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13. The Zacchi mountain hut

Kolodvorska ulica 1 b 4280 Kranjska Gora
++386 4 588 50 20, ++386 4 580 94 40
++386 4 588 50 21, ++386 4 580 94 41
From Kranjska Gora you cycle westwards to Rateče by taking the above mentioned cycling track on the former disused railway line. The track leads you to the border crossing. Do not forget your ID or passport although cyclists are hardly ever required to show it. After passing the border crossing, continue for about a kilometer and take the first turning to the left off the main road. Continue to the next crossroads where the left track leads back to the border. Go on to the right, straight forward and the path leads you through the forest. You arrive in Scicchizza. Take the main road, an asphalted one, leading towards the lakes Fusine (Laghi di Fusine). Turn left. A quite steep slope takes you to the first one of the lakes. Descend a bit to reach the second Lake Mangart. Passing a restaurant, continue by following a forest road to a barrier. You can either go under the barrier or carry your bike over. It is only here where the most beautiful part of the tour starts. It is not just about the view, which you can admire already up to here, but it is about the beginning of an athletic and sporty part of your bike tour. Go on to the crossroads where nice boards show you the two possibilities of the ascent to the Zacchi hut. The left one is for hikers and you will take it when descending. So, continue straight forward. There is a road to the right as well, leading towards Mangart but inconvenient for cycling. Soon you reach a concrete slope which hints you already the steep character of it. Heavy rainfalls sometimes cause rushing sweeping away some parts of the road. Therefore, you come across several concrete sections on your way to the Zacchi mountain hut. It is here where you test your physical condition. If you succeed to the top without making stops, you must be extermely fit. However, there is nothing wrong with taking some breaks – you are here to enjoy the splendid scenery of the western mountain walls of the Ponce Mountains. You reach the mountain hut hoping it is open because you really deserve refreshment. Descend by following the same steep, half-concrete road. Some might find this not interesting enough. However, you can also ride downhill by taking a well-marked and nice hiking path which starts on the left of the hut from the direction of your arrival. Since the path is used by hikers, you should show consideration for them when meeting some. Although this winding path is paved at the bends, it is still very difficult.  

moderately demanding 

Length of tour : 17 km


Destination: Julian Alps
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