Črna Prst

Country: Slovenia
Mountain: Julijan Alps
Length: 27,5 km
Elevation gain: 1950 m
Maximum elevation: 1835 m
Tehnical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Crna Prst_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 10.07.2022.
Suitable for E-bike: No

Črna Prst is a mountain in the southeastern Julian Alps. Standing at 1,844 metres, it is the 370th–highest peak in Slovenia. In the interwar period, the mountain ridge marked the border between the Kingdom of Italy and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The floral richness of the vast grassy slopes have fascinated botanists and visitors to the mountain world since the late 18th century, in particular the meadows of flowers on Črna Prst. The exceptionally diverse flora are due to the geography of the ridge, which experiences a mixed alpine and coastal climate, as well as the unique rock composition. The Slovene name Črna Prst, meaning ‘black soil’, is derived from the unusual patch of psilomelane (a dark manganese ore)[3] and dark shaley claystones by the summit, clearly visible from the north-east.
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MTB Ratitovec

Country: Slovenia
Mountain: Ratitovec
Length: 31,7 km
Elevation gain: 1600 m
Maximum elevation: 1642 m
Tehnical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Ratitovec_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 22.06.2022.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

Ratitovec is a mountain ridge in the Julian Alps in Slovenia. The Krek Lodge (Krekova koča) stands on the ridge it is located below Gladki vrh.  Krekova Koča is our final destination and from there starts our descent. From the cottage there is a beautiful view of the Škofjeloška and Cerkljan hills. In the distance we also see the Julian Alps, Karavanke and the Kamniška and Savinjska Alps. There is also a winter bivouac a few meters behind the cottage. The cottage is open permanently in the summer season, otherwise on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, if the weather is nice. This is good to know because you don’t have to carry a lots of water or food, all of the above you can find there.  
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MTB Vajnež (Weinasch)

Country: Slovenia
Mountain: Belščica
Length: 38,2 km
Elevation gain: 1850 m
Maximum elevation: 2000 m
Tehnical difficulty: 4/5
Download GPS Track: Vajnež_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 04.06.2022.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes (push assistance needed)

Vajnež is the highest peak of Belščica 2104 m high. Few years before, Ivan, Vjeko and me went on Stol (peak near Vajnež) so we actually knew what to expect on ascent. Good amount of that route overlap with ascent to Vajnež, so we changed a little bit of our ascent to explore something new. This is the reason why we were so tired when we were just below the peak.

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