An idyllic cycling path will take us out of the town centre and its hustle and bustle and straight below the Gorjance mountain chain and its mighty trees, into the peaceful and intact nature. Here you will come in touch with villages, such as Ravnace, which is a genuine example of the typical local rural architecture. A part of the path will take you through a busy road to Suhor, and from there you will explore the region while passing Dragomlja vas, Lokvica, and Krvavčji Vrh. The road will occasionally cross fields and vineyards planted with birch trees. You will surely enjoy these places, the locals, and their spirit.

Technical description

  • Waypoints: Metlika-Grabrovec-Bušinja vas-Dolnji Suhor-Ravnace-Drage-Dole-Hrast-Suhor-Dragomlja vas-Lokvica-Krvavčji Vrh-Metlika
  • Start: TIC Metlika
  • Access: by car or by train from Novo mesto
  • Length: 24 km
  • Time: 3 h
  • Highest Point: Drage, 457 m
  • Difficulty: medium

Points of interest

Metlika old town centre, Metlika Castle, Bela Krajina Museum, Dr Branko Božič Slovenian Fire-Fighting Museum, Kambič Gallery, Church of St. Nicholas, Church of St. Martin by the plague spot, Urbanova path, Grabrovec winegrowing district, partisan memorial plaque in Suhor, villages where you can see many typical Bela krajina houses (Ravnace, Drage, Dole), Greek Catholic Church Svetica, in Hrast you will see the archaeological site from the period of the Roman Empire

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Ravnace cycling path