LIFE`s Educational Trail of Drvošec has made it to the TOP 3 list
We were delighted by the news that our marked Educational Trail Drvošec was ranked among the three of the best Slovenian thematic trails of 2020 in a competition of our National Tourist Association!
The strict commission of the Tourist Association, which visited us 14 days ago and inspected our Drvošec trail with falcon eyes, made their decision: the Drvošec trail – which we made thanks to the LIFE Stržen project – has been nominated for the prestigious award “My country is beautiful and hospitable 2020”.
Wolf sculpture. Photo by Janja Mihelčič
Most of the Drvošec trail runs through a fairytale forest. Photo by Tine Šubic
We will have to wait for the final position (whether we will be the winner or not) until mid-October, when the Days of Slovenian Tourism will take place in Laško (October 12-14, 2020) and the results will be solemnly announced.
The Drvošec educational trail runs from the Rešeto gullets and ends a good 500 m in front of the bridge in front of the village of Otok. The trail mostly runs through the forest and with its length of 3.7 km (one way) is suitable for anyone, as long as he or she is wearing a hiking footwear. The path through the unspoiled nature of Lake Cerknica is enriched by numerous information or didactic points (food web, lynx climber, silhouette of a bear and a wolf). The most valuable is the view from the Orlek bird-watching tower, which offers a view of the exceptional dimensions of this karst phenomenon.
The trail is marked with the Eurasian Bittern bird pictogram, which visitors can follow on their way throughout the trail.
After a 3.7 km long route, you are guided by the symbol of the mysterious bittern bird, which, in Slovenia, can only be found on Lake Cerknica. Photo by Tine Šubic
View of the full Cerknica Lake from the Drvošec trail. Photo by Eva Kobe
Pillars that represent the food web. Photo by Janja Mihelčič
On the Drvošec route, many of our organized activities and the Thematic weekends take place, among which the local Lili Mahne offers a snack from wild food.
An interactive sculpture that represents a lynx and is also a climber. Photo by Eva Kobe