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Water and Air

Water and Air

During Roman times, the healing thermal waters in this area were already well renowned. Even today, water from the hot springs can relieve many health problems and simultaneously have a positive effect on one’s overall health. The cycle paths that run in their close proximity offer you an excellent opportunity to turn off the cycling routes for a while into one of the thermal centres to take advantage of these gifts of nature.

Fairly strenuous cycling near the wine growing hills can be capped off with a visit to the pool, sauna or massage parlour so you can finish the day completely relaxed. The choice is yours and among all of the offers, you will certainly find what is right for you.

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Stage 1

Ptuj – Zabovci – Muretinci – Ormož

Particularly of interest:
In Ptuj, the tradition of bathing goes back to ancient times when the patricians often visited these spas.

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Stage 2

Ormož – Središče ob Dravi – Varaždin

Particularly of interest:
In Središče ob Dravi, the Drava Valley disappears and the Pannonian Basin begins.

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Stage 3

Varaždin – Zavrč – Borl – Muretinci – Zabovci – Ptuj

Particularly of interest:
In the centre of Varazdin, you’ll find one of the oldest European town houses.

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Stage 4

Ptuj – Duplek – Ptuj

Particularly of interest:
Ptuj’s thermal water is particularly recommended for degenerative diseases of the spine and joints, diseases of the bones and cartilage, rheumatism, conditions after injuries and operations on the locomotor system and some neurological disorders.

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