The city of Maribor
, famed for its culture and remarkable wine tradition, is known in the mountain biking world as an MTB World Cup venue. Marked by the green Pohorje Hills, scenic vineyards on the slopes and the Drava River
, it offers amazing cycling experiences. Suitable for families, mountain bikers and road cyclists.
Slovenia’s most famous cycling hub, Maribor is a world-class cycling competition venue whose name enjoys worldwide recognition. But with its rich wine, culinary and cultural heritage Maribor is more than just a good starting point for various trips. Three wine roads, which are also perfect for cycling adventures begin at the Old Vine, the oldest grape vine in the world
, in the old town core. The diversity of the city and the surroundings draws visitors all year round, and the best time to visit Pohorje is from early spring to late autumn. Cycling tours
In the embrace of green Pohorje, winegrowing hills, and the gravel terraces of the river Drava you can do road cycling or mountain biking or take a cycling trip with your family. There is something for every cycling fan, no matter what. Mountain bikers can discover and explore Pohorje and do the waymarked 75 km Pohorje Biking Transversal. Adrenaline seekers can cycle through Bike Park Pohorje, a downhill world cup race venue. Of course the cable car is not the only way to reach the summit of Pohorje, as there are numerous roads leading up there from several directions; you can climb the roads individually, to beat a personal best or you can include them in your traverse across Pohorje (the climbs start in Oplotnica, Slovenska Bistrica, Zgornja Polskava, Fram, Hoče, Maribor, Pekre and Ruše
The Pohorje foothills are laced with vineyards, where you can enjoy wine tasting and culinary delights, and can admire magnificent views. Or you can take the international Drava Bicycle Trail along the river Drava, whose 129 km leg in Slovenia runs through Maribor. There are also two more trails that include Maribor: the Bicycle Trail Over the Hills of Slovenske Gorice and the Amber Cycling Trail from the Baltic to the Adriatic. Cycling packagesThe Wine Road City Adventure package
- 2x bed and breakfast at a three-star hotel,
- bicycle rental and tourist tax.
Enjoy the exciting city and explore the vineyards and orchards of this green region.
Price: from EUR 70 per person (for 2+ participants).Additional offers
Bicycle rental available at TIC Maribor, Maribor railway station, the lower and upper stations of the Pohorje cable car (ŠC Pohorje), and the cycling hotels. Pohorje Bike Park, Pohorje Adrenaline Park, Betnava Adventure Park.
Families:4 Cycling tour profile
Total distance: 1000+ km
Individual route length: 5–75 km
No. of tours: 20+
Number of marked routes: 10
Lowest point: 275 m above sea level
Highest point: 1,400 m above sea levelEvents
- MTB World Cup, June
- Fruit and Wine Road Marathon, June
- Pohorje Cycling Marathon, June
- Climb to Trije Kralji, August