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K36 - Zelenica - Border Patrol Trail
The Border Patrol Trail for the most experienced

In winter, Zelenica is a paradise for ski touring; in summer, it attracts large numbers of hikers. The Border Patrol Trail is hidden in the beech forest below the ridge of Ljubeljščica and is a real treat for the most experienced mountain bikers.


Mountain bikers are advised that the route K36 Zelenica – Border Patrol Trail is currently difficult to cross along some sections and it is necessary to dismount from the bike. Members of TKO Tržič are repairing and maintaining the trail. We ask for your patience and understanding, and at the same time invite you to explore other attractive cycling routes in the Tržič region.


Ljubelj–Zelenica Mountain Hostel–Border Patrol Trail–Ljubelj


From the parking lot in Ljubelj, follow the service road along the former ski slope towards Zelenica. The ascent is very steep, and due to the difficult surface you will walk your bike along most of the way, but this will allow you to enjoy the views of the northern walls of Begunjščica all the more.

At Zelenica Mountain Hostel you can enjoy a meal and a rest as you prepare for the descent. Ascend across the meadow to the saddle, where the Border Patrol Trail begins – a trail used during Yugoslav times to monitor the border with Austria. Caution: some sections of the route on the descent are technically very challenging; pay special attention to the crossings over runoff gullies and in the last part of the trail to the wide concrete ditches constructed on the ski slope.


  • Karawanks - central part, 1:50 000, PZS
  • Stol, 1:25 000, PZS

Rules of the trail for mountain bikers

Please note: The content provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Paths, trails, and roads in natural areas are not signposted. Cycling is permitted on roads and forest roads unless explicitly prohibited. Cycling along logging skid trails, hiking trails, and other footpaths is prohibited unless explicitly allowed. Where cycling is prohibited, cyclists must dismount and continue on foot. Tracks in the .gpx format are for informational purposes only and are meant solely as an aid; they do not necessarily mean that cycling is allowed. Visitors cycle at their own risk.

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