Glavni trg 2, Kamnik
Route: Kamnik–Mekinje–Stahovica–Kamniška Bistrica–Velika planina–Stahovica–(Črnivec–Terme Snovik)–Kamnik
Route elevation profile:
Route length 49,2 km | Estimated time without stops 3,5 h | Total ascent 790 m | Difficult level hard (a demanding ascent to the Črnivec pass and descent along the macadam road to Snovik) | Road type and quality Asphalt, macadam
The starting point is in front of the TIC in the old town centre of Kamnik. On the route between Kamnik and Stahovica, you can avoid the busy main road by turning right at the roundabout, then turning left at the football field and continuing past the Mekinje Convent towards Godič. The route then takes you towards the spring of the Kamniška Bistrica alongside its wild mountain rivers flow. Continue to the mountain gondola which will take you to the mountain plateau Velika planina. If you wish, you can leave the bike at the mountain gondola station and head to the mountain plateau. From the lower gondola station, a three-minute cycle ride will take you to the spring of the Kamniška Bistrica. Head back along the same route all the way to Kamnik. There is another cycling challenge for trekking cyclists who prefer more demanding trails. In Stahovica, the route will join onto the main road Kamnik-Gornji Grad before taking you on a steep climb to the Črnivec pass (902 m). Before reaching it, turn right onto the macadam road and head up the short grade. A fairly demanding descent follows through the village Bela Peč to Snovik, where you can stop for a while and go for a swim in the highest located spa in Slovenia or you can head to Potok – the spring of potable thermal water which is very popular. Head back to the main road and cycle back towards the mediaeval town of Kamnik.
The Snovik Spa is the highest located spa in Slovenia, situated in a peaceful, green environment of the valley Tuhinjska dolina, offering a covered thermal riviera as well as recreation all year round. The Snovik Spa was the first Slovenian tourist company to obtain the EU Eco-Daisy emblem for an environment-friendly tourist accommodation facility. Its wealth is primarily in high quality thermal water.