Drava Cycling Route chosen as one of the most popular river cycling routes in Europe
Readers of the renowned German magazine Bike & Travel have chosen the Drava Cycling Route as one of the most popular river cycling routes in Europe,
Connecting four countries
The cycling route along Drava river runs through four countries – Italy, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, and has a total length of about 710 km.
The route begins right next to the source of Drava on Toblach Field (Toblach) in Italy. It then continues through Austria, Slovenia, and finally Croatia.
The Slovenian section of the route (145 km) starts at the Austrian-Slovenian border crossing Vič (Rabenstein). It runs towards Dravograd, and then on the other side of the river Drava through Bukovje, Trbonje, Dravče, Vuzenica, and Vuhred until reaching Podvelke.
The section predominantly runs along less travelled local roads. It also includes a more demanding climb between Podvelka and Lovrenc na Pohorju, therefore trekking or mountain bikes are recommended.
You can include train-rides
Some more demanding climbs of the route – like the climb to Lovrenc na Pohorju – can be avoided by using a local train connection between.
The Slovenian route runs also between Maribor and Ptuj (with a choice of two cycling routes). It continues its way towards Croatia towards Varaždin, all the way up to Legrad, where Mura river discharges into Drava river.
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