Dragonja    34 km    660 m   2:30 h

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1

34

0

take narrow asphalt road going slightly down hill from a bus stop in E direction (to get to the bus stop, go left at a bigger crossing in the middle of Dragonja village from the main road Koper Buje, in direction Nova vas and Sv. Peter and cont. for a couple of hundred meters) 

2

20

0,82

macadam (passing rubbish dump)

3

29

1,30

branch of a  macadam road on right keep on the main road

4

44

3,65

asphalt branch on the left uphill; cont. straight on macadam road

5

64

6,03

split; go right

6

95

7,84

two side cart tracks on left; go right

7

85

8,23

right across the Pinjevec river at the crossing in Skrline (this is not a village, just a couple of deserted houses)

8

80

8,59

left just before crossing the river Dragonja go on a narrow and here and there very rough cart track

9

104

9,49

deserted buildings; keep on the cart track, which around the turn becomes very rough and steep (for a short distance luckily)

10

146

9,83

straight end of uphill (leveling) and crossing; cont. in the same direction on cart track

11

117

11,05

1st crossing over Dragonja river you find a few meters further up from the point, where the river cuts the way; carry the bike straight across the river and look for a trail on the other side, which goes along and very close to the left bank of the river go upstream

 

(left/right bank with reference to the direction in which the river flows!)

12

118

11,15

2nd crossing; cont. on the other side on clearly visible trail

13

113

11,65

singletrack turns literally  into the river -  cont. 40 m upstream, walking on riverbed up to...

Orientation is quite difficult from here on. Luckily, there is a power cable crossing the valley and the river further up. If you can't find the way, cont. upstream on the bank of the river or on the riverbed (approx. 400 m), until you reach the point, where the power cable crosses the river. Follow the cable away from the river to the west (approx. 30 m), until you reach the cable pillar. The lost trail should be right there, go right then. This is no. 19 from the Road Book. Don't forget to reset the computer counter!

14

113

11,69

3rd crossing, where go to the other side (left bank) and cont. to...

15

114

11,74

the first river turn, follow it and when the turn ends, find the trail on the other side of the river , right bank , which is not clearly visible. This is 4th crossing.

16

114

11,76

trail splits; go left (in a few meters there is a "stair" and you have to lift the bike)

17

116

11,90

the trail almost disappears because of thick bush; cont. in the same direction along the right bank of the river; if you managed to find the right way, you go past some ruins and soon reach...

18

760

12,00

nice singletrack; go right

Reset the computer counter!

19

125

0

(12,09)

power cable pillar, here you can reset the counter

20

139

0,55

(12,64)

trail turns sharp left (you can also go straight on), follow it and you reach a small meadow, cont. to...

21

141

0,68

(12,77)

the fence at the end of the meadow and turn right, slightly down hill on a horse trail

22

136

0,76

(12,85)

left at the second meadow, towards the house (Zankolic mill)

23

137

0,81

(12,90)

go across the yard of the house

24

140

1,00

(13,09)

right at the split, go on narrower trail

25

141

1,37

(13,46)

5th crossing over Dragonja; more trails in the same direction - cont. on the biggest, more ridden

26

146

1,52

(13,61)

left at the split

27

151

1,67

(13,76)

at the river again, turn towards it and...

28

150

1,68

(13,77)

6th crossing over Dragonja and cont. straight on the other side on narrow and very steep trail walk a few meters until you reach...

29

155

1,69

(13,78)

leveling on the meadow, where you turn right and soon ...

30

155

1,71

(13,80)

at poorly visible split again right and cont. on overgrown trail to...

31

158

1,77

(13,86)

a nice cart track and cont. in the same direction

32

161

1,98

(14,07)

gate

33

160

2,00

(14,09)

crossing over Truske creek

34

268

3,22

(15,31)

left on nice and narrow macadam road, which connects scattered village of Truske; if you go right, you can climb up Vrsic and have a magnificent view

35

270

3,37

 (15,46)

in Gonjace cont. on asphalt

36

305

4,14

(16,23)

on the left, asphalt branches off towards the church  Sv. Kancijan; cont. right

37

314

4,63

(16,72)

left at the crossing of local asphalt roads in Kortina

38

358

4,92

 (17,01)

left on narrower asphalt road (at crossing next to small chapel; direction Borst)

39

352

7,80

(19,89)

Borst village; go straight in direction to Labor

40

330

10,07 (22,16)

in the middle of Labor village asphalt splits; go left towards the cemetery and church, past the house with no. 28

41

326

10,22

(22,31)

end of asphalt, cont. straight on rocky and grassy cart track

42

146

11,86 (23,95)

right at known crossing (no. 10); return the same way back

43

80

13,10 (25,19)

right on wider cart track (known crossing no. 8)

44

85

13,46 (25,55)

the last crossing of water at v Skrline and  left at known crossing no. 7 and back the way you came to the...

67

34

21,69 (33,78)

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