Solcava Travel Guide

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    Logarska Dolina Park
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Solcava Things to Do

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    by Patje Written Apr 23, 2007

    Between Luce and Solcava, above the eastern bank of the Savinja stream there rises a needle like column of rock.

    Igla, the needle

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    by Patje Written Apr 23, 2007

    Logarska nature trail is 7 km long and ends at the Rinka waterfall, the tour takes between 2 and 3 hours.

    Nature trail Nature trail
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    by Patje Written Apr 23, 2007

    This magnificent 90 metre high arc of water is Rinka, the highest single and unbroken waterfall in Slovenia.

    Rinka waterfall Rinka waterfall
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Solcava Warnings and Dangers

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    by soncnica Updated Jun 14, 2004

    Since Logarska is a valley in the middle of Alps, there is a possibility of rather bad weather.

    Unless you want to risk your life climbing in dangerous walls, you better do as we did ;)

    Abseil from the balcony
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  • by janzi_f Written Apr 19, 2007

    Favorite thing: The Alps hide many charmingly beautiful pecularities among which is also The Solčava district. This word denotes the flatlands of Solčava, Logarska Dolina, Matkov kot, Robanov kot and the kingdom of the mountain farms, called 'celec', dispersed high up under Olševa and Raduha, above Matkov and Robanov kot. (Janez Bizjak)
    The Solčava district lies at the most upper end of the Savinja river, surrounded by mountains. To the east it is bounded by the mountain ridge of Raduha, to the north by the Karavanke range and the Olševa group; to the south and west this territory is enclosed by the more than 2000-metre high summits of Mrzla Gora, Rinke, Brana, Skuta, Planjava and Ojstrica, which form part of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps
    These highlands and valleys have a rather marked Alpine climate. Winters are usually fairly long and cold, whilst summers are hot. Snow generally covers the mountains from the beginning of November and lasts into May; in the lower lying areas snow is usual between late November and April. The vegetation hereabouts is adapted to relief and climatic conditions. Lower slopes are covered by forest, mostly spruce and beech, but also here and there with fir, pine and the larch which grows right up to the tree line; one can also find patches of dwarf pine growing above this line.
    The Solčava District is also the habitat of numerous interesting species of plant, including some rare and protected ones, such as lady's slipper orchid, garland flower daphne, queen of the mountain, stemless trumpet gentian, primula auricula (bear's ear) and edelweiss. The oldest traces of human habitation in this region reach back into the Paleolithic era, a fact vindicated in 1928 by Srečko Brodar when bones belonging to Stone Age man and cave bear were discovered within the Potočka Zijalka Cave under the Olševa ridge.

    Fondest memory: The colonization of this territory by modern man, however, occurred during the 11th and 12th centuries when Slovene settlers established the first farmsteads on the south-facing slopes above the valleys. Further to this, the highest lying farm in Slovenia (Bukovnik, 1,327 metres) is to be found just a few kilometres to the northeast of Solcava. Indeed, even today, this district is still characterised by its solitary farmsteads and small mountain hamlets; Solcava village remains the only settlement of any size. Therefore it is the geographic and administrative center of the district.
    The only major road in the district, which facilitates access to the rest of the Upper Savinja Valley, runs beside the Savinja river. However, there are minor road connections with Eisenkappel in Austria, via the border crossing at the Pavličevo Sedlo Pass and a gravel road to Crna na Koroškem.
    The population of this district are primarily engaged in forestry, animal husbandry and most recently tourism, the prosperity of which is largely supported by this area's great natural beauty. An unspoiled natural environment, coupled with the fact that this region had not been overdeveloped, has worked to the advantage of the local community. However, the people of the Solcava District are well aware that this pristine environment must be preserved at all costs; for this reason they have chosen to develop high quality tourism which emphasizes the individual, offering him peace as well as the opportunity to enjoy an active holiday in harmony with nature.

    Logarska dolina - Alpine valley Village Solčava - centre of Solčava dist Podol��eva Robanov kot - Alpine valley Matkov kot - Alpine valley
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