The Trail
Stage 8

GEOSS - Leskovica pri Šmartnem

Forests, castles, touching the exact geometrical centre of Slovenia if you wish and crossing the Sava river make today particularly enjoyable. Once across the river, we arrive in a meadow then walk to our steepest ascent of the day. As we venture along, around Arhov hrib, the path almost disappears, making it feel as if you are the only person to have explored here.

Slovenian is full of forest and mountain springs which you’ll have the opportunity to try again today. The water is cool, clear and refreshing, better than anything you have had before. There is also the opportunity to visit Bogenšperk Castle today, a 16th-century castle, considered by many to be one of Slovenia’s most beautiful castles.

Accommodation and dinner are both traditional. In this area and throughout most of Slovenian, the focus is on locally sourced food, providing a delicious array of meal options paired with delightful wines from the region.

Stage Details

Stage Distance

27.0 km

Stage Duration

9 hrs

Asphalt Roads

10.0 km

Forest Roads

12.0 km


5.0 km

Elevation Start

645 m

Elevation Finish

505 m


1030 m


1170 m

Highest Point

645 m

Lowest Point

247 m
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