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Slovenia is a little country in the heart of Europe with incredible natural attractions and a diverse landscape. Go on a cycling holiday where you can experience a combination of the idyllic Alpine scenery and the green, trendy Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. You get to visit Slovenia’s incredible sights and watch its scenic Alpine countryside with your own eyes. In 2021 Slovenia will be crowned the European gastronomic region. For this reason, we offer on this tour a Michelin star gourmet experience at Vila Podvin with chef Uroš Štefelin.
“Slovenia’s wide range of geo-cultural diversity in such a small country lends itself to bike travel. Pedal 60km in any direction and you’ll feel like you’ve traveled to another land.”
– Tyler Robertson www.twowheeltravelblog.com
|PRICE||From 979 EUR per person (with a min. of 2 persons). For details please see below.|
|TOTAL DISTANCE||226 km|
|DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION||Kamnik / Ljubljana|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Daily arrivals are possible from May 14 to October 16 2021.|
|RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT / WEAR||More info in FAQ.|
Prices in 2021
In EUR per person with a min. of 2 persons.
|Season 2021||Double room|
|Farm stay***||low 15.5.–15.6.
|high 15.6.–15.9.||1029 EUR|
|high 15.6.–15.9.||1039 EUR|
|Glamping||high 15.6.–15.9.||1259 EUR|
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- Additional charge for single room use: 195 EUR.
- Additional charge if only one person is traveling: 220 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 79 EUR, high season 89 EUR. Single room low season 115 EUR, high season 135 EUR. Half board 18 EUR.
- Additional night in Bled in 3* hotel, per person per night, in a double room, low season 69 EUR, high season 79 EUR. Single room low season 105 EUR, high season 125 EUR. Half board 18 EUR.
- Additional night in Ljubljana in 3* hotel, per person per night, in a double room, low season 59 EUR, high season 69 EUR. Single room low season 99 EUR, high season 115 EUR. Half board 18 EUR.
- Transfer cost according to the price list – please see section Arrival at your destination below.
- Rental Helmet: 20 EUR
Third adult person in the room – 10%; both on the 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
- By car:
Slovenia is easily accessible and offers a good network of roads. From the A2/E61 motorway direction Karavanke–Ljubljana take 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 endpoint to the starting point you can take a taxi, local bus or contact us to organize private transportation (see table for prices). Distances from European capitals to Ljubljana: Amsterdam: 1,240km, Venice: 260km, Munich: 460km, Vienna: 400km.
- 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 organize private transportation (see table for prices).
- By airplane:
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 to the starting point||Ljubljana – Kamnik||€40|
|Arrival by airplane||Ljubljana/airport – Kamnik||€30|
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.
- Sparkling mountain lakes, continuous riverside paths, traditional villages and lively towns
- The Alpine gem of Bled with an island in the middle of the lake as well as an imposing castle
- Protected areas of nature, such as the landscape park of the Logar Valley
- A touch of neighboring Austria
- Gourmet experience at Michelin star restaurant Vila Podvin
- The mountain pass above the glacial valley of Jezersko
- Kamnik and Ljubljana, both pleasantly lively towns, each with its own story
- Delicious local cuisine, family-run farm stays, boutique hotels or glamping locations
Day 1: Arrival in Slovenia
Day 2: Kamnik – Luče and the River Savinja
Your holidays begin with a bicycle-friendly ascent to the mountain saddle that connects two mountain valleys. Next comes a pleasurable descent along peaceful local roads to the mountain village of Luče that is hidden between the mountains and the River Savinja, one of Slovenia’s cleanest rivers.
Route detail: ca. 30 km, + 650 m / – 520m. Private transfer to shorten the route available.
Day 3: Luče – Logar Valley landscape park
Many consider the Logar Valley to be one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys in Europe. A picturesque road takes us to our destination passing several natural attractions including Igla, which means needle in Slovenian and is a 40m tall, imposing solitary peak, separated from the surrounding rock by only a narrow crack. Those looking for the perfect spot to take a picture can extend the tour to Robanov kot, the first of the three valleys in the landscape park. We will conclude this lovely day of cycling with a visit to the heart of the valley, which comes to an end at the majestic Rinka waterfall.
Route detail: ca. 28 km, easy ascent
Day 4: Logar Valley – a quick jump into Austria – Jezersko
What comes next is the most challenging, but also the most picturesque section of the tour. The ascent to the two mountain saddles can be shortened by using additional transport. After taking in the view, you will go an enjoyable descent along a peaceful mountain road back down to your accommodation into the valley of Jezersko.
Route detail: 35 km, 2 mountain passes: +250 and +350 m. Private transfer to shorten the route available.
Day 5: Jezersko – Preddvor – Bled
Descend along the narrow gorge of the River Kokra, next enjoy a break alongside Lake Črnava, and then continue in the direction of the Julian Alps and the Triglav National Park. The stunningly beautiful glacial lake, the church built on the tiny island in the middle of the lake and the medieval castle rising up on a 100m cliff overlooking the lake are the main reasons that many consider Bled to be one of the most beautiful and exceptional Alpine resorts in Europe.
Route detail: ca. 55 km, first 20 km descent for -410 m, varied terrain till Bled
Day 6: Day for rest or Round trip Bled
After four days of cycling, you deserved a day of rest. For those, who are pure enthusiasts, there is a trip around the lake, after which we drive to Bled through the typical Lower Alpine villages with farmhouses. There is also the possibility to visit “Vintgar rocky gorge” and the castle of Bled. From the castle are the most beautiful panoramic views of the lake with the island and the surrounding landscapes. In the evening, a special experience is waiting for you, a dinner at Michelin star restaurant Vila Podvin with chef Uroš Štefelin.
Route detail: ca. 23 km, + 280 m / – 280 m.
Day 7: Bled – Ljubljana
The cycling connection to the capital uncovers a completely new perspective of Slovenia. The green fields and lowlands across which wind languid rivers. Ljubljana is one the youngest and liveliest of the European capitals. A city of baroque and art nouveau influences and a medieval old town center with many bridges that span the River Ljubljanica. An excellent destination to conclude your holidays.
Route detail: 58 km, + 276 m / – 475 m.
Day 8: Departure
Presentation of the accommodation:
Your hosts are owners of active and renovated farm stays, hotels or glamping sites – locals who have an excellent knowledge of the traditions, local cuisine and mountains surrounding them.
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 MD Kamnik***
Slovenia Eco resort***
|Luče||Guesthouse House of Sun***
House Raduha – Guesthouse*** and luxury tree houses****
|Logar Valley Park||Lenar Tourist Farm***
|Jezersko||Turist farm Šenk´s homestead***
Organic Farm Makek***
|Bled||Hotel Lovec ****
Hotel Ribno*** and Glamping
Hotel Park ***
Allegro Hotel ****
Please note: these are sample hotels and may vary by availability.
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Tourism video about Slovenia
Tourism video from destination Bled
Tourism video from destination Jezersko
Tourism video from Logar Lanscape Park
Tourism video from Preddvor
Perpetuum Jazzile, a renowned music group from Slovenia, shooting on the beautiful Velika Planina, destination Kamnik
Tourism video Ljubljana