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Cycling Routes

Road 1

This route will take you through the flat part of Međimurje, along the river Muraand the Hungarian border. The route passes through the border town of MurskoSredišće and through the very centre of Čakovec, the capital of Međimurje. Onthe return to the hotel, there is a short hilly part whilst the rest of theroute is mostly flat. Advice: take the anti-clockwise route (cycle anti-clockwise)

DIFFICULTY: 3/3
LENGTH: 83km  
TOTAL ASCENTS: 1045m

Road 2

This route runs over the hilly part of this cultivated area and therefore we havecalled it ‘The 4 Hills of Međimurje’. It is an excellent and not too demandingroute with some occasional very challenging elements with short, steep uphilland downhill runs. The vineyards, well-tended gardens and the views on thesurrounding areas, together with the ride along small, narrow roads with littletraffic make this route an ideal one for beginners at road cycling.

DIFFICULTY: 1/3
LENGTH: 41km  
TOTAL ASCENTS: 790m

Road 3

Local people call this area the Croatian Ardennes, and after this route, you’ll realise why! The changes in the varied and beautiful countryside, from rolling hills to plains and woodland are constantly interchanging right the way back to the hotel. This is a wonderful route with lots to see and it’s an excellent route for experiencing the beauty of the area. Advice: take the clockwise route (cycle clockwise)

DIFFICULTY: 2/3
LENGTH: 67km  
TOTAL ASCENTS: 960m

Road 4

The fact that the route is over 100 kilometres in length but has only about 300metres of uphill climbs at the very beginning, will tell you exactly what kindof a ride this is! The road, which passes through the wonderful, flatcountryside between two rivers and beside the reservoir on the river Drava,will let you get acquainted with the towns and villages of the Međimurje area.

DIFFICULTY: 1/3
LENGTH: 103km  
TOTAL ASCENTS: 1190m

Road 5

Just past the hotel, there is a steep rise and then a wonderful,long downhill runinto the valley. The next ten kilometres lead through the plains and thenabruptly return to ‘the hills’ where the gentle rises and slopes throughcultivated and picturesque hill country will bring you back to your startingpoint. This route, which shows all the variety of the countryside will leaveyou hardly able to wait for a new cycling experience in the area.

DIFFICULTY: 1/3
LENGTH: 45km  
TOTAL ASCENTS: 590m

MTB 1

This is a beautiful route, which, just after the hotel, leads steeply uphill on an asphalt road.After a scenic ride,the route leads downhill and continues on a macadam road beside the river Mura. Skelarov’s traditionally built house or ‘hiž’ is en route and it is a great place for some refreshment after which you climb back up into the hills where a single track on the local XC trail leads  back to the hotel. This is an undemanding routewith several steep hills and it is ideal for MTB beginners as well as for those with a bit more experience.

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: 2/3
TEHNICAL DIFFICULTY: 2/3
LENGHT: 37km  
TOTAL ASCENTS: 630m

MTB 2

On the mere thirty or so kilometres of this route, there is an 800 metre difference in altitude and theconstant change in tempo, uphill, downhill, asphalt, macadam and woodland trails makes this route exceptionally interesting and exciting. The route takes you past several places of interest that are worth a visit and, from the viewing-point, there are views over theMura valley, Sveti Urban and nearby Slovenia.

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: 2/3
TEHNICAL DIFFICULTY: 2/3
LENGHT: 31km    
TOTAL ASCENTS: 820m

MTB 3

This is an ideal route for beginners and recreational cyclists who will probably be left a bit breathless by the first hill but after that, there is a nice downhill, another hill and then a descent into the plains of the Mura valley. At about the halfway mark, you come to the Skelareva traditional house or ‘hiž’, a place for refreshment right next to the river Mura. This route is technically quite undemanding and is great for beginners to the world of cycling; the exception being the first hill which although relatively short is steep. Note: The route is suitable for Trekking bikes.

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: 1/3
TEHNICAL DIFFICULTY: 1/3
LENGHT: 27km   
TOTAL ASCENTS: 280m

MTB 4

This is a route that sticks close to the hills around the hotel and where, the whole time, there is a constant switching from short, steep uphills to short, steep downhills. We ride from the hotel to Jurovčak hill and then down towards Štrigova (known for its wine and its vineyards). After Štrigova, we climb upwards on a macadam road to the viewing point and then ride through the vineyards to Sveti Urban. Our return is through Preklop to our Starting Point and Finish Line - Toplica Sveti Martin!

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: 2/3
TEHNICAL DIFFICULTY: 2/3
LENGHT: 29km   
TOTAL ASCENTS: 650m

MTB 5

Conquering the highest peak of a destination has always been a matter of prestige amongcyclists and thispopular route leads to the highest peak of Međimurje. Although344 metres above sea level might not sound particularly impressive, the road toconquering Mohokosa brings with it a bundle of MTB adrenaline. An asphalt andmacadam road leads to the top and afterwards, the route passes through woodsand glades to Železne Gore. The return toSveti Martin is on an attractive single file path, which will certainly bring asmile to your face.

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: 2/3
TEHNICAL DIFFICULTY: 2/3
LENGHT: 29km  
TOTAL ASCENTS: 650m

MTB 6

This route is definitely a route for MTB and Trekking bike beginners. The route starts with a steep slope after which there is a nice downhill ride into the valley with beautiful views of Međimurje. After a short ride through the valley, there is another climb to Jurovčak hill. At the top, we ride past the Deer Farm and all the way to Železne Gore and the wonderful Međimurje vineyards after which we descend on the unfrequented asphaltroad and return to Sveti Martin Spa & Sport Resort.

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: 1/3
TEHNICAL DIFFICULTY: 1/3
LENGHT: 20km   
TOTAL ASCENTS: 400m