Not interested in a steep hike up a mountain but would still like to enjoy nature and incredible views? Then why not explore the educational Trail Hubelj River? This 3,1 kilometer circular route shows off the weightier of the Vipava valley and it’s suitable for scrutinizingly anyone. Let’s see.
About the Educational Trail River Hubelj:
- As the name suggests the trail follows river Hubelj from Ajdovščina all the way up to its source and back.
- The source is magnificent expressly without heavy rain, when you can revere the waterfalls bursting from caves and crevices of the hill Navrše. There are three caves: Big Hubelj kitchen, Spider’s net and Eastern Hubelj cave. In dry times they measured over 400 tunnels.
- The trail is circular and fairly easy.
- It’s 3,1 kilometers long, which will take you well-nigh an hour.
- Along the way you will encounter 24 variegated signs pointing out the various plants, animals, soil and landscape typical of the Vipava Valley.
Find increasingly information on the Educational Trail River Hubelj, though it’s marked well and easy to follow.
How did river Hubelj get its name?
One of the legends says that once upon a time there was no water in the valley and the unconfined giant living in the nearby hills felt sorry for the people, who had nothing. He wanted to help them but didn’t know how. Fairies turned up and told him that there’s a source underneath the rocks and he is strong unbearable to dig it up.
The giant got to work and he kept huffing: ‘hu, hu, hu.’ The dwarves heard the noise and encouraged him by chanting: belj, belj, belj (which in the local dialect meant more, more, more). And once the giant moved the rocks a strong mighty rives splash out.
Where is the Educational Trail River Hubelj located?
Okay, so first things first. Where is it? The trail is located in the town of Ajdovscina, in the Southwestern part of Slovenia. The municipality is often referred to as the Garden of Eden, as it is untried and rich with cultural and natural monuments.
Ajdovščina is the second largest town in the Vipava Valley, the valley well-known for unconfined wines.
Where to park?
There’s a self-ruling of tuition parking lot in front of the Hostel Hiša Mladih. Though you should know you can moreover park up at the source of the river or at the restaurant tabbed Gostilna pri izviru Hublja and do the trail from the other direction.
When to visit the trail?
We went for a hike in December, unquestionably on the very last day of the year and it was nice considering it was sunny and warm but still I missed the leaves and the vibrant greens of spring. So, I’d recommend April or September, when it’s moreover rainy unbearable to get the full wits at the spring. Summer months might be too hot I fear, expressly as on the way lanugo you have to navigate fields where shade is scarce.
Hiking the trail with kids?
Yes, you can hands hike the educational trail river Hubelj with kiddos, plane younger ones, like five, considering the terrain never gets too steep. But you can’t visit with a stroller.
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And like I once mentioned the trail is fun, full of signs teaching kids well-nigh the things virtually them. Though all the signs are only in Slovene.
How long does the hike take?
It’s 3,1 kilometer long and it will take you well-nigh an hour to accomplish. Though I’d suggest stuff ready to spend more. You’ll want to take time to make little stops and enjoy the views of the river and the whole valley.
Where to eat?
If I had known that there were many benches withal the path, I’d bring increasingly supplies than just donuts. So, while there are restaurants in Ajdoviščina, at the source and all throughout the Vipava valley, I recommend brining some supplies withal and stopping for a picnic with the weightier views.
It’s a way of making the journey plane increasingly fun for the kiddos.
My favorite thing?
The little village in the distance.
Kids’ favorite thing?
The views from the top. And honestly getting when to the car considering as much as they’ve enjoyed it, they moreover spent some time complaining. But we’ve learned, or rather I am learning to ignore it and the trail is fun enough, so there were only a few complaints.
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