The Savus Educational Trail is a nearly 5km long circular trail, which is based on an innovative interpretation of natural and cultural heritage and draws attention to the significance of the water resources, flora and fauna for Radeče and its surroundings.
Radeče is the centre of the Radeče Municipality, a town situated in the Lower Savinja Valley at the outflow of the Sopot stream into the River Sava between Zidani Most and Sevnica. The town was erected at the crossing of road, (water), railroad and traffic connections between the Dolenjska region, Celje Basin, the Lower Sava Valley and the Sava hills. In 1862, the railroad route Zidani Most – Zagreb was constructed past the settlement (the left embankment of the River Sava) (see also: the Zidani Most Railway Station), which led to a decrease in the river/rafting traffic. Radeče is surrounded by hills rising up to 500m high.The Savus Educational Trail is intended for individual and group hiking or cycling tours. We highly recommend you to take a guided tour with a local guide, who will take you to visit numerous sights along the way in an innovative and attractive manner or will use a hiking navigation device.
Awaken the child inside you and play with a didactic aid “Tree Species”. Use some binoculars at the Hotemeško field to see the splendour of the nearby Brunk or return to the past of the Hotemeško field with the images of Janez Vajkard Valvasor depicted on the information board. Hike all the way to Ribniški dom and get to know the freshwater fish and birds inhabiting the surrounding area. At the same time, you will have the opportunity for sightseeing around Radeče, to visit its cultural sights, the remains of Ostovrhar’s Castle and the restaurants or vineyard cottages. Upon request you can complement the hiking trail with rafting from Radeče to Zidani Most. The rafting experience will give you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the history of rafting-related customs and the iron bridge with a 84 m long arch over the River Sava. The bridge was opened for traffic in 1894 and was the third largest bridge of this kind in Austria-Hungary at the time of construction. You can also eat lunch on the raft.
On the way you can stop at the Dvor park, which is despite its venerable age embellished by numerous exotic trees.
Electric bicycles for rent
Easy hiking trail. Comfortable spurs and shoes are recommended.