At Solčava, Krištof the shepherd boy will begin his search for his lost sheep. And it is back here, to the municipal sheepfold known as the Fara barn, that he will drive his flock. Solčava is a small alpine village nestled in the narrow and deep upper region of the Savinja Valley, protected by the towering Kamnik-Savinja Alps and the Karavanks. The village is simultaneously the beginning and end point of the Solčava Panoramic Road.
The Ramšak organic tourist farm is located along the Solčava Panoramic Road at a sunny plain at the foot of Olševa, 1.3km from the Solčava village. Guests will be able to experience authentic and traditional everyday life on the farms in Solčava and enjoy a varied selection of organic delicacies.
The popular spot near the Macesnik farm, which is first and foremost a great observation point also known as a testament to the wonders of water-powered machinery, is bound to leave you breathless. In the past, water would propel the sawmills, threshers and various other mills, and later even small hydroelectric power plants. Nearby is the imposing Macesnik landslide, the largest active landslide in Slovenia measuring in at over two kilometres, and a testimony to the destructive power of water.
The mineral water source at the foot of Mt. Olševa is considered an extraordinary natural attraction in the Solčava region, and has also been declared a natural landmark. The source is located approx. 50m below the Solčava Panoramic Road near the Klemenšek farm. More accurately, it is hidden in one of the ravines interrupted by the steep Solčava cliffs.
The Klemenšek farmstead is known for the exquisite vistas of the valley and surrounding mountain tops, while also noteworthy is the actual farm. Namely, it is one of the most frequently photographed farms in Slovenia, and often occupies the covers of domestic as well as foreign tourist brochures. When you truly wish to seize the day, join in the seasonal chores, such as turning and collecting the hay and as well as stacking the livestock fodder in the barns.
The Pastirkovo Lookout Point offers hikers the vista of the most architectural characteristic of the region. Namely, the traditional subsistence alpine farms, telling stories of the greatness and vigour of the Solčava locals. The locals have always lived in harmony with nature, providing them with every necessity for survival. Even today, they are mostly engaged in wood, wood as well as food production.
The homestead lies on a plain amidst the mountains and is surrounded by meadows and forests. The home-made cuisine is based particularly on seasonal ingredients found in the garden, the meadows and forests while simultaneously respecting tradition. Children are certain to enjoy the large grassy yard while parents take a moment to relax in the cool shade of the walnut tree. Home-made wooden board games and toys will provide all the necessary entertainment.
Even today, the Gradišnik farm continues to reflect an era forgotten by most while keeping track with the present. It is the first farm built in the Matkov kot valley, as well as the only farm located away from the main road leading through the area. Its sunny location is especially spectacular amidst the alpine meadows and the breathtaking vista of Mt. Mrzla gora as well as other nearby peaks. The peaceful atmosphere is sometimes supplemented with the sweet sounds of the zither. The farm also rents out bows as well as giving archery lessons, while the most adventurous can participate in the 3-kilometre 3-D archery adventure deep in the forest.
In the middle of the Matkov kot valley, there is the source of the Jezera stream. Downstream, the stream has deepened the valley, creating a narrow gorge, whereas at the entrance into the Logar Valley, it has created the picturesque Lamotje gorge in the limestone rock. The flood also carried with it a crib – and at the location where the raging waters spewed out the crib, the locals would find a living and breathing baby, in turn erecting the Solčava village church dedicated to St. Mary of the Snows.
The Logar valley is considered one of the most beautiful and most frequently portrayed alpine glacial valleys in Europe. This most easily recognizable landmark of the Solčava region is nestled in the heart of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. The appeal of the Logar Valley lies in the essence of the natural environment and landmarks, while also leaving their marks on the region are the farms, shaping the cultural landscape through the centuries.
The Majerhold Mountain Hut was designed as a unique little village nestled among the lush forests of Matkov kot at an elevation of 1,150m. It overlooks the majestic mountain peaks merely 2km from the border crossing with Austria, namely the Pavličevo sedlo mountain pass. Their culinary creations are made from natural and organic ingredients cultivated in their own garden or picked in the surrounding forests.
The Perk tourist farm lies high above the Logar Valley, more specifically at Matkov kot at an elevation of 1,270m, and offers fantastic panoramas of the Kamnik–Savinja Alps. At the Perk tourist farm, they will be more than happy to introduce you to life on the farm and invite you to participate in the daily chores. The lady of the house will introduce you to herbalism and organise a tasting of various herbal teas.
The homestead lies at an elevation of 1,165m amidst a tiny hidden valley at Matkov kot. The estate stretches from the valley bottom until Matkov kot, nestled amidst the Kamnik–Savinja Alps and the Karawanks. The Matk family has been primarily cultivating livestock endemic to Slovenia, which are considered indigenous. For decades, they have been the holders of the organic farm certificate.
The Bukovc (Bukovnik) excursion farm is located at the foot of Mt. Raduha at an elevation of 1,327m, and is considered the highest farm in Slovenia. Guests are treated to home-made delicacies prepared from seasonal ingredients.
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