200 (BIKEPACKING) MILes around slovenia
4.9.2021 ob 00:01
Hostel Peterloug (Markovci 93, Šalovci) - Šokčev dvor (Žuniči)
Hostel Peterloug, Markovci 93, 9204 Šalovci - štart) (46.84376, 16.22526)
Hostel Peterloug, Markovci 93, 9204 Šalovci – start) (46.84376, 16.22526)
The municipality of Šalovci lies in the extreme northeast of Slovenia, Goričko, in the area of the Goričko in nature 2000 Landscape Park and borders the Republic of Hungary. Geographically, it belongs to the idyllic, hilly Prekmurje region. The unique combination of political circumstances at the peace conference and the subsequent development wrap this landscape in a new, additional veil of mystery, incomprehensible, different. After independence in 1991 and the reorganization of local self-government in 1998, and after the pilgrimage part of the former joint Municipality of Hodoš-Šalovci got its own municipality, the current Municipality of Šalovci was formed. The area of the municipality is 58.2 km2 and includes the villages of Budinci, Dolenci, Čepinci, Markovci, Domanjševci and Šalovci, which is also the administrative center and where the seat of the municipality is. According to the latest data, there are 1,597 inhabitants in the municipality, most of whom are Catholics and Evangelicals. In the village of Domanjševci, in addition to Slovenes, there are also members of the Hungarian nationality, who play an important role in establishing and maintaining good neighborly relations with the neighboring Republic of Hungary.
TNC PETERLOUG, address: Markovci 93, 9204 Šalovci (approx. 6 km west of Šalovci): Peterloug means rainbow in the language of the locals from Markovec and some surrounding villages. This term is not known in the rest of Goričko, let alone Prekmurje. Naming the new accommodation and tourist center after the rainbow seems a very appropriate choice, because here we can really “touch” all the colors of the rainbow spectrum in one place: the blue waters of the Krka River, green forests around the scattered hills, red poppy flowers, proudly standing out in the middle summer cereal fields, and the yellow-warm rays of the summer sun, which shines the most days of the year here from all parts of our homeland. The added value of the center is certainly its location within the Natura2000 area, the Goričko Landscape Park and as the starting / ending point of the Goričko astronomical learning trail under the stars.
First obvious point:
Bokrači, 9201 Puconci (46.73201, 16.19597) – turn east in the immediate vicinity of house number Bokrači 8a
Bokrači is a village in the municipality of Puconci. With about 70 inhabitants, they are one of the smallest villages in the municipality. Until the reorganization of local self-government in Slovenia, Bokrači was included in the municipality of Murska Sobota.
Sotinski breg (Sotina, 9262 Rogašovci) – Fikšinci (9262 Rogašovci) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35050292
Sotinski breg oz. At 418 m, Kugla is the highest peak in Prekmurje. From the top, where there is a wooden lookout tower and a bell and a cross on it, we have a beautiful view of northeastern Slovenia, part of Austria, Hungary and Croatia.
Fikšinci is a delimited border ridge settlement in the west of Goričko, 25 km away from the town of Murska Sobota. They belong to the Municipality of Rogašovci. To the west below the village is the border stream Kučnica, and on the east side below the slope is the stream Črnec.
Second obvious point
Lovrenc na Pohorju (2344 Lovrenc na Pohorju) – Jože Petrun Cultural Center, Gornji trg 60, 2344 Lovrenc na Pohorju (on the right in the direction of travel) (46.53696, 15.38286)
Lovrenc na Pohorju is an urbanized, mostly roadside central settlement in the northern part of Pohorje, which lies in the Ribniško-Lovrenško valley, along the Radoljna stream. At the confluence of Radoljna and the stream Slepnica is the hamlet of Kurja vas. Newer neighborhoods are Na Puši and Gaberca. Although the prospects for farming are relatively favorable, the main economic activity is industry, which has developed in the past due to the abundance of water power and timber from nearby forests. Here were sawmills, blacksmiths, a tannery, a glassworks, and an iron ore smelter that was closed in the mid-19th century. From the craft workshops, the Piece and Sickle Factory and the Marles plant with a sawmill and a prefabricated house factory emerged. Although many people around are also employed here, several locals of Lovrenc drive to work in the valley, especially to Maribor and Ruše. The area where the settlement stands belonged to the St. Paul’s Monastery from Carinthia in 1091. In 1222 the settlement received fair rights, and in 1381 it is already mentioned as a square. There are three churches in Lovrenc. The parish church of St. Lawrence dates from the 18th century, previously there was a Romanesque building from the middle of the 12th century. In the southern part of the settlement stands the church of St. Radegunda, and in the middle of the square the church of St. The cross, which has its present appearance from the 17th century. High on the top of Pohorje are extensive peat bogs and Lovrenška lakes.
The obligatory point is Kulturni dom Jože Petruna, Gornji trg 60, 2344 Lovrenc na Pohorju (on the right in the direction of travel) (46.53696, 15.38286). From here, you have several options. You can continue straight in the direction of Rogla. In this direction, expect a macadam road, but of solid quality. However, you can turn back into the valley and continue along any path towards the finish.
Šokčev dvor, Žuniči 2, 8341 Žuniči (45.48256, 15.36048)
Šokčev dvor, Žuniči 2, 8341 Žuniči (45.48256, 15.36048)
Žuniči is a village in the Municipality of Črnomelj. In Žuniče there is a bridge over the river Kolpa with a border crossing to Croatia. At the bridge is a dam where the ruins of a mill stand. Žunič Castle stood near the village, but it was demolished in the 18th century. The settlement lies along the road Črnomelj – Dolenjci – Vinica.
Šokčev dvor in Žuniče is a typical farmhouse for the obkolp part of Bela krajina and is one of the protected cultural monuments in the Kolpa Landscape Park. The homestead is located at the entrance to the village along the road Vinica – Adlešiči, 20 km away from Črnomelj. It is a type of closed homestead consisting of a house, a shed and a barn. The house is connected by a wall in which there is an entrance door to the yard, thus the yard is closed on all sides. The house has been restored. There is a farmhouse in it, where visitors can see antique furniture, a cradle, old farm clothes, home linen, etc. The second room is arranged into a dining room with an old bread oven, which especially invites closed parties and visitors.