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Cycle from Ljubljana to Julian Alps – Slovenia

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3-day cycling adventure in Slovenia. Cycling from the Slovenian capital Ljubljana to the Julian Alps, taking in the breathtaking scenery of Alpine lakes and majestic mountain peaks.

 

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    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Cycling
  • Activity Level Moderate
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  • Group Size Small Group
    2-8
All about the Cycle from Ljubljana to Julian Alps – Slovenia.

3-day cycling in Slovenia from Ljubljana to the Julian Alps, taking in the breathtaking scenery of Gorenjska region and its majestic mountain peaks.

Slovenians proudly say that they live on the »Sunny side of the Alps« and one can easily see that the saying is true. Julian Alps stretch in the north western corner of Slovenia, bordering Austria and Italy, and they offer numerous easy, moderate paths and trails for cycling enthusiasts. With high mountain alpine lakes, rugged rocky peaks and green Alpine valleys, they offer some of the finest mountain scenery in Europe.

Highlights:

  • Experience breathtaking scenery of Alpine mountain peaks.
  • Magical Bohinj Lake.
  • Sightseeing of Triglav National Park.
  • Visit the picturesque town of Bled and enjoy Lake Bled.
  • Cycling through beautiful Radovna Valley.
  • Visit a typical Slovenian farmhouse and taste homemade lunch, made entirely of local ingredients.
  • Radovljica - old town with a charm.
  • Kranjska Gora with lake Jasna and Fusine lakes.
  • Enjoy Ljubljana - the charming capital city.

Facts:

  • Duration: 3 days/2 nights.
  • Activity: Self guided cycling.
  • Grade: Moderate.
  • Accommodation: Hotels***
  • Date: From May 15th to September 30th.
  • Booking: Any day of the week.
  • Start of the tour: Arrival city is Ljubljana.

 

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 on day 1 with a welcome drink.
  • Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions, train/bus timetables and all details with all vouchers.
  • Maps with marked route.
  • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
  • 2 nights in 3*accommodation hotel with breakfast.
  • 3-day rental of Trek Hybrid bike with 2 side panniers, helmet, lock, pump, spare tubs, repair kit, basic rain jacket, ...
  • Private transfer from Bled to Pokljuka (day 2).
  • Train ticket: Bohinjska Bistrica to Bled (day 2).
  • Main luggage transfer from Ljubljana to Kranjska Gora.
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 dinner on all days and all beverages.
  • Luggage transfer between towns - you carry all your gear in panniers from days 1-3 (Optional supplement for luggage transfer).
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Upgrade with E-bike: Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 E-bike: 30 €/day
  • Single supplement: 80€
  • Optional: 2 main luggage transfers between accommodations (day 1 and day 3): 45 €
  1. Day 1 Ljubljana to Bled

    Upon arrival to Ljubljana or Ljubljana Airport you will meet with out staff for a briefing. You will be given booklet with maps and instructions, you will take the bike and hit the road. You will cycle from Ljubljana to Bled (55 km).

    Overnight in a hotel*** in Bled.

  2. Day 2 Bled - Bohinj Lake - Bled

    Morning transfer to Pokljuka. Cycling to Bohinj Lake and around lake. Optionally, you can do a short, 20- minute hike and visit Savica waterfall. On your way back you will cycle to Bohinjska Bistrica (45 km). Train to Bled.

    Overnight in a hotel*** in Bled.

  3. Day 3 Bled to Kranjska Gora

    Cycling from Bled to Kranjska Gora trough beautiful Radovna Valley (45 km) and cycling near Sava river valley on cycling path.

    Optionally, you can choose an additional night in hotel*** in Kranjska Gora.

3* Hotels

Accommodation is in 3* hotels.

Day 1: 3* Hotel in Bled / Double room with breakfast.

Day 2: 3* Hotel in Bled / Double room with breakfast.

 

Optional:

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

 

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

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, brand new quality bidon (0.5l) and side panniers are also included in the price of the tour.

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 on your adventure.

Overall Rating
5/5
MR SCLATER
Reviewed On 16/11/2017
5/5

Hi there folks, I cycled from Ljubljana to Kranska Gora with Life Adventures back in Aug/Sep 2017. It was my first ever foreign cycling experience and I was completely satisfied. The team there went above and beyond to make sure I was getting the most out of my experience. I spent a couple of days in the city before I began my cycle trip so was ready for the adventure NW to the Julian Alps. I brought the few of the things I expected I would need taking into account that nearly everything essential was included. *A comfortable bike (which I had no troubles with! They tweak it to your size), *2 secure generous sized panniers *Detailed maps with the route drawn on it accompanied by a written description of each section of the trip. This was extremely useful as I referred to the descriptions when looking for landmarks etc. *The hotels for the two intermediate nights which included dinner( if I remember correctly!) when you arrived and certainly breakfast the following morning. *They supplied the essential puncture repair kit and other must have tools so I was prepared for any unlikely mishaps. *Not to mention phone signal was good along the whole route so if things got a bit much I could always just call anytime and staff would never be too far away to come get me. Of course I didn't need to call. *Also the luggage transfer made things even more efficient and easy. I brought a 2ltr camelpack type hydration bladder and related backpack which I found to be a good decision. To keep it a lite as possible I only had a fruit and nut mix to top up my energy on the move. I brought some cycling glasses to stop me tearing up going down hill but didn't use them much. Obviously because your luggage is transferred from the start of the trip to the finish point you only need to take what you may require for the 3 days in the panniers and any other storage you decide to take with you. I.e toiletries, a couple of spare garments, waterproofs if you deem necessary, snacks, a mobile phone, perhaps valuables (I didn't take any except a camera and my passport/drivers licence as ID and of course some cash money for lunches and treats along the route). Don't forget your charger(s). The cycling its self was just remarkable. The route gives you a cross section perspective of this wonderful country from the city to the mountains and everything in between. Its really hard to pick a favourite part as one has to take such an experience as a totally authentic perspective of the country, so I enjoyed the whole trip. As far as difficulty goes I'm 29, but by no means a fitness freak. Ex smoker. I completed the trip solo with relative ease. There were a couple and only a couple of times I had to push the bike because of short but steep accents which with prior training I probably would have managed fine.The team clearly know the land well and calculated the the route so there would be as little accents as possible. So i reckon this would be suitable for a range of peoples abilities and by no means limited to a serious cyclists trip. Would be good for a families as well but obviously as you spend some time on roads i would imagine you wouldn't want to take very young cyclists unless you know the know! Overall I had a great time and intend fully on going to Croatia with this company in the future. Much love to the Life Adventure team and good luck to those of you who embark of this super fun hassle free self guided cycle! David Scotland

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