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Lake Bled to Lake Bohinj Cycling – Slovenia

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1-day cycling adventure in the Triglav National Park, between the two Alpine pearls: Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj via the majestic forest of Pokljuka Plateau.

 

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  • Reviews 3 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Cycling
    • Activity Level Moderate
      3/8
    • Group Size Small Group
      2-10
    All about the Lake Bled to Lake Bohinj Cycling – Slovenia.

    1-day cycling adventure in the Triglav National Park, between the two Alpine pearls: Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj via the majestic forest of Pokljuka Plateau.

    There are several ways of connecting the two Slovenian Alpine pearls: Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj. A more active choice, where we travel relatively slowly, is cycling through the Triglav National Park, experiencing Pokljuka Plateau and its vast pine forest. This is for sure a comfortable cycle, a round trip on a bike from Bled to Bohinj.

    Highlights

    • Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Julian Alps.
    • Cycle through the magical Pokljuka forest and Triglav National Park.
    • Cycle  around the Bohinj Lake.
    • Optionally, do a short hike and visit Savica waterfall.
    • Optionally, take a cable car ride up to Mt. Vogel (1540m) for breathtaking views of the Julian Alps and Lake Bohinj.
    • Optionally, enjoy a picnic lunch and relax on the shore of Lake Bohinj.
    • Cycle on a cycling path along the Sava Bohinjka River and through traditional Alpine villages.
    • Take a train ride from Bohinjska Bistrica to Bled.
    • Cycle around Lake Bled.

    Facts

    • Duration: 1 day.
    • Activity: Self guided cycling.
    • Distance: 45-55 kilometers.
    • Road: asphalt road, fine gravel road, safe cycling path (18 km)
    • Grade: Easy to Moderate.
    • Date: From May 1st to October 15th.
    • Booking: On any day of the week.

     

    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 trip.
    • Introductory briefing.
    • A map with a marked route.
    • Detailed route instructions and train timetable.
    • Train ticket from Bohinjska Bistrica to Bled.
    • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
    • Transfer: from Bled to Pokljuka Plateau (30-45 minutes).
    • Rent-a-bike: Trek Marlin 7 or Trek DS bike.
    • Rental of a bike helmet, repair kit, lock and pannier or small backpack.
    • Reusable water bottle.
    • 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: lunch and all beverages.
    • Items of personal nature.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Single supplement: 45 €
    • E-bike upgrade: Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0: 30 €
    1. Day 1 Transfer from Bled to Pokljuka Plateau / Cycling from Mrzli studenec to Lake Bohinj / Cycling around Lake Bohinj / Cycling from Ribičev Laz to Bohinjska Bistrica / Train ride from Bohinjska Bistrica to Lake Bled

      After an introductory meeting, a short, 30-minute transfer will bring you up to Pokljuka Plateau (at 1200m above sea level) in Triglav National Park, where your cycling will begin. You will cycle on an enjoyable road through the Pokljuka forest from Mrzli studenec to Goreljek, a beautiful Alpine pasture in the heart of Triglav National Park. The road will begin to descend towards Lake Bohinj to which you will cycle past small villages. Once at the lake, an optional cycle around or at least to the other end will be possible.

      You will have a chance to visit the well-known Savica waterfall or take a cable car ride nearly 1000 meters higher to Mt. Vogel. After an enjoyable afternoon by the lake you will continue cycling on a pleasant cycling path towards the town of Bohinjska Bistrica. You will pass small, traditional villages and cycle all along the Sava Bohinjka river.  A short, 20-minute train ride from Bohinjska Bistrica will bring you back to Bled. One last cycle around Lake Bled will be a perfect conclusion to a magical day.

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    No accommodation

    No accommodation.

    Trek Hybrid DS 3 and DS 4

    Upgrade with E-bike:

    Trek Super Commuter Hybrid E-bike

    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 tyre levers. Helmet and side panniers are also included in the price of the tour.

    Overall Rating
    5/5
    Kate E.
    Reviewed On 03/07/2019
    5/5

    We did return to Life Adventures and this time chose the self-guided cycling from Bohinj to Bled. We've done guided cycling before but felt a bit nervous taking on a self-guided trip in a foreign country. However, with an amazing and detailed briefing we received from Life Adventures' staff, who made us feel comfortable, we felt we could easily rely on their expertise and friendly advice. Everything went smoothly and our trip was a success for all involved (mixed age group, which is always a challenge when choosing a trip!). I do need to point out that their equipment was top notch and very reliable and safe! Thank you Life Adventures, keep up the good work!

    Tit K
    Reviewed On 05/11/2018
    5/5

    Two lakes, beautiful country, great hosts and delicious food. Guidence i very well organized and hour host shared real passion for cycling and exploring this great place. For me personally, other activites are also important. Local food and meeting new people and exploring. I highly recommend it.

    Jamie D.
    Reviewed On 17/11/2017
    5/5

    This was AWESOME! To own the truth, the directions were pretty hard to follow, we got turned around a few times, but it just added to the experience. We got to see so much and at our own pace. Riding through the small villages was simply priceless. A heads up: if you decide to do the ride around the lake, it's very rocky and has a lot of tree roots. The two people I was with didn't have any mountain biking experience, so they had to walk their bikes most of the way. I have experience and found it exciting but there were still a few places that were sketchy. We got to have lunch by the lake, riding the train back was fun and the weather was beautiful. Our sitting bones were sore at the end of the day but this was totally worth it. Such a great experience and so incredibly beautiful. Most of the ride is flat or downhill. You'll love it. Book this!

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