F5 - Štrekna

Štrekna is one of the most beautifully maintained bike paths that leads along an abandoned railway line.

The route is entirely paved and completely away from the rest of the traffic. Along the way, cyclists can rest at many stops and visit numerous attractions. Štrekna is a cycling route suitable for all types of cyclists. 

The route can be shorter or longer, according to your choice. With a gentle and even slope, it is easier in the direction of Austria, as it descends most of the time.

For families with small children, we suggest starting in Mislinja and finishing in Slovenj Gradec, 10 km long in one direction (20 km in both directions, a slight ascent in the opposite direction).

Those with more strength in their legs can start it in Gornji Dolič and extend to Dravograd or further to Austria - 24 km (48 km in both directions).

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Along the way, on the route between Velenje, Gornji Dolič, Mislinja, Slovenj Gradec, Otiški vrh, Dravograd and the bathing lake Labot (Lavamünd) in Austria, there is also a bus with a bicycle trailer during the weekends.

In Grof, we can take you with your bikes to the beginning of the planned route and also pick you up where your feet will no longer be able to pedal.

Attractions along the way

  • Movement Park Turiška vas
  • View of Uršlja gora
  • The Herc Mill and Sawmill, Tomaška vas
  • Slovenj Gradec – old town
  • Dravograd
  • Lake Labot
Itinerary: Gornji Dolič – Mislinja – Slovenj Gradec – Otiški vrh – Dravograd – Lavamünd (AT)
Length: 24 km
Elevation gain: 130 m (300 m in the opposite direction)
Time: 1 h
Terrain: valley
Ground: 24 km asphalt
Suitable for family cycling
Difficulty level: easy
Maximal incline: 3 %

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.