Length 14.4 km
Time needed
Time needed 02:00
Največja strmina vzpona[%]
Greatest slope of the ascent: 11 %
Greatest slope of the descent: 6 %
Average slope of the ascent: 5 %
Length of ascents above 5%: 2.10 km
The lowest point of the route: 530 m
The highest point of the route: 296 m
Difference in altitude: 337 m
Poraba kalorij
Consumption of energy for men: 4070 kJ (972 kcal)
Consumption of energy for women: 3316 kJ (792 kcal)
Difficulty: Very demanding
Quality of the surface
Quality of the surface: Forest path
Type of bike: Mountain bike
Short description

The route is flat at first but then it gradually turns into a slope, which becomes very steep just before you get over the ridge. A few kilometres of downhill riding, is followed by a flat section that runs until the finish. Interchanging of urban and hilly landscape followed by cultivated agricultural landscape. The route is not marked with signposts, but it is easy to follow it. Attention is recommended at crossroads so that you do not get lost.


Parkirišče pri OŠ Trzin-Trzin(novi del naselja)- Športno rekreativni parkTrzin- Rašica- Zg.Dobeno,SrednjeDobeno,Spodnje Dobeno,grad Jablje-Trzin(stari del naselja)

The starting point of the cycle route is the car park at Trzin Primary School , where a monument to the fallen soldiers and victims of the fascist violence during World War II is located . Ivan Hribar Culture Centre with a fountain is also nearby . The cycle route leads to the bridge over the Pšata River at Ljubljanska Road. A memorial site from the time of 1991 War for Slovenia is on the bridge . Continue along Ljubljanska Road over the river and to the crossroads where you turn right to Pod gozdom Street which leads through the settlement. A well ("šterna"), typical of the old Trzin, is nearby . The street turns left at the northern part of the settlement and then right again and past Trzin Sports and Recreational Park where you turn left to Prešeren Street and cycle along it to the crossroads with Rašiška četa Street where you turn left. The route leads past the Onger Mountaineering Association facilities where you can take a look at Tine Orel memorial room (prior notice is required). Turn left before Trzinka Inn to Kidrič Street which takes you to the end of the settlement where you turn right to the connecting road towards the industrial zone.

From Trzin to Rašica
You will soon turn right at the next crossroads to a macadam forest road, which leads to the refreshing forest shade. The road is flat at first, but then it starts ascending and becomes steeper and steeper: the solid macadam road is of poor quality only here and there, and it runs almost along the boundary of the Municipality of Trzin. After a few kilometres of climb you will reach the 'tri-point' of municipalities of Trzin, Mengeš and Ljubljana. There is no border stone there, but a crossroads, where you turn right, and then shortly left to the cart track which will lead you to a ridge , where some beautiful views of the Šmarna gora Hill open up. A short descent follows and you are already at the chapel just before the village of Rašica .

Through Rašica to Dobeno
Turn left at the chapel. The path leads you to the village of Rašica. The macadam ends here; turn right after you get to asphalt. Turn right again before the Pri Špan Inn . Some beautiful views of the capital open up . Asphalt ends after the last houses; you will get on a cart track, which starts to climb steeply.
This is the hardest and most demanding part of the route. The cart track becomes increasingly harder to climb and is suitable for experienced cyclists .
The route runs through a forest all the way, so the shade makes the climb somewhat less difficult. If you find it hard to climb, get off your bicycle. When you climb to the top, you will see an asphalt road, and holiday homes and residential houses on your left and right. This is Dobeno, a village made up from three groups of scattered houses. These are Zgornje Dobeno, Srednje Dobeno and Spodnje Dobeno. A majority of residents are owners of holiday homes and there are a few locals. Virtually any part of this village, which is a popular hiking destination, offers beautiful views of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and Ljubljana.
The road starts descending and you will pass the Hubad Garden Centre. It pays off to make a stop and take a look at the valley, as the views are really unique , .
Continue the descent past the Blaž Tourist Farm, the Dobenski hram Tourist Farm and the Ručigaj Inn . The road is steep, so you should be careful when descending, because the road is very busy.
You can refill your water bottle with fresh water at a spring by the road just after the inn .
The entire descent takes place in a forest, which eventually turns into meadows and pastures. If you are lucky, you could spot a doe on the pastures .

Loka pri Mengšu–Trzin
The road gets flat and you have to push your pedals again. At the signpost marking the village of Loka pri Mengšu, turn right to the local macadam road Mengeš–Trzin. On your left is the nicely renovated Church of St. Primus and Felician . The Jablje Castle appears on your right; when you get to the crossroads, turn right and take a look at the nicely renovated castle .
The signpost on the way to the castle states that it is owned by the Republic of Slovenia. The surroundings of the castle is well arranged, everything seems calm and dignified, as it should be for a state property. It is impossible for a casual visitor to guess what purpose the castle serves today.
Historical records indicate that the castle situated at the foothills of Rašica was first mentioned in the 14th century and that it was built by the Lamberg family. It has had many different owners since then. The extensive interior equipment, including paintings, tapestries and wall paintings, was 'lost' after the Second World War, because the castle was used for various purposes and activities.
After you take a look at the castle, which is worth it, continue your ride towards Trzin. At the signpost marking the beginning of the town you will again get to an asphalt road, which will take you past a former quarry, which used to serve as an auditorium and is now abandoned , and past the church of St. Florian to the cark park by the elementary school, where the route comes to an end.

Church of St. Florian ,
The Gothic Church of St. Florian was built in the mid-14th century. What has been preserved from it are the cross, chandelier and a sandstone statue of St. Florian, which was made in the 15th century.
The first reconstruction of the church in the Baroque style was most probably made in 1649. A stone with this year set in it is built in the bridge in front of the church. Baroque reconstructions also took place between 1725 and 1733. Three new altars were set up: the main altar of St. Florian, the left side-altar of St. Urban and the right side-altar of St. Leonard, and the chapel of St. Francis Xavier.
The original Gothic church was facing the opposite direction compared to the present-day church. The entrance was under the belfry, and the altar was directed towards the present-day entrance. Only the belfry and a part of the presbytery have been preserved until today. The building was turned by 180 degrees with the Baroque reconstructions. The approximate appearance of the original church has been preserved by the statue of St. Florian at the main altar. The church was heavily damaged during the earthquake in 1895, but has obtained a new neo-romantic image by 1900. A vestry was built in the 19th century and the choir was added later.
The church supposedly houses Plečnik's equipment from 1958. The equipment consists of a free-standing eight-angled stone holy-water font in the nave, a niche with an older plastic, a hanging ceiling lamp and a cross on the northern side of the nave.

Trzin Sports Park
Nicely arranged sports park with field grounds and playgrounds.

Ivan Hribar Culture Centre with a fountain
This is informational, cultural and tourist centre of Trzin. It got its name after a famous Trzin local, Dr Ivan Hribar, who was a mayor of Ljubljana from 1896 to 1910. You can see his statue at the Centre's premises and Pomlad (Spring) fountain in front of the Centre.

Abandoned quarry with a blast furnace
The former quarry was used as an auditorium and is nowadays abandoned.

National Liberation War monument at the primary school
The monument was erected in the memory of thirty fallen soldiers and victims of the fascist violence during World War II.

Monument on the bridge commemorating Slovenian Independence
During the Slovenian Independence War in 1991, Trzin was the stage of one of the fiercest battles between the Slovenian Territorial Defence and the armoured unit of the Yugoslav People's Army. The monument was erected in the memory of these events.

One of the many wells in Trzin from the past times.

Tine Orel's memorial room at Onger Mountaineering Association
A memorial room of professor, headmaster, mountaineer and editor, Tine Orel, was arranged at the Association. The visit is possible in agreement with the president of Onger Mountaineering Association.

The clustered settlement lies at the altitude of 430 metres on the sunny slope of the eponymous hill on the northern edge of the Ljubljana Basin. The settlement was first mentioned in 1260, while its Church of Holy Cross was first mentioned in 1526. The original Gothic-style church was reconstructed in the Baroque style in the 17th and 18th centuries. It was burned down together with the village by the Germans in the Second World War, and was reconstructed after the war.

Dobeno is a village made up from three groups of scattered houses; these are Zgornje Dobeno, Srednje Dobeno and Spodnje Dobeno. It is a popular destination for hiking only a shot away from Ljubljana, located in a green and peaceful environment, providing some beautiful views and good gastronomic offering.

Church of St. Primus and Felician in Loka .
The nicely renovated church, which is a monument of art, is located in the middle of the plain on the right bank of the Pšata River. It hosts concerts of choir and chamber music.

Jablje Castle
The castle on the foothills of Rašica was first mentioned in the 14th century. It was built by the Lamberg family, and it has had many different owners since then. The extensive interior equipment, including paintings, tapestries and wall paintings, was 'lost' after the Second World War, because the castle was used for various purposes and activities. The castle is nicely renovated.

The landscape along the cycling route changes its character several times. From an urban environment, it turns into forests, which change into beautiful pastures as the route climbs (below Rašica and Dobeno), while on the other side, after the descent, it turns into a flat landscape of the Mengeš Field, which is fully and nicely cultivated and where various crops are grown, and which stretches all the way to villages and hamlets intertwined with well maintained paths.


Pr'Narobetu Inn 

Barca Inn 

Trzinka Inn
The inn offers a versatile menu. It is open every day between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Pri Špan Inn – Rašica
The inn is open every day except on Thursdays. There is a stamp of the Path of Couriers and Operators of the National Liberation War in the inn.

Blaž Tourist Farm – Dobeno 
It serves all kinds of dishes. It is open every day.

Dobenski hram Tourist Farm
An inn built and equipped with taste, serving excellent food. It is open every day.

Ručigaj Inn 
A good offering of fresh daily-prepared meals.

Honesty and help repaid
Just like most of the soil enthusiasts or gardeners, I too, set out with some kind of a hidden joy, to buy eight saplings of tomato and three saplings of pepper. Many people would mock the small number of saplings, but regarding my home, they suffice.
I came to the garden centre just when an older gardener tried really hard to hang her flower arrangement in a bigger plastic pot high above her head. But she failed to carry out this task as she was too short and could not reach the transverse batten above her head, although she desperately tried.
'Can I help you?' I offered my help immediately. She looked at me from head to toe and said:
'I don't know, you're not much taller than me.'
'Well, I can at least try, can't I?'
'Well, go ahead then,' she answered.
I took her flower arrangement from her hands and tried to catch the batten above my head with some kind of a hook. I missed quite a few times while the woman slightly smiled and carefully observed when I was about to succeed. I made several attempts and refused to quit as I was a sportsman in my young age and I be darned if I've lost all of my skills from back then, at least not perseverance, for I could not stick that plastic hook to the right spot.
'Well, I knew it wouldn't work,' she said in the spirit of a previous belief.
'Whoop!' I tried one last time and raised the flower pot with my last strength. The pot remained high above my head where other flower arrangements already exuberated and, God only knows who put them up there.
'Fantastic,' the woman almost joyfully shouted and we both shared our excitement over the accomplished task. I was really relieved. And then the lady, she was a saleswoman too, asked me: 'Do tell now what kind of vegetables do you wish to have.'
She was very happy; you could see it on her face.
'Madam, I would like to buy eight tomato and three pepper saplings. Four saplings of early and four saplings of late tomatoes. The peppers should be more yellow and also of the early sort, if possible,' I answered.
'Alright, alright,' she said and hurried to the saplings with me following her.
'These will do,' she said. She started wrapping them quickly while she was loudly counting them. In the meantime, she wrapped the peppers in the newspaper and, of course, everything had to be written down in some kind of a sketchbook which I had to take to the cash desk in the shop.
Another woman joined us and the saleswoman started rushing.
'We said seven,' she said and wanted to write that down in her sketchbook.
'No, eight.'
'Eight then, as you say,' she answered. 'If you say eight, then it's eight. You know best how many you need,' she said and that was it.
I went to the cash desk, paid fairly for everything, happily bid farewell to the woman and with my bought goods, set out to the car. Only then did it hit me what the gardener tried to tell with the seven and not eight saplings of tomato.
'You're so slow-witted,' I thought to myself. It doesn't matter, I was taught to be honest and I remain honest and this will not change now.
How I laughed at that woman and myself as I was sowing those saplings, because there were nine tomato and four pepper saplings in the paper.
The woman rewarded me for my help and was not disturbed by my determination about eight saplings. My heart felt warm and it wasn't for the free saplings, but something completely different.


The route runs on asphalt, macadam, forest paths and cart tracks. The macadam paths are in a good condition, there is no traffic on them, while the cart track between Rašica and Dobeno is in poor condition and is rather hard to climb.