Alpine Slovenia by bike, between lakes and valleys

from 770 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : SLO1
8 days / 6 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Round trip
From March to October 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour in Slovenia :

Welcome to Slovenia, the only country with the word LOVE in its name!

Slovenia is a small but topographically diverse country located between Italia, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. The amazing beauty of its landscapes and the kindness of its inhabitants make this country into a destination to discover absolutely!
The itinerary runs you through the pristine nature, in the heart of the Julian Alps, between lakes and valleys!

Day 1 : Arrival in Lake Bled


Arrival in Lake Bled and check-in at the hotel. Lake Bled is a beautiful glacial lake made famous by its distinctive island church, towering alpine mountain backdrop and clifftop castle. You can take a boat out to the island church and ring the church bell and make a wish, it might come true. Head over the western side and hike up to Mala Osojnica for the best view of the lake, castle and Karavanke Mountains. Don’t miss out on kremšnita’s tasting, town’s speciality !

Day 2 : Bled – Ribcev Laz/Bohinjska Bistrica | 19 km (+possible side trip 16 km)


Transfer to Pokljuka plateaus. From here, you can marvel at the views as you glide down into the neighbouring Bohinj Valley until reaching the stunning Lake Bohinj, a glistening jewel in the heart of the Triglav National Park. Possibility to cycle around the lake to Savica Waterfall, and then take the cable car up to Vogel Mountain for a spectacular view of the Julian Alps that surround the lake.

Day 3 : Ribcev Laz/Bohinjska Bistrica – Skofja Loka | 57 km


Leaving Bohinj you cycle up 750 m / 2400 ft to the Jelovica high plateau. From the top the trail drops off into a beautiful wilderness valley leading to the lush green Škofja Loka hills. The route takes you through a number of historic little villages until you finally arrive in one of Slovenia’s oldest and most charming towns, Škofja Loka, where you can visit the hilltop castle.

(a “help out” lift to the top of the mountain pass is available for the first part of this stage at an extra cost of 20 EUR per person)

Day 4 : Skofja Loka – Preddvor | 33 km


Today you head across the great Sora plain, taking you past Kranj, Slovenia’s fourth largest city. Stop for lunch in Glavni Trg, the main square framed by its interesting gothic architecture. As you continue northeast you’ll come across Brdo Castle, renowned as Slovenia’s most elegant presidential palace. End the day with your feet up, sipping a drink and admiring the view across Preddvor lake to the majestic peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

Day 5 : Preddvor – Begunje | 43 km (+ possible side trip 11 km)


A ride through history, taking you along the edge of the Kamnik Alps to the beautifully preserved old town of Radovljica and its interesting beekeeping museum. You’ll visit Slovenia’s foremost blacksmith town, Kropa where you can tour the iron forging museum and learn how to make your own nail. Next stop is Radovljica, where you can visit old city centre and bee museum. Finally, you arrive near Begunje.

Day 6 : Begunje – Kranjska Gora | 42 km (+ possible side trip 15 km)


This route takes you along the edge of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps to the historic village of Begunje, hometown of the famous Slavko Avsenik / Oberkrainer band. 2kms down the road are the ruins of Kamen Castle. As the sun illuminates the mountains your route takes you on cycling path to Kranjska Gora, a popular alpine town famous for its ski resorts, but also a great base for many summer activities. Along the way you can take a short side trip to the lookout point for Spik Mountain, regarded as the one of Slovenia’s toughest peaks to climb. If you arrive in plenty of time you can take a ride up to the Planica Valley, location for the world famous ski jumping championships.

Day 7 : Kranjska Gora – Bled | 40 km


For your final day you head back into the heart of the Triglav National Park. The route takes you alongside the Sava Dolinka River and into the Krma Valley. You can have lunch in the mountain hut at the foot of Triglav, the mightiest mountain in the Julian Alps. From here you head through the Radovna Valley between the Pokljuka and Mežakla plateaus. As you exit the valley, take a short detour to the stunning 1.6km Vintgar Gorge, carved 150m deep into the mountains by the Radovna River. The gorge was discovered by chance by the town mayor in 1891, who then set to work building walkways to open the gorge up to the public. We recommend you try the trout dinner at the entrance to the gorge before heading into Bled.

Day 8 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: SLO1 STD
Low season
  • from March 16th to August 16th 2019
    from September 21st to October 12th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
770 € / pers.
Single supplement
170 € / pers.
High season
  • from August 17th to September 20th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
820 € / pers.
Single supplement
170 € / pers.
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Your cycle hire

Helia Trekking Bike - 21 gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 repair kit (1 per 2 bike)
  • 1 pump (1 per 2 bike)
  • 1 lock (1 per 2 bike)
  • 1 counter (1 per 2 bike)

Helmets are not provided.
We suggest to bring yours.

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

SCOTT E-Sub Active E-Bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 repair kit (1 per 2 bike)
  • 1 pump (1 per 2 bike)
  • 1 lock (1 per 2 bike)
  • 1 counter (1 per 2 bike)

Helmets are not provided.
We suggest to bring yours.

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel, on day 2 at 9 am.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at Bled on day 7 before 6pm. We will then pick them up.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Bled

Your journey

A definitive must for photographers and those who like extreme mountain scenery, but without the extreme physical exertion usually needed for such views. Not a “mountain bike tour” but suitable for cyclists of very average fitness.

Stages about 40km per day, on flat ground with little bit hilly stages up to 300m. Except for one pass of 750 m / 2500 ft (but you have plenty of time to do it on a quiet road, or take an optional lift).

How to arrive in Bled

> by car :
From A1 highway “Ljubljana – Jesenice“ > Exit “Lesce” ».

Possibility to park your car in Bled town center (not included). Contact us for more information.

> by bus :
Several bus lines stop at Lake Bled.

Here websites for more informations :
www.flixbus.fr
www.ap-ljubljana.si/en

> by train :
Bled has two railway stations:
– Lesce Bled on the Villach-Ljubljana mainline, 4km away from the town centre, need to take a bus.
– Bled Jezero on the Jesenice – Nova Gorica sideline, only a few trains a day. 2km away from town centre.

Here website for more informations : www.slo-zeleznice.si/en

> by plane :
Ljubljana (LJU) or Klagenfurt (KLU) airports:
– Closest airport is Ljubljana (LJU) – 35km away from Bled
From the airport you can travel to Bled by bus (change once, takes about 2 hours)
– Klagenfurt airport (KLU) – 60km away from Bled.
From the airport you can travel to Bled by bus (change once, takes about 2h30 hours)

One way transfer from airports (Ljubljana or Klagenfurt ) is also possible on request with supplement (two persons minimum). See tab “rates”.