This cycling adventure will take you from the heart of Maribor over the rolling hills covered with vineyards. In the core of the Maribor Wine Road, the Vodole Wine Fountain will greet you along the way. And one of the main highlights will be the heart at the Špičnik vineyards. Never to miss the beautiful views down to the Drava river valley. You will experience the gorgeous views and culinary highlights combined with great wine tasting in Styria.
After pedallin’ through glamorous landscape you will reach the amazing town of Ptuj – the oldest Slovenian city. Here the wine production began as early as in Roman times. A perfect experience that will take you through the beautiful landscape and vineyards to the oldest town in Slovenia. It’s time to take advantage of this unique opportunity to discover this part of Slovenia by bike. An not to forget, in the stage 4, you will reach another splendid wine region of Jeruzalemske and Ormoške gorice. A real treasure among cycling tours awaits you!
Arrival: Non-Cycling Day
Arrival in Maribor.
After a long day of traveling, it’s time to check into the hotel. You can enjoy your free time, as there are no guided rides scheduled on the first day.
We`ll meet at the hotel for a short briefing from Protime team.
Maribor – Vodole – Doljnja Počehova – Zgornja Kungota – Plač – Svečina – Ratch – Eckberg – Špičnik – Gradiška – Košaki - Maribor
Immerse yourself in the heart of vineyard country in Styria, on the border between Slovenia and Austria. Experience the gorgeous views and culinary highlights combined with great wine tasting. Rolling hills and roads with little or no traffic are your ticket to pure road cycling delight.
distance: 65 km
ascent: 660 m
route specifics: Following mostly good, paved roads, although narrow at times. On the descent expect some short gravel sections and asphalt in poor condition. Moderate part of the route on main roads.
Maribor - Zrkovci – Zg. Duplek – Zimica – Zg. Korena – Selce – dolina Rogoznice - Ciglence - Vurberk - Dvorjane – "Rdeča Kapica" - Placar – Mestni vrh – Ptuj - Vičava – Orešje – Hincejeva sekvoja – Orešje - Grajena - Ptuj center (Grad)
We will start in Maribor and pedal through its historic industrial neighborhoods by the Drava river and continue over the rolling hills of Duplek and Korena, enjoying beautiful views of Maribor, Drava valley and Dravsko polje flatlands. After some nice descents and uphills ofcourse :), we will reach hills overseeing the oldest Slovenian city of Ptuj, where wine production began as early as in Roman times. We will pass by the magnificent and majestic Hincejeva sekvoja, an 8m diameter and 50m high sequoia tree. After another few ups and downs, we will arrive at the footsteps of spectacular Ptuj Castle.
distance: 70 km
ascent: 660 m
route specifics: Following mostly good, paved roads, although narrow at times. Caution advised on descents. Only a minor part of the route on main roads. Possibility for a short gravel section
Ptuj - Spuhlja – Dornava – Polenšak – Sveti Tomaž – Ključarovci – Ivanjkovci – Jeruzalem – Mekotnjak – Podgradje – Miklavž pri Ormožu – Kog – Jastrebci – Središče ob Dravi
The route will take you through the spectacular Slovenian countryside and farmlands right from the Pannonian flats to the rolling hills and vineyards of nature park “Jeruzalemsko – ormoške gorice”. Toscana lookalike landscape and roads will bring you spectacular views for your mind and soul and some short but steep ascents for burning legs.
distance: 75 km
ascent: 500 m
route specifics: Following mostly good, paved roads, although narrow at times. Caution advised on descents. Only a minor part of the route on main roads.
Departure: Non-Cycling Day
Unfortunately, it is time to say adijo to Maribor and Slovenia as we help you head back to airport for flights home.
This 5 day cycling adventure will take you from the heart of Maribor to the oldest Slovenian city over the spectacular Slovenian countryside to the rolling hills and vineyards of Toscana lookalike landscape – Jeruzalem.
Well suited for regular riders with some experience, good level of fitness and some descending skills. Routes can follow hilly terrain with occasional short, steep ramps and also some bigger climbs. Protime Travel level 3 routes are appropriate for riders looking for a bit of challenge along the routes, are looking forward to some climbing and are capable of putting in more kilometers per day.
Averaging 50 to 80 km per day road for cycling tours.
Total distance you will ride in five days is approximately 210km.
Find detail route specifics in a day-by-day route description.
Dates & prices
Between 1.4.2022 and 16.10.2022
515 € p.p.