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Health in Nature

Health in Nature

While cycling in the unspoiled riverside environment of the Mura and Drava, living a life in harmony with nature will seem like the most normal thing in the world. You will have the opportunity to experience an ecological way of life, to enjoy delicious local cuisine, to relax with a glass of homemade wine and to chat in the company of your friendly hosts.

In addition to clean air, you can also enjoy numerous other natural attractions such as natural spring water sources and diverse cultural events that happen traditionally in Ptuj. Perhaps then after a short time you’ll be wishing to experience the wonders of nature once more.

Tour length Tour duration Elevation change Difficulty: medium

Stage 1

Ptuj – Duplek – Ptuj

Particularly of interest:
Sequoia in Orešje – this type of tree was brought to Europe in the 19th century – it is the largest of this type of tree in Slovenia. It measures 7.43m in circumference and 43.5m in height.

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Stage 2

Ptuj – Ormož – Ptuj

Particularly of interest:
In 1978, the Drava River was dammed through the building of a dam in Markovci, and it thus created Lake Ptuj, the largest artificial lake in Slovenia. It has a length of 7km and an area of 4.1km².

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Stage 3

Ormož – Zavrč – Borl

Particularly of interest:
Borl Castle was first a Hungarian border outpost and was probably built during the first third of the 12th century or even earlier. It’s Hungarian name, Borlyn, means river crossing, and it is also known by its German name of Ankenstein.

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