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Bike Riding recommended route Stage 2

JULIANA BIKE - stage 2: Goreljek–Kranjska Gora

Bike Riding · Julian Alps
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From Pokljuka in the valleys of Radovna, Krma, Vrata and upstream the Sava River to Kranjska Gora
moderate
Distance 67.7 km
6:10 h
1,089 m
1,524 m
1,522 m
649 m
Descend from the embrace of the mighty spruce forests of the Pokljuka to the valleys of Radovna and Krma. Stop and listen to the stories from the past at the Pocar Homestead and at the Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana, which will take you to the world of the mountains.

Author’s recommendation

The trail is marked with blue signposts and markers indicating a mountain biking loop. We recommend using the Triglav Map, issued by Planinska Zveza Slovenije (Alpine Association of Slovenia).
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Author
Julijske Alpe
Update: July 22, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,522 m
Lowest point
649 m
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Rest Stop

Jakob Aljaž’s Monument
Pocar homestead
The Slovenian Alpine Museum
The Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Alpine Village

Safety information

Pokljuka is full of forest paths; therefore, it is recommended to carefully follow the Slovenian Mountain Biking Trail signs.

 

Warning: On the Planina Klek–Stresena dolina–Radovna section, cycling is prohibited from 1 March to 1 July. Cycling in this period can negatively impact the reproductive cycle of the western capercaillie and black grouse. Please consider this restriction.

Tips and hints

  • Tourist Information Centres
  • Recommended accommodation
  • Enjoy the views of the Julian Alps from the pastures of Pokljuka.
  • Fill up your water supplies at Sport Hotel because the next opportunity for this is in Radovna.
  • Plan a stop at the Pocar Homestead and check its opening hours.
  • We recommend a walk to the Aljažev dom mountain hut in Vrata and to the two monuments dedicated to climbers who died below the Triglav North Face.
  • You can also spend a night at the Aljažev dom mountain hut in Vrata and walk to the Martuljek Waterfalls next day.

Start

Sport Hotel in Goreljek (1266 m, E 13.96182806, N 46.3386289) (1,266 m)
Coordinates:
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46.338611, 13.961814
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46°20'19.0"N 13°57'42.5"E
UTM
33T 420102 5132194
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Destination

Kranjska Gora (810 m, E 13.78353214, N 46.48437959)

Turn-by-turn directions

From Goreljek, continue to the regional road from Bled to Rudno polje. Turn left and continue for about two hundred metres, then turn right (signpost!) onto the forest road leading to the Javornik Pasture. Try cottage cheese and cheese on the pasture and enjoy the views of Mt Triglav. Continue through the vast spruce forests whose tree tops resemble Gothic cathedrals. From the northern edge of the Pokljuka descend to the valley of the Radovna River through Stresena dolina. Here the world opens up and you are first welcomed by the Psnak old mill and Pocar Homestead, one of the oldest preserved rural homesteads in Triglav National Park. With its image, a rich collection of exhibits and the story of the Pocar family, visitors get a picture of life in the places below Mt Triglav in the past. Continue slightly upwards towards the south to the Krma Valley and Kovinarska koča mountain hut.

From Krma, return along the same trail and then turn left over the Kosmačev preval pass towards Mojstrana that is located at the entrance to the Vrata Valley. Along the Triglavska Bistrica brook ascend below the Peričnik Waterfall and across the steep Kreda to the Aljažev dom mountain hut in Vrata below the mighty Triglav North Face. On your return, visit the Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana. Continue along the cycling route to Kranjska Gora, ride below the mighty mountains of the Martuljek mountain range.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

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46.338611, 13.961814
DMS
46°20'19.0"N 13°57'42.5"E
UTM
33T 420102 5132194
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Equipment

Mountain bike, gloves and helmet, first aid kit, clothes for windy and cold weather

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
67.7 km
Duration
6:10 h
Ascent
1,089 m
Descent
1,524 m
Highest point
1,522 m
Lowest point
649 m
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