The themed trail to the Solčava Yew tree begins at the centre of the village of Solčava. It then continues along the Jurčef stream until reaching Tisa Bar. A narrow forest trail follows the stream, then crosses the road in the direction of Podolševa. This is the perfect opportunity to stray from the path and visit the Ramšak organic tourist farm.
At Ramšak, visitors are offered delicacies from the home pantry or instead may try the popular Ramšak energy bar made from quality and highly-nutritious ingredients.
The Solčava yew tree themed trail continues winding along the stream, then turns left at the Ravnčar homestead and then across the slope of Huda peč in the direction of the recently renovated Hribernik homestead.
On their way, hikers should observe the forest vegetation and look for animal tracks. Also the interpretation boards are very informative, providing an insight into the forest biosphere. At the Hribernik homestead near the old house is the ancient yew tree (Taxus baccata L.). Experts have estimated the age of the Solčava yew tree at approx. 700 to 900 years.
Visitors should take advantage of the opportunity and relax underneath the ancient yew tree and feel the mysterious energy emanating from the tree which has existed for centuries. The trail then descends sharply towards Solčava until reaching the Rinka Centre.
Starting point: Solčava village centre
Diffuclty: an easy walking circular trail
Duration: 1h 15min (circular trail)
Main attraction: the natural monument, the Solčava Yew tree (estimated age between 700 and 900 years)