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Maribor & Outskirts: Hidden cycling treasures – 5 days

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    Facts

    This cycling adventure will take you from the heart of Maribor through its historical industrial neighborhood over rolling hills covered with vineyards. In the core of the Maribor Wine Road, the Vodole Wine Fountain will greet you along the way. You will experience the gorgeous views and culinary highlights combined with great wine tasting in Styria, on the border between Slovenia and Austria.

    After pedallin’ through glamorous landscape you will reach the protected nature park NATURA 2000 of Rački ribniki with abundance of different bird species and enjoy the scenery of endless agricultural fields of Dravsko polje.

    A perfect experience that will take you through the beautiful landscape and vineyards. It’s time to take advantage of this unique opportunity to discover this part of Slovenia by bike.

    Main Features

    The Route

    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 – Melje – Malečnik – Vodole – Dragučova – Doljnja Počehova – Rošpoh – Gradiška – Zg. Kungota – Gaj – Bresternica – Kamnica – Vinarje - Maribor

    The route will take you from the Heart of Maribor through its historical industrial neighborhood “Melje”, then over rolling hills covered with vineyards just on the outskirts of Maribor and with short descent to the Pesnica valley. Some flat-ish sections and dedicated cycling paths before we tackle the scenic ascent to a picturesque village Gaj nad Mariborom with some wonderful views along the way. Following technical descent back to Drava valley and with a short loop and few “bumpers” heading back to Maribor centre.

      distance: 60 km

      ascent: 500 m

     route specifics: Following mostly good, paved roads, although narrow at times. On the descent From Gaj to Bresternica, expect some short gravel sections and asphalt in poor condition. Moderate part of the route on main roads.

    Maribor – Razvanje – Hoče – Orehova vas – Rače – Rački ribniki – Zgorna Gorica – Podova – Brunšvik – Green Lake – Kungota – Hajdina – Slovenja vas – Zlatoličje – Starše – Miklavž - Maribor

    Enjoy some easy cycling experience on the beautiful Drava River flatlands. You will ride through protected nature park NATURA 2000 of Rački ribniki with abundance of different bird species and enjoy the scenery of endless agricultural fields of Dravsko polje. Green Lake, a former industrial, now recreational center with its emerald like waters will be another highlight of this stage.

      distance: 70 - 80 km

      ascent: 200 m

     route specifics: Following good paved roads, mostly with little or very little traffic on side roads. Only small part of the route on main roads.

    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

    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.

    Technicalities

    Duration

    5 days

    This 5 day cycling adventure will take you from the heart of Maribor trough the beautiful Drava River flatlands to the rolling hills covered with vineyards. Experience the gorgeous views and culinary highlights combined with great wine tasting.

    Difficulty level

    3

    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

    200 km

    Total distance you will ride in five days is approximately 200km. 

    Find detail route specifics in a day-by-day route description.

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    Dates & prices

    Date Duration Price
    Between 1.4.2022 and 16.10.2022
    5 days
    830 € p.p.

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