Stage:

Radlje ob Dravi–Maribor

Distance: 45 km
Percentage of asphalt: 80 %
Climb: 964 m
Drop: 1035 m

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.

Več

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
Bicycle rental, bicycle repair

Bike shop Radlje

Koroška cesta 65c, Radlje ob Dravi

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

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Marenberški mladinski hotel
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Marenberški mladinski hotel

Mariborska cesta 4, Radlje ob Dravi

+386 (0)41 771 178

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Pnevmatik center Širnik
Bicycle rental, bicycle repair

Pnevmatik center Širnik

Mariborska cesta 41, Radlje ob Dravi

+386 (0)2 88 80 288
+386 (0)41 670 961

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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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Trgovina in gostilna Uran
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Trgovina in gostilna Uran

Janževski vrh 75, 2363 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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Park ob gradu Viltuš
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Park ob gradu Viltuš

Spodnji Slemen 30, 2352 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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Drava Center
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Drava Center

Limbuško nabrežje 2, Maribor

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

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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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Restavracija Vnukec
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Restavracija Vnukec

Ob Blažovnici 86, Limbuš

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

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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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Prenočišča Pri gondoli

Naveršnikova ulica 30, Maribor

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

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Draš center
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Draš center

Pohorska ulica, Maribor

+386 (0)2 05 90 76 600

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Autocamp Kekec
Camp

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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Adventure park Betnava Maribor

Ljubljanska ulica 128, Maribor

+386 (0)31 787 425

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Hotel Betnava
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Hotel Betnava

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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Hotel Tabor

Ulica heroja Zidanška 18, Slovenija

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

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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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Bike Center Maribor

Erjavčeva ulica 5, Maribor

+386 (0)2 42 01 836
+386 (0)40 208 335

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Hotel Bau
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Hotel Bau

Limbuška cesta 85, Maribor

+386 (0)51 265 768

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Student Dormitories Maribor
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Student Dormitories Maribor

Gosposvetska cesta 83, Maribor

+386 (0)2 22 84 200, +386 (0) 31 659 980

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Old Vine House
Destination

Old Vine House

Vojašniška ulica 8, Maribor

+386 (0)2 25 15 100

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Hotel Lent
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Hotel Lent

Dravska ulica 9, 2000 Maribor

+386 (0)41 667 112

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Maribor Art Gallery
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Maribor Art Gallery

Strossmayerjeva ulica 6, Maribor

+386 (0)2 229 58 60

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Hotel Orel
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Hotel Orel

Volkmerjev prehod 7, Maribor

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

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Q Slovenska
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Q Slovenska

Slovenska ulica 9, Maribor

+386 (0)2 235 02 90

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Center mobilnosti Maribor
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Center mobilnosti Maribor

Partizanska cesta 21, Maribor

+386 (0)5 91 78 577
+386 (0)40 556 459

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