Climbing (Mišja peč, Osp)

Hostel Ociski Raj is located in the heart of climbing areas. From hostel to world-famous crag Osp and Mišja Peč is only 11 km, to Črni Kal 7 km. Also climbing areas like Risnik (Divača), Val Rosandra/Glinščica regional park (Italy) and climbing area Napoleonica (Italy) are really close.

Why is climbing on the karst edge so special?

  • Difficulties from 3 up to 9a
  • Challenge for top climbers
  • Around 750 routes
  • Climbing from september - may
  • Climbing in the rain (overhanging central part in Mišja peč)
  • Well equipped and nicely maintained routes
  • Solid limestone
  • Full of various tufa structures
  • All the routes have an anchor with a carabiner
  • Mediterranean climate
  • Unforgettable experience
The best webpage about climbing in Istria: 

Climbing topo Osp and Mišja Peč + Črni Kal 

                                                            Osp climbing area

                                                       Crag Mišja Peč, Osp



                                                        Climbing area Mišja peč, Osp







 The Škocjan caves (Arhiv PŠJ)                                             

10 minute drive from the hostel Ociski Raj you will find the breath taking Škocjan Caves Park. The Škocjan Caves have been on the UNESCO natural and cultural world heritage list since 1986. It is one of 21 different places on our planet, which are listed in UNESCO, Ramsar and MAB (Man & the Biosphere) and ranked as one of the most important caves in the world.
The Škocjan Caves system is made of numerous caves and passages, natural bridges, and sinkholes. It was created by the Reka River. The canyon, with its impressive stalactites, stalagmites, limestone pools and flow stones that look like snow drifts, is known as one of the biggest underground canyon in the world. The branched cave system is 6.2 km long, the lowest point of the tourist path is 170 m underground. 
Tourists would describe it as a scene from Lord of The Rings. There are daily tours in the Škocjan Caves – through the Silent Cave (Tiha jama) and Murmuring Cave (Šumeča jama). Since 2011 it is possible to visit Mahorčičeva and Mariničeva Cave. This part of Škocjan Caves is only 300 m long but closest to the Reka River. Famous sinkhole, which you can see when Reka River flows about fifty kilometres on the surface and then sinks into the karst, is just one of the many attractions during the visit of the Mahorčičeva and Marinčeva Cave.

Postojna cave

Postojna cave (35 km from us) Postojna Cave is the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world's largest karst monuments. The caves were created by Pivka River. The Postojna Cave offers a unique and advanturous ride with a special train, which will tahe you into the cave, under spectacular underground arches, which are embellished with chandellier look-alike stalactites, through a beautiful subterranean world full of playful limestone sculptures.

The Divača Cave (15km from Ocizla)

The Divača cave lies near The Divača-Lokev Road and is approximately one kilometer distant from Divača. The walkway in the cave is well-maintained and illuminated and thus suitable for visitors of all ages. It is approximately 500m long.


Vilenica Cave (18km from Ocizla)


Dimnice cave

People from the surroundings used to believe that the the smoke from the cave was the result of the devil smoke – drying meat. The Dimnice cave in Slivje (15km from Ocizla) became open for tourists in 1905. You can visit the cave every Sunday at 15:30. By prior announcement you can arrange a tracking in the cave.

In the nearness are a lot of not show caves. 

Horse riding


The Lipica Stud Farm (16,5km from Ocizla) is the cradle of all Lipizzaner horses in the world. Nowadays it is one of the most beautiful cultural and historical monuments of the Republic of Slovenia, its rich history reaching back to the year of 1580.


Hiking and Biking

Glinščica regional park/Val Rosandra (Italy)

In the centuries of continuous erosion the current of Glinščica created a picturesque canyon valley, which is interesting in many ways. It is marked by a rich flora and fauna, numerous karst features, geological specialties and a rich history of linking between the man and the valley. There are a lot of walking (Via Alpina, The trail of friendship Beka-Botač) and biking trails (The recreational trail on the ex trailway line Kozina - Trieste)  




You can go on Slavnik (1028) on foot or by mountain bike. Slavnik is a botanical reserve with a view point. 


The hostel is a perfect starting point for different trips on foot, by bike or with horse.

In Ocizla you can take the Tigr memorial circular trail. You can start the trail in the center of Ocizla by the information board, just 500m from the hostel. On the trail where you get to know the natural remarkableness of Ocizla and Beka, you are guided by yellow signs.

The hostel can be a great starting point to visit the Socerb castle; it can be visited on foot or by bike.



Strmec castle and Sveta jama (Holy cave) in Socerb. 

In Socerb you can visit (by prior announcement) the only underground church in Slovenia - Sveta jama (Holy cave). The legend says that the cave was home to a Christian saint st. Socerb.


The view from Socerb on Triest

The church of the Holy Trinity in Hrastovlje

In Hrastovlje (16km from Ocizla) you can visit the world famous roman church from the end of the 15th century, which is most known for the frescos of John from Kastvo, that belong to the very top of our medieval mural painting. The most famous is The dance of death which shows that we are all alike before death.



Štanjel - the jewel of the Karst region

Štanjel is a medievale village with secret streets, small squares, houses built in stone, church from 17th century, Karst house, Ferrari's garden, castle from 17th century and much more.    



Coastal cities

Triest (Italy)

The shortest way to the center is 20km long.



23 km to the main square in Koper  - Titov trg. On the central square of Koper is possible to visit a number of interesting cultural monuments: The Praetorian Palace - the greatest palace of Koper, The City Tower -it serves today as a panoramic site, Foresteria and Armeria, Cafeteria Loggia- one of the oldest cafeteria in our country and Church of St. Mary’s Assumption – the Cathedral.,


Izola (28km from hostel)!.htm?_ctg_kraji=2783&lng=2

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Piran (35km from hostel)

Piran (Italian: Pirano) is a town in southwestern Slovenia on the Gulf of Piran on the Adriatic Sea. It is one of the three major towns of Slovenian Istria. The town has much medieval architecture, with narrow streets and compact houses. Piran is one of Slovenia's major tourist attractions.

Portorož (36km from hostel)


Sečovlje salina (Sečoveljske soline)



Istria Slovenia






Nearby climbing crags Osp, Mišja peč, Črni Kal;

Škocjan caves, Postojna cave;

cityes Trieste, Ankaran, Koper, Izola, Kozina, Hrastovlje, Piran +38640874745




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