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Bike from Alps to Adriatic Sea – Trans Slovenia

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8-day mountain biking tour from the heart of the Julian Alps, Slovenia to the Mediterranean town of Piran by the Adriatic sea. An amazing biking experience on the beautiful western part of Slovenia with rides on nice trails with gourmet and untouched nature surpluses.

 

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    All about the Bike from Alps to Adriatic Sea – Trans Slovenia.

    8-day biking tour in Slovenia with 7 days of mountain biking from Kranjska Gora, in the heart of Julian Alps, to the Mediterranean town of Piran by the Adriatic Sea via beautiful Soča Valley, vineyards of Collio and famous Karst region.

    In one week by bike from Kranjska Gora to the lovely and charming Piran town by the Adriatic Sea. Exploring around Julian Alps and the western part of Slovenia by mountain bike. Experiencing the breathtaking scenery of green alpine valleys, emerald meandering river and majestic mountain peaks. An amazing mountain biking tour through the natural and historic attractions of the Alpine, Collio and Karst regions.  With diversity at the western part of Slovenia, you will enjoy gourmet experiences and reconnect with traditional flavours.

    Each day of this sensational mountain bike tour Trans Slovenia will inspire your sense of adventure and fuel your passion for exploring the world on two wheels. It's Slovenia. Ride it!

    Highlights:

    • Breathtaking scenery of the Julian Alps.
    • Explore Triglav National Park.
    • Enjoy picturesque Soča Valley - Emerald Valley.
    • Cycling along Soča Valley on the beautiful and natural bike trails.
    • Discover beautiful Piran at the Adriatic Sea.
    • Stay in small, charming hotels.
    • Sightseeing/walking tour of Škocjan Caves (UNESCO Site).
    • Biking through vineyards of Collio and unique Karst region.
    • Enjoy rich gourmet region with traditional flavours.

    Facts:

    • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights.
    • Activity: Self guided Mountain Biking tour.
    • Length: 365 km / Elevation: 9.200 m
    • Grade: Moderate to Challenging.
    • Accommodation: hotels***
    • Date: From May 15th to October 15th.
    • Booking: Any day of the week.
    • Start of the tour: Arrival city is Kranjska Gora.
    • End of the tour: Piran.
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Full organisation of the tour.
    • Introductory briefing on day 1 with a welcome drink.
    • Booklet with detailed itinerary, route instructions and all details with vouchers.
    • Maps with marked route.
    • Navigation pack - GPS track.
    • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
    • 7 nights in 3/4* accommodation, with breakfast.
    • Luggage transfer between accommodations from day 2 to 7.
    • 8-day rental of Trek MTB Marlin 7 bike with helmet, simple rain cover jackets, lock, pump, spare tube, Squirt chain lube and repair kit.
    • Transfer from Kranjska Gora to starting point (day 1).
    • Main transfer from end of the tour (Piran) to Ljubljana.
    • Tourist tax and VAT.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip.
    • Food and drinks: all food and drinks, except breakfast at all accommodations.
    • Items of personal nature.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Single supplement: 280 €
    • Single room supplement: 220 €
    • Upgrade with E-bike: Specialized MTB Turbo Levo E-bike: 45 €/day
    • Rent-a-cycling-backpack (10-20l storage): 35 €/person
    • Garmin GPS device rental: 65 €/person
    1. Day 1 Kranjska Gora
      • Morning Introductory meeting / Hotel, Kranjska Gora.
      • Transfer to Belopeška lakes (Laghi di Fusine).
      • Cycling from Belopeška lakes to Kranjska Gora via Tromeja / Triple Border (22 km / 680 m / 4-5h)
      • Accommodation in a hotel***, Kranjska Gora.
    2. Day 2 Kranjska Gora - Bovec
      • Breakfast in hotel.
      • Biking from Kranjska Gora to Bovec via famous Vršič Mountain Pass (1611 m) and along upper Soča Valley (51 km / 1.100m / 6-8h).
      • Accommodation in a hotel***, Bovec.
    3. Day 3 Bovec - Kobarid
      • Breakfast in hotel.
      • Cycling from Bovec To Kobarid via Mt. Kobariški Stol by single trails and old mule-track road (43 km / 1.235 m / 5-6h).
      • Accommodation in a hotel***, Kobarid.
    4. Day 4 Kobarid to Tolmin
      • Breakfast in hotel.
      • Cycling from Kobarid to Tolmin via Drežnice and Krn village and famous Tolmin Gorge (40 km / 1.420 m / 5-6h).
      • Accommodation in a hotel***, Tolmin.
    5. Day 5 Tolmin to Šmartno (Collio)
      • Breakfast in hotel.
      • Cycling from Tolmin to Šmartno (Goriška Brda)  (65 km / 1.460 m / 6-7h).
      • Accommodation in a hotel***, Šmartno.
    6. Day 6 Šmartno to Pliskovica
      • Breakfast in hotel.
      • Cycling from Šmartno to Pliskovica via beautiful Kostanjevica and Komen town (69 km / 1.280 m /  5-6h).
      • Accommodation in a Tourist Farm***, Pliskovica.
    7. Day 7 Pliskovica to Piran
      • Breakfast in hotel.
      • Biking from Pliskovica to Piran via Škocjan Caves (Unesco) and on the trails with views above Gulf of Trieste (78 km / 1.560m / 7-8h).
      • Accommodation in a hotel***, Piran.
    8. Day 8 Piran, Adriatic Sea
      • Breakfast in hotel.
      • Tour concludes in Piran.
      • Morning transfer to Ljubljana or Trieste (I).
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    3/4* Accommodations

    Accommodation is in 3/4* hotels and tourist farm:

    Day 1: 3* Hotel in Kranjska Gora / Double room.

    Day 2: 3/4* Hotel in Bovec / Double room.

    Day 3: 3* Hotel in Kobarid / Double room.

    Day 4: 3* Hotel in Tolmin/ Double room.

    Day 5: 3/4* Hotel in Šmartno / Double room.

    Day 6: 3* Tourist Farm in Pliskovica / Double room.

    Day 7: 3/4* Hotel in Piran / Double room.

     

     

     

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    3/4* AccommodationsHotel in Šmartno

    3/4* AccommodationsHotel in Bovec

    Trek Marlin 7, MTB

    Upgrade with E-bike:

    Specialized Turbo Levo MTB E-bike

     

    We are specialists for self guided tours and holidays throughout Croatia and Slovenia, with creative itineraries that feature the best of each region at the greatest possible value to you. With over 15 years of experience, we know all the secrets of self guided tours.

    • Shoes –  sneakers or any appropriate shoes for biking
    • Jacket – warm, wind & waterproof, softshell
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, any other sun protection
    • Water bottle (preferably reusable)
    • First aid (a small basic kit with items such as bandages, antiseptic wipes, gauze, antibacterial ointment, sterile pads)
    • The tour is considered to be moderate to challenging level of difficulty. There is an average of 55-60 kilometres of biking each day with some ascends and descends and some more challenging parts. A good physical condition is essential.
    • Due to the nature of the activity, this program is not recommended for children younger than 15 years and pregnant women.
    • All minors must be accompanied by an adult, who is either their parent or a legal guardian. 
    • Breakfast is included in every accommodation. 
    • We advise that you to start your daily trips early  in the morning to allow yourself enough time to stop often and enjoy the scenery! And to escape the hot summer sun!
    • As the weather can change quickly, do not forget to bring your rain-covers and a change of extra dry clothes. 
    • All customers are required to notify us before booking the tour of  any medical conditions, as well as  dietary restrictions. All medications can and should be brought to all daily biking tours. If you suffer from any medical conditions, we strongly suggest that you consult your physician before booking a tour to receive an expert medical advice. We are more than happy to discuss and recommend the most suitable adventure for you based on your conditions, but cannot ultimately be responsible for your health.
    • Your luggage will be transferred daily to your next accommodation. We suggest you bring small cycling backpack (optionally you can also rent it with us) for personal belongings you will need on tour (reusable bottle of water, wallet, phone, etc.). The rest of the luggage will be waiting for you at accommodation in the time of your arrival there. 

    We suggest that you travel with a comprehensive travel insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance that includes cancellation protection so that you will be covered in the event that you are unable to attend our trip (due to injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances). We do not provide travel insurance for our clients. Please contact your local travel agent to purchase travel insurance. As coverage and a price of the insurance changes depending on your travel destination, do make sure that you purchase a coverage for all countries you will be traveling in during your adventure.

    We include the hire of your quality bike in the overall cost of the tour: you don’t need to bring your own or pay extra to hire one locally. We provide full bike set: a pump, lock, Topeak tool, spare inner tube and tire levers. Helmet, brand new reusable quality water bottle (0.5l) ...

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