To reach the lower cable-car station from the train station in Maribor take local bus 6 (€1.10, 20 minutes, twice hourly) and get off at the terminus – the cable-car station is just behind the bus stop.
An easy – and exhilarating – way to get to the Hotel Bellevue and the heart of the Maribor Pohorje is to take the cable car from the station in Zgornje Radvanje, 6km southwest of Maribor’s Old Town. There are clamps on the outside of each of the cable car cabins for mountain bikes and skis.
The cable car runs every hour daily from 7am to 10pm. Additionally, on weekends it runs continuously between 10am and 6pm.
You can drive or, if ambitious, cycle the 20km from the Old Town in Maribor – head south past the Renaissance-style Betnava Castle, turning west at Spodnje Hoče before reaching a fork in the road at a small waterfall. A right turn and less than 4km brings you to the upper cable-car station. Go left and you’ll reach the upper station of the ski lift after about 5km.