Drava bike trail
The Drava cycling route crosses four countries (Italy, Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia) and is approximately 710 kilometres long. The path starts directly next to the Drava’s source in Toblach Field (Toblach) in Italy. It then travels through Austria, Slovenia, and lastly Croatia.
The Slovenian part (145km) of the Drava bike route follows less-travelled local roads, except for a few designated bike lanes. Due to the diverse road conditions and the tough climb from Podvelka to Lovrenc na Pohorju, it is recommended for well-prepared riders. Particularly those riding trekking or mountain bikes. The road begins at the Vi border crossing and continues via attractive villages such as Dravograd, Vuzenica, and Lovrenc. The journey continues through Fala, passing over Drava’s oldest hydroelectric power station, and proceeds to Maribor via Rue, Bistrica ob Dravi, and Maribor Island. Bicyclists approaching Ptuj have two options: one through Miklav na Dravskem Polju and another on the left bank with small rises. The last stretch includes the lovely city of Varaždin, Lake Dubrava, and the confluence of the Mura and Drava rivers near Legrad, Croatia.