1. Šija hut and Mountain home on Kofce (Tržič)
The Šija scouts hut
The Šija scouts hut is located in the Košuta mountain, or more accurately at a mountain pasture below Košuta. It functions as a starting point for approaches to the surrounding peaks (Veliki vrh, Kofce mountain, Malo Kladivo, Kladivo, or crossing Košuta to Košutnikov Tower) or a delightful stopping point to have a rest and eat some food while exploring the mountain pastures around it. The ones that do persist to visit it, return home with satisfied stomachs and smiling faces. They serve local dishes, from one-pot meals (jota, goulash), farm dishes (sausage, sauerkraut, buckwheat porridge, various kinds of dumplings), desserts (strudels, štrukelj, buckwheat omelet with berries, nuts…etc), seasonal dishes (sour milk), all the way to skillet-cooked dishes for a group of people (but normally has to be ordered in advance).
The mountain home on Kofce
The mountain home of Kofce is located on the scenic plateau of mountain Kofce (1488m), which lies on the southern slopes of the western part of Košuta. It is really lively on the mountain in the summer, as the surrounding farmers bring the grazing animals on the mountain for summer pasture. At mountain home on Kofce you can fill your stomachs with homemade Slovenian stews, such as jota, ričet, pasulj, veal or chicken stew, mushroom soup with buckwheat porridge, Tržiška bržola and other dishes on a spoon. However, they are best known for its dessert called “Štruklji”. They make various kinds, from sweet to sour. You can treat yourself to a Kofce tris made of blueberry, cheese, and chocolate dumplings, or try something bolder, such as a chocolate dumpling with banana or dark chocolate and raspberry dumplings.
However, there are only two ways to get to Šija hut or the mountain home on Kofce, by bike, or a hike. There is an option to visit these two places with our bike tour Tržič, where (with our connections), we pre-organize truly the best Slovenian food.