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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. This part of the trail follows the "Drvošec" educational trail, so you can stop at one of the three lookouts ("Kuharca", "Klejni vrh" or 10 meters high "Otočec" tower). When you get to the village, continue through, and  after about 500 m turn right. Then you 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 (Cvinger). Continue left to the Rakov Škocjan valley, past Mali naravni most (Small Natural Bridge), over Veliki naravni most (Big Natural Bridge), turn right and follow the circular trail. From Rakov Škocjan, continue towards the village of Zelše, before the village take a right turn and ride past the church of St. Volbenk to Dolenja vas. In the village turn right, cross the little bridge by the fire station and return to the starting point in Dolenje Jezero.

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

The trail is marked with a "Lake man" Jezerko icon, which you can follow on the markings on the pillars throughout the trail.