Loke – Klanc – Dobrna – Prelska – Bevče
Velenje, Bevče, Dobrna, Vinska gora
Take the cycling lane in the direction of Šalek Castle up to the traffic light before the tunnel, where you take the left in the intersection, continue past Šalek Primary School to Selo and then past the plastics plant where you will cross main road between Velenje and Slovenj Gradec. After 200 m, with Vegrad’s quarry behind you, you will join the gravel cycling and hiking trail on the right bank of the River Paka. Immediately after crossing the bridge, turn left and continue on the former railway track on the left bank of the River Paka. When you arrive to the first crossing with a paved road next to the Erbus tyre shop (image) at 4.20 km, turn right and continue on asphalt to Loke. This road climbs for 5.29 km until you reach Habe, but you should turn right to a gravel road just before. Once the slope becomes flat again, you will get to an intersection where you should steer left and from the Hunter’s Lodge start descending to Dobrna on paved surfaces. You’ll be going through a hamlet called Klanec (‘slope’ in Slovene) and it must be said that this name was not selected at random. Continue until you reach the first major junction outside of Dobrna, then proceed along the foot of Castle Kačnik and past the deer enclosure (image B) to Prelska – Vinska gora – over Nanojca to Bevče and finally to the initial starting point. A total of 4.85 km on unpaved surfaces.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRAIL
Length of the trail: 27 km
Total climbs: 690 m
Total descents: 690 m