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Cycling trail Jezerko

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Cycling trail Jezerko

foto: Blaž Žnidaršič

Two impressive natural wonders only a couple of kilometres apart. The trail takes you from the village of Dolenje Jezero right along Lake Cerknica through the village of Otok, and then back north-east along the Javorniki hills to the Rakov Škocjan valley, along the circular trail over the Big Natural Bridge (Veliki naravni most), and then back to the starting point.

From the parking lot in the village of Dolenje Jezero, head to the village of Otok, continue through the village, turn right and cycle along the southern edge of Lake Cerknica beneath the Javorniki hills. After about 10 km from Otok, the road gets you to the lookout over Lake Cerknica. Continue left to the Rakov Škocjan valley, past Mali naravni most (Small Natural Bridge), over Veliki naravni most (Big Natural Bridge), turn left and follow the circular trail. From Rakov Škocjan, continue through the village of Zelše, take a right turn in Podskrajnik and ride through the local industrial park to Dolenja vas. There, turn right, cross the little bridge and return to the starting point in Dolenje Jezero.

On your way, you cycle past the periodic spring Suhadolica, ponor caves of Velika and Mala Karlovica, two natural bridges, the famous church in Zelše and more.