Rogla is a mountain in Slovenia that is an excellent choice for all lovers of skiing and hiking. “Then what am I doing here?” – readers of my blog will ask. Well, here is something that I can still do and that has brought me great joy…
Rogla is 121 km from Ljubljana.
The road to Rogla is standard. Both curvy and straight. It takes you through coniferous forests that tell you that you are at a high altitude and in clean air.
What they don’t tell you is that a stag can pop out in front of you, not one, but two, which made me kiss the back of the seat with my nose. Because of this, I will remember this excursion for the rest of my life.
In the middle of May, snow will await you on Rogla. I prepared everything except a hat.
On the way to the lookout point, I was accompanied by a autumn crocus, a flower that heralds spring.
I felt welcome here. The proof is this detail.
Tickets are bought in a wooden house with passages. The adventure begins.
Since it is disabled friendly, there are no discounts, you are completely equal, which is a very nice experience. A single ticket, as I write this, is 10 euros.
You can find more information about Rogla here.
The Path between the Canopies (Pot medj krosnjama) is something that, in my opinion, every mountain should have.
A wooden viewpoint, mostly spiral in shape, which takes you to the top with a gentle walk and offers you an unusual view of all four corners of the world.
Why do I praise him so much? Because it is also accessible for people in wheelchairs and gives us the opportunity to enjoy the view.
The road to the viewpoint is a wooden structure placed on 18 pillars. The total length of the path is 1 km, including up the tower.
The path through the forest really deserves its name. It could also be called the road through the clouds because you are high above the treetops.
At that moment, you are already 14m from the ground.
The trail is nice, flat and friendly. The width of the track is two meters. There are no gaps between the boards on the track, so the wheels slide on their own.
Before the height overwhelms you, the hosts have made an effort for you to learn something.
Also, they made an effort to boost your adrenaline, so you have attractions like this.
Only for the brave. Why is this not available for wheelchairs? Just kidding! I would never go here even for all the treasures of the world!
As the height increases, the view is more and more beautiful. The slope of the path on the tower is only 6 degrees, so my companion’s breathing did not accelerate either.
From the inside, this monstrosity looks like this.
The tower has 9 floors that take you to a height of 37 m from the ground. It’s good to know at what height you are.
On this tower, all the spirals are the same, but each spiral has a different view.
There are two ways to get off the tower when you’re not going the wheeler route: fast and fun or boring and tiring.
The fence is transparent so that the view for small children and people in wheelchairs is completely unobstructed.
Finally the top, you are at a height of 1517m above sea level.
When you get on the roof, you have the Slovenian mountain range in the palm of your hand. I feel like I’m on top of the world.
The advantage when walking on a non-sunny day is that you can enjoy the 360-degree view undisturbed.
There are no crowds and the sun is not in your eyes.
The only thing that was a bit of a problem is that my smile froze on my face.
You can look even further with these gadgets.
At the top there is a ticket office for the slide. Since there is no permanent staff up there at the top, for obvious reasons you have to buy a token in time.
You will need 2 eu to get down. One roller coaster ride is never enough, so we repeated it several times.
I couldn’t use it, but I know who did, a 60 m long slide, a joy for children and adults.
The way down is even easier.
One last look at the monster’s guts from above. It’s not convenient to drop your phone.
The locals made an effort to place these posts in the best places and they all work.
The visit ends in the souvenir shop, which serves mainly for you to heat up, because souvenirs are obscenely expensive.
After such a walk and such a temperature, you will get hungry. I recommend that you look for a Pohori pot. This is a popular three-meat stew that is a true delight for all meat lovers, myself included.
An excellent, “forest” stew that warms you from head to toe.
This was a trip for the eyes and the soul. As a person in a wheelchair, I felt welcome at every step. Kudos to the Slovenians and the European values they cherish, because for me this was a nice trip that I would gladly repeat.
Have you been to Rogla?
Did I miss something?
Traveled and enjoyed,