7 DAYS PACKAGE

POHORJE BATTALION

From 799 €
  • 7 days in contact with nature
  • 6 guided biking tours
  • Breakfast included
  • 4 nights at Breza & Tisa Apartments
  • 7600 m m
  • Moderate

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Ride further and faster through places you have never rode before. With our e-bikes all of the natural beauties of Pohorje are closer than ever before.

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Description

Package includes fully organized 6 days guided tours with mountain e-bikes (245 km, 7600 m elevation gain), 7 nights accommodation at the Apartments Breza&Tisa 4*, cleaning fee, breakfast and shuttle.

Package valid from 1.5.2019-31.10.2019

What is the plan

DAY 1

Your arrival at the reception of the apartments Breza&Tisa 4*. We will get to know each other, make a brief overview of our bike program and test all the biking equipment that you have.  If you do not have your equipment, we will prepare one so that you can rent from us.

DAY 2 – 44 km, 1625 m elevation gain, 7h with stops

Between 7.30 and 8 o’clock we will deliver a fresh breakfast to your apartments. Around 8.45 we will gather at the reception of the apartments, where our experienced guide will take a close look at the bike equipment. After that, we will start with our first bike tour. We will ride along the forest paths and wide Pohorje’s meadows to get to our first stop – secret partisan hospitals from the 2nd World War. A complex of six secret houses where 300 wounded partisans were treated, were never discovered by a German occupier. Nearby at the Partisan Mountain hut, we will have time for a snack/lunch, recharge our e-bike battery and continue to the little forestry house, a shelter where foresters lived and hidden when they were working at the forest. If you will have a fish for more adrenaline, we can take a ride along the trails of Bike park Kope and/or continue towards Mountain hut Ribniška and Mountain hut Pesnik, where we can refresh ourselves or just enjoy the breath-taking views. From here we will descend to the apartments.

DAY 3 – 64 km, 1604 m elevation gain, 10 h with stops

Between 7.30 and 8 o’clock we will deliver a fresh breakfast to your apartments. Around 8.45 we will gather at the reception of the apartments and start with our second biking day. Along the way, in a small wooden log cabin, we will admire the open-air forestry museum – Lepšnik. From here we will continue to lake Jelenovka, where was located a small glacier in the last ice age. We will continue to the beautiful lake Jezerc, which was the first glacial form found and described on Pohorje. Nearby, at the Mountain hut Pesek, we will take some time to rest and refresh with traditional snack/lunch. After that, we will continue to peak Klopni vrh and Mountain hut Klopni vrh, which was burned by the partisans in 1941, so that occupier wouldn’t arrange the outpost there. In the same year was one of the first open battles near the hut, where partisans defeated Germans for the first time. We will continue through the primeval forest Šumik and visit the waterfall (only in good and dry weather). At the Mountain hut Šumik, we will refresh ourselves with some traditional snack, continue towards Areh and the viewing tower, which offers a beautiful view of the city of Maribor and surrounding hills. From here we will descend to the city of Maribor (depends on your wishes – for more adrenaline we can go to Bike park Maribor, or along the forest road). After a brief tour through the old town of Maribor, we will go on a delicious dinner to the Fudo restaurant. From here we will have an organized shuttle, that will take us to the Breza&Tisa apartments.

DAY 4 –  10 km, 6 h with stops

Between 7.30 and 8 o’clock we will deliver a fresh breakfast into your apartments. Around 8.45 we will gather at the reception of the apartments and start with our bike adventures. An organized shuttle, will take us to Mežica. We will start with an unforgettable, underground biking path, that will take us through abandoned and mysterious mine tunnels. With an organized shuttle we will continue to the restaurant Koroška hiša Lipa, where we will enjoy traditional lunch and nice ambient. We will return full of impressions, and take some time to relax in feel like home environment of our apartments.

DAY 5 – 40 km, 1593 m elevation gain, 6h with stops

Between 7.30 and 8 o’clock we will deliver a fresh breakfast to your apartments. Around 8.45 we will gather at the reception of the apartments. Along the macadam road, surrounded by forests, we will get below the peak Janzevski vrh. Here we will set the bike on “walk assistance”, walk up to the top of the peak and continue to the stunning beauty of Ribniško lake, which is the highest peat bog in Central Europe. We will take some time for refreshment at the Mountain hut Pesnik and continue along the way, where we will admire the open-air forestry museum – Lepšnik, in a small wooden log cabin. From here we will continue to lake Jelenovka, where was located a small glacier in the last ice age, and to the beautiful lake Jezerc, which was the first glacial form found and described on Pohorje. Nearby, at the Mountain hut Pesek, we will take some time to rest and refresh with traditional snack/lunch, and recharge our e-bike batteries. We will continue to lakes Lovrenška jezera and admire them from the viewing tower at the beginning of the peat bog, or on foot at the wood-paved path.

DAY 6 – 50 km, 1447 m elevation gain, 8 h with stops

Between 7.30 and 8 o’clock we will deliver a fresh breakfast to your apartments. Around 8.45 we will gather at the reception of the apartments. Our first stop will be outdoor museum Josipdol, where we will admire a rich collection of glassmaking, stonemasonry, and forestry. We will pass lake Jezerc, and continue to the Mountain hut Pesek, where will be time for traditional snack/lunch. From here we will continue to the lake Črno jezero (Blak lake), which is located at the swampiest area of Pohorje. Nearby, at the mountain hut Osankarica we will have the opportunity to see the eloquent collection from the 2nd World War. We will continue our tour through the primeval forest Šumik and the waterfall (only in nice and dry weather). At the mountain hut Šumik we will have some time for refreshment. After that, we will descend to the small city Ruše, where our shuttle will be waiting for us to return to the apartments.

DAY 7 –  50 km, 1469 m elevation gain, 6,5 h with stops

Between 7.30 and 8 o’clock we will deliver a fresh breakfast into your apartments. Around 8.45 we will gather at the reception of the apartments and start with our last day of bike adventures. Along the roads surrounded by forests and Pohorje meadows will arrive at our first stop – St. Anton Church. Church from the 17th century is at the stunning location and from here we will admire the breath-taking view on Pohorje and Koralps. From here we will descend to the village of Vuhred, which stands along the Drava River and is especially known from timber rafting and special ships, which transported goods across the river. Here will have some time of refreshment in one of their restaurants and after that continue to the peak Janževski vrh. Here we will admire the centuries-old Turkish linden, church from the 16th century of St. John and feel the special energy of the energetic points, which are all around the peak and its immediate vicinity. From here, we will continue to the Blacksmith Kovačija pri Kovaču, where we will enjoy in 200 years-old blacksmith stories and delicious traditional blacksmith meal. We will return full of impressions, and take some time to relax in feel like the home environment of our apartments.

DAY 8

Conclusion of our bike adventure and fully immersive nature experience.

 

Itinerary

  • Hospital from the II. World War
  • Mountain hut Partisan
  • Bike park Kope
  • Mountain hut Ribniška
  • Mountain hut Pesnik
  • Forestry museum Lepšnik
  • Lake Jelenovka
  • Lake Jezerc
  • Mountain hut Pesek - charging batteries
  • Peak Klopni vrh and mountain hut Klopni vrh
  • Primeval forest and waterfalls Šumik
  • Mountain hut Šumik
  • Areh and viewing tower
  • Bike park Maribor (optional)
  • Old town of Maribor
  • Bike adventure through the Peca's underground
  • Restaurant Lipa
  • Peak Jezerski vrh
  • Ribniško lake
  • Lovrenška jezera
  • Outdoor museum of stonecutting, glassmaking and forestry
  • Lake Črno jezero
  • Mountain hut Osankarica
  • St. Anton church
  • Vuhred village
  • Peak Janževski vrh, energetic points, church of St. Janez and giat turkish linden
  • Blacksmith Kovačija pri Kovaču

Accomodations

We offer different kinds of accommodation. You can choose between our 4* Apartments Breza&Tisa or you can book a cabin at  Aunty Lena’s farm. Choose the option that best suits you by clicking on “Book a tour”

Good to know

For an unforgettable e-bike e-xperience note the following instructions

What is included

  • 7 nights accommodation at the Apartments Breza&Tisa 4*
  • Cleaning fee
  • 6 guided biking tours full of adventures
  • English and German speaking guide
  • Shuttle
  • Storage room for bicycles
  • Battery charging
  • Bike cleaning

What is NOT included

  • Tourist tax
  • Guest registration
  • Ticket to mine bicycle tour
  • Lunch, snacks and drinks

Group Size

Min 4, max 8 people can join the expedition.

What to bring

E-bike battery charger, windbreaker, hat, sun block, sun cream, towel, extra T-shirt

Payments

Booking & Payment

Use “Book a tour” button and send us an email request.
Payment methods: Bank transfer, Credit Cards.

Cancellation

Free cancellation up to 14 days before experience date. No refunds within 14 days of experience date.

Free services

Parking
Wi-Fi

Additional Payments

Typical Lunch / dinner
Single room apartment
Shuttle from the airport
Cleaning cycling equipment
Fast washing and drying of cycling clothes
Rent of helmet and protectors for elbows and knees
Rent E-bike Specialized Turbo Levo
Rent GPS (Garmin) device