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On the hunters’ trail to the Jelovica plateau: Goška ravan – Kupljenik

Mountainbiking · Lake Bled
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m 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 30 25 20 15 10 5 km Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled Church of St. Steven Church of St Jacob
Test your sense of orientation, your endurance on the ascent and perseverance on the long descent.  From the valley of the Sava Bohinjka river to the edge of the Jelovica plateau with a view to the Karavanke mountain range.  
difficult
Distance 32.4 km
5:05 h
813 m
816 m
On this true long-distance cycling adventure we will exceed 1000 metres in altitude. We will explore the landscape from up close, which was formed thousands of years ago by a glacier and by water. While ascending we will follow the traces of history, such as a bunker from WWII and the medieval church of St. Lambert above the settlement of Lancovo. Pasture stretch all around the mountain hut on the “Goška ravan” mountain pasture. Every village under Jelovica, from Bled to Radovljica, had its mountain pasture in the past, where cattle was driven throughout the summer. In some parts, farmers still persevere in this tradition. From the “Goška ravan” mountain pasture we will partly ride on the edge of the plateau on a magnificent panoramic forest path up to the highest point of our journey above the “Danejeva planina” mountain pasture. From here, we will descend along a long and nice, but twisty path to the village of Kupljenik, where we will enjoy the view to the Bled corner and mount Stol with its surroundings.  The last part of the descent into the valley awaits us, on which we will test our downhill riding skills, since the path is steep and the surface very unstable.

Author’s recommendation

This is a route for well-prepared and physically fit experienced cyclists, since endurance in the ascent, a sense of orientation and technical riding skills in the descent are required. The bike and equipment must also be appropriate.
Difficulty
S4 difficult
Technique
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Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,031 m
Lowest point
417 m
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Rest Stop

Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled

Safety information

We descend carefully from Kupljenik toward the Sava river. We ride standing on the pedals and use both brakes!

Tips and hints

The mountain hut on the “Goška ravan” mountain pasture might be closed, we should therefore take a sufficient quantity of drinks and energy snacks with us for a longer ride.

 

TIC INFOCENTER Triglavska roža Bled

Ljubljanska cesta 27, SI – 4260 Bled

E-maili: info@visitbled.siinfo.trb@tnp.gov.si   

Tel.: +386 (0)4 5780 205

Web address: http://www.bled.sihttp://www.tnp.si   

 

TIC - Turistično Društvo Bled

Cesta svobode 10, SI – 4260 Bled

E-mail: Info@TD-Bled.si    

Tel.: +386 (0)4 5741 122

Web address: http://www.td-bled.si   

Start

Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled. (503 m)
Coordinates:
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46.368803, 14.118552
DMS
46°22'07.7"N 14°07'06.8"E
UTM
33T 432202 5135402
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Destination

Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled.

Turn-by-turn directions

BLED - KORITNO - LANCOVO - GOŠKA RAVAN MOUNTAIN PASTURE - DANEJEVA PLANINA - RIBNO - BLED

 

From the Triglavska roža Bled Infocenter we ride to the village of Koritno, where we turn left and then downwards at the first intersection in the village (Lesce signpost). At the end of the slope between the houses we should watch for the junction leading us right and downwards. A short, but pretty steep hill awaits us. We ride on an unpaved road until we reach a junction where we turn left. The path leads us through a small forest and across meadows on an unpaved road and then on a cart track passing by a footbridge over the Sava Dolinka river (Šobec Camp). We continue on the path across meadows until we reach the edge of the forest where we cross a small footbridge over a creek. We keep riding on this path which a bit later on turns right and then goes left and up a short slope until we reach a bench above the riverbed of the Sava Bohinjka river, where we take a break.

 

Then follows a descent to a road where we turn left crossing the “Bodeški most” bridge. After crossing the bridge we turn left and ride toward the settlement of Lancovo. At the first asphalted junction we turn right, then right again and left on an uphill slope. Right under the top of the slope we can see on our left the remains of a bunker from WWII. When we arrive to the intersection with a chapel, we turn left- After a short ascent we ride past the church of St. Lambert. At the end of a slight descent, the path leads us to the left through villages toward the village of Kamna Gorica. When we arrive to the Radovljica - Kropa road, we ride along it to the signpost for Vošče and Brda. Here, we turn right off the main road and continue straight at the intersection.

 

We continue straight ahead at all the intersections, even when a cart track appears before us, which soon descends and goes slightly to the left. We ride along it until we arrive to a road that leads on the Talež and the “Goška ravan” mountain pastures. We then turn right. We ascend to a junction for Talež, where there is a large signboard for the Talež hunting lodge on the right side of the road. We continue ascending on the road until we reach a junction with a signboard for the “Goška ravan” mountain pasture. We take a sharp turn left and after a kilometre long moderate ascent we arrive to the mountain lodge on the “Goška ravan” mountain pasture.

 

From there we ride back to the junction where we turn left. The path leads us straight by the junction for the “Ribenska planina” mountain pasture, which turns left and upwards. We go straight until we arrive to a large Y intersection on the “Danejeva planina” mountain pasture (“Danejeve mlake” on some maps) where we turn right past a raise road gate to a path with a signboard allowing bike riding. After a kilometre we reach the highest point of our trip.

 

We then descend on a nice forest path to a bend of an asphalt road leading to the village of Kupljenik. We take the road downwards and ride approximately 150 metres, after which we will turn right between the last two houses on the right side. We ride on a field cart track straight to a marking where we will turn left and downwards. We follow the path passing by the chapel under which lies the technically hardest part of the descent, so be particularly careful. We continue riding on this path to the “Selski most” bridge, which we cross and turn right on the left bank of the Sava Bohinjka river. We ride on a nice unpaved road to the junction for Ribno, where turn left toward Ribno. The road takes us to the centre of the village (Cooperative home Ribno) where we turn right. At the first intersection (chapel, lime tree) we turn to a second road on the left toward Bled, until we arrive to the starting point at the Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can take the bus, or travel by train to the nearby railway stations of Bled Jezero or Lesce-Bled. For more info visit our website: http://www.bled.si/en/how-to-get-here.

Getting there

You can get to the starting point in Bled by car from Lesce (Ljubljana-Karavanke motorway exit) or from other regional roads from Bohinj or Jesenice.

Parking

There are several public pay carparks in Bled: http://www.bled.si/si/kako-do-nas/Parkirisca.

Coordinates

DD
46.368803, 14.118552
DMS
46°22'07.7"N 14°07'06.8"E
UTM
33T 432202 5135402
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • technically flawless mountain bike 
  • cycling helmet, gloves and goggles
  • drink and snack
  • back-up inner tube, cycling multitool, basic first aid kit
  • identity document (ID or health card), recommended phone with a navigation app and previously installed maps of the area, map of the area

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Difficulty
S4 difficult
Distance
32.4 km
Duration
5:05 h
Ascent
813 m
Descent
816 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Insider tip

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