Lake Bled glimmers around the church on the island and the Sava river winds like a silver belt between the pastures, forests and fields. From behind Babji zob and Bohinj mountains: Črna prst, Podrta gora and Bogatin shine white. The most beautiful among them is Triglav, where the “White Maidens” used to live. This is how the view from the ridge above Žirovnica was described by Slovenian writer Janez Jalen.
Žirovnica lies in a green valley at the foot of the Karavanke mountain range. The tree line reaches right to the edge of the fragrant meadows and the higher you follow the mountain trails, the more beautiful the views are. Discover pleasant paths in Završnica valley and around the lake, meanwhile more demanding hikers can climb up to Peč, Stol and other alpine peaks.
Discover Žirovnica by bicycle! The vivid landscape where the flood plain and mountain worlds interweave is ideal for cycling. The green curves can take you to Lake Bled, Radovljica, Begunje or Kranjska Gora. Another unique experience is cycling along the Cultural heritage trail Žirovnica, which connects the birth houses of important Slovenian writers and the apiary of the modern beekeeping pioneer Anton Janša. Should you decide for more leisurely paced exploration, electric bikes are available to rent in Žirovnica.
There is an idyllic forest road that leads up to the Valvasor hut right beneath the peak of Mt. Stol, which was voted the most popular mountain hut in 2014. Ascents to Zabreška planina (mountain pasture), Mt. Ajdna and the Tinčkova koča- hut in Zelenica, will also fill you with fresh air and green energy.
Žirovnica is the land of horse riding. Experience the vast meadows and mighty forests from the saddle! For those who are not that experienced, Žirovnica offers a riding school where friendly locals teach you all you need to know about the horseback riding.
Horseback riding through the unspoiled nature beneath Mt. Stol is a very unique experience. Explore the picturesque surroundings accompanied by a guide or choose your own cross country trail. It is also possible to rent riding equipment or go for a ride with the traditional carts– “zapravljivček” or by “lojtrnik”- hay carriage.
The diverse landscape below Mt. Stol is ideal for running in the unspoiled nature. Conquering the forest paths and nearby hills will fill you with fresh green energy. We can also actively discover culture. Take part in the run “Under the free sun” that unites sporting and culture enthusiasts from Slovenia and abroad.
With the wind in your hair, you will discover five most important cultural monuments in the municipality of Žirovnica. The trail leads through Vrba village, pass Prešeren’s birth house, towards Žirovnica pass Čop’s house, Janša’s beehive in Breznica village to Finžgar’s and Jalen’s birth houses.
Završnica recreational park is situated in the Završnica valley and surrounded by the mighty Karavanke mountain range, green meadows and fragrant forest slopes, inviting you to have a fun and active adventure! The park is easily accessible and yet remote enough to allow you an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and everyday life. Here, a vibrant sports energy and a love for nature are harmonious.
The natural position of the valley, that locals call Zavrh, and the well thought out setting of the facilities for recreation and free time invite a smile on every face. Rest in the unspoiled nature, enjoy sports, peaceful walks and other green activities that invite families, hikers, climbers, mountaineers and school groups to the park.