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Idrijsko hribovje

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B Dirt track
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R6 Črni vrh » Idrija
  |   2h10   |   11.9 km   |   129 m   |   407 m

This route crosses the Idrija hills, to the west of which is the expansive Trnovo Forest. The relatively short and flat stage provides good air and pleasant forest shelter. At the end there is a steep climb down to one of Slovenia's oldest towns, Idrija, famous for its mercury mines, Idrija lace and klavže - wooden water barriers.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Črni vrh
638 m
| C  1.8 km / 0h15
646 m
| B  3.6 km / 0h40
Idrijski log
652 m
| D  6.5 km / 1h15
358 m
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  • Notranjski kras ~ Geodetski zavod Slovenije (1 : 50 000)

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  • auf-guten-wegen - 2023-09-12
    In Idrija lohnt sich der Besuch des Quecksilber-Museumsstollens Antonijev Rov, auch das Museum in der Burg Gewerkenegg ist sehr eindrücklich.
  • flautix - 2023-08-20
    Wir haben unsere Tour hier begonnen und sind mit dem Bus von Ljubljana nach Črni Vrh nad Idrijo gefahren (Vorsicht: es gibt einen zweiten Ort namens Črni Vrh im Süden von Slovenien!!):
    10:30 ab Busbahnhof gegenüber Hauptbahnhof, 11:36
    an. Tickets in der NOVAGO-App.
    Der steile Abstieg nach Idrija hinunter war mühsam, da aufgrund des Unwetters im Juli diesen Jahres zahllose Bäume umgestürzt waren und den Weg versperrten. Badestelle kurz hinter der Hängebrücke unten empfehlenswert. Das Wasser ist aber eisig kalt!

  • Tony - 2023-07-21
    The strawberry donuts with the vanilla heart perfectly mark the
    complete Crni Vrh-Idrija route
  • Julien Trieste Monaco - 2022-08-05
    At Crni Vrh the hotel was close as it welcomes Ukrainian refugees. There another place that is never mentioned: Turistična Kmetija Pr Mark. There are rooms restaurant and a camping. Lots of nice grassy spots but no so much of shade. 25€ for camping and dinner. Friendly owner.
  • Oliver - 2022-07-04
    Hostel in idrija is open. A bit run down but great value for the price. Super friendly staff too.
  • Karsten - 2022-07-04
    I highly recommend Idrija Hostel!
    Built to be a monastery it has plenty of space (I had a 12 bed room for myself...). Fully equipped kitchens with free coffee, toast & jam (19.- dorm bed).
    Very friendly & supportive staff! Big help in organizing my next stage.
    Again - highly recommended!
  • Maria - 2022-05-08

    The youth hostel in Idrija is closed until further notice.
  • Carsten - 2022-01-10
    Idrija: first full-service town since Trieste; all major supermarket chains with big stores.
    Geopark 100m off route, at suspension bridge across river, c.2km before Idrija.
  • Wanderin - 2019-05-17
    Sehr günstiges regionales Essen in Idrija bei Pri Skafarju. Gute Busverbindung zwischen Idrija und Ljubljana. Von Idrija sind wir in 5 Tagen nach Triest gelaufen. Es war eine absolut wundervolle Tour!
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    Very cheap regional food in Idrija at Pri Skafarju. Good bus connection between Idrija and Ljubljana. From Idrija we went to Trieste in 5 days. It was an absolutely wonderful tour!
  • POPEYE GG - 2018-06-12
    12 juin 2017
    L'étape R6 étant trop courte, j'ai prolongé jusqu'à Idrsek (début de l'étape R7).
    Le Suisse Fabian me quitte à Idrija pour rejoindre Ljubljana, d'où il reprendra la Via Alpina plus loin). Après notre repas de midi commun, je repart donc seul dans une montée qui m'en fait baver sous la chaleur!
    J'ai trouver l'hébergement à l'auberge Fortuna (il fallait téléphoner, dur dur quand on ne parle pas le slovène, mon anglais et celui de mon hôte étant des plus succinct!). Il se trouve sur la hauteur avant de descendre sur Idrsek.
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    June 12, 2017 As step R6 is too short, I extended to Idrsek (beginning of step R7). The Swiss Fabian leaves me in Idrija to join Ljubljana, where he will take the Via Alpina further). After our common lunch, I leave alone in a climb that makes me drool in the heat! I found accommodation at the Fortuna hostel (you had to call hard, hard when you do not speak Slovenian, my english and my host's being very succinct!). He is on the height before descending on Idrsek.
  • Eva - 2017-09-15
    Between Idrija and Idrijski Log the blazings don't fully match the GPS track, for as far as there are blazings. It's a mess, a lot of muddy forest roads, overgrown trails and cut down trees. I think the ice storm of three years ago and this bug that is killing trees kind of damaged this part of the forest.
  • Klaus - 2016-09-16
    Tour 13.09.2016 - 3:45h
    Direkt im Anschluss an die vorherige Tour ab 14:15 in Crni Vrh.
    Anfangs ohne GPS nicht zu findende Wegführung. Dann ca. 2h auf einer Asphaltstraße, ein Steilabstieg im Wald - bei dem man auf Grund von dichtem Buschwerk z.T. seine Füße nicht mehr sieht - und zum Schluss noch eine gute halbe Stunde entlang eines Bewässerungsgrabens in die ehem. Quecksilberstadt Idrija.

    Gostlina Pri Škafarju nahe des Hauptplatzes hat geschlossen, aber eine nette Nachbarin - die klöppelnd vor ihrem Laden sitzt - kann helfen: einfaches Zimmer für 35€ incl. Frühstück.
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    Tour 13.09.2016 - 3: 45h Immediately following the previous tour from 14:15 in Crni Vrh. Initially without GPS not to find guide. Then about 2 hours on an asphalt road, a steep descent in the forest - where you can not see his feet because of thick bushes partly his feet - and finally a good half hour along an irrigation ditch in the former mercury city Idrija. Gostlina Pri Škafarju near the main square is closed, but a nice neighbor - sitting in front of her shop - can help: simple room for 35 € incl. Breakfast.
  • clemens - 2015-09-18
    As this day of hiking is quite short and the next day quite long, I found an accomodation an additional 2 walking hours and 7 km from the City of Idrija. 50 m from the crossing of the trail (street) with the street downhill to Mokraska is the guesthouse Fortuna (0038640600811,, Idrsek 1A,Razpotje 5281,Sp.Idria) very nice and friendly
    family business with good food. It is not shown on the Via Alpina map, but deserves to be visited.
  • Mountain Girl - 2013-10-21
    At Idriski Log junction, turn L on asphalt road, then R after ~30m. onto what looks like a private driveway. (A badly-faded marker can be discerned on the rock wall.) Trail continues beyond the driveway into the woods. Watch for a Husky dog kennel on your left to be sure you're on the right track!
  • Andrea - 2013-05-31
    In Idrija enjoy a traditionional chinese massage & foot reflexology: Salon Kitajske Masaze Gini, Kosovelova ul. 17 (close to Gostisce Barbara) Tel. 041 456 478. Probably your hosts can make an appointment, as the lady is not speaking English or German.
  • Henk - 2013-04-27
    From Črni Vrh onwards, the trailblazes get worn. The gpx track from this website is excellent and will save you time and trouble.
  • Mountain Girl - 2012-10-16
    "Gostisce Barbara" is another nice option in Idrija. Great ethnic food, comfortable rooms.
  • Daniel - 2011-10-20
    IMPORTANT: If you walk the reverse direction, from Idrija to Crni Vrg, note that the footbridge near lake Divje is closed! There is an alternative footbridge about 1 km north. From Idrija, following the former railway, by the little guard-house go down and cross that footbridge. (Be careful: this bridge is very unsafe too!) From there, follow the east-bank past lake Divje. Some 100's of meters after, the track suddenly goes sharp left uphill.

    Lots of B&B downtown in Idrija. The Dutch will like to stay in the Pizzeria, which is Kut.
  • Alpinisten - 2011-09-07
    In Idria wegen Unterkunft an die Touristeninformation wenden, man kommt direkt dort vorbei. Die Apartma Andrea liegen weit außerhalb und sind nur mit dem Bus erreichbar.Wir möchten die Apartma "Na Starmu Placa" empfehlen (Tel.00386 31 603 333)
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    Contact in Idria for accommodation at the tourist information center, you will pass there. The Apartma Andrea are far out and only by bus erreichbar.Wir want the Apartma "Well Starmu Placa" recommend (Tel.00386 31603333)
  • Apartma Rožica - 2011-07-13
    Apartma Rožica lies in the city centre of town Idrija and offers affordable accomodation with breakfast in rooms with air-conditioning, mini-bar, 24/7 Wifi high-speed Internet access and cooking facilities. The Family informs you about local sights, dishes and possibilities. Warmly recommended to all long-distance hikers going across Via Alpina!
  • Jean-Luc - 2010-04-26
    A noter à Idrija, le bar XXX et son accès internet (proche de la gare routière)
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    A note in Idrija, the XXX bar and internet access (near the station)
  • miriam - 2009-09-04
    Idrija Wer nach einer kostengünstigen Unterkunft mit Frühstück und Kochmöglichkeit sucht, ist in der Jugendherberge gut aufgehoben.
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    Idrija Those looking for an affordable accommodation with breakfast and cooking facilities, is in the youth hostel in good hands. Link:
Last update : 2019-12-15