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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MTB Soteska

Country: Slovenia
Region: Soteska
Length: 23,5 km
Elevation gain: 1310 m
Maximum elevation: 835 m
Tehnical difficulty: 3/5
Download GPS Track: Soteska_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 06.02.2022.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

Few years before I heard about interesting trail named 888 by its nearby peak Sveti Peter 888 meters high. We parked our car in Soteska near technical museum. Soteska is a settlement on the left bank of the Krka River in the Municipality of Dolenjske Toplice in Slovenia. The area is part of the historical region of Lower Carniola.

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