This route takes you away from the town centre, past the three gothic pilgrimage churches, through the enchanting silver birch forest with bracken undergrowth, past the undulating landscape full of vineyards and vineyard cottages, straight to the wine capital Drašiči. On the way back the route meets the Kolpa river in the village Božakovo , which also features two caves. You can quench your thirst at a spring or in one of the many wine cellars along the way.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION and CONFIGURATION OF THE ROUTE
Route: Metlika – Rosalnice – Čurile – Svržaki – Vidošiči – St. Anne’s Church – Plešči Vrh – Krmačina – Drašiči – Božakovo – Želebej – Radoviči – Metlika
- Starting point: TIC Metlika
- Length: 20 km
- Duration: 2,5 hours
- Difficulty: medium
Nearby landmarks: Metlika’s old town core (Metlika Castle, Bela krajina Museum, Slovenian Fire Fighters’ Museum Metlika of dr. Branko Božič, Church of St. Nicholas), Kambič Gallery, pilgrimage site in Rosalnice Tri fare (Three Parishes), Vinomer silver birch forest with bracken undergrowth, Vidošiči (St. Anne’s Church), Communal Vineyard Cottage of Drašiči, hiking trail “Along the trails of the Communal Vineyard Cottage of Drašiči”, Learning Trail Zdenc-Vidovec in Božakovo.