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Walk through the park

The forest area extends from the southwest to northeast area and it forms a part of the protected natural area of the Trakošćan Park Forest. It is one of the most beautifully formed parks with rich vegetation and interesting vistas and it provides a unique experience of untouched nature.

The Trakošćan Lake is an artificial reservoir formed in the mid-19th century. The lake receives water from streams that flow down the slopes of the surrounding highlands, the most important being the Čemernica stream. The lake has a dual function – agronomic and aesthetic.

The Trakošćan Educational Trail – ‘The Path of the Fairies’

An educational trail has been set up on the trail around Lake Trakošćan, providing an insight into the natural values of the Trakošćan Park Forest and the surrounding area. It is 5 kilometres long and can be viewed with an easy walk in about 1h and 20 min. It has 20 instructional points and a fishing lodge, which is designed as an info point intended for a break during the walk.

  • Duration: 01:20 min
  • Total length: 5 km
  • Energy spent: up to 1,000 calories
  • Effort: easy
  • Trail blazing: good



Ravna Gora offers many opportunities for those who love hiking. This mountain – considered to be the last branch of the Alps and the northernmost mountain of Croatia – is located in the area of the Bednja River and is 13 kilometres long.

Trakošćan – Meljan-Filićev dom – Ravna gora – PD Ravna gora – Meljan – Trakošćan

The starting point is the parking area of the Trakošćan Hotel, opposite the Trakošćan Castle. The first marking is the entrance to the forest near the hotel and a 1 h gentle climb to the village of Vrbanići, which offers several options to resume your hiking – the trail towards the Pasjak cellar, the Velike pećine and the trail across Meljan.

The most attractive, but also the most difficult, trail goes across the Velike pećine, while the trail through Meljan is easier and the ascent goes through vineyards and along a long ravine.

  • Duration: 04:56 min
  • Total length: 10.9 km
  • Energy spent: 10,425 calories
  • Effort: hard
  • Trail blazing: good

Trakošćan – PD Pusti duh – Ravna gora

Departure from the parking area at the Trakošćan Hotel. From the intersection in Kotarščak, there is an intersection near Pasko’s cellar, where the right trail goes through the hamlet of Paski towards the mountain chalet of Pusti duh, while the left trail continues in a wide path along the contour towards the hamlet of Šveci above Cvetlin. Just behind the hamlet, in the woods on the right side, there is an alpine-clad path that climbs through the rocks to the summit of Velike pećine. There is a sightseeing pyramid at the top.

  • Duration: 01:41 min
  • Total length: 5.8 km
  • Energy spent: 3,576 calories
  • Effort: easy
  • Trail blazing: good

Paragliding at Ravna gora

There are two starting points for paragliders at Ravna gora. The northern start faces Višnjica and is managed by the Kolibri Club. The southern start faces Trakošćan and is managed by the Paragliding Club “Let” from Ivanec.

The northern start operator is Josip Knez (+385-91-763-0686), and the southern start operator is Mario Habek (+385-91-234-2340).

Weekend Courses

The Paragliding Club “Let” organises paragliding weekend courses for interested parties. The courses consist of basic theory, several hours of exercise and flying up to 50 metres in height. This is especially interesting for companies that organize team building meetings.

Tandem Flying

The Club “Let” organises tandem flying or two-person flying for all people who also want to experience paragliding. An experienced pilot manages the glider and the passenger is below the pilot. The tandem paraglider is larger, so it can carry two people.

Quad Safari

A 3 h safari with a guide and a combination of off-road driving and a tour of locations in Hrvatsko Zagorje.


  • Gathering at the Zagorje cellar with a tasting of local liqueurs and brandies
  • A brief introduction to the basics of driving a quad vehicle
  • Ride through the vineyard of the Petrovečki family with organised wine tasting
  • Resumed ride towards the Bedekovčina lakes
  • Upon arrival at the lakes, you can spend your free time enjoying nature and visit the Fisherman’s Lodge
  • Shorter break on the lake with afternoon coffee
  • Return