Velika Planina Self Guided Trip

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Day Trip
Availability : All year
from Ljubljana
to Velika Planina
Min Age : All generations
Max People : 8


Due to the floods road to Velika planina is closed and the terrain is impassable, so we’re temporary closing the bookings. 

Sorry for the inconvenience. 

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Velika planina is the site of one of Europe’s few surviving high mountain herdsmen’s villages where traditional Alpine herdsmen’s culture is still alive.

See how the local herdsmen bring the cattle to Velika planina and move into cute little herdsmen’s huts covered with shingles. You’re invited to learn about the fascinating life on the mountain pasture and sample the dairy goodies they’ll prepare for you. 

Velika Planina invites with plenty of opportunities for walks and hikes across the mountain pasture showcasing natural and ethnological curiosities that you won’t want to miss. You can take the cable car from Kamniška Bistrica and from there you can take a ski lift to the top, where you’ll be greeted with a magnificent view or for those who prefer a challenge can follow one of the well-marked footpaths to the top. In the winter, there’s a ski slope that will conjure up a true winter fairy tale for you to remember.

After a while you’ll want to take a break at the chapel of Snow Mary and  then descend to the famous Vetrnica cave.

On the western edge of the plateau (Zeleni Rob) there’s a picturesque natural window called Luknja (hole).

The Dovja Griča cave (meaning wild rock) is located in the Tiha Dolina valley (Slovene for quiet valley), which is only nine metres deep, but known for the many folk tales that it inspired.

In the summer you can pick yourself up on the plateau with an authentic shepherd’s lunch – sour milk and žganci (buckwheat mush). The shepherds will be happy to offer you homemade cheese and other dairy specialties when you visit. Once on the plateau you can recharge your batteries with traditional shepherd’s food, such as jota (bean and sauerkraut hotpot), ričet (barley stew), goulash, sausage with sauerkraut, Carniola sausage, buckwheat žganci or rolled dumplings with cottage cheese known as štruklji.


Departure & Return Location

Main Bus station in Ljubljana at bus line no.4 (Google Map

Starting & Return times

Starting at 7:20am and return at 5.30pm



Our Direct Private shuttle for Velika Planina Self Guided Trip from Ljubljana goes directly to highway so it only takes 40 minutes


29 eur/person

Price Includes

  • Return ticket for Private Direct shuttle from Ljubljana to Kamniška Bistrica, directly to pandalum for Velika Planina
  • Info map of Velika Planina
  • Instructions & Recommendations on what to see

Our Velika Planina self Guided Tour starts from the Main Bus station in Ljubljana at 8am. After 40min long drive with a Private Direct shuttle our driver will drop you off by the pendulum where you will receive a Free Map and all the instructions on how to visit Velika Planina. After you finish with the Velika Planina self Guided Tour our driver will take you back to Ljubljana.

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