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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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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