R3 - Lower Savinja Valley

ALL TOURS      ROAD CYCLING      GRAVEL BIKING      MOUNTAIN BIKING      FAMILY CYCLING      

Lower Savinja Valley. Photography: Peter Podobnik, www.slovenia.info
Žovnek Castle. Photography: Gašper Bizjak, www.visitbraslovce.com
Lake Žovnek
Towards Prebold
Komenda Castle, Polzela. Photography: TIC Polzela, www.tic-polzela.si
Surroundings of Polzela and Oljka Mountain. Photography: TIC Polzela, www.tic-polzela.si
Among Green Hop Fields. Photography: Turistično društvo Šempeter, www.td-sempeter.si
Hop Fields. Photography: Miran Orožim, www.slovenia.info
Lower Savinja Valley. Photography: Nea Culpa, www.slovenia.info
Hop Fields
Dinner among Hop Fields. Photography: Nea Culpa, www.slovenia.info
Cycling through Žalec. Photography: Nea Culpa, www.slovenia.info
Savin House, Žalec. Photography: Peter Marinšek, www.slovenia.info
Žalec. Photography: Peter Marinšek, www.slovenia.info
Beer Fountain, Žalec. Photography: Nea Culpa, www.slovenia.info
Beer Fountain, Žalec. Photography: Nea Culpa, www.slovenia.info
Roman Necropolis, Šempeter. Photography: Nea Culpa, www.slovenia.info

Marked Cycling Route 01

Route 01 originally begins in Žalec, but we can also start at Hotel Grof. The route leads us through all major towns of the Lower Savinja Valley. There are no demanding climbs along the way as the route takes place in the valley of Savinja River. Throughout this trip we can enjoy beautiful vistas of the Lake Žovnek, we cross Savinja River twice along the way, ride through the capital of the valley - Žalec and admire green hop fields.

Sights

Itinerary: Braslovče - Polzela - Šempeter - Žalec - Prebold - Tabor
Length: 43 km
Elevation gain: 310 m
Time: 2 h
Terrain: Valley
Surface type: 43 km asphalt
Suitable for road cyclists
Difficulty level: Normal
Maximum incline: 5 %

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.