Have you ever visited green valleys, vast forests, and sunny plateaus with mysterious lookout peaks rising above them, offering magnificent views? Have you ever experienced the immensity of the acts of war or welcomed in the spring at the end of the winter together with the “laufars“, traditional Slovene costumes?
A unique landscape, a world of ancient memories, pristine and untouched nature, historical and cultural monuments, beautiful places, diverse culinary treats, and friendly people – this is the essence of the Cerkno region. We invite you to experience the diversity and variation of the landscape that has been shaped by the mysterious forces of nature and the toil of hard-working men throughout the centuries!
Caress your body and spirit
The idyllic natural environment of Cerkno and its surroundings, with its forest expanses, invites you to take care of your well-being and health in the embrace of nature. Complement the pleasures of nature by relaxing in the healing thermal water, cleanse your body with a sauna or breathing air enriched with salt. Relax, find your inner peace, strengthen your body and spirit and discover the healing power of nature!
Get to know the beautiful hiking and cycling trails
Valleys and narrow ravines with crystal clear waters wind between the hills and ridges of the Cerkno hills, and plateaus rise in between. The area is intertwined with many hiking and cycling trails, suitable for anyone looking for either short and undemanding challenges, or longer and more difficult tours. Exploring the beautiful nature will sooner or later reward you with unforgettable views that you will want to remember forever.
Feel the cultural and natural heritage
Traces of history, a unique geographical location and varied natural features have shaped Cerkljansko in such a way that it is extremely diverse and rich. Explore the history of one of the few preserved World War II hospitals, visit one of the most important Stone Age sites in the world, or enjoy views of many other natural and cultural sites.
How to reach us
It takes about one hour or one hour and a half to access Cerkno by car from larger cities, such as Ljubljana, Kranj or Nova Gorica. Cerkno can also be accessed from the Gorenjska via Škofja Loka (39 km) through the Poljane valley (center) or the Selca valley (ski slope). The best access from Ljubljana is via Logatec and Idrija (80 km). From Nova Gorica access is possible along the Soča valley and further along the Idrijca valley to Cerkno (66 km) or across Grgar and Čepovan (50 km). Access is also possible from Bovec via Kobarid and Tolmin along the Soča and Idrijca valley to Cerkno (70 km).
The nearest railway station is at Most na Soči (27 km), where there are links to Gorenjska (Bohinj) and Primorska region (Nova Gorica). The railway station in Logatec is 48 km from Cerkno (via Idrija), where there are connections to Koper and Ljubljana (from here there is a connection to the rest of Slovenia and Europe).
More at: www.slo-zeleznice.si
There is a bus stop in Cerkno with regular bus connections to Idrija, Tolmin, Ljubljana and Škofja Loka.
More at: www.ap-ljubljana.si
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