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Ljubljana Active Holidays

Spend your active holidays in Ljubljana, a base perfect for a hike and bike vacation around the Slovenian capital and its surroundings.

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2 nights / 3 days
Leisurely to Moderate
  • Spend three days in Ljubljana with a different activity planned each day
  • Get moving on a cycling trip to the Ljubljana Marshes 
  • Hike in the nearby mountains and visit the traditional pastures of Velika Planina
  • Get your rush on some MTB trails right in the heart of Ljubljana

Included in price

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


Day What we will do
DAY 1 Ljubljana Marshes - Iška River Gorge
DAY 2 Velika Planina
DAY 3 Golovec

DAY 1 - Cycling through Ljubljana Marshes

Just south of the city lie Ljubljana Marshes, a flat protected area, which still lies in the 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 also get to visit the closest gorge to the city, the Iška River Gorge, a beautiful natural haven with rapids, pools, and steep rocky banks.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Ljubljana center
Cycling Ljubljana Marshes
Church of St. Michael by architect Plečnik
Optional extra charge
Transfer from Ljubljana airport

DAY 2 - Hiking the pastures of Velika Planina

We won’t let you just stare at the mountains that adorn Ljubljana’s cityscape. We will also 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.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Ljubljana center
Velika Planina hike
Traditional production of cheese

DAY 3 - Mountain biking in forests of 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.

Ljubljana mountain biking
Optional extra charge
Transfer to Ljubljana airport

Extra days

Why not spend a few more days in Slovenia? Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.


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

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

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am a single traveller, how can I book?

Don’t worry, just drop us a line in our inbox. We will do our best to try and find you some company, so if you are flexible in your travel dates, let us know as well. Do you want a private trip? No problem, we got you covered too.

Why is the accommodation not specified?

We are always looking for the perfect fit for you. We use a few different accommodation providers that fit our standards but they are subjected to availability, especially in the high season. We can also adjust the holiday, keeping in mind your preferences and budget and can always find a more suitable solution for your taste.

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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Dates for group tours

16.4.2022 - 18.4.2022
14.5.2022 - 16.5.2022
11.6.2022 - 16.6.2022
16.7.2022 - 18.7.2022
20.8.2022 - 22.8.2022
17.9.2022 - 19.9.2022
15.10.2022 - 17.10.2022
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    We took a tour around Ljubljana with our guide Ivana. She was very knowledgeable and showed us places and things that we would have missed by ourselves. We would highly recommend doing this tour. It will enhance and inform your time there.

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