Walk up the northern side of the Kamnik Alps - Goli Vrh. A meadow and forest walk brings you to an amazing viewpoint above the Jezersko valley. With one foot in Slovenia and the other in Austria, you’ll enjoy splendid views of the Grintovec range.
After returning back to your hotel, you’ll be transferred to the little town of Preddvor. Historical attractions abound including the 15th century Castle Turn, Grad Preddvor Mansion and the 12th century Church of St. Peter.
Walk to the trailhead at LakeJezersko along the Via Alpina. There is a steep ascent for 2.30 hours over rough terrain. and you will be rewarded with incredible views of the Grintovec mountain range. The ascent can be broken into two as 45 min from the top you will come to a grassy plateau. After the plateau the trail becomes a little tougher to follow as recent tree fall has obstructed sections of the path which have not been moved off of the path due to some of the areas being too steep and remote for the tree removal trucks to reach.
The trail is marked with red and white circles on the trees and rocks, these will guide you on the path, especially for the last section to the top it is necessary to keep your eyes peeled for them.
You will descend the same way you ascended and the last couple of kilometres will be the same as the trail you walked yesterday.
Take your time, it is quite a tough ascent to the top.
At the top keep your eyes peeled for a metal box, it continues a stamp and a log book for y ou to add your name.
Take care on the trail today. There are some sections of path that are difficult underfoot. Slippery logs, steep areas of ascent and descent make for harder going. Keep concentrating on where you put your feet, and take your time, particularly if it is wet.
Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains - always be prepared and carry appropriate clothing; warm as well as waterproof layers, hat and gloves etc. Please see your information pack for a detailed packing list.
Tips and hints
There is no food available enroute and therefore bring a packed lunch.
At the top you will find a silver box which contains a silver box with a book, pen and stamp (for your passport).
Stop for a treat post walk at the restaurant on Shepherds lake.
Trekking poles are highly recommended for today’s walk. They will aid your balance and make the more difficult sections of trail much easier to navigate.