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To fall in love - Chalet Zlatica - Velika planina

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High in the mountains (1600 meters) lies this magic chalet. Luxury cottage with sauna is an ideal place for couples.

The space
High in the mountains lies the magic chalet, with its unique architecture of Velika planina with all the comforts of home.

Downstairs there is a small lobby to take off your shoes. From lobby you enter in to the main room with kitchenette and large dining table. In the niche there is a bunk bed. Upstairs there is a dormitory with 6 mattresses. Downstairs there is also storage and bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. And of course - sauna.

Outside is also woodshed.

The neighborhood is tranquile, there is a fantastic view of Kamnik Alps and Ljubljana.

What to do? Velika planina is amazing during summer. First of all - you must visit the herdsmen’s settlement. There is also museum of shepards life and Snow Mary chapel. The settlement is revived every June, when herdsmen return to the settlement and tend to their cattle until September. They are delighted to invite you to taste their dairy products or try a typical herdsmen’s lunch; sour milk and hard-boiled corn mush.

If you like hiking - may be one day trip to the highest mountains in Kamnisko - Savinjske Alpe (climbing to Planjava - 2394 meters) or for younger children visit a meadow village Dol (one hour walking downhil and than walking to mountain Konj 1803 meters (2 hours walking).

The intact Nature: you should visit Veternica and Dovja Griča caves.Veternica cave is the most popular natural site of interest on Velika planina. It is assembled of the caves Mala Jama and Velika Veternica, which came into existence when the roof caved in as the result of rock disintegration. The cave Velika veternica is more popular. It is known for its patches of snow, which remain in the cave also during the summer.

Mountain-cycling: There are clearly marked cycling signs, which mark the stony roads and forest paths. You can choose between the trails of different length and difficulty levels. All trails descent back into the valley of the river Kamniška Bistrica. One of them ends in Terme Snovik, in the valley Tuhinjska dolina.

The cycling trails are on average 25 km long. The detail information and map of the marked trails is available at the cash box in the entry station of the cable car.





The bottom station of the cable car to Velika planina is located in Kamniška Bistrica, only 3km before the ending of the valley. It is 10km away from the town Kamnik.

From Kamnik:

We recommend that you follow the signs from Kamnik to Kamniška Bistrica- Gornji Grad. The road turns left in the town Stahovica (after 6km), where you follow the signs for Kamniška Bistrica and for the bottom station of the cable car. After 4 km, you will notice a parking space on your right and a car cable station on your left.

From Maribor:

We recommend that you take the motorway A2/E57. You exit immediately after the toll station Vransko. The road turns right after a few kilometres (direction: Kamnik) and you continue your drive through the valley Tuhinjska dolina. You will arrive to Kamnik after 20 kilometres and continue from there (see the instructions for the direction from Kamnik). You can also continue driving on the motorway to the exit Krtina and then follow the signs to Kamnik. The road leads through the towns Dob, Radomlje and Volčji Potok.

From Jože Pučnik Airport Ljubljana:

Jože Pučnik Airport Ljubljana is 28 km distant from the bottom station of the cable car. Continue driving on the local road from the direction of Ljubljana (follow the signs Ljubljana – Kamnik). Turn left after 12 km at the crossroads in Moste and follow the signs for Kamnik (for the continuation of your journey see the instruction for the direction from Kamnik).
If you need a shuttle from airport to Velika planina, we are at your disposal.

If you need any information or help during your visit, do not hesitate to contact me any time. We can also organise hiking or other outdoor activities, including day trips to the capital or to the coast.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
5 floor mattresses
Common space
1 bunk bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Pets allowed
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Children’s books and toys
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Long term stays allowed

Where you’ll be

Velika Planina, Kamnik, Slovenia

What to do?
Velika planina is famous for mountainhiking and mountaincycling.

Herdsmen’s settlement
The herdsmen’s settlement is known as one of few the settlements of such size in Europe and attracts many visitors throughout the year. It is distinct by its typical architecture which symbolises Velika planina. The roofs are covered with pine shingles, which extend rather low. The name of the cottage in the Kamnik part of Velika planina is “a herdsman hut” or “a shepher’s home”, and a pine shingle is called “šinkel”.

The settlement is revived every June, when herdsmen return to the settlement and tend to their cattle until September. They are delighted to invite you to taste their dairy products or try a typical herdsmen’s lunch; sour milk and buckwheat mush.

Snow Mary chapel
The chapel of Snow Mary, which originally stood at the same place before the Second World War, is located slightly above the herdsmen’s settlement. It was burnt down by German soldiers during the war, and was rebuilt in 1988 on the herdsmen’s initiative. It was consecrated to Snow Mary and this is why 5th of August presents a special holiday for the chapel and the entire herdsmen’s settlement. During the summer, the masses are held every Sunday and several thousands visitors attend the sacred mass or the midnight service on Christmas.

Veternica and Dovja Griča caves
Veternica cave is the most popular natural site of interest on Velika planina. It is assembled of the caves Mala Jama and Velika Veternica, which came into existence when the roof caved in as the result of rock disintegration. The cave Velika veternica is more popular. It is known for its patches of snow, which remain in the cave also during the summer.
Dovja Griča cave is located in the valley Tiha Dolina and is 9m deep. It is known for the legends which were happening near by. The cave, therefore, sheltered many good and bad characters, which were mostly invented by herdsmen themselves. The most known are the legends about wild men who lived in Dovja Griča, also known as the wild rock, as suggested in the name itself.

Preskar museum
The museum is located in the herdsmen’s settlement and is opened every day during the pasture season. It is distinguished by its appearance, since the small, grey herdsmen’s hut is located in the stone part of the settlement.

After the Second World War, Andrej Preskar built his cottage with the original oval floor plan, as it was before the war. Today, this is the only cottage which is distinct from the other cottages with its shape, size and modestly decorated interior. Among other things in the cottage, there is also an example of “trnič”- a special sort of cheese known in this area
High mountains – Konj, Korosica and Ojstrica

If you are expert in mountainhiking, I can send you also some proposal for visiting the mountains nearby (mountain Konj – 1900 m, mountain Korošica 1810 m, mountain Ojstrica 2350 m). You can visit also the vally of the river Kamniška bistrica and the springs of this river.

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