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.
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.
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.
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
You can reach the starting point by train or by car along the road Most na Soči-Podbrdo.
Parking is available at the railway station.
Cycling equipment. Basic bicycle and tyre repair tool kit, spare tyre and air pump.