Glavni trg 1, 1241 Kamnik
Route: Kamnik–Motnik–Trojane–Blagovica–Pšajnovica–Zgornje Palovče–Kamnik
Route elevation profile:
Route length 61,5 km | Estimated time without stops 3 h | Total ascent 1,310 m | Difficult level hard | Road type and quality Asphalt
Start your trip in the mediaeval Kamnik, cycling towards the green valley Tuhinjska dolina. The route passes the villages of the valley Tuhinjska dolina, the Snovik Spa and runs through the pass Kozjak all the way to Motnik. Head into the village, climb to the pass Strmec and continue to the Trojane hill, known for tasty donuts. Leaving the Trojane hill, the route will take you along the regional road to Blagovica in the valley Črni graben. In Blagovica, turn right and climb to Pšajnovica, a village situated on the ridge between the valleys Črni graben and Tuhinjska dolina. The route takes you on to the village Zgornje Palovče, which is known for the 350-year-old Budnar Homestead with the black kitchen. Leaving Zgornje Palovče you will head downhill towards Kamnik, past the turning for the Old Castle, which offers a beautiful panorama over Kamnik.
Motnik is one of the market towns in the municipality of Kamnik. It was granted market-town rights already in 1423 by Ernest the Iron, the last duke to be enthroned in the Slovene language on the plain Gosposvetsko polje. Motnik was a renowned place throughout its time of existence as the so-called imperial road ran through it for 200 years in the Middle Ages, and not through the Trojane hill and the valley Črni graben, as it does today.