Hiking & mountaineering

Slavnik (from Skadanščina village)

Slavnik is the most popular hiking destination of our coastal region. Many paths from all directions lead to it. The path from Skadanščina is slightly longer and thus less popular (especially the one across Jegno meadow), but not less delightful than any other paths. Mostly you will walk through lonely forests and enjoy the pristine nature and the fresh air. The view from Slavnik summit goes all the way from the sea to the Alps - if the weather allows it, of course. Just below the summit there is 'Tumova Koča' hut, which is usually open on weekends and holidays. Slavnik is very popular among mountain-bikers as well.

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Basic information
LocationKozina, Coast and Karst
Difficulty:
Duration: 3.5 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 550 m
Highest point: 1028 m
Total vertical climb: 480 m
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Starting point:
Skadanščina village at the north-west side of Slavnik hill. Leave the motorway 'Ljubljana – Koper' in Kozina, drive through Hrpelje town and continue on the main road past the villages of Tublje and Materija. After Materija pay attention to a signpost for Skadanščina, which will guide you to the right. Park at the beginning of Skadanščina village.

Description:
We will do a circular tour once again: ascend past Jegno meadow and descend along the faster 'direct' path. The first part of the path from Skadanščina towards Jegno meadow is unmarked. Keep right in Skadanščina and follow an asphalt road for a few 100 meters. The asphalt comes to an end at a hunters house (on your left), but you continue straight forward on a forest road. About 1 km from the hunters house your road merges with a wider dirt road (at a meadow with a hunting observatory) where you go to the left. From here on the path is nicely marked. Follow the dirt road to Jegno meadow (where you will be barked at from afar by shepherd dogs, who guard their flock). Proceed to the left past the barns or stables at the meadow and follow the signposts which will guide you all the way to the bare top slope, from where you can already see 'Tumova Koča' hut at the top of Slavnik. From a concrete block, which marks the summit, descend on a narrow path directly in the direction of Skadanščina village (the closest remote village which you see north-east ahead of you). The path is nicely marked and leads you through magical forests and past meadows near Skadanščina back to the starting point.

Highest point/summit: 
Slavnik: 1028 m

Duration:
Skadanščina - Slavnik (past Jegno meadow): 2.15 h
Slavnik - Skadanščina (direct descent): 1 h
Total: 3.30 h

Difficulty:
1 - The entire route is technically easy.

Type of path:
Marked path - The beginning of the ascent towards Jegno meadow is unmarked.




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Slavnik (iz vasi Skadanščina)
Slavnik is the most popular hiking destination of our coastal region. Many paths from all directions lead to it. The path from Skadanščina is slightly longer and thus less popular (especially the one across Jegno meadow), but not less delightful than any other paths. Mostly you will walk through lonely forests and enjoy the pristine nature and the fresh air. The view from Slavnik summit goes all the way from the sea to the Alps - if the weather allows it, of course. Just below the summit there is 'Tumova Koča' hut, which is usually open on weekends and holidays. Slavnik is very popular among mountain-bikers as well.