Drava Cycling Route

FOR QUICK AND WELL-PREPARED CYCLISTS

The 3-day Drava Cycling Route is suitable for well-prepared cyclists, as they will have to cycle from 50 to 90 km per day.

  • Day 1: Dravograd to Maribor (lunch in Podvelka) – 68 km
  • Day 2: Maribor to Varaždin (lunch in Ptuj) – 88 km
  • Day 3: Varaždin to Legrad* (lunch in Prelog) – 52 km

*Caution when planning your trip: Legrad is next to the confluence of Mura and Drava, has no accommodations, and train or bus connections from Legrad are not possible. The first possible connection is by train from Kotorib, which is about 17 km away from Legrad.

FOR RECREATIONAL CYCLISTS

The 4-day Drava Cycling Route is suitable for experienced recreational cyclists who also like to experience the pulse of the cities that they visit and where they spend their nights on their cycling trips.   


  • Day 1: Dravograd to Maribor (train between Podvelka and Fala) – 52 km 
  • Day 2: Maribor to Ptuj – 30 km 
  • Day 3: Ptuj to Varaždin – 58 km 
  • Day 4: Varaždin to Legrad* – 52 km

*Caution when planning your trip: Legrad is next to the confluence of Mura and Drava, has no accommodations, and train or bus connections from Legrad are not possible. The first possible connection is by train from Kotorib, which is about 17 km away from Legrad.

FOR PLEASURE SEEKERS

The 6-day Drava Cycling Route is suitable for recreational cyclists seeking pleasure who like to cycle and also like to visit some beautiful spots along the way, who like to feel the pulse of the cities that they visit and where they spend their nights, and who like to indulge and experience the culinary delights on the way. Among other things, they can experience rafting, rowing, swimming, etc.  


  • Day 1: Dravograd to Radlje ob Dravi – 28 km 
  • Day 2: Radlje ob Dravi to Maribor (train between Podvelka and Fala) – 26 km  
  • Day 3: Maribor to Ptuj – 30 km
  • Day 4: Ptuj to Ormož – 28 km 
  • Day 5: Ormož to Varaždin – 30 km  
  • Day 6: Varaždin to Legrad* – 52 km

*Caution when planning your trip: Legrad is next to the confluence of Mura and Drava, has no accommodations, and train or bus connections from Legrad are not possible. The first possible connection is by train from Kotorib, which is about 17 km away from Legrad.

FOR FAMILIES

From the entire length of the Drava Cycling Route, we have selected some of the most suitable sections for you and your family's cycling pleasure.  

  • Dravograd to Vuzenica (suitable for older children due to the climb) – 19 km
  • Vuhred to Podvelka (suitable for older children due to the climb) – 13 km
  • Selnica ob Dravi – along the section of the so-called Apple Trail – 4 km
  • Maribor to Ptuj (through Starše) – 30 km
  • Ptuj to Markovci (below the lake) – 7 km
  • Ormož to Središče ob Dravi (along the track) – 12 km