Mountain Routes across Kostrivnica - Boč

1. Zgornja Kostrivnica-St. Leonard-Mountain lodge on Boč
The route is marked and equipped with direction signs. Starting point: chapel in Zgornja Kostrivnica.
Completion time: 1.5 hours, altitude difference 360 m.
The route travels past the local primary school down an asphalt road by the stream. In five minutes, hikers arrive to a sour water stream (drinkable). The walk continues along the gorge and turns left up the hill by a wooden cross (keeping to the asphalt road for some additional 500 m brings you to the 800-year-old church of St. Leonard which may be entered on prior appointment). The route climbs through the woods and reaches a small chapel with a resting spot. Some 300 m onward, it joins the road leading from Upper Kostrivnica to the mountain lodge on Boč where hikers take the right turn. 100 meters down this road, the route branches to the left and takes hikers past cottages and vineyards to a small plains with an abandoned homestead. Soon after, it approaches the asphalt road where it had already travelled (turning right at this point takes you to the Polajžer farm which offers cold cuts and homemade wine). The mountain route turns left into the woods prior to meeting the asphalt road, and leads up an incline to a point that offers a beautiful view. It then crosses a pasture, heads into the forest and takes hikers to a crossroads, where signposts direct them to the summit of Boč (30 minutes) or the mountain lodge to the left just ahead.

 
2. Upper Kostrivnica-Velikonočnica mountain lodge– Boč
The route is marked and equipped with direction signs. Starting point: chapel in Zgornja Kostrivnica.
Completion time: 45 minutes from Zgornja Kostrivnica to the Velikonočnica mountain lodge, 1 hour 15 minutes from Zgornja Kostrivnica to the Greater Pasque Flower site, 2 hours to the summit of Boč. Altitude difference 350 m.
The route first travels along an asphalt road towards Zgornji Gabernik. After 200 meters, it encounters two houses on the right side of the road and takes a sharp turn for Drevenik and then Velikonočnica (second branch). Hikers continue the walk until they reach a small parking place, where they turn right into the hill and soon reach a local road. Following a brief incline, the road leads to a rock wall, where the route takes a left turn down another asphalt road and keeps to it until it turns into macadam. Some 200 m ahead down the macadam road lies the Velikonočnica mountain lodge. The lodge is managed by the Kostrivnica Alpine Society. It is open on Sundays and on prior arrangement during the week as well (tel.: 040-608-474). From the lodge, the route travels to the Greater Pasque Flower site and on towards the mountain lodge on Boč and its summit.

3. Zgornji Gabrnik-Galke-Boč
The route is marked and equipped with direction signs. Starting point: chapel in  Zgornji Gabrnik.
Completion time: 1 hour 15 minutes to the Greater Pasque Flower site or 2 hours to the summit of Boč. Altitude difference 350 m.
Parking space is available across the chapel by the sour water spring. The route starts along the local asphalt road. After encountering the Ogrizek tourist farm, it turns right in the direction of the quarry. Just in front of the quarry, hikers turn right down the cart track to the first vineyard cottage, where the road branches right towards the cottage under the rocks. There, it turns left and then immediately right up a rocky trail leading into the pine forest which ascends rather steeply and tends to crumble. This section is known as the Galke and resembles the lower Alpine world in its appearance and flora. Along the trail there are many beautiful sightseeing points. When hikers climb the steepest incline, they encounter the route from Pečica which joins from the right. Ahead lies a pleasant walk to the Greater Pasque Flower site and then onward to the summit of Boč.
 
4. Pečica-Zgornji Gabrnik-Galke-Boč 
Starting point: Signpost in Pečica
Completion time: Greater Pasque Flower site or 2 hours to the summit of Boč
From the main road Podplat-Poljčane, the route takes a right turn at the Pečica signposts and heads up an asphalt road to the hunting lodge. The route is marked, and encounters a pine forest some 10 minutes ahead encounters a pine forest. It then travels past the deer pen, passes a cart track and begins a steep incline on the slopes of Galke. This route is steep and demanding but also travels in shade. After a 20-minute ascent, hikers reach a crossroads with signposts - to the left lies the Greater Pasque Flower site, and to the right a descent into Gabrnik. This route is soon to become a part of Mary`s pilgrim route, an European project.
The route is managed by the Boč Kostrivnica Alpine Society.
 

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