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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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