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Slovenia Road Cycling Holidays

Tour Slovenia differently and experience the joys of the open road on an amazing cycling tour of the most diverse parts of Slovenia

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FINISH
Ljubljana

Goriška Brda
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LENGTH
7 nights / 8 days
DIFFICULTY
Challenging
  • Bike from Ljubljana through the Alps to the Mediterranean in this 8-day road cycling holiday in Slovenia and Italy
  • Visit Slovenia highlights, such as Ljubljana, Bohinj, Kranjska Gora, Pokljuka, Vršič Pass, Soča Valley and Goriška Brda 
  • Share the challenge with an enthusiastic team of fellow cyclists
  • Enjoy a carefree ride with an expert support team consisting of a professional guide and certified mechanic
  • Cycle 50 -100km per day down the most scenic Slovenian roads, each day in a new climate and environment
  • Enjoy the Pokljuka traverse, Alpe-Adria king stage, Vršič Pass and other road cycling classic stages
  • Cycle the local training roads of the world's best road cyclists Primož Roglič and Tadej Pogačar, the winners of Tour the France 2020

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 extras

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

Itinerary

Day What we will do
DAY 1 Ljubljana
DAY 2 Polhov Gradec
DAY 3 Škofja Loka - Soriška Planina - Bohinj
DAY 4 Pokljuka Plateau - Radovna Valley - Mojstrana - Kranjska Gora
DAY 5 Kanal Valley - Dogna - Sella Nevea Pass
DAY 6 Vršič Pass - Goriška Brda
DAY 7 Goriška Brda
DAY 8 Departure

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*
Optional extra charge
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
Optional extra charge
Transfer to the 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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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.

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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 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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Dates for group tours

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€
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Self guided:
1499€
/person
Off season prices can vary. The itinerary can be adjusted to suit your budget better.
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    Agata Jordan
    June 2019
    Looking at the itinerary, this looked a pretty tough route and I had my doubts - now that I finished it I can confirm it definitely is pretty hard but the support team and our group all took very good care of me and made sure I felt comfortable enough and enjoyed all the stages. Day 6 is very hard in particular because you are already tired from the previous Alpe Adria stage and it starts with a tough uphill up the Vršič pass. It is a pretty long day, but luckily, after the morning ascent we had a break and some refreshments, and then it was mostly downhill from there. The following day is very relaxing and just perfect for the end. I am very happy to have done this tour.
    Jerome Wolf
    August 2019
    What I loved most about this tour was that the leaders made sure that we all had a perfect pace for us and they even adjusted the route a bit to suit our skills the best. They also provided the option of shuttle the hard ascents but at the end everybody in our group managed to cycle the whole route. Superb route.
    Reggie Jimenez
    July 2019
    I was surprised at the professionalism of the rest of the group as well as the top notch organisation, leader and professional support team. I also appreciated the effort on the first day presenting us very well with what to expect, setting up the bikes and giving us useful tips all along the way about what to dress, where to go slower and where to push a bit harder. We went along great with other guys from the group and enjoyed fine dinners together as well as cycling. There is not much free time during the week though, so it really is for enthusiasts mostly. If you can cycle 70-80km per day, look no further.

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