Zumberak Life

tips for trips

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPOTS IN AND AROUND THE ZUMBERAK NATURE PARK:

 

• Sopot waterfall 
Winding road to this lovely location. Ideal setting for a pick-nick. 


• Old ruin of Zumberak
 

Mooie plek om te genieten van een oud stukje historie.


•  Slapnica canyon
 

Narrow road leads you nine kilometer in this wonderful nature reserve with many waterfalls. There are two walking trails right of the road that lead you to two more waterfalls. At the end of the road lives grandma Nada at her own private water mill. 


• Lovic Prekriski

The most astonishing view in all of Croatia!!!


• Top of Sveta Gera

When the road conditions are not too bad you can drive your vehicle all the way to the top from the village of Radatovice. Very nice view and an old wooden chapel at the top. 


• Gornji Lovic

Fantastic viewpoint and old chapel. 


• Juhovac

Another hill top with great views!


• Petrus Vrh

Park your car at the grave yard and enjoy the 3d view on Vivodina. Famous point for photographers. 


• Hrastovica

Abandoned village with great views. From here you can also climb to the top of mount Stula. 


• Old watermill

At a lovely creek right at the Slovenian border. A fellow is restoring this old water mill into a guest house. A must see!


Ozalj Castle
One of the most beautifully situated castles of Croatia. Nice view on the Kupa river with the train driving underneath the castle. 


• Sveti Duh

A lovely white chapel on the hill. Enjoy the lovely setting of the vineyard and meet mr. Vrbanek the owner. 


• Zakanje
 
Nice view with a possibility for a pick nick. 


• Ribnik

Old castle and little church close to each other. 


• Medven Draga

Another old historic watermill left on the mainroad. 


• 
Old Mansion in the forest
Forgotten glory on a very nice location.


• Stula
 
Very nice view on Mount Stula. 


 Budinjak
Very nice area for taking an educative walk in pristine forest.

IDEAL LOCATIONS FOR SWIMMING:

• Jurovo: Lovely surrounding and a small bar for cold drinks on warm day. 

• Orljkavo: Very nice secluded place for swimming with a small waterfall. 

• Bubnjarci: Lovely setting with shallow water. 

• Grdun This is the Dobra river, always a bit colder but great setting with café, terrace, waterfall and plenty of parking. Free entrance!

PLACES FOR SLEEPING:

 Pension Culig in Vrhovac:
  Beautiful location and wonderful home made food. 

• Bed & Breakfast Ribaric in Orljakovo:  Modest rooms, very nice location. 

• Pension Zganjer in Jaskovo: Quality rooms and the best breakfast in Croatia!

• Lagotto’s Peak: Modest rooms, fantastic views and possibility for truffle hunting. 

• Heart of Nature:   Very nice and authentic holiday village. 

PLACES FOR EATING:

• Zumberacki Raj:
 
Delicious trout in the heart of the nature park. 

• Culig:  No “ala carte” but excellent home made food in a lovely vineyard setting. 

• Zganjer Jaskovo: Excellent food and the best breakfast in Croatia. Try the typical and delicious Frankopan cake. 

• Doris Restaurant:  Fast and easy, very near to the border crossing. 

 

DOWNLOADS FOR TRIPS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE:


• Authentic wooden churches in the interior of Croatia