Distance 5km/20 minutes from the chalet
Distance 5km/20 minutes from the chaletVelika Planina - An extensive alpine plateau in the Kamnik Alps. It is one of the largest areas of pastures in Slovenia. At the beginning of the 20th century, there were over 100 shepherds' huts here. They are among the most picturesque alpine dwellings. Their elliptical, shingled roofs reach almost to the ground. These architectural elements have been imitated by modern tourist architecture. East access to the plateau is provided by a gondola from the Simnovec Inn and a chair-lift to the top.In the Spring, Summer and Autumn, Velika Planina is the ideal place for one-day trips. Organized trips with a guide for smaller and larger groups are available, which includes a tour of the valley of the river “Kamniška Bistrica“ as well as a tour around the mountain pasture with its herd’s settlements and other interesting things. Lunch is also taken care of, which will be prepared in a lodge on the mountain or in one of the lodges in the valley. The 1666 meter high plateau is very suitable for hikers who set out to the mountain by cableway where they can decide to walk to the herd settlements or onward to Mala planina, a marked, circular path. Three footpaths are suitable for longer hikes, which lead from the valley (from the chalet's front door) to the mountain pasture and are marked as mountaineering footpaths. Mountain bikes may by taken by cableway and chairlift where you will find nicely arranged and easy tracks that are suitable for family cycling.In the Winter months the plateau is transformed into a family friendly ski resort with a double-seated chairlift and four ski lifts, one of which is intended for children and those with less skiing knowledge. On the weekends there is a kindergarten, with animators and teachers providing entertainment and a progress in ski knowledge. For many years Velika Planina has successfully operated a ski school for all ages and abilities. There is also a sleighing track that attracts more and more sledding lovers to night sledding. You reach the mountain by cable car and from there several times to the top with the chairlift, to the starting point of the sleighing track.
More attractions in the surrounding area ...
Krvavec - In the summer months, the adventure park offers an abundance of fun for all the family with one ticket covering a return journey by cable car, adventure park, climbing wall, trampoline, polygon for archery, slack-line, Frisbee golf and air-bag downhill.
Kamnik is a lovely old town, surrounded by green hills and high peaks of the Kamniske Alps. This popular small town has some good supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, bars, banks, post office and other shops where all provisions can be bought. Bike hire is available throughout the year from the tourist information centre.
LAKES BLED AND BOHINJ
Lake Beld is smaller than lake Bohinj, however it's shores are more commercialized with a good selection of shops, restaurants and cafe bars to try the local cuisine or just enjoy a coffee with a stunning view. The much photographed islet, complete with a romantic church, fairytale castle overlooking the lake.
ARBORETUM VOLČJI POTOK
Arboretum Volčji Potok - On the outskirts of Kamnik lies the arboretum, the most visited horticultural amenity in Slovenia, with 80 hectares of gardens and a full programme of seasonal events. There are unique tree and plant collections, a sculpture gallery and garden centre.
TERME SNOVIK SPA
Terme Snovik - Situated in the Tuhinj valley in the heart of the Kamniske Alps, a natural thermal water source has been harnessed to supply a swimming pool complex with a difference. The sparkling pure water is rich in magnesium, calcium and other minerals, needs no chemicals or purification and is said to have theraputic and healing properties
Ljubljana - Ljubljana is the vibrant capital of Slovenia and boasts fantastic Baroque And Art Nouveau architecture, there are castles and palaces, theatres and art galleries, museums and an opera house all within the city.
Park Tunjice - The village of Tunjice is an idyllic village lying on the Slovenian Alps' foothills, close to the town of Kamnik. Millions of years ago the area was covered by the sea thus, the province is famous for its fossils, sanded marls and high-grade limestone formed in far Miocene.