The start of the journey
Zelenci are definitely gorgeous in all seasons. We are talking about an unforgettable green experience, even in the middle of winter, when they are covered with a gentle whiteness of the snow, but the unique color of the lake comes to the fore even more.
Location of Zelenci and the start
Zelenci are located just behind the village of Podkoren, on the south side of the main road that connects Rateče with Kranjska Gora. Of course, you can go there on foot, by bike or by car. This time we drove by car, but I also visited them on foot and by bike. In this case, there is a beautiful cycling and walking path that leads from Mojstrana to the border with Italy and beyond. Somewhere in the middle between Podkoren and Rateče, the path to Zelenci branches off.
So, we started in front of Jacobs Resort, drove to the main road and were already driving towards Rateče. There are quite a few parking spaces organised on the left side of this road, just find a suitable one so as not to obstruct traffic and park. The path to Zelenci then leads through the forest. It is a nature reserve, where a huge number of plant and animal species have found their peace under the sun.
Emerald green lake
In the extreme western part of the swamp is that most famous emerald green lake. You can walk to it along a special wooden footbridge without harming nature, and then climb to the lookout tower. The colors and views are beautiful. Ponce (mountain) will also be shown to you in the distance.
Until next time, Bini