M15 - Velika planina (LONG)

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Chapel of Marija Snežna Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina
Domžalski dom mountain hut Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina
Velika planina. Photography: Mitja Kobal, www.slovenia.info
Velika planina. Photography: Aleš Fevžer, www.slovenia.info
Velika planina. Photography: Nejc Fon, www.slovenia.info
Velika planina. Photography: Nejc Fon, www.slovenia.info
Velika planina. Photography: Dražen Štader, www.slovenia.info

On the trails of the largest shepherds’ settlement in Europe

Our comfortable van will take you to the famous Alpine mountain village - Luče. We start the climb along the Lučnica river in the direction of Podveža and Podvolovljek. Asphalt road leads us to the church of the St. Anton Puščavnik in Podvolovljek, which was first mentioned in 1526. We continue towards the Volovljek pass, a natural border between Štajerska and Gorenjska region. We turn right at the pass and continue along the gravel road to Domžalski dom mountain hut, where a beautiful view of the karst high plateau Velika planina opens up in front of us. Cart tracks and single trails lead us towards the chapel of Marija Snežna and the Veternica cave. We complete the circular path at the Volovljek pass, followed by the descent towards Luče.

Sights

Itinerary: Luče - Podveža - Podvolovljek - Volovljek Pass - Velika planina - Volovljek Pass - Luče
Length: 43 km
Elevation gain: 1300 m
Time: 4 h
Terrain: Hills
Surface type: 22 km asphalt, 14 km gravel road, 4 km cart road, 3 km single trails
Suitable for mountain bikers
Difficulty level: Hard
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.