kolesarjenje

Slovenj Gradec, with its dense network of less busy roads, forest roads and bicycle paths, offers numerous possibilities for biking, especially mountain biking, and unforgettable and pleasant experience.


In Slovenj Gradec and nearby, there are the following popular bicycle paths:

KOLESARSKA POT PO MISLINJSKI DOLINI

ŠTREKNA - BIKING TRAIL THROUGH MISLINJA VALLEY

Basic information about the trail:

Name: Through Mislinja Valley 
Distance: 32 km
Difficulty: easy
Elevation: 206 m
Duration: 2 hours (moderate pace, no stops)

 

 

The sights along the trail:

Čas’s hayrack is unique in the Slovenian and broader European area. It is made completely of wood and there are supposed to be only three hayracks of this type in the world.

The Church of St. Andrew was built in the Gothic style on an ideal location.

St. Leonard in Mislinja lies at the crossroads of Pohorje and the Karavanke Alps and it is a ridgeline between the rivers Drava and Sava.

An abandoned railway and a ride through the tunnels.

A 24 kilometres long and attractive biking trail on an abandoned route of a former railway between Otiški vrh and Zgornji Dolič, which is, in the near future, going to connect Koroška (Carinthia) with Velenje, through gorge Huda luknja. The trail is also going to be connected to the Austrian bicycle network.

The asphalt trail runs as separate biking trail and is suitable for children and elderly due to its safety. Along the trail, there are more stops and attractive objects, such as former railway bridge in Slovenj Gradec as well as two former railway tunnels in Mislinja and Gornji Dolič.

 


POHORSKA KOLESARSKA TRANSVERZALA

POHORJE BIKING TRANSVERZAL

For the lovers of non-asphalt roads, there is a 75 kilometres long diverse biking trail path which runs through the forest of Pohorje and connects its eastern part that lies in Maribor with its western part that lies in Koroška (Carinthia). The trail is marked in both directions (with PT sign) from Bolfenk in the east to Kremžarjev vrh in the west and it is connected with numerous local biking paths and forest roads, which lead to all major centres around Pohorje. The pleasant temperatures and the freshness of mountain air guarantee pleasure. Besides dense network of forest roads and cart tracks, Pohorje hides numerous bogs and plains, creeks with waterfalls and other natural beauties.

 

OKOLI URŠLJE GORE

THE TRAIL AROUND MOUNTAIN URŠLJA GORA

Mountain biking trail runs along local and forest macadam roads, connecting the hamlets and farms that lie around Mountain Uršlja gora. The road leads through the shadows of forests, past the sightseeing points, tourist farms, alpine cabins, solitary farms and provincial hamlets. There is also a shorter trail you can take, which runs along a forest cart track.

The starting point of the trail is at Ivarčko jezero Lake, the popular tourist recreational centre near Ravne na Koroškem. The longest trail is 40 kilometres long and is marked with metallic signs with a green symbol of a cyclist. The shorter trail is not marked, except of the part that belongs to the longest trail..



PAVJA TURA

PEACOCK TRAIL

Basic information about the trail:

Name: Peacock trail
Distance: 22.5 km
Diffculty: moderate
Elevation: 500 m
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes (moderate pace, no stops)
Orientation demanding
Suitable only for mountain bikes 

 

The trail starts in Slovenj Gradec and after 23 kilometres it ends at the starting point. The trail is diverse, attractive and suitable for experienced cyclists. The trail runs partly on cart tracks and forest paths, therefore, the equipment and mountain bike are necessary.



ŠISERNIKOVA POT

ŠISERNIK'S TRAIL

Basic information about the trail:

Name: Šisernik's trail
Distance: 33 km
Difficulty: difficult
Elevation: 850 m
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (moderate fast pace, no stops)
Orientation and physically demanding 
Suitable only for mountain bikes

 

The starting point of the trail is in Slovenj Gradcu and after 33 kilometres the trail ends at the starting point. The trail is diverse, attractive and suitable for experienced and physically fit cyclists. It runs partly on cart tracks and forest paths, therefore, the equipment and mountain bike are necessary.



SUHI DOL

SUHI DOL

Basic information about the trail:

Name: Suhi dol
Distance: 19.2 km
Difficulty: easy
Elevation: 260 m
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes (moderate pace, no stops)

 

 

The sights along the trail:

Slovenj Gradec, the Peace Messenger city since 1989.

Podgorje or Podgorca, 4 kilometres from Slovenj Gradec, a beautiful, farming village, first mentioned in 1394.

Suhi dol, a valley that stretches alongside the river Suhodolnica to the inn Balek.

 

 


KROŽNA TURA

CIRCLE TRAIL

Basic information about the trail:

Name: Circle trail
Distance: 25 km
Difficulty: easy
Elevation: 201 m
Duration: 2 hours (moderate pace, no stops)

 The starting point is in Slovenj Gradec and after 25 kilometres it ends at the starting point. The path is diverse, attractive and suitable for all types of cyclists.

The sights along the trail:

The farming village Podgorje. There you can visit the oldest turbine in Slovenia, built already 100 years ago and back then it supplied nine households with electricity.

Šmiklavž, the crossroad of picturesque valleys, formed by the streams Janina, Burčnica, Kolarnica and Stihovec.

Dobrajska vas lies at the edge of Mislinjska dobrava forest.

Turiška vas is the only village in Mislinja valley that does not have a church.

Marovšek’s double hayrack.

Tomaška vas is a picturesque village, where you can visit the Church of St. Thomas, and it lies 500 metres from Turiška vas. In the direct closeness there is Herčeva saw and mill as well as Černivnik’s double and single hayrack.

Šmartno pri Slovenj Gradcu is the centre of this part of Mislinja valley and there you can visit a very beautiful church, the Church of St. Martin.

The Church of St. George, at Legen, is also an interesting point. The local people found significant archeological finds next to this church in 1993, which are now exhibited underneath a glass floor in the church. The foundation of the church with apse is an unique find in Slovenia.

There is also the inn Plesnik, a tourist farm, with an excellent choice of home cooking.

 



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