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Biking to Saint Jacob above Preddvor

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When hiking to St. Jacob above Preddvor, you’ll cross a gravel road several times. You can use that road to get to the church (and enjoy a fantastic apple strudel in the nearby hut) on a bike.

At a glance

Difficulty
Steep asphalt and gravel roads
Altitude
961 m
Average time
2 h
Elevation gain
500 m
Distance
12 km
Coordinates
Start: 46.300150,14.428140

Starting point Hiking map

Interactive route Download GPX file

Notes

  • The gravel road to Saint Jacob is technically closed to all traffic. I could never figure out whether that applies to biking, and it seems like the local bikers don’t think so. In any case, if you encounter someone with different opinions, don’t argue with them and never tell them I said it’s OK - I did not.
  • You could park next to Castle Turn. I prefer to park close to the main road (see starting coordinates) and leave those parking spots to hikers.
  • Follow the signs for sv. Jakob. At the junction where you have to choose between a wide footpath and a gravel road, choose the latter.

Map of the Route

The map shows the path we took as recorded by the GPS receiver. Never trust a GPS track; rely on your senses and maps.