Cycling to Logarska Dolina

Sunset over Slovenj Gradec

Sunset over Slovenj Gradec

Day two cycling was another successful day. It started with breakfast consisting of two

Sunset chasing team

Sunset chasing team

types of homemade prosciutto and half pork half beef salami. Most of the stuff on the table minus the coco puffs and butter was made in house including the flour used in the bread.

The bee hives at the farm

The bee hives at the farm

Logarska Dolina

Logarska Dolina

We did not set any getting ready records and started our ride around 930 with downhill for 3 miles (Chris didn’t peddle at all). About an hour into our ride we turned west and started heading up a gradual incline into the mountains. The scenery started to change from rolling hills to real hills/mountains. There was a bike path to start, but a lot of the bike paths (especially in town) are a pain since they are on the sidewalks and cross the street randomly. I think about 20% of the time we ride them going in the wrong direction… We have a lot of waypoints logged into our Garmin cycling computer which creates a trail to follow, but doesn’t have a base map. Chris did all the work making the maps but there are some slight irregularities in our route like going on the on ramp right off the off ramp to cycle on the otherwise of the sidewalk. The maps also don’t tell us when we hit dirt and we had our first good climb of the trip, 8% for 6km, but were rewarded with sweet views on the decent and cold pizza on the summit. We had been carrying this pizza for 2 days and boy was it tasty (and my panniers became a pound lighter).

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We then headed to Logarska Dolina which is a 8km long valley surrounded by jagged mountains and we were staying in a hiking lodge halfway down. We grabbed a beer and then went to see the waterfall at the end. We discovered that we really were tired and called it a day after walking uphill 10 minutes to the waterfall. We had a lackluster of assorted meats and French fries and then rode down the valley to try to watch sunset which we discovered you couldn’t really see so we grabbed a beer instead.

Slap is Slovenian for waterfall

Slap is Slovenian for waterfall

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