Today's walk takes you from the Austrain border, follow a narrow trail along the mountains, through tunnels and forests to your accomdoation.
Your day starts with a 30min transfer to Ljubelj on the Austrian border, the starting point for a very interesting walk. The trail leads through an underground tunnel, originally dug by merchants in order to reduce the travelling time between the Slovenian state of Carniola and the Austrian state of Carinthia. As you emerge the trail follows an ancient shepherd’s route into the verdant Draga Valley.
Walking through a landscape of rich meadows and deep silent mountain forests you soon reach the historic village of Begunje. This is the home of the famous Slavco Avesnik Oberkrainer band, the primary exponents of ethnic Slovenian music. You will surely wish to visit the 12th century Kamen Castle and the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque delights of 15th century Katzenstein Mansion.
There is a mountain hut (Planina Planica) where you can purchase lunch or a little further break at the unique Planince, a unique hut filled with charm.
You will need a head for heights as there are multiple sections which take you along the rock face and have steel cables to guide you.