F4 - Ponds and Lakes

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Ponds and lakes
Getting ready for biking
Lake Preserje. Photography: Visit Braslovče, www.visitbraslovce.com
Lake Žovnek
Towards Braslovče
View of Lake Žovnek
Žovnek Castle. Photography: Gašper Bizjak, www.visitbraslovce.com
Lake Braslovče
Lake Braslovče

Ponds and lakes

For more active families we suggest cycling across municipalities Vransko, Tabor, Polzela and Braslovče, with short breaks at numerous ponds and various lakes where you can eat a snack and rest or watch birds that live in this area. We begin our trip at Hotel Grof and follow local roads past the Islander Ranch towards Tabor where we start to ascend. Soon we arrive to Lisjak Pond, a popular area for weddings, birthday parties and other gatherings. We continue with short ascent through forest path and descend towards Celje - Vransko main regional road. Once we cross the main road we arrive to Gomilsko. Mostly flat road leads us to Braslovče where we turn right towards Lake Preserje which is located 1 km away from Braslovče. The lake is a great place for an active relaxation with fishing, walking paths or relaxing by Savinja River. Afterwards we continue back to Braslovče and turn right past the Braslovče hayrack, followed by descent towards Lake Braslovče. At the lake you can find a short educational trail around the lake and a chalet which is known for their trout. Afterwards we continue our journey back through Braslovče towards Žovnek Manor where we turn right towards Žovnek Castle and Lake Žovnek - an artificial lake known for its numerous birds breeds that nest there. We recommend visiting Žovnek Castle on the way back to Hotel Grof.

Sights

Itinerary: Tabor - Lisjak Pond - Gomilsko - Braslovče - Lake Preserje - Lake Braslovče - Lake Žovnek - Vransko - Hotel Grof
Length: 33 km
Elevation gain: 330 m
Time: 2,5 h
Terrain: Valley, hills
Surface type: 33 km asphalt
Suitable for families or road cyclists
Difficulty level: Easy
Maximum incline: 10 %

Free cycling maps are available at Hotel Grof and you can also load gpx on you navigation device free of charge at the hotel Reception.

Criteria of the difficulty level of cycling routes

 Criteria for family cycling

Easy

You are a family with small children who can already cycle on their own. You cycle mostly on a plain with short gentle inclines.

Normal

You are a family with young children, who cycle on diverse terrain with small climbs and descents.

 Criteria for road cycling

Easy

You are in a poor shape and cycle up to twice a week. You cycle on slightly diverse terrain with smaller climbs and descents.

Normal

You are in a moderate shape and exercise more than 3x weekly. You cycle on hilly terrain with medium length climbs and descents.

Hard

You are in a good shape and exercise regularly. You cycle on a hilly terrain and can spend multiple hours on a bicycle.

Expert

You are in an excellent shape and spend a lot of time exercising. You cycle on a hilly terrain with steep inclines and descents.

 Criteria for mountain cycling

Easy

You are in a poor shape and cycle up to twice a week. You cycle on slightly diverse terrain with smaller climbs and descents.

Normal

You are in a moderate shape and exercise more than 3x weekly. You cycle on hilly terrain with medium length climbs and descents.

Hard

You are in a good shape and exercise regularly. You cycle on a hilly terrain and can spend multiple hours on a bicycle.

Expert

You are in an excellent shape and spend a lot of time exercising. You cycle on a hilly terrain with steep inclines and descents.