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Župančičeva kolesarska pot

An indispensable choice for lovers of cultural, historical and

natural sights. The intermediate cycling trail will amaze

even more demanding recreational cyclists since the trail above the Kolpa River across the villages of Zilje, Balkovci in Preloka ascends steadily. A beautiful side trail to the village of Marindol creates a real experience of peace among the Bela krajina “steljniki” meadows. The trail is named after our fellow countryman, poet and writer Oton Župančič, who was born in Vinica, Bela krajina, and spent his youth in Dragatuš. The trail is predominantly lead through the Kolpa Regional Park and the Lahinja Regional Park.

Technical description

  • Waypoints: Črnomelj-Butoraj-Velika Lahinja-Brdarci-Podlog-Pusti Gradec-Veliki Nerajec-Mala Lahinja-Belčji Vrh-Perudina-Ogulin-Vinica-Zilje-Preloka-Žuniči-Marindol-Adlešiči-Črnomelj.

  • Start: TIC Črnomelj

  • Access:
    • z avtomobilom: Novo mesto–Metlika-Črnomelj ali Ivančna Gorica–Žužemberk–Dolenjske Toplice-Črnomelj
    • z vlakom: iz Metlike ali Novega mesta
  • Length: 46 km

  • Time: 4 h

  • Highest point: Žeželj, 300 m

  • Difficulty: easy

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Points of interest

Črnomelj’s old town core (St. Peter’s Parish Church, Municipal Museum Collection Črnomelj, Pastoral Centre, Holy Ghost Church, Primožič House), Lahinja River Nature Park, Kolpa River Nature Park, Žeželj (pilgrimage church dedicated to the Virgin Mary), Vinica (Oton Župančič Memorial Collection), Preloka (Church of the Holy Trinity, observation point), Šokčev dvor in Žuniči (Uskok homestead), Apiculture Learning Trail of Bela krajina, handicraft galleries in Adlešiči and Rim.

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