M6 - Sveta planina

Sveta planina
Sveta planina

Over Vrhe to Sveta planina

From Hotel Grof we start cycling towards Tabor and Loke. Just before Loke we turn left in the direction of Vrhe and Miklavž where scenic valley opens up in front of us. Asphalt is soon replaced by gravel road which takes us near Zajčeva hut. We continue cycling to Vrhe where we descend right towards Zasavje and follow the signs in the direction of Sveta planina. Once we reach the Mining lodge at Partizanski vrh we recommend climbing to the observation deck on the ridge, from where a great view across Slovenia opens up. We follow white and blue markings on the descent on forest single trail all the way to the asphalt road, where we turn left in the direction of Marija Reka. Gravel road descent brings us to St. Nicholas' Church. We follow forest road past Šmigel vineyard cottage all the way to Grajska vas. We continue cycling along the valley towards Hotel Grof.

Sights

Itinerary: Tabor – Vrhe – Sveta planina – Miklavž – Grajska vas
Length: 40 km
Elevation gain: 920 m
Time: 3,5 h
Terrain: Hills
Surface type: 24 km asphalt, 12 km gravel road, 2 km cart road, 2 km single trail
Suitable for mountain cyclists
Difficulty level: Hard
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.