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Family cycling along the Soča River will take you to the most interesting corners of the Central Soča Valley. The tour takes side roads without major climbs, especially suitable for families with children over 10 years of age.
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.
During our 3-day cycling trip through Soča Valley you will visit:
- Tolmin and Tolmin gorges
- the confluence of the rivers Soča and Tolminka
- Napoleon bridge on the Soča river
- Kozjak waterfall
- remains of trenches, caverns, firing ditches and bunkers from World War I
- Kobarid as the center of local cuisine in the valley
- Kobarid museum
- Natural swimming pool by Slap ob Idrijci
- Most na Soči with its lake and the famous paddle wheeler Lucija
|PRICE||From 299.- EUR per person (with a min. of 2 persons). For details please see below.|
|TOTAL DISTANCE||shorter ca. 41 km, longer ca. 72 km|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Daily arrivals are possible from March 12 to December 31 2021.|
Prices in 2022
In EUR per person with a min. of 2 persons.
Hotel Dvorec Tolmin 3*
|Season 2022||Double room|
|low 13.03.–07.05.||299 EUR|
|middle 08.05.–09.07.||319 EUR|
|high 10.07.–20.08.||329 EUR|
|middle 21.8.–01.10.||319 EUR|
|low 02.10.–31.12.||299 EUR|
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- Additional charge for single room use: 60 EUR.
- Additional charge if only one person is traveling: 40 EUR (payable in addition to the single room surcharge).
- Additional night in hotel Dvorec Tolmin 3*, per person per night, in a double room, HB 69 EUR. Single room 99 EUR.
- Transfer cost according to the price list – please see section Arrival at your destination below.
- Rental touring/mountain bike: 41 EUR, electric bike: 90 EUR, helmet: 10 EUR; bicycle for children aged 8 to 12 years 30 EUR; baby bike trailer: 30 EUR.
- Third adult person in the room – 10%; both on the basic price.
- Child, ages 0-6 (sharing a bed with 2 full paying adults) – 100%
- Child, ages 7-14 (on the 3rd bet in a room with 2 full paying adults) HB 42 EUR per day
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
Slovenia is easily accessible and offers a good network of roads. Across the Tauern-motorway (A10) to Villach, then forward on the motorway (A2) direction Tarvisio-Italy. From there you enter Slovenia on the road SS54 overpassing the Predil pass. In Slovenia you follow road 203 through Soča valley till you reach Tolmin.
By bus & train:
Bus: Slovenia is connected with the following bus companies Euro, Touring and Flixbus. The majority have a stopover in Jesenice or Bled. From there you can take a train to Most na Soči, which takes ca.1,5 Hours.
Train: several international trains arrive in Slovenia on a daily basis. The closest station is in Most na Soči. Train Station Most na Soči (ca. 4 km away from Tolmin) is directly on the railway connection München – Jesenice – Nova Gorica. Time table on www.slo-zeleznice / www.oebb./ www.deutschebahn / www.trenitalia.com.
From the 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).
Several airlines offer flights to Slovenia. Airport Ljubljana-Brnik (ca. 90 km away from Tolmin), Airport Venice Marco Polo (ca. 170 km), or Airport Ronchi Dei Legionari Trieste (ca. 70 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 – Tolmin: €80
Ljubljana – Tolmin: €95
Train station Most na Soči – Tolmin: €10
Trieste Airport – Tolmin: €65
Venice Marco Polo Airport – Tolmin: €110
The tour is light-moderate. The tour is suitable for children from the age of 10.
Private transfer or electric bicycles are available for less-experienced cyclists. More info on Difficulty levels in FAQ.
Day 1: Arrival and a Round tour Tolmin
Arrival at your accommodation (hotel Dvorec 3*) in Tolmin. It is located approximately in the middle of Soča Valley, therefore it is a great starting point for cycling in all directions. Today you’ll be driving on a shorter stage from Tolmin through the confluence of river Soča and Tolminka. On the Round tour Tolmin you will visit the famous Tolmin Gorges with the Devil’s bridge and Dante’s cave. The Tolmin gorges are also the lowest and for many the beauties entry point into the picturesque Triglav National Park.
Route detail: ca. 13 km, + 120 m / – 120m
Day 2: Soča River from Tolmin to Kobarid
Today you can enjoy the beauty of pure and intact nature and the magnificent natural landscape around the emerald river. Following the stream of the Soča river, you will cycle through some picturesque villages till you’ll come to Napoleon bridge in Kobarid. Take a short walk to the idyllic waterfall Kozjak and to remains of trenches, caverns, firing ditches and bunkers from World War I as well. In Kobarid, there are many possibilities for you and your children to refill the batteries for the return to Tolmin. This stage can be shortened for 18 km by a private transfer (not included, price 40 Eur).
Route detail: shorter ca. 17 km, + 144m / – 109m; longer ca. 35 km, + 250m / – 250m
Day 3: A bike tour to river Idrijca
From the hotel, you cycle along the river Soča to Most na Soči, a small town sunbathing on the pier above the confluence of Soča and Idrijca. This is the home of the famous paddle wheeler Lucija. Take a ride with your family and explore the river with its captain, who tells you some legends about the river. If you want to explore a longer version, you can continue cycling on a literary trail through the valley of the river Idrijca. It is named after the Slovenian writer Ciril Kosmač. In Slap ob Idrijci you can cheer up your kids by swimming in the idyllic Idrijca River.
Route detail: shorter: ca. 11 km, + 85m / – 85m; longer: ca. 24 km, + 190m / – 190m
Day 4: Departure
Individual departure or possibility of extending your stay in Slovenia.
Presentation of the accommodation:
Hotel Dvorec is situated in the town centre of Tolmin. It provides an excellent starting point for relaxation and recreational activities in Soča valley.
|Tolmin||Hotel Dvorec 3*|
Please note: these are sample hotels and may vary by availability.
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