Arriving to geoLjubljana 2022 early? The first event of the mega weekend (GC9QQ9T) is scheduled on Thursday, June 2, from 17.00 to 19.00 in relaxing ambient near the famous Tacen whitewater kayak course. Nearby Šmarna gora hill (Mount Saint Mary) is famous as the most visited mountain in Slovenia, but also for the annual event on the summit and many diverse geocaches. The main grounds, La Bocca pub, has been tested in many events.
What to expect?
Meet the organisers of the mega geocaching weekend for the first time and learn at first hand what is waiting for you. Get geocaching advice and hints from local geocachers. The bravest might have the opportunity to climb a T5 tree using climbing gear. But most of all, you will meet and exchange experiences and trackables with geocachers from near and far. Drinks and food (pizza, burgers, hot dogs and other street food) will be available on location, but you don’t have to order anything to attend.
Where to geocache?
If you are short on time, a few finds are available in the walking distance. The closest cache is waiting just across the bridge over the kayak training course. If you have more time for geocaching, we suggest a hike to the summit of Šmarna gora. The rewards are a letterbox cache and a great view of the entire Ljubljana basin. Choose other geocaching targets from the list.
The area around the event is a paradise for T5 cache lovers. There are several caches in the trees that you can only access using climbing gear on both banks of the Sava river. And a few caches that you can access using a long fishing pole (Biltema).
Rent a kayak in the nearby club and paddle upstream on Sava river towards Medvode. It is 6 km one way with a few easy rapids to pass. Rafting descent from Medvode is available for groups. Special offer for geocachers might be available by the time of the event.
If you arrive by car on the A2 motorway, take the exit Ljubljana-Šmartno (from the North) or Ljubljana-Brod (from the South). There are two small free parking lots close to the event. You can also park at the parking in Tacen for a small fee. If the parking lots are full, you can find parking elsewhere with a little persistence. From the city centre, you can take the bus line #8 and get off at Tacenski most station (see the timetable back to the city). The ride takes around 30 minutes.
Food (wood oven pizza, burgers, hot dogs and other street food) is available in La Bocca pub. For other dining options, there are a traditional Slovenian food restaurant, two pizzerias and a Tuscany style restaurant nearby.