Considering its size, Ljubljana is one of the smallest European capitals; hence, it’s surrounded with amazing greenery, easily accessible by public transport or bicycles. It’s therefore quite amusing that we (Ljubljana spotters) have narrowed down most of the spots to the urbanized parts of the city. With the summer days becoming warmer and warmer, I’d suggest you climb Debeni vrh, whose name originates in local names for someone stocky. I head onto this easy, calming hike in the hollow beech woods very often to escape the (summer) city filled with happenings.
There are two ways to reach the peak (“vrh”). In case you’re lucky enough to be coming by car, you should take “Litijska cesta” till “Sostro” and then with the help of one of the geo-locating services climb up the road till Pečar pass. From there you go left on the macadam road that quickly turns into a well marked trail on the mountain ridge and brings you up to the wooden viewpoint in approximately half an hour.
Going by bus, you should take either no. 11 or 20 (on weekends) in the direction of “Zalog”, exit on the “Zadružni dom” station and follow “Zaloška cesta” over the river Ljubljanica till the starting point with small parking space next to railroad tracks. The well-marked but a little more steep trail brings you to the peak in 45 minutes. In either case, don’t forget to bring a camera, water, some snacks and enjoy the spectacular view over the Ljubljana basin & the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.