In case you haven’t quite decided whether Kranjska Gora is the right trail running destination yet, then we’d like to show you some hidden gems nearby that are definitely worth a visit.
Some you’ll discover right along the way, others will take a bit of walking from the city centre of this cute town right underneath the magnificent peaks of Julian Alps and Karavanke.
- Amazing views of the Alps
The Slovenian part of the Alps is right at the edge of this mountain range and due to that still quite unknown to many foreigners. The peaks stretch high into the sky, all the way up to 2864 meters, which is the height of Slovenia’s highest mountain Triglav.
Who could resist views like that, right?
Author: Boris Pretnar, Link: www.slovenia.info
Author LTO Kranjska Gora, foto: Matjaž Vidmar, Link: www.slovenia.info
- At the border of three countries – Slovenia, Austria and Italy
Not far from the city of Kranjska Gora, you can find the peak Tromeja, which is the triple border of Slovenia, Austria and Italy. We probably don’t have to emphasize the location is even more interesting right due to that, because it’s easily accessible for many runners from those countries.
Matevž Lenarčič, Link: www.slovenia.info
The source of river Sava Dolinka is well known due to its green colour. This very picturesque gem is within a walking distance from Kranjska Gora, as it will only take you 30 minutes to get there.
Oh, and don’t forget your camera. 😉
Boris Pretnar, Link: www.slovenia.info
- Lake Jasna
This gem is only 15 minutes away from Kranjska Gora – lake Jasna, where clear water paints a beautiful picture of nearby mountains in its reflection and makes it a truly amazing attraction.
Those a bit braver, who are in need of a refreshment, can finish the outdoor swimming season right there in this stunning lake.
Avtor: Tomo Jeseničnik, Link: www.slovenia.info
- Triglav National Park
It’s the only national park in Slovenia, located only a few steps outside Kranjska Gora. It’s named after our tallest mountain Triglav, which you can find right in the heart of the park.
If you’re staying in Kranjska Gora for longer than just one day, this can be an excellent chance to explore the park or maybe even climb its tallest peak.
Jošt Gantar, Link: www.slovenia.info
- Planica jumping hills
Have you ever wanted to fly like a bird? Well this is your chance to see it in person, because an amazing nordic centre Planica can be found quite close to Kranjska Gora, where you’ll get a chance to see one of the biggest ski jumping hills in the whole world.
Since you quite probably won’t have an actual ski jump in mind when going there, there is a quite similar experience for you – who wouldn’t want to try the amazing zip line in Planica?
Iztok Medja, Link: www.slovenia.info
Yes, you can find attractions like that located very close to Kranjska Gora. Martuljek waterfalls are right in the heart of the city, under the magnificent mountain Špik. Want to know a secret? You might even run there during the race.
If you’re up for a bit of an adventure, waterfall Peričnik, one of Slovenia’s best, can be found at the edge of municipality Kranjska Gora.
Aleš Zdešar, Link: www.slovenia.info
- Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj
We are very well aware that those aren’t exactly walking distance from Kranjska Gora … Well or maybe they are, since we know there are quite some ultra runners among you.
However, most of you will need a bit of a car drive to get there. The lakes that you’ll have a chance to see are truly beautiful and worth the visit.
We mean, who hasn’t seen the pictures of Lake Bled with this magnificent island in the middle?
Arhiv LTO Kranjska Gora, foto: Matjaž Vidmar, Link: www.slovenia.info
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