Cycling along the Drava River is something truly special. It combines riding through unspoiled nature as well as urban environments. It is along the banks of this mighty river that the history of Slovenia’s oldest city of Ptuj was formed, its embankment gave birth to one of Maribor’s liveliest places, it provides Varazdin with a special character and many other attractions mean that no town is left behind as it winds along its course.
As you roam around, perhaps you seek something different – something without an urban flair. When cycling, you can easily stop at the edges of the forests, in forest clearings or next to embankments and experience a captivating feeling of peace. Experience the many cultural and natural attractions near the cycle path and refresh yourself with traditional local cuisine. Oh, and don’t forget about the fabulous Podravje wines and the thermal springs!
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Take a look at the entire path, divided into smaller stages according to various thematic tours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Partizanska cesta 6a, Maribor
T: Fax+386 (0)2 234 66 11
Slovenski trg 6, Ptuj
T: Fax+386 (0)2 779 60 11
Kolodvorska cesta 9, Ormož
T: Fax+386 (0)2 741 53 56
TIC grada Čakovca
Kralja Tomislava 1
T: Fax+385 (0)40 31 33 19
Glavna 33, Prelog
T: Fax+385 (0)40 63 80 85
Ulica Ivana Padovca 3, Varaždin
T: Fax+385 (0)42 21 09 87