“Bear trails” invite you to learn about bears and how they live. These guided hikes are focused towards experiencing bear habitat and signs that wild bears leave in their natural environment. While walking in the forest, you will be able to witness signs of certain bear behaviours (i.e., marking and rubbing on trees) and other signs of bear presence in the area (tracks, footprints, …) and explore and learn about the impact of the species to its environment (i.e., on other animals, the forest and humans).
Bear trail products are guided walking tours through the forest for 4 – 10 people, suitable also for families with children older than 8 years, lasting 2 – 4 hours. Your local guide will reveal you the secrets of the forest, bears and other wildlife.
Kingdom of the Lynx – art workshop
Three day lynx art workshop, under supervision of the academic painter, Karmen Bajec, will take place, from 30th of August to 1st of September. Artwork will be created in the heart of nature, in the forests surrounding Stari trg pri Ložu, living area of the lynx. Participants will learn how to design animal figures and paint motifs from nature, while at the same time experts from LIFE Lynx project team will share their knowledge on lynx conservation issues and challenges of coexistence with large carnivores with the participants.
Painting for the Lynx – Art Holiday in Nature
Join our Art Tour designed to inspire you. Every day, we will be painting in the midst of the pristine nature, together with our mentor, professional painter Karmen Bajec. During our guided walks in nature, we will discover some stunning locations of Slovenian forest, the Living area of the Lynx. We run our tours in close cooperation with researchers from the LIFE Lynx project and we will invite them to share their knowledge with us. We will learn about Europe’s largest wild cat and its fight for survival while practising our Art Skills.
Wildlife experience in old Ličko sredogorje
The passionate nature lover will enjoy this program. We will make sure that you will be able to experience everything you have always dreamed of when it comes to wildlife encounters. You will explore the magnificent part of Velebit Mountain area, either by hiking or from a horse back or from the field vehicle. There will be time for observing and photographing amazing nature scenery, seeing different wildlife species, and with some luck you might even get a chance to see bears or wolves. The bear (and other wildlife) watching is possible from the elevated hides. All these experiences will help you to learn and gain understanding of the bear and other wildlife in their natural environment.
Thematic lynx trail
It is an easy circular trail marked with the marking of the lynx and perfect for short hike through the forest. The trail is two-parted; the short lynx trail measures 700 m and is equipped with didactic games and information boards in Slovenian and English, where visitors get to learn about largest wild cat in Europe (Lynx lynx).
Following the bear footprints
Hiking, photography and adventure lovers, this is for you. No wifi, no shops, but pure nature and responsible entry into the bear habitat. Following the pear paw sign, the path reveals to you the most beautiful parts and secrets of the forest of Kočevsko. A real adventure awaits you!
The bear bicycle adventure
Imagine to end the day you spent on an epic tour with your mountain bike, in the untouched nature. You await the night in a tent or under the clear sky. This is the essence of backpacking.The bear trail bikepacking program is further upgrading of the regular bikepacking. We added yet another adventure – wildlife watching in their natural environment. You will cycle through the intact natural environments which are still dominated by wild animals (bears, lynxes, foxes and wolves). Thorough escape from civilization, everyday stress and worries.