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Radlje ob Dravi–Maribor

Distance:45 km
Time:4:30
Climb:964 m
Drop:1035 m
Percentage of asphalt: 80%
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Our route takes us along the right bank of the river Drava, rising above it in certain places, allowing a nice view of its flow through the Drava Valley, all the way to Podvelka, which lies on the Pohorje-side of the Drava River by the mouth of the Velka Stream. Here, the route turns right, where we face a difficult climb of about 6 km to Janževski vrh, Lehen, and Lovrec na Pohorju, in the heart of Pohorje spruce forests.

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Lovrenc na Pohorju hides quite a few wonderful spots, including an authentic farmstead – Ladejenkovo. From Lovrenc, we continue our route through Puščava and Činžat to the village Fala, where we once again cycle right along Drava, crossing the hydroelectric power plant Fala in Selnica ob Dravi (HE Fala is the oldest hydroelectric power plant on the river Drava in this part of Europe), and then continue along the Apple Trail to Ruše.

Ruše are categorised in the pre-alpine foothills region. We know from historical sources that Ruše existed as a settlement in the Celtic and Illyrian period, i.e. around 400 B.C., as indicated by rich archaeological diggings. Nowadays, Ruše are becoming a true little cycling paradise. Our route then takes us through Bezena, Bistrica ob Dravi, Laznica, and Limbuš, past Maribor Island, a unique river island in Slovenia, and Maribor Lake, formed with the damming of the river Drava for the construction of the Maribor Island hydroelectric power plant. We soon catch sight of the second largest Slovenian city – Maribor.

Maribor is nested along the river Drava, surrounded by the green forests of Pohorje and picturesque wine-growing hills. It touches the wonderful foothills of the easternmost part of Alps and the diverse Slovenian Hills, and is connected by river with the Drava Field flatland. Maribor is the European Capital of Culture 2012, Timber-rafting City 2012, European City of Sports 2018, and the place of the oldest grapevine in the world, a global sight that attracts numerous tourists to the Old Vine House from the farthest corners of the world. The city is renowned for exceptional sports, cultural, and wine and culinary events.

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Bike shop Radlje
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Bike shop Radlje

Koroška cesta 65c, Radlje ob Dravi

+386 (0)2 888 02 88
+386 (0)41 670 961

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NSK STORITVE d.o.o.
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NSK STORITVE d.o.o.

Mariborska cesta 1, Radlje ob Dravi

+386 (0)41 246 238

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Hostel Radlje
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Hostel Radlje

Mariborska cesta 4, Radlje ob Dravi

+386 (0)41 771 178

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Marenberg Cafe
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Marenberg Cafe

Mariborska cesta 6, Radlje ob Dravi

+386 (0)51 230 422

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Restavracija 13
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Restavracija 13

Podvelka 13, Podvelka

+386 (0)2 876 63 39

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Kovačija pri Kovaču
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Kovačija pri Kovaču

Janževski vrh 75, Podvelka

+386 (0)51 354 880
+386 (0)51 635 171

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Lipnik Tourist Farm
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Lipnik Tourist Farm

Drvarska pot 29, Lovrenc na Pohorju

+386 (0)31 533 322

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​Picerija Zlati Škorpijon
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​Picerija Zlati Škorpijon

Srparska pot 36, Lovrenc na Pohorju

+386 (0)41 339 805

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Green Caffe Ruše
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Green Caffe Ruše

Stadionska ulica 15, Ruše

+386 (0)31 818 962

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Športni park Ruše
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Športni park Ruše

Šolska ulica 17, Ruše

+386 (0)2 673 05 03
+386 (0)51 624 401

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Family Fun Pohorje - apartmaji - Sabina Žampa s.p.
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Family Fun Pohorje - apartmaji - Sabina Žampa s.p.

Falska cesta 18, Ruše

+386 (0)31 865 278

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Okrepčevalnica Zala, Rozana Pirš s.p.
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Okrepčevalnica Zala, Rozana Pirš s.p.

Industrijska ulica 49, Ruše

+386 (0)2 661 95 51
+386 (0)40 413 818

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Gostilna Vernik
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Gostilna Vernik

Bezena 3, Ruše

+386 (0)2 66 88 626

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Kava bar Koper - Olga Korošec s.p.
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Kava bar Koper - Olga Korošec s.p.

Ulica 27. decembra 16, Bistrica ob Dravi

+386 (0)40 601 050

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Park ob gradu Viltuš
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Park ob gradu Viltuš

Spodnji Slemen 30, Selnica ob Dravi

+386 (0)51 632 310

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Pizzeria Sidro
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Pizzeria Sidro

K čolnarni 41, Maribor

+386 (0)2 62 31 101
+386 (0)41 722 165

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Gostišče Sobočan
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Gostišče Sobočan

Celovška cesta 13, Bresternica

+386 (0)2 62 32 313
+386 (0)41 510 140

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Prevozi s kočijo Marko Potočnik
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Prevozi s kočijo Marko Potočnik

Laznica 24, Limbuš

+386 (0)40 771 538

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Vnukec restaurant
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Vnukec restaurant

Ob Blažovnici 86, Limbuš

+386 (0)2 61 42 200
+386 (0)41 339 840

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Čokoladna manufaktura Teta Frida
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Čokoladna manufaktura Teta Frida

Limbuško nabrežje 6, Limbuš

+386 (0)2 80 51 387

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Chocolate Village by the River
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Chocolate Village by the River

Limbuško nabrežje 6, Limbuš

+386 (0)40 639 577

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Drava Center - tourist-recreational centre
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Drava Center - tourist-recreational centre

Limbuško nabrežje 2, Maribor

+386 (0)2 42 00 750
+386 (0)70 337 114

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Accommodation Jurič
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Accommodation Jurič

Naveršnikova ulica 4, Maribor

+386 (0)31 627 995
+386 (0)31 665 033

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Prenočišča Pri gondoli
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Naveršnikova ulica 30, Maribor

+386 (0)2 614 15 00
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Draš center
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Draš center

Pohorska ulica, Maribor

+386 (0)59 076 600

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Autocamp Kekec
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Autocamp Kekec

Pohorska ulica 35c, Maribor

+386 (0)40 665 732

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Prenočišča Pohorska kavarna (B&B)
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Prenočišča Pohorska kavarna (B&B)

Ob ribniku 1, Maribor

+386 (0)2 614 15 00
+386 (0)41 640 101

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Adventure park Betnava Maribor
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Ljubljanska ulica 128, Maribor

+386 (0)31 787 425

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Hotel Betnava
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Ulica Eve Lovše 15, Maribor

+386 (0)59 344 100
+386 (0)64 170 182

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Hotel Tabor
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Ulica heroja Zidanška 18, Slovenija

+386 (0)2 42 16 410
+386 (0)41 311 457

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Hostel Pekarna
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Ob železnici 16, Maribor

+386 (0)59 180 880

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Q Tabor
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Q Tabor

Gorkega ulica 45, Maribor

+386 (0)2 80 51 390

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Bike Center Maribor
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Erjavčeva ulica 5, Maribor

+386 (0)2 42 01 836
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Hotel Bau
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+386 (0)51 265 768

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City Map B&B Hotel
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Obrežna ulica 33, Maribor

+386 (0)2 614 55 66
+386 (0)41 674 527

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Student Dormitories Maribor
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Gosposvetska cesta 83, Maribor

+386 (0)2 22 84 200
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Old Vine House
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Old Vine House

Vojašniška ulica 8, Maribor

+386 (0)2 25 15 100

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Maribor Art Gallery
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Strossmayerjeva ulica 6, Maribor

+386 (0)2 229 58 60

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Ibis Styles Maribor City Centre
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Volkmerjev prehod 7, Maribor

+386 (0)2 234 43 33
+386 (0)2 250 67 00

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Slovenska ulica 9, Maribor

+386 (0)2 235 02 90

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Center mobilnosti Maribor
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Partizanska cesta 21, Maribor

+386 (0)59 178 577
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