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 a larger farm, we turn left onto a macadam road that winds along the slope of the Menina planina plateau. After a few kilometers, we follow the road that leads from Bočna to Menina planina plateau. A scenic gravel road leads us across a 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.