Southbound along the River Kamniška Bistrica
Set out from the Domžale Sports Park . Begin counterclockwise, from the traffic lights through the Sports Park to the Green Axis – cycling route and footpath along the River Kamniška Bistrica in the direction of the river current. In the times of Adam Ravbar, Domžale was only an intersection on the route. (Domžale is one of the youngest towns in Slovenia. It was declared a town only in 1952.) Too soon does the idyllic path along the water ends . Cycle towards Mala Loka through what is left of the former thick oak forest along the Mlinščica Stream. At the crossroads in the centre of Mala Loka , there's the Sisters of the Holy Cross Convent with a chapel on the right . Continue along the right road and turn left at the small crossroads at the chapel in Bišče . Cross the River Kamniška Bistrica and you'll find yourself in Selo pri Ihanu. How many villages called Selo are there in Slovenia? Quite a few; certainly enough to organise a meeting every year. Proceed towards Ihan; you're on a busier road at the moment so be careful.
Final abode of the Ravbars
On the left, you can see the management building of the Ihan Farm . In the centre of the village, there's a detailed map of the settlement and its vicinity under the horse chestnuts , . At the chapel, turn right past the Church of St. George and then go up the slope towards the Church of St. Cunigunde on Tabor . Now you need to tighten up your reins, as the knight Adam used to do when he was riding around here on his horse, but today this means you'll shift into a lower gear and bend your elbows. Half way up the slope, macadam starts, so it's best to step off your bike in front of the homestead and walk across the courtyard to the church . This family tomb of the Ravbars is also probably the resting place of the brave baron, Adam. Return to the valley the same way. At the end of Ihan, turn to Goropeče . The Adam's Shield route has number 3 .
Slope panoramic road
At first, the road slightly ascends, but in the forest, the ascent becomes steeper. It won't take long before you find yourself at the Goropeče Organic Farm , opposite the chapel . The road runs past the chapel to the Church of St. Nicholas, which is about 200 metres from the farm. Descend to the observation plateau bordering to the Municipality of Dol pri Ljubljani . A beautiful view of the near summits of the Posavje Hills opens up. At the next crossroads, roads lead to the right to Dol pri Ljubljani, but you'll turn left at all of them. When you reach asphalt again, turn left onto the cart track, go past the hayrack , across the courtyard and left up the hill . Enjoy cycling along this panoramic slope road . A preserved fruit drying house is located at the beginning of the village of Vinje. In the village, you can explore the village cemetery next to the Church of St. Mary , otherwise continue along the slope macadam road . Two more hairpin bends and you'll reach the Vode Fruit Farm.
Adam's hunt for beautiful vistas
At the following crossroads, an ascent towards Osredke begins . The abandoned farm hasn't lost its former appeal. You're back on macadam and after the turn, the road almost 'stands up'. One more look at the cycled slope road before shifting into the lowest gear. Don't overlook the memorial by the road . You'll soon reach the chapel in Konfin . The road turning left leads to Sveta Trojica, but you just go straight on towards the observatory ridge. The steep ascent is forgotten; now just enjoy the memorable panorama, the unique view of Domžale , the Moravče Valley and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps .
Adam, tighten up your reins
A steep descent starts in Zgornja Javoršica at the crossroads . The Moravče Valley in front of you is as clear as day . The benches along the path are ideal resting places . The hayrack at the beginning of Spodnja Javorščica contains a collection of old farming tools . Miro, the farmer, will be happy to show it to you . Descend through the forest to Vrhpolje. At the crossroads, there's an old house dating back to 1893 . On the right, there's the Church of Saints Peter and Paul , but you need to turn left and go through Stegne along a pleasant winding road. So turn left onto the macadam road towards Dole pod Sveto Trojico . Opposite the village chapel , there's a collapsing house with beautiful flowers. Descend to Zalog pod Sveto Trojico through Kokošnje and cross the Rača Stream. How many mill wheels did this water once push ?
Before crossing the main road, you can quench your thirst at the terrace of the Soklič Inn . A large covered open-air theatre is located next to the village water hole in Studenec. The Adam Ravbar is performing on the stage, bur first you need to visit his mansion. Some day, you can really stop by and see a show at the Summer Cultural Festival. At the fire station and chapel , turn towards the Church of St. Cantianus in Škocjan . Škocjan is located in the limestone karst world, where waters spring or disappear. There are several underground caves and springs in the vicinity. From the church , descend through Brezje to the main road. On the left, you can see the green roof of the open-air theatre once more . Once on the main road, turn right and immediately left towards Rače. Turning left off busy roads and crossing the opposite lane is always unpleasant. Don't forget to indicate your direction!
To panoramic Račni vrh
At the intersection, there's another signpost marking this route . Cross the Rača Valley and ascend to the observation plateau of Račni vrh. Such a short ascent and such a wonderful view! The view reaches as far as the Kamnik-Savinja Alps . Cycle through the village along the plateau and descend towards Gorjuše past Brezovica. At the crossroads at the motorway overpass, turn left towards the Jamarski dom Inn and Krumperk Castle .
You've reached the home of Adam Ravbar just before the end of the route . Even today, although it has lost some of its former glory, it's still an impressive sight. Horses graze around it . On the left, there's a turn for the Jamarski dom Inn , but you go straight towards the castle . What the mighty walls would tell you if they were able to speak. Adam Ravbar used to start his hikes here. When on the next hill, you can take another look at the castle . At the ski jump , continue straight on along the motorway, cross it after the Mgan Inn and return to the Sports Park. You can toast to the memory of the knight Adam in the Adam Ravbar Pub in Rodica. As the golden beer shimmers in the glass, Adam Ravbar shall live forevermore!