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Bicycle Trail along the Drava

Although the Drava flows through urban centres and in some parts is restricted by artificial dams and lake hydroelectric plants, it seems that they have not disturbed its coexistence with nature. Amidst hills and flatlands, the river slowly flows along its course and provides shelter to numerous animal and plant species.

On account of the biodiversity, a number of nature parks have found their place along the Drava. Their wealth of plant and animal life are on display for all who wish to see and experience their wonder.


DRAVA - VIA VARAŽDIN

Cycle on paved paths all the way. From the Vič border crossing all the way till the place of Legrad you will be passing through the cities of Dravograd, Maribor and Ptuj in Slovenia and Varaždin and Prelog in Croatia. The path will lead you through green plains, forest landscapes and lakes. The river Drava will be disappearing and appearing again along the path, mostly in its natural riverbed.

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DRAVA - VIA VARAŽDIN - off road

If you want to enjoy nature, you will choose paths whose majeur routes pass through fields, smaller places and gravel roads through pure nature. You will start at the Vič border crossing, and onthe Slovenian side you will experience the beautiful slopes of Pohorje and, after having crossed the Croatian border, you can expect relaxation having a view on wide fields and long cycling along lake mounds all the way to Legrad where the river Mura flows in the river Drava.

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DRAVA - VIA MEĐIMURJE

Your ride starts at the Vič border crossing by paved paths through the Slovenian cities of Dravograd, Maribor and Ptuj. The same as on the previous routes, nature and the river Drava interchange with smaller populated places. Then along the river Drava mound you will pass through the city of Ormož and the path will lead you to the border crossing with Croatia where along the paved road to Legrad you will get acquainted with the smaller places of Međimurska županija district.

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DRAVA - VIA MEĐIMURJE - off road

The Border crossing Vič is always the starting point and the cycling paths lead you through Slovenian cities, smaller places, natural beauties and the riversides of the river Drava all the way to the Croatian border. There you continue your ride by gravel roads through populated places and pure nature and a comfortable ride along two great reservoir lakes will again lead you to the place of Legrad where the Mura flows in the river Drava.

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DRAVA - VIA ČAKOVEC

From the Vič border crossing the paths will lead you through Slovenian cities, smaller places, natural beauties and the Drava riversides all the way to the Croatian border. There you can choose paved cycling paths which will lead you through smaller places and their sights to the city of Čakovec in the Međimurska županija district. Continuing your ride you won´t bypass enjoyment in the natural landscape as well as the ride along the mound of the lake all the way to the place of Legrad.

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E: stara-trta@maribor.si  
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