Climb the Pohorje starts in medieval Maribor and finishes in the thermal wonderland of Topolšica. It’s an exhilarating walking tour into spectacular mountain scenery and historic villages experiencing the cuisine, wines and history of provincial Slovenia. Rolling hills, baroque churches, gourmet food and local spas.
We start in Maribor, the capital of north-east Slovenia. A train takes us up the Drava valley to Ozbalt from where we follow our escape route through the rolling Pohorje Hills, then descend into thermal spa country, swift rivers, hot springs and lush green countryside until we reach the spa town of Topolšica that’s been the centre of this region for centuries.