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Spectacular sunrise hike to ŠmarnaGora

Ljubljana - Šmartno, Slovenia

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Experience hosted by Klara

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I will meet you in Tacen parking lot early in the morning, before sunrise. Best way to come to a meeting point is with a car or a taxi because buses are not operating before 5 am in the summer time. Parking is possible at the parking area at the bridge over Sava. No need to bring your own food, though, as the Ledinek’s Inn at the top opens early and offers tasty traditional dishes and pastry.

The ascent to the Šmarna Gora hill, 664 meters above sea level, takes less than an hour. If you’re normally fit, you’ll need approximately 40 minutes for the hike. The trail will take us almost directly over the roots. The trail is quite steep. The top of the hill offers spectacular sunrise and breathtaking views of the Kamniške Alpe and Julijske Alpe mountain ranges, the Ljubljana basin and the entire Dolenjska region with the mountain of Trdinov vrh on the border with Croatia.

I will reveal some myths and tales about the beginnings of Šmarna gora during the hike and provide photos for your social media account.
Other things to note
Please do check the weather report before booking a hike. If it's going to rain, I don't recommend hiking.
I will meet you in Tacen parking lot early in the morning, before sunrise. Best way to come to a meeting point is with a car or a taxi because buses are not operating before 5 am in the summer time. Parking is possible at the parking area at the bridge over Sava. No need to bring your own food, though, as the Ledinek’s Inn at the top opens early and offers tasty traditional dishes and pastry.

The ascent to the Šmarna Gora hill, 664 me…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Each person will get one water.
  • Equipment
    hiking sticks on request and headlamp
From $32
/ person

Meet your host, Klara

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a lover of nature and hiking always eager to teach the beauty of the hidden places of Šmarna gora and their stories. The top of the hill is accessible by 15 mostly relatively easy routes. I know that certain trails can feel more comfortable with a local guide to help navigate an unknown area. For the last 15 years, I live under Šmarna gora hill and I guided clients from all over the world. I'll be free and available to take you on the top of the hill, a place for great photography, spectacular views and breathtaking sunrise.
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Where you'll be

Top of the Šmarna gora hill has two peaks. We will hike to the most popular one. The hilltop is occupied by a restaurant (the Ledinek Inn) and a Baroque church of the Mother of God, built in the first half of the 18th century. Another attraction sited on top of the hill is a famous wishing bell, believed to fulfil the wishes of those who ring it.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Nadia
August 2020
With Klara as your host, the trip will be amazing! She's so friendly and knows a lot of interesting and fun story's during the hike, so you will get to know not only the Smarna Gora but also Klara as well. We had a great time with a beautiful view at the end!
With Klara as your host, the trip will be amazing! She's so friendly and knows a lot of interesting and fun story's during the hike, so you will get to know not only the Smarna Gor…
Silu
September 2019
It was just amazing and Klara was great. She was very helpful, informative and it was really nice to have a conversation with her. The sunrise view was just beautiful. All in all, it was worth it. I highly recommend it.
Diane
September 2019
Klara is absolutely the best!!! She went way out of her way to accommodate me and she kept close track of how I was feeling and what my needs might be. I would never have done this on my own but with her I felt capable and had so much fun. She brought us water and snack and even bought our tea at the top ( which was delicious). We enjoyed with it while watching the spectacular show of the sun rising. I definitely recommend this wonderful hike to you and definitely recommend Klara as your guide for this or any other trip she offers. It was pure delight!
Klara is absolutely the best!!! She went way out of her way to accommodate me and she kept close track of how I was feeling and what my needs might be. I would never have done t…
Thirza
September 2019
This was the most amazing experience I had in Ljubljana. Me and a 78yr old tough superwoman were the first ones she did this tour with. And how a first one it was. She guided us through the woods and told us some stories about the mountain along the way. She was patience, kind and well prepared. I felt so welcome! And once we arrived at the top, the view was breathtaking, insanely beautiful!Really Klara, you are a born guide! So people, don’t hesitate. Whenever in Ljubljana, you gonna want this tour.
This was the most amazing experience I had in Ljubljana. Me and a 78yr old tough superwoman were the first ones she did this tour with. And how a first one it was. She guided us th…

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    Guest requirements

    Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    hiking shoes or comfortable sneakers

    water (only carry what you will need in a small back pack)