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K53 - Through Udin Woods to Kriva Jelka
An easy loop route

Kriva Jelka ("Crooked Fir") is a nature reserve where bandits used to gather but is today a place for lovers of nature, hikers, and cyclists.


Tržič–Križe–Duplje–Strahinj–Kriva Jelka–Žiganja Vas–Tržič


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).

In Tržič, head south along the main road. At the crossroads, take the left road, which climbs slightly towards Pristava. In Pristava, ride past the bus station for another 200 m, then turn right onto a side road that leads between the houses. At the crossroads, continue straight (yield to traffic on the main road). At the end of the settlement the road turns into gravel. Ride across the field towards the primary school and tennis courts. At the sports park, turn right onto the paved road towards Retnje. At a major intersection, turn left towards Duplje and after 100 m head towards the side road through Retnje. Continue through Retnje and Breg ob Bistrici, where the road turns sharply left towards the main road. Turn right and after 50 m ride along the main road, turn right again onto the side road towards Zadraga. Along the way you can already see Udin Woods, which is on your left the whole time, and behind it Kriška Gora with Tolsti Vrh and Storžič. At the end of a short ascent, rejoin the main road and ride through Zg. Duplje. After the bus stop and the fire station, carefully turn left from the main road through Sp. Duplje towards Strahinj. In Strahinj, turn left at the main crossroads. At the end of the village, the asphalt ends and a short ascent begins, followed by a descent. Go left at the crossroads and ride 50 m to a pond, which is a pleasant spot to take a break. Go back to the road and continue another 300m towards Tenetiše, then turn left and go across Udin Woods along a road that will gently ascend for a time and ride 3.4 km towards Kriva Jelka.

View the famous tree and continue towards Duplje. After 800 m turn right towards Žiganja Vas. After a bit more than a kilometre you will join the Novake-Žiganja Vas road and descend to Žiganja Vas. Follow the village road through Sebenje, Križe and Pristava to the starting point.

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A shorter variant begins and ends in Križe (at the parking area near the cemetery or at the primary school).

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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