A traveller who likes to turn on less busy routes will find one of the fields of Notranjska Podolja - Loško polje - on the southern part of Slovenia, among the vast forests of Notranjska notranjska polje, just a few kilometres before the Croatian border. It measures up to 6 km in length, 4 km wide, and extends at an altitude of between 570 and 590 m. From all sides it is closed by peaks that rise to 1200 m, except for Snežnik, which looks imposingly into the valley with 1796 m slightly offsett.The centre of the former extensive lordship is named after him, and now the most important cultural attraction of the municipality of Loška dolina and a cultural monument of national importance – Snežnik Castle.
The apparent geographical remoteness, which gives the visitor a feeling of a different rhythm of time, does not skimp on surprising natural and cultural heritage. In order for visitors to get to know it directly and feel its placement in space and time, the locals connected it into a very special story – the Heritage Trail of Loška dolina.
An organized hike is held every year on the Sunday before the municipal holiday, October 19. The start is between 8 am and 9 am at the parking lot of the company Kovinoplastika in Lož.
Starting point: Tourist Information Centre Lož, where you get free route maps and other information. There are enough free parking spaces near TIC Lož and there is also a snack bar in the immediate vicinity.
Length of the entire route: 21 km
Walking time: 5 – 6 hours Difficulty: easy marked route
Route: circular route along the outskirts of Loški polje
Map: Snežnik 1 : 50 000
The Heritage Trail of Loška dolina
Tags: yellow-green, signposts in key places
Access to the starting point by car: We drive to the Loka Valley by regional road, which turns towards Babno polje at Bloška Polica. Lož is the first settlement that appears after a 4 km long drive through the forest. We drive through the settlement. TIC Lož is on the left side in the bourgeois house next to the administrative building of Kovinoplastika Lož. We leave the car in a nearby parking lot.
Access to the starting point by bus: By regular bus route Ljubljana – Lož. The bus station is in the immediate vicinity of TIC Lož.
The trail is circular. You can walk it in any direction, entirely or just individual stages.