The longest Slovenian mountain range, a 120 km long massif whose highest peak is the 2,236 m high Stol. Owing to its strategic position between western and south-eastern Europe, the Karavanke range is full of passes with mountain trails.
These mountains have preserved their original wild environment, and the fine views and stunning gorges are simply enchanting. It is no surprise that the Karavanke range is a veritable magnet for mountain bikers. The extensive network of ideal trails offers limitless combinations of tours between the mountains, on them, around them and in many places actually through them. There are more than 1,000 km of marked or map-indicated cycling tours of varying types and difficulty here. The mountain and forest trails and cart tracks seem custom-made for mountain biking, and you can also take trail bikes around the Karavanke.
MTB cycling trail Trans Karavanke goes from Jezersko to Tromeja. Most of it leads on forest roads on sun-facing slopes of Karavanke mountain range, it only climbs to the ridge and to the border with Austria on its most western point- on Peč/Tromeja. On its 132 km, cut on five stages, it visits Slovenia Mountain Museum in Mojstrana and some popular mountain stops like Valvasor hut under Stol, Hut on Zelenica, Hut on Kofce, but the biggest reward will be magnificent views and enjoying in unspoiled nature. The trail is suitible for well prepared MTB riders, since the daily stages are around 25-35 km, and the biggest hight distance you will overcome in one day is 1650 h.m.
Numbers of the trail:
Lenght: 132km, Total height difference: 5.700m (Jezersko – Tromeja)/ 5.500m (Tromeja- Jezersko)
Foto from Hit Alpinea.