From Metlika the road will take you pass “vinomerski steljniki” (Vinomer fern areas) straight to viniferous hills and into the wine capital Drašiči. You will bike your way across the section of the wine and tourist road and pass the Church of St. Anne, both caught between the vineyards. In the last part of your tour you will come close to the Kolpa river and the area with two fascinating caves with "sigasta kopa” (calcareous sinter formation). Additionally, three pilgrim Gothic churches, Tri fare, in the village Rosalnice, will surely not leave you cold.

Technical description

  • Waypoints: Metlika-Svržaki-Vidošiči-cerkev sv. Ane-Plešči Vrh-Krmačina-Drašiči-Božakovo-Želebej-Radoviči-Rosalnice-Metlika
  • Start: TIC Metlika
  • Access: by car or train from Novo mesto
  • Length: 20 km
  • Time: 2.5 h
  • Highest Point: Kamenice, 314 m
  • Difficulty: medium

Points of interest

Metlika old town centre, Metlika Castle, Bela Krajina Museum, Belokranjski muzej, Dr Branko Božič Slovenian Fire-Fighting Museum, Kambič Gallery, Church of St. Nicholas, Church of St. Martin by the plague spot, “steljniki” (fern areas) in Vinomer, Church of St. Anne and vineyards (Vidošiči), village vineyard cottage named Soseska zidanica Drašiči and the path called Po poteh Soseske zidanice Drašiči, Zdenc-Vidovec Learning Path in Božakovo, Tri fare pilgrimage centre in Rosalnice

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Vidošiči cycling path