tip Travel magazine Croatia 027 (English edition) 05/2020 - 04/2021

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Watch a short film on Žumberak here:

In idyllic Žumberak Feel the adrenaline, freedom, and peace in the idyllic paradise near Zagreb still undiscovered by tourists and head to Žumberak. Text: Željka Kunštek ◆ Photos: Zagreb County Tourist Board

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o you wish you could have a weekend getaway near the city, but still far away from the hustle and bustle? In peace, quiet, and greenery, but still close enough to everything the city offers? With pleasant accommodations and delicious food, but at an acceptable price? In idyllic nature, yet in surroundings that also offer cultural experiences? Where you can choose between many activities, yet not make a mistake in choosing? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it's time to go to Žumberak. The mountain range west of Zagreb is part of the area that surrounds Zagreb, which is, not without reason, called Zagreb's Green Ring.

Sopote waterfall; 2 Exploring Žumberak by bike.

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tipTravelMagazine May 2020 - April 2021

By bike, on foot, in the air... The best medicine for fatigue and stress is going out into nature, and it's a jackpot if you manage to do it in idyllic surroundings with a small chance of meeting large groups of loud tourists. Žumberak is one of the rare green oases that has managed to preserve peace, natural beauty, biodiversity, authenticity, and a mix of unique experiences, and its success in doing so received confirmation in 1999, when the area of Žumberak and Samoborsko gorje were named a nature park. The hills of Žumberak are perfect for exploring, and curious explorers have 347 km of marked hiking trails at their »