List of slovenian via Ferratas – basic information

In recent years, via Ferrata climbing has become an increasingly popular mountain activity in Slovenia, and as a result, new sports Ferratas are being equipped. We don’t have as many of them as our Italian and Austrian neighbors, but our via Ferratas are of virtually all difficulty, all the way up to the E rating. I decided to gather all the important information about our Ferratas in a single article. Below you will find information such as coordinates to parking lots and more detailed descriptions of Ferratas, access to them, interesting information, and sketches of Ferrata.

Ferrata climbing has become extremely popular in recent years. | FOTO: Tadeja Magdič

Below I have gathered all the important information about the existing Ferratas in Slovenia. A brief description, its assessment and its peculiarities. You will also find here access to the parking lot and to the beginning of the ferrata, a description of the climb, and links to its sketch, if one exists, of course. In short, more or less a complete guide to our ferratas.

Via Ferrata Mojstrana, Mojstrana

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The two Ferratas to Grančišče run along two demanding protected paths, first, one is named Aljaževa pot and it is marked with blue, it’s the heavier than the red one, called Pot mojstranških veveric. The two Ferratas intertwine all the time so that the exit from the harder to the easier is possible at all times, and they are perfect for an introduction to the world of Ferratas.

Ferrata Mojstrana is the perfect spot for the first climbing steps. | FOTO: Damijan Kovač

Entry into Ferratas is not easy and is shared to both, blue and red Ferratas. In the beginning, you have quite a few beautiful stops that you can easily use to step on. Soon after entering the Ferrata, you will come to the first crossroads of both ferratas, where you will see blue and red on the wire rope – follow the red sign to the left, and the path will soon lead you to a vertical ladder, which is a real climb. The path after the end of the ladder then turns right, followed by a slightly more difficult crossing to the right, the brackets help us here. After that, the path will climb nicely, here and there we will be helped by another bracket. The red and blue ferrata meet a few more times, but the heavier red more or less to the end sticks to the right and more exposed side. Before the end of the route, we are served another shorter and a little more difficult passage. Let me also point out the falling stones – in certain places, there are still stones and earth, which are easily triggered by people climbing above us.

Information about via Ferrata Mojstrana – Aljaževa pot (blue)
Year of construction: /
Grade: B (it is suitable for beginners)
Altitude: 180 meters
Length of the wire rope: 250 meters
Time of climbing: 30 minutes
Descent on the marked path: 20 minutes
Location: Mojstrana
Parking: 46.457978, 13.9369352


Information about via Ferrata Mojstrana – Pot mojstranških veveric (red)
Year of construction: /
Grade: C (one section is graded with grade C/D)
Altitude: 180 meters
Length of the wire rope: 250 meters
Time of climbing: 30 minutes
Descent on the marked path: 20 minutes
Location: Mojstrana
Parking: 46.457978, 13.9369352

Protective self-protecting equipment can be rented at the Slovenian Mountain Museum in Mojstrana, in front of which there is also a parking lot for Ferrata.

At the top of Grančišče, you will find an exceptional view of the surrounding peaks and the miniature Aljaž Tower. Original Aljaž tower is situated on top of Slovenian highest top – Triglav. Descend along the marked path that will lead through the forest to the parking lot at the museum – the descent takes about 25 minutes.

Vipava Valley is a very popular spot, especially during the weekends. | FOTO: Damijan Kovač

Via Ferrata Furlanova in Otmarjeva, Vipava

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The picturesque Vipava Valley is a real paradise for lovers of adrenaline, hiking, great views, and, of course, the increasingly popular sports Ferratas. Its location and smooth limestone walls enable pleasant (especially) winter climbing, climbing is also possible in autumn and spring, while in summer it is generally too hot to climb. However, you will see paragliders in the air practically all year round.

Information about via Ferrata Furlanovo pot
Year of construction: 1969
Grade: B
Altitude: 145 meters
Length of the wire rope: 200 meters
Time of climbing: 30 minutes
Descent on the marked path: 25 minutes
Location: Vipava, Kamp Tura
Parking: 45.832240, 13.970840


Information about via Ferrata Otmarjeva pot
Year of construction: 2015
Grade: D and in one place the grade is D/E
Altitude: 300 meters
Length of the wire rope: 320 meters
Time of climbing: 90 minutes
Descent on the marked path: 60 minutes
Location: Vipava, Kamp Tura
Parking: 45.832240, 13.970840

Gradiška Tura, “hatchery” for local climbers and alpinists

Gradiška Tura, an almost 800 meters high wall above the village of Gradišče, is very popular among sports climbers, alpinists, and lovers of protected climbing routes. You can either reach its top by a slightly more demanding footpath, by Ferratas, or even by multi-stretch routes that join the hiking trail. And although Ferrata is not on our priority list and we usually go to Vipava to explore sports climbing routes, this time Damijan and I wanted a little different climbing, so we went on Ferrata.

Entry into Ferrata Otmarjeva pot is very interesting. | FOTO: Tadeja Magdič

Ferratas on the Gradiška Tour are among the nicest challenges. It is a very popular spot, especially during the weekend it’s difficult to get a place in the parking lot next to Camp Tura, from where you can go to Gradiška Tura and the Vipava climbing area. I recommend you, if you have this option of course, to visit it during the week and over the weekend as early as possible of course.

Via Ferrata Češka koča, Jezersko

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Via Ferrata Češka koča has been on our bucket list of trails we want to climb for quite some time. It is considered one of the most demanding in our Alps, if not the most demanding, and it is certainly a real classic among our sports Ferratas. It is well equipped and heavy only in a few shorter places. 

It should take about an hour and a half to climb it, but you should count on two, especially when you go for the first time. It will serve you with breathtaking views that will take you so far that you will simply stop several times because of them.

Information about via Ferrata Češka koča
Year of construction: 2014/15
Grade: D and in one place the grade is D/E
Altitude: 300 meters
Length of the wire rope: 320 meters
Time of climbing: 90 minutes
Descent on the marked path: 60 minutes
Location: Zgornje Jezersko
Parking: 46.385118, 14.536458

Access to the beginning of the via Ferrata

You park the car in the large parking lot in front of the lock, then continue on foot. You will take the access road to the freight cable car, then turn left and continue along the marked path along with the talus, to the access. You will need about 40 minutes to access it.

At the beginning of Ferrata Češka koča. | FOTO: Damijan Kovač

The via Ferrata is divided into two parts, the first, heavier one can be omitted

The Ferrata is divided into two parts; the first part is a little more demanding and the second one is longer. You can skip the first one if you are not completely sure you will be able to climb it. Otherwise, the very beginning of the first part can deter unprepared climbers from ascending. After a slightly more difficult start, the most difficult part soon follows, a slight overhang, where the path leads slightly to the right, then it becomes easier. When you get to the top of the first part, the cable car ends, and you will walk through the undergrowth until the beginning of the second part. Then there is also the entrance to the Ferrata, if you want to do only the second part.

Magical mountain cottage Češka koča was built in 1900 by Chech mountaineers. | FOTO: Damijan Kovač

Via Ferrata Gonžerjava peč, Vinska Gora

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Ferrata Gonžarjeva peč in Vinska Gora is considered one of the most difficult in our country. It was officially opened in 2011 and has been considered the most difficult sports Ferrata in our country for several years, as it is rated D / E. Gonžarjeva peč is considered to be the first real heavy sports Ferrata in Slovenia.

Information about via Ferrata Gonžerjava peč
Year of construction: 2011
Grade: D/E
Altitude: 70 meters
Length of the wire rope: 90 meters
Time of climbing: 20-25 minutes
Descent on the marked path: 15 minutes
Location: Vinska Gora, Velenje
Parking: 46.348528, 15.173083

Ferrata is also popular because it has fairly short access, as it is only a 15-minute walk from the car park to the entrance. Right at the beginning, you will be greeted by a vertical entrance rated C, followed by the first key part of the Ferrata, a smooth plateau with a D / E rating, where there are virtually no stops, so I would recommend that you climb in climber shoes. Immediately behind this part, the difficulty drops a bit, but Ferrata still has a grade of D. This is followed by an easier transition to the second key part of the Ferrata, an overhang with very poor feet, and a grade of E.

Ferrata Gonžarjeva peč is considered as the first real sport Ferrata in Slovenia. It was opened in 20211. | FOTO: Damijan Kovač

When you reach the top of the Ferrata, you will find an exceptional view of the countryside of the Šaleška valley. You can rest on the bench, followed by an easy descent to the left of the bench. The Ferrata is secured only with a steel cable, without additional guards, and is run on a high-quality rock without artificial handrails and stops.

A little further from the entrance to the Ferrata is also the old climbing area Lipje, which was abandoned for a long time and is now being re-equipped with the help of the OSP Project.

Via Ferrata Jermanov slap, Gozd Martuljek (Jermanca)

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This time, our “victim” was the via Ferrata Jermanov Potok or Jerm’nca in the local language. The very demanding Ferrata runs along the gorge of the Jerman stream above the settlement of Gozd Martuljek and offers a wonderful and in the summer months cold adrenaline challenge. This is one of the two via Ferratas in Gozd Martuljek. In the right part of the gorge, there is via Ferrata Hvadnik, which is much easiest than Jermanca.

Information about via Ferrata Jermanov potok (Jermanca)
Year of construction: 2019
Grade: D/E
Altitude: 180 meters
Length of the wire rope: 220 meters
Time of climbing: between 40 and 60 minutes
Descent on the marked path: 15 minutes
Location: Gozd Martuljek, Kranjska Gora
Parking: 46.484928, 13.843474

before and the ground at the access will be wet. And don’t be intimidated. The continuation of the Ferrata will not be so muddy, and at the end of the first part, there is also a path to the exit, if you happen to feel that you are not exactly fit or ready for the challenge of the day you can still depart and go for a beer.

In Ferrata Jermanov potok you will cross two hanging bridges. | FOTO: Damijan Kovač

Access to the via Ferrata

The access is very nicely marked and will take you from the parking lot next to the children’s playground all the way to the entrance to the Ferrata. Park the car in the marked parking lot and follow the signs. After about 10 minutes of walking, you will reach a small green bridge, just in front of the tunnel. Already from the road, you will notice the steel cable rope and the beginning of the Ferrata. Access is also nicely marked and easy.

Via Ferrata Hvadnik, Gozd Martuljek

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Via Ferrata Hvadnik is one of the two Ferratas in the gorge in Gozd Martuljek, in the neighboring gorge, after which the Jerman stream flows, they also equipped its heavier sister Jermanov slap, which is only suitable for very experienced Ferratas. Both Ferratas are suitable for climbing on warm and dry days, as both run through two gorges.

Ferrata Hvadnik runs through the gorge and is also suitable for beginners. | FOTO: Damijan Kovač
Information about via Ferrata Hvadnik
Year of construction: /
Grade: B/C
Altitude: 170 meters (inside the Hvadnik gorge)
Length of the wire rope: 250 meters
Time of climbing: 1,5 hours
Descent on the marked path: 25 minutes
Location: Gozd Martuljek, Kranjska Gora
Parking: 46.484928, 13.843474

The Ferrata runs along the Hvadnik gorge and due to its location and the stream that flows through it, it can be wet and in some places also a little slippery. This is especially true if it rained the day before and in this case, I would advise against it, as the Ferrata needs some time to dry. However, it is very likely that the rock will be slightly damp even in completely dry weather, so be prepared.

Its special feature among Slovenian Ferratas is that it runs along with the interior of the gorge wall and in principle, we do not have the feeling that we are climbing to a height. Most of the time you will be climbing just a few meters above the ground, above the stream. You will cross the stream several times over the suspension bridges, which are a real attraction of the Ferrata.

Probably our shortest Ferrata Renke. | FOTO: Damijan Kovač

Via Ferrata, Renke

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The Ferrata Renke is probably Slovenian shortest Ferrata, as the climbing itself is perhaps a few tens of meters. The Ferrata is very, very short, even shorter than Gonžarjeva peč, but with its specific features and exceptional views it is very nice and it would be a shame not to climb it if you are a fan of Ferrata. If you are a sports climber, I might even recommend that you plan a climbing and Ferrata trip together. The biggest special feature is certainly the access that takes place over the abandoned suspension bridge over the Sava and is thus in itself a small adventure.

Information about via Ferrata Renke
Year of construction: /
Grade: C (one short part is graded C/D)
Altitude: 100 meters
Length of the wire rope: 130 meters
Time of climbing: 10-15 minutes
Descent on the marked path: 45 minutes
Location: Renke
Parking: 46.0918, 14.9463

You will park your vehicle in a large parking lot right next to the main road. You will then continue your way over the suspension bridges over river Sava, which is officially closed, at the beginning of the bridge there is an inscription that the bridge is closed. The bridge, which is built of wooden planks and iron frames, is quite shaky, otherwise used by locals, hikers, hunters, and kayakers. It is supposed to be safe, but you will cross it at your own risk. When you cross the river, turn left along the railway line and then after about 70 meters of walking cross the tracks and turn into the forest.

To get to the Renka Ferrata, you have to cross a suspension bridge over the Sava river. | FOTO: personal archive

The trail is nicely marked, but it goes in the direction of the climbing area Renke. All in all, it will take you about 40 to 45 minutes to get to the entrance to the Ferrata, which is located in the last climbing sector of the Renke climbing area of the same name.

The entrance into the Ferrata is marked by a cross to the left and an easy passage. Then you get to the central and most difficult part, which is slightly overhanging and equipped with arm and leg clamps, so the fear of running out of grips is unnecessary. When you get here, follow the even easier climbing part to the right and the end of the Ferrata into the forest.

Via Ferrata Renke 2, Renke

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New vi Ferrata Renke 2, which is rated with grade E and is much heavier than her older sister. The Ferrata was officially open on April 1, 2022, and it’s one of the hardest in Slovenia. The new line runs on the right wall of the first line and is much heavier than its older sister. It is more reminiscent of a climbing route than a sports Ferrata. It has a much more vertical line and runs along a distinctly layered wall, in between the line enters into the part, which allows climbing in the gap, but this is only part of the Ferrata. However, it’s not suitable for beginners, nor for intermediate climbers. The line was set up and equipped by Mitja Šorn, a mountain guide and president of the Association of Mountain Guides, who then equipped the Ferrata together with his colleagues.

The first overhang in the latest Ferrata Renka 2 is just the first test. | FOTO: Damijan Kovač
Information about via Ferrata Renke 2
Year of construction: 2022
Grade: E
Altitude: 60-70 meters
Length of the wire rope: 100 meters
Time of climbing: 15-20 minutes
Descent on the marked path: 45 minutes
Location: Renke
Parking: 46.0918, 14.9463

Right at the beginning of the harder entrance part, there is a small overhang, where you need to have strength in your hands and a good foot technique. The two parts then merge somewhere after about 6 or 7 meters. But hard climbing is just waiting for you. In front of you is a smooth wall, without large shelves or handrails, in the beginning, you can help yourself by climbing in the gap, but then at one point, you will have to rely only on stepping on small shelves and small feet. There is a lot of climbing on friction and if you don’t master it then you may have problems. Climbing is extremely technically and physically demanding, with no possibility of exit. And it remains demanding until the end of the wall, nowhere does it give up, so you have to stay collected until the end.

You can park your car in the same parking lot as for the older Ferrata Renke.

Via Ferrata Lisca

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Lisca in the pearl of the Posavje region. I’ve heard a lot about the Ferrata on Lisco. Less than 1000 meters high, Lisca is also an extremely popular excursion point north of Sevnica, where it can be quite crowded, especially on weekends. At the top, not far from Tonček’s home, there is a weather radar, which can be seen from afar. Let me say at the outset that this route is also suitable for beginners, as it is possible to avoid difficult sections of the Ferrata and to progress slowly along the easier route all the way to the top of Lisca. A great trip that you will end at Tonček’s home in Lisca, where you can have a nice meal and drink a good glass of wine.

The last part in Ferrata Lisca goes over a small boulder, but you can skip this part if you want. | FOTO: Damijan Kovač
Information about via Ferrata Lisca
Year of construction: 2015
Grade: B/C, last short part is graded D/E
Altitude: 300 meters
Length of the wire rope: 120 meters + 250 meters of walinh
Time of climbing: 40 minutes
Descent on the marked path: 35 minutes
Location: Lisca
Parking: 46.063042, 15.284596

The Ferrata was equipped in honor of the 110th anniversary of the establishment of the Posavje branch of the Slovenian Mountaineering Association and was opened in June 2015. The demanding protected route runs over five climbing sections and practically every one of them can be skipped and walked along the trail. In this way, you can decide which parts to climb and which to skip. That is why it is also suitable for the less experienced and beginners, as it is extremely well equipped with steel wire, clamps, wedges, and feet. Depending on the experience and physical fitness, each visitor can adjust to the difficulty on their own.

Ferrata on Lisca is very popular and increasingly populated. | FOTO: Danijan Kovač

Access to the Ferrata

From Sevnica, continue towards Planina pri Sevnici and after about 5 kilometers at the Mastnak wine cellar, turn left towards Lisca. Continue a few kilometers towards the village of Cerje – the path is very well marked here, and along the road, you will see signposts to the parking lot. If at all possible, park your car here and then continue down the road on foot. After a few minutes of walking along the paved road, you will see a red board with the words Ferrata Lisca, and continue left into the forest. You will walk along the forested path for about 10 minutes, then you will enter the Ferrata, where the path continues to the left along the Pastirček path.

Via Ferrata Spodnji plot, Zelenica

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Via Ferrata Spodnji plot on Zelenica is Slovenian hardest sport Ferrata. It deserves the grade E, as it is much heavier than Jermanca, comparable to Gonžarjeva peč, which is, in my opinion, a shade lighter than the Spodnji plot. This Ferrata will be a test of whether you are ready for heavier sports Ferratas or not. Both physically and mentally.

Ferrata was officially opened in September 2015. It is suitable only for the most experienced and physically fit climbers and mountaineers. There are two versions of this Ferrata, which have a common starting point and after 35 meters in the middle, it splits into easier and heavier variants. The first, easier Ferrata, achieves a grade of D or a grade of C in the upper part, while the right one has a grade of E in several places.

Ferrata Spodnji plot is more like climbing, you need climbing shoes. | FOTO: Tadeja Magdič
Information about via Ferrata Spodnji plot
Year of construction: 2015
Grade: D (left part) and E (right part)
Altitude: 90 meters
Length of the wire rope: 180 meters (both parts together)
Time of climbing: 25-40 minutes (from the hut Zelenica)
Descent on the marked path: 25 minutes to the hut Zelenica
Location: Zelenica, Ljubelj
Parking: 46.431539, 14.260038

Access to the Ferrata

You need to park your car in the parking lot in front of the Ljubelj tunnel, then walk to Dom na Zelenici, for which you will need one hour of walking. From here you have about a 10-minute walk to enter the Ferrata. Within the renovated hut, there is the Zelenica Mountain Learning Center or GUC Zelenica for short, which is intended for education in the field of mountaineering.

When you enter the difficult section on the right-hand side, you will first be greeted by a plate with an E grade. The difficulty then decreases slightly, followed by a short transition to the left. This is followed by the third difficult section with an E grade and a longer transition to the right. After the easier vertical, the last, again difficult part of the Ferrata will be waiting for you, also with an E grade. Here, despite the difficult assessment and compared to the first plateau, you will find smaller feet difficulty. Both Ferratas then end with an exit near the top of the Spodnji plot at an altitude of 1682 meters, and there are a few more easy paths to the top. The Ferrata is heavier than all our other sports Ferratas, but it is really beautiful for climbing, the steel cable is thicker and runs nicely along the rock line, nowhere did it pull me too far from the climbing line. Basically, great, it’s just short.

Ferrata Kamin široka polica is nice if you like climbing in a crag. | FOTO: Damijan Kovač

Via Ferrata Kamin široka polica, Bohinj

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Via Ferrata Kamin široka polica is a very special route, with special wire rope equipment and a very local character, and that’s why is not for everyone. Personally, I think the idea of a Ferrata in this place is great, the line at the top of the rock is extremely beautiful, heavy and exposed, but really beautiful. It is different from the rest of our Ferratas, as it runs along with the fireplace, but the equipment is really a bit lame, as the Ferrata is not equipped to the same standards as other Slovenian Ferratas.

Information about via Ferrata Kamin široka polica
Year of construction: /
Grade: C/D and D/E in the upper part
Altitude: 160 meters
Length of the wire rope: 250 meters
Time of climbing: 1 hour
Descent on the marked path: 30 minutes
Location: Savica and Kamnje, Bohinj
Parking: 46.275069, 13.922868

We divided the ferrata into two parts, mainly, the dirty and light one below and the heavy one at the top. The first half of the ferrata is quite undemanding, full of earth, grass, and stacked stones, so it is essential to pay close attention to the climbers who climb behind you. Here and there you will have to pull your hands a little along the steel cable, as it is impossible to use rocks due to the ground. When you finish the first part, you will have a slight crossing to the right on the grass and ground, and here you will enter the second, very demanding part. I recommend that you put on climbing shoes before entering the second part.

Access to the Ferrata

In the settlements of Savica and Kamnje, you can park your car in one of three parking lots, but the best is if you leave the car in a well-kept parking lot behind a wooden bridge. There is space for about 12 to 15 cars, the toilet is arranged, and there is a wooden picnic table. Then walk along the bike path in the direction of Ribčev Laz.

After a few 100 meters you will turn right onto a small cart track that leads to the forest. Here you will be greeted by red arrows that you will see on trees and rocks and will guide you through the forest, then over scree and directly to the entrance to the Ferrata. The path is very well marked all the time, you can’t miss the arrows, as they are on practically every third tree.

Ferrata is only suitable for the experienced! If you are not strong in your hands and you do not know at least the basics of climbing techniques, it will be quite difficult for you in the second half, so I do not recommend it. The first part of the path is easy, but it is quite muddy and runs along a crumbling and loaded wall. I would also recommend finger gloves, as the thin steel will get blisters on your fingers much faster than usual. I recommend climbers, as the second part of the route is quite demanding and climbing shoes will come in handy, as you will find it easier to find smaller feet and take advantage of the friction of the wall.

Via Ferrata Mučevo, Črna na Koroškem

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Ferata is located in the Mučevo gorge, the locals also call it Hudi graben, near Žerjav, not far from Črna na Koroškem. It has two variations, lighter and heavier, so everyone will find something for themselves. The Mučevo ferrata officially opened on Saturday, August 7 2021, and is well attended.

Information about via Ferrata Mučevo
Year of construction: 2021
Grade: B/C and D/E
Altitude: /
Length of the wire rope:
Time of climbing: 30-45 minutes
Descent on the marked path: 20 minutes
Location: Črna ka Koroškem
Parking: 46.490279, 14.871679

Access to the Ferrata

Along the main road between Mežica and Črna na Koroškem, in front of the Žerjav settlement, on the left side of the road there is a pronounced wild torrent gorge Mučevo, and the eponymous ferrata runs along and in the gorge itself. It is about an hour and 40 minutes drive from Ljubljana. It is a highly anticipated adrenaline gain – the Mučevo ferrata. It is 500 meters long in total and is divided into two parts. The easier part of the ferrata is marked in blue, it is rated B, in some places it also reaches C, and the heavier part, which is marked in red and is rated D, or in some places it also scores E.