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1. Rateče - To the spring of Slovenia’s longest river

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Address: Kolodvorska ulica 1 b 4280 Kranjska Gora
Phone: ++386 4 588 50 20, ++386 4 580 94 40
Fax: ++386 4 588 50 21, ++386 4 580 94 41
e-mail:
www.kranjska-gora.si
Stretching from Rateče towards the east, a former disused railway is now restored as a cycle track leading from Kranjska Gora to Rateče as well as to the other side - Jesenice. The path is convenient for a family cycle ride. Apart from cyclists, the bike track is used by skaters and hikers as well. As the cyclists are the fastest, they have to show consideration for other track users. Many children make their first steps in learning to ride a bike here; the asphalt path is wide and not steep. You start off the bike route in Kranjska Gora, passing Podkoren which is situated on the opposite bank of the Sava River – the sunny side of the valley that was, as well as its side valleys, shaped by glaciers in the past. Shortly after Podkoren, the track brings you to the Zelenci natural reserve which is the spring of the Sava Dolinka River. The name (Zelenci – “the Greens”) hints you already the colour of the little lake lying on a swampy terrain. After leaving Zelenci behind you, the valley soon opens up and the side Planica Valley appears to the south, rich with the well-known ski jumps. Only few minutes more, and you arrive in Rateče, the last village before the Italian border and one of the coldest places in Slovenia.  



Difficulty
undemanding 

Road cycling:
5 

Touring:
5 

MTB:
3 

Families:
5 

Length of tour : 5,7 km

Visits
individual 

Administrator : LTO Kranjska Gora | ++386 4 588 50 20 | | last modified: 26/06/2012

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