We offer unique climbing tours in the heart of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps of the Valley of Kamniška Bistrica River, which offers more than 500 climbing routes.
The Valley of Kamniška Bistrica River and the town Kamnik offer much more. Climbing tours can be enriched with visits to natural attractions, hiking, cycling, cultural events and heritage, local cuisine, entertainment and wellness.
The Kamniška Bistrica Valley is a glacial valley and a popular destination for lovers of unspoiled nature and the quiet hinterland of mighty mountain peaks. It is a home to exceptional natural resources, one of the cleanest Slovenian rivers and interesting historical and architectural sights.
The crystal green-blue river Kamniška Bistrica, rises and carves its way through a succession of scenic gorges. Hikers can walk alongside the river on an easy forest trail referred to as Koželj Educational Trail.
The Kamniška Bistrica Valley is the starting point for relatively short mountain tracks to the alpine huts on the nearby mountains and plateaus: Krvavec, Kalški greben, Grintovec, Skuta, Turska gora, Brana, Planjava, Ojstrica, Velika planina, Kamniški vrh, and Ravni hrib.
Thanks to its glacial origin, it is adorned with moraines, numerous boulders and beautiful gmountain walls, that pamper with breath taking views of the valley. A few minutes’ walk from the source of the river the gorge Predaselj, opens a beautiful view on the riverbed and the pure colour of the river. The gorge Predaselj is 30m deep at its deepest point. In the gorge a boulder got stuck centuries ago, which according to some traditions was laid there by a giant.
The valley is also spectacular from a historical and an architectural point of view; a Roman fibula from the 1st or early 2nd century, found in Sedla pod Kamniškim sedlom, testifies to the fact that the valley was inhabited very early.
During the Second World War, the secret partisan hospital Bela operated here, the remains of which can still be seen today. At the source of the river, visitors can see the hunting lodge of the Yugoslav King Aleksandar Karađorđević. The plans for the mansion were made by the Slovene architect Jože Plečnik, and intended for the royal family. When it later served Josip Broz Tito as a hunting lodge, it was renamed to Tito’s mansion.
“Kamnik, a town on the way to the peaks.”