Slovenia
Destination
8 days
Duration
March to November
Season
moderate
Difficulty

Slovenia is a little country in the heart of Europe with incredible natural attractions and a diverse landscape.

“Soča, you are a beautiful daughter of the mountains”. That is how the famous Slovenian poet Simon Gregorčič described the Slovenian river Soča, which impresses everyone with its emerald colour and picturesque surroundings.

For a lot of visitors Soča is one of the most amazing rivers in Europe. It is especially popular amongst people who enjoy fishing, rafting, canoeing and other outdoor activities.

With its mountains and plateaus that surround the Soča river, it is also well-liked amongst mountain climbers, hikers and backcountry skiers.

For the cyclists there are many beautiful roads with breathtaking views of Slovenian nature.

Among other things you can enjoy the local culinary specialties and see the heritage of WW1.

 

During our cycling trip through Soča Valley you will visit:

  • Bovec – the main centre for outdoor activities in upper Soča Valley
  • Kobarid with its famous WW1 museum and the centre of local cuisine in the valley
  • Most na Soči with its lake and the famous steamer
  • Čedad, the historic city in the neighbouring Friuli region (Italy)
  • Nova Gorica, Slovenian Las Vegas and the city of roses
  • River Nadiža, a paradise for bathing in nature
  • Waterfalls Boka, Kozjak and Tolmin gorges
  • The plateau Šentviška planota and Kolovrat mountain, which offer beautiful panoramic views
  • Goriška Brda, amazing landscape, a paradise for wine and food lovers

In order to insure that you will have the best time of your life and an easier time cycling, we have organised transfers with a van or train on some parts of the tour.

 

PRICE From 720 EUR per person (with a min. of 2 persons). For details please see bellow.
DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION Tolmin
DEPARTURE TIME Daily arrivals are possible from March 15 to November 15 2019.
RETURN TIME /
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT / WEAR More info in FAQ.
INCLUDED
7 nights in bedrooms with a shower/WC/tourist tax
7 nights with half board
transport of luggage between accommodations
transport to tour starting points
welcome meeting with representative of local agency
road book: a detailed description of routes (one per booking / available in English, German and French language)
map with the marked trail routes
service hotline in case of problems or questions
GPS tracks available upon request
*It is possible to organise lunch/dinner at several locations on every destination
NOT INCLUDED
airfare to and from the trip
transfer to/from airport/train or bus station (more info on: Travel info)
bike rental (more info in: FAQ)
personal expenses
tips and gratuities
insurance
optional activity costs

 

Prices in 2019

In EUR per person with a min. of 2 persons.

Season 2019 Price
15.3.–5.7. 720 EUR
20.8.–1.11. 720 EUR

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Extras

  • Additional charge for single room use: 95 EUR.
  • Additional charge if only one person is travelling: 170 EUR (payable in addition to the single room surcharge).
  • Transfer cost according to the price list – please see section Arrival at your destination bellow.
  • Rental hybrid bike: 130 EUR, electric bike: 160 EUR


Discounts:

Third adult person in the room – 10%; both on basic price.
Child, ages 0-13 (sharing a room with 1 full paying adult) – 20%
For one night less in Jezersko – 25 EUR.


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

  1. By car:
    Slovenia is easily accessible and offers a good network of roads. From the  A2/E61 motorway direction Karavanke–Ljubljana take the Exit 11 Vodice and follow the signs towards Kamnik. There is free parking available for the duration of your tour, but note that is not secured. From the end point to the starting point you can take a taxi, local bus or contact us to organise private transportation (see table for prices). Distances from European capitals to Ljubljana: Amsterdam: 1,240km, Venice: 260km, Munich: 460km, Vienna: 400km.
  2. By bus & train:
    Bus: Slovenia is connected with the following bus companies Euro, Touring and Flixbus. The majority have a stopover in Ljubljana.
    Train: several international trains arrive in Slovenia on a daily basis. The closest station is in Kamnik. From the bus or train station you can take a taxi, the local bus (pay directly to the driver) or contact us to organise private transportation (see table for prices).
  3. By aeroplane:
    Several airlines offer flights to Slovenia. More on To Slovenia by air

Prices for transport in one direction per person, with a min. of 2 people

Transport from the end to the starting point Preddvor – Jezersko €30
Arrival by bus/train/aeroplane Kranj/airport – Jezersko €45
Preddvor – Kranj/airport €20
Transport from/to Ljubljana Ljubljana – Jezersko €60
Preddvor – Ljubljana €30

 

Difficulty level

There are two levels to choose from depending on your ability. Day 2 and 4 are without private transfer help moderate. Only more experienced and fit cyclists will be able to cycle the entire route, due to some of the mountain passes. Rest of the trip (day 3,5, 7): easy cycling.

Private transfer or electric bicycles are available for less-experienced cyclists. More info on Difficulty levels in FAQ.

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Day 1: Arrival in Tolmin

First you can settle in your accommodation (hotel Dvorec 4*) in Tolmin and have a little rest. Tolmin is located approximately in the middle of Soča Valley, therefore it is a great starting point for cycling in all directions.
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Day 2: Circuit around Tolmin

On the circuit road around Tolmin you will visit the famous Tolmin Gorges with the Devil’s bridge and Dante’s cave. The Tolmin gorges are also the lowest entry point into the picturesque Triglav National Park. Then you will ascend to a mountain village where you will have the chance to try the delicious cheese in the local cheese dairy. The path back to Tolmin will lead you through the confluence of Soča and Tolminka.
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Day 3: Nova Gorica-Kanal-Tolmin tour

The first part of the journey will lead you from Tolmin to the town Most na Soči. Then you will take a train to Nova Gorica, which is known for gambling and the tombs of the bourbons in Kostanjevica. After a short stroll and a coffee in the city of roses you will cycle past the Solkan Bridge, which is known for the longest stone arch in the world. Cycling on the new cycle lane along the Soča River you will arrive to the small town Kanal ob Soči. There you will be able to enjoy the stunning view of the surrounding nature and the famous bridge from which every year a diving competition takes place.
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Day 4: Bovec-Tolmin

Morning transfer to Bovec. A small town in upper Soča Valley is a great starting point for outdoor activities. Especially popular are rafting, kayak and canoe, canyoning, etc. Our tour goes along the Soča River to Kobarid. This is the most beautiful part of Soča’s path to the Sea, because it offers a lot of rapids and pools. It truly is a beautiful sight to behold. Along the way you can also admire the waterfall Boka with the biggest flow rate in Slovenia and the idyllic waterfall Kozjak.
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Day 5: Plateau Šentviška planota

Morning transfer to the plateau Šentviška planota. A lot farms were built here, which as a result transformed this plateau in a unique and beautiful place, where people and nature live in cohabitation. After a circuit trip around the plateau you will be able to experience a spectacular descent into the valley to Most na Soči and then you will continue the journey back to Tolmin.
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Day 6: Kolovrat-Goriška Brda-Čedad

Morning transfer to the Kolovrat mountain. You will then slowly descend from the military graveyard towards Goriška Brda. Behind your back you will have the Julian alps and in front of you will have the pleasure of experiencing the panoramic view of the picturesque hills and the Friuli region. You will have the chance to try out some amazing wines and the local cuisine in Goriška Brda. Then you will cycle though through the vineyards to the border town with rich history and beautiful architecture Čedad. After sightseeing you will be transferred back to Tolmin.
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Day 7: Tolmin-Robič with Nadiža River-Kobarid

You will ride from Tolmin past Kobarid to the Nadiža River. Nadiža is known as one of the warmest rivers in this part of the Alps, therefore it is perfect for those who want to have a swim in the most beautiful pools that nature has to offer. By the river you can observe the Napoleon bridge. The afternoon is reserved for sightseeing in Kobarid, including the WW1 museum and a visit to any of the many restaurants. The last thing is the transfer to Tolmin, where the cycling tour in Soča Valley ends.
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Day 8: Departure

Ride to the airport or extension of your stay in Slovenia.

Starting/ending point:

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