Martin's hike around Semič

This is a circular walk starting and ending at the local museum collection near the Church of St. Stephen on Štefan Square in Semič. Along the way, visitors can explore natural, cultural and historical sights of this unique area. It is a moderate hike on a variety of surfaced and grass paths with an ascent to the Smuk Hill. Traditional hike is on the last Saturday in October or the first Saturday in November.

Technical description

  • Waypoints: Semič (old town centre)–Trata–Vinji Vrh–Krupa–Črešnjevec–Gradnik–Sodji Vrh–Brezova reber–Smuk–Semič (old town centre)
  • Start: Semič (in front of the local museum collection building)
  • Access: road Novo mesto–Dolenjske Toplice–Podturn–Semič
  • Length: 20 km
  • Time: 5 h
  • Highest Point: Smuk, 547 m
  • Difficulty: moderate

Points of interest

Local Museum Collection Semič, Church of St. Stephen, Church of St. Michael, plague memorial, Malikovec karst cave, sinkhole Vodenica, Church of the Holy Trinity, Medvednica sinkhole, source of the river Krupa, Judovska hiša cave, fern areas, vineyards, Church of St. Catherine, ruins of the Smuk Castle, Church of St. Lawrence, hunters' hut, launch ramp for paragliders and hang-gliders, birth house of the poet Lojze Krakar, etc.