Postojna-Črni Kal

What the Route 66 means to U.S., the road 409 means to Slovenians. Before the A1 motorway was built this was “The Road” most Slovenians used to travel to the coast for their summer vacation. Perhaps that’s why it grew so close to our hearts, but I suggest you take it as the A1 alternative simply because the road is well maintained, with nice scenery, and sparse traffic. It offers plenty of opportunities to switch to A1 in case you accidentally caught a glimpse of the clock.


The road 409 provides a belowed alternative to A1 motorway when travelling to or from the coast to the inland.

Along the route at Logatec, you’ll drive thru a linden avenue from 1805 planted to celebrate the wedding of Napoléon Bonaparte and Marie Louise of Austria.

Between Logatec and Postojna, you shall enjoy some of the best slowly twisted (Grčarevec) or tight twisted (Planina) roads motorcyclists from Ljubljana and around come to enjoy on weekends.

If the town Postojna sounds familiar to you, it’s because the Europe largest cave system lies beneath it. A must see.

Nice, slow and narrow route, 62km

To ride from central Slovenia on edge of Karst (or reverse) we can recommend also nice narrow roads, avoiding highway’s heavy traffic and cities’ traffic jams. The route starts on leaving highway E61 (Ljubljana-Koper) on Logatec exit and leads on local roads to highway H4 to Ajdovščina (the highway to Nova Gorica). It’s 62km long. The route is nice for a slow ride to enjoy the landscape.

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