The rent-a-bike system KRsKOLESOM was introduced to increase sustainable mobility in Kranj, with six stations so far. Town authorities wish to motivate the people of Kranj and also visitors to take better care of the environment and cycle to do errands in the town and its surroundings.
For tourists, cycling is a new possibility to visit Kranj if they are staying somewhere nearby or to have a refreshing activity during their stay in the town. Cycle tourism is a very popular form of health tourism in Slovenia, mainly because the scenery is very varied, the farm houses are hospitable and the paths are well taken care of.
Visit Kranj cycling routes
Visit Kranj invites you to cycle on three such routes this spring. They are organized for groups, accompanied by our experienced tour guides and inspired by the idyllic countryside of Gorenjska, by tastings of specialities at the farm houses and taverns, by traces and stories of the past and by unforgettable views of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps. These tourism products are called the Thieves’ Path, the Path of the Outlaws and the heart-shaped Tour at the Foot of the Storžič Mountain and can be found in our Trekksoft booking system, but they can also be booked by phone or personally, if you drop by the Kranjska hiša tourist information centre.
The Thieves’ Path was named after the legend of the thief named Tinec and there are some more countryside legends to be heard on this path. Among them is also a prehistoric story of the mammoth that was found by archaeologists close to the little lakes of Bobovek that resulted from centuries of clay digging. Home-made delicacies on this cycling tour will be prepared at the Odems farm and at the Pr’ Bizjak tavern.
The Path of the Outlaws takes you from Kranj through Naklo, Strahinj, Spodnje and Zgornje Duplje to Žiganja Vas, where you will enter the Udin Boršt, the Duke's Forest. This is where the rokovnjači used to live, beggars without a homeland, “gipsies of Carniola”, as they were called in the Illyric Paper, the newspaper in the first half of the 19th century. The trip through the forest is a genuine natural and educational adventure, since here one can even find smaller karst phenomena here, such as caves with dripstones, dolinas and ponors.
The Tour at the Foot of the Storžič Mountain is a heart-shaped cycling route that will take you to the foot of the mountains Kriška Gora, Tolsti Vrh, Storžič und Srednji Vrh. Before that you may wish to fortify yourselves with specialties of the Poličar farm, where you can see also a millstone museum, the heritage of the stonemason family Puhar from Kranj. This trip is five and a half hours long, a perfect combination of recreational cycling and getting to know the countryside as well as its cuisine.
For more demanding routes you can hire bicycles at Kranjska hiša – tourist information centre in Glavni trg 2, while for easier cycling in the town and its surroundings you can rent the KRsKOLESOM bikes at our Tourist Information Centre.