Route Slivnica OKP 5-3
Cycling route Slivnica OKP 5-3 is suitable for all recreational cyclists and lovers of
cultural heritage sites.
SIGHTS ALONG THE ROUTE
The outdoor museum Josipdol was built by locals. Here you can see a glass furnace, a water
wooden chute, charcoal pile, and a traditional Pohorje wooden house. The wooden chute was
once thirteen kilometers long and has served for the transportation of wood from local forests.
Along the chute stood men, who were making sure that the wood did not get stuck. Josipdol is
a young village from the eighteenth century and is known for shutting down the last Pohorje
Glassworks hundred years ago.
The Church of St. Joseph was built in Josipdol in 1972, at the exact spot, where there was
previously a chapel. The new church was blessed by the bishop Maksimilijan Držečnik.
It was built with local materials; stone from the local quarry, wood from local forests, glasses,
the sacrificial altar was made of a rock.
Linden Avenue is situated next to the local road in Josipdol. Avenue is 150 meters long
and 80 years old. It is one of the few roadside tree avenues in Slovenia.
Old Keber's house is a very well-preserved farmhouse. It was built of stone and partially
wood. The interior is traditionally arranged. Old wooden ceiling and black kitchen with
vaulted barrel archway are still preserved. Left from the house is a basement, built from
stone and dug into the hill.
From Ribnica na Pohorju turn to Podvelka. At the road sign turn right on the macadam
road from where you ascend to the Petrun farm.
Along the forest road, continue the descending path to the Zapečnik farm. Walk towards
the Josipdol village. Linden Avenue will provide the shade all the way to the bridge,
where the road connects to the road Podvelka – Ribnica Pohorje.
Go to the road to Podvelka, where you turn left and arrive at the beautiful Valley of
Slivnica brook. After the pleasant ride go back to the Ribnica na Pohorju.
Easy trail for all cycling lovers.
LENGHT: 9 km,
HEIGHT DIFFERENCE: 230 m,
DURATION: 1 ura,
DIFFICULTY: easy trail,
ADEQUACY: for all cycling lovers.