Mountain Medvednica above Zagreb is a popular metropolitan hiking area with many cottages and mountain houses, famous for their food and drinks offer. One of those cottages is less known and regular visitors usually do not talk about it much, trying to keep it pristine and quiet – like an oasis for the urbanized mind should be.
Gorščica is a bit off the beaten path but whoever comes there once, does not dream about going to any other house on Medvednica. Why, one might ask? Well, the path to Gorščica is not demanding (I’ve seen people from 3 to 93 years old) and for more than half of the way it follows a beautiful brook. There are also several freshwater springs at the bottom.
The mountain house is equipped with several BBQs and baking bell which you can use with no surcharge, even the wood is chopped and ready to be used.
One of the peculiarities is that the staff listens exclusively to classical music and they love cats – which stroll around all over the place. They are there every Saturday and Sunday, regardless of the weather, while on other days you can bring your own food.
If you’re coming by public transport, you need to take bus 205 or 208 from Dubrava to Bidrovec / Vidovec (ask the driver which stop is Gorščica) and then follow the marked macadam path (1.5 – 2h walk).
So if you’re an outdoorsy type or just in need of a great hangover curing walk – enjoy Gorščica.