Market trail

This trail starts in the village of Stari trg and runs across the hills and the valley of the river Kolpa. There are many possibilities to go around the route starting either in the village of Stari trg or Sodevci, both of which are accessible through circular paths. There are two routes descending from Stari trg to Sodevci – one directly to the village of Sodevci, while the other one runs via the village of Kot ob Kolpi, past the border crossing and along the Kolpa river bank. The third route starting at Stari trg runs along the main road Stari trg–Črnomelj past a smaller karst cave, through a grove to two viewpoints which offer amazing views over the village of Sodevci, the Kolpa River and even all the way to Croatia. There are also three routes starting in Sodevci. One runs directly to Stari trg, while the other two lead to the two previously mentioned viewpoints; the first runs along a well-kept unpaved path, while the other passes vineyard cottages and a quarry before turning into a narrow and steep path. Estimated walk time for each of the trails is about 30 to 45 minutes.

Technical description

  • Waypoints: Stari trg–Močile–Kot–Sodevci
  • Start: Stari trg
  • Access: road Črnomelj–Kanižarica–Stari trg ob Kolpi
  • Length: 10 km
  • Time: 3 h
  • Highest Point: Stena, 375 m
  • Difficulty: quite strenuous

Points of interest

Old village centre of Stari trg ob Kolpi, local karst pond, smaller karst cave, viewpoint Stena (375m), Kolpa River