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Seeking peace above the Baška grapa Valley

Mountain Biking · Littoral
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  • Mountain village of Rut
    Mountain village of Rut
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This moderate circular cycling tour will take you above the picturesque village of Rut. From there, you will ascend even higher and cycle along an old military road where you will be able to admire the beauties of the Baška grapa Valley and the surrounding mountains.

moderate
Distance 32.5 km
5:40 h
1,163 m
1,163 m
994 m
253 m

The tour will take you from the Baške grapa Valley through a picturesque village of Rut beneath Mt. Rodica. From there, you will have to cross the unpopulated terrain above the Baška grapa Valley. Keep following the nicely routed old military road, use the Slovenian Geological Trail boards to familiarize yourself with the geological characteristics of the area, and enjoy in wonderful views of the Baška grapa Valley, Mt. Porezen, etc. When you reach the end of the village of Stržišče, descend back into the valley and return to your starting point.

Author’s recommendation

We recommend you to take this tour when the weather is fine. You can also continue the tour to the Kalarsko sedlo Mountain pass - in order to reach it, you have to cycle for approximately one kilometre from the last junction. The mountain pass will reward you with splendid views of Mt. Črna prst and the surroundings and also provide you with a chance to have a snack on the benches around the table. Return from the mountain pass to the junction towards the villages of Kal and Stržišče.

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Author
Andreja Križnič
Update: August 29, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
994 m
Lowest point
253 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 3.17%Road 4.73%Unknown 92.09%
Forested/wild trail
1 km
Road
1.5 km
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30 km
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Safety information

The area between Rut and Kal is not populated. This tour requires you to be able to repair any problems with your bicycle by yourself or to be prepared to walk for quite a while if your bicycle breaks down along the way.

Tips and hints

Kamp Šorli in Koritnica

Rut

Stržišče

Baška grapa Valley

Start

Grahovo ob Bači (254 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.151736, 13.857355
DMS
46°09'06.2"N 13°51'26.5"E
UTM
33T 411764 5111541
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Destination

Baška grapa Valley

Turn-by-turn directions

This tour starts at the Grahovo ob Bači Railway station. From there, it continues along the road to the village of Koritnica where you have to turn left onto a paved road towards the village of Rut which is routed along the Koritnica Stream. Along the road, you can enjoy in nice views of the stream and admire little mills on numerous springs. After that, you will be able to admire the village of Rut and the Bohinj-Tolmin Mountain range in the background with the reigning Mt. Rodica. At the end of Rut, continue straight ahead along the main road towards Mt. Rodica. When you reach the left hairpin bend, turn to the right and start following the signs for the village of Stržišče, which can be seen on a poorly visible board and on the rock. Continue along the cart track which is crossing above the Baška grapa Valley. Just behind the board for the Wožbalt’s hey barn and the weekend house, you will arrive to a small mountain pass from where you will have to follow the signs for the Kalarsko brdo Mountain pass. The following section of the tour provides splendid views of Stržišče and Mt. Porezen in the background. When you reach the next junction, keep to the right in the direction of Kalarsko brdo Mountain pass. When you reach the next junction, turn sharply to the right in the direction of the villages of Kal and Stržišče. Descent through Kal and Stržišče back to the Baška grapa Valley and cycle along the main road back to your starting point.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Information on transportation of bicycles by train: here >>

Timetable and purchase of tickets. Starting point is located at the Grahovo ob Bači Railway station.

Getting there

You can reach the starting point by train or by car along the road Most na Soči-Podbrdo.

Parking

Parking is available at the railway station.

Coordinates

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46.151736, 13.857355
DMS
46°09'06.2"N 13°51'26.5"E
UTM
33T 411764 5111541
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Cycling equipment. Basic bicycle and tyre repair tool kit, spare tyre and air pump.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
32.5 km
Duration
5:40 h
Ascent
1,163 m
Descent
1,163 m
Highest point
994 m
Lowest point
253 m
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