MTB PRLEKIJA - BIOTERME CULINARY TRAIL
It is 73 km long and about 900v/m.
It is suitable for fit cyclists.
The route is suitable for all types of bicycles. Slightly less suitable for road bikes. The surface is paved, mostly asphalt,
some hard gravel.
The total journey takes 6 to 8 hours.
We organise ourselves in the car park at Bioterme. Start on the right and follow the road uphill for about 1 kilometre to a junction where you turn left. After 1 kilometre turn right on the asphalt and follow the macadam path downhill to the settlement of Drakovci. After about 4 kilometres you reach the main road and continue straight on for 400 metres. At the junction of the main roads, turn sharp right onto a side asphalt road and follow the ridge alternately on asphalt and macadam to the settlement of Precetinci. At the main road turn left and follow the winding road down to the river Ščavnica. On the right is Žnidarič Mill. Just after the bridge, turn right onto the macadam path. Follow the road along the river until Stanjko Mill and then right on the embankment Lake Gayshev. Circle the lake and continue north to Logarovce. On the left are Cornus greenhouses. In Logarovci, at the junction with the main road, turn left through the diluted settlement and turn right at the chapel and the old school at 18.5 kilometres and continue on the cycle path through the forest to Boreci and the main road Ljutomer - Križevci. Cross over and you are at Zorko, where we have lunch. Behind the inn is adventure park a racecourse and a pond. Continue past the hippodrome along a field track to Grlava, where you turn right and after 1 kilometre turn left eastwards to Krapje along 1800 metres of macadam track. At the agricultural depot on the asphalt, turn right and drive to the chapel in Krapje. Turn left here and follow the marked dirt tracks to Gezova Cave and on to the settlement of Mota. In Mota, turn left after the sawmill and drive 400 metres to the ford sign, where you turn left towards the Mura. After 1200 metres, we are at Tinekov ford, where you can take a ford on the other side of the River Mura if you wish. We return along the same route back to the village of Mota. Turn right on the main road and then left at the crossroads after 400 metres. Follow the flat road to the village of Cven. In the village, pass the chapel on the right and turn off the main road to the left in an easterly direction. After the end of the village, you reach a dirt road and at a bend in the woods, turn right onto a narrow, well-trodden dirt road. After 1 kilometre, take the path to the left towards the Babji Ložič forest reserve. On the other side of the reserve, cross the river Ščavnica and after 800 metres you will reach the railway station Ljutomer. Continue towards the main square of Ljutomer, where we have a break and sightseeing in Ljutomer. From Ljutomer, continue along the Ormoška road. At the crossroads turn right and follow the cycle path under the overpass. At the end of the overpass, cross the road and follow the narrow dirt track to Ljutomer Ponds. By the ponds, you will pass through the forest to the village of Gresovščak. Follow the path to the end of the asphalt, going slightly uphill. to the Kaučič vineyard, where wine tasting is possible. Continue along the path between the vineyards to Šiponovy Breg and then left along the asphalt road to Jerusalem. Continue west along the undulating asphalt road for 2 kilometres to Veličana. Ahead we see Taverna guest house, where you can enjoy refreshments and a tasting at the Malek Zidanica. Before the Taverna, turn right and after a sharp downhill, turn left and immediately right uphill to Cerovec Stank Vraz. Slightly climb and at the top turn left and descend to the main road Žerovinci. Cross the road and after 800 metres pass an overpass and turn left into the village of Mekotnjak. After a slight climb at the top, turn left and right at the fire station. Take a break at Tourist Farmhouse in the Tompa countryside. Continue along the Old Road along the ridge for about 4 kilometres. Left and right village marshes. At the junction with the main road turn sharp left onto the macadam. Through the forest you reach Pršetince. Keep right and at the bottom, at the end of Pršetinci, turn right, slightly uphill to the macadam and continue along the stream to Koračice. Turn left on the main road and after 100 metres turn right towards Sv. Tomaž. In the village of Sv. Tomaž, turn right at the school onto the macadam and descend through the forest to the Lešnica stream. Turn left on the tarmac below and then keep right and slightly uphill. At the top, keep left on the macadam after the village of Trnovci. Follow the Bioterme signs and bear right onto the main road to the finish.
DON'T MISS THE SURCHARGE ON THE CYCLE ROUTE
- Zorko Guesthouse, lunch 20€/person/frame price - fixed price for lunch will be communicated upon booking confirmation
- Tinekov ford, 2,5€/rider
- Museum of the Kasač Ljutomer, 4€/person
- Kaučič Viticulture, wine tasting 5€/3 wine samples, 7€/5 samples
- Taverna Restaurant, slice 9€/person
- Malek Winery, wine tasting 12€/5 samples
- Rural tourism in Tompa, post-prandial breakfast + juice 4€/person.