This program was designed for experienced hikers who like to test their limits. Test your endurance on this hike through Rog, which is really something special. Each one of the 64 km of the Roška hiking trail will reveal a part of the secret Kočevsko forest, and during your hike will be able to get to know the natural and cultural sights, visit the old Gottschee villages and feel the power of the primeval forests. Embark on an unforgettable adventure where you will connect with nature and yourself.
Program duration: 2 days
Season: April - September
Suitable for: hikers, small groups (5 to 20 people)
Hike length: 64 km (33 km on the first day and 31 km on the second day)
- upon arrival, the guide will introduce you the route of the hike,
- early in the morning after breakfast you will set off on a 33 km long adventure,
- you will get to know the many beauties of Kočevsko,
- you will visit Lake Kočevsko and old Gottschee villages,
- you will visit the forest reserve Pugled - Žiben,
- after lunch you will continue your hike to the heart of Kočevski Rog,
- you will spend the night at the Scout Home by the Rog Sawmill,
- next day, after breakfast you will continue to the edge of the Rajhenav Forest, where you will be able to admire the Queen of Rog,
- you will visit the forest reserve Prelesnik Collapse Valley,
- you will have a break for rest and lunch on Lovski vrh,
- you will end the hike at the Bearlog Hostel.
On Friday in the late afternoon, we gather at the Bearlog Hostel, which is the starting and ending point of this program. After accommodation in the rooms, we gather in the common area of the hostel, where we meet a guide who briefly introduces us to the adventure that awaits. Socializing and rest follow.
Early in the morning on Saturday we have breakfast at the hostel and then we set off on a guided 33-kilometer long hike that leads past Lake Kočevsko and Željnje Caves towards Pugled, where the remains of one of the oldest Gottscheer villages still stand. Just a few steps further we enter the first forest reserve Pugled - Žiben, a beautiful example of a devastated cultural landscape, older than 400 years. We continue our way towards Luža, which represents about half of the hike. There a warm snack and a refreshing drink awaits us. After a well-deserved short rest, we continue our way to the heart of Kočevski Rog, until we reach the highest point, located at an altitude of 1099 m. From the top we descend towards Rog Sawmill, which was once the largest sawmill in the area of the wider Kočevsko. This is also the endpoint of the first day, as dinner and a comfortable bed await us at the Scout Home by the Rog Sawmill.
On Sunday, we start the day with fresh coffee and breakfast and get ready to continue the hike. Just a few steps from the Rog Sawmill, we enter the edge of the Rajhenavski Rog primeval forest, where we admire the forest in all its authenticity and natural beauty under the canopy of several hundred-year-old giants. We continue in the direction of The Queen of Rog, the largest fir tree in Kočevski Rog, which measures 50 meters in height, and then continue towards Podstene. The path leads us past Rajhenav towards the forest reserve Prelesnik Collapse Valley, which is a real natural peculiarity and is known for its original spruce primeval forest that succeeds due to its thermal turn. From here we continue towards Lovski vrh, where a picturesque view awaits us. Here we have time to rest and enjoy a warm snack. We continue past Onek towards Kočevje, where in the evening, after returning to the Bearlog hostel, we finish the hike.
Contact and inquiries:
The program is merely a proposal that can be adapted to your wishes. Contact us for more info and inquiries, we will be happy to help you.
We look forward to your visit to the Secret Forest of Slovenia.
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