The Trail
Stage 10

Gorenje Ponikve - Dolenjske Toplice

Today has stunning forest with sinkholes, truly unique scenery to the area and a definite change from the early stages in the Pohorje’s. Walking through these enchanting forests, the path is fairly hidden giving them an ethereal atmosphere.

Our walk becomes full of meadows, hobby farms with personal wineries attached, sunflowers and highly productive gardens as we continue along. Later, we take a beautiful path overlooking the right side of Krka river where you’ll have the opportunity to see water come through a cliff, rather than under it. Extremely rare to find throughout the world, it is a beautiful natural phenomenon.

As we continue our journey we come to Soteski grad, a once magnificent castle which has begun to be reclaimed by the forest. After following Susica stream and crossing a wooden bridge, we finish the day at Dolenjske toplice, a quaint wellness town popular with locals and tourists.

Stage Details

Stage Distance

28.0 km

Stage Duration

10 hrs

Asphalt Roads

13.0 km

Forest Roads

11.0 km


4.0 km

Elevation Start

265 m

Elevation Finish

180 m


470 m


555 m

Highest Point

408 m

Lowest Point

175 m
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