Cycling Holidays

Experience the true diversity of Slovenia’s pristine countryside on an electric bike.

Location
Ljubljana
Length
7 nights / 8 days
Difficulty
Leisurely to Moderate

Highlights

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Jovan
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In a group: 
2299€ per person

Avaliable group tour dates

10.4.2021 - 17.4.2021
8.5.2021 - 15.5.2021
12.6.2021 - 19.6.2021
10.7.2021 - 17.7.2021
7.8.2021 - 14.8.2021
11.9.2021 - 18.9.2021
9.10.2021 - 16.10.2021
Guided private:  
2799€ per person
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Description

Slovenia is a place of immense geographical diversity. Its main regions and a number of microclimates give the country a character unrivalled by any other in Europe. Exploring Slovenia’s natural and cultural treasures on a bike is a completely unique experience. When travelling by car is too fast and walking is too slow, cycling is definitely just right. You get to visit Slovenia’s incredible sights and watch its scenic countryside change before your eyes.

This 8-day adventure will take you from the capital Ljubljana, over the wooded Škofja Loka Hills towards the stunning Alpine valleys and open pastures, across a panoramic mountain pass and into the Mediterranean climate of the renowned winegrowing area of Goriška Brda. On every leg of your journey, whole new worlds open up, creating the illusion you have entered an entirely different country.

Just like the landscape, the route itself is very diverse. From flat asphalt roads and countryside lanes or gravel tracks, to relatively steep ascents and descents, which offer breath-taking views of your surroundings. The tour is comprised of the best cycling trails in Slovenia with numerous famous landmarks along the way. Tackling the terrain on your electric-assist mountain bikes guarantees everyone will get the most out of the experience, making it easier to adapt to an optimal riding pace. Besides the guide, our tour will be accompanied by a van, which will take care of all logistic aspects, support and luggage transport. Any repairs can be taken care of on the spot. Our support van is also there in the event that for any reason participants can’t continue the journey or wish to cut it short

Included in price

Professional local guide
Transfer of all your luggage
7 nights 3* accommodation with breakfast
7x dinner
Rent of high performance electric bike
Full van support
Organization of everything
Tourist tax

Optional extra charge

Return transfer from the airport
Single supplement

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Arrival in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia

Arrival in Ljubljana where the team is introduced and everyone gets briefed on what to expect in the upcoming week, followed by a casual dinner to get to know each other.

Accommodation:
Hotel in Ljubljana center
Meals:
Dinner
Extras:
Transfer from the airport
DAY 2 - Cycling in Ljubljana's green Marshes

After breakfast, there will be a short presentation of our electric mountain bikes, followed by our first mini-tour, which will take place in the Ljubljana Marshes. The route is flat, easy and perfect for an introduction to the week ahead. You are certain to be impressed by the green nature just a stone’s throw from the capital. In the afternoon, participants are free to enjoy the city and have a good night’s rest in Ljubljana.

Cycling:
35km (22mi), 150m (500 ft) elevation gain
Accommodation:
Hotel in Ljubljana center
Meals:
Breakfast
Dinner
Highlights:
Church of St. Michael (by architect Plečnik)
Prehistoric Pile Dwellers site
Natural reserve minutes from the capital
DAY 3 - From Škofja Loka to Bohinj

After breakfast, we drive to Škofja Loka, a very pretty historic town near Ljubljana, where we start cycling through the Selška Valley and slowly ascend the wooded plateau of Jelovica. The tour begins to get an Alpine feel as we descend into the Bohinj Valley where we spend the night at this amazing glacial wonder.

Cycling:
45km (28mi), 1000m (3280ft) elevation gain
Accommodation:
Overnight stay at a hotel in Bohinj
Meals:
Breakfast
Dinner
Highlights:
Historic town of Škofja Loka
Cycling over Jelovica Platau
DAY 4 - Cycling on Pokljuka Plateau

Since Bohinj is completely surrounded by high hills, the morning begins by hitching a ride with our support van to the Pokljuka Plateau. Cycling across Pokljuka is a dream. You will ride through meadows and pastures down well-maintained roads and stop off at authentic cheese shops. Pokljuka is followed by a descent into the spectacular Radovna Valley in the very heart of the Triglav National Park, from where a flat panoramic drive to Kranjska Gora awaits. Yes, day 4 will be long, but extremely exciting and absolutely worth every droplet of sweat. The night is spent in the famous Alpine hub of Kranjska Gora.

Cycling:
50km (31mi), 750m (2460ft) elevation gain
Accommodation:
Hotel in Kranjska Gora
Meals:
Breakfast
Dinner
Highlights:
Idyllic village of Zajamniki
Cycling path from Mojstrana to Kr. Gora
DAY 5 - Kranjska Gora

Now it’s time for an easier tour around Kranjska Gora to rest our limbs and recharge our batteries. No van rides today, so we can afford to make a slightly later start. The surrounding terrain presents us with multiple levels of cycling difficulty. To get the feel for Kranjska Gora’s pristine Alpine vibe, we will visit the incredibly green and jaw-droppingly beautiful Zelenci and make our way to the world-famous ski jumping centre of Planica. The night will be spent at the same hotel in Kranjska Gora.

Cycling:
25km (16mi), 450m (1480ft) elevation gain
Accommodation:
Hotel in Kranjska Gora
Meals:
Breakfast
Dinner
Highlights:
High level of personalization
Breathtaking views of the Julian Alps
DAY 6 - Bovec Area

On the sixth day, our van will take us over the Vršič Pass to cycle on the other side with much lighter traffic. The Bovec area offers endless possibilities, from serious mountain biking to hidden panoramic gravel roads in the heart of the Julian Alps. By now we will be very familiar with each-other and the participant’s capabilities, which will allow the guide to pick the most suitable route. After another dose of cycling, the van will take us to the rustic winegrowing region of Goriška Brda where we stay the night.

Cycling:
45km (28mi), 750m (2460ft) elevation gain
Accommodation:
Hotel in Goriška Brda
Meals:
Breakfast
Dinner
Highlights:
Bovec
Kozjak Waterfall
Kobarid
DAY 7 - Goriška Brda

Waking up in Goriška Brda, you truly get to feel the immense difference in the landscape and climate. The Alps, which on a clear day can be seen in the distance, have been replaced by the Mediterranean climate. The last leg of our tour leads across romantic rolling hills and through gorgeous villages. To taste the fruits of all the grapevines you have seen while cycling, the day ends with a mandatory wine tasting.

Cycling:
37km (23mi), 600m (1970ft) elevation gain
Accommodation:
Hotel in Goriška Brda
Meals:
Breakfast
Dinner
Highlights:
Slovenian Tuscany
Wine degustation
DAY 8 - Farewell

After breakfast, it’s back to reality. We will drive you to Ljubljana or the airport, depending on your preference/schedule.

Meals:
Breakfast
Extras:
Transfer to the airport
Agent
Jovan
Talk to our Holiday expert
Choose your type of Holiday:
Shared: 
2299€
per person

Avaliable group tour dates

10.4.2021 - 17.4.2021
8.5.2021 - 15.5.2021
12.6.2021 - 19.6.2021
10.7.2021 - 17.7.2021
7.8.2021 - 14.8.2021
11.9.2021 - 18.9.2021
9.10.2021 - 16.10.2021
Guided private:
2799€
per person
INQUIRE NOWContact us
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Fantastic ride among the vineyards and lovely villages. People are so nice as well. I am a wine lover and it's just a perfect combination of staying active and explore Slovenian wine and food at the same time.
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Aiden Bailey
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Absolutely loved this day on bikes, going through those charming villages and the vines. The ride uphill was a piece of cake for us due to e-bikes. I highly recommend.
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Terry Barrett
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We book this in October and the temperatures were perfect. The trail is versatile, going up and down through the vineyards and it brings so much fun. Recommended.
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Jackie Elliott

Holiday Types

Self-guided

For travellers that want flexibility and independence. We organize the holidays of your choice, but the adventure of getting around is all yours. You will get a fly & drive itinerary with activities, accommodations and travelling tips with full support of our team for any emergencies or concerns.

Small group

For solo travellers or travellers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about trip planning and would maybe like to enjoy some time on their own as well. You will be travelling with our tour leader in a small group of maximum 8 people in a comfortable van with accommodation, entrance fees and a detailed plan of activities arranged. For guaranteed tour departures we have a minimum of 4 people.

Guided private

For travellers who want a holiday based on their preferences and needs. You don’t need to worry over itinerary planning or your next move, and at the same time you can enjoy the holidays at your own pace and take as much time on your own whenever needed. We take care of the entire organization and provide you with a professional guide, accommodation, transportation and plan of activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the pickup and which transfers are included?

The included pickup and drop-off at the end of the holiday in the price published on our website is in Ljubljana or Ljubljana airport. For any changes, please notify us upon booking. The included transfers are all the transfers between places and/or activities specified in the itinerary.

Where do I eat when the food is not included?

Both our back office team and our guides know where to go. We can give you recommendations or even pre-book some places for you. You can be adventurous and find places on your own. Either way, let us know if you would like any sort of help.

How fit do I need to be?

Cycling planned on our cycling holidays is easy to moderate - the terrain is not so difficult, there are no major ascents and the pace is meant to be gradual. The electric bikes provide enough extra power that you should be able to climb all the ascents easily. However, the route is adjustable and our guides will take you on a terrain most suitable to your skills and fitness level.

What should I wear? Do I have to bring anything with me?

It is important to dress for the season. Slovenia has all 4 seasons, so please check the weather forecast before the holiday regarding temperatures and rainfall. When you are close to the Alps, you can see all 4 seasons change in the same day, so your best bet is to always bring an extra layer and rain gear. Your guide will let you know each day what kind of weather you can expect for the next day and don’t worry - extra layers can always travel behind us in a support van.

I have food restrictions. Are there restaurants for me?

It really depends on the level of your restriction. Vegetarian options are fairly easy to find in Slovenia, but vegan dishes, on the other hand, are extremely hard to come by in rural areas of the country and in smaller towns. Please note that the places where we stop for lunch are often traditional and may have difficulties accommodating you outside of their standard menu. We suggest you keep this in mind.

Will I have some time to myself?

If you want to, sure! We are well aware that some people love to stay in groups while others prefer some more alone time on their trip. We wanted to give you the opportunity to do things your way. It is your holiday, after all! As long as you respect the group timings and locations designated by your guide, please feel free to customize your itinerary and create your own adventure!

What is the tourist tax that is not included in the price?

A tourist and promotion tax is a fee that every visitor has to pay for each overnight stay all over Slovenia. It consists of two parts: each municipality charges a tourist tax fee, which goes towards financing and maintenance of tourist facilities in the area, and the Slovenian Tourist Board charges a promotion tax, which is used to promote Slovenia. Depending on the municipality, the tax rates vary - from 1.5€ in some locations to 3.13€ in Ljubljana or Bled (per person, per night).

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