Pohorje    60 km      1580 m     4  h

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no.

m

km

direction

1

1040

0

start from asphalt parking in front of Pohorje funicular upper station near Bellevue Hotel in direction W go left if you look in direction of Maribor

2

1040

0,05

right at the end of the parking, go on macadam cart track (direction "Dom na Peckah")

3

1029

0,36

left uphill on grassy cart track (marked with "1" Slovenian hiking  trail, red & white signs)

4

1101

1,02

cart track splits & a junction of wider cart track from left along the woods; cont. towards belvedere on left cart track (you can also go straight, it is steeper though!)

5

1147

1,41

Maribor belvedere; cont. left towards W; follow wider and marked cart track, despite multiple side branches

6

1132

2,93

straight on main cart track (pass Pri bukvi)

7

1138

3,16

left on more bitten path at the split

8

1123

3,39

cross macadam; cont. straight in the same direction

9

1192

6,25

junction of a cart track from right; cont. straight and after 60 m ...

10

1214

6,31

right on asphalt road towards Areh

11

1246

6,82

Areh; cont. on asphalt in the same direction across large parking

12

1246

7,10

left on macadam road at the end of the parking

13

1239

7,59

left on marked cart track (direction Osankarica); follow red & white signs (marks)!!!

14

1238

7,66

keep to the left

15

1242

8,03

right uphill

16

1243

9,11

straight; follow red & white signs (marks) all the way!!! (from here on, the terrain is more demanding)

17

1226

9,51

cross macadam and cont. in the same direction

18

1223

9,55

right at the split

19

1127

10,92

sharp right downhill on marked trail

20

1101

11,07

straight and then right out on the open, where there are more branches; follow  the red & white signs (marks)

21

1102

11,29

cross macadam (a ramp); cont. straight on rough terrain; trail  gets narrower soon...

22

1118

11,85

... and there is a very steep but short ascent (cyclable in dry conditions)

23

1132

11,99

on right leg

24

1055

12,73

straight across macadam and cont. on singletrack

25

1042

12,79

left on macadam

26

1029

12,99

cont. on macadam past benches and branch of hiking trail

27

1062

13,48

left at the crossing

28

1083

13,81

straight on worse cart track

29

1090

13,84

left (red signpost Klopni vrh)

30

1097

14,08

straight (direction Osankarica)

31

1097

14,93

straight (a bridge on the left, across a stream)

32

1246

17,37

left on marked trail

 (HARDLY VISIBLE!)

33

1234

17,58

crossing the water; cont. right  and follow the red & white signs (marks)

34

1249

17,99

left  at the split (direction Koca na Pesku)

35

1272

18,50

right on marked trail (cart track goes towards macadam road, which you are about to cross several times)

36

1273

18,68

right on macadam

37

1275

19,29

right on marked trail (P.P. 5)

38

1266

19,59

right on macadam

39

1292

20,45

right on marked trail

40

1289

20,83

right on macadam and soon after 40m

41

1280

20,87

on a left turn again on marked trail steep uphill (if you missed, then you are at the bottom of the valley at the crossing of macadam roads turn right and join the described trail at no. 44)

42

1314

21,13

leveling

43

1270

21,64

keep to the left at the pass

44

1253

22,12

right and in direction of Rogla, when you come out of the woods on macadam bigger macadam crossing

45

1275

22,35

right and uphill in direction of Rogla on new  marked path (you can also cont. on macadam to Koca na pesku hut to no. 46)

46

1386

24,55

left on asphalt at Koca na Pesku hut -  towards Rogla (direction SE) and soon after 90m...

47

1386

24,64

right on wider marked cart track and follow it all the way up to ski slopes (at a sharp right turn don't go on marked trail going straight uphill, because it is not cyclable)

48

1507

26,04

left when you get out on the open at the top of the ski slope, called Masin zaga; and after 80m ...

49

1510

26,12

right at silver ski lift tower

and after 40m again right you soon get out on a wide meadow just beneath Rogla ski resort; cont. straight up to the resort on either side of the football field

50

1450

27,11

Rogla ski resort; cont. towards Lovrenska lakes and Ribniska hut all the way on a marked trail (start across the meadow in NW direction; trail leads past a concrete pillar monument, that you can see from a distance)

51

1450

27,96

left in direction of Lovrenska lakes

52

1455

31,07

left at the split turn right if you want to visit Lovrenska lakes

53

1265

33,71

you reach the bottom (Ribnisko sedlo - pass), there is a steep and long climb ahead, which is otherwise cyclable all the way

54

1537

35,37

Ribniski vrh - peak; cont. in the same direction, right if you want rough DH or left for easier DH

55

1480

35,69

straight and uphill, when reaching macadam, towards the hut

56

1533

36,06

Ribniska koca - hut; on western side of the hut, find a marked trail (left side, if you look from the road) and descent to the valley (it takes a solid hour from here to the finish)

57

1484

36,23

cottage; cont. on left side and soon you reach the woods, where you find a difficult but short section

58

1346

36,77

wide forest track

59

1334

36,86

go on marked trail straight on - at a right turn of the wide track

60

1196

37,79

trail turns into a ravine (just follow the red & white signs!)

61

1121

38,21

you get to macadam road; descent to Koca na Pesniku - hut, which is on the right side of the road, cont. straight on the cart track passing right in front of the hut, then across the meadow towards the forest, where the trail continues (you can see from a distance red & white sign on a pine tree)

62

995

38,92

cross macadam and cont. on the trail in the same direction

63

750

39,69

you get out on the open; descent towards the village of Ribnica

64

735

40,43

left on the asphalt

65

714

40,62

left in the middle of Ribnica (direction Radlje) and follow main road all the way to Vuhred

66

598

43,49

macadam

67

423

49,22

asphalt

68

370

50,52

right at the crossing in the middle of Vuhred across a small bridge

69

365

50,78

right before a bigger bridge across the Drava river towards ...

or straight on if you want to catch a bus see below

70

335

51,10

Vuhred Railway Station

Additional (getting back to Maribor):

1. BUS (+ approx 9 km)

- in Vuhred don't turn towards the Railway Station, cont. straight on main asphalt road across the bridge, crossing the Drava river

- after 2 km go left at the crossing towards Radlje, there is another  kilometer to the BUS stop in the center of Radlje

- in Maribor, get off at the students' campus

2. TRAIN  (+ approx 6 km)

- in Maribor, get off at Hidromontaza