Length: 18 km
Duration: 4 to 6 h
Starting point: Pension Les (inn)
The Brežice Hiking Trail starts in the village of Čatež ob Savi, where you will get the hiking trail logbook and control stamp. The trail first leads you towards the Šentvid Hill (past the Church of St. George and a car park behind the petrol station). Follow the hiking trail signs and, after about 30 minutes, you will arrive at a fork. Go left and ascend to the viewpoint at the Church of St. Vitus. Enjoy the view of Brežice and its surroundings (the Krško-Brežice Field, the hillsides of Orlica and Bohor, the peaks of Hrvatsko Zagorje).
After a short rest and taking in the scenery, go back to the fork, turn left and continue along the forest path, past the first vineyards and along the gravel road to the village of Sobenja Vas. In the middle of the village, a trail sign and an arrow on a concrete retaining wall point towards the southeast, to a signpost for Veliki Cirnik Hill. Follow a well-marked forest track that will take you to the Veliki Cirnik–Mali Cirnik crossroads.
Continue along the forest path, past a hunting pen and to the Veliki Cirnik–Stojdraga fork. On the top (Veliki Cirnik, 621m), you can take a rest on the benches at the “Pri veseli Mici” bivouac, enter your arrival into the registration book and confirm it with the control stamp.
After taking a short rest, descend past a hunter’s lodge to the village of Globočice. Continue through the village of Mrzlava vas to a field and take a path through the woods and descend to the starting point in the valley. The route is marked.