M12 - Žalec časti (Žalec pays)

Ekomuzej hmeljarstva in pivovarstva
Savinova hiša, Žalec
Jama Pekel
Ribnik Vrbje
Žovneško jezero
Ribnik Steska
Clef
Green Gold
Hmeljišča

Žalec pays – mountain cycling route

We are inviting you to an active trip to the valley of green gold, the capital of Slovenian hop growing and brewing industry, and to a cold beer Kukec at the end of a successful day of exploring. Experience Žalec and Savinja Valley through the nature, historical moments or cuisine.

Your exploring and experiencing of the green destination will be rewarded. How?

By purchasing a ticket or a service, you receive a stamp. When you collect at least four, we will offer you a cold house beer Kukec at the beer fountain in Žalec or in the store Zeleno zlato in Žalec. 

This special offer is valid from May to October 2021.

You will receive your first stamp in Grof, so we invite you to begin your adventure through Savinja Valley, by bicycle. 

Sights

Itinerary: Grof – Žovnek lake – Polzela – Spodnje Grušovlje - Pekel cave– Studence - Arja vas – Vrbje pond – Žalec
Length: 43 km
Elevation gain: 340 m
Time: 2,5 h
Terrain: hills and valley
Surface type: asphalt, gravel road, and cart tracks
Suitable for mountain cyclists
Difficulty level: easy
Maximum incline: 10 %

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.