Self-Guided Cycling From Alps to Adriatic

Go on a self-guided cycling holiday in Slovenia from the mountains to the sea and discover Slovenia's unique diversity and its most fascinating regions.
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7 nights / 8 days
8 days of the most diverse self-guided cycling holidays in Slovenia
The ultimate cycling adventure from the Alps to the Adriatic
Visit Slovenia's highlights, such as Bled, Kranjska Gora, Vršič Pass, Soča valley, Lipica and Piran on the way
Cycle the less busy roads at your own pace and enjoy our full support on the way
Reward yourself with a well-deserved dip in  the sea after 6 days of cycling around 40-50 km per day
Lake bled panoramic view
Lake Bled panoramic view
Unique Slovenian horses in Lipica Stud Farm
Horses at Lipica farm


Day What we will do
DAY 1 Bled
DAY 2 Radovna Valley - Mojstrana - Kranjska Gora
DAY 3 Vršič Pass - Bovec
DAY 4 Soča Valley - Kobarid - Drežnica - Tolmin
DAY 5 Goriška Brda
DAY 6 Gorizia - Komen - Štanjel - Sežana
DAY 7 Lipica - Piran
DAY 8 Leisure day
DAY 1 - Arrival at Bled

Strolling around the pretty town of Bled with its renowned alpine lake and preparing for the tour ahead.


Hotel in Bled



Lake Bled castle
Lake Bled castle
Lake Bled castle
DAY 2 - Bled to Kranjska Gora

The first leg of your journey is relatively flat. It takes you through the beautiful Radovna Valley, past Lake Kreda, gradually descending down to Mojstrana. You travel along the picturesque Upper Sava Valley down the superb cycle path to the famous alpine resort of Kranjska Gora. All the way accompanied by the majestic backdrops of the Julian Alps.


Hotel in Kranjska Gora


Soča spring

DAY 3 - Over the Vršič Pass

From Kranjska Gora you tackle the steeper ascent over the Vršič Pass with its jaw-dropping views, stop off at Lake Jasna, and descend towards Bovec, the stunning sports hub of the area in the heart of the Julian Alps. You can also visit the spring of the emerald Soča River. The place is like something straight out of a fairy-tale.


Hotel in Bovec


Lower Soča valley

Scenic Lake Jasna
Scenic Lake Jasna
road cycling vršič pass
Mangart Saddle
Soča Valley around Bovec
Soča Valley around Bovec
Scenic Lake Jasna
Mangart Saddle
Soča Valley around Bovec
DAY 4 - Bovec to Tolmin

The route runs along the Soča River, down side roads and macadam trails, which afford a tranquil ride and an incredible experience of the scenic Soča Valley. At Kobarid, the route also ascends to Drežnica, an idyllic village perched above the Soča River on a small plateau under Mount Krn.


B&B in Tolmin



Kozjak Waterfall
Kozjak Waterfall
Kozjak Waterfall
DAY 5 - Tolmin to Goriška Brda

Continuing along the banks of the Soča River –deep in the ravine or high above the valley – you slowly approach the Mediterranean climate. The day ends with a short ascent before reaching a completely different landscape of the rustic winegrowing region of Goriška Brda.


Hotel in Goriška brda


Osp valley

DAY 6 - The Karst

From Brda, the route takes you to Italian Gorizia. After traversing across a relatively flat area, you ascend to the windswept Karst Plateau. A stark contrast to the Alps, this place is dotted with its typical karst phenomena. You’ll ride through the gorgeous villages of Komen and Štanjel, all the way to Sežana, a town bordering the coastal area.


B&B in Sežana

DAY 7 - The Coast

Before leaving the Karst, you can stop off at Lipica, home of the famous Lipizzaner horses.  The route then takes you to the beautiful village of Socerb with its incredible views. Following the pretty Rižana River, you’ll gradually arrive at the coast. Then it’s a short stretch all the way to Piran, the Venetian-style seaside jewel.


Hotel in Piran

Photo tour in Piran Slovenia
Piran sunset
Piran sunset
DAY 8 - Adriatic and farewell

Spend a day of well-deserved rest and swimming in the Adriatic sea. In the afternoon, a transfer to Ljubljana or elsewhere upon request will be organized.

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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Included in price

Transfer of all your luggage
7 nights 3* accommodation with breakfast
Rent of high performance electric bike
Full support
Organization of everything
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Optional Extras

Return transfer from the airport
Single supplement

How to discover the wonderful attractions of Europe’s most diverse country up close? Go cycling.

On this amazing self-guided cycling Slovenia holiday, you can experience the main highlights and visit the country’s top landmarks at your own pace. Unforgettable panorama and architectural beauty, tasting delicious cuisine, and getting to know the locals, not to mention how healthy riding a bike is for the body and soul. An enriching excursion awaits!

Unlike its size, Slovenia’s natural and cultural heritage is vast. Each place you visit has its own traditions, typical authentic delicacies, and spectacular landscape. This fantastic self-guided cycling holiday offers cycling enthusiasts the chance to hit the road and receive a unique glimpse into all the special elements that make up Slovenia’s exceptionally interesting character. Fill your lungs with fresh air, test your stamina and see the most awesome parts of Slovenia at the same time.

The journey will take you through the ever-changing countryside, down asphalt roads and gravel tracks, and up steep ascents with stunning views. You will explore the magic of the Julian Alps, including the world-famous Lake Bled and other gems hidden deeper in the unspoiled surroundings of Triglav National Park. The route runs through forests and villages, over mountain passes, across wide-open fields and pastures, alongside gorgeous rivers and lakes, right down to the sunny vineyards, the striking Karst plateaus, and eventually arriving at the lovely Adriatic Sea.

Every day of this Self-Guided Cycling Holidays in Slovenia holds a new adventure in completely different settings. Any type of terrain you encounter can be tackled with ease on your electric-assist mountain bikes. The roads in Slovenia are well-maintained, the traffic is relatively low and cycling trails are suitable for different levels of fitness.

Our team and GPS navigation will help guide you to where you need to be. This makes for a highly enjoyable and safe holiday you will never forget.


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Things to know

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.

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.

Cycling planned on our cycling holidays is easy to moderate – the terrain is not so difficult, there are no major ascents and the pace is meant to be gradual. The electric bikes provide enough extra power that you should be able to climb all the ascents easily.

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.

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.

You will have a detailed GPS file of the route, but there are some local trails that can be hard to find. Don’t worry however, even if you miss the exact trails, it is usually very easy to do a detour and get back on the correct path.

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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.

Private guided

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.

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