Kranjska Gora

Bled – Kranjska Gora = 39 km

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Kranjska Gora is one of the most popular winter sports centres and is, among other things, a prestigious venue of alpine ski races.  Planica, where ski jumpers set records on the flying hill, is also a magnet for lovers of winter sports, and with the opening of the Nordic Centre, cross-country skiers have also conquered it.

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Despite Kranjska Gora being a synonym for skiing, it has much to offer to enthusiasts of activities in nature during all seasons. Hikers, mountaineers and climbers will find their heaven here, since they may ascend to the highest mountain peaks, with Mount Triglav at their head, from picturesque valleys of Vrata, Kot and Krma. Before that, however, they may take a peek in the history of Slovenian mountaineering and rock climbing in the Slovenian Alpine Museum.  

Seekers of cycling challenges will tackle the steep slope up to the Vršič mountain pass, whereas straighter cycling trails from Mojstrana to Rateče and further on to the Lakes of Fusine are ideal for family cycling.

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From the Kranjska Gora area doors open to the heart of the Triglav National Park, characterised by numerous natural and cultural sites – the Zelenci wetland, Martuljek Waterfalls, Peričnik Waterfall and the Russian Chapel toward Mount Vršič. On your way to Vršič you may stop by Lake Jasna.