M5 - Menina planina

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Menina planina Plateau
Menina planina
Menina planina Plateau
Menina planina Climb
View towards Upper Savinja Valley
View towards Raduha and Kamnik-Savinja Alps
View towards Gornji Grad
Menina planina Plateau
Menina planina Hut
World War II memorial
Menina planina Hut
Pastures and water reservoirs
Pastures and water reservoirs
Biba planina
Menina planina Plateau
Back to the valley
Back to the valley

Beautiful Menina planina Plateau

To warm up we cycle through Vransko and on asphalt road ascend over the Lipa pass. Just before the end of the descent towards Šmartno ob Dreti, near larger farm we turn left onto a macadam road that winds along the slope of Menina planina plateau. After a few kilometers we follow the road that leads from Bočna to Menina planina plateau. Scenic gravel road leads us across long plateau of Menina planina all the way to Biba planina. When the road makes a long sharp turn to the right, we turn left onto a steep cart track between pastures. After 3 km of downhill we join the road towards Slopa saddle. Afterwards we follow the path to Jeseničnik where a beautiful view of the valley opens up. After a short ascent we arrive at Lipa pass. We finish our route with a descent towards Vransko and all the way to Hotel Grof.

Sights

Itinerary: Vransko - Lipa - Rovt pod Menino - Menina planina - Biba planina - Lipa - Vransko
Length: 54 km
Elevation gain: 1800 m
Time: 5 h
Terrain: Hills
Surface type: 20 km asphalt, 31 km gravel road, 3 km cart track
Suitable for mountain bikers
Difficulty level: Expert
Maximum incline: 15 %

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.