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Slovenia boasts incredible geographical diversity and a large number of natural and cultural treasures in a small area. Therefore, the most suitable way to discover the beauties of Slovenia is by bike. When traveling by car is too fast and walking is too slow, cycling is definitely just right. You will visit the main tourist attractions of Slovenia, and at the same time enjoy cycling on the most beautiful asphalt roads, without excessive ascents and heavy traffic. This 8-day adventure will take you from Lake Bled, through some medieval towns towards the capital Ljubljana. In Ljubljana, we will surprise you with a superb culinary experience in one of the first Michelin stars restaurants in Slovenia. Cycling past the Postojna Cave you will descend into the Mediterranean climate of the winegrowing area of Vipava Valley. Entering the Karst area you will cycle on quiet, easy, and scenic paved roads through vineyards and ancient villages, and finally reach the Slovenian part of the peninsula Istria. In picturesque Piran, you will enjoy the authentic Mediterranean atmosphere after an unforgettable journey.
|PRICE||From 1159.- EUR per person (with a min. of 2 persons). For details please see below.|
|TOTAL DISTANCE||292 km|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Daily arrivals are possible from April 15 to October 15, 2023.|
Prices in 2022
In EUR per person with a min. of 2 persons in B&B/hotel 3*/4*
|Type||Season 2022||Double room|
|B&B/hotel 3*/4*||low 15.4.–12.5.
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- Additional charge for single room use: 235 EUR.
- Additional charge if only one person is traveling: 260 EUR (payable in addition to the single room surcharge).
- Additional night in Bled in 4* hotel, per person per night, in a double room, low season 89 EUR, high season 99 EUR. Single room low season 135 EUR, high season 155 EUR. Half board 20 EUR.
- Additional night in Ljubljana in 3* hotel, per person per night, in a double room, low season 69 EUR, high season 79 EUR. Single room low season 109 EUR, high season 125 EUR. Half board 20 EUR.
- Additional night in Piran in 3*/4* hotel, per person per night, in a double room, low season 79 EUR, high season 89 EUR. Single room low season 119 EUR, high season 135 EUR. Half board 20 EUR.
- Transfer cost according to the price list – please see section Arrival at your destination below.
- Rental supplement: hybrid bike: 60 EUR, electric bike: 120 EUR, helmet: 25 EUR
Third adult person in the room – 10%; both on the basic price.
Child, ages 0-13 (sharing a room with 1 fully paying adult) – 20%
Arrival at your destination:
Slovenia is easily accessible as it is well-connected with the European network of motorways, railway lines and airports. More info on Getting To and Around Slovenia
- By car:
Slovenia is easily accessible and offers a good network of roads. Across the Tauern-motorway (A10) to Villach, then forward on the motorway (A11) direction Slovenia, passing the “Karawanken-Tunnel” on the motorway (E61) direction Ljubljana- exit Bled. For the motorway (E61) you need the Vignette (road user charge), otherwise, you can take the first exit Hrušica on the main street 452 and through Jesenice forward to Bled. Distances from European capitals to Bled: Amsterdam: 1,200km, Venice: 260km, Munich: 420km, Vienna: 440km.
- By bus & train:
Bus: Slovenia is connected with the following bus company’s Euro, Touring and Flixbus. The majority have a stopover in Bled or Lesce.
Train: several international trains arrive in Slovenia on a daily basis. The closest station is in Bled Jezero. Train Station Lesce-Bled (ca. 4 km away from Bled) is directly on the international railway connection München – Ljubljana. Time table on www.slo-zeleznice / www.oebb./ www.deutschebahn / www.trenitalia.com.
From the bus or train station, you can take a taxi, the local bus (pay directly to the driver) or contact us to organize private transportation (see table for prices).
- By airplane:
Several airlines offer flights to Slovenia. Airport Ljubljana-Brnik (ca. 35 km away from Bled), Klagenfurt (ca. 80 km) or Ronchi dei Legionari Trieste (ca. 170 km). Upon request, we can organize a transfer. More on To Slovenia by air
Prices for transfer in one direction per person, with a min. of 2 persons
Arrival by bus/train/aeroplane
|Ljubljana/airport – Bled||€30|
|Ljubljana – Bled||€40|
|Train station Bled Jezero – Bled||€12|
|Train station Lesce Bled – Bled||€15|
|Piran – Bled||€120|
|Piran – Trieste Airport||€65|
The tour is light-moderate. The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14.
Private transfer or electric bicycles are available for less-experienced cyclists. More info on Difficulty levels in the FAQ.
- Bled with the castle, the lake and the island
- The mountain scenery of the Julian Alps and Karavanke
- Škofja Loka with the best preserved medieval town center in Slovenia
- Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia
- Rakov Škocjan, Slovenia’s oldest landscape park
- Postojna Cave, the most visited karst cave in Europe
- Predjama with the Predjama castle
- The karst landscape with the vineyards and villages
- Stud Lipica, home of the Lipizzaners
- Škocjan with the Škocjan caves and Unesco protected area of river Reka
- The railway tracks Val Rosandra and Parenzana
- The picturesque Mediterranean towns of Izola and Piran
Day 1: Arrival in Bled
Individual arrival to the starting hotel in Bled.
Day 2: Bled - Škofja Loka
The first stage leads through the Old Towns of Gorenjska-Upper Carniola. From Bled you cycle along the river Sava to the old town of Radovljica, where you can visit the unique beekeeping museum. You will cycle through Begunje, a hometown of Slavko Avsenik and Polka music, Tržič with its shoe-making tradition, and Kranj, the capital of Gorenjska land. The stage ends in Škofja Loka, the best-preserved medieval town center in Slovenia. With a transfer, you can avoid the ascent and shorten the stage by about 20km (not in the price).
Route detail: ca. 63 km, + 725 m / – 810 m.
Day 3: Škofja Loka - Ljubljana
Škofja Loka live you fascinated with its story and many legends, but there is another highlight on this tour, that is waiting for you…Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and one of the most preferred tourist destinations in Europa. To reach it you will cycle over the Devil’s bridge to Sora field, where you cross the river Sora and continue to Zbilje lake. The Sava river will campaign you mostly on your way to the capital. The finish is at Zmajski most-in English Dragon Bridge, which is one of the symbols of Ljubljana. In the evening a special experience is waiting for you, a dinner in Michelin star restaurant Strelec by chef Igor Jagodic.
Route detail: ca. 39 km, + 320 m / – 390 m.
Ljubljana - Logatec - Postojna
Today you drive first with the train or private cab to Logatec in the Notranjska region. Here you start pedaling through quiet fields and forests to gorge Rakov Škocjan, Slovenia’s oldest landscape park with amazing natural bridges and other landscape formations. A perfect place for a picnic in nature. The stage finished in Postojna, where you can visit the Postojna caves, the most extensive cave system in Slovenia with stalagmites, stalactites, and the famous “human fish” Proteus.
Route detail: ca. 32 km, + 438 m / – 353 m.
Postojna - Kodreti / Vipava Valley
This day begins with another attraction, the Predjama Castle, a castle with its unique position below the 123-meter cliff. The story tells about a robber knight Erasmus, which kept a whole army at bay by utilizing the caves underneath the castle to sneak out for supplies. A spectacular descent into the wine-growing region of the Vipava Valley takes you to a completely different Mediterranean climate. You finish your day in a family guesthouse, where you can enjoy your dinner with typical food and wine.
Route detail: ca. 48 km, + 530 m / – 880 m.
Kodreti / Vipava Valley - Divača / Škocjan
The first stop on today’s stage is Štanjel, an idyllic karst settlement built mostly from stones. on the top of the hill. Through picturesque karst villages and vineyards with numerous wine cellars, which invite you for a stop and a tasting of first-class Teran wines and Karst ham you drive to the stud farm of Lipica, home of beautiful white Lipizzaner horses, famous worldwide. If you have time, you can also visit the “War Museum” set in a Venetian tower.
Route detail: ca. 49 km, + 630 m / – 365 m.
Day 7: Divača / Škocjan - Piran
Škocjan Caves, UNESCO World Heritage, and the protected area invites you today for a must-see visit. On the way to the Adriatic Sea, you will follow the route of the old railway lines Val Rosandra and Parenzana, each of them with an interesting story. In the valley of Val Rosandra, the first view of the Gulf of Trieste opens up. In your last part, you’ll cycle along the coastal road on a new cycling path enjoying the great vistas of Slovenia’s lovely coast. The tour ends in the gorgeous little Venetian town of Piran, where you can watch the sunset from the church bell tower or swim in the blue Adriatic Sea.
Route detail: ca. 60 km, + 548 m / – 1018 m
Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay in Istria.
Presentation of the accommodation:
Your hosts are owners of small family villas, hotels or glamping sites. We pick our accommodation carefully and with extra consideration as to whether they have good facilities for guests on a cycling and walking holidays. All of them has great or even extraordinary reviews from their guests.
Hotel Ribno*** & Glamping Ribno
|Škofja Loka||Hotel Zamorc ****
Mini Hotel ***
Hotel Garni Paleta ***
|Ljubljana||Hotel City ***
Hotel Park ***
Allegro Hotel ****
|Postojna||Hotel Kras ****
Postojna Cave Rooms&Apartments Proteus ***
|Kodreti||Farmhouse Hiša posebne sorte ***|
|Divača||Hotel Malovec ***
Bed&Breakfast Pr Vncki ***
|Izola||Hotel Marina ****|
|Piran||Art Hotel Tartini ***
Hotel Piran ****
Please note: these are sample hotels and may vary by availability.
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Tourism video from destination Bled
Tourism video Ljubljana