This diverse cycling path crosses the hillsides of the Poljanska gora and passes picturesque villages, meadows, and pastures, only to bring you to the valley of the Kolpa river. On your way back you will pass the birth house of Oton Župančič in Vinica, walk through fern areas and finish your route in Črnomelj. A part of this cycling path runs just along the Kolpa river following the footpath, which leads to the southernmost point of Slovenia, the village Kot. You can explore the path any way you like it, because it offers many natural and cultural points of interest, which should not be missed.

Technical description

  • Waypoints: Črnomelj-Kanižarica-Dobliče-Daljne Njive-Špeharji-Kal-Srednji Radenci-Kot-Damelj-Učakovci-Vinica-Ogulin-Bojanci-Tribuče-Črnomelj
  • Start: TIC Črnomelj
  • Access: - by car: Novo mesto–Metlika–Črnomelj ali Ivančna Gorica–Žužemberk–Dolenjske Toplice-Črnomelj - by train: from Metlika or Novo mesto
  • Length: 65 km
  • Time: 4 h
  • Highest Point: Vušec, 613 m
  • Difficulty: medium

Points of interest

Črnomelj old town core of (Črnomelj Castle, Komenda, Parish Church of St. Peter, Municipality Museum collection, Pastoral Centre, Church of the Holy Spirit, Primožičeva house – the house of local craftsmen, Winery and Information Centre of Bela krajina), Fortunova brajda (Fortun trellis) and kal (shallow basin with stagnant water) in Sinji Vrh, the southernmost Slovenian footpath from Radenci to Damelj, the mill in Breg (the only still active mill on the Kolpa river), Kobiljača cave (an original karst cave near Kolpa), Kot pri Damlju (the southernmost point of Slovenia), Damelj (Church of St. Michael), Vinica (Oton Župančič memorial collection), Hrast (bauxite deposit), Bojanci (Church of St. George – Serbian orthodox church).

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Damelj cycling path