Best of Slovenia Cycling Tour

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  • 8 8 days
  • self guided
  • from 665,00 €
  • on request

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Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL TO LJUBLJANA

Arrival at Ljubljana airport. Transfer to the hotel in Ljubljana and free time to explore the Slovenian capital and its old town full of beautiful end-of-the-century mansions, located in the shadow of the gorgeous Ljubljana Castle. From its tower you can enjoy beautiful views of Ljubljana and the mountain peaks in the backdrop. You can spend the evening in one of the bars and restaurants on the banks of the Ljubljanica River, but make sure to get enough rest before the start of your Slovenia cycling tour. Accommodation in Ljubljana.

Day 2: LJUBLJANA – VRHNIKA

Stage distance: Stage distance: approx. 39 km, + 18 km optional to visit the Iški Vintgar gorge
Breakfast. Let’s hit the road with a ride through 160 km² of the Ljubljana swamp just south of the city. This beautiful landscape is home to some of the rarest species of European birds, plants, and insects. Visit the picturesque Iški Vintgar Gorge, carved deep into a limestone plateau and/or hike up to the church of Santa Ana which offers unforgettable views of the entire swamp. Just before reaching the small town of Vrhnika, an interesting exhibition of Josip Broz Tito’s cars can be seen at the Technical Museum in Bistra Castle. Accommodation in Vrhnika.

Slovenia cycling tour

Day 3: VRHNIKA – POSTOJNA

Stage distance: approx. 32 km + 12 km optional to the Rakov Škoncjan nature reserve
After breakfast a somewhat more demanding day is waiting for you. You will be riding along forest roads and a typical karstic fields. The route takes you by Cerknica Lake – one of the largest intermittent lakes in Europe covering more than 30 square kilometres, which magically disappears in a dry season. You can stop for a picnic at Rakov Škocjan nature reserve and admire incredible landscapes formations such as two natural bridges. Night in Postojna.

Day 4: POSTOJNA – ŠTANJEL/KODRETI

Stage distance: approx. 48 km + 6 km optional to Predjama Castle
Breakfast. We recommend starting the day with a visit to the beautiful Postojna Cave – one of the most extensive cave systems in Slovenia. During the visit, you will stroll through a world of stalactites and stalagmites and see the endemic species of the human fish, which looks like a baby dragon. Then, you can make a detour to the imposing fortress of Predjama Castle, which is located in a crack above a 123-meter cliff and learn all about Erasmus – a lively and daring gentleman who used to live there once upon a time. He died in unfortunate circumstances, as he was literally caught with his pants down. Accommodation in Štanjel or Kodreti.

 

Slovenia Cycling Tour takes you from Ljubljana to the Adriatic coast

 

Day 5: ŠTANJEL / KODRETI – LIPICA – DIVAČA

Stage distance: approx. 48 km
After breakfast we recommend visiting the Štanjel garden and then head to the Lipica Stables, where you will be able to admire the beautiful Lipizian horses, whose gleaming white mane and graceful dancing have earned them a worldwide reputation. Take a tour in a traditional carriage and see the horses up close in their stables. Accommodation in Divača.

Day 6: DIVAČA – MUGGIA

Stage distance: approx. 38 km
Breakfast. If you skipped the Postojna Cave, don’t worry, because this morning you can visit the Škocjan Caves, an underground canyon proclaimed a natural heritage by UNESCO. Alternatively, you can cross the border into Italy and visit the Italian city of Trieste and have a coffee at its central square Piazza Unita (19 kilometres). From there the cycling route along the Adriatic coast will take you to the ancient port of Muggia. Grab some delicious ice cream served on its lively streets, you deserved it. Night in Muggia.

Best of Slovenia Cycling Tour - from Ljubljana to the Adriatic Sea

Day 7: MUGGIA – PIRAN

Stage distance: approx. 37 km + 11 km optional to the Salinas de Seča
Breakfast. The last leg of your Slovenian cycling tour will take you along the old railway line which used to connect places along the Slovenian coast. You should consider stopping at the metropolitan tourist complex of Portorož for a coffee or ice cream before ending your journey in the beautiful Venetian port of Piran. Accommodation in Piran.

Day 8: PIRAN – END OF TRIP

After breakfast your Slovenia cycling tour ends. However, you can extend your stay in Piran, take a boat trip or excursion to Venice, or continue your cycling tour all the way to the Croatian city of Pula.

 


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Need to know

NEED TO KNOW

Difficulty of this tour: moderate (2 out of 4)

Our self-guided bike tours are carefully planed routes along the most beautiful spots of Slovenia. Self-guided does not mean you are on your own. Before the start of the tour you will get all the necessary documentation which will guide you through this journey. Furthermore you can always contact out super friendly team via phone, email or messaging app if you get lost or need additional information about your Slovenia biking tour.

Below are the rates for a self-guided tour. But if you’d prefer to do the cycling tour with a private guide, we would be glad to assist you. Contact us at info@ekorna.net.


Prices:

  • Low season (14.03. – 08.05. And 19.09. – 10.10.2020): 665,00 EUR per person in double room
  • High season (09.05. – 18.09.2020): 685,00 EUR per person in double room
  • Single supplement: 130,00 EUR

The price includes:

  • Accommodation in 3 * or 4 * hotels or tourist farms
  • Luggage transport between hotels (one piece per person, max. 20 kg). Each additional piece has to be paid on site
  • Welcome meeting and bike review
  • Information of places to visit, maps including road information in English (one per group)
  • Additional supplement of 20.00 EUR
  • GPS data
  • Assistance service during the trip

Supplements:

  • Half board: 6 dinners: 125,00 EUR (No dinner is available in Muggia, day 6)
  • Additional nights before / after the trip (consult)
  • Bicycle rental 80,00 EUR (equipped with 21 gears, one side boot for every 2 bikes.
  • Electric bicycle rental: 190,00 EUR
  • Odometer 20.00 EUR (to be paid on the spot)
  • Transport of additional bags 10,00 EUR (o be paid on the spot)
  • Helmet 12.00 EUR

Transfers per person (minimum 2 people) one way:

  • Trieste – Ljubljana: 70,00 EUR
  • Venice – Ljubljana: 90,00 EUR
  • Zagreb – Ljubljana: 60,00 EUR
  • Piran – Ljubljana Airport: 75,00 EUR
  • Piran – Trieste airport: 60,00 EUR
  • Ljubljana Airport – Ljubljana: 20,00 EUR

 


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