eMTB Holidays Slovenia

An 8-day guided mountain biking holiday in the most captivating landscapes of Slovenia .

Location
Ljubljana
Length
7 nights / 8 days
Difficulty
Moderate

Highlights

Agent
Jovan
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Choose your type of Holiday:
Shared: 
1390€
per person

Avaliable group tour dates

24.4.2021 - 1.5.2021
22.5.2021 - 29.5.2021
26.6.2021 - 3.7.2021
24.7.2021 - 31.7.2021
21.8.2021 - 28.8.2021
25.9.2021 - 2.10.2021
23.10.2021 - 30.10.2021
Guided private:
1890€
per person
Self guided:
990€
per person
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Description

Hop on an electric-assist mountain bike and join a local expert guide on an off-road tour of the most incredible locations in the country. Your base will be in the centre of it all – Ljubljana, from where you will travel to the best MTB trails that run across breath-taking landscapes. Perfect for anyone who likes biking in nature, this holiday allows you to discover Slovenia like never before.

Discovering Slovenia’s diverse natural world by bike is truly an unforgettable experience. Especially if you do so off the beaten track. On this comprehensive biking holiday, you’ll be able to visit the country’s most scenic places at your own pace. Endless countryside lanes, macadam roads with mountain backdrops, single trails through pristine forests – every type of terrain will be encountered and tackled easily with top-grade electric-assist mountain bikes, making the holiday suitable for cyclists of all levels.

A new day, a new adventure in a different part of Slovenia’s grand outdoors. Stationed in our lovely capital Ljubljana, you will travel to unique locations in the company of a professional guide who will be with you every step of the way to make sure the programme runs smoothly and is tailored to your needs and capabilities. Besides taking you down the most amazing hidden trails, the guide will also supply you with super interesting facts about the places you visit and recommend the best lunch break spots. You will learn a great deal about the local natural and cultural heritage while testing your MTB skills and building your stamina.

Included in price

English-speaking guide*
7 nights 3* hotel with breakfast in Ljubljana
Daily transfer to the mountains*
Rent of high performance electric mountain bike and helmet
Tourist tax

Optional extra charge

Single supplement

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Arrival in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia

After you get settled in, you will be introduced to the team and other participants. We’ll make sure your bikes are properly adjusted and explain the details of the upcoming adventure.

Accommodation:
Hotel in Ljubljana center
Optional extra charge
Transfer from the airport
DAY 2 – Velika Planina

Located on the outskirts of Ljubljana, Velika Planina is a high mountain plateau renowned for its authentic shepherd huts and beautiful views of the Kamnik–Savinja Alps and beyond. Velika Planina is also a perfect MTB destination. Alternating macadam trails and some slightly more rugged pastoral paths will lead us down super soft grassy terrain that feels like cycling on puffy clouds. A fantastic introduction to Slovenia’s world of mountain biking.

Accommodation:
Hotel in Ljubljana center
Meals:
Breakfast
Highlights:
Forests and open pastures with cows and sheep
Famous authentic shepherd's houses
View of Ljubljana
The chapel of Snow Mary
Meet “old-school” shepherds and their cheese making tradition
DAY 3 - Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora is arguably the most famous Alpine resort town in Slovenia. Embraced by majestic mountains, it’s an all-year-round sports destination that will take your breath away. The MTB tour will take you up into the mountains north of Kranjska Gora, so you can enjoy the view on the Julian Alps giants on the opposite side. After our excursion, a visit to the exceptionally beautiful glacial lake Jasna and some time to relax in this peaceful refuge.

Accommodation:
Hotel in Ljubljana center
Meals:
Breakfast
Highlights:
Scenic view of the Julian Alps
Kranjska Gora
DAY 4 - Mountain biking in Ljubljana

Most of the tour runs through cool forested areas and down off-road single-track trails. There is plenty of room for customisation of the routes, making the terrain we encounter suitable for both MTB beginners as well as experienced mountain bikers. What makes this MTB tour incredibly unique is that its top-notch routes run through pristine natural surroundings, located practically in the heart of a European capital. Diehard mountain bikers will also get a chance to try out sections of the world-famous “Golovec trails”.

Accommodation:
Hotel in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Highlights:
Start in the city center
Ride through pristine nature near the capital
One of the best easy single tracks
DAY 5 - Pokljuka

Take a ride through one of the most beautiful forested karst plateaus in Slovenia. We’ll venture down a network of incredible forest trails right in the heart of Triglav National Park and enjoy breath-taking views of the Julian Alps. Idyllic villages, green pastures with grazing cattle and traditional cheese-making still alive and kicking, Pokljuka is a vision of Alpine paradise, made for biking.

Pokljuka is also right next door to Lake Bled, and that’s where we’re taking you after the biking thrills across the pastures. We’ll stroll down to the famous alpine lake, taste the famous kremšnita dessert, and if you want, visit the oldest castle in Slovenia, perched on a cliff overlooking the lake.  

Accommodation:
Hotel in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Highlights:
Famous Pokljuka coniferous forest
Breathtaking views of the Julian Alps
Idyllic village Zajamniki
Sheep and cows grazing in the meadows
DAY 6 - Alpine Pastures above Tržič

This MTB tour takes place on the picturesque slopes under the Karawanks and the longest mountain in Slovenia, Košuta. We start off by ascending through shady forests, until we reach the wide-open mountain pastures, where we enjoy the fresh mountain air, endless views of the valley and the peaks of the glorious rocky giants towering above our heads. Compared to Velika Planina, this high mountain plateau is more peaceful, wild and less visited. A truly unspoilt natural wonder.

Accommodation:
Hotel in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Highlights:
Nice gravel roads perfect for e-bikes
Amazing views all around
Unspoilt nature
Best 'štruklji' in Slovenia
DAY 7 – Kobariški stol

We’ve saved the best for last. The Kobariški Stol is one of Slovenia’s mountain biking delicacies. The trail is reached along an old mule path from the First World War, which winds elegantly along the southern rims. The views extend in all directions, and our electric-assist bikes make the ascent and descent a super pleasurable experience. After the exciting biking escapade, we’ll swoop down to the emerald jewel called the Soča River, where we’ll marvel at its splendour and relax in the refreshing cool of the riverbanks. The surroundings are, like every pace we’ve visited, truly inspiring.

Accommodation:
Hotel in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Highlights:
A must-do mountain biking tour in Slovenia
One of the most scenic ascents in the region
DAY 8 - Departure

Unfortunately, every good thing must come to an end. On the final day of your biking holiday, you will be free to enjoy the sights and sounds of vibrant Ljubljana. There will be photos and videos to exchange, stories to tell, and plans to be made for your next visit to Slovenia.

Meals:
Breakfast
Optional extra charge
Transfer to the airport
Agent
Jovan
Talk to our Holiday expert
Choose your type of Holiday:
Shared: 
1390€
per person

Avaliable group tour dates

24.4.2021 - 1.5.2021
22.5.2021 - 29.5.2021
26.6.2021 - 3.7.2021
24.7.2021 - 31.7.2021
21.8.2021 - 28.8.2021
25.9.2021 - 2.10.2021
23.10.2021 - 30.10.2021
Guided private:
1890€
per person
Self guided:
990€
per person
INQUIRE NOWContact us
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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

What is the age range of people who come on these holidays?

Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age. 

Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s activities and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.

What if I am travelling solo?

Many of our travelers join as singles. We charge single supplement fee to solo travelers for single room use. But don’t worry, we can pair you with another traveler of the same gender if you like.



Am I fit enough?

Cycling planned on our cycling holidays is moderate, with some a bit more technical sections but mostly run on gravel and dirt roads. The e-bikes will help us out on most of the ascents and you will choose your own pace. All out the tours on MTB holidays are adjustable and our guides will make sure to make the best of your holidays.

Does the group spend time together in the evenings?

Where the meals are included in the itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you of the best places to dine. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.

What should I bring 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 van.

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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