Are you tempted to take a stroll on the soft grass turf carpet and to observe the awakening sun above the peaks of timeless Pohorje spruce trees? Set out on a 1 1/2 hour hike to the largest high-altitude marshes in Slovenia. Our experienced guides will take you to the 20 Lakes Lovrenška jezera originating from the Ice Age period 8,000 years ago.No water flows into the 20 lakes. They are only supplied by rainwater.This marsh is to a large extent overgrown with dwarf pine. In addition, some of the lakes offer a home to the white lotus.The fauna is rather unassuming, although the Lakes Lovrenška jezera constitute the most important habitat of endangered grouse. From the small tower next to the lakes, you can enjoy exceptional views in all directions.
Can you feel the peace and profound tranquility on the trails once taken by freedom fighters?
The moderately challenging trail takes you past the Pesek Cottage to Klopni Vrh, where you can refresh in the pleasant alpine hut with “Heart Power”. Magnificent trees greet you through the Šumik rainforest, a nature reserve in the Lobnica Stream gorge, where you can also find two waterfalls: Mali Šumik (9 m) and Veliki Šumik (24 m).After walking only a few kilometres, you can receive refreshments at the Osankarica Cottage, where you can also visit the permanent Pohorje Battalion exhibition. From the Osankarica Cottage, you can walk just a few minutes tothe memorial park that serves as a tribute to the fallen troops of the Pohorje Battalion in 1943 or to the Lake Črno jezero that was created around 6000 B.C. when the then population of Pohorje deepened the marshy surface at the end of the Ice Age, transforming it into a lake. In the 19th century, the lake was increased to assist skidding to the lowland. Because of its unique ecosystem, the area is protected.
The Church of Jesus Christ on Rogla, blessed in 2010, belongs to the St. Kunigunde Parish in Gorenje above Zreče, constituting one of the rare examples of a sacral facility built with private funds. Designed by the architect Vera Klepej Turnšek and built on the land donated by the Pikl Family, it marked the realisation of the decades old idea to erect a church on Rogla, thus adding a new quality to the existing tourism range of the Unior d.d. – Tourism Programme.The church contains three bells honouring the patron saint of blacksmiths, St. Peter; the patron saint of farmers and shepherds, St. Roch; and the patron saint of miners, St. Barbara.
All three bells are connected to life and work on Pohorje, be it crafts, farming or industry.The church is also adorned with an organ created by master Tone Škrabel and an altar created by artist blacksmith Milan Očko. It will also boast a mosaic currently being prepared by vicar Marko Rupnik.
Wake up. May the morning dawn and singing birds accompany you on your journey. Undertake a just over three hour long hike with our experienced guide from Rogla to the highest village agglomerate in Slovenia, Skomarje. The relatively easy forest trail descends to one of the most important cultural monuments on Zreče Pohorje – the 1803 Skomarje house that constitutes a quintessential example of Pohorje architecture. In addition, one of the rooms in the house has been arranged as a memorial room dedicated to a poet from Pohorje, Jurij Vodovnik. Worth a visit is also the 700-year-old St. Lambert's Church. On your way back, the trail will also take you past the Arbajter deer farm.