sv. Rupert, Šentrupert
Route: Šentrupert–Čatež–Velika Loka–Dobrnič–Žužemberk–Zagradec–Muljava–Ivančna Gorica
Route elevation profile:
Route length 63,0 km | Estimated time without stops 2,5 hours | Total ascent: 610 m | Difficulty level Simple | Road type and quality asphalt
You Starting at the square in Šentrupert, turn onto the main road towards Mirna. Below the hill Vesela gora by the forest, turn right uphill and continue through the village Trstenik. Soon the route joins onto the main road towards Mirna. Cycle along the main road to the turning for Brezovica pri Mirni, turn right uphill and continue along the main road through the village Račje selo. Turn right and cycle through the villages Blato and Velika Ševnica. The route takes you on a steep climb to Sejenice and Čatež. Continue the ride downhill along the main road and past Velika Loka to the village Štefan where you will turn sharply right through the village Zidani Most and cycle uphill. Turn left above the highway via the village Občine and continue to Dobrnič. Stay on the main road which turns right by the stone wall. Continue along the main road through the village Dobrava. On reaching Žužemberk, turn right at the main junction onto the main road towards Ivančna Gorica. The route takes you along the regional road through the valley of the Krka River, past the villages Zagradec, Gabrovčec, Muljava all the way to Ivančna Gorica.
Muljava is a friendly village in Dolenjska known for the writer Josip Jurčič. He spent his youth there and preserved the pulse of his time and people’s character in his literary work. Time stops at the patio of his birthplace, which has been turned into a museum. The localtheatre group traditionally performs Jurčič’s work in their theatre, which locals are deservedly proud of.