Enjoy our region regije
Enjoy our region regije
Trail description: circular, length 8 km, moderate difficulty (altitude ascent of 226 m to 1.2 km) Substrate: roads between settlements mostly paved, forest roads mainly macadam (gravel) or dirt and meadow dirt roads or trails. The trail starts at the chapel (cross) in Gorniki Vivodinski. The asphalt road continues to the chapel of St. Ghost located on a hill above the village of Ferenci. The trail continues along the asphalt along the vineyards and the cellar towards Donji Lović Prekriški. Followed by 1.2 km of steep ascent to the church of Sv. Cross (height ascent of 226 m) located at 483 m.
In front of the church of Sv. Križa is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in continental Croatia, an ideal place for sightseeing in the Ozalj region, picnics and rest halfway to the end of the trail. The road continues through the forest (forest macadam road and meadow paths) all the way to the hill below Lović Vivodinski. Then it descends on macadam through vineyards and meadows towards the chapel of St. Francis. Finally, the return to Gornike Vivodinske follows the macadam paths and trails. Interesting facts: Churches of St. Cross, Sv. Spirit and St. Francis. With previous announcements, it is possible to visit cellars and wineries: Darko Vrbanek, Nikola Furjanić and Željko Graša in Gorniki Vivodinski and Zdenko Žapčić in Lović Prekriški.
Trail description: circular, trail length 11.5 km, moderate difficulty with several ascents and uphills, altitude difference 140 m. The starting point is at the church of Sv. Lovre in Vivodina, then the asphalt road turns and descends towards the village Zorkovac. Further descent, partly along the asphalt road and partly along the meadow path, you reach the restored mill on the Kamenica stream, which is the natural border between Croatia and Slovenia. An idyllic place for a picnic and a break. Then, along the asphalt road through the forest, you reach the beginning of the settlement Obrež Vivodinski. At the Darko Vrbanek winery, the trail turns towards the village of Vrškovac with a moderate ascent, and then after 1.5 km descends to Galez Drago, a village halfway through the trail (possibility of rest, tables and benches).
Then follows a 2 km moderate ascent over the hill Farnice through vineyards and forest to the intersection Mihalj (St. Michael) on the hill above the village Hodinci. Here the trail continues towards Petruš vrh (cemetery, the highest point of the trail) which offers a panoramic view of 360 degrees. The descent along a narrow rural path follows the return to Vivodina, the starting point of the path. Attractions: Baroque Church of St. Lovro, mill on the Kamenica stream, inn / winery Frlan, Viktrovski, Mirko Vrbanek, winery and cellar Josip Vrbanek and Darko Vrbanek in Obrež Vivodinski Possibility to visit winemakers with prior notice. Restaurants and wineries are plotted on a geographical map of the trail.
Trail description: circular, 9 km long, easy hiking trail with a height difference of 70 m. Background: the majority of the trail consists of paved roads, less often macadam roads. Along the river Kupa (Zaluka) the trail is a meadow road 1 km long which can be muddy in autumn or spring when the river overflows from its bed. The starting point is at the church of Sv. Cosmas and Damian in Vrhovec. By a detour to the northwest, the trail reaches Škaljevica, a road junction that is also a picnic resort. Nearby is the Čulig Peasant Household, which offers indigenous food and accommodation. Then there is a slight descent down the river Kupa to the place Zaluke.
On Kupa in Zaluka there is a private concrete dock with a bench that walkers can use as a picnic resort or as a swimming pool for hot summer days. The trail then follows the course of the river Kupa towards Ozalj along a meadow road (1 km). Just before the Old Town of Ozalj, the trail turns back towards Vrhovec. Through a slight alternation of gentle hills and valleys, a slight ascent, the trail returns to the southern side of Vrhovac. Interesting facts: Church of St. Kuzma and Damjana The Stjepan Čulig rural household offers autochthonous gastronomic specialties, a rich wine cellar and accommodation in a rustic ambience. Possibility to visit the winery / cellar Šoštar and Guštin with prior notice.
In the beautiful Lović Prekriški, near the lookout and the visitor centre, there is a marked educational trail with information on flora and fauna. The boards containing information and an orchard with local varieties of apples will teach you about the basic things you need to know about this part of the Nature park Žumberak-Samoborsko gorje. The trail is not challenging and it is suitable for children. We suggest you spend an hour in this idyllic ambient.
The description of the trail – length 2 km, time spent – 60 minutes
Visit with expert guidance upon request in Nature park Žumberak-Samoborsko gorje
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