21 June, 2016

67) Kamniška Bistrica - 30/Apr/2016

Kamniška Bistrica is a beautiful valley near Kamnik, easy to access by car.
There are trailheads to the highest peaks in Kamniške Alpe range (Grintovec, Skuta, Planjava).
A river, also named Kamniška Bistrica, runs along the valley.
The source of the river is in a small lake at the end of the valley (no swimming).
This video shows our hike, starting by the lake, and then walking downstream along the river.
The Predaselj gorge is quite notable - it's up to 30 m deep, with vertical rocky walls, and no more than a few meters wide.

20 June, 2016

66) A hike in Logarska dolina - 27/Mar/2016

This is a hike in Logarska dolina in early spring.
Logarska dolina is one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys in the country. 
The entrance to the valley was snow-free, but the area around Rinka waterfall was still under a deep blanket of snow.
We took our Pina with us, and she enjoyed the day out in the snow immensely.
Note to self: Must do another video in Logarska dolina later in the year, with green grass and with leaves on trees.

19 June, 2016

65) Bicycle trip from Izola to Piran and Portorož - 20/Mar/2016

We don't just go hiking in the Alps - we also like to visit Slovenian seaside.
In this video, we go on a cycling trip on the coast, starting in Izola and riding our bicycles to Strunjan and Piran.
Piran is one of the most visited towns in Slovenia, and it shows in the video.
A lot of people were enjoying the warm spring sun on Tartini square, and visiting the seafront restaurants.
From Piran, it's just a short ride to Portorož, and then back to Strunjan and Izola through a couple of old tunnels.

18 June, 2016

64) Ratitovec - 16/Jan/2016

This short video shows a winter hike to a hut named Krekova koča (1642m) on Ratitovec.
Ratitovec has several peaks: Altemaver (1678m), Gladki vrh (1667m), Kremant (1654m) and Kosmati vrh (1643m).
When we reached Krekova koča, a strong and cold wind made it difficult to progress to higher peaks.
So we decided to call it a day.
The video shows the final part of our hike, across a steep rocky slope. This is followed by some scenes which show Krekova koča (until I stopped filming as I didn't want to freeze my fingers off).