We pick up the tour at Leskovica pri Šmartnem (485m). An open, slightly descending asphalt road of 3km leads us to a crossing on the main road (440m). From there we start ascending to the day's highest point, near the Grmada peak (680m).
The first 3km is asphalt, followed by 1km of track. After 7.5km we join the famous Levstik path, a mixture of single trails, forest roads and asphalt paths. Fran Levstik was a 19thcentury Slovenian writer and activist. One of his many literary works, "Popotovanje od Litije do Čateža" (Travelling from Litija to Čatež), discusses the culture, people and landscape of this area.
After Moravče at 12km, we leave Levstik's path, and travel a mix of gravel and asphalt roads until we reach Sajenice at 20km.
From Mirna to Dolenja Nemška vas, we travel along asphalt, well-made paths and gravel roads.
We arrive at Gorenje ponikve (266m) after 31km, our finishing point for Day 9.
This walk takes around 11 hours.