Forest of Kočevska is a great spot for people who want to test their own scale capacities and for few days exit fast track of everyday life and enjoy the smell of nature. You will get back your energy and refill your batteries on most pure nature’s way.
Walking path Stari Log – Pugled Žiben (10 km)
This 10 kilometers long circle walking path presents travel trough very colourful past of Kočevska region. Three hours long walk will take you to some of most remarkable World War II monuments. Also, some of ruins of old villages Pugled and Žiben. This walking path is suitable for beginners and offers a lot of relaxing moments in deepest points of Kočevska region’s forests.
Rog footpath (64 km)
This walking point starts at the Kočevsko jezero lake and takes you to three different destinations. Nearby you may enjoy caves settled 20.000 years in the past. Other destination can be villages Pugled and Žiben just like on trail Stari Log – Žiben. The third option walks to the highest pine tree waiting for you to admire her highness. No matter what way you will go you will be able to feel that life was present in forest of the Kočevska region during history.
Starting point for shorter or longer walks is Koča pri Jelenovem studencu, cabin in the woods that offers you a nice welcome to forests of Kočevska region. At the same time this cabin is crossway of all paths on a hill near city of Kočevje. From there you can go to to Fridrištajn castle hill. Nearby is also Ledena jama cave that is covered in ice in all seasons of the year.Not far away there is virgin forest Strmec.
Short Kozice footpath
From village Laze near Predgrad village continue your way to the Špičasti hrib hill and you will enjoy amazing views on river Kolpa and nearby houses in its canyon. After enjoying the view continue your way to the Goli hrib hill and write your name in book of visitors. After five hours of walking at normal speed you will get to the point you started walking.
Long Kozice footpath
Walking this way you will need more time to complete it. Starting point can be from Dol village nearby river Kolpa or Predgrad village. You will pass amazing old vineyards and ghost village Hreljin. On this way you will also enjoy amazing views on Peklenski zid wall, Goli hrib. From there you will need approximately half an hour walk to Predgrad village.
Trimčkova way (12 kms; 4 – 5 hours)
One day walk is suitable for families. It starts on the Grajska pot way and leads trough Livoldski vrh hill. On the way you will pass Požgani hrib hill and later even to kočevska Reka village all to Mestni vrh hill on the way back. All together you will be able to eat something tasty and drink something good in Koča pri Jelenovem studencu cabin in the woods.