Alpine Slovenia by bike, between lakes and mountains

from 980 € / pers.

Reference : SLO1
8 days / 6 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Round trip
From April to October
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour in Slovenia :

Welcome to Slovenia!

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


You can explore Bled: a boat ride to the island with a traditional rowing boat called “pletna”, the lake with the island and its small church, as well as the oldest castle in Slovenia perched 130 metres above the lake, surrounded by mountains. Overnight in Bled region.

Possibility to book a private city guided tour with a supplement.

Day 2 : Bled – Pokljuka – Lake Bohinj – Bohinjska Bistrica | 41 km


Transfer to the Pokljuka plateau. You will ride along the pastures, passing through forests and fields. You will be in the middle of the Triglav National Park. Descent to lake Bohinj, where you can visit cultural and natural sites and swim in the lake. Overnight in Bohinj lake area or in Bohinjska Bistrica.

Day 3 : Bohinjska Bistrica – Skofja Loka | 48 km


After breakfast, you have a nice climb to the Jelovica plateau (you can take an optionnal lift with a supplement), which lies south of Bled, with an altitude from 900 to 1,600 meters. Like Pokljuka, Jelovica was once covered by forests of white pine that were cut down to produce coal, the main source of energy for the iron works. The plateau is part of the NATURA 2000 network of sites today, offering essential protection to natural habitats. You will pass through many villages, following the rivers and valleys. Arrival in Škofja Loka, one of the oldest Slovenian towns. The old castle, where the Škofja Loka Museum is located, dominates the old town. Overnight in Škofja Loka.

 

Day 4 : Skofja Loka – Preddvor | 25 km


This stage is the shortest one. That is why you could visit one of the famous churches or the castle of Škofja Loka in the morning. When you start cycling, you will pass another famous church: Crngrob church. Then you will ride through the Sorica field to the town of Kranj, where the greatest Slovenian poet, France Prešeren, lived and died. His house in the old town is now a museum. You will then pass the most important government residence with its gardens – Brdo pri Kranju Castle. A few more villages to pass and you arrive at the village of Predvor, where you will find a beautiful lake.

Day 5 : Preddvor – Kropa – Radovljica – Begunje ⁄ Hraše | 40 km


Today you will be cycling, admiring beautiful mountains all around. The first stop is in Kropa, the cradle of forging, where the centuriesold tradition of blacksmithing is preserved in the picturesque market centre, in the forge museum, which is also visible in the street with its forged iron installations. Your second stop will be in Radovljica, a charming medieval town with picturesque houses and a magnificent manor. This is also the site of the only preserved defensive moat in Slovenia. The town is also well known for its chocolate festival and beekeeping museum. Arrival in Begunje, the town of Slavko Avsenik, the Slovenian national music legend. Overnight in Begunje ⁄ Hraše.

Day 6 : Begunje ⁄ Hraše – Kranjska Gora | 38 km


Today you will cycle with a beautiful view of the panorama of the Karavanke and the Julian Alps. You will arrive in Jesenice, known for its metal industry. From Jesenice to Kranjska gora you will cycle along the cycle path, which was once a railway line. You will be amazed by the clear, blue Sava River. Arrival in Kranjska Gora, the town famous for the Ski World Cup. One of the great natural sights near Kranjska Gora is the source of the Sava River, called Zelenci, where you can enjoy the green and crystal clear water. In summer, it is possible to swim in the nearby Lake Jasna. Overnight stay in Kranjska Gora.

Day 7 : Kranjska Gora – Bled | 40 km


In the morning you can visit Planica by bike, a place of great pride for Slovenians. Every year Planica hosts the World Ski Flying Championships. You can also take a trip to Italy to see the beautiful Fusini Lakes. After returning to Kranjska Gora, you continue to Bled. You already know the cycle path (ex railway line) to Mojstrana. After passing this charming little village, you have a short climb and descent into the Radovna valley. The area is particularly charming for a bike ride. You pass the Radovna Valley, located in the Triglav National Park and enjoy several natural and cultural attractions along the way. Overnight in the Bled region.

Day 8 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: SLO1 STD
Low season
  • from April 15th to June 14th
    from September 15th to October 30th
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
980 € / pers.
250 € / pers.*
High season
  • from June 15th to September 14th
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 050 € / pers.
250 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 7 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom) in 3 and 4-star hotels
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental (without helmet) for 6 days
• 1 travel folder (in English) including colour maps and detailed route directions
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (7 nights included)
• Return transfers to meeting place

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: SLO1 STD
Half board supplement

(including 6 dinners – excluding drinks – the night in Skofja Loka on Day 3 remains on a B&B basis))

+ 155 € / pers.
Extra night in Bled
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 65 € / pers.*

Extras

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-80 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 145 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking) Indicative price. Please contact us.
+ 500 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

Scott Trekking Bike - 27 gears or similar

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)

Helmets are not provided.
We suggest to bring yours.

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :
SCOTT E-Sub Active E-Bike or similar
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)
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

Despite a route in the middle of the mountains, this is an itinerary for everyone. Stages of about 40 km per day  on flat ground with maximum positive elevations around 300m. Except for the stage of Day 3 which takes you to the Jelovica plateau, located at 750m. Alternatively, you have the option of taking an elevator.

 

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). More informations here : www.parking-bled.si

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
– Klagenfurt airport (KLU) – 60km away from Bled.
From the airport you can travel to Bled by bus

One way transfer from airports (Ljubljana or Klagenfurt ) is also possible on request with supplement (two persons minimum). Please contact us.