Hiking to spiky hill and delicious local fried pastry tasting
On Saturday, our visitors hiked to to Špička, a popular hill in the hilly part of the Cerknica municipality. It is the hill called Špičasto Stražišče or Velika Špička, 955 m high, laying between the villages of Begunje near Cerknica and Selšček. It is named after the pointed peak, which rises sharply from the Menišija plateau and offers beautiful views of the surrounding area. It is one of the four peaks on the Cerknica mountain trail (the other three are Slivnica, Križna Gora and Veliki Javornik). With the guide Robert Kužnik, an hour of pleasant ascent in the shade of trees and along a varied path passed quickly. After the hike, they briefly visited the starting point of the trip – the village of Selšček, the birthplace of the painter Maksim Gaspari.
The Levar tourist farm is famous for its delicious home-made dishes. Mrs. Jolanda makes divine fried pastry, typical for the Carnical season, called flancati or taške localy. Apparently they are not only popular for Carnival, but also in the first days of September, as attendance at Sunday’s workshop was filled to the brim. Visitors to the Levar Open Door Farm have learned to prepare this delicious sweet. They learned about the ingredients, the recipe, the preparation process, and, at the bread oven, listened to Jolanda`s baking stories from centuries ago. In the end, of course, they have also tried their delicious delicacies, and in addition to full bellies, they also took home new baking experiences.