. Here we stop to rest and have time for a snack. After this refreshment, we continue our way towards the bivouac shelter on Luža, which is our final stop on the first day. We use the evening time for socializing and dinner by the campfire.
After breakfast on Saturday, we continue our hike into the heart of Kočevski Rog, until we reach the highest point at an altitude of 1099 m. Here we can climb to a lookout point from where we admire the grandeur of the forest, as far as the view can see. From there, we descend towards Rog Sawmill, where we see the once largest sawmill in the area of the wider Kočevsko region. Here we have time to rest and have a warm snack. Only a few steps further, we enter the edge of the Rajhenavski Rog primeval forest, where under the canopy of a few hundred years old giants we admire a forest that is managed only by nature. We continue past the Queen of Rog, the largest fir tree in Kočevski Rog (reaching 50 meters in height), towards the farm Rajhenav, where we finish the hike. There dinner will be waiting for us, followed by socializing and sleeping.
V nedeljo dan pričnemo s svežo kavo in pravim kmečkim zajtrkom. Pripravimo se na nadaljevanje poti. Iz Rajhenava se odpravimo proti gozdnemu rezervatu – Prelesnikova Koliševka, ki je prava naravna posebnost. Zaradi toplotnega obrata je znana po prvobitnem smrekovem pragozdu. Od tod pot nadaljujemo proti Lovskem vrhu, kjer smo deležni slikovitega razgleda. Tu sledi počitek in topla malica. Pot nadaljujemo mimo Oneka proti Kočevju. V popoldanskih urah se vrnemo v hostel Bearlog, ki je predstavlja končno točko našega pohoda.
We start the day on Sunday with fresh coffee and a rich farm breakfast. After breakfast we continue with the hike that leads us from Rajhenav towards the forest reserve - Prelesnik Collapse Valley, which is a real natural peculiarity. It is known for its original spruce primeval forest, due to the thermal reversal. From there we continue towards Lovski vrh, where we are greeted by a picturesque view. Here we rest and have a warm snack. We continue past Onek towards Kočevje. In the afternoon we return to the Bearlog Hostel, which is the final point of our hike.
Contact and inquiries:
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We are looking forward to your visit to Kočevsko, the Secret Forest of Slovenia.
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