Izvir Kamniške Bistrice
Route: Izvir Kamniške Bistrice–Kamnik–Radomlje–Lukovica–Moravče–Slivna–Litija–Šmartno pri Litiji–Šentvid pri Stični–Stična–Muljava–izvir Krke
Route elevation profile:
Route length 92,7 km | Estimated time without stops 4,5 h | Total ascent 1,000 m | Difficult level hard | Road type and quality Asphalt
Start at the spring of the Kamniška Bistrica, which offers a stunning panorama over the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Head downhill through the valley of the Kamniška Bistrica via Kamnik and past the botanical garden Arboretum Volčji potok to Radomlje, turning left at the roundabout towards the village Rova. On passing Rafolče, turn sharply left by the shrine, continue past the Kersnik Castle in Brdo pri Lukovici and head downhill to the old markettown centre in Lukovica.
The road cycling route runs above the highway and takes you through the villages Spodnje Prapreče and Dole pri Kraščah all the way to Moravče. From Moravče on, follow the main road towards Kandrše and, in the settlement Trata, turn right uphill towards GEOSS and Vače.
Leaving the village, you will turn left and head downhill via Boltija into the valley of the River Sava and on to Ponoviče, where you will turn right towards Litija. On reaching the town, cross the bridge over the River Sava, cycle through the old town centre and head uphill to Šmartno pri Litiji. Its mighty Church of St. Martin is visible from far away. On reaching the church, follow the signs for Bogenšperk Castle and Novo mesto. Continue the ride uphill to the castle, then descend into the valley of the River Temenica.
After a short climb, stay right in a left turn by the Jap Inn and cycle along the meadow via Šentvid pri Stični to the main road which, after about 500 m in the settlement Griže, branches off towards Stična. Turn towards the South and cycle to Krka via Ivančna Gorica and Muljava, following the signs by the church which will lead you to the stream of the Krka. The route ends at the mighty stream of the Krka River below the cave Krška jama.
The most famous of the three springs of the Kamniška Bistrica River is the one situated in the vicinity of the Kamniška Bistrica Hut. Water flows from under the rocks overgrown with moss and then stops for a while in the artificial lake. The Kamniška Bistrica River is very picturesque in its initial flow. There is also a trail which takes you around the Predaselj gorge.