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Trans MTB Slovenia – Mountain Biking from Alps to Adriatic


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 mountain biking experience on the beautiful western part of Slovenia with rides on nice trails with gourmet and untouched nature surpluses. It is an Amazing Trans Slovenia on bike!


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  • Reviews 4 Reviews
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Cycling, MTB/Gravel
    • Activity Level Moderate
    • Group Size Small Group
    All about the Trans MTB Slovenia – Mountain Biking from Alps to Adriatic.

    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!


    • 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.


    • 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: 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 organization of the mountain biking tour.
    • Introductory briefing in Kranjska Gora on day 1 (morning or afternoon) - face to face.
    • Self Guided LIFE Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions, transfers with timetables and details with all vouchers for accommodations, private transfers, ...
    • Gps routes/tracks (all stages).
    • APP for navigation (login with phone or tablet).
    • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
    • Daily collaboration and tracking on the communication app - additional customer support.
    • 7 nights in 3/4* accommodation, with breakfast.
    • Private luggage transfer between accommodations from day 2 to 7.
    • Departure transfer to Ljubljana or Kranjska Gora (day 8).
    • Tourist tax and VAT.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel to Slovenia (the start point of the tour).
    • Food and drinks: all food and drinks, except breakfast at the accommodation.
    • Items of personal nature.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Bike rental.



    • High season (June 15 to September 15): 180€/person
    • Single supplement: 690 €


    Optional extras:

    • *Bike rental: Trek Marlin/Canyon Grand Canyon: 25 €/day/bike
    • *Bike rental: E-MTb Trek Powerfly 5: 40 €/day/bike
    • *Bike rental: E-MTb Fully - Specialized: 50 €/day/bike
    • Single room supplement (single room): 290 €/person
    • Bikepacking seat bag (Ortlieb) or backpack (BD): 50 €/bike

    * Bike rental includes: bike rental with helmet, lock, pump, spare tube, chain lube and repair kit.

    1. Day 1 Kranjska Gora
      • Arrive to Kranjska Gora & check in at accommodation.
      • Introductory meeting / Hotel, Kranjska Gora.
      • Accommodation in a hotel***, Kranjska Gora.


      Those arriving early can take a warmup cycling tour:

      Cycling from Belopeška lakes to Kranjska Gora via Tromeja / Triple Border (22 km / 680 m / 4-5h)

    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/ 3* Private accommodation in Goriška Brda or Solkan / Double room.

    Day 6: 3* Private accommodation in  Sežana / Double room.

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




    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) ...

    Overall Rating
    Hutter P
    Reviewed On 25/06/2022

    It was an absolute great adventure, experience and MTB Trip for me! And the organisation of the Company was really exellent; lugagge transfer, Hotel, maps, gpx and route explanations, assistance, support from the Team - they were so friendly ... The Tour itself is partly effotful (heat, strenght..) so a good endurance is partly needed:)) (but there are shortcuts) ...

    Ruben C.
    Reviewed On 12/11/2019

    The best way to see a country. We biking through Slovenia with beautiful countryside, small villages, interesting small museums and those amazing valleys. Comfortable rooms, great food and wine. Way beyond our expectations. Thank you!

    McNeil S.
    Reviewed On 16/10/2019

    Fabulous scenery, challenging biking, well organised from start to finish. The food was excellent, the accommodation was very comfortable, which made for an excellent trip. The Life Adventures team provided clear information on the suitability of the experience for my partner and myself. Thank you.

    G. Friesen
    Reviewed On 08/06/2019

    Our trip exceeded our expectations - the mountain biking routes were well planned, easy to follow and thought out to provide the best possible scenery and sight seeing, even though the weather wasn't as good as we would have liked it. The map book and tracks provided was excellent as were the quality of the bikes, and they were matched perfectly to our heights. I can recommend an E-Bike if your are unsure of making the distances comfortably each day. We would definitely recommend this tour to those who wish to see the best of the Slovenia whilst enjoying the outdoors.