K21 - Storžič Mountain Hostel
An easy route through the Lom Valley to the foot of Storžič
The Lom Valley to the northeast of Tržič is located above the Tržič Bistrica Valley, nestled between the mountains of Konjščica and Javornik to the north and Storžič and Kriška Gora to the south. In cycling through this elongated glacial valley the eye will be drawn to nearby as well as more distant surroundings. From the village of Slaparska Vas onwards the forest road runs along the refreshing Lomščica Brook.
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- type of path: mountainbike length: 18 km / 2 h elevation change: 650 m difficulty: *** - technical: ** - condition: ** panorama: ***
Tržič - Slap - Lom pod Storžičem - Grahovše - Slaparska vas - Storžič Mountain Hostel - back the same way
The starting point for cycling tours is in the city centre, opposite the Tržič bus station. Parking is possible in public parking areas (parking lots at the Municipality of Tržič, on Predilniška Road at the entrance to the city-BPT, at the Tržič Olympians Hall, along the street Za Mošenikom, among others).
Go through Tržič along the main road to the northeast (towards Lom and the Dovžan Gorge). Turn right at Slap and begin the first steeper section to the village of Lom pod Storžičem. Continue past the Church of St. Catherine along the main road towards Grahovše. The Upper Lom Valley is wider and flatter, with views of Bela Peč, Javornik, and Storžič. You can see the remains of moraine material deposited here by a glacier in the upper part of the sand quarry before the village of Slaparska Vas. Cross the forest road at Slaparska Vas; the left-hand turnoff leads to the Rekar Farm and beyond to Javornik. Stay along the course of the Lomščica River the whole way and continue along the valley. You will reach Storžič Mountain Hostel after 2.6 km of ascent. After refreshments in the lodge, go back down to Tržič by the same route.
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The route will be considerably easier (300 m less elevation climb and 5 km shorter) if you start from Grahovše.
- Karawanks - central part, 1:50 000, PZS
- Storžič, 1:25 000, PZS
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