Cycle some of the best roads, mountain passes and forest dirt roads in Europe; Learn from a former Tour de France cyclist; Stay in a pristine forest! Have 3, 5 or 7- day active cycling triathlon sessions in breath-taking scenery through picturesque valleys, villages and towns and climb alpine peaks and mountain passes. Some of the best European roads and forest dirt roads are in Slovenia and you will travel from the peaks of alps through the vineyard hills to the warmth of the Mediterranean Slovenia while you train, learn and perfect your cycling or triathlon techniques.
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Price includes transfers, a stay in a villa or hotel, guided outdoor activities and a lot of fun.
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Alpine valleys and passes in Julian AlpsSlovenia’s northern borders with Italy and Austria are framed by the Julian Alps, offering bikers challenging and inspirational routes, both on and off road. Tackle the monumental alpine peaks before racing back down the mountains and plunging into the crystalline Bohinj and Bled Lakes. Explore historical sites, such as the Church of St. Petrus and Kamen Castle. Introduce your taste buds to delicious Slovenian borovnica blueberry schnapps and the aromatic wines of the Goriska Brda vineyards. Delight in the pristine nature of Triglav National Park. Satisfy your taste for adrenaline white water rafting, kayaking, canyoning, tubing, and hydrospeeding down the pristine Soca River. Use the power of your legs and the turn of your bike’s wheels to introduce yourself to culture, history, and adventure in the breathtaking alpine valleys and passes of the Julian Alps in Slovenia.
Pristine Slovenian forestsFor those bikers seeking the shade and tranquility of a forest trail, Slovenia has a lot to offer. Ranking third in the European Union for relative forest coverage, 66% of Slovenia’s landscape is forest. A 50 km long branch of the Central Alps, covered by stunning woodlands, called Pohorje, offers excellent routes for any bikers searching for a backwoods ride. The 700 m climb up Pohorje may be cycled by any bikers pursuing a real challenge. For those looking for a more casual ride, a gondola makes the ascent less difficult. The most eastern point of this beautiful region is marked by Slovenia’s second largest city, Maribor, where cyclists can sample Slovenian cuisine and culture.
Vinyard hills and Karst in the South-western SloveniaA broad plateau, which is home to Slovenia’s famous Karst region, spreads inland from the Bay of Trieste, and is perfect for cycling and cave exploration. Due to help from the European Union’s PHARE program, the Karst region is now able to boast 360 km of cycling trails, which may be combined in order to create rides of varying lengths and difficulty. While demanding cycling routes do exist in this region, the undulating landscape lends itself to less strenuous rides, and is perfect for those cyclists seeking serene country roads and tracks. As you coast along, stop to explore the enchanting karst-formed Postojna and Skocjan Caves, visit the Lipica horses, and enjoy the Karst dry-cured ham—prosciutto.
Small but beautiful Slovenian Adriatic coast and Slovenian IstriaAlthough the Slovenian coastline is short, it is remarkable. The rolling hills along the Adriatic seem designed for biking, offering sparkling views of the sea at their crests, and lively coastal villages and cities at their feet. Visit Piran, Portoroz, Koper and Izola, four of Slovenia’s most charming seaside cities. Take a break at one of the many coastal health spas in order to give your muscles a much deserved rest. Immerse yourself in the ancient history of a modern Slovenia, visiting architectural sites such as the Holy Trinity Church in Hrastovlje, where you can view a fresco from the late Gothic period. Whether a casual cyclist or a seasoned professional, the Slovenian coastal region is not to be missed.
Visas are not required to enter Slovenia for EU citizens. You will need a passport. As a British passport holder, you may stay as a visitor for three months. General Travel Information is available. All other non-UK passport holders must check their own country’s entry requirements for Slovenia.