Kranj – Incredible trails

Country: Slovenia
Region: Kranj
Length: 34 km
Elevation gain: 1820m
Maximum elevation:
  1420 m
Technical difficulty: 4/5
Download GPS Track: Kranj_incredible trails_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 02.06.2024.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

When we decided to go in Preddvor to ride local trails, I didn’t expect that second trail would be one of the best trails I have ever ridden. I had gpx track for second trail and from the video I knew that this trail would be interesting, but ascent and descent combined had about 700 meters of elevation gain and about 15 km lenght. It was to little to ride and to travel from Zagreb, so I added one ascent and descent which I drew blindly not knowing the terrain.  At the end we got about 1800 elevetion gain and about 12 km of bike trails. First part is on paved road, later we connect to gravel road which is very very steep almost all the time. Luckily we were on e-bikes so it was easier for us. At 7th kilometer we connected to the trail that leads to both descents. First part of that trail wich leads to intersection to the second descent is rideable with electric bike, but after that intersection becomes even more steep, so we had to push our bikes.

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Kamnik – The ridge trail

Country: Slovenia
Mountain: Kamnik
Length: 40 km
Elevation gain: 1353m
Maximum elevation:
  1600 m
Technical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Kamnik_The ridge ride_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 05.05.2024.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

This route is ideal for e-mtb and these kind of trails are now fully enjoyable and more rideable uphill when you have some assistance. You can also ride this route with normal bike, but be prepared to walk a little bit more on the ascents at the ridge. We parked at the parking spot of cable car to Velika Planina because my plan was to ride Dolski Graben from Velika Planina, after we descent from Kamnik. Luckily, we had time, but trail from Velika Planina was nearly destroyed due to large amounts of rain that poured out last year.
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MTB Čaven

Country: Slovenia
Mountain: Čaven
Length: 34,2 km
Elevation gain: 1350 m
Maximum elevation: 1242 m
Tehnical difficulty: 4/5
Download GPS Track: Caven_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 06.05.2023.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

After a long time of bad weather we finally went back to Ajdovščina to visit mountain opposite to Nanos. We parked our car in Ajdovščina and from there started ou travel. First part of ascent is on singletrack trail that looks like it is made for uphill path for famous Ajdovščina mtb trails. Some of those trails I rode few years before.
I wanted to visit Čaven before summer because later here will be pretty hot, and during summer I have plans to go in Alps in northern part.

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