Route elevation profile:
Route length 20,1 km | Estimated time without stops 1,5 hours | Total ascent 520 m | Difficult level medium | Road type and quality macadam, asphalt
The route starts in Blagovica, following the regional road Ljubljana- Maribor to Trojane via the villages Podmilj and Šentožbolt. In Trojane, descend from the inn along the regional road and, after 200 m, turn left at the junction onto the local road towards the fire station (wooden signpost Planina Lipovec). Continue past the fire station to the stream Bolska, following it by using blazes. Cycle along the surfaced macadam road through the beautiful valley of the stream Bolska before reaching the forest, where the road turns sharply left. The route takes you on a 3-km-long climb to the alp Lipovec, which is a nice place for a rest stop. A wellsurfaced road takes you on several climbs. There are also several turnings along the road – stay left at all time. After a long descent, the main road turns right towards Kekec – turn left here onto a cart track climbing towards the clearing below Špilek. At the remote house, turn left again, descend the steep grade and cycle into the village Gabrje pod Špilkom. Keep descending along the asphalt local road into the valley, where you will turn left at the junction and continue alongside the stream Zlatenščica to the starting point in Blagovica.
The valley Črni Graben is situated in the river basin of the Radomlja, stretching all the way from Prevoje pri Šentvidu and Lukovica to the Trojane hill. Numerous important routes had run through it since prehistoric times. First the renowned Jantar Trail from Aquileia to the Baltic Sea, a few centuries later the Roman road Emona-Atrans- Celeia, which became disused in the Middle Ages, and then the road between Trieste and Vienna, which was renovated at the beginning of the 18th century.