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Ljubljana to Grado 7-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 2/3

  • 7days
  • Slovenia

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Self-guided Cycling Tour Ljubljana to Grado

A scenic and interesting cycling trip from the capital of Slovenia to the historic Italian seaside town of Grado. From Slovenia’s capital and its largest city, this self-guided route meanders through scenic countryside and lovely small villages, passes the world famous Postojna Caves and Predjamski Castle. Through the wine-rich Vipava Valley which seem like cycling in a postcard, and you will absolutely love the beautiful Italian towns of Gradisco d’ Isonzo and Palmanova. UNESCO-listed Aquileia will surely inspire you before you arrive to your final destination, the beautiful coastal town of Grado.


Highlights:

Beautiful city of Ljubljana
Take a tour through the »Queen of Caves«, Postojna which celebrated its 200th anniversary in April 2018
Don’t miss a visit to the interesting Predjama Castle
Scenic Slovenian countryside and the wine-rich Vipava Valley
Oldest settlement in Karst region – Štanjel
UNESCO-listed Aquileia – immense early Roman Empire site
Historic seaside resort and port – Grado, Italy

Tour character: Level 2/3

Level 2/3 - moderate self guided cycling with some climbs, cycling on 95% paved, 5% unpaved roads

Accommodation:

Mixture of 3* and 4* hotels & private guesthouse’s with en suite facilities

Included in the Ljubljana to Grado Cycling Tour:

  • 6 overnights with breakfast in hotels with en suite facilities
  • Detailed route notes, maps & gps files – one set per booking (not per person). Each additional set of route notes 35 EUR
  • Luggage transfers between the hotels
  • Personal welcome meeting and bike fitting (for rented bike)
  • Telephone assistance during the trip
  • Organization and VAT

Not included in the tour:

  • Arrival / departure to / from first / last hotel
  • Surcharge single room 125 EUR
  • Half board 80 EUR (4 dinners, sometimes in hotel, sometimes in good restaurant outside the Property
  • Flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch’s, dinners, drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • All other expenses that are not mentioned in what’s included description

Arrival/parking/departure:

  • Airport transfers (prices are per person, minimum number two people sharing a transfer):
  • Airport Ljubljana – Ljubljana city 15 EUR
  • Strunjan - Airport Ljubljana 75 EUR
  • Strunjan - Ljubljana city 65 EUR
  • Strunjan - Airport Trieste 55 EUR
  • Strunjan - Kranjska Gora 100 EUR (no bikes)
  • Strunjan - Kranjska Gora 125 EUR (incl. bikes)
  • Daily departures from 1 April to 15 October 2020

If you would like to rent a bike (85 EUR) e-bike (180 EUR) or helmet(10 EUR) Bike rental starts on first cycling day (Day 2) at 8.30 am and ends on Day 6 at 6pm. Please contact our office when booking: [email protected].  

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  • Day 1

    Individual arrival in Ljubljana

    Discover this hidden gem of Europe. Ljubljana is a city with a green soul (European Green Capital 2016). It has preserved its small-town charm and, at the same time, can offer everything that all large capitals are able to. It has been marked by different historical periods (beautifully seen in its varied architecture), and you will discover many beautiful attractions, however one of the main ones, and one not to be missed is, Ljubljana Castle, standing on a hill overlooking the city and its surroundings for about 900 years.

  • Day 2

    Ljubljana – Bistra Approx. 32Km And 240 Elevation M, With The Detour Approx. 41Km

    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. (meals included: breakfast).

  • Day 3

    Bistra – Postojna Approx 40Km, 600 Elevation M

    Another meandering cycling day which will lead you to Postojna, a place with two world class attractions

  • Day 4

    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. (meals included: breakfast).

  • Day 5

    Postojna – Divača Approx 40Km, 600 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).

  • Day 6

    Divača – Škocjan Caves – Muggia (Italy) Approx 40Km, 400 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 re-mount 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 remained to Italy. (meals included: breakfast).

  • Day 7

    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).

  • Day 8

    Departure

    Depart after breakfast or extend your stay. (Meals included: breakfast).

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