Mountain: Golica/Hrušica peak
Length: 39 km
Elevation gain: 1603m
Maximum elevation: 1750 m
Technical difficulty: 4/5
Download GPS Track: MTB Golica_Hrušica peak_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 25.06.2019.
Suitable for E-bike: No
Golica is a mountain in Slovenian Alps located on western part of Karavank Alps. We visited this mountain in June, and picked a perfect day for this trip. Even though Golica is very close to Stol , it is very different from that route. We parked on parking lot in Mojstrana, and started to ride on south side of river Sava. There is flat bicycle lane, which is great for warming up. Our route goes on this lane for a few km.
After crossing river Jesenica we went left following the road for Golica and there starts ascent on paved road. After 13 km of pedaling we stumbled on well. Little refreshing, snack and we continued forwards. From here starts views on pastures.
At the begining when we reached pastures we realized that this is one of the rides which takes a lof of pushing and hiking with the bike. If you don’t like this kind of trips, then you should not ride this track, but if you choose to ride this track you will be rewarded with great singletracks and even better views. At 24th km we reached mountain hut “Planinska koča na Golici”. There was some band playing polka music which is typical for this region.
Mountain hut is beneath peak Golica. We didn’t have time for visiting on the peak, so we rested a little bit at the hut. From there we continued our path on one of the best singletrak that offers spectacular views. At one section I overestimated my mtb skills so I fell down and broke my gimbal. I coudn’t make any more videos, but I recorded Goran while he was riding.
If you plan to visit this mountain, try to visit it during May or June because then meadows are cowered with Narcissus. It is forbidden to pick them, but you can watch and photograph them.That way we will preserve them for next generations…