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Cycle Around Julian Alps – Slovenia


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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    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.


    • 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.


    • 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: Lesce.


    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 cycling tour.
    • 3 nights in 3*/4* hotel accommodation with breakfast.
    • Introductory briefing (day1 - morning) - Face to face.
    • Self Guided LIFE Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions, timetables and details with all vouchers for accommodations, private transfers, ...
    • GPS routes/tracks (all stages/all days) / with digital maps.
    • APP for navigation (login with phone or tablet) with phone holder.
    • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
    • Transfer across Vršič pass and from Jereka village to Pokljuka plateau.
    • 4-day rental of Trek DS touring bike with helmet, simple rain cover jackets, lock, pump, spare tube, Squirt chain lube and repair kit.
    • Main luggage depo in HQ Lesce.
    • 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: lunches and dinners on all days
    • Luggage transfer between towns - you carry all your gear in panniers from days 1-4.
    • Items of personal nature.
    • Travel Insurance.



    • High season (June 1st to Sept. 30th): 90 €/person
    • Single supplement: 190 €

    Optional extras:

    • * Bike rental: E-touring Trek bike rental: 40 €/day/bike
    • * Bike rental: Gravel bike: 40 €/day/bike
    • Rental of Ortlieb waterproof frame pack, seat pack, handlebar pack, gravel bags for luggage: 10 €/day/bike

    * Bike rental includes: bike rental with helmet, simple rain cover jackets, lock, pump, spare tube, Squirt chain lube and repair kit.

    1. Day1 Transfer from Ljubljana to Bled and cycling from Bled to Kranjska Gora

      After morning introductory meeting at our HQ Lesce, where you will receive all needed info, booklet and all gear for your cycling adventure, you will cycle from Bled to Kranjska Gora. Option: Afternoon cycling to Tamar Valley or/and Belopeška Lakes then cycle back to Kranjska Gora.

      • Morning briefing.
      • Biking from Bled to Kranjska Gora.
      • Accommodation in a hotel***/****, Kranjska Gora.
      • 38 km | +245m | 3–4 hours
      • Tarmac 100%
    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.

      • Breakfast in hotel.
      • Transfer via Vršič mountain pass (1611m) - easy stage option.
      • Cycling from Kranjska Gora to Kobarid.
      • Accommodation in a hotel***/****, Kobarid.
      • Short option: 46 km | +330m | 3–4 hours
      • Original stage: 66 km | +1147m | 4–5 hours
      • Tarmac 100%
    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 famous train (45 minutes) to Bohinjska Bistrica. There you will enter beautiful cycling path towards Bohinj Lake passing by scenic villages (15 kilometres).


      • Breakfast in hotel, Kobarid.
      • Cycling from Kobarid to Most na Soči (23h)
      • Scenic train transfer from Most na Soči to Bohinj.
      • Cycling from Bohinj to Lake Bohinj (1h).
      • Accommodation in a hotel***/****, Bohinj.
      • 33 km | +245m | 3–4 hours
      • Tarmac 100%
    4. Day4 Bohinj Lake - Bled via Pokljuka Plateau

      In the morning you will cycle to nearby Jereka village (10 kilometres) where a bus (Green Bohinj destination) 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.

      • Breakfast in hotel.
      • Cycling from Bohinj to Jereka village.
      • Transfer to Pokljuka plateau (Triglav park) - short/easy stage option.
      • Cycling from Pokljuka plateau to lake Bled.
      • Accommodation in a hotel***/****, Bohinj.
      • Short stage option: 27 km | +185m | 3–4 hours
      • Original stage: 36.5 km | +792m | 4–5 hours (without transfer).
      • Tarmac 100%.
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    3* Hotels

    Day 1: 3* Hotel in Kranjska Gora / Double room, B&B

    Day 2: 3* Hotel in Kobarid / Double room, B&B

    Day 3: 3* Hotel in Bohinj / Double room, B&B



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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
    Reviewed On 04/10/2019

    This was the first self guided trip I had done. The service from life adventures was excellent all the way through from my initial email enquiry to my final transport. I really enjoyed the self guided experience. It was good to be able to set my own pace and itinerary. I also didn't get lonely as I ran into other people doing similar tours. Life adventures also provided maps and comprehensive instructions that even somebody like me with no sense of direction managed. I would highly recommend Slovenia as a cycle destination. A beautiful country but not as busy as Italy. Most of the roads were quiet and some were on bike trails.

    Tom Coat
    Reviewed On 22/07/2019

    In brief, this trip was outstanding. Of course, we were very lucky with having pleasant weather. However, I enjoyed this trip so much because the care, preparation and knowledge of the staff in setting up the trip was just top notch. It was so well done that we only missed one turn on the entire trip. And even then, we used the map that was provided to quickly get back on the right route. The trip up Vrsic Pass was challenging, but Ellen and I are so glad we did it. It was an accomplishment. The scenery throughout the trip was spectacular and the roads/trails were a joy to bike. We are used to so much more vehicle traffic on the roads in Southern California, so traffic wasn't a concern for us in Slovenia.

    Pedro Dans Alvarez
    Reviewed On 25/10/2018

    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 :)