What locals recommend

16.07.2020 16:37

Are you visiting the Radol'ca area or about to set off for a visit? Check out what attractions and paths locals recommend.

Gašper Budkovič
mountain bike enthusiast and guide

Why should people visit the Radol'ca area?
Radol'ca is fab! Fab because it offers visitors everything they could want in an original and unique way.

 

What is your favourite spot in Radol'ca?
My favourite spot is hidden deep in the fairytale forest of the Jelovica plateau somewhere between the Vodiška planina mountain pasture and Kropa.

Gašper Budkovič, gorski kolesar in vodnik

Which of the lesser known parts of Radol'ca would you recommend to visitors?
As a family we recently discovered the Sava River Trail, which fills one with energy, and is a part of the Radol'ca area that every visitor to our beautiful town should experience.

 

What is your favourite experience in Radol'ca?
As mentioned above, with my family it has to be the Sava River Trail, ending up by going to Radovljica's historic old town centre for the best ice-cream far and wide – at Kavarna Vidic. In terms of bike rides, my favourite is the ride up to the Vodiška planina mountain pasture and the Partizanski dom mountain hut, followed by the descent back to Kropa in the valley.

 

How would you describe Radol'ca in five words?
Unspoilt, endlessly beautiful, sweet, and full of hidden, and for many still undiscovered, corners worth exploring. Okay, that's more than five words, but its hard to sum up Radol'ca in just five words!

 

Marcela Klofutar
manageress and co-owner of Vila Podvin and Hotel Linhart

Why should people visit the Radol'ca area?
Because the sun rises above Mt. Storžič, sets behind Mt. Triglav and the morning and evening views are simply stunning. But that's not all! After a pleasant morning stroll we can eat local food for breakfast, feed our souls with culture, sit in the old town and village centres and socialise with locals, and in the evening enjoy the finest authentic cuisine.

Marcela Klofutar, vodja Vile Podvin in Hotela in bistroja Linhart


What is your favourite spot in Radol'ca?
The view of Triglav from the viewpoint at the end of the old town centre of Radovljica.


Which of the lesser known parts of Radol'ca would you recommend to visitors?​
The circular trail from the old town centre of Radovljica to Lipnica castle and over the Fux footbridge back to Radovljica.
 

What is your favourite experience in Radol'ca?​
People watching in front of the wine bar at the entrance to the old town centre - if you want to feel like a local, you should visit the Sodček wine bar, take part in a tasting session of Slovenian wines accompanied by a platter of cold cuts, and sit back and enjoy with the locals.
 

How would you describe Radol'ca in five words?​
proud, unique, sweet, chocolaty, surprising

 

Erik Luznar
beekeeper
 

Why should people visit the Radol'ca area?​
Radol'ca offers an unforgettable experience for all generations. From mysterious medieval stories and the endless, vast, lush countryside, to the rich beekeeping heritage and exciting cultural events.

Erik Luznar, čebelar


What is your favourite place in Radol'ca?
The Draga valley, which is protected by the eternal Kamen castle, winds its way beside a roaring stream past centuries-old spruce trees and mountain huts all the way to the flocks of sheep on the top of the mightly Mt. Begunščisca.
 

Which of the lesser known parts of Radol'ca would you recommend to visitors?​
The Lamberg trail, where there are archeological sites that have still yet to be fully investigated, the mysterious Zijalka and Hudičev gradič caves, and the magnificent Kamen castle in the safe embrace of the Karavanke mountains.

 

What is your favourite experience in Radol'ca?​
Midsummer's eve. At the end of June, on the longest day of the year, we gather in front of the ruins of Kamen castle to welcome in summer, accompanied by a wind orchestra and in the glow of a bonfire.
 

How would you describe Radol'ca in five words?​
medieval, mysterious, green, cultural, culinary

 

Metka Kavčič
Tourist guide

Why should people visit the Radol'ca area?

Radol'ca is a collection of interesting places. There are numerous reasons to visit, for example, for its history, since it has been shaped through the centures by the stories and customs that give every town and village its unique stamp. Another reason is its culture, thanks to the numerous museums, festivals and theatrical performances, while the opportunities for outdoor activities and the great local cuisine are other reasons too. I most treasure Radol'ca's nature, which, in addition to all the aforementioned, enables one to get away from the everyday pace of life to recharge one's batteries.

Metka Kavčič, vodnica


What is your favourite place in Radol'ca?
I love water: the spring of the Kroparica stream, as well as the confluence of the Sava Bohinjka and Sava Dolinka rivers.

 

Which of the lesser known parts of Radol'ca would you recommend to visitors?
A walk through the Lipnica valley, stopping to visit the villages along the way. The village of Ljubno is also worth a visit.

 

What is your favourite experience in Radol'ca?​
Since my childhood I have always been a fan of 11th March – St. Gregory's Eve. We experienced it in a particularly special way. I am a real Kropa girl, whose predecessors grew up with the tradition. For me, the time from Christmas up to 11th March was always a period of expection, almost up there with the time we spent waiting for St. Nicholas. For months, together with my parents and brother, we spent time together, chatting, and, to this day, I can still recall many of the stories from my childhood, which I'm delighted to share with visitors.

 

How would you describe Radol'ca in five words?​
attractive, interesting, beautiful, natural, cultural

 

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