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Cycling routes in the area of Kranj, Medvode and Škofja Loka are among the easier routes, with few elevation climbs. The roads are accompanied by the remarkable views of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and iconic Mt Storžič on one side and the Škofla Loka Hills on the other. The trails around lakes Zbilje and Trboje are considered to be cycling classics of the region.

Sights

Photo: Dragan Gavranović, Source: Archive of Turizem Kranj

Jamnik

High above Kropa village, at the end of the ridge, with a breathtaking view of beautiful Gorenjska (Upper Carniola) and the mighty mountains on the other side of the valley, there is the picturesque gothic church of St Primus and Felicianus. The little church is one of the most photographed locations in Slovenia.

Photo: Jošt Gantar, Source: STO

Kranj Old Town and Khislstein Castle

Protected as a cultural monument, the charming Old Town protects numerous important cultural and historical sights such as the house of the greatest Slovenian poet France Prešeren, Mitničar House as one of the most important medieval houses in Kranj, the Old Post Office and its facade decorated with statues by the famous Slovenian sculptor Lojze Dolinar, and the 13th century Khislstein Castle, which hosts the Museum of the Gorenjska Region.

Photo: Jošt Gantar, Source: STO

Škofja Loka Old town and Loka Castle

Škofja Loka has one of the best-preserved medieval old towns in Slovenia. In the Lower Square more modest houses can be found, while the Town Square has mighty houses and palaces with stone portals, painted facades and arcaded courtyards.

Standing above the Old Town in all its majesty, is Loka Castle, built in the beginning of the 13th century. The museum in the castle proudly exhibits archeological, historical, cultural, artistic, natural science and ethnological collections.

Photo: Matic Klanšek Velej – Sportida d.o.o., Source: STO

Zbilje Lake

An artificial lake, that was formed after damming of the Sava river, today provides a habitat to 30 different bird species. It is often referred to as “swan lake” as it is home to more than 160 swans.

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