Road Cycling Holidays

Experience the joys of the open road on an amazing cycling tour of the most diverse parts of Slovenia

Location
Ljubljana
Length
7 nights / 8 days
Difficulty
Moderate to Challenging

Highlights

Agent
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Jovan
Choose your type of Holiday:
In a group: 
2499€ per person

Avaliable group tour dates

10.4.2021 - 17.4.2021
8.5.2021 - 15.5.2021
12.6.2021 - 19.6.2021
10.7.2021 - 17.7.2021
7.8.2021 - 14.8.2021
11.9.2021 - 18.9.2021
9.10.2021 - 16.10.2021
Guided private:  
2999€ per person
Self guided: 
1499€ per person
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Description

Experience the ever-changing landscape of Slovenia’s countryside and that special rush that comes with the freedom of the road by joining a guided road cycling tour. This amazing 8-day active holiday takes you from the urban roads of the capital city, through the mountainous region of the Alps and among the vineyards of the Mediterranean south. The routes are as varied as the land itself; the roads are of good quality and with light traffic; and ride comes with full road support and breath-taking surroundings.

If you’re a cycling enthusiast who wants to hit the road in a group of likeminded people and tackle diverse landscapes with full professional support, this 8-day active holiday is meant for you. Slovenia is home to one of Europe’s most diverse geography, which makes it a perfect road cycling destination. You will get to experience this diversity day-to-day, as the terrain and even climate change along the way. To regain your lost calories, you will munch down on some delicious authentic local cuisine. Breakfasts are hearty and will give you the boost you need. The roads are well-maintained and mostly come with light traffic. But what does the actual tour look like?

A true recreational Tour de Slovenia! The tour is led by a local guide who is a professional cyclist with years of experience and can double as a trainer. The route is planned out very meticulously, so you get the most out of your ride. A support van is present throughout the journey, its driver a highly trained mechanic who can tend to any technical issues that may arise. And if a participant falls behind or feels like he or she has had too much, our team will make sure the tour continues smoothly and the cyclist is picked up. If you want to join the fun but don’t have your bike with you, we can supply you a high-performance rental adjusted to your specifications.

Included in price

Professional local guide*
Transfer of all your luggage
7 nights 3* accommodation with breakfast
7x dinner*
Full van support
Organization of everything
Tourist tax

Optional extra charge

Return transfer from the airport
Rent of high performance road bike with fitting
Single supplement

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Arrival in Ljubljana

We gather in Ljubljana where everyone gets acquainted and the programme is presented. A mechanic inspects the bikes and supplies any needed adjustment tips. If the bike is rented, fitting is performed. Then it’s dinner time, followed by a good night’s rest.

Accommodation:
Hotel in Ljubljana center
Meals:
Dinner*
Extras:
Transfer from the airport
DAY 2 - Ljubljana introductory tour

First on the menu is an introductory tour dubbed the ‘Local Specialty’. We start off in Ljubljana, quickly moving out of the city and on to the most beautiful roads for cycling in the surrounding area. Entering Ljubljana’s countryside feels like venturing into a completely different world in a matter of minutes. This tour is easy, intended for warming up and getting to know each other. We will ride along the southern part of the Polhov Gradec Dolomites, part of the pre-Alpine hilly region of north-western Slovenia, the route of the famous Franja Marathon. The night is spent in Ljubljana and the evening is free for exploring the city centre.

Cycling:
65km (40mi), 750m (2640ft) elevation gain
Accommodation:
Hotel in Ljubljana center
Meals:
Breakfast
Dinner*
Highlights:
Cycling in a scenic natural environment
A diverse tour with a healthy flat and uphill combo
Well-maintained asphalt roads with light traffic
DAY 3 - From Ljubljana to Bohinj

A transit tour awaits. This one is slightly more challenging. From Ljubljana we cycle through Škofja Loka, a picturesque historic old town, and continue through the scenic Selška Valley before crossing the Soriška Planina pass towards Bohinj. The city-to-Alps transformation is unbelievable. Arriving in Bohinj, we rest our limbs and relax in preparation for the next day.

Cycling:
78km (48mi), 1400m (4590ft) elevation gain
Accommodation:
Hotel in Bohinj
Meals:
Breakfast
Dinner*
Highlights:
Škofja Loka
Soriška Planina
DAY 4 - Cycling through Pokljuka Plateau

The next day we start from Bohinj uphill to the Pokljuka Plateau. Crossing this idyllic place with its peaceful meadow and dense woodland, we descend into the Radovna Valley, from where we continue to Mojstrana and the sports hub of Kranjska Gora. It’s our first overnight stay in this Alpine paradise.

Cycling:
58km (36mi), 1290m (4230ft) elevation gain
Accommodation:
Hotel in Kranjska Gora
Meals:
Breakfast
Dinner*
Highlights:
Bohinj Valley
Radovna Valley
Mojstrana
DAY 5 - Alpe Adria stage

From Kranjska Gora, we cross the mountainous border to one of the nicest road circles in the area. We will cycle along the abandoned railway line winding its way above the Kanal Valley, through the village of Dogna and back through the famous Sella Nevea pass. A long but not overly tiring circle amidst beautiful settings is completed.

Cycling:
105km (65mi), 1650m (5400ft) elevation gain
Accommodation:
Hotel in Kranjska Gora
Meals:
Breakfast
Dinner*
Highlights:
Beutiful alpine scenery
Alpe Adria cycling path
DAY 6 - From the Alps to the Mediterranean

After another night in Kranjska Gora, it is time to ride over the Vršič Pass the southern side of the Julian Alps. Along the Soča River, we will rush down a pleasant road with moderate descents. With every mile, you will feel the climate turn increasingly Mediterranean. Eventually we arrive in the winegrowing region of Goriška Brda, appropriately called Slovenian Tuscany. A well-deserved rest will certainly be in order.

Cycling:
110km (68mi), 1800m (5900ft) elevation gain
Accommodation:
Hotel in Goriška Brda
Meals:
Breakfast
Dinner*
DAY 7 - Goriška Brda

This last leg of our tour will be somewhat easier as we hit the roads among the vineyards. The afternoon is reserved for wine tasting and pure relaxation.

Cycling:
50km (31mi), 600m (1970ft) elevation gain
Accommodation:
Hotel in Goriška Brda
Meals:
Breakfast
Dinner*
Highlights:
Cycling by the vineyards
World renowned wine region
DAY 8 - Farewell

After breakfast, it’s back to reality. We will drive you to Ljubljana or the airport, depending on your preference/schedule.

Meals:
Breakfast
Extras:
Transfer to the airport
Agent
Jovan
Talk to our Holiday expert
Choose your type of Holiday:
Shared: 
2499€
per person

Avaliable group tour dates

10.4.2021 - 17.4.2021
8.5.2021 - 15.5.2021
12.6.2021 - 19.6.2021
10.7.2021 - 17.7.2021
7.8.2021 - 14.8.2021
11.9.2021 - 18.9.2021
9.10.2021 - 16.10.2021
Guided private:
2999€
per person
Self guided:
1499€
per person
INQUIRE NOWContact us
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Fantastic ride among the vineyards and lovely villages. People are so nice as well. I am a wine lover and it's just a perfect combination of staying active and explore Slovenian wine and food at the same time.
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Aiden Bailey
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Absolutely loved this day on bikes, going through those charming villages and the vines. The ride uphill was a piece of cake for us due to e-bikes. I highly recommend.
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Terry Barrett
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We book this in October and the temperatures were perfect. The trail is versatile, going up and down through the vineyards and it brings so much fun. Recommended.
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Jackie Elliott

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 Ljubljana or Ljubljana airport. 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.

How fit do I need to be?

Cycling planned on our cycling holidays is moderate to challenging - some of the stages are quite long, some ascents can be challenging. The pace is entirely up to you. If you want to cycle more there is always room for extending a day. If you feel a stage is too demanding, don’t worry - you can always shorten it and shuttle a part of it with our support van.

What should I wear? Do I have to bring anything 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 support van.

I have food restrictions. Are there 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?

If you want to, sure! We are well aware that some people love to stay in groups while others prefer some more alone time on their trip. We wanted to give you the opportunity to do things your way. It is your holiday, after all! As long as you respect the group timings and locations designated by your guide, please feel free to customize your itinerary and create your own adventure!

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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