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St Nicholas Walking Route

Useful information:

  • Public transport: Bled – Zgornje Gorje
  • Parking: at the Zgornje Gorje cemetery
  • Marked route
  • Information boards
  • In the vicinity of the Komar Mill by the river Radovna the route is not marked clearly. It runs behind the house, leading to a footbridge over the river Radovna.
  • The forest path in the valley of the river Radovna is rather steep, and at certain sections it is intertwined with tree roots.
  • Rest areas: a bench; a viewing point
  • Hiking footwear recommended

Fun Facts:

  • The route is named after the patron saint of St Nicholas’s Chuch in Mevkuž. The church was built in 1428.

The route:

The map of St Nicholas Route is outlined on the information board at the parking lot at the Zgornje Gorje cemetery, which is its starting point. From there, the route leads you along the road past the Pogvajn forge in the village of Višelnica to the village of Mevkuž and the church of St Nicholas. Next to the church stands a village trough, collecting “St Nicolas’ water”. From here, it is possible to reach the valley of the Radovna river in two ways. The forest path to the right is pretty steep; the other, easier path goes through the village past the Komar Mill to the footbridge over the river Radovna. The forest path rises very steeply towards the village of Zgornje Laze and continues on the slope past the Rekar homestead to a viewing point with a delightful view towards the village of Mevkuž and further to Lake Bled. The path continues along the forest line, slowly descending towards the village of Grabče where you cross the bridge over the river Radovna. This is the end point of the route. The return to the starting point is up the road through the village of Zgornje Gorje.

Difficulty: difficult

Length of the path: 4,5 km, circular route

Walking time: 2 hours

Type of the route: forest, gravel, asphalt