Trans Slovenia TRANS SLOVENIA 03
This tour follows the border with Austria and connects east with the west of Slovenia across different scenic mountain massifs and through beautiful alpine valleys. The path begins in the second largest Slovenian city of Maribor and finishes in Kranjska Gora, a beautiful alpine village at the foot of Julian Alps. It offers an abundance of various trails through many different landscapes, a lot of breathtaking sights and different experiences, including bike trail parks at almost every stage.
Magic spruce forests trail across Pohorje leads past the natural reserve of Črno jezero (Black Lake), over the picturesque grassy reef to the valley of Carinthia and through the biggest town in the region, Slovenj Gradec, to the tracks of the Single Trail Park Jamnica. Before the ascend to Raduha, a mountain in the eastern Kamnik Savinja Alps, an alternative section of the tour is following the underground trail along the abandoned mine tunnels. Panoramic road from Raduha above the famous Logarska Valley offers impressive views over the mighty walls of the Kamnik Savinja Alps. Breathtaking mountain scenery surrounds also a brief but steep descend into Austria and ascend back to the next mountain border pass to reach a high glacier valley of Jezersko. From here the steep border line leads into the heart of the Karavanke Mountains. The path includes steep macadam climbs, connecting trails and mountain pastures below Slovenia’s longest mountain ridge, Košuta.
After a thorough exploration of Karavanke trails and among many beautiful sights a wonderful view at Bled Lake opens, just to make the last kilometers to the lake even easier. The last part of the tour leads through the picturesque Radovna Valley to the Kranjska gora.