MTB Dobrča

Country: Slovenia
Mountain: Dobrča
Length: 16 km
Elevation gain: 1190 m
Maximum elevation: 1478 m
Tehnical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Dobrča_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 23.03.2024.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

Finally on international ride. It is very difficult to find some time to ride after having kid, so I cherish this trips very much and I tend to enjoy this kind of rides even more than before. After long debating with myself i picked ride to mountain Dobrča. This is one of the challenging descents (and ascents) that at the time of the ride didn’t have snow on the peak. At night of our ride forecast predicted 25 cm of snow, so we were very very lucky. Dobrča is a 1634 meter high mountain located between Begunj and Tržič. From the top, which has an entry box with a stamp, the view opens only to part of the Julian Alps, and part of the western and central Karavanki. For an even better view, it’s worth climbing to Šentanski vrh, 5 minutes away. Our main destination before descent was hut “Koča na Dobrči” Which was opened at the time of our visit, and we have had great meal over there. Ivan and I had mushroom stew, and Andrej had beans. Meals are plentiful so be prepared.

Even though there is only 1000 meters of elevation gain, ascent is very demanding because road is very steep, specially the first part, you can avoid it with longer road, if you are not in good condition, you can explore this option, I was lucky that Ivan and Andrej rode e-mtb, so they gave me push on great deal of ascent. (First part of ascent was very steep so the could not help me).

After hut starts second part of our route. But before that there was one short uphill before us. After that starts descend that leads to Brezje pri Tržiću. I don’t think that you can find route this short with that amount of diversity on the trail, and cherry at the top are great views. First part of descent is on the steep ground with the lot of switchbacks, you can sometimes avoid those steep and narrow bends, but that is not the point.
After that comes trail eith sipper with roots, rocks which is surrounded by purple flowers. This is the best part of the trail, you can pick many lines at that section, but they are all demanding. After that comes fast and flow section in meadow. All in all, great ride and great introduction in season that comes…

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