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Via Alpina Slovenia: Red trail Stage 6 (Idrija-Hut on Ermanovec)

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Distance 25.1 km
8:48 h
1,466 m
817 m
1,032 m
325 m

Idrija is surrounded from all sides by steep ridges and tall mountains. Our route takes us to the western end of the Idrijca valley, across a steep slope to a high ridge on the Gore mountains. Only a few peaks on the ridge are taller than one thousand metres (Sivka, Bevkov vrh). The ridge broadens at a number of places, creating small plateaux (e.g. Ledinska planota).

Small settlements and individual farmsteads are scattered across the slopes and below the peaks. The Slabe farmstead near Bevkov vrh, like so many others, has been abandoned for life in the valley below. But there are many others, such as the farmstead at Na ravni, also near Bevkov vrh, where a combination of home-made, environmentally-friendly products and tourism has enabled survival, and where the shrieks of playing children may still be heard.

Idrija basin is world renown for its past as a mining city and for its handcrafted lace.

Author’s recommendation

When you are in the area, visit the silver mine and look into purchasing the world renown Idirja lace.
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Update: September 08, 2022
Highest point
1,032 m
Lowest point
325 m
Best time of year

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Rest stops

Hotel Cerkno

Safety information

No special safety issues.

Tips and hints

Tour into the mine- Antonij shaft can be reserved in advance.


Bus station in Idrija (328 m)
46.001433, 14.026029
46°00'05.2"N 14°01'33.7"E
33T 424585 5094667
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Mountain hut on Ermanovec

Turn-by-turn directions

From the bus station in Idrija, follow the road to the right eastwards across the Idrijca river, then up Župančičeva ulica street. Follow the stone footpath into the beech wood, then climb up the steep slope to a point overlooking the valley. Continue along the dirt track at the top walking eastwards. At the edge of the forest, leave the dirt track and climb up the meadow to the road that runs to the hamlet of Gore. 1h 25 min. Turn left onto the tarmac road and go round the southern slopes of Cajni vrh. On the other side, climb down to the hamlet of Ledinsko Razpotje to reach the regional road leading to Spodnja Idrija.

Follow the road for 100 m to the junction, then turn left onto the road leading to the village of Pečnik. At the next junction, turn right off the road then cross the meadow to the village of Ledine. 1h 30 min. Go through the village, passing the church to the local road, which leads to the Partisan cemetery. Follow the road that climbs up the wooded western slopes of Trepalova Sivka. A junction lies at the top of the pass. 30 minutes. Continue along walking the road and descend from the junction where a road turns right towards the village of Žiri. Continue walking along the local Sovodenj road for about 5 minutes, then turn left onto the path crossing the meadow.

After 10 minutes you arrive at a forest path next to a farmstead. Walk along the forest path for about 10 minutes, then turn right towards the Likar farmstead, where the forest path ends. Climb up the dirt track that branches off the forest path and up the steep slope of the meadow to the farmstead. Follow the road, go onto the dirt track above the road and descend to the holiday homes estate. From here, turn right and follow the forest path to the tarmac road near the Lanišar farmstead. 45 minutes. The road turns right and climbs up to the pass, where there is a road-side chapel. Turn onto the poor road on the right, and climb up to the forest road which leads to the Pleč farmstead and the dirt track.

Follow the path across the meadow to the dirt track, which leads almost to the summit of Bevkov vrh (1,051 m). Cross the forest path and pass the large Bevk farmstead to the chapel next to the path. 1h 15 min. From the chapel, cross the meadow then descend down a steep slope through the wood. After reaching the dirt track, turn left and climb down another steep slope. This brings you to a meadow and a road running left to the junction on the Veharše pass. Follow the path northwards through the wood, cross a hillock then descend the meadow on the other side to the junction on the pass. The dirt track leads to a plateau, then passes a farmstead and goes through a wood before descending to the tarmac road on Kladje (787 m). 1h. Cross the main road and climb up the side road.

A 30 minute walk leads to a junction where one road turns left towards Dolenji Novaki, which is also traversed by the Via Alpina. Our route takes us to Mountain hut on Ermanovec (968 m). To get there, continue along the ridge up to the Laniščar farmstead, then turn left into the hill and follow the path through the wood. Go round the Panc peak (1,048 m) then descend to the road and follow it to the destination. 30 minutes. The hike takes 7h 50 minutes to complete.


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Public transport


By bus right to the starting point in Idrija. The price of the ticket from Ljubljana is about 7€.

Getting there

By car or by bus. Follow highway Ljubljana-Koper an take the exit Logatec-Idrija.


Some payable parking available


46.001433, 14.026029
46°00'05.2"N 14°01'33.7"E
33T 424585 5094667
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Book recommendation by the author

Slovenska planinska pot ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-11-x)

Vodnik po planinskih postojankah v Sloveniji ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-10-1)

Author’s map recommendations

Škofjeloško in Cerkljansko hribovje ~ Geodetski zavod Slovenije (1 : 50 000)

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25.1 km
8:48 h
1,466 m
817 m
Highest point
1,032 m
Lowest point
325 m
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