Sokolska ulica, 1295 Ivančna Gorica
Route: Ivančna Gorica–Višnja Gora–Polževo–Male Vrhe–Krka–Muljava–Malo Črnelo–Ivančna Gorica
Route elevation profile:
Route length 32,6 km | Estimated time without stops 2 h | Total ascent 390 m | Difficult level medium | Road type and quality Asphalt
The starting point is in the street Sokolska ulica in Ivančna Gorica. Continue along the old road to Višnja Gora. On arriving there, follow the signs for Polževo. Continue the ride uphill to the Dinaric-Karst plateau Polževo, which is situated south of Višnja Gora. Cycle past the villages Male Vrhe and Velike Vrhe. In Velike Vrhe stay right, continuing along the macadam road through the plain into the forest. Then join onto the main macadam road Krka-Grosuplje and turn left towards the spring of the River Krka. On heading back to the village Krka, cross the bridge over the river and continue along by ways through the village Znojile all the way to Muljava. On cycling from Muljava to Ivančna Gorica, stay on the main road for about a kilometer, then turn left onto a byway through the village Črnelo and head back to Ivančna Gorica, where you started your cycling trip.
The Krka is one of the most interesting carstic rivers in Slovenia. The view of its spring is very picturesque – it springs from under the mountains in the village Krka below the cave Krška jama. The proteus resides there and can also be seen by the visitors. The ride along the peaceful river is suitable for all family members. Kayakers
and fishermen will be especially fond of it. In the past, numerous mills and sawmills operated by the River Krka.