The route through the valley of Topla in Koprivna


The route starts at the entry point in the geopark Karavanke and turns right to the valley of Topla. It winds along the Topla creek uphill to the climbing area “Burjakove stene” located along the road and offering shade and climbing options in the summer months. Passing the climbing area, you will be taken further uphill to the Burjak swamp where a view of farms and mountains in the distance opens up. Further away from the route, you can see a natural sight the rock-shelter and cave Korančevko. The route will take you pass some typical farms of the Koroška region  ­̶  the farms of Burjaki, Florini, Kordeži, Fajmuti in Končniki. Along the old alley by the farm of Končniki you will pass a guardhouse and will be redirected to the Church of St Ana. Koprivna is a picturesque high-mountain valley. On 1220m of altitude, the Church of St Ana boasts which is a typical Alpine shrine with a statue of Black Mary in the side altar. Before reaching the church, you can take a rest and have a snack on the Kumer farm where you can also rent a room and enjoy a beautiful view of the local hills, reigned by the Mount Peca with King Matjaž. You can go back to the valley on the other side of the hills through the valley of Koprivna along the Koprivna creek which flows into the Meža river by the Lipold farm. The route will take you pass Koprivna along a winding road to the entry point in the geopark Karavanke.

The route is difficult and suitable mostly for cyclists.