F5 - Štrekna

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Štrekna
Štrekna
Štrekna
Štrekna
Štrekna
Štrekna. Photography: Nejc Fon, www.slovenia.info
Štrekna. Photography: Tomo Jeseničnik, www.slovenia.info
Štrekna. Photography: Tomo Jeseničnik, www.koroska.si
Štrekna. Photography: Koroška.si, www.koroska.si

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

The route is entirely paved and furnished with uniform signage and separated from the rest of the traffic. Cyclists and other travellers can take a break at any of the several stops with amenities that are set up along the path. Štrekna is a cycling route suitable for all types of cyclists. The route can be shorter or longer, according to your choice. With gentle and even slope it is easier in the direction of Austria, as it descends most of the time. The 30-seat Štrekna bus is hooked up with a 16-bike carrier trailer. The bus line connects Velenje, Gornji Dolič, Mislinja, Slovenj Gradec, Otiški vrh, Dravograd, and the swimming lake Labot (Lavamünd), Austria. In July and August, the bus service runs twice daily. In May, June and September, the bus runs only on weekends and Slovenian and Austrian bank holidays.

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

For physically more fit cyclists we recommend the route that starts in Gornji Dolič and extends to Dravograd or further to Austria. The route is 24 km long in one direction (48 km in both directions).

Grof Cycling offers comfortable shuttle rides both to the start of the route and back to the Hotel.

Sights

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
Surface type: 24 km asphalt
Suitable for families
Difficulty level: Easy
Maximum 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.