Drugmbernca is one of ten Cherry Blossom Trails, which are named after old Brda cherry varieties. The trails are marked by brown signposts, yellow and white circles and yellow arrows on roads, rocks and trees.
This loop trail will take you from Dobrovo to the view tower in Gonjače, Šmartno, Biljana and then back to Dobrovo, all the while climbing and descending the Brda hills among vineyards.
The trail starts and ends at the Dobrovo Castle, which is interesting from the historic, cultural and artistic point of view, since it houses a museum and a gallery. It then leads us past the Klet Brda winery, the largest producer and exporter of Slovenian wines.
Other highlights of the trail are the 23-m view tower in Gonjače from which you can admire the hilly Brda landscape with the Adriatic Sea on one side and the Alps on the other one, and the village of Šmartno. Šmartno, a medieval fortified village with five defence towers, got its name from the patron saint of St. Martin's church.
Tips, hints and links
On this trail, five drinking fountains can be found:
- two in Dobrovo (one at the playground by the Dobrovo castle and one at the parking lot opposite the Klet Brda wine cellar),
- one in Gonjače (by the view tower),
- one in Šmartno (at the side of the parking lot in front of the village's fortified walls) and
- one in Biljana (in the square at the beginning of the village).
A trip through Brda is not complete without trying some of our delicious seasonal dishes and excellent products. Seize the opportunity and try some of our local wines, olive oil, honey and spirits!
Selected winemakers, olive oil, honey and spirits producers offer tastings of their products without prior arrangement, some of them also guided cellar tours. The producers will be more than happy to share with you interesting facts about the production and our territory.
The list of selected producers and restaurants is updated every two months and can be found here (October and November).
Author’s map recommendations
Book recommendations for this region:
- standard hiking equipment, according to the season and weather conditions
sufficient water and food or snacks