Tour 4

Kranj  – Škofja Loka – Dolenja Dobrava – Šentjošt nad Horjulom – Vrh Svetih Treh Kraljev – Žiri – Cerkno – Železniki – Škofja Loka – Kranj

An undemanding route through the western part of the Upper Carniola Cycling Network connects small towns and big sights. Along the way there are many opportunities for taking a break and maybe even visiting monuments. The route through the valleys between the Škofja Loka, Polhov Gradec and Cerklje hills, between villages with a rich history, far from the hustle and bustle of the city and along scenic roads will not leave anyone indifferent.


The trail starts in the old part of Kranj, from heading across Soriško polje to Škofja Loka, where you can walk through the beautiful old town, or visit the mighty Loka Castle.


Next, we follow the road along the Poljanska Sora River past Visoko pri Poljanah where the famous Tavčar Manor stands. In Dolenja Dobrava, we turn left towards the villages of Brebovnica, Lučine and Šentjošt nad Horjulom. When we reach Vrh Svetih Treh Kraljev, we can take a well-deserved rest with a view by the bunker, which today reminds us of the Rupnik line from the Second World War.


After the rest we continue on the road through Žiri, and when we have almost reached Gorenja Vas, we turn left towards Hotavlje all the way to Cerkno, from where we ascend to Davča, which is also the most demanding part of this route. Halfway to Davča, we can take a break from cycling and visit the Franja Partisan Hospital near Dolenji Novaki.


At Davča we reach the end of the ascent. From here, the path slowly descends past Železniki, known for its rich history of blacksmithing and lacemaking, to Škofja Loka, from where we return to Kranj through Virmaše and again via Soriško polje.

Duration of the tour: 5–8 hours (without stops)

Length of the tour: 148 km

Altitude difference on tour: 1820 m