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4. Vršič

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Address: Kolodvorska ulica 1 b 4280 Kranjska Gora
Phone: ++386 4 588 50 20, ++386 4 580 94 40
Fax: ++386 4 588 50 21, ++386 4 580 94 41
e-mail:
www.kranjska-gora.si
This is the most famous mountain pass which every cyclist has to reach once in his/her life. Built in the World War I, the road connects the Zgornjesavska Valley with the Trenta Valley in the Primorska Region. The road has become the concept of bike climbs and a popular topic among cyclists who like to compare the times they needed to reach the mountain pass. The tour is not an explicit mountain bike route; you ascend the asphalt road for cars. For this reason, proceed with caution here as well. Starting off in Kranjska Gora, pass the Lek hotel where you can start to measure your ascent time. Then pass Lake Jasna and cross the bridge over the Pišnica River. There you see a turning to the Krnica Valley. The road begins to ascend and there are more and more increasingly steep hairpin bends.There are 24 hairpin bends on the way to the top; if it takes you less than one hour to reach the peak, you make it one of the top-most ascent times. Also when racing, a climb to the Vršič pass is still worth the effort – during your ascent, you can enjoy wonderful scenery of the surrounding mountains which you are approaching. If this was not challenging enough for you, you can ascend to Poštarski dom above the mountain pass. To this mountain hut, follow a very steep sandy path from which you get even more panoramic views. There are only 80 altitude meters, and if not by bike, the path with beautiful views is worth doing it at least on foot. Take the same path when returning.  



Difficulty
demanding 

Length of tour : 11,8 km

Visits
individual 

Administrator : LTO Kranjska Gora | ++386 4 588 50 20 | | last modified: 05/07/2014

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