R4 - Črnivec

Vzpon na Črnivec
Spust z Lipe
Razgledi na spustu
Črnivec

Cycle over the most beautiful prealpine pass

There are three passes in a circular trail that connects Savinja and Gorenjska regions. The first one, on the road through Tuhinjska dolina, is pass Kozjak with 658 m altitude. The main road leads us to the town Kamnik, located under Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Follow a fresh Kamniška Bistrica river towards Črna pri Kamniku. The pass Črnivec is waiting for us at the altitude of 902 m. Descend in between pastures brings us to Gornji Grad. Then, we continue our trip through Zadreška dolina, Dreta to Šmartno pri Dreti where we begin our final climb to pass Lipa with the altitude of 723 m. Finally, descend to Vransko and return to Grof.

Sights

  • Rhino museum
  • Terme Snovik
  • Rudolf Maister’s house
  • Zaprice castle
Itinerary: Motnik – Kozjak – Kamnik – Črnivec – Gornji grad – Lipa - Vransko
Length: 79 km
Elevation gain: 1480 m
Time: 3,5 h
Terrain: hills
Ground: 79 km asphalt
Suitable for road cyclists
Difficulty level: hard
Maximal incline: 11%

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.