Stage 2

Kriška planina–Strmol Castle–Olševek–Preddvor

Starting point: Kriška planina (46.294322, 14.536405)
Finish: Preddvor, Črnava (46.302484, 14.427428)

Distance: 21,7 km
Walking time: 6,5 h
Ascent: 187 m
Descent: 1.223 m

As we descend from Kriška planina to Ambrož pod Krvavcem, the views make the heart sing Avsenik's "Prelepa Gorenjska" (Beautiful Gorenjska).

Next to the Church of St. Ambrose, we can find refreshment in the spring that encouraged the settlement and development of the mighty farm. The mountain trail leads us through the Šenturška gora mountain to the valley with the source of the Pšata river, where the underground waters from Krvavec come to the surface.

Under the slopes of Grajski hrib hill, we cross the river Reka and approach the Strmol castle, which is one of the state protocol buildings. The flavour of the exceptional spring water from the bank above the small lake convinces us to fill up for the journey ahead. Passing the Češnjevek pond and attractions in Adergas, the road through Olševek leads us to Preddvor.