Activities / Summits of the Cerkno Region
The highest summit in the Cerkno region
Porezen, with its 1,630 meters, is the highest summit of the Cerkno hills (Slov. Cerkljansko hribovje) and one of the three highest summits of the southern foothills of the Julian Alps (the other two are Ratitovec and Blegoš) with a magnificent view of the Cerkno region, the Bohinj mountains, and the Julian Alps. The slopes on the southern and western sides are rich with mountain flowers, while the northern and eastern slopes are covered with forests. Just a few meters below the summit there is also a mountain lodge. At the summit there are a large National Liberation Struggle memorial and the remains of a labyrinth of underground tunnels, which connect the fortifications on the northern and the eastern side of Porezen. The fortifications were part of an Italian fortification system called the Alpine Wall (Vallo Alpino), which were built by the Italians before WWII in the area bordering the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. There is a stamp and a register book at the summit.
There are many paths leading to Porezen – from the direction of Cerkno you can reach it from the Poče or Poljane villages, from the Baška Grapa valley there are two paths from the village of Huda Južna and through Zakojca, from the northern side you can ascend it from Petrovo Brdo, and from the eastern side there are two paths leading up from the villages of Davča and Novaki. You can also get to Porezen on a lesser known but still lovely, shady, and mostly easy path starting in the village of Jesenica.
More info at: www.hribi.net
Every year on the last Sunday in March and August there is a traditional hike to Porezen.
At the summit you can find the remains of a labyrinth of underground tunnels, which connect the fortifications, that were part of an Italian fortification system called the Alpine Wall (Vallo Alpino), built by the Italians before WWII in the area bordering the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.