Around exceptional mountains

in the valleys of rivers and lakes

Around exceptional mountains

in the valleys of rivers and lakes

Cycling around Julian Alps - Slovenia

SLOVENIA | CYCLING - TOURING | SELF GUIDED CYCLING TOUR | 2024

4-day adventurous cycling tour in Slovenia with a cycle around the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. Exploring on two wheels around the central alpine and culinary western part of Slovenia. One of the most beautiful cycling tour in Slovenia! Since 2009!

Beautiful cycling tour with riding around the Julian Alps. An amazing biking experience in the heart of the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. Explore the beauty of the pure and intact Alpine nature by bike. Experiencing the breathtaking scenery of green alpine valleys, clear meandering rivers and majestic mountain peaks. One of the most beautiful circular cycling tour in Slovenia.

 

Facts:

  • Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
  • Activity: Cycling touring / Road cycling.
  • Type of the tour: Self Guided Tour.
  • Grade: Easy to Moderate.
  • Accommodation: Small Local hotels ***/**** and private accommodations
  • Booking: Any day of the week.
  • Start of the tour: Lesce/Bled, Slovenia
  • End of the tour: Lesce/Bled, Slovenia
  • Price: 495 €/person (min. 2 people in group)
  • Note: This tour provides all the fun of cycling on official backroads and traditional biking experience.

495,00 €

4 Days

Cycling - Self Guided

INFORMATION

Difficulty: Easy.

Bike skill level: Intermediate +/++

Bike fitness level: Level 2-3 (7 is max)

EXPERIENCE

It is one of the most beautiful circular cycling tour in Slovenia.

WHEN TO GO / DATE

May 5th - November 15th

START / END LOCATION

Bled, Slovenia

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LAKE BLED TO KRANJSKA GORA CYCLING

A FULL EXPERIENCE OF ALPINE NATURE

After morning introductory meeting at our HQ Lesce, where you will receive all needed info, booklet and all gear for your cycling adventure, you will cycle from Bled to Kranjska Gora. Option: Afternoon cycling to Tamar Valley or/and Belopeška Lakes then cycle back to Kranjska Gora.

 

  • Morning briefing.
  • Biking from Bled to Kranjska Gora.
  • Accommodation in a hotel***/****, Kranjska Gora.
  • 38 km | +245m | 3–4 hours
  • Tarmac 100%

KRANJSKA GORA TO KOBARID

A TRUE ALPINE CYCLING STAGE

After breakfast a private transfer to Trenta Valley will take you across Slovenia's highest mountain pass Vršič (1611 m). You will stop on top of the mountain pass where you will have the most outstanding views on the Trenta valley. Your cycling will begin at the beginning of the valley. The route will take you on a path alongside the emerald Soča river. You will cycle past the gorges of the river, past town Bovec towards Kobarid (35 kilometres), where you can optionally take a short hike to one of the most beautiful waterfalls Kozjak or you can visit the famous WW2 museum.

 

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Transfer via Vršič mountain pass (1611m) - easy stage option.
    • Cycling from Kranjska Gora to Kobarid.
    • Accommodation in a hotel***/****, Kobarid.
    • Short option: 46 km | +330m | 3–4 hours
    • Original stage: 66 km | +1147m | 4–5 hours
    • Tarmac 100%

KOBARID TO LAKE BOHINJ

FROM THE SOČA VALLEY TO THE ALPINE LAKE

Your cycling will begin after breakfast, when you will continue cycling on a path along the Soča river. You will cycle past villages all the way to Most na Soči town (20 kilometres) where you will take a famous train (45 minutes) to Bohinjska Bistrica. There you will enter beautiful cycling path towards Bohinj Lake passing by scenic villages (15 kilometres).

 

      • Breakfast in hotel, Kobarid.
      • Cycling from Kobarid to Most na Soči (23h)
      • Scenic train transfer from Most na Soči to Bohinj.
      • Cycling from Bohinj to Lake Bohinj (1h).
      • Accommodation in a hotel***/****, Bohinj.
      • 33 km | +245m | 3–4 hours
      • Tarmac 100%

LAKE BOHINJ TO LAKE BLED CYCLING

EXTRAORDINARY CYCLING IN TRIGLAV PARK

In the morning you will cycle to nearby Jereka village (10 kilometres) where a bus (Green Bohinj destination) transfer will take you to Pokljuka Plateau from where you will continue cycling along Pokljuka Plateau and downhill towards Bled lake (25 kilometres) where your tour will end.

 

      • Breakfast in hotel.
      • Cycling from Bohinj to Jereka village.
      • Transfer to Pokljuka plateau (Triglav park) - short/easy stage option.
      • Cycling from Pokljuka plateau to lake Bled.
      • Accommodation in a hotel***/****, Bohinj.
      • Short stage option: 27 km | +185m | 3–4 hours
      • Original stage: 36.5 km | +792m | 4–5 hours (without transfer).
      • Tarmac 100%.

WHY THIS CYCLING TOUR

      • Breathtaking scenery of the Julian Alps.
      • Pure alpine Bohinj Lake and picturesque Lake Bled.
      • Stay in charming pensions run by local people or in small hotels.
      • Picturesque drive or cycling across Vršič (1611m), the highest mountain pass in Slovenia.
      • Cycling through Trenta Valley along the emerald Soča River.
  • Pokljuka plateau - the most beautiful part of the Triglav National Park.
  • Sightseeing of Kranjska Gora and Jasna Lake.
  • Enjoy famous train ride from Most na Soči to Bohinjska Bistrica.
  • Sightseeing of Kobarid – a lively and culinary capital of Slovenia.
  • Sightseeing of great Kozjak Waterfall near Kobarid.

MAP

PRICE INCLUDES

Included in the price:

  • Full organisation of the cycling tour.
  • 3 nights in 3*/4* hotel accommodation with breakfast.
  • Introductory briefing (day1 - morning) - Face to face.
  • Self Guided LIFE Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions, timetables and details with all vouchers for accommodations, private transfers, ...
  • GPS routes/tracks (all stages/all days) / with digital maps.
  • APP for navigation (login with phone or tablet) with phone holder.
  • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
  • Transfer across Vršič pass and from Jereka village to Pokljuka plateau.
  • 4-day rental of Trek DS touring bike with helmet, simple rain cover jackets, lock, pump, spare tube, Squirt chain lube and repair kit.
  • Main luggage depo in HQ Lesce.
  • Tourist tax and VAT.

Not included in the price: Travel to Slovenia (the start and end point of the tour). / Food and drinks: all food and drinks, except breakfast. / Items of personal nature. / Travel Insurance.  / Luggage transfer (you carry your luggage in bike panniers).

Surcharges:

  • High season (June 1st to Sept. 30th): 90 €/person
  • Single supplement: 190 €

Optional extras:

  • * Bike rental: E-touring Trek bike rental: 40 €/day/bike
  • * Bike rental: Gravel bike: 40 €/day/bike
  • Rental of Ortlieb waterproof frame pack, seat pack, handlebar pack, gravel bags for luggage: 10 €/day/bike

* Bike rental includes: bike rental with helmet, simple rain cover jackets, lock, pump, spare tube, Squirt chain lube and repair kit.

YOUR TRAVEL AND BIKE EXPERT

YOUR TRAVEL AND BIKE EXPERT

Every company needs a responsible person behind the scenes. Every cycling tour needs a person who knows the destination, who knows more about cycling, who is also a passionate cyclist and dedicated to cycling. Matej, who has been working in cycling for two decades, is there for you and with you on your biking tour. He has excellent knowledge of destinations in Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Italy and elsewhere in the Balkans. He is the creator of the following cycling events: Human Fish Gravel, Bled Bike Festival, Women Ride Together Day, Gravel Epic, ... and the creator of more than 100 cycling routes, products and programs.

He advises on many destinations regarding cycling content and cooperates with the economic sector in the development of cycling routes, contents, concepts and organization of cycling events. He is here mainly for you, to offer advice, to brief you before the tour and to be, with the rest of Life Bike team, the greatest possible help to you and your fellow travellers on your bike tour. Welcome!

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