The Lipnica Valley inspires with its beautiful nature and heritage of ironworking in Kropa and Kamna Gorica.
On the right bank of the Sava river, where the road from Radovljica leads up the windy road to Lancovo, a wonderful view opens up of the green valley that meanders all the way to Podnart. It is named after the Lipnica stream, which springs up from beneath the Jelovica plateau in Spodnja Lipnica and flows out into the Sava river at Podnart.
The Lipnica valley, away from busy roads and urban settlements, is best explored by bike. The largest villages in the valley are Kropa and Kamna Gorica with their wealth of cultural and technical heritage, whilst above the valley visitors are greeted by farms and hamlets bathed in sunshine.
Due to its specific cultural heritage, preserved natural countryside and recognition, the Lipnica valley is designated as an area of protection of cultural heritage in an open space.
The valley offers countless opportunities for recreation, from gentle walks among nature to ascents by bike to Jelovica. From Kropa it is easy to reach the beauty spot of Jamnik, whilst the ruins of Lipnica Castle stand above the valley in Zgornja Lipnica. The Lipnica Castle Natural Science Trail connects the Lipnica valley with Radovljica. The Grabnarca Waterside Nature Trail begins at the source of the Lipnica stream.
The trail begins at the source of the Lipnica stream and leads over numerous small wooden bridges crossing the Grabnarica stream and beautiful fields to reach a small lake with views of the Karavanke mountains and the Julian Alps.
Written by Rebecca Svetina, March 2019
Where do these kids get their energy?! When your kids need to burn off some steam, but you need a bench or coffee, check out one of these public playgrounds in and around Radovljica and Bled. Each has its own perks.
Radovljica is richer for a new adventure for families. The themed adventure, named 'Follow a 'bee' through Radovljica', has been designed to acquaint visitors with the life of bees in a fun way will be available from 24th May onwards.