With its established dense network of little used roads and forest roads, and its increasing network of cycling paths and trails, the Koroška region offers limitless combinations of tours between mountains, up to the peaks, around or even through them, and an experience of the unique landscape between the Alps and the River Drava.
NAMIGI ZA PRENOČITEV:
PECA MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK
The Karavanke Geopark (UNESCO) is home to a cross-border mountain bike park straddling Slovenia and Austria, which offers:
• A network of more than 1,000 km of marked or guidebook-described forest roads and cart tracks suitable for forest and mountain biking;
• Cycling underground in Peca, a unique experience of cycling through abandoned mine shafts;
• Cycling along the trails of the Jamnica Single Trail Park (www.mtbpark.com): enjoying a ride along the trails in the area of the specialist cycling hotel;
• Flow Trail Peca: ascent to the mountain by cable car or unpaved forest road and descent down a 12 km flow trail.
DRAVA CYCLING TRAIL
Drava Cycling Trail is regarded as one of the finest cycling trails in Europe in terms of natural beauty and cultural diversity. The trail leads from the source of the River Drava at Toblach/ Dobbiaco in Italy, via Austria into Slovenia, through Dravograd, Maribor and Ptuj, and all the way to the Slovenia-Croatia border at Ormož. The trail in the Slovenian section runs for the most part along less used local roads and to a smaller extent along maintained cycling trails and paths. Owing to the different types of road base and the tough climb between Podvelka and Lovrenc on Pohorje, the Koroška section of the trail is better suited to more experienced cyclists.
CYCLING TRAIL AROUND MISLINJSKA DOLINA
An appealing 23 km cycling trail along the abandoned route of the former railway, which soon, with its continuation through the delightful gorge of Huda Luknja will link Koroška with Velenje.
POHORJE CYCLING TRANSVERSAL
A 73 km mountain biking route along unpaved roads in the enchanting forests of Pohorje, linking the eastern part of Pohorje above Maribor with theKoroška section above the Slovenj Gradec basin.
CYCLING TOURS AND TRAILS
Total length more than 1,000 km
Number of all tours 20
Marked trails 14
Lowest and highest points 320–1400 m above sea level