500 Stairs of Horvat Hiking Tour


If you feel in shape you can join us on this whole day explore of NP Medvednica and its famous 500 stairs of Horvat. Enjoy and discover many natural spots deep in the forest of NP Medvednica

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided Tours
  • Activity Level Challenging
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the 500 Stairs of Horvat Hiking Tour.

Back in the 1950. there were many admirers of mountain Medvednica and one of those admirers was journalist, photographer and mountaineer Vladimir Horvat (1891-1962). Singlehanded he managed to build 500 stairs in steep and inaccessible part on north face of mountain Medvednica. Through the whole place he discovered many small caves, chasms and nice viewpoints. At the bottom of the stairs near the small creek he also arranged resting spot called “Srnec” with benches and tables for hikers and lovers of nature. The length of the tour is around 20km. During the tour we will make 2 ascents and 2 descents that makes tour more challenging. 1st ascent is from starting point to the mountain hut “Hunjka” and 2nd ascent is from “Srnec” resting point to Sljeme (1035m). 1st descent is from mountain hut “Hunjka” over 500 stairs of Horvat to “Srnec” resting point and 2nd descent is from Sljeme (1035m) to the starting point. Total tour time is around 10h.


  • Package is sold per person
  • Minimum number of participants per tour is 2 persons
  • In case of bad weather conditions, the organizer reserve the right to change the time and/or itinerary of the trip
  • Recommended: water, proper hiking shoes, light rain jacket
  • The tour is paid in the local currency
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • experienced hiking guide
  • fresh air
  • astounding views
  • minimum stress
  • nature
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • lunch
  • water
  • snack
  1. 500 Stairs of Horvat available every day

    Meeting point: Gračani parking lot on tram #15 last station

    Meeting time: 7:50h (10 min before the tour)

    • 08:00h – start of the hiking tour
    • 08:00h – 10.00h – ascent towards mountain hut “Hunjka”
    • 10:00h – 10:15h – short stop for refreshment
    • 10:15h – 11.30 – descent towards 500 stairs of Horvat, sightseeing
    • 11.30 – 12.00h – stop at “Srnec” resting point
    • 12.00h – 13.30h – ascent to Sljeme (1035m) highest peak of Medvednica,
    • 13.30 – 14.30 – lunch brake
    • 14.30h – 16.30h – descent back to starting point