Šentviška gora or Church of St. Vid (386 m) is an extremely popular excursion point for the citizens of the municipality of Brežice and you are invited to read, to find out why.
Not far away from the old town of Brežice to the south, the view stops at a hill with a church called “Šentvid”. Šentvid offers countless paths and trails, so each conquest of it can be different. You can choose the “direct” way to the top and conquer it in a good 25 minutes, or you can choose a more gradual ascent and ring the church bell at the top after a 1 hour and 15 min walk. No matter which path we choose, the markings will always lead us in the right direction to the top, where a view of the entire Krško-Brežice field awaits us. Let’s not forget to mention that we can also choose Čatež’s energy path, where energy vortices accompany us along the way.
In the background of Šentviška gora stretches the slope of Goli Cirnik, whose highest peak is Goli – or more correctly – Veliki Cirnik (621 m). The mountain trail from Šenvid is marked well. We follow the signs from the village of Žejno to Veliki Cirnik. In the gallery, you will see white dots in the photos, which I followed when conquering Veliki Cirnik directly from the village of Žejno, past the village playground through Bambreg. The Brežice mountain trail, which runs across Šentviška gora, also leads to Veliki Cirnik. The website of the local mountaineering association of Brežice describes the course of the trail in more detail.
At the top of Veliki Cirnik, benches with tables are waiting for us at the bivouac “Pri veseli Micki”, where we can calm down and enjoy the nature and views that surround us.
Some basic information for the conquest of Veliki Cirnik from Čatež ob Savi:
- Starting point: Čatež ob Savi
- Difficulty: easy marked path
- Length: 6 km
- Walking time: 2 h 20 min (average pace)
- Recommended time of year to visit: all seasons
The trip is suitable for hiking and family trips, as the trail is also suitable for children.
Author: Sara Gregl