Ljubljana Active Holidays

Stay active and see more of Ljubljana and its surroundings with hiking and cycling

Location
Ljubljana
Length
2 nights / 3 days
Difficulty
Moderate

Highlights

Agent
Jovan
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Choose your type of Holiday:
Shared: 
690€
per person

Avaliable group tour dates

16.4.2021 - 18.4.2021
14.5.2021 - 16.5.2021
11.6.2021 - 16.6.2021
16.7.2021 - 18.7.2021
20.8.2021 - 22.8.2021
17.9.2021 - 19.9.2021
15.10.2021 - 17.10.2021
Guided private:
890€
per person
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Description

Do you want a city break but don’t want to limit your stay to the urban area? Then this short city break holiday will be perfect for you.

Ljubljana is called a green capital for a good reason. Its green areas of parks and forest stretch all the way into the city center. A short bike ride to the south lie the Ljubljana Marshes, a protected nature reserve, a flat paradise for cyclists with plenty of wildlife and flora.

On clear days, you can see how close Ljubljana is to the Alps, so a perfect activity is hiking on Velika Planina - an area of high mountain pastures with a wide network of lovely hiking trails and beautiful alpine views only a short drive from the city.

Explore the forests of Ljubljana on mountain bike trails perfect for any level of experience and enjoy the unique natural setting and thrills of mountain biking far away from the crowds yet still right in the heart of the city.

Included in price

English-speaking tour leader*
Comfortable transportation*
2 nights 3* accommodation with breakfast
All entrance fees as in the itinerary
Tourist tax

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Ljubljana Marshes

Just south of the city lie Ljubljana Marshes, a flat protected area, which still lies in Ljubljana basin. The unique wetlands are conserved as a natural reserve, perfect to explore by bike while observing the birdlife and scenic landscape. The area is also famous for its archeological excavation sites, uncovering the traces of prehistoric life. You will get to visit the closest gorge to the city, the Iška River Gorge, a beautiful natural haven with rapids, pools and steep rocky banks.

Cycling:
Trail length 35 km (22 mi), 100 m (320 ft) elevation by electric mountain bike.
Accommodation:
Overnight stay at a hotel in Ljubljana center
Included:
Cycling Ljubljana Marshes
Highlights:
Ljubljana Marshes natural reserve
Church of St. Michael by architect Plečnik
Gorge of Iška River
Optional extra charge
Transfer from Ljubljana airport
DAY 2 - Velika Planina

We won’t let you just stare at the mountains that adorn Ljubljana’s cityscape, but we will take you to the high pastures of Velika Planina, where you can really admire the views from the heart of Kamnik-Savinja Alps. A unique shepherd’s village located at the top of the plateau, which we will reach by cable car and a short hike, will uncover the authentic traditions of cheese making and cow herding in this incredible Alpine setting.

Walking:
6 km (3.7 mi) hiking on Velika Planina
Accommodation:
Overnight stay at a hotel in Ljubljana center
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Velika Planina hike
Highlights:
Velika Planina shepherding village
Traditional production of cheese
Alpine views of Kamnik-Savinja Alps
DAY 3 - Ljubljana

Ljubljana was rightfully titled the green capital of Europe, and on this day you get to see why. We will make good use of the forests that start pretty much in the center of the city and make our way uphill to some great off-road single-track trails. Your guide will choose the trails, depending on your skill level and great times in these natural surroundings are guaranteed.

Mountain-biking:
Trail length 30 km (18.6 mi), 500 m (1,600 ft).
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Ljubljana mountain biking
Highlights:
Mountain bike track near Ljubljana
Optional extra charge
Transfer to Ljubljana airport
Agent
Jovan
Talk to our Holiday expert
Choose your type of Holiday:
Shared: 
690€
per person

Avaliable group tour dates

16.4.2021 - 18.4.2021
14.5.2021 - 16.5.2021
11.6.2021 - 16.6.2021
16.7.2021 - 18.7.2021
20.8.2021 - 22.8.2021
17.9.2021 - 19.9.2021
15.10.2021 - 17.10.2021
Guided private:
890€
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

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 Bled. 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.

What should I wear?

It is important to dress for the season. Slovenia has all 4 seasons, so please check the weather forecast before the day trip regarding temperatures and rainfall. When you are close to the Alps, the weather can change fairly quickly, so your best bet is to always bring an extra layer. We recommend shoes you will be comfortable in.

I have food restrictions. Are there any 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?

Yes! Our holidays are designed to give you some free time every day to relax and spend it the way you want to. It is your holiday after all! For any advice and suggestions you can always turn to your tour leader or our back office, who will be more than happy to help you out.

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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