"DRAVA AS AN OPPORTUNITY"
"International Event "Drava as an Opportunity"
The first international meeting of Slovenian and Croatian stakeholders in the Drava River area, which took place on Thursday, November 8th, 2018, at the Kulturni dom (Cultural Centre) in Miklavž na Dravskem polju, represents the beginning of joint, collaborative efforts to extend the Drava Bike Trail all the way to Osijek, Croatia. Builders in Slovenia extended the Drava Bike Trail by 510 km to Legrad, Croatia, and delighted Austrian partners already have a promoted tourism product that includes both Slovenian and Croatian parts.Further efforts will be made in the spirit of formation of a similar partnership that will deal with the development of the Drava Bike Trail in Croatia, where it will also be necessary to adjust traffic signalization rules in order to mark the trail in a similar or same manner as the Slovenian side. Among other things which occurred at the event, the idea was brought forth of the signing a 4-country cooperation agreement to help the future sustainable development in the regions along the Drava river.
Longer climb between Podvelka in Fala!
Due to the longer climb between Podvelka and Fala, we recommend for some cyclists to take the train (adapted for cyclist), which runs every day, Monday to Friday and Sunday. During the summer months a cycling train is scheduled on Saturday. The train has space for up to 23 bicycles. The ride takes 17 minutes.
Cycling trip: from Maribor to Starše and back
On World Tourism Day, which is celebrated this year in the European Week of Sport, we will cycle along the Drava Cycling Route. We will meet on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 11 am in front of the Old Vine House in Lent, Maribor.
Start of construction of a 1.5 km long section in the Municipality of Muta
In the municipality of Muta, in August 2018, the construction of a 1.5 km long section of the Drava Cycling Route between Spodnja Muta and Tuš and the connection to the Vuzenica bridge began. The main investor of the project is the Slovenian Infrastructure Agency (DRSI).
A new 900 m section of cycling route in Podvelka municipality
In cooperation with the Slovenian Infrastructure Agency (DRSI), the Podvelka Municipality in August 2018 rearranged 900 m of separated paved cycling route in Brezno. This section is a new planned part of the Drava Cycling Route, which will take place directly along the Drava River.
The proceeding of construction of the cycling route in the Municipality of Ruše
The construction of the first 2 km section of the Drava Cycling Route in the Municipality of Ruše, whose main investor is the Slovenian Infrastructure Agency (DRSI), is almost finished.
Variant through Starše
The Drava Cycling Route has a new, 30-kilometre long section between Maribor and Ptuj, which runs along the right river bank through Miklavž, Starše and Hajdino. The new stage is a more gradual and more traffic-friendly alternative to the existing section that leads through Malečnik and Duplek.
Road closure at the Markovci dam
Until March 31st, 2019, in the settlement of Markovci, the Markovci dam will be completely closed due to the placement of a new layer of road. The detour for cyclists is arranged through the centre of the village of Markovci.
Novelty in 2018 - Inclusion of HPP Fala and Selnica ob Dravi
In 2018, the Drava Cycling Route became 7 km richer with a new route. Cyclists can now cross the Fala HPP and cycle on the Apple Trail (Jabolčna pot) in Selnica ob Dravi and further towards Ruše. This new part is an extremely attractive route that allows the cyclist to ride over the Fala HPP, a landmark unique to Slovenia.
Did you know?
The Drava River has a length of 710km, as does the Drava Cycling Route
Its length by countries: IT (10km), AT (290 km), SLO (145km), HR (265km)
From Toblach (IT) at 1214 m a.s.l., we drop to Osijek (HR) at 85m a.s.l.
In Slovenia and Croatia, it is suitable for trekking, mountain, and electric bicycles
The total distance of marked stages in Slovenia and Croatia is 208 km
The Drava River even has its own festival – Drava Festival www.dravafestival.si