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MARIBORSKO POHORJE

Pristine nature of Pohorje right by the city

A natural oasis of lush forests and the Šumik ancient woodland, clearings and pastures, clean and drinkable Pohorje water, waterfalls and peat moors with lakes, the largest butterfly in Europe and other invaluable animal species, and the only silicate mountain chain in Slovenia are all natural peculiarities of Pohorje that will fascinate both nature lovers and professionals.

ENERGY TRAIL BOLFENK

Renowned therapist Tomislav Brumec already in 2009 carried out research and measurements that showed that the Pohorje forest has healing powers and a surprising amount of water energy potential.

Based on this research, an energy path was formed at that time, which is an integral part of the Pohorje village wellness & spa resort, as the positive energy is still felt throughout the entire settlement.

At the top of Pohorje, there is a force that heals and is accessible to all, and signposts guide you through each point.

Experience the cleansing of 7 body energy centers (chakras) at your own pace, but the recommended time to go around all the points is 70 minutes, and the healing effect begins after three walks. So perfect to include a daily walk in the obligatory daily ritual and take time just for yourself.

ADRENALINE ADVENTURES

Bike Park Pohorje - Treat yourself with an adrenaline experience

Bike Park Pohorje

Not sure what to do with your adrenaline? Want to find out how to “rock” your mountain bike? We have a perfect solution – stop by the Pohorje Bike Park and get ready for a wild adrenaline descent down the slopes of the Maribor’s Pohorje.

PohorJet - A unique adrenaline downhill ride.

Adrenalinski spust s sankami iz Pohorja

Make yourself comfortable on the sledge and fasten your seatbelt. Experience a true adrenaline downhill ride from Trikotna jasa to the finish line of Snežni stadion (Snow stadium). Fast sections, steep turns and bold downhill ride into unpredictable precipices will make you take another go.

Cycling adventures on Pohorje

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Pohorje (Belvi - Areh - Šumik)

Take a ride on a rugged 41 km long track. The route is suitable for all who are physically fit. For more recreational cyclists there are many stops and scenic viewpoints along the way. In 41 km of the total distance you will descend only 500 and ascend 1300 metres of altitude.

KORDEK - BPP

It is intended for experienced mountain bikers. The section slightly ascends for about 8 km (600 metres of difference in altitude). It takes you past the famous hiking and cycling resting point Šanijeva Klop, to the skiing slopes Videc and Stolp. Just under the top you will arrive to the famous Church of St. Bolfenk. At the top of Maribor Pohorje there is a plain and a wonderful vista of Maribor.

Pohorje Cycling Route

Explore Pohorje by bike and discover the wonders of intact nature and Pohorje’s sights from Church of St. Bolfenk on Maribor side to the bottom of Kremžarjev vrh in Koroška on the other side of Pohorje!

The Slovenian Mountainbike route (STKP)

The circular cycling route include all important Slovenian mountain groups is approximately 1,800 km long and with an altitude difference of 50.000 metres.

Hiking adventures on Pohorje

HIKING ON POHORJE

Meet Pohorje forests and numerous marked trails that lead through them.

Hiking trails on Pohorje will surely impress you. Choose the one that suits you and listen to nature while walking.

POHORJE NATURE

Visit Pohorje natural pearls

Picturesque Pohorje nature hides many beautiful spots that will for sure take your breath away. Check out and feel natural sights!

HIKING TRAILS OF POHORJE

Hiking trail to the Lake Črno jezero

If you go from Bolfenk to the Trije kralji, you can walk there (CIRCULAR) ROUTE TO Lake Črno jezero: Trije kralji – Lake Črno jezero (-> 40 min / 2.7 km) and continue – to Osankarica (-> 20 min / 0.3 km), visit the Bojišče Pohorskega bataljona / Battlefield of the Pohorje Battalion (-> 30 min / 1.5 km), then return to Osankarica and the Trije kralji will be only 4 km away. After a wonderful trip, we are expecting you again in Pohorje village Wellness & SPA Resort.

Hiking from Bolfenk - lakes Lovrenška jezera

Lakes Lovrenška jezera is one of the most attractive natural sights of Pohorje. You can visit this popular hiking and excursion spot in all seasons as they are magical no matter the weather.

Access to Lovrenško barje from Bolfenk is possible by ascending to Razglednik and further along an easy hiking trail to Areh, via Žigartov vrh, Bajgotov vrh, Šumikov vrh, Matevž, Radovna, Trije žeblji, Kladje, Brvni vrh, Zgornje brvi to Koča na Pesku. From here, just across the Sedlo to the lakes Lovrenška jezera, where you can walk for two hours on the velvety soft grasslands and moss of peat bogs, see peat lakes, habitats of rare plants and try the school of orientation in nature and enjoy the magnificent views.

Hiking trail Bolfenk - Ribniška koča / Lake Ribniško jezero

Lake Ribniško jezero near Hudi kot is located near Ribniška koča and Ribniški (Jezerski) vrh (NV 1536 m) and is one of the most attractive natural sights of Pohorje. The hut is also a point on the Slovenian mountain trail, and in summer you can reach it by car along the 9 km long local road from Ribnica na Pohorju. 

Access to Lake Ribniško jezero from Bolfenk is possible by ascending to Razglednik and further along an easy hiking trail to Areh, via Žigartov vrh, Bajgotov vrh, Šumikov vrh, Matevž, Radovna, Trije žeblji, Kladje, Brvni vrh, Zgornja brv to Koča na Pesku. From here, only via Sedlo to lake Lovrenška jezera, where via Planinka and Šrklatica we reach Jezerski vrh and Ribniška koča na Pohorju, which are near Ribniško jezero.

Hiking trail to unspoiled Primeval Forest with Veliki Šumik and Mali Šumik Waterfalls

From Bolfenk, head in the direction of Areh, from where the local path leads to Šumik. Then follow the marked path from the Šumik plain or at Bajgot, pleasant excursion point with a well-kept resting place, located at the confluence of the Črnava and Majland streams, from which the Lobnica stream emerges. The primeval forest is only half an hour’s walk away. After a short descent between the slopes along Lobnica, you will reach the Veliki Šumik waterfall, one of our most powerful waterfalls, and a little further to Mali Šumik. The route between Veliki and Mali Šumik is considered to be very demanding.

Hiking trail BOLFENK - Skalce / Fram Waterfall

Fram waterfall is one of the largest on Pohorje, 16 meters high

Accessible by car from the Bolfenk: You can reach the waterfall Slap Skalca in few minutes along the marked path from the upper station of the Maribor cable car or Bolfenk to the crossroads where the road Hoče-Areh – Bellevue / Bolfenk splits.

From Bolfenk you can reach the Skalca waterfall in 50 minutes. First, ascend slightly to Anžejev križ – crossroads (1084 m), then descend to Dom Miloš Zidanšek (crossroads) and from here continue to Mariborska koča (crossroads). From the lower side of the hut to Framski slap / Slapa Skalca you are then only 10 minutes away.

Hiking trail BOLFENK – Rozka's Forest Learning Trail

From Bolfenk, head to the charming Church of St. Bolfenka and from here uphill along the forest path towards viewing tower Razglednik. Along the way, you will learn about the richness of the Pohorje forest, its growth, development and importance. Pohorje is one of the most natural areas in Slovenia and also in Central Europe. As the only silicate mountain range in Slovenia, it is important in terms of geomorphology, hydrology, biology and culture. Get to know the laws of the forest, its significance and human influences on the forest through 17 points that will guide you along the way. From Razglednik, descend and return to Bolfenk, satisfied that you have completed the ascent and descent in 60 minutes and got to know Pohorje along the way.

*Trail signs are a pine tree and a yellow-blue sign on a white square or just a yellow and blue sign.

Trikotna jasa Pohorje

Hiking path Bolfenk - Trikotna jasa

Popular hiking point.

Walk down from Bolfenk to Trikotna jasa from which you have a wonderful view of the city of Maribor and the surrounding wine growing hills of northeast Slovenia.

Hiking path Bolfenk - Mariborska koča - Areh

Bolfenk – Mariborska Koča – Areh

 

Hiking trail Over Pohorje to Koroška (part of the oldest mountain trails in Slovenia - The Slovenian Mountain Trail)

The Slovenian Mountain Trail is the oldest and most diverse connecting mountain trail in Slovenia. The trail is 500 kilometres long and leads from Maribor all the way to the Slovenian coast in Ankaran. 

Pohorje path timeline:

  •   Pohorska vzpenjača lower station (328 m) – St. Bolfenk (1040 m) = 1,5 h (without the chairlift)
  •     St. Bolfenk (1040 m) – Mariborska koča lodge (1068 m) = 1 h
  •     Mariborska koča lodge (1068 m) – Ruška koča lodge (1246 m) = 1 h
  •     Ruška koča lodge (1246 m) – Šumik waterfall = 2 h
  •     Šumik waterfall –Trije kralji (1181 m) = 2 h
  •     Trije kralji (1181 m) – Črno jezero lake (1197 m) – Osankarica (1193 m) = 1 h 15 min
  •     Osankarica (1193 m) – Koča na Pesku lodge (1386 m) = 2,5 h
  •     Koča na Pesku lodge (1386 m) – Lovrenška jezera lakes (1529 m) – Ribniška koča lodge(1507 m) = 3 h
  •     Ribniška koča lodge(1507 m) – Grmovšek lodge under Velika Kopa (1377 m) = 1,5 h
  •     Grmovšek lodge under Velika Kopa (1377 m) – Partizan lodge (1443 m) = 1 h
  •     Partizan lodge(1443 m) – Lodge under Kremžar vrh (1102 m) = 1,5 h
  •     Lodge under Kremžar vrh(1102 m) – Slovenj Gradec (410 m) = 1,5 h

LAKES AND WATERFALLS OF POHORJE

Black lake / Črno jezero

Intensive experience of unspoiled nature in a protected forest reserve.

Peat bogs with lakes are among the most attractive natural sights of Pohorje!

Lovrenška jezera / lakes

Lovrenška jezera / lakes are the largest high bogs in Slovenia.

Barje, of which the Lovrenška lakes are a part, is located between Rogla and Ribniški Pohorje and consists of two parts, separated by a strip of forest. It was formed about 8000 years ago as a mineral swamp after the end of the last ice age. Its special feature is that it has no tributaries and is formed exclusively from rainwater. Thus, the size and shape of the 20 lakes that make up this natural landmark varies according to the amount of rainfall, but they are also filled with water in the summer, as the bog has a high water retention capacity.

Ribniško jezero / lake

A lake with six more bog windows.

Peat bogs with lakes are among the most attractive natural sights of Pohorje! In addition to Lake Ribnica, there are six smaller lakes or. bog windows. They are all about a meter deep and the bottom of all continues into the peat. Because the bog is on a slope with a slope, it is also called a hanging bog.

This high peat bog developed 8,000 years ago on a slope east of Ribniški vrh, among dwarf pines and in a swampy hollow surrounded by spruce forests. The lake lies at an altitude of 1,490 m above sea level, below Jezerski vrh, and it is characterized by the fact that it is fed only by rainwater.

Primeval forest with waterfalls Veliki in Mali Šumik

Experiance the untouched primeval forest.

Let yourself be enchanted by the most remarkable natural sights in the area of the Pohorje Nature Park, to which many hiking trails lead you.

Slap Sklaca - Framski slap / waterfall

A 16 m high waterfall and a stream that flows all the way to the lowlands and is located in the immediate vicinity of the Hoče-Areh-Bellevue / Bolfenk regional road.

The stream flows in a natural environment all the way to the lowlands – to the settlement of Fram. The stream used to be exploited for economic purposes. Milling, sawmilling and oil production were highly developed, which gave the place its character.

Good local food

Every path will lead you to amazing small local cottages or tourist farms that are offering tasty local dishes and delicacies. Good food and drinks are something you can look forward to.

Guesthouse cottages and mountain lodges on Pohorje

Trikotna jasa

A popular hiking spot.

Take a walk from Bolfenk to Trikotna jasa, which lies next to the snow stadium and from which you have a beautiful view of the city of Maribor and the surrounding wine-growing hills of northeastern Slovenia.

Mariborska koča

If you want an easy, undemanding 30-minute walk, after which you want to be rewarded, a visit to Mariborska Koča is the right choice. From the Pohorje Village Resort, head in the direction of Areh, where many signs and tables will direct you to Mariborska Koča. They offer Pohorje pisker, mushroom soup with buckwheat mash and other stews. You can sweeten it with cheese gibanica and apple strudel.

WITH THE CABLE CAR TO MARIBOR CITY

home of the oldest wine tree in the world.

MARIBOR, CITY OF THE OLDEST WINE TREE

Book a day for a five-star experience of the city of Maribor, which is only a few short minutes away from the beautiful Pohorje forests if you take the cable car and about 30 minutes if you drive to the valley. Our suggestion for your day: With the Pohorje cable car, descend into the valley, where a taxi or bus can take you to the city center in a few minutes. After a walk through the oldest part of the town of Lent, where the Pohorje forests are reflected in the Drava River, stop at the House of the oldest vine in the world for a wine tasting. was built as far back as 1847. In time for lunch, you can stop at one of the many locations that offer authentic Styrian cuisine, maybe Vietnamese food, maybe Italian, or maybe you’re just for a light snack? Our tip: Postal Street. Pleasantly enhanced, you can then go shopping in the Europark Shopping Center, which offers you a comprehensive shopping experience on 40,000 m2 of shopping space. Pleasantly tired, return to the shelter of the Pohorje forests and check out the offer in our Mountain Wellness Center to round off your day with a reflex foot massage.

MARIBOR, CITY OF THE OLDEST WINE TREE IN THE WORLD

Book a day for a five-star experience of the city of Maribor, which is only a few short minutes away from the beautiful Pohorje forests if you take the cable car and about 30 minutes if you drive to the valley. Our suggestion for your day:

 

With the Pohorje cable car, descend into the valley, where a taxi or bus can take you to the city center in a few minutes. After a walk through the oldest part of the town of Lent, where the Pohorje forests are reflected in the Drava River, stop at the House of the oldest vine in the world for a wine tasting. was built as far back as 1847.

 

In time for lunch, you can stop at one of the many locations that offer authentic Styrian cuisine, maybe Vietnamese food, maybe Italian, or maybe you’re just for a light snack? Our tip: Postal Street.

 

Pleasantly enhanced, you can then go shopping in the Europark Shopping Center, which offers you a comprehensive shopping experience on 40,000 m2 of shopping space. Pleasantly tired, return to the shelter of the Pohorje forests and check out the offer in our Mountain Wellness Center to round off your day with a reflex foot massage.

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