ACROSS FORESTS OF POHORJE AND SUNNY WINE HILLSExtended weekend gravel tour at the green woods and vineyards of north-east Slovenia.
Extended gravel weekend along the green forests and vineyards of northeastern Slovenia. Maribor and Pohorje are well-known destinations for passionate cyclists.
Cycling: Guided bike tour with luggage and bike transfer, 3 stages, 4 days (gravel bike)
BEST DATES: Thursday – Sunday / Monday – Thursday from July to mid October
BICYCLE TYPE: Gravel, E-Bike, MTB
DIFFICULTY: Medium – Difficult
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL AND AFTERNOON DISCOVERY TOUR OF MARIBOR WINE HILLS – NORTH
Maribor is famous for its wine and vineyards, for its ski resorts on the northern slopes of Pohorje. The sunny slopes facing south are also known as an ideal place for great mountain biking rides. We will take a tour and climb some of these hills, later continue across St. Urban, Gaj, Tojzl peak, and finally the highest of them- Žavcar peak. The terrain is not too technical, but much steeper ascents need to be made. From the top you can admire the view of the Drava river valley and the city of Maribor and the Austrian wine roads and hills in the north. Free evening for an individual dinner, visit to some city bars and pubs. Overnight.
TOUR DATA: 50 km, 1250 m in ascent, forest roads, gravel, path.
DAY 2 – GREEN FORESTS OF MOUNT POHORJE – PART ONE
Breakfast. We will prepare the luggage for transport. First we will drive across the town, later we will climb from 350 m to 1050 m to reach the ridge of the Pohorje hill. Pohorje is big. It stretches over 80 km to the west – in the direction of Carinthia. Huge forests cover the entire terrain. There are some open green fields from where you can admire the stunning scenery. We will drive along the ridge of the mountain, along forest roads to an altitude of 1500 meters and to our final point – the Rogla ski resort. Accommodation in a hotel, free time to relax and enjoy the silence of nature. Individual dinner, overnight.
TOUR DATA: 50 km, 1700 m in vertical ascent, forest roads, gravel, path.
DAY 3 – GREEN FORESTS OF MOUNT POHORJE – PART TWO
After breakfast we continue driving west with many descents and ascents and stop at the Pesnik mountain hut. Climb the ridge and some more technical terrain before we reach the resort of Kope. From there follows a long descent, into the valley of the river Drava and the small village of Muta, near the hill Kozjak, which rises above the Austrian border. Free time to relax and taste high quality Slovenian food. Late afternoon transport to Maribor. Free time in the city, overnight.
TOUR DATA: 50 km, 800 m in vertical ascent, forest road, gravel, paved, path.
DAY 4 – FAREWELL FROM MARIBOR AND STYRIA
Breakfast and the end of the tour or some free time before your organized transport to the departing airport.
PRICE AND SERVICES
- accommodation in a hotel *** in Maribor on the basis of 2 x bed and breakfast, double room
- accommodation in a hotel *** at Rogla Resort in a double room on the basis of 1 x bed and breakfast, double room
- escort and guided tour, baggage transfer on day 2
- organized transport of bicycles and passengers to Maribor on the 3rd day
- a small gift for cyclists
- organization costs
- tourist taxes
- accident insurance for the tour
- surcharge for single room
- drinks and personal expenses
- bicycle spare parts and servicing
Organization of transport of guests to the airport: For foreign participants – cyclists we can arrange the transport of passengers and bicycles to the airports of Graz, Zagreb, Trieste, Klagenfurt and Ljubljana. Transportation costs are on request.
- on request
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
- min. 6
- max.: 12
WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN US?
Send us your wishes, desired date of travel, number of participants, difficulty, preferences … and we will prepare a tour tailored to your wishes and needs.
You will spend some exceptional days with us, expirience beautiful parts of our country.
We will make your vacation unforgettable 🙂