This is a circular route taking you to Croatia's most western 1,000 m high mountian, leading along mountainous landscapes with wide vistas. It is especially suitable for families with children wishing to spend a day out. The symbol (x) stands for crossroads of mountain trails. The abbreviation PP is short for mountain trail whereas the abbreviation IPP denotes Istrian mountain trail. If you are planning to go on this hike, we recommend you to use the 1:25000 hiking map of Ćićarija issued by HGSS in 2015.
The trails start at the (x) PP just outside the former school, now only a sad ruinous building. The trail follows PP 190, also known as the Peony Path in the direction of Gomila (eastwards). At the (x) PP above Klenovšćak the trail turns left. Another left turn awaits you at the (x) PP just before Trstenik. The trail further leads you along PP 106-IPP, which crosses the 5011 road and continues along very rough gravel road. You'll be making two shortcuts across a serpentine road (mind the two open manholes left of the trail!) and climbing up a grassy slope to the 1014 meters high peak of Žbevnica (box, log book, stamp). At the top of Žbevnica the trail turns left onto PP 105-IPP, passing by the mountain hut Žbevnica and the eastern edge of the village of Brest (water!). You'll be making a few more shortcuts across the serpentine road. The trail continues through the forest and descends back into Slum.
The mountain hut Žbevnica is currently closed because it is undergoing reconstruction. Next to the bocce court in Brest you will find a public water tap, and in Slum you can have a refreshment in the coffee bar Autoservis Posedel.
Until Croatia becomes part of the Schengen Area, it is not allowed to cross the border along PP 114 running in the direction of Golič (Sakoman's Path) without a special approval of the border police.