Length 11.9 km
Time needed
Time needed 03:40
Največja strmina vzpona[%]
Greatest slope of the ascent: 10 %
Greatest slope of the descent: 12 %
Average slope of the ascent: 8 %
Length of ascents above 5%: 3.10 km
The lowest point of the route: 768 m
The highest point of the route: 366 m
Difference in altitude: 469 m
Poraba kalorij
Consumption of energy for men: 3592 kJ (858 kcal)
Consumption of energy for women: 2948 kJ (704 kcal)
Difficulty: Demanding
Quality of the surface
Quality of the surface: Mixture
Primerna obutev: Hiking boots
Short description

Limbarska gora Hill is a very attractive tourist spot in an exceptional location, as it stands almost in the geographical centre of Slovenia. When the weather is nice, the hill offers beautiful views of the countryside on all sides of the world. It is not a coincidence that the E6 European long-distance footpath goes across Limbarska gora and that it is also a part of the Slovenian Mountain Path (Slovenska transverzala). The hill is most beautiful on days when it is sunlit, while the valley below is submerged in fog.


Moravče – Soteska – Negastrn - Limbarska gora – Serjuče - Moravče

All roads lead to Moravče
The route starts in the centre of Moravče, in front of the post office , which is located on the south-eastern side of the central square. Krožni trg Square, where you can also find the Church of St. Martin , is surrounded by market buildings and houses . You can park your car at the bus station to the west from the square. Take the asphalt road and go east. At the library turn left towards Sveti Mohor Hill, although the signpost for Limbarska gora points to the right S07]. You will go past the primary school and soon leave the settlement. The wavy landscape will really captivate and charm you , . After a short decent you will get to the village of Soteska pri Moravčah . You will soon see where it got its name from.

World upside down
The trip continues towards Vinje, past the bridge for the village of Serjuče , where we will return after we get back from Limbarska gora. Now you are going alongside the Drtijščica Stream . Its name tells us that its water is frequently torrential. It is unusual that the stream runs towards the hills, and not the opposite, like one would expect. If it was able to make its way among these hills, it is really something. The valley narrows sharply. One bridge is followed by another one. Facing the chapel is an abandoned mill . We have to say goodbye to the Drtijščica , although we are a bit curious about to where it had pushed its way through.

Shortcut to Negastrn
The road ahead of us virtually gets upright. The unusual name Negastrn could be described like this: "Don't go there, it's too steep." You climb an asphalt road, which bathes in the sun throughout the day. On the left is the Church of St. . Hermagoras . Midway the climb you are welcomed by a chapel and first houses. The year 1813 is written on the portal of one of the houses, which was reconstructed several times , while on the other side there are some masterfully made wooden ornaments . In the village turn to the plateau leading towards Spodnja Loka. There is a nice bee house at the end of the village . After the steep and short climb, you will be able to enjoy in a beautiful panorama .

Into the embrace of forest
At the saddle, turn onto the forest path . In the refuge of forest there will be no shortage of shade. At the next crossroads, keep to the forest path . You will walk along it for quite some time. The table at the abandoned sand quarry directs you to the mountain path towards Limbarska gora, while our route follows the forest path . At the white sign , you will go straight into the forest, where you will soon see and take the mountain path. In the middle of the meadow, which offers a nice view, the signpost shows that the path for Limbarska gora is on the left, but you go straight ahead and you will soon get to an asphalt road . The beautiful views invite you to make a stop . Imagine how it will be at the top? After a few turns you are welcomed by a western chapel .

Limbarska gora
Limbarska gora (elevation 773 metres) with the Church of St. Valentine is a hill with one of the most beautiful views in the wider Ljubljana area. From its top you can see the Kamnik Alps , the Zasavje Hills , and the Posavje Hills . Several hiking paths cross each other on Limbarska gora. The pilgrimage Church of St. Valentine has an outdoor altar , because the church was too small for all the pilgrims. The bell tower stands independently from the church . There is an inn by the church, a former shelter for pilgrims, where you can have a drink and some food.

Into the valley by E6
After the bell tower and the eastern chapel the road starts descending. The road is winding nicely into the distance, but you turn right at the first crossroads . The road surface will soon turn into macadam, and hairpin turns become more and more frequent . The road leads you to Limbarska Gora, a settlement which is today made of weekend homes with well kept gardens. A mighty linden tree is standing in the middle of the hamlet. After the hayrack turn right through the forest and across the meadow by the steep slope. It used to be a road there, which is not visible today. At the hayrack with the marking of the E6 footpath , you will get to the front yard of Gotar Homestead. From there you will descend by an asphalt road. After about 250 metres, when the road starts to descend steeply, turn right onto the macadam road . The signpost for Limbarska gora shows in the opposite direction. At the crossroads go left and descend by the marked E6 route (red circle with a yellow dot).

The descent by the rocky path leads you to Serjuče. Through the front yard of what once was a wealthy homestead you will get to an asphalt road by the chapel . Another unusual name for Slovenia, because it originates from Russian. Through the village you will descend to the already mentioned crossroads by the bridge . Take the same route to return to the centre of Moravče. Once you visit Limbarska gora, you will always go back.


Moravče is an old settlement, which was first mentioned in the 13th century. The circular urban concept of the settlement has been preserved to the present time, while a new part has developed in the eastern side. It was established in the crossroads of six local roads, which lead towards the parish Church of St. Martin with two bell towers . Its interior features interesting themes of the Moravče landscape. The fairs in Moravče on St. Martin's Day and St. Matthias's Day were famous far and wide. A large inn (Jurko's Inn) from 1803, an interesting blend of rural Baroque and Classicism, stands in the main square . Busts of important people born in the area stand in the park , .

Drtijščica Stream
The Drtijščica Stream springs out near the village of Kandrše on the easternmost edge of the Municipality of Moravče. At first, it runs towards the west along the northern foothills of the Slivno Plateau, and then it turns northwards in the village of Drtija, running across the Moravče Valley. Because the stream used to flood frequently, its course was redirected in the 16th century during the construction of Zalog Castle, while the old channel was improved. On the northern side of the valley, the Drtijščica found its way through narrow gorges between the slopes of the hills of Sveti Mohor to the valley of Črni graben, where it flows into the Radomlja River. In 2002, an artificial dam was constructed on the Drtijščica during the construction of the motorway. The Gradišče Lake was created behind it.

Limbarska gora
J. V. Valvasor (1641-1693) writes that Limbar Castle and its owners got their name from the lilies which grow on the neighbouring hills and on Limbarska gora. Limbar Castle is no more, but Limbarska gora with the pilgrimage Church of St. Valentine , which attracted numerous visitors already in the time of Valvasor, is known far and wide. The present day church was designed by the acclaimed architect Gregor Maček from Ljubljana.


Pri Jurku Restaurant and Pizzeria
At the old Pri Jurku Inn in Moravče, you can quickly compensate for the calories you've burnt during the tour.

Urankar Inn on Limbarska gora
In the Urankar Inn on Limbarska gora you will be served like you are at home and you will eat like a pilgrim.


Stands there Limbarska gora
Travellers St. Valentine and his brother Peregrine found themselves near Limbarska gora when the night caught them. Since they were tired and hungry, they entered the nearest house, which was owned by a young widow, and asked her to let them spend the night there for free, for the love of God, as people used to say. The young lady turned them down, boasting of her fortune. You can find out what happened later from a folk song which is passed down from generation to generation. You can find the song at www.limbarskagora.com.


A Hike to Pick Carnations at Limbarska gora
The event has been taking place since 1989 and is organised on a Sunday between 8 (Women's Day) and 25 March (Mother's Day). In the recent years the event attracted around 15,000 visitors to Limbarska gora. The event, which includes a cultural programme and a market, is a whole-day event.


The first and the last part of the route take place on asphalt roads, which are not too busy, but you are recommended however to be cautious and walk on the left side.