Cerklje Na Gorenjskem (Cerklje), Slovenia, is a municipality in Gorenjska, Upper Carniola, in the northern part of Slovenia. The region is delimited by Austria to the north and east and the landscape is characterised by the mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps. The municipality is surrounded by the Kamnisko-Savinjske Alps in the north. Around seven thousand people live in the municipality, which covers an area of approximately eighty square kilometres. The majority of the population lives in the flat southern part of Cerklje na Gorenjskem.
The whole region is very attractive for outdoor enthusiasts. Sports such as biking, hiking, and paragliding are available. Thanks to the dramatic backdrop, sportsmen enjoy a very picturesque landscape. If you like winter sports and you decide to visit the area in winter, do not miss Krvavec. The slopes of Krvavec are easy to access and it is easy to get there starting from Ljubljana. The untouched nature, the beautiful panorama, and the delicious local food are very attractive for national and international tourists.
In summer, Krvavec is very suitable for hikters, too. Kriška Mountain is situated between Veliki Zvoh and Košutna. The view on the unspoilt nature, the wildlife, and the easy trail make the region particularly interesting for people who want to relax in the mountains. The castle Strmol was first mentioned in the thirteenth century. Even if it is not the classical castle with massive walls and big watchtowers, Strmol is considered to be one of the best-preserved castles in Slovenia. Therefore it is definitely worthwhile to visit.
Since the municipality Cerklje na Gorenjskem is sparsely populated, the accommodation offering is a bit limited. Cerklje Na Gorenjskem (Cerklje), Slovenia hostels, hotels, and guesthouses are available, but you need to book in advance; especially in the summer holiday period, you have to be quick to get enough beds in the Cerklje Na Gorenjskem (Cerklje), Slovenia hostel or hotels of good quality. If you cannot find a place to stay, there are more hostels in the villages of Kranj and Kamnik nearby.
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