A starting point of this guided cycling tour is Bled with Lake Bled, the pearl of Slovenia. The picture of Bled with the castle, the lake and the island in the middle of the lake is known all over the world. Lake Bled enjoys a reputation of extraordinary beauty. The background of this paradise is formed of the wooded slopes of Jelovica and Pokljuka, the peaks of the Karavanke mountains and the Julian Alps with their highest peak, Triglav – a Slovenian National Symbol.
From your hotel in Bled, you will cycle every day in a small group from 6-12 people to explore not only the best-known places and attractions, but even more spots, which are hidden and deserve to visit. The tour leads you into the side valleys of Bled, onto the Pokljuka high plateau and to Radovljica’s Old Town. Discover idyllic places and villages and be spoiled by the Bled cream cake and typical alpine cuisine. The routes are not too long, so you have enough time to spend your free time out of the group.
And if one day you’re not in the mood to ride a bike, you can easily skip it.
|TOUR TYPE||Guided in a shared group with max.12 persons|
|PRICE||1089 EUR per person (with a min. of 6 persons)|
|TOTAL DISTANCE||210 km|
|DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION||Bled|
|DEPARTURE TIME||22. – 29. Mai; 18. – 25. September 2021|
|RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT / WEAR||More info in FAQ.|
- Additional charge for single room use: 130 EUR.
- Additional charge for hybrid bike: 40 EUR, electric bike: 90 EUR, helmet: 20 EUR.
This tour could also be organized as PRIVAT GUIDED/TAILOR MADE TOUR
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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, than 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 go 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 companies: 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. The train Station Lesce-Bled (ca. 4 km away from Bled) is directly on the international Munich – Ljubljana railway connection. Find the 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 organise private transportation (see table for prices).
- By aeroplane:
Several airlines offer flights to Slovenia. The airports are 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 people
Arrival by bus/train/aeroplane
|Ljubljana/airport – Bled||€25|
|Ljubljana – Bled||€35|
|Train station Bled Jezero – Bled||€10|
|Train station Lesce Bled – Bled||€10|
The tour is light-moderate. On Day 3 the transfer brings you to Pokljuka plateau, from there you have a long descent to Bohinj valley.
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 FAQ.
- Lake Bled with the island and castle
- Vintgar Gorge
- The Julian Alps and Karavanke
- Bohinj valley and Pokljuka Plateau
- Radovljica – medieval town center, Gothic church, Museum of Apiary
- Brezje, a major Slovene pilgrimage centre
- Begunje, the home town of Slavko Avsenik and of Slovene popular folk music
- Krma Valley in the heart of the Julian Alps
- Kranjska gora, famous alpine resort
- Tržič with the old town core as a cultural and historical monument
- Kropa with the iron-forging museum
Day 1: Arrival in Bled (Slovenia)
Individual arrival at your hotel in Bled. Before the dinner, there is a bike delivery, personal settings of the bikes and a welcome meeting with a presentation of the itinerary.
Day 2: Round trip Bled (approx. 23 km)
The first stage begins with a round trip around the lake, after which we drive to Bled through the typical Lower Alpine villages with farmhouses. In the afternoon we go on a city guided tour, to learn some stories and legends about Bled, visit the island and a mighty castle on the rock. From there are the most beautiful panoramic views of the lake with the island and the surrounding landscape. We try a famous Bled cake and learn the story about it as well.
Route detail: ca. 23 km, + 280 m / – 280 m.
Day 3: Bled - Pokljuka - Bohinj
To make this stage easy and comfortable, we drive with our van on 1300 m sea level, to the Pokljuka plateau. We will cycle through magnificent forests, meadows with pastry huts and after a nice panoramic descent, we reach Bohinj lake. The biggest glacial lake in Slovenia will attract you with its pure nature. A cable car up to Mount Vogel brings us to the most breath-taking view of the Julian Alps and Bohinj. In one of the huts is waiting for us a typical hiking lunch. And finally, a ride with an Alpine railway brings us back to Lake Bled, from where we have only short cycling back to our hotel.
Route detail: ca. 25 km, + 190 m / – 1050 m.
Bled - Krma (Triglav National Park) – Kranjska gora
The first part of this leg takes us through alpine village Gorje and the beautiful Radovna Valley, past Lake Kreda, gradually descending down to Mojstrana, where we visit the Slovenian Alpine Museum. We travel along the picturesque Upper Sava Valley down the superb cycle path to the famous alpine resort of Kranjska Gora. All the way accompanied by the majestic backdrops of the Julian Alps. In the afternoon a van transfer brings us back to our hotel.
Route detail: ca. 47 km, + 670 m / – 355 m
Day 5: Bled - Radovljica - Begunje
Today we start cycling over the Ribno Field with a beautiful panorama view of surrounding hills. The route goes through the Sava Bohinjka Valley to Medieval Town of Radovljica. Continue through the forest trail to the major Slovene pilgrimage center in Brezje. We’ll cycle past 3 castles, the Drnča Castle, Kamen Castle and Katzenstein Castle. In Begunje the visit to the Avsenik museum show us closer to the world of Slovenian popular folk music.
Route detail: ca. 34 km, + 529 m / – 529 m
Day 6: Bled - Žirovnica
Close to Bled we will visit the Vintgar Gorge. Highlighted by the Radovna River and its waterfalls, pools and rapids is a true natural gem. Over a small mountain pass, we reach Završnica Valley, a starting point for hikers to the heart of the Karavanke mountains and their highest peak, Mt. Stol. The last section will take us across the Sava Dolinka valley back to Bled.
Route detail: ca. 28 km, + 435 m / – 435 m
Day 7: Bled - Tržič - Kropa
The last leg of this tour leads over Radovljica plain to Begunje. A slow ascent to the Underhillroad will be accompanied by a beautiful panoramic view of the Julian Alps and Jelovica high plateau. We’ll visit Tržič, which old town core is considered as a cultural and historical monument, Kropa, the cradle of the iron-forging. The last section leads through the Lipnica Valley and along Sava Bohinjka towards Bled.
Route detail: ca. 54 km, + 759 m / – 759 m. Private transfer to shorten the route available.
Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or extension of your stay.
Presentation of the accommodation: 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.
|Ribno pri Bledu||Hotel&Glamping Ribno***|
Please note: these are sample hotels and may vary by availability.
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Tourism video from destination Bled