Beneath its surface lies an extraordinary wealth of ores and minerals. Get to know them when visiting the Sitarjevec mine, which is the richest in Slovenia in terms of minerals.


Start the cycling trip in the old town of Litija. In the nearby City Museum of Litija, enter the virtual world and connect with the mining, shipping and other heritage of these places. A guide will help you find a great starting point for joint exploration.

Only a short ascent separates you from the Sitarjevec mine Litija. It is the biggest attraction of Litija’s underground, with over 60 types of colourful minerals and the fastest growing stalactites in the world. Listen to the stories of hard work and the brave hearts of former miners, who were often exposed to accidents.

The path will then lead you towards the mighty Neo-Gothic church of St. Martin in Šmartno pri Litiji, where, according to the legend, a terrible accident happened to the miners from Sitarjevec, from which they managed to escape on St. Martin’s name day. In gratitude, they built him a church.

Continue your journey by visiting the Sava River Pebbles Permanent Collection which you can peruse in Breg pri Litiji. The exhibition tells a story as old as time, with more than 300 pebbles from the Sava River on display.

Spend the rest of your time at the Paternoster homestead and try their house delicacies, which you can also buy and take home.

When to visit: 
Spring – Fall
Length of the tour: 13 km
Distance from Ljubljana: 40 km
Starting point: train station in Litija (N 46°05’80”,E 14°82’27”) or by prior agreement
Number or participants: at least 2
Duration: 7 hours
Foreign language: English

How to reach us: By car or train, on which you can load your bike (departure from Ljubljana at 10:55, arrival in Litija and reception by the local guide at 11:25, return train from Litija at 17:36).

Reccomendations: The cycling tour is not demanding; the complete route is 13 km long. We recommend cycling gear and warm, appropriate clothes and footwear for visiting the mine (10°C, 100 % dampness).

Along the way, visit:

In the vicinity, visit:

Price per person: 118,00 EUR (2-4 persons), 73,00 EUR (5-8 persons), 49,00 EUR (9-20 persons)

The price includes: guidance and the organization of the programme, the entrance fees of the City Museum of Litija, Sitarjevec mine and the Sava River Pebbles Permanent Collection and lunch at the Paternoster homestead.

Optional surcharge for rent a bike in Litija: 40.00 EUR for an electric bike, 40.00 EUR for a classic bike

Information: TIC Litija, Valvazorjev trg 10, 1270 Litija, E:, T: +386 59 940 503, M: +386 70 700 484, FB: Visit Litija