Enjoy a few extra days exploring Ljubjana, Slovenia, or Venice, Italy. Consider a day trip to Ptuj, Slovenia’s oldest city, and explore its many cultural landmarks and architecture. You can visit museums, sample local cuisine and wine, or relax in the healing waters of the local spa.
Days 1-3, Julian Alps – Bled & Triglav National Park
Our route covers challenging and exhilarating passes in the Julian Alps, and there will be options to ride three challenging high alpine cols such as Vrsic, Managart and Predell. We’ll visit Skofja Loka, the best-preserved medieval town in Slovenia, and ride through Triglav National Park. Our ride offers views of stunning lakes and Mt. Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia. Along the way we’ll enjoy local cuisine in quaint mountain towns in the Soca Valley.
Days 4-6, Soca River Valley/Brda Wine Region and the UNESCO Škocjan Karst Caves
We’ll ride through the peaceful Soca River Valley, visit the Brda wine region. Our route takes us along quiet roads in the scenic Kras Karst region, we’ll discover the dramatic mountain-side castles of Predjama and Stanjel and and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Škocjan Cave which rank among the most important caves in the world.
Days 7-9, The Remote Southeast
We’ll explore some of the most remote areas of Slovenia, traveling along quiet roads, through vineyards, gently rolling hills,virgin forests and wild rivers. Our route follows some of the favorite training roads of the Slovenian cycling pros!
Bicycle Tour Slovenia Summary
Day 1: 40-50 miles/2,600-3,600 ft
Day 2: 56 miles/4,600 ft
Day 3: 48-54 miles/3,730-6,500 ft
Day 4: 38 miles/4,000 ft
Day 5: 49 miles/3,000 ft
Day 6: 30 miles/1,700 ft (Skocjan Cave in morning)
Day 7: 43 miles/3,000 ft
Day 8: 66 miles/5,000 ft.
Day 9: 56 miles/2.500 ft.
Total: 426 miles/30,130 ft