This curcular route in the Karawanke mountain range will reward a hiker with pristine nature and beautiful views towards the Julian Alps.
This circular trail begins in the Draga valley from where it leads to the Preval mountain pasture and onwards traversing panoramic slopes past the source of the Roža spring all the way to the Roblekov dom mountain hut. From there, it descends back to the valley via the Poljška planina and Planinca planina mountain pastures and ends back at the start in the Draga valley.
The peak of Mt. Begunščica can be reached via the steep path from the Preval mountain pasture or via the somewhat easier route from the Roblekov dom mountain hut. Refreshments are available at all the mountain pasture huts.
Accommodation is possible on Roblekov dom Mountain Hut or in Draga Inn at the begining of the tour.
In the section from Prevala alpine pastures to Roblekov dom mountain the Shepherd's trail traverses steep grassy mountains slopes (former hay meadows). In wet, extra coution is needed. After long winters, certain sections of the path can be damaged due to snow avalanches or landslides.
In Luknja Gorge (10- 15 minutes after the start of the walk) a short metal ladder has to be scaled in order to ascent the ravine (easy).
Sturdy boots are warmly welcome, especially on the traverse from Prevala alpine pastures to Roblekov dom alpine lodge. Begunje Shepherd's trail is a proper alpine hike, therefore a back-pack with rain jacket, water flask etc. is recomended.
- Don't miss the fresh home made "štruklji" (cottage cheese dumplings) in the Hut at Prevala Pasture
- There is a perfect soundtrack to Begunje Shepherds trail: The legendary song "Večer na Robleku", recorded by Avsenik brothers Ensemble in 1957, gave Roblek mountain hut an iconic status amidst Slovenians and wider : Večer na Robleku
Exit Ljubljana - Jesenice Highway (E61) on Lesce-Bled exit and drive towards Begunje na Gorenjskem. Stay on the main road through the village (direction Tržič). Turn left towards Kamen Castle on the of the village. Drive past Kamen Castle and leave your car on one of the parkings after you reach Draga Inn.
There are smaller parkings in Draga Valley. Parking free.