Drava cycling route
Maribor Art Gallery with its collections, exhibitions and events is a major cultural tourist point on the Drava Cycling Route, which runs through 4 countries (Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia) in total length of about 710 km. The route begins right next to the source of Drava on Toblach Field in Italy, it runs through Carinthia and crosses the border to Slovenia at Vič, continuing through Slovenia from Dravograd past Radlje ob Dravi, Maribor and Ptuj, all the way to Ormož and Središče ob Dravi, where it crosses into Croatia after 145 km. The river and the cycling route continue their path towards Varaždin, where the river Mura (also famous for its cycling route – Mura Cycling Route), after 63 km, at Legrad, converges with the river Drava, which then flows into the Danube near Osijek.
The Slovenian section of the Drava Cycling Route predominantly runs along less travelled local roads and to a lesser extent along arranged cycling paths and tracks. Due to various types of road surface and a more demanding climb between Podvelka and Lovrenc na Pohorju, the Slovenian section of the route is more suitable for better prepared cyclists. Trekking or mountain bikes are recommended. The climb to Lovrenc na Pohorju can be avoided by using a train connection between Podvelka and Fala.