The new Slovenia Green Pannonian Route is available to cyclists
The well-kept secret of northeastern Slovenia connects three green destinations in the border zone of four countries.
A three-day cycling route through Pomurje, the Heart of Europe.
There is a free interactive map with 200 points of interest.
Total length: about 120 km (depending on the selected version).
Lowest and highest point on the route: 158/334 m.
The first real tourist season after two years is starting and for all those who are looking for quieter corners interspersed with culture, nature, food, wine and adventures, the new cycling route Slovenia Green Pannonian Route (SGPR) is available from June 30. This 3-day cycle tour will take you through the green destinations of Pomurje, the Heart of Europe.
Four countries – Slovenia, Austria, Hungary and Croatia – meet in Pomurje, a region in the north-east of Slovenia, a land of healing springs, excellent cuisine, excellent wines and hospitable people. The region is thus characterized by diverse cultures and customs, a picturesque landscape with spas and vineyards, and unforgettable opportunities to take photos and create memories. And, of course, let’s not forget the fantastic cycling route.
The SGPR was created in cooperation between the Institute of New Tourism, the Institute for Culture, Tourism and Sport Murska Sobota and the GoodPlace Sustainable Tourism Factory Institute.
The circular route starts in Murska Sobota, the largest town in Pomurje, and on the first day it leads cyclists along the left bank of the Mura river southeast all the way to Lendava. The next day, he crosses the Mura and enters Prlekija, a hilly wine region, where he visits Ljutomer and wine-growing Jerusalem. On the third day, the journey ends with the return to Murska Sobota.
“The Slovenia Green Pannonian Route is important, as it offers travelers a new way to discover one of the most stunning Slovenian landscapes,” says Daniel Ulčar, tourism expert at the Institute for Culture, Tourism and Sport Murska Sobota. “Cyclists who come to learn about our history, cuisine , people and nature, discover a true paradise.”
Every day, cyclists cover approximately 40 kilometers of mostly flat and occasionally slightly hilly routes. The circuit is run along quiet roads and macadam paths that connect destinations and providers with the national symbol Slovenia Green for green, environmentally and socially friendly business in tourism.
“The SGPR route is another one of the Slovenia Green routes that upgrade the sustainable certification of destinations and tourism providers with content and stories,” says Tina H. Zakonjšek, director of the New Tourism Institute and head of the Slovenia Green Consortium. “SGPR offers guests an active vacation combined with a rich cultural and natural heritage, gastronomy and friendly hosts. Due to the lowland terrain, it is also suitable for less experienced cyclists.”
The route was developed as part of the Transdanube Travel Stories project, within the framework of the Interreg Danube Program. The project is co-financed by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA).
More information about the Slovenia Green Pannonian Route, including the itinerary, stories and photos, can be obtained from the e-mail address email@example.com.