Lake Bled glimmers around the church on the island and the Sava river winds like a silver belt between pastures, forests and fields. In the background stands the distinctive tooth-shaped rocky outcrop of Babji zob and the peaks of the Julian Alps above Bohinj. 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 the 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 the Završnica valley and around the reservoir, meanwhile, more demanding hikers can climb up to Peč, Stol and other alpine peaks.
The Završnica recreational park is situated in the Završnica valley, surrounded by the mighty Karavanke mountain range, green meadows and lush forested 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 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 freetime bring a smile to every face. Rest amid unspoilt nature, enjoy sports, peaceful walks and other green activities that invite families, hikers, climbers, mountaineers and school groups to the park.
Žirovnica is a 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 horseback riding.
Horseback riding through the unspoilt 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 on a traditional cart or hay carriage.
Discover Žirovnica by bicycle! The vivid landscape where the flood plain and mountain worlds interweave is ideal for cycling. Winding country roads can take you to Lake Bled, Radovljica, Begunje or Kranjska Gora. Another unique experience is cycling along the Žirovnica Cultural Heritage Path, which connects the birth houses of important Slovenian writers, as well as the apiary of the pioneer of modern beekeeping, Anton Janša. Should you decide on more leisurely paced exploration, electric bikes are available to rent in Žirovnica.
There is an idyllic forest road that leads up to the Valvasor mountain hut right beneath the peak of Mt. Stol, which was voted the most popular mountain hut in 2014 and again in 2016. Ascents to the Zabreška planina mountain pasture, the Ajdna archeological site and the Tinčkova koča hut in Zelenica will also fill you with fresh air and green energy.
The diverse landscape below Mt. Stol is ideal for running among unspoilt nature. Conquering the forest paths and nearby hills will fill you with fresh green energy. You 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 the five most important cultural monuments in the municipality of Žirovnica. The trail leads through the village of Vrba, past Prešeren’s birth house towards Žirovnica, past Čop’s House, Janša’s apiary in the village of Breznica, and to Finžgar’s and Jalen’s birth houses.
The hydroelectric power plant Završnica was the first Slovenian public power plant, laying a foundation for the public electricity grid in Slovenia over a 100 years ago. It supplied Slovenes with power for 90 years, however, today the Hydroelectric Power Plant Moste has taken over.
Today, Hydroelectric Power Plant Završnica has been converted into a technical museum, where you can learn about the process of generating power from a renewable source – water. There is also a very interesting comparison of over one hundred-years-old equipment with the modern installation of the Hydroelectric Power Plant Moste.