Exploring the Castle Surroundings with E-Bikes
We offer the possibility of renting electric bikes at Podsreda Castle.
Bike rental costs € 20.00 per day.
The rental price for Podsreda Castle Rooms and Apartments guests is € 15 per day.
Rent an e-bike
You can also rent our bikes from local providers in the Kozjansko Park area: Pivnica Pure in Podsreda, Kozjanski Dvor in Kozje, Wooden Fairytale Apartments in Virštanj, and Pirš Apartments in Zdole.
IDEAS FOR EXPLORING THE SURROUNDINGS OF THE CASTLE BY BIKE
From Podsreda Castle to the Holy Mountains above Bistrica ob Sotli
The Orans Cycling Route
The route starts in front of the municipal building in the center of Bistrica ob Sotli. It continues towards Polje pri Bistrici, then left along the Sotla River and climbs to the scenic St. Križ. From there, it descends through Srebrnik and then uphill past the Slomšek monument to Križan Vrh. This is followed by a descent to Podsreda and then an ascent to Podsreda Castle, from where you take the idyllic castle road to the Holy Mountains above Bistrica ob Sotli. The route continues towards Bizeljsko Castle, then above Orešje around Kunšperška Gora to the village of Kunšperk, and from there back to the starting point.
The length of the Orans Cycling Route is 40 km (approximately 4 to 5 hours) and is suitable for recreational cyclists (mountain bike recommended). The total elevation gain of the route is 960 m.
The route also offers three shortened variants (10 km or 24 km or 33 km), which are also suitable for families.
The Kozjansko Circuit cycling route
The route starts in Podčetrtek and continues towards Olimje. At the cemetery in Olimje, it turns left onto a winding road towards Virštanj and then continues right on the regional road towards Dobležiče, Pristava pri Lesičnem, and Pilštanj, which is one of the oldest settlements in Kozjansko. From there, the route continues on the regional road through Kozje and then along the Bistri graben to Zajčja Gora and Vetrnik. It continues towards Podsreda and then towards Kozje, where it turns right towards Buče, through Prelaska and Imeno back to Podčetrtek.
The Slovenian Transversal Mountain Bike Trail (STKP)
Cyclists on the trail get to know the diversity of the Slovenian hilly landscape and numerous important points of mountaineering, folklore, and technical history. The trail runs along low-traffic side roads, field paths, forest tracks, and trails. It is not particularly technically demanding, but it can be strenuous in some places, and in some areas, you may need to push the bike or carry it, but not everywhere.
The 24th stage of the trail passes through Kozjanski Park. It starts in the center of Brežice, ascends through Pečice to Podsreda Castle, and then continues through Vetrnik towards the top of Bohor - to the Bohor Cottage.