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Cycle around Julian Alps – Slovenia

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4-day adventurous cycling tour in Slovenia with a cycle around the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. Exploring on two wheels around the central alpine and culinary western part of Slovenia - One of the most beautiful part!

 

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  • Reviews 1 Review
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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Cycling
    • Activity Level Moderate
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    • Group Size Small Group
      2-10
    All about the Cycle around Julian Alps – Slovenia.

    4-day adventurous holiday tour in Slovenia with cycling around the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park.

    Exploring on two wheels around the western part of Slovenia. Experiencing the breathtaking scenery of green alpine valleys, clear meandering rivers and majestic mountain peaks.

    Highlights:

    • Breathtaking scenery of the Julian Alps.
    • Pure alpine Bohinj Lake and picturesque Lake Bled.
    • Stay in charming pensions run by local people or in small 3* hotels.
    • Picturesque drive across Vršič, the highest mountain pass in Slovenia.
    • Cycling through Trenta Valley along the emerald Soča River.
    • Sightseeing of great Kozjak Waterfall near Kobarid.
    • Cycling near Tolmin and Most na Soči.
    • Sightseeing of Kranjska Gora and Jasna Lake.
    • Enjoy train ride from Most na Soči to Bohinjska Bistrica.
    • Sightseeing of Kobarid – a lively and culinary capital of Slovenia.

    Facts:

    • Duration: 4 days / 3 nights.
    • Activity: Self guided cycling.
    • Grade: Moderate.
    • Accommodation: hotels*** 
    • Date: From May 1st to September 30th.
    • Booking: Any day of the week.
    • Start of the tour: Bled.

     

    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 (Bled).
    • Transfer from Ljubljana or Ljubljana airport to Bled.
    • Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions.
    • Maps with marked routes.
    • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
    • 4-day rental of Trek Hybrid bike with 2 side panniers, helmet, lock, pump, spare tube and repair kit.
    • 3 nights in 3*accommodation, half-board.
    • Private transfer from Kranjska Gora to Trenta via Vršic Mountain Pass (1611m).
    • Private transfer from Jereka Village to Goreljek village (Pokljuka).
    • Train ticket: Most na Soči to Bohinjska Bistrica.
    • Main luggage storage at Bled.
    • 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: lunch on all days.
    • Luggage transfer between towns - you carry all your gear in panniers from days 1-4.
    • Items of personal nature.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Upgrade with E-bike: Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 E-bike: 30€/bike/day
    • Single supplement: 90€
    1. Day1 Transfer from Ljubljana to Bled and cycling from Bled to Kranjska Gora

      Upon arrival to Ljubljana or Ljubljana Airport, you will be transferred to Bled. An introductory briefing will be held at the Bled Office, where you will receive all needed info and gear for your cycling adventure.

      Cycle from Bled to Kranjska Gora (38 kilometres). Afternoon cycling to Tamar Valley and Belopeška Lakes then cycle back to Kranjska Gora.

      Accommodation at hotel*** in Kranjska Gora, half-board

    2. Day2 From Kranjska Gora to Kobarid

      After breakfast a private transfer to Trenta Valley will take you across Slovenia's highest mountain pass Vršič (1611 m). You will stop on top of the mountain pass where you will have the most outstanding views on the Trenta valley. Your cycling will begin at the beginning of the valley. The route will take you on a path alongside the emerald Soča river. You will cycle past the gorges of the river, past town Bovec towards Kobarid (35 kilometres), where you can optionally take a short hike to one of the most beautiful waterfalls Kozjak or you can visit the famous WW2 museum.

      Accommodation at hotel*** in Kobarid, half-board

    3. Day3 From Kobarid to Most na Soči and to Bohinj Lake

      Your cycling will begin after breakfast, when you will continue cycling on a path along the Soča river. You will cycle past villages all the way to Most na Soči town (20 kilometres) where you will take a train (45 minutes) to Bohinjska Bistrica. There you will enter beautiful cycling path towards Bohinj Lake passing by scenic villages (15 kilometres).

      Accommodation at hotel*** in Bohinj, half-board

    4. Day4 Bohinj Lake - Bled via Pokljuka Plateau

      In the morning you will cycle to nearby Jereka village (10 kilometres) where a private transfer will take you to Pokljuka Plateau from where you will continue cycling along Pokljuka Plateau and downhill towards Bled lake (25 kilometres) where your tour will end.

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    3* Hotels

    Day 1: 3* Hotel in Kranjska Gora / Double room, half-board

    Day 2: 3* Hotel in Kobarid / Double room, half-board

    Day 3: 3* Hotel in Bohinj / Double room, half-board

     

     

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    Trek Hybrid DS 3 and DS 4

     

    Upgrade with E-bike:

    Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 E-bike

     

    Most meals and drinks have regular prices.

    Here are some examples:

    • Coffee - 2-3 eur
    • Beer - 2,5-4 eur
    • Bottled water (0,5l) - around 0,5 eur
    • Sandwich - 2,5-4,50 eur
    • Pizza - 6-10 eur
    • Lunch - 10-18 eur
    • Dinner - 14-24 eur

     

     

     

    Here is a list of what is good to have for a cycling in central Slovenia in summer months (June, July, August and September):

    • Shoes – sport, walking shoes.
    • Shoes - summer, open.
    • Socks – coolmax (2-3)
    • Jacket – wind & waterproof.
    • T-shirts.
    • Trousers – short and long.
    • Sport cycling shirt or active short – good evaporation.
    • Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip salve.
    • Food and drinks: fruit, energy bars and a sufficient amount of water/drinks.

    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.

    Overall Rating
    5/5
    Pedro Dans Alvarez
    Reviewed On 25/10/2018
    5/5

    We got the 4-day self guided tour around the Julian Alps. Katarina was amazing explaining every single detail of the route! She provided us with a map with the route we needed to follow the 4 days. Most of the trail is either on public roads or cycling trails. I would say this is a fairly easy route, assuming you have a normal fitness level. On day 2, we decided to skip the transport (included in the package) go cycle from Kranjska Gora through Vrisic Pass. That was probably the only tough part of the trip (21 hairpin bends uphill!, I think about 8-10kms), but totally worth it and doable by anyone. This is not a race and you can stop along the way and enjoy the beautiful landscape or grab a bite/drink. Then you conquer the top of the mountain and you feel sooo good. Then another 20 something hairpin bends downhill, only fun and perfect for the legs! (not so good for the breaks haha). If you are not up for this challenge, just use the private transport included in the package and they will drop you up the Vrisic Pass where you can just start the cycling day, through the Trenta valley, down to Bovec ending up at Kobarid. Day 3 is fun, including a trip by train with the bikes to Bohinjska Bistrica. If I ever repeat this trip, I would add some more kilometers to it and perhaps more offroad cycling. When cycling on road, cars are generally respectful but you somehow miss the essence of cycling around nature. And that's perhaps one of the most beautiful areas to cycle or hike in Europe I would say. It was our first time in Slovenia and what a country! Friendly people, great food and good beer :)

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