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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MTB Nanos

Country: Slovenia
Mountain: Nanos
Length: 31 km
Elevation gain: 1480 m
Maximum elevation: 1262 m
Tehnical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Nanos_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 06.01.2023.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

Another great ride to for opening bike season. This was first real ride for my Santa Cruz Bronson and first time that Ivan was riding his eMTB on this kind of exploring ride. Nanos is high karst ridge in the western part of province of Notranjska which separates northern part of Slovenia with Primorje. It is 12 km long and 6 km wide plateu with a cut off steep edge. For mountaineers, the most interesting is the southern peak of Pleš (1262 m), where a TV transmitter is located under the very top, and a little further down is the “Vojkova koča” mountain lodge, named after the national hero Janko Premrl – Vojko. This peak is also our destination. Mountain lodge was under reconstruction so we couldn’t go inside, but hosts made available food and drinks in outside tent.

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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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