The Zreče Pohorje area holds many possibilities for cycling on marked routes, accompanied by a state-of-the-art satellite navigation system or local guides. The beneficial atmosphere of the natural climatic health resort will make you jump on your bicycle and explore the wealth of natural and cultural heritage sites.
The Zreče Pohorje area, with Rogla and Terme Zreče, is the green heart of the tourist region which boasts plenty of quality hotels and self-contained accommodation units along with exceptional tourist farms. Cycling fans will love the untouched scenery, the mild mid-elevation climate and the numerous marked and unmarked cycling routes, which can be discovered with the help of modern GPS navigation systems. But the riding uphill is not the only thing that will leave you breathless, as the region is known for its picturesque natural and cultural attractions, ethnological hallmarks of the region and friendly, warm people. Zreče and Rogla lie close to the main Ljubljana–Maribor motorway and are a great starting point for cycling trips around the Pohorje massif, from Maribor to Slovenj Gradec Pohorje, which is taken in by the Pohorje Biking Transversal.Cycling tours
Cycling tours generally start at two locations: at Zreče, with the Terme Zreče spa, and Rogla.
The tours starting at Rogla are circular, with distances ranging from 27 to 40 km, and include many sites of interest and climbs to the Pohorje summits, for instance Osankarica and Jurgovo. You can visit the mighty trees of the Šumik ancient forest, the natural reserve in the Lobnica Valley, several places commemorating the world war and the famed Pohorje Battalion, and many other sites. The tours starting at Zreče either finish where they started or lead to Rogla. The easy 13 km circular tour takes you through Slovenske Konjice to extensive vineyards. A slightly shorter route leads to Golek, a popular local spot for leisurely day trips. The circular route to the Zangger ponds, a great place to stop and cool down, is a little more than 25 km long. Rogla can be reached from Terme Zreče along two routes; the difficult, 35 km-long route leads across Bukova Gora, through lush beech forests and the village of Skomarje, the cradle of Slovenian clogmaking. The easier one, leading across Brinjeva Gora and through Gorenje above Zreče, is 25 km long and takes in a Roman cemetery and the Church of St Kunigunda, which dates from 1391.Cycling packages
The three-day cycling-hiking package at Guesthouse Smogavc***
- 2x half board and 1x daily takeaway-snack,
- 1x daily bike rental,
- a cycling or hiking map of the area,
- 10 casino chips,
- use of outdoor fitness equipment,
- free parking & internet access.
Price: EUR 107,80 per person (weekends) & EUR 102,80 EUR (weekdays).The three-day Cycling for Health package at Bungalow Rogla***
- 2x half board,
- selected cycling tours,
- organised activity and relaxation programmes.
Price: EUR 141 per person.Natural and cultural attractions
The archeological collection titled “Vestiges of the Past” at Hotel Planja, the Šumik ancient forest, waterfalls Mali and Veliki Šumik, the last battlefield of the Pohorje Batallion (NOB memorial), the lake Črno Jezero, the Skomarje house, the Church of St Lambert, Church of St Jacob, Church of St Martin, Mother of God Church at Brinjeva Gora, Church of St Agnes at Golika and Church of St Kunigunda, the birth house of Janez Koprivnik, Luschberg Castle ruins, Ošlak’s smithy, the Church of St Vid, Beškovnik’s granary, the Church of St Lawrence, museum of “100 Frankolovo Victims”, Šrekl’s smithy, Podpohorje Wine Road No. 17, the old town of Slovenske Konjice, the Church of St George, Riemer Gallery.Additional offer
Bicycle hire at Hotel Dobrava 2000 and Hotel Planja, Jesix bicycle repair shop in Slovenske Konjice,
tour guide hire, numerous other sporting activities.Maps and guidebooks
- Zreče cycling map
- Rogla tourist and cycling map