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“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 color 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.
In order to insure that you will have the best time of your life and an easier time cycling, we have organized transfers with a van or train on some parts of the tour. You will cycle in a small group from 6-12 people with a local guide.
During our 4-day cycling trip along Soča River you will visit:
- Tolmin and Tolmin Gorge
- Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca plateau
- Bovec – the main center for outdoor activities in upper Soča Valley
- Kobarid, the center of local cuisine in the valley
- Nova Gorica, Slovenian Las Vegas and the city of roses
- Kostanjevica monastery with the tombs of Bourbons (optional)
- Boka and Kozjak waterfalls
|TOUR TYPE||Guided in a shared group with max.12 persons|
|PRICE||579 EUR per person (with a min. of 6 persons).|
|TOTAL DISTANCE||108 km|
|DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION||Tolmin / Tolmin|
|DEPARTURE TIME||28. April – 02. Mai; 06. – 10. October 2022|
- Additional charge for single room use: 80 EUR.
- Additional charge for the hybrid bike: 40 EUR, electric bike: 70 EUR, helmet: 10 EUR.
This tour could also be organized as PRIVAT GUIDED/TAILOR-MADE TOUR
For more info send us an Inquiry via “Tour Inquiry” form.
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 (A2) direction Tarvisio-Italy. From there you enter to Slovenia on the road SS54 overpassing the Predil pass. In Slovenia you follow road 203 through Soča valley til 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, takes ca.1,5 Hour.
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 organise private transportation (see table for prices).
- By aeroplane:
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. Some of the legs have transfer included. The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14.
Electric bicycles are available for less-experienced cyclists. More info on Difficulty levels in FAQ.
Day 1: Arrival in Tolmin
Arrival in hotel Dvorec 3* in Tolmin. Tolmin is located approximately in the middle of Soča Valley, therefore it is a great starting point for cycling in all directions. Before the dinner will be bike delivery with personal settings of the bikes and a welcome meeting with a presentation of the tour.
Day 2: Round tour Tolmin
Today you will visit the two most important sights near Tolmin, the Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca plateau, bearing the stamp of European Cultural Heritage and the famous Tolmin Gorge with the Devil’s bridge and Dante’s cave. The Tolmin gorges are also the lowest and for many the most beautiful entry point into the picturesque Triglav National Park.
Route detail: ca. 28 km, + 725m / – 725m
Day 3: 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. You will visit the idyllic Waterfall Kozjak and Kobarid, the culinary center of Soča valley.
Route detail: ca. 37 km, + 206m / – 474m
Day 4: Nova Gorica-Kanal-Tolmin
The first part of the journey will lead you from Tolmin to the town Most na Soči. We take a train to Nova Gorica, known as Slovenian Las Vegas. We highly recommend a visit to the tombs of the last Bourbons and a garden with Bourbon roses in Kostanjevica monastery (optional). After a short stroll and a coffee in the city of roses, you will cycle past the Solkan Bridge, which is known for being the longest stone arch in the world. Cycling on the new cycle lane along the Soča River brings us to the small town Kanal ob Soči, where we’ll enjoy the stunning view of the famous bridge, from which every year a diving competition takes place.
Route detail: ca. 43 km, + 609m / – 485m
Day 5: Departure
After breakfast hotel check-out or an extended stay in Slovenia.
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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.
Please note: these are sample hotels and may vary by availability.
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