Hikers setting off for the lake Lovrenška jezera, will be naturally awarded for their efforts, as at the end there namely awaits a wonderful lake, one of the most attractive natural sights on Pohorje. Access to the Lovrenška moor from Maribor is possible by going along the Drava valley up to Lovrenc na Pohorju and from there to the lodge Koča na Pesku. For two hours you can stroll over the moor's velvet, soft grass and mosses, and can visit the peat lakes, the habitats of rare plants and try the school for orientation in nature; from here you will also have an outstanding view!
Why such enthusiasm?
Small lakes can be found on the peat moors on Pohorje between Planika (1391m) and Mulejev vrh (1533m) in the upper part of the streams Radoljna, Mislinja and Velka. Depending on the momentary quantity of water, there are between 11 to 22 lakes. The depth of the lakes is up to 1.5 metres, and the biggest of the lakes has a surface area of around 7 square metres. The layer of peat reaches to 290 cm deep. A large part of the area is overgrown with dwarf pines, and there are small wooden footbridges leading to some of the lakes. Among the plants growing around the lakes you can admire the flowers that are characteristic for this region: marsh tea, round-leaved sundew and the rusty-leaved Alpenrose. On the edge of the lakes climb up the viewing tower – you won't be able to easily forget what you see.
Key points of interest along the way:
- Peat moor,
- Lake cave or Jezerc and the
- road Pruharska cesta by the Radoljna gorge.
- Path type: hiking trail
- Distance: 8.5 km
- Altitude difference: 1027 m
- Starting point: Lovrenc na Pohorju
- Duration: 3,5 h
- Difficulty: easy
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