From Ljubljana to Dobrovo...
The route starts at the crossroads at Gorjanc Inn, an old cart drivers inn from 1813 . A commemorative monument to the Ten-Day War for Slovenia is located at the edge of the crossroads. The first blockade to prevent the Yugoslav People's Army from reaching the city was placed here. . If you get to the starting point by car, there are many parking spaces (car park at the bar - pavilion, car parks of Gorjanc Inn and Hotel and at Rajski vrt florist's shop and tree nursery), at least at first sight; however, you can only park there when the inns and bars operate, so be careful where and when you park your car. This will, nevertheless, improve when a new P&R car park at Tržaška Road, opposite Gorjanc Inn will be built.
Let's start with the route. Begin towards Dobrova. A long section of the asphalt road ahead ensures quite comfortable cycling. Turn right to Podsmreka. Warming up begins while you slowly ascend and descend through the settlement of Podsmreka, past the Church of St. Martin (1528) and eponymous inn, through the settlements of Komanija, Draževnik and Razori. A view of the western edge of Ljubljana and the land of Kozarje Plain opens up on your right. When you arrive to the crossroads with a regional road Ljubljana-Dobrova in Razori, carefully turn to left due to low visibility . Continue to the roundabout at Dobrova.
...from Dobrova to Sv. Urh...
Take the second exit at the roundabout, towards Horjul . Just after you exit the roundabout, a marvellous view of the town opens up, with the Church of the Assumption of Mary on the left and a convent of Sisters of Mary on the right . If you take time for a shorter stop, cycle almost to the end of the settlement where you'll notice a signpost on the right showing directions to the cemetery and the Church of the Assumption of Mary. Paddle up the short slope. Leave your bike in the shade of the old trees, walk through the cemetery and take a look at the church.
Continue along the valley of the Horjulščica Stream. The asphalt road which runs through the roadside villages, along the edges of forests and across the fields and meadows enables pleasant and enjoyable cycling. When you cycle to Brezje pri Dobrovi, you can check the time on the Church of St. Agnes (if the weather is sunny, of course) and then continue towards Zaklanec. After Zaklanec board you'll arrive to the T-crossroads where a large farm is located just below Sv. Urh. You'll turn left there towards Lesno Brdo . If you have time and most of all, will, take a hike in Zaklanec to a 428 m high hill with the camp Church of St. Ulrich, enclosed by the medieval defence walls. The church can be also seen from the valley , so just continue past Ferjanov grič Hill to the settlement of Lesno Brdo.
...over the hills to the Marshes...
After the initial flat section, the road starts ascending at the beginning of Lesno Brdo. After entering the forest, 350 m of ascending up the hairpin bends awaits. You'll reach the first solitary house on the left. Shorter descents and ascents interchange onwards. Continue along the route, but be mindful of the first turn on the left . The turning appears on a smaller clearing, some 200 m ahead of the solitary house. Turn left at the turning to the macadam road which can be really weather-beaten after heavy rains . After a few metres, a turning for Lesno Brdo quarry appears on the left , but don't mind it, as you have to continue on the right side and descend down the forest path . Be extra careful at this section of the route, because the forest path is being used as a forest sledge due to agricultural and forest mechanisation. The road leads to the new crossroads . Take the left turning and cycle up a short, but steep slope at a S-turning. Beware, this section requires extra precaution, as the road can be bumpy due to heavy rain or forest mechanisation. Above the western edge of Drenov Grič quarry , also known as the western black quarry, you'll get to better macadam. You can only observe the quarry from the distance, as it is fenced. The road is asphalt from there on. If you did not take a look at the western black quarry, you can stop and take a rest in the cool of Kucler quarry or the eastern black quarry where you can see rocks , as well as origins of forma viva .
A winding descent to the village of Kurja vas will follow next. Don't be misled by the name of the village (kurja=chicken). A lot of tradesmen live in the village, and it is almost a rule that each house has at least three large cars, although the main road barely allows meeting of two middle large cars. So be careful when you meet other vehicles. After the descent from Kucler quarry you get to the Y-crossroads where you turn right and proceed through Kurja vas on the plain to Papežev grič Hill. Cross Štefanov graben at the foot and turn left towards the settlement of Drenov Grič. Pass Papežev grič Hill which is on the right. At the crossroads with a fire station, keep to the left and after 170 m cross the railway line of the abandoned railroad Vrhnika-Ljubljana. The railway line of the former railroad in Drenov Grič is arranged as a local road, along which you can return to Log pri Brezovici. You're halfway through the route, so if you're getting too tired or running out of time, you can now take a chance to shorten the route by cycling along the abandoned railway line to Log pri Brezovici and continue along Tržaška Road to the starting point.
If you have, however, decided to continue the trip, cycle through the rest of the settlement and as you get to the old Tržaška Road, turn left, cross the road at the pedestrian level crossing and proceed along the cycle lane, past the bus station to the signpost for Bevke, where you cycle over the motorway overpass. You've just entered the area of the Ljubljana Marshes Landscape Park.
...over the Marshes to the old Roman road...
While crossing the overpass, a panoramic view of the Marshes opens up. Descend from the overpass and enjoy the last metres of asphalt, as next 3 km will be cycled along macadam roads and cart tracks . Continue until you see the board for the settlement of Bevke. Along the way, the road makes two 90 degrees turns. Turn left at the Bevke board below Kostanjevica solitary hill and follow the signposts for Mali Plac . Cycle along the cart track to the entrance point to Mali Plac Nature Reserve . Cycle along the beaten paths and proceed on foot to Mali Plac . Just after the entrance point, the route leads to the left. In the forest, cycle continuously along the path that runs at the edge of the solitary hill and on the left side at all crossroads. The first access to the area of Mali Plac is about 260 m away from the entrance in the forest . When you get to the northern side of the solitary hill, the road becomes macadam and the latter can be, again, weather-beaten. Follow the macadam until the main asphalt road on the eastern side of the solitary hill . Beware! On the driveway at the end of the road, a gate and a sign 'forbidden for traffic in both directions' are situated. The sign is, however, seen only from the asphalt road . You'll have to step off the bike because of the gate and walk this short section to the asphalt road.
When you get to the road, turn left to Ljubljana. The road is asphalt and wide, but the comfort of the road soon ends as the latter drastically narrows when you cross the bridge above Bevke ditch . Be mindful of the traffic, as it is difficult to safely avoid vehicles passing in both directions. Cycle toward the motorway, but turn right before the overpass and descend behind a large farm to the crossroads where you turn right to the high Plešivica solitary hill. When you arrive to Bliše, cross Veliki graben and after around 280 m behind the hedge on the left, turn left to the cart track . A peaceful section of cycling is ahead, pleasant for eyes and soul, but little less for your bike and bottom . Descend along the cart track to Veliki Graben, cross it and continue, first along the left bank and then, when the cart track crosses the ditch again , along the right bank. When you get to the crossroads with Pot na Plešivico Road, cross it , and continue to Vnanje Gorice. You've returned to the busy roads, so mind the traffic.
...from Vnanje Gorice along the old road to Ljubljana
When you arrive to Vnanje Gorice, to the crossroads with Podpeška Road, turn left. Extra caution is recommended as this is a busy section with the S-turn priority road and level crossing. Return to Tržaška Road along Podpeška Road and back to Brezovica . If you decide to take a rest and a snack, you can choose between various providers of hospitality services, among which the old cart drivers Pri Kopač and Pri Poku inns have the oldest tradition. As you're returning to the starting point in Ljubljana, you'll turn right at the crossroads and peacefully cycle those last few kilometres.