Pekel    43.5 km    1060 m     2:30  h

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no.

m

km

direction

1

305

0

start in front of the post office in the center of Borovnica; turn on the main road leading across the town towards Pekel, direction S

2

310

2,14

going under the railway, which does a big turn here in Borovnica valley; right after the railway cont. straight

3

315

3,00

right  and uphill at the crossing of four roads in the village of  Brezovica (past the house with no. 4 on the left)

4

365

3,49

going past some farms

5

380

3,82

the end of asphalt

6

425

4,60

left  at the crossing (warning sign "obmocje meveda" = the bear territory)

7

676

8,00

take second branch on right at bigger crossing (direction S)

8

670

8,68

right  at smaller crossing and soon...

9

670

8,78

left & straight  after crossing of Borovniscica river

10

675

9,21

left at the crossing

11

690

9,77

right & straight

12

785

10,85

side branch on the right; cont. straight; leveling coming soon

13

815

11,30

leveling

14

780

11,74

asphalt and entering the village of Kozljek

15

780

12,27

right on wider asphalt road

16

700

13,78

right in the middle of Dobec village, where a road mirror is

17

680

14,34

macadam and...

18

680

14,47

there is a spring little further on the right; cont. on macadam

19

665

15,02

right  on the THIRD cart track in a row, which slowly turns right into the woods

20

645

15,22

right follow main cart track

21

650

15,39

left on more bitten cart track

22

625

15,76

getting out of the woods on a meadow

23

595

16,65

follow more bitten cart track (right)

24

590

17,08

right on a nice macadam road

25

600

17,57

right at the crossing

26

700

20,02

right at a bigger triangular crossing

27

705

20,60

left at another triangular crossing

28

700

20,99

right on main road

29

665

23,22

smaller cabins an the left

30

660

23,56

side branch on the left, cont. straight

31

670

23,66

left on branch of macadam

32

670

24,66

left over known river (no. 9)

33

670

24,73

left at known crossing (no. 8),

34

676

25,39

sharp right uphill at the bigger crossing (no. 7)

35

740

26,03

left in direction of Krimska jama (=cave)

36

810

28,56

right on forest cart track just before a sharp right turn (road ends after 200 m of descent)

37

810

28,74

straight, follow the forest cart track

38

810

28,95

left on a cart track

39

810

29,13

right & straight on LESS bitten way, which goes between two pine trees (left leg soon disappears in the bush); after 50 m there is a mark "P" on a tree; ride in E direction

40

810

29,25

on the right pine tree, there is a red & white triangle sign

41

800

29,65

left towards Rakitna on main road Rakitna - Cerknica

42

860

30,55

left on a side road after a longer straight section on the right turn there is a branch of a side macadam road and there is also a "no traffic" sign

43

825

31,10

after a short descent cont. straight at the bottom and uphill (past two side branches on both sides)

44

825

31,42

past a side branch on the left

45

885

32,56

just before the road descends to its end, there is a path on the left. leading to a small meadow on the crest with magnificent view over Pekel gorge you can walk there to have a look

46

880

32,66

take right one among three cart tracks at the end of the road (it is marked with triangle signs and soon becomes narrower)

47

920

33,11

getting out on the open

48

865

33,63

straight and down the hill

49

830

34,21

straight past a bench on the left and into the woods; former cart track turns sharply right towards Rakitna

50

840

34,53

beginning of a quite rough DH - all the way down to a wider macadam road

51

690

35,67

right on the macadam and right away on the left lower leg

52

560

37,24

left at triangular crossing

53

560

37,59

left at the crossing

54

525

38,26

right at a sharp left turn on a wider forest trail, called also Kamikaze; at the beginning up and down an then a nice DH follows with steep and soft last section

55

345

39,89

left on asphalt in the village of Nizevec and down to main road on which you descent to...

56

315

40,51

known crossing (no. 3), where you turn right  and return to the starting point

57

305

43,51

Post Office in Borovnica