Central Slovenia offers a wealth of opportunities for scenic trips. The entire region is criss-crossed with hiking and biking trails.
Planina at Vrhnika (distance from Urban hotel 30 km): the Planina hill, with its mountain hut and a popular 22-metre-high wooden outlook tower, lies to the west of the small town of Vrhnika, on the edge of the Ljubljana Moors. Its outlook tower offers beautiful views of the hill’s near surroundings and the Alpine peaks in the distance.
Osolnik (distance from Urban hotel 21 km): a 875-metre high hill on the easternmost edge of the Polhov Gradec Dolomites, offers beautiful views of forested hills on one side and the peaks of the Kamnik Alps on the other. The top of the hill is accessible by several routes from the small towns of Medvode and Škofja Loka. Osolnik is topped by a 16th century church of Sts. Hermagoras and Fortunatus, which was originally built in the Romanesque style, but was later rebuilt several times. The church’s interior, which is not open to the public, is decorated with a wooden ceiling and an altar dating back to 1701.
Iški Vintgar (distance from Urban hotel 20 km): is a scenic gorge of the Iška river. The interesting appearance of the gorge and its rapid little river, sandbanks, numerous river pools and steep rocky banks reminiscent, at places, of the walls of a canyon, is due to the powerful mechanisms of tectonic faulting.
Tošč (distance from Urban hotel 30 km): (1021m) is the highest hill in the Polhov Gradec Hill Range. At the top of the hill there are no restaurants, but just a few benches and a chest with a visitor book and stamp. The top of Tošč is accessible by several routes from the directions of the village of Polhov Gradec. Along one of the routes from the direction of Medvode flows a brook which produces five waterfalls on its way down the hill.
Grmada (distance from Urban hotel 11 km): Polhograjska Grmada (899m) is one of the highest peaks in the Polhov Gradec Hill Range. Up to the point where the steep final ascent to its rocky top begins, all the routes to Grmada, leading from the directions of the village of Polhov Gradec and the small town of Medvode, ascend gradually and are relatively undemanding.