The Lintver Trail
In fairy tales, one observes the search for answers to questions that our ancestors were unable to answer rationally or were simply too profound to even conceive, thus giving rise to other explanations. At the Rodik Mythical Park, you can learn about some of them at individual points along the trails and then embrace them with your imagination.
Your guided mythical journey begins at the Visitor Centre. The “Mythical and Other Realities” interactive exhibition lets you see the world through a range of perspectives: mythical, religious, scientific, pseudoscientific and artistic. Together, we seek answers to several questions: Who are we? Where are we? Where are we going?
Our guidance is adjusted to the age and interests of visitors.
Then allow your curiosity to take you on one of the two marked trails – the Lintver Trail or the Baba Trail.
The basic Lintver Trail is 6.5 km long and takes about 2.5 hours to walk. In 2021, it was ranked second in the best thematic trail competition run by the Slovenian Tourist Board.
It leads through a forest in the Brkini region and goes past five points of interest. The first one is “Na Jezeru” – where Lintver, the main character encountered along the trail, once lived. After the slightly steeper start to the trail, you reach “Ajdovščina” (804 m above sea level) which is where the Ajdi giants used to dwell and is today the best-preserved archaeological site in Slovenia. The circular trail descends to the points of “Njivice”, “Kobilja glava” and “Robida”, before leading back to the village.
By adding two more points, “Križen drev” and “Pod Lisičino”, the trail can be extended by 3 km.
Fragments of the mythical tradition are each connected with a particular point along the trail and are marked with artistic stone markers and sculptures. Stories are delivered by means of an audio-visual guide or await you in a letterbox located at each point. By prior arrangement, you can also explore the trail in the company of an experienced guide.
You are welcome to experience & revive the mythical landscape.
1 May–31 August: 8.00–17.00
1–30 September: 9.00–17.00
1 October–30 April: Mon–Fri 9.00–15.00
Prior reservation is required for groups.