The GLR 46
The GLR 46 explores the mountainous region of Slovenia. From the Central Slovenia Region in the South to the Upper Carniola to the North. Go on an adventure with this 356km off-road adventure route. Don’t wait and adventurise this GLR!
The GLR 46
|Ivanje Selo - Hermagor-Pressegger See||356km|
|77.5km off-road||May / September|
The GLR 46 motorcycle adventure route leads you for over 356 kilometers through the Upper- and Inner Carniola regions of Slovenia. 77.5 of those kilometers will traverse over off-road sections. If the going gets tough, The Back-up Tracks will support you with 8 different sections. With a total of 4 connecting GLRs to this GLR 46, you’re able to continue to Adventurise the region. Let’s get going!
The GLR 46 is a Novice route and can be ridden by any adventure rider. More information about the GLR Route Gradings System.
The small town of Ivanje Selo, located in a small valley, is the starting point for your upcoming Slovenian motorcycle adventure. With the small nature reserve of Planinsko Polje to your left, you’re facing your upcoming route to the North. Over 356-kilometers the GLR 46 is going to guide you through the amazing countryside of Slovenia, across the border into Austria, to your destination at Hermagor-Pressegger See.
After your departure, you’re going to follow the 640 up North towards Logatec. The road flows over into the 409 towards Vrhnika and eventually crosses over into the 407 in the direction of Horjul. I’m going, to be honest, These first 30 kilometers are not going to be the ones that make this adventure route great. But after these, you’re in for a treat!
After Horjul, you’re heading towards the Polhograjski Dolomiti Natural Park. The upcoming 38km leads you around over the small mountain passes of this Park. After these, you’re in for your first off-road section and many more small mountain passes. Eventually, you hit the main road again at Fužine.
Follow the 210 up to Poljane nad Škofjo Loko. This is about 10 kilometers. After these, you’ll take a left in the direction of Volča. Again, the typical paved mountain roads are leading you through the rugged landscape up north. With a few off-road sections in between, you’ll end up at Bohinjska Bistrica after about 70 kilometers. Although Slovenia is a relatively western country with good fuel services, I would recommend fueling up now before heading deeper into the mountains.
Most off-road sections are now ahead! With Bohinjska Bistrica behind you, the first off-road section guides you towards Lake Bohinjsko. With 16 kilometers of gravel, this is a great section to warm up with. After a little less than 18 kilometers on the 633, you’re in for the second off-road section. This is an intermittent section with a total of just over 41 kilometers of off-road sections and about 7 on-road.
After this great loop around the mountains, you’re almost at the famous Lake Bled. Expect especially during summer a lot of tourists around the lake. If you want to visit the lake, I’ll advise you to come in early! Regardless of the beautiful lake, you’ve still a few off-road sections ahead of you. Travel about 18 kilometers to the north, crossing the 452 at Koroška Bela. The last few Slovenian kilometers will traverse just south of the Austrian border. These upcoming off-road sections are graded as moderate! If you don’t want to explore this section, please follow the Back-up Track Section 8.
You’re in for the last stretch of this GLR 46 now. But first, the border crossing into Austria at Kranjska Gora and the Wurzenpass. When you’ve made your way down the valley into Austrian territory, the last few kilometers will lead you to your destination at Hermagor-Pressegger See. From here you’re able to continue your motorcycle adventure on two more adventure routes. More about those in the connections section down below.
The Region of Carinthia is situated within the Eastern Alps and is known for its mountainous landscape. The state is about 180 kilometers wide from east to west and a mere 70 kilometers from north to south. Despite these smaller dimensions, it’s still the fifth-largest state of Austria. With Klagenfurt as the capital city and Villach as the second-largest city, most of the population is located in the vicinity of both.
Carinthia knows a humid continental climate with moderately hot and wet summers and long harsh winters. Especially at higher altitudes, an alpine climate gets overhand. During summer, heavy rain and thunderstorms occur regularly. The region is also prone to flooding and flash floods after heavy rains.
For us as adventurisers, Carinthia has lots of natural beauty to offer. With a well-established tourism sector, it’s never hard to find a good place to stay for the night.
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Connections in Ivanje Selo
At the small village of Ivanje Selo, located at a small nature reserve, you’re able to continue your Slovenian motorcycle adventure with two distinctly different adventure routes.
To the west lies the GLR 47. The adventure route with the highest percentage of off-road sections! This means that of the 89 kilometers long route, 65km traverses over off-road sections! Yes, I don’t think this is going to be any better. But of course, the route is susceptible to seasonal changes as any other off-road section. This GLR is best-ridden during summer.
Or travel to the east with the GLR 50. This 95-kilometer adventure route travels towards the densely forested area of Slovenia. With 35 kilometers of off-road routes, this route won’t disappoint you! Also for the beginning adventure rider, this route will be an amazing route to ride.
Connections in Hermagor-Pressegger See
Across the border into Austria, at Hermagor-Pressegger See, you’re able to continue your motorcycle adventure! With the GLR 43 towards Lozzo di Cadore, you’re going to explore the Italian Prealps. With a little more than 12 kilometers of off-road sections, this is a predominantly on-road-oriented adventure route.
Or choose the GLR 44 to the southwest. This 160-kilometer adventure route explores the border region between Italy and Slovenia. This is the perfect route to create a Slovenian round trip! You’ll end your journey at Čepovan.
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