Riding on Gravel
around Julian Alps

Riding on Gravel
around Julian Alps

Juliana Gravel Riding

SLOVENIA, ITALY | GRAVEL RIDING TOUR | JULIAN ALPS

 

Adventurous gravel riding tour with biking around the Julian Alps in Slovenia and Italy. An amazing gravel biking experience in the heart of the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park with rides on gravel roads, trails, distant roads, … Explore the beauty of the pure and intact Alpine nature by gravel bike. Juliana Gravel Riding is one of the most beautiful circular adventurous biking tours.

The Juliana Gravel Riding trail takes you where you will feel the true pulse of life in the Julian Alps and learn about the rich natural and cultural heritage. This tour takes you mostly along gravel roads, which are surrounded by forests, rivers, mountains, remote farms, … We have designed your perfect gravel cycling experience around the Julian Alps, which combines great riding and exploring. Everything you love about a cycling journey.

 

Julian Alps

The Julian Alps cover an estimated 4400 km2. They are divided into the Eastern and Western Julian Alps. There are many peaks in the Eastern Julian Alps over 2000 m high, and they are mainly parts of ridges. The most prominent peaks are visible by their height and size.The king of this mountain range is Mt Triglav (2864 meters), Slovenia’s highest mountain and the symbol of the Slovenian nation. The Western Julian Alps cover a much smaller area and are located mainly in Italy. The king of this mountain range is Jof di Montasio (2752 meters), the highest mountain in Western Julian Alps.

 

Facts:

  • Duration: 5 days / 4 nights.
  • Activity: Gravel Riding Adventure Tour
  • Length: 338 km / Elevation: Climb - 8890 m 
  • Grade: Moderate.
  • Accommodation: Small Hotels***/****.
  • Date: From May 15th to October 30th.
  • Booking: Any day of the week.
  • Start of the tour: Arrival city is Bled.
  • End of the tour: Bled.
  • Price: 890€ (min. 4 bikers in group).
  • Note: This bike tour involves riding through remote and rugged terrains.

890 €

5 Days

Gravel Biking

INFORMATION

Difficulty: Moderate

Bike skill level: Intermediate+

Bike fitness level: Level 4/5 (7 is max)

EXPERIENCE

Each day of this sensational gravel bike tour will inspire your sense of adventure. It’s all about exploring Julian Alps by gravel bike.

WHEN TO GO / DATE

May 15th - October 30th

START / END LOCATION

Bled, Slovenia

LAKE BLED TO LAKE BOHINJ

PERFECT GRAVEL DAY

A day on the bike, which will take us past Lake Bled, on some of the most beautiful roads by Sava Bohinjka river and across the marvelous plateau of Jelovica. At the last part of today’s route the trail will impress us with a view of the Bohinj Valley and Julian Alps, where the mighty Mount Triglav stands. A descent on excellent gravel roads to Bohinj Lake will take us to the right side of the valley. A picturesque stage with open views of the Julian Alps.

 

    • Early morning introductory meeting / Bled.
    • Gravel biking from Bled to Lake Bohinj.
    • You will ride a distance of 50 km on the Gravel Epic trail.
    • Accommodation in Hotel***, Bohinj.
    • 65 km / C-1.580 m, D-1.360 m / 5-6h.
    • gravel 85%, asphalt/tarmac 15%

LAKE BOHINJ TO TOLMIN

TRUE ADVENTURE RIDE

A somewhat longer stage, which runs across a bit secluded places at the southern parts of the Julian Alps. The roads lead us through beautiful areas, past remote villages and farms. In the last part the route takes us to the valley of the Soča river, which is known for its amazing emerald color. A marvelous day for all nostalgic bikers and true adventurers.

 

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Gravel biking from Lake Bohinj to Tolmin.
    • Accommodation in Hotel***, Tolmin.
    • 77 km / C-1970 m, D-1740 m / 5-6h.
    • gravel 80%, asphalt/tarmac 20%

TOLMIN TO MOGGIO DI SOTTO

TRUE MOUNTAIN CHALLENGES RIDE

Today’s stage runs across the high mountains above the Soča River and below Mount Krn. From there, we descend back to this beautiful and fascinating river, cross it and connect the remote valley of Rezija with cycling through the well-known Kobariški stol (Mt Kobariski Stol). A day full of true mountain challenges.

 

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Gravel biking from Tolmin to Moggio di Sotto (Italy).
    • Accommodation in Hotel***/****, Moggio di Sotto.
    • 67 km / C-2270 m, D-1980 m / 6-7h.
    • gravel 80%, asphalt/tarmac 20%

MOGGIO DI SOTTO TO KRANJSKA GORA

REAL ALPINE DELIGHT

Today’s stage takes us through the beautiful western parts of the Julian Alps with the mighty mountains of Montaž and Viš. Cycling through the valleys of Dogna and Valbruna will surely delight us with the true Alpine scenery. In the last part of the route we connect to the valley of the Sava River. Real Alpine delight.

 

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Gravel biking from Moggio di Sotto (Italy) to Kranjska Gora (Slovenia) via Dogna and Valbruna valley.
    • Accommodation in Hotel****, Kranjska Gora.
    • Dinner in hotel.
    • 74 km / C-1980m, D-2060 m / 6-7h.
    • gravel 70%, asphalt/tarmac 28%, 2% single roads.

KRANJSKA GORA TO RADOVLJICA

EASTERN JULIAN ALPS VIEWS RIDE

Today’s route runs through the valley of Sava, on the eastern side of the Julian Alps. We ascend from the valley to the heart of the Karavanke mountains, where we cycle on the Slovenian mountain trail to the mountain hut with magnificent views of the Julian Alps. The last part of the route is a pleasant descent into the heart of the Gorenjska Plain, where the stage ends in the old town of Radovljica. An eventful day with views of the eastern part of the Julian Alps.

 

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Gravel biking from Kranjska Gora (Slovenia) to Bled via Radovljica.
  • You will ride a distance of 30 km on Trans Karawanken Trail.
  • 55 km / C-1755 m, D-1180 m / 5-6h.
  • gravel 70%, asphalt/tarmac 28%, 2% single roads.

WHY RIDE JULIANA GRAVEL TOUR

  • Stunning mountain scenery of the Julian Alps.
  • Unique gravel biking roads around Triglav National Park.
  • Beautiful towns of Bled, Tolmin, Valbruna, Kranjska Gora, Kobarid, Tarvisio,  …
  • Explore Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled.
  • Enjoy Dogna and Valbruna Valley on the east side of the Julian Alps.
  • Beautiful Soča Valley – the valley of the emerald river.
  • The valley of Resia Mountain: an incredible landscaped patrimony.
  • Ride on Gravel Epic event section (60 km).
  • Stay in charming Alpine accommodations.
  • Taste the richness of the Slovenian and Italian culinary.

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