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    Long-distance cycling trails

    Long-distance trails cross this country from north to south, from east to west. Criss-cross Slovenia on your bicycle.

    What’s more beautiful than touring a country by bicycle and riding on one of its long-distance trails?  There are quite a few of them. In the northeastern part of Slovenia with plains and gentle hills, you can find the Bicycle Trail Along the Mura and one of the most beautiful cycling trails – Drava Cycling Trail. Along the coast, there’s an interesting cycling trail called Parenzana – the Route of Health and Friendship. One of the most popular cycling trails is in Alpine Slovenia, it takes you from Rateče, past Kranjska Gora, to Mojstrana. Something for everyone!

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    Rateče – Kranjska Gora - Jesenice
    Dravska kolesarska pot
    Parenzana

    Trail along the River Mura

    The riverside cycling trail along the River Mura begins in Austria, where the river’s source is. You’ll hop on your bike in the Hohe Tauern National Park. The trail then follows the River Mura past Graz and crosses into Slovenia towards the Pomurje region. It ends in Croatia, where the River Mura flows into the River Drava. The natural beauty and the easygoing atmosphere which can be felt in Pomurje are quite convincing for many cycling fans who decide to embark on this journey. The proverbial hospitality of its people and local cuisine and wines produced in the surrounding gentle hills certainly only contribute to its popularity.

    Rateče – Kranjska Gora - Jesenice

    If you’d like to enjoy easy cycling in an idyllic Alpine landscape, this long-distance trail is ideal for you. It will take you from Rateče, through Kranjska Gora, past Gozd Martuljek, to the Alpine village of Mojstrana. The picturesque trail takes you across many bridges, on an abandoned railway, and it’s almost completely separated from motor vehicle traffic. On this easy trail, you’ll find rest stops and many places to grab a bite, so it’s very popular with families with small children.

    Drava Cycling Route

    The Drava Cycling Trail is a part of an international trail that begins at the source of the River Drava in Italy, continues through Austria, Slovenia, and ends in Croatia. It follows the river along its entire 710 km length until it flows into the Danube. The length of the Slovenian part of the Drava Cycling Trail is 129 km. It mostly runs on less busy local roads, but partly also on dedicated cycling trails and paths. Its suitable for well-prepared recreational cyclists, as an ascent between Podvelka and Lovrenc na Pohorju must be conquered. The use of trekking or mountain bikes is recommended.

    Parenzana

    The famous Parenzana coastal trail, also known as the Route of Health and Friendship, runs on the former narrow-gauge railway line between the Italian city of Trieste and Poreč in Croatia. It was once used to transport agricultural produce, which grows well in fertile Istria. The length of the entire route is 130 km and an elevation difference of 1080 m is covered. The Slovenian part of the trail runs along the coast, takes a turn among vineyards, and partly runs through abandoned tunnels. It’s not difficult, so it’s ideal for a family trip or spending time together while relaxing on a bicycle, or you can even visit it on foot. The mild sub-Mediterranean climate typical for the Slovenian coast enables cycling in all seasons.

    A bike ride across the Brda Hills