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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

Maribor – Duplek – Maribor

Particularly of interest:
The temperature of Maribor’s thermal waters ranges from 41.5 to 43 degrees Celsius at the source, while at the pools it ranges between 33 to 37 degrees Celsius.

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Stage 2

Maribor – Lovrenc na Pohorju – Maribor

Particularly of interest:
The shallow hollows on Pohorje have created a number of marshes and bogs that are fed only by rainwater and thus contain few minerals. Thus only plants grow there, and each has adapted to the extreme ecological conditions.

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Stage 3

Maribor – Mariborsko Pohorje – Maribor

Particularly of interest:
Maribor Island is a unique type of river island in Slovenia. It was created because the rapids on the Drava reduced the river’s transport capacity and debris like grit, gravel and sand was deposited in one area.

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