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“Gorgeous in winter and summer”
Review of Velika Planina

Velika Planina
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Kamnik and Velika Planina Small-Group Tour
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Stahovica
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Nearby Ljubljana and only few kilometres from the town Kamnik is located the bottom station of the cable car to Velika planina, which takes you amongst the green pastures of the mountain plateau in the heart of the Kamnik Alps. We recommend that you walk to the herdsmen's settlement and feel the simple way of the herdsmen's life, taste their dairy products and admire the unique architecture of the cottages which define Velika planina. To those, who are more active, the mountain offers ideal possibilities for hiking and various mountain-cycling tours. Best way to get on Velika planina is cable car, which takes you from Kamniška Bistrica valley to the mountain. Average price for cable car is 13€, if you want to go to the top with a chairlif, price is 15€.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best way to visit with cable car from Kamniska Bistrica valley. From there you need around one hour of easy hiking to reach the peak. Awesome views of the Alps on a clear day from there. The food at Gostisce Zeleni Rob is the best.

Thank Rok P
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Went on a Saturday night for Night time Sledding, truely one of the most exhilarating experience for this well traced Family from Australia. Scary, fun with Crazy Slovenians. What an amazing atmosphere. I can’t wait to see the place at Day time,

Thank polapix
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We visited Velika Planina in the beginning of November when the temperatures were still moderate. The cable car takes you up the mountain, from where you can start walking, or you take the gondola to the very top and start exploring from there. You have many paths to choose from. The scenery is amazing, there are wooden huts, the shepherds used to live in and they look like a scene from a movie. On a sunny day, you will receive a gorgeous view. There are also mountain cottages with food and drinks.

Thank Taiji T
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

It was nice. But there are no drinking water. Other houses have drinking water. And also the food and water in the house ware very expensive. Do not recommend to stay.

1  Thank Mateja P
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Velikaplanina, Front Office Manager at Velika Planina, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Dear Mateja. water is not drinkable anywhere on Velika planina, because it's rain. It's also very rare, especially in summer.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This jewel of Kamnik-Savinja Alps saves up the best of itself for autumn (especially October) when you can admire all of the autumn leaf colors everywhere (combined with special traditional wood houses on this jaunt it is simply awesome). Because the most of tourists come here in summer and the shepherd's season is over till the end of September, you can have nearly all the plateau for yourself in autumn. Before you go there, check timetables of cable car and chair lift rides on the Velika Planina official website (on October chair lift does not operate and cable car rides only on specific hours, the same hours up and down). Cable car ride starts in the area of Kamniška Bistrica (north of Kamnik and Domžale, you can also easily reach the spot from Ljubljana for a day trip). Chair lift starts right after the end of cable car ride and takes you to the top of Gradišče (the highest point on the Big Pasture Plateau) and you can go down to the tourist settlement, shepherd's settlement and some mountain cottages where traditional local food is served. If you take a cable car ride and don't take chair lift, it is around 30 minutes walk upwards from the end of cable car ride to the tourist settlement. I needed approximately 4 hours to explore all places there (although chair lift was not operating, with that additional it would be approximately 1 hour less) but you can hike on many different paths on the pasture for a whole day if you want (and be there for more days if you rent a house there). I recommend hiking shoes - paths can be dangerous downwards with inappropriate footwear because of many slippery little stones.

Architecture of wood houses in shepherd's and tourist settlements is special on this area (you can not see the same architecture anywhere else). There are many picturesque and imposing views to all the highest mountain in Kamnik-Savinja Alps (Grintovec, Skuta, Brana, Planjava, Ojstrica etc.) and their rocky walls. Because these Alps are part of the Southern Limestone Alps and are made of limestone (calcium carbonate), you can see some caves, sinkholes and other karst phenomena - Velika Planina is a typical example of high-alpine karst plateau. In summer you can see many pasture animals and shepherds wear traditional 19th century clothing. Therefore, it is much to be seen on the Velika Planina and this place is surely a great choice if you go somewhere for a trip in Slovenia. Enjoy time here, you surely won't regret visiting this sight.

1  Thank KemikOjstra
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