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.
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.
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.
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.
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