Day 1: ARRIVAL TO BLED
Arrival to Bled, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Slovenia. And you will quickly understand why that is: small island with a baroque church in the middle of glacial lake, surrounded by towering mountains, and a fairy-tale castle, perched on top of a cliff. What else is there to be said? After a self-guided tour of all the attractions, one of our representatives will meet you for a welcome drink to deliver you all the necessary documentation for your Alps of Slovenia by bike tour. Accommodation in Bled.
Day 2: BLED – POKLJUKA – PLATEAU – BOHINJ VALLEY
Stage distance: 19 km + 16 km optional to Savica Waterfall
Breakfast. You will start the day with an organised transfer to the Pokljuka plateau (12 kilometers from Bled), located in the midst of pristine nature of the Triglav National Park. Take a deep breath of fresh air and start your tour by descending to Bohinj Valley. The route will take you through the numerous alpine villages scattered throughout the valley until you reach the small settlement of Ribčev Laz that stretches alongside the impressive Bohinj Lake. We recommend you taking a detour to the other side of the lake and visit Savica waterfall or take the cable car up to Mount Vogel for a spectacular view of the Bohinj valley and Mount Triglav, the highest peak in the Julian Alps and Slovenia. Accommodation in Ribčev Laz.
Day 3: BOHINJ VALLEY – ŠKOFJA LOKA
Stage distance: 57 km
Make sure to get a big breakfast, since you are about to start the longest leg of the Slovenia by bike tour. Leaving the Bohinj Valley behind, you will pass through the town of Bohinjska Bistrica and from there climb up to the Jelovica plateau – since the ascent is approx. 750 meters, we can also arrange a ride for this part of the route (supplement of 20 EUR per person). From the top of Jelovica plateau the route will take you through deep forests and will descend towards Selška Valley continuing to Škofja Loka Hills. Passing through pristine Slovenian countryside your will end your day in Škofja Loka, one of the oldest towns in Slovenia. If there is still any strength in you, climb up to Škofja Loka Castle sitting on the hill overlooking the town or simply wander the medieval streets of the old town. Accommodation in Škofja Loka.
Day 4: SKOFJA LOKA – PREDDVOR
Stage distance: 33 km
Breakfast. Leaving Škofja Loka, your path will take you through the Great Sora Plain with the majestic peaks of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps as the backdrop. The route passes through Kranj, the fourth largest city in Slovenia with a nice historic old center. After lunch continue northeast, you will pass the elegant Brdo Castle and end you day at the village of Preddvor. Nearby is a small lake and if the weather permits, you can take a swim to cool off. Accommodation in Preddvor.
Day 5: PREDDVOR – RADOVLJICA – BEGUNJE
Stage distance: 43 km + 11 km optional for two additional routes
Breakfast. Today is a journey through history. The route will take you along the edge of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps to Radovljica, with its beautifully preserved historic old town and interesting beekeeping museum. Later your cycling tour continue through the fascinating town of Kropa where you will find the iron forge museum dedicated to the history of the city’s blacksmith trade. Accommodation in Begunje.
Day 6: BEGUNJE – KRANJSKA GORA
Stage distance: 42 km + 15 km optional to the Planica Ski Jump Center
Breakfast. Today’s bike route will take you from historic town of Begunje between the Karavanke Mountain Range and the Julian Alps to a popular sport center of Kranjska Gora. This alpine town is famous for its ski resorts and also as an excellent base for many summer activities. If you arrive there with time to spare, we recommend riding to the nearby Nordic Ski center Planica. Accommodation in Kranjska Gora.
Day 7: KRANJSKA GORA – BLED
Stage distance: 40 km + 8 km optional to the Vintgar gorge
Breakfast. Today it is time to return to Bled and end this circular Slovenia by bike tour. Follow the Sava Dolinka River to Mojstrana and then through the Krma Valley, a lush green valley full of World War II monuments. Enjoy lunch in the mountain hut at the foot of Mt. Triglav and take in the breathtaking scenery in the heart of this beautiful alpine landscape. To end the trip, cross the Radovna valley, squeezed between Pokljuka and Mežakla plateaus. Before getting to Bled, take a short detour to the spectacular Vintgar gorge. Accommodation in Bled.
Day 8: BLED – END OF TRIP
After breakfast the tour ends.
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