M7 - Western Dobrovlje (V3)

ALL TOURS      ROAD CYCLING      GRAVEL BIKING      MOUNTAIN BIKING      FAMILY CYCLING      

Church of St. Gervasius and Šentjoški vrh
Vologa
Towards Tešova
Towards Čreta
Burned Homestead NOB (National Liberation) 
Western Dobrovlje
Western Dobrovlje
Continue left
Western Dobrovlje
Western Dobrovlje
Western Dobrovlje
St. Catherine's Church
Towards the Church of St. Jodocus
Continue left
Western Dobrovlje
Towards the Church of St. Jodocus
Western Dobrovlje
Church of St. Gervasius and Šentjoški vrh
Šentjoški vrh and Church of St. Jodocus
Šentjoški vrh
Šentjoški vrh
Lipa Pass
Path Brode - Tešova
Path Brode - Tešova
St. Michael's Church, Vransko

Western Dobrovlje

We start the route in the direction of the highway where we turn left onto the gravel road just a few meters after the highway underpass. Gravel road leads us past beautiful hop plantations to the smaller settlement of Brode where we turn right and slowly start climbing in the direction of Tešova. Along the asphalt road we continue cycling towards Čreta. At the intersection we continue to the left in the direction of Šentjoški vrh. Gravel road and cart tracks lead us past smaller farms and through the forest to the Church of St. Jodocus where a beautiful view of the Lower Savinja Valley, surrounding hills and the Church of St. Gervasius up on the right opens up. If the route has been fairly easy so far, we have to be a bit more cautious on the descent towards Lipa pass as the path leads us along a slightly steeper mountain forest path. At the Lipa pass we turn left and descend back to Vransko.

Sights

Itinerary: Brode - Tešova - Jeronim - Šentjoški vrh - Lipa - Vologa - Prapeče - Vransko - Brode
Length: 22 km
Elevation gain: 780 m
Time: 2 h
Terrain: Hills
Surface type: 13 km asphalt, gravel road, cart track, forest path
Suitable for mountain bikers
Difficulty level: Normal
Maximum incline: 16 %

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.