Hi Kids4square fans. Today I’ll write a downhill blog for all families living in Ljubljana, near Ljubljana or if you are visiting Ljubljana. Downhill Šentviški Hrib is not official downhill track but is easy to find and safe to ride.
Warning: We’d like to encourage all bikers to respect nature and private property. Lately we’ve seen signs, at some parts of the hill, that land owners do not allow riding on their property. At this part of the hill please stay on official mountain road and do not go off-road. Thank you.
Downhil Šentviški Hrib is idle for smaller, bigger kids and adrenalin seacking parents. There are several possible downhill trails on Šentviški Hrib, maintained, unmaintained and at the time of writing this blog also unmarked.
The path to the starting point for downhill, begins with a steep ascent and then continues along the ridge to the finish. The goal is a small peak above the hamlet of Gunclje, not far from the former ski track.
If we do the adventure together with younger kids, we will spend approx. an hour and a half to two hours for it all together.
Note: We have gone to Downhill Šentviški Hrib many times, in different formations. The youngest hero was six and a half years old.
Tip: Take enough water for the expedition, a helmet is mandatory, and for enough energy, there should also be some chocolate or something similar in the backpack.
The starting point is Ljubljana-Šentvid, more precisely intersection on Celovšča street next to the Šentvid church. You can find location on the map here.
We follow the Toško Čelo signs for a while.
We start with an easier ascent in the direction of Toški Čelo.
Behind the first street turn we see a new signpost.
Signpost Toško Čelo before a more demanding ascent.
Uf, what a slope! Some can do it on a bike, others next to it.
We continue the ascent towards the top.
Finally, the most challenging climb is over. A short break, water and joy.
From now on, we no longer follow the signposts towards Toško Čelo, but head for the central trains.
Followed by a small ascent along the ridge of Šentviški Hrib in the direction of the former ski slope. On the way there are beautiful views, arranged resting places and walkers.
Milder ascents and plains follow, on the right side there will be a former ski slope, a few more planes and ascents along the main path. All this until we reach almost the top of the hill. Here we turn right from the main path to the narrower side path. We’re almost on top.
The top of the hill. Yes!
We take a short rest, water, energy bars, chocolate, cookies, joy and preparation for the descent.
We prepare the bikes, lower the seats, put on the helmets, put the gears on the center gears and prepare the children for the descent. Don’t race, be careful, use the front and rear brakes, the tree doesn’t move, the sand on the way slides, … Nobody listens anyway 🙂
And finally, after all the torture, difficult ascents, DOWNHILL, in the direction of arrival 🙂
Above the former ski slope, turn left from the main trail to a more interesting smaller trail.
At the cross, which we were happy about on the ascent, we continue straight ahead and do not descend along the path we came.
Followed by a shorter plane at the end of which we turn right.
Descent into the ravine, right after we left the main path. We like this part of the downhill the most.
After a great descent, with some good turns and some jumps, we are almost down at the bottom. We have the last choice ahead of us. To the left is an easier but steeper road, to the right are a few more turns along forest paths. The choice is yours, we always choose the right one 🙂
So, we’re down. I hope everyone is still whole and happy.
Yours Kids4square team!