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Julian Alps to Adriatic 10-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 2/3
GRAND CYCLING TOUR OF SLOVENIA - FROM THE JULIAN ALPS TO THE ADRIATIC COAST. Cycling in Slovenia truly is paradise. And this cycling program offers the very best of its dynamic landscapes; you'll start in gorgeous Julian Alps, pass through one of the world's most beautiful lakes (Lake Bled), spend the night in the elegant and leafy city of Ljubljana, cycle to world class attractions – the mighty caves of Postojna and Škocjan - before arriving to the charming Slovenian Adriatic coast. We are inviting you on a fantastic 10 days cycling holiday, where you will see the most important and most beautiful places Slovenia has to offer.
Moderate level 2/3 self guided cycling holiday, mostly on tarmac roads (approx. 10 % is on gravel road) with some climbs.
Mixture of 4* and 3* hotels & private guesthouse’s with en suite facilities
If you would like to rent a bike (145 EUR) e-bike (340 EUR)/ helmet (16 EUR) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]
Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe
Individual arrival to Kranjska Gora.
Nestled in the Julian Alps at the triple border point of Slovenia, Italy and Austria, Kranjska Gora is an attractive and popular tourist resort throughout the year. In the winter is famous for offering excellent winter sports opportunities, in warmer months cyclists and hikers can enjoy in it's great natural beauty, appreciated specially for its scenic cycling, walking and trekking routes.
Kranjska Gora – Bled approx 40km, 390 elevation m
First cycling day takes you from one Alpine beauty to the next one. Lake Bled, famous for its immense natural beauty, together with its surroundings is considered to be one of the most beautiful alpine resorts. With its island in the middle of the lake and other natural and cultural sights, Bled will surely amaze you. Do not forget to taste the world wide known Bled cream cake, one of the Symbols of Bled. (meals included: breakfast).
Bled – Kranj approx 47km, 535 elevation m
Today's winding cycling route passes typical Slovenian rural villages before you arrive in Kranj, the capital of the Slovenian Alps. They say that in Kranj you stand with one foot in the city and the other one in nature. It is also considered the cultural heart of Slovenia because of the greatest Slovenian poet France Prešeren. The special feature of the town is a river canyon in the town centre. (meals included: breakfast).
Kranj – Ljubljana approx 36km, 336 elevation m
You will leave the charming Kranj and cycle towards Slovenia ́s capital and largest city. Ljubljana is one of Europe ́s greenest and charming cities. You will enjoy strolling through its irresistibly attractive centre, which is free of cars and with numerous cafes along the emerald-green Ljubljanica river, which runs through the city. (meals included: breakfast).
Ljubljana – Bistra approx. 32km and 240 elevation m, with the detour approx. 41 km
Leaving the capital you will ride through idyllic and quaint villages, cycling on quite roads, surrounded by fields, green hills and farms. Just next to your accomodation, in the most amazing place, is located The Slovenia’s largest museum, the Technical Museum of Slovenia. It is located in a former Carthusian monastery and is known for its permanent and occasional collections from agriculture, fishing, wildlife and hunting to electricity, wood working, forestry, water driving machinery, textiles and printing. (Private Guesthouse 3 or smaller and simple Hotel 3, meals included: breakfast).
Bistra – Postojna approx 40km, 745 elevation m
Another meandering cycling day which will lead you to Postojna, a place with two world class attractions, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle. The world famous Queen of the Caves is simply awe-inspiring. Having formed over thousands of years, it has become one of most visited places in Slovenia. (Hotel 4*, meals included: breakfast).
Postojna – Divača approx 40km, 560 elevation m
Today you will see the second Postojna's world attraction, the Predjama castle, one of the most picturesque castles in Slovenia. It is built into an overhanging rock in front of a karst cave hall that is connected with a cave system underneath the castle. After visiting the castle, the cycling winding route continues through fascinating Karst landscape, mingled with settlements and vineyards, which give us the glorious Teran wine and the well-known Karst prosciutto. (meals included: breakfast).
Divača – Škocjan caves – Muggia (Italy) approx 39km, 350 elevation m
Only a few countries can boast of such natural phenomenon of exceptional global value. You cycle to the beautiful Škocjan Caves, which have been included in the World Heritage List (UNESCO) since 1986. After visiting the caves, you remount the bikes again and drive around the beautiful landscape, crossing the Slovenian-Italian border to arrive to your accomodation for today. Beautiful Bay of Muggia, the only Istrian town remaining in Italy. (meals included: breakfast).
Muggia (Italy) – Piran - Strunjan approx 42km, 500 elevation m
Scenic and just glorious cycling stage from Italian to Slovenian coast - a perfect finish of magnificent Grand Cycling Tour of Slovenia. The route will take you through three Slovenian picturesque and historical Mediterranean towns which we are sure, will not leave you indifferent. (meals included: breakfast).
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