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Cycling around Mt. Kojca

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Cycling tour above the Baška grapa Valley, past the homestead of the Slovenian author France Bevk and around the broad Mt. Kojca, is the right choice for hot summer days since it is mostly routed through forests.
difficult
Distance 27.9 km
4:35 h
902 m
902 m
822 m
387 m
This cycling tour connects numerous villages and hamlets and takes you around the broad Mt. Kojca, which is less visited than its neighbour Mt. Porezen. Mt. Kojca rises 1,300 m above the valleys of rivers Bača and Idrijca. Secluded farms and steep slopes, which the locals describe as upright planes, give this landscape a special charm.

The tour starts in the village of Hudajužna and continues along the gravel road to the village of Zakojca where the Slovenian author France Bevk was born. From there, it continues along the paved road through beech forests towards the village of Bukovo. You will find it quite obvious where the village got its name from. The tour continues above the village of Orehek and descends through the village of Jesenica to the villages of Orehek and Zakriž. Along the trail you can admire the beautiful meadows that resemble genuine florist shops during the spring.

When you overcome the ascent to the Vrh Ravni Mountain pass, you will only have to descend back to Zakojca and to your starting point in Hudajužna.

Author’s recommendation

You can also take this tour in the opposite direction, however, the steep gravel ascent from Zakojca to the Vrh Ravni Mountain pass is quite uncomfortable for the physically less prepared.
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Ksenija Vogrinc
Update: August 29, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
822 m
Lowest point
387 m
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Track types

Asphalt 79.84%Forested/wild trail 6.01%Unknown 14.13%
Asphalt
22.3 km
Forested/wild trail
1.7 km
Unknown
3.9 km
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Safety information

The trail is entirely safe since it is routed along the more or less busy paved and gravel roads. Less experienced cyclists might find it somewhat difficult to descend from the mountain pass beneath Mt. Kojca to Zakojca since the trail is routed along a quite steep gravel section.

Tips and hints

You can also start this tour in the town of Most na Soči, however, this will prolong the tour for approx. 15 km.

Start

Hudajužna Railway station (390 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.173360, 13.914442
DMS
46°10'24.1"N 13°54'52.0"E
UTM
33T 416205 5113882
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Destination

Zakojca

Turn-by-turn directions

In the village of Hudajužna, start following the sign for the village of Zakojca. When you arrive to a long left bend after a 4-km-long gravel section, continue towards the village of Bukovo instead of Zakojca. When you reach the paved road, continue following the signs towards the villages of Jesenica, Zakriž and Gorje. At the end of Gorje, continue along the more or less ascending gravel road to the Vrh Ravni Moutain pass. From there, you will only have to descend along the gravel road to Zakojca and back to your starting point in Hudajužna.

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Public transport

Train to Hudajužna: Timetable.

Getting there

It is the easiest to reach the starting point by train from the town of Most na Soči or the village of Bohinjska Bistrica. You can reach the starting point by car from the same directions.

Parking

Parking is available at a small parking lot just behind the bridge along the way from Hudajužna to Zakojca.

Coordinates

DD
46.173360, 13.914442
DMS
46°10'24.1"N 13°54'52.0"E
UTM
33T 416205 5113882
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Mountain bike or perhaps trekking bike with well-profiled tires.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
27.9 km
Duration
4:35 h
Ascent
902 m
Descent
902 m
Highest point
822 m
Lowest point
387 m
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