This all-inclusive mountain biking holiday is perfect for enduro MTB enthusiasts. Based in the very heart of Slovenia, Ljubljana, each day holds a new adventure and will be spent exploring the amazing single trails that run through the country’s most epically varied and picturesque regions. A local guide will make sure you experience every location to the fullest, so all you have to do is enjoy the ride.
Slovenia is a paradise for mountain biking and has become an increasingly popular destination for this exciting sport in recent years. The country’s terrain boasts incredible diversity on a small and well-connected area, meaning you can be zooming down the slopes of the wind-swept Karst one minute and tackling mountain passes of the Julian Alps the next. And that’s exactly what this holiday is about. We have created a specially planned itinerary that includes different landscapes and a multitude of various MTB trails for each day of your trip.
A local guide, who knows the best hidden trails inside-out, will take you to a number of fascinating locations around Slovenia and even across the Austrian and Italian borders. This unique MTB holiday combines visits to bike parks where you’ll be lift-assisted by gondola or by van to the top of your descent as well as a multitude of other superb wild trails where you’ll practice your berms at your own steam. Extensive networks of trails guarantee adrenaline rides are accompanied by breath-taking scenery. Your guide will make sure difficulty levels are tailored to your abilities and that everything runs smoothly. We’ll also take care of any technical issues that may arise along the way.
Grab your bikes and hit Slovenia’s exquisite MTB trails on different terrain that demand different riding styles on the most comprehensive biking holiday ever!
Bike Park Krvavec boasts 6 mountain bike trails with the largest height difference of descent in Slovenia. It offers trails for all levels of experience. From the legendary Muci trail, to the more technically challenging Rock’n’Flow trail. The upper part of the park consists of wide-open spaces, with trails running across pastures and ski slopes which offer memorizing views of the valley and the highest peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Gravitational forces will be tackled by cable car and everyone will ride till their heart’s content.
On this day of biking we’ll head to the south of Slovenia, where local MTB thrill-seekers are slowly but surely turning this place into one of the best mountain biking centers in the region. The center’s reputation is already attracting visitors from all over Slovenia and beyond. This year it will also host numerous festivals with the best pro riders from the domestic and foreign scene. Bike Centre Kočevje has a lower altitude difference but its many different intertwining trails offer for more than a full day of biking fun. We will tackle some of ourselves, while others will be conquered with the help of a shuttle ride.
Did you know that the capital of Ljubljana boasts its own mountain bike area practically in the very centre of town? Now you do. The Golovec trails are managed by a team of hardcore MTB volunteers who make sure that the trails are flawless and regularly maintained. The trails were built by the best in the country, and rest assured, the easier flow-trails and large gap-jumps with technically demanding sections are as awesome as the Golovec Hill itself.
Matajur is a mountain rising above the scenic Soča Valley, which, in addition to beautiful views, also offers one of the longest natural descents. 12 km and 1400 vertical metres of absolute MTB enjoyment, along the Matadown trail. We will overcome half of the altitude by van and continue by bike along the old military mule track. After the long and exciting descent, the van will pick us up and take us to the Nadiža River for a well-deserved refreshing swim. The bravest among us can also jump in the chilly Soča. The day will end with a tour of the gorgeous Soča Valley and a return across the famous Vršica Pass.
After two days of intense biking, a cable car ride will be most welcome. Unlike the technically demanding descent of the previous day, the Petzen trail just over the Austrian border is the longest and smoothest flowtrail in Europe. It includes plenty of tables, ridges and steep curves along its 10% incline amidst jaw-dropping surroundings. Besides the easy flowtrail, Petzen also offers a slightly harder trail named Thriller and the EWS trail, a challenging run for the more adventurous mountain bikers. Specifically built for the 2018 Enduro World Series, the EWS promises a true challenge for any mountain biker.
It’s time to venture into the southwestern part of Slovenia. The Karst world offers a unique MTB experience, which includes a Mediterranean climate, a view of the Adriatic Sea and dust behind your rear tires. Due to its location, this area also offers a backup variation of the trip in case the weather turns sour. The ups-and-downs through this wild country will conclude with a dip in the sea and blowing off steam at the Slovenian coast.
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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