BB University exploring Bela Krajina: A bike ride to Krupa river spring
Summertime is the best time to go on adventures and explore new areas, and that is why our BIG BERRY interns have been very active this summer, going around on different trips all around Slovenia and Croatia! The second adventure of the summer was a very active adventure indeed – we took bicycles and cycled from BIG BERRY to the source of Krupa river!
This adventure started at the BIG BERRY Kolpa River Resort, where we packed some lunch and maps in our backpacks, took bicycles from the resort and started our journey towards the Krupa river spring. First thing we noticed while biking was the amazing view: the winding road, green fields, beautiful colorful houses with flowers on the windows and the gorgeous mountains behind. It was interesting to ride through the small Slovenian towns and to see how the life is in the middle of this beautiful green nature!
After about 30 minutes of cycling, we thought we have arrived, but couldn’t find the walking route to the spring. Again, our trip was saved by a helpful local Slovenian, who asked us if we are lost and guided us to the right direction. Through the narrow walking path surrounded by a forest we finally found our destination: the amazingly green area with gorgeous turquoise water!
For the next hour we were almost completely silent, walking around this magical area and enjoying the amazingly quiet nature around us. The Krupa river spring is like a hidden treasure, a place that is not so easy to find and once you get there, you feel like you are in another world!
On our way back, we decided to still explore some forest roads and interesting-looking buildings on the way, and we really found some great views! We feel that a bicycle ride is the best way to go and visit new places and to truly have an adventure where you can always wander off of the road and explore the hidden places!
Krupa river spring is the perfect place to visit on a sunny summer day, and with a bicycle it is only 30-40 minutes away from the BIG BERRY Kolpa River Resort! It was a great and active adventure for us!