Valvazorjev trg, Litija
Route: Litija–Ponoviče–Vače–Klenik–Vovše–Zasavska Sveta gora
Route elevation profile:
Route length 16,5 km | Estimated time without stops 1 – 1,5 hours | Total ascent 680 m | Difficult level hard (The last part is slightly dangerous. If you are not skilful enough, we recommend you to get off the bike and walk with it in that section) | Road type and quality macadam, forest trail, asphalt
Pot The route starts in the old part of Litija. Cross the River Sava and turn right after crossing the bridge. After 4 km of cycling, you will reach Ponoviče Castle. Continue to the settlement Mačkovina, at the crossroads turn left and cycle through the valley of the stream Vidrnica. When the road turns right uphill, cycle alongside the stream on the macadam road. At the crossroads, remains of the mill Piškov mlin are visible. Soon you will reach the restored castle mill. At the junction, turn right uphill to the meadow. You are approaching the homestead by the Ljubek Castle. Continue uphill and join onto the asphalt road, turning left at the sign. Follow the asphalt
road, in Vače turn right towards Klenik and cycle along the macadam road past Cvetež and Vovše. In Vovše, there is a wellpreserved stone pigsty which is a protected cultural monument. On leaving Vovše, join the cart track uphill towards the mountain Zasavska Sveta gora. Follow the road taking you to the top.
Zasavska Sveta The mountain Zasavska Sveta gora, along with the Church of Mary’s Birth, is one of the most visited panoramic spots in this part of Slovenia. It is situated on the ridge of the range descending into the valley of the River Sava on one side and into a narrow valley of the stream Kandrščica on the other side. It used to be especially popular among Mary’s worshippers who gathered on the mountain on her holidays. Today, the mountain is also popular among those who like nature, fresh air and nice views.