The Trail
Stage 4

Velunja - Hotel Golte

We start in the valley of Velunja (582m). First, we ascend 200 metres on a 2km forest road; then we walk on the main road for about 500m and turn left onto a quieter asphalt road. After 4km we reach Žlebnik homestead, this is the place where the famous Partisan poet, Karel Destovnik “Kajuh”, lost his life in a German attack on the XIV Partisan division on 22 February 1944.

From here we start descending, first on an asphalt road, then steeply down a path well-travelled by Partisan couriers. Over 800 metres we descend almost 200 metres to reach the gorge of Hudi potok.

After crossing the stream we ascend again, first on a path, then forest and asphalt roads. We have one more valley to cross (the valley of Ljubija stream) after which we ascend. We start with a forest road and travel some asphalt roads as well. The last 5km has breathtakingly beautiful paths until we finally reach Hotel Golte (1,400m).

The 23.5km takes around 10 hours at a steady pace with a challenging final ascent. You’ll be ready to rest and rejuvenate at the end of the day!

Stage Details

Stage Distance

23.5 km

Stage Duration

10 hrs

Asphalt Roads

11.0 km

Forest Roads

7.5 km


5.0 km

Elevation Start

582 m

Elevation Finish

1402 m


1400 m


580 m

Highest Point

1402 m

Lowest Point

565 m
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