Mount Medvednica that embraces the Croatian capital city Zagreb is a unique example of preserved nature at the doorstep of a large city. The name Medvednica could be translated as „bear mountain“ (medvjed means bear in Croatian) – no worries, you won’t come accross a bear but they did inhabit the area hundreds of years ago.
Medvednica is a favourite hiking, mountain biking and skiing destination for the citizens of Zagreb and its visitors, proclaimed nature park to protect its rich and diverse living world. Its highest peak Sljeme (1033 m or 3389 ft) that offers amazing views over the hilly region of Zagorje is one of the most popular parts of the park. Apart from beautiful nature and activities that will satisfy small and big outdoor enthousiasts, gastronomy is an important reason why people come here and enjoy cheese or apple strudel, bean soup or other specialties.
We don’t organise skiing here so we won’t have a special presentation of that activity, but if you decide to come to Zagreb in the winter time know that you can rent equipment at the mountain top and enjoy some short but sweet skiing trails. We can organise transport to the mountain top if you need. You can also come to watch the Snow Queen Trophy, ladies’ World Cup slalom race that’s being held here every January since 2005.