Time spend here...


...is never lost …
The Karst phenomena of Notranjska offer more than it seems at first glance.The Bloke plateau is a land of unspoiled forests, colorful meadows and so offer plenty of opportunities for an active or passive day. You can spend it with a book in a hammock in the shade of pine trees, take a trip or join one of many activities we offer. Experience and Embrace Life as it is, Simply Wonderful ...


Excursions/Trips

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Bloke, also known as “Slovenian Tibet” has long and cold winters so it is no wonder that Bloke is the cradle of Slovenian skiing (visit local Skiing Museum). The river Bloscica that flows along the Bloke plateau, creates meanders leaving behind incredible views. The water in Notranjska plays an important part of our lives, so you’ll come across old sawmills and mills as well.


In the close vicinity of the Bloke Lake is the church of St. Trinity, in front of which stands a statue of Martin Krpan.

  • Bloke, also known as “Slovenian Tibet” has long and cold winters so it is no wonder that Bloke is the cradle of Slovenian skiing (visit local Skiing Museum). The river Bloscica that flows along the Bloke plateau, creates meanders leaving behind incredible views. The water in Notranjska plays an important part of our lives, so you’ll come across old sawmills and mills as well. In the close vicinity of the Bloke Lake is the church of St. Trinity, in front of which stands a statue of Martin Krpan.
  • A must see is the fabulous intermittent Cerknica lake, around which a wide macadam path leads suitable for walks or cycling (shade). In the Museum of Lake Cerknica learn about how the water system is functioning (unique live model). At Slivnica hill (1 hour walk, start point in Cerknica), you can check for yourself if witches really cook the storms.
  • Explore the underground world in Križna jama cave (more than 40 underground lakes, the remains of a cave bear).
  • In the Lož valley (Loška dolina) which is known for its haystacks (ostrnice) and bear watching, you can visit an Agricultural Military Museum (Podgora), an Ethnographic collection Pr’ Hostovih (Gornje Poljane) or take a hike with a local travel guide and taste home-made delicacies.
  • Notranjska is rich not only in natural but also in cultural heritage. The most outstanding is Snežnik castle (19th century; original furnishings), which lies at the foot of mount Snežnik (1796 m). For the real hikers we suggest a visit to Mašun hill (1024 m).
  • In the coldest village in Slovenia - Babno polje you can go back in time visiting an old and well-kept Rihtar homestead (19th century).
  • In the direction of Unec (AC), the road separates towards the mysterious Rakov Škocjan, a phenomenon created by the river Rak. You can spend a whole day there, explore sinkholes and other karst phenomena, have a picnic and enjoy the beauties of nature.
  • For those who have a little more time, drive to the famous Postojna cave, Škocjan caves, Predjama castle, the Museum of Military History in Pivka or in the other direction to Trubar's homestead, Iška gorge and Ribnica castle.

Sports

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Today, many villages on the Bloke plateau are connected with asphalt roads, which do not see a lot of motor traffic, but are absolute paradise for cyclists who enjoy the rugged tracks that run through colourful meadows and in the forest shade.


We rent bicycles and offer guided hikes (25 km long Krpanova pot, visit the lower peaks in the area).

Peaceful Bloke lake is great for relax and is of course most attractive in Summer. It measures about 3 m in depth and is an excellent choice for cooling down (we also rent sup at Brunarica). Fishermen are passionate about sport fishing for carp and pike. Due to the cold and windy winters, you can skate, kite in the snow or cross-country ski. In the nearby town of Sodražica there is even a small ski resort.

In cooperation with mr. Jure, at the Bloke ranch we offer guided horse riding in the arena and through forests and meadows. In our glamp Bloke, passive recreation is relaxing in the cradles (large swing), meditating, or just listening to the breath of nature around us. Immerse yourself into it ...

When there is enough water in the valley (Cerknica), we swim, surf and sup on Cerknica lake; guided canoe safaris and bird watching are organized. For those who like to walk, we suggest a walk along the thematic trail Drvošec (1st place LIFE, 2020), which is suitable for all age groups, or go along the beekeeping trail, where you get to know lovely worker bees. Hikers/bikers/skiiers visit Mašun Mount. (1024 m) which is perfect for nature adventurers.

Experiences

  • visit of the herbalist (learning about herbs, picking, storing, useage; 1h-3h)
  • visit of the storyteller (fairy tales and goodnight stories; 1h)
  • surviving in nature (forest man shows us how to spend 1st night in the forest; 1-2h)
  • Wildlife (bear, deer, fox, wild boar..) observation with a hunter (guided; 3h)
  • meditation / yoga
  • carriage ride and horse-drawn carriage ("Bloke in person"; approx. 1h)
  • animation for children (face painting, bag jumping, board games, gumi-twist, cowboys and Indians, etc .; 1h-2h)
  • baking pancakes and sausages on sticks (approx. 1h)
  • peka palačink in klobas na palicah (cca. 1h)
  • outdoor massage (30min - 1h)
As events depend on the weather and the availability of vacancies, please follow our activities regularly.

Events

  • Concerts (one-man band)
  • “Laughing Room” (Stand-up comedians, telling (local) jokes, fables, funny fairy tales)
  • Handicraft market (handicrafts, cuisine, souvenirs)
  • Local library (forest library for children and adults)
  • Tastings of local dishes / meats (all year round)

IMPORTANT:
  • Events are organized according to the season and weather. We post all confirmed events here and on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
  • Our experiences are almost free :) When we host a guest, the amount per person depends on the number of participants, so do not hesitate and book your place. Prices per person range between 2 € / person - 15 € / person.
"He who thinks and worries too much, misses the best." (Bloški)

Picnic Basket

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A novelty in our glamp - RENT-A-PICNIC BASKETS. The surroundings by the Bloke lake offer countless hidden spots where you can share your time with the ones you love as we take care of everything else. Each basket, in addition to food and drink, also contains a blanket, utensils, plates and glasses, cups and trays.

By prior arrangement (24 hours before the picnic and at least until 15 pm) order a picnic basket with home-made delicacies on 031 651 683 or inquire with our staff.

CLASSIC picnic basket - 20 € (for 2 persons)
Includes: cold cuts with homemade beef salami and homemade bacon, cheese, pickles or olives, tomatoes or peppers, homemade bread, 1l juice and water. Additional drinks available: sparkling wine - 10 €, 2x homemade beer matt - 6 €, wine 1l - 8 €, tea - 2 €.

  • The refund is refunded when you return the basket containing the picnic blanket, glasses, cups, trays…)
  • Supplement for additional person is 5 €.
  • At EKO Kmetija Hiti Janez you can buy home-made beef salami (15 € / kg) and home-made bacon (17 € / kg).