From the city to nature
The route starts at Vič (at Interspar). Set out straight to Tbilisijska ulica Street and at the end of it, next to the post office, turn right above the bypass, to Cesta v Mestni log Road. Continue right to Cesta dveh cesarjev Road. Cycle past the pavilion , then left at the first crossroads. The route runs from the suburb through Črni log forest , named after black alder trees. Turn right at the crossroads and continue past interesting settlements, not at all suitable for the landscape park which you have just entered. Cycle straightforward until possible and you arrive to the more open part of the marshes . When you cannot go straight any longer, turn right, then at the third branching left to the more rough macadam . The fields, forming a typical pattern, alternate along the road and create the image of a cultural landscape of the marshes. Then, after some hundred metres of cycling, you can see the first solitary hills and Krim .
After the solitary hill Brce, which you pass already on the asphalt road, enter the road (called Požarnice) to Vnanje Gorice. Cycle to the centre of the old village, placed between the saddle of two solitary hills. There are some nicely maintained and preserved farms , and, if you're in the mood, you can proceed up the hill, at the top of Gulč and visit the Church of the Holy Spirit , and enjoy the view of the surrounding plain. Ašičev dom Hut is near and so is the botanical educational path , where you can get acquainted with numerous medicinal plants. Continue from Vnanje Gorice to Notranje Gorice , so that you turn left from Požarnice to the main road and cycle for about a kilometre, then just before crossing the railroad, carefully turn left, past the houses, at the last possible branching. This is the edge of Notranje Gorice and somewhere along the route a marvellous view of the Church of St. Anna opens up . The road leads right across the railway line, then to the main (Podpeška cesta) road on which you cycle only for about 300 m.
Before the underpass under the railroad you will see a big macadam car park on the right. Turn right to the macadam road. Drive along the railway line all the time, then the road turns right at the underpass and it opens in a vast landscape. Magnificent views of the southern edge of the marshes – the solitary hills, open: Sv. Ana , Žalostna gora with the abandoned Podpeč quarry in the slope , , Sv. Jožef and Goričica. The view to the north unveils another peculiarity that is an eyeful: Stržen or the old bed of the Ljubljanica River . According to some, Stržen is the remnant of the biggest interference by the Romans in the Ljubljana Marshes - changing the riverbed of the Ljubljanica. The entire remain of the riverbed that got swampy, is approximately 6 km long and interesting due to its rich and diverse marshy vegetation which can be observed on the way. The macadam road starts turning into cart track and the latter loses itself in a meadow in places , but if you stick to the swampy Stržen, the road will lead you across it, then left to the nicely maintained macadam road along the Ljubljanica River where you run into information boards. You are at the Bevke educational footpath.
Villages at the solitary hills of the Marshes
You soon approach the Ljubljanica River running idly, with the quite overgrown riverbed. Cycle past the confluence of the Ljubljanica and Borovniščica rivers . The path turns right at two farms positioned at the prestigious location by the Ljubljanica River, and you continue towards Bevke. Before the centre of the village where the Church of the Elevation of St. Cross is, turn left at the cross towards Blatna Brezovica. This road is frequently flooded when there are floods. One of the two ascents awaits you, but a beautiful view of the centre of the village on the top of the slope will cheer you up, as the view shows the vast and open space of the village along the road, with houses in a straight line and a richly painted chapel of an open type with stone pillars .
Through Sinja Gorica , where you turn left somewhere in the middle of the settlement to the Pot na Tojnice Road, you cycle to Vrhnika. First continue below the motorway, then turn right to the main road Ljubljana-Vrhnika where you go left and stick to this direction until the slope at Verd. You can stop at Pri Botru Inn in Vrhnika . Just before the top of the slope , turn left to Močilnik. The road is less busy there. At Močilnik , one of the springs of the Ljubljanica River, you can refresh in a cool shade. Proceed to the macadam path towards Mirke. Stick to the right side. The road ends in a narrow cart track where you see the 'forbidden for traffic' sign. If you were consistent you would walk one or two turns and observe Retovje in the meantime - another spring of the Ljubljanica River - this time of the Velika Ljubljanica River . The path leads you to the settlement of Verd. There you can sit on your bike again and proceed to Vrhnika . Cross the Ljubljanica River and at the main road which you have cycled before, turn right and at the first possible branching after the motorway junction, right again to Opekarska cesta Road, then to Pot na Tojnice Road, once more below the motorway and to the roundabout in Sinja Gorica. You will reach the roundabout if you turn left behind the underpass below the motorway at the first asphalted crossroads. Go straightforward in the roundabout and right to the macadam road.
Back to the starting point
The macadam road leads in a zigzag way along the motorway to Ljubljana. Cross several transverse overpasses and always find the shortest way to continue on the macadam road in the same direction and you won't get lost . Turn left in Brezovica and cycle a few tens of metres to the main road, then right again to the railway station . At the railway station turn sharply left, next to the motorway fencing then right and ahead – along the railway line to the underpass and again along the railway towards Vič. The direction will not change now. Cycle to the Cesta v Zgornji Log Road, then turn left to Cesta v Gorice Road and you are almost where you started. You can return to the starting point by turning left at the pavilion at Cesta dveh cesarjev Road, cycle along it for a while, then turn left again to Kančeva ulica Street and then right to Tomažičeva ulica Street.