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Slovenia Epic Gravel Riding

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Slovenia is a outdoor adventure mecca and has become a classic gravel riding destination. Every gravel cyclist has high expectations and Slovenia is a great choice. We offer an amazing gravel ride experience to highlight all of the best off-road riding the area has to offer. Slovenia Epic Gravel Riding tour will leave the legs burning and the heart begging for more.

 

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All about the Slovenia Epic Gravel Riding.

Slovenia is a outdoor adventure mecca and has become a classic gravel riding destination. Every gravel cyclist has high expectations and Slovenia is a great choice. We put together an amazing gravel ride experience to highlight all of the best off-road riding the area has to offer. Slovenia Gravel Epic Riding will leave the legs burning and the heart begging for more.

For gravel grinders, Slovenia offers a variety of cycling options in a truly preserved nature, full of surpluses and fascinating locations. In such a small country, with outer boundaries in the shape of a hen, the cyclist can experience a really diverse variety. It is almost impossible for a gravel enthusiast to stay cool, on the contrary, with a wide choice of great gravel trails, experiences and places along the way, it will warm the heart of every cyclist, or even “burn” them with a real adventure.

Highlights:

  • Stunning mountain scenery.
  • Unique gravel bike roads around Triglav National Park and Julian Alps.
  • Explore amazing Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled.
  • Enjoy Ljubljana, green capital of Slovenia.
  • Epic gravel biking roads around Cerknica Lake, Snežnik mountain.
  • Beautiful Karst region with famous Postojna Cave and Unesco Škocjan Caves.
  • Coastal Piran town - Pearl of Adriatic Sea.
  • Ride on famous Parenzana trail..
  • The valleys of Notranjska region: an incredible landscaped patrimony.
  • Taste the richness of the Slovenian culinary.

Facts:

  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Activity: Gravel bike tour
  • Ride type: Gravel roads, tarmac, single trails ...
  • Length: 658 km / Elevation: 12.698 m / (82.2 km daily)
  • Grade: Moderate to Challenge.
  • Bike Skill level: Intermediate (advanced+ is max.)
  • Bike Fitness level: Level 4-5 (level 7 is max.)
  • Accommodation: 3*/4* hotels and private accommodation
  • Date: From May 15th to November 15th
  • Start of the tour: Every Day
  • Start location: Bled, Slovenia.
  • End of the tour: Motovun, Croatia.
  • NoteWe can organise a private guided group from just 4 bikers with our experienced and licensed guides. Please, contact us.
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 tour.
  • Introductory briefing on day 1 with a welcome drink.
  • Booklet with detailed itinerary, route instructions and all details with vouchers.
  • Maps with marked route - stages.
  • Navigation pack - GPS track.
  • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
  • 7 nights in 3-4* hotel accommodation with breakfast.
  • 7-day rental of Trek Gravel bike Checkpoint ALR 5, Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 or Trek Checkpoint AL 3 with helmet, simple rain cover jackets, lock, pump, spare tube, Squirt chain lube and repair kit.
  • 3 main luggage transfers between accommodations from day 1 to day 8.
  • Ortlieb waterproof frame pack, seat pack, handlebar pack, gravel bags for luggage (if necessary).
  • Triglav Park entrance fee.
  • 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 and end point of the tour).
  • Food and drinks: all food and drinks, except breakfast and dinner.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Single supplement: 280€
  • Single room Supplement (single room): 240€ /person
  • High season surcharge: 140€ (June 15th to September 15th)
  • Garmin GPS device rental: 65€ (8 days)

 

  • Want to do a private guided group? We can organise a private guided group from just 4 bikers with our experienced and licensed guides. Please, contact us.
  1. Day 1 Lake Bled Biking Day

    Lake Bled Biking Day

    • Arrive in Slovenia.
    • Transfer to Bled – Hotel Check Inn.
    • Introductory breafing.
    • Short »warm-up« afternoon Bike tour around Sava Rivers, Radovljica town, lower slopes of Karavanke mountains.
    • Overnight in Hotel, Bled ***/****
    • 35km / C – 380m, D-420m / 1.5 – 2h
    • Gravel roads 75%, Single trails 10%. tarmac 15%
  2. Day 2 Bled to Lake Bohinj - Julian Alps Loop

    Bled to Lake Bohinj to Bled – Julian Alps Loop

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Gravel Biking from Lake Bled to Lake Bohinj via Jelovica mountain and back to Bled via Pokljuka Plateau in Triglav National Park.
    • Original Gravel Epic Stage Biking.
    • Overnight Hotel Bled***/****
    • 105km / C – 2.350m, D-1.975m / 7 – 8h
    • gravel roads 80%, Single trails 5%. tarmac 15% / Al
  3. Day 3 Bled to Ljubljana Riding

    Bled to Capital Ljubljana Gravel Riding

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Gravel Biking from Lake Bled to Ljubljana via Gorenjska region, Škofja Loka town and Polhograjski Dolomiti Mountain.
    • Overnight Hotel Ljubljana***/****
    • 78km / C – 1.750m, D-1.690m / 5 – 6h
    • gravel roads 80%, Single trails 0%. tarmac 20% / Al
  4. Day 4 Ljubljana - Great Ljubljana Riding Loop

    Ljubljana - Great Ljubljana Riding Loop

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Gravel Biking around Ljubljana via Litija, Šentvid pri Stični, Turjak, Rakitna and back to Ljubljana / 5 -6 hours, Loop.
    • Overnight Hotel Ljubljana***
    • 85km / C – 1.680m, D-1.520m / 5 – 6h
    • gravel roads 80%, Single trails 5%. tarmac 15% / Al
  5. Day 5 Ljubljana to Postojna Gravel Biking

    Ljubljana to Postojna Gravel Biking

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Gravel Biking from Ljubljana to Postojna via Ljubljansko Barje, Cerknica Lake, Loška Valley, Rakov Škocjan Nature Park, ... / 5 -6 hours.
    • Overnight Hotel Postojna***
    • 95km / C – 1.890m, D-1.720m / 6 – 7h
    • gravel roads 80%, Single trails 5%. tarmac 15% / Al
  6. Day 6 Postojna – Human Fish Loop

    Postojna – Human Fish Loop

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Morning option: Famous Postojna cave visit.
    • Human Fish Gravel Biking: Postojna - Snežnik Mountain – Gorski Kotar Mountains, Ilirska Bistrica – Pivka - Postojna / 5 -6 hours, Loop.
    • Overnight Hotel Postojna***
    • 87km / C – 1.980m, D-1.940m / 6 – 7h
    • gravel roads 80%, Single trails 5%. tarmac 15% / Al
  7. Day 7 Postojna to Piran – To Adriatic sea Gravel Riding

    Postojna to Piran – To Adriatic sea Gravel Riding

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Gravel Biking from Postojna via Predjama, Nanos Mountain,Vipava Valley, Red karst, Lipica, Osp, Koper, ... / 5 -6 hours.
    • Overnight Hotel Piran****
    • 112km / C – 2.180m, D-2.050m / 6 – 7h
    • gravel roads 80%, Single trails 5%. tarmac 15%
  8. Day 8 Piran to Motovun (Croatia) - Grinding On famous Parenzana Trail

    Piran to Motovun (Croatia)

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Riding famous Parenzana Trail from Piran to Motovun / The best part of Famous Parenzana trail.
    • Afternoon private transfer to Airport.
    • 61.5km / C – 488m, D-345m / 4 – 5h
    • gravel roads 90%, Single trails 0%. tarmac 10%.
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3/4-star hotels

Accommodation is in a combination of 3* and 4* hotels (comfortable with en-suite) and private accommodations.

Day 1: Hotel in Bled (double/twin room with breakfast)

Day 2: Hotel in Bled (double/twin room with breakfast)

Day 3: Hotel in Ljubljana (double/twin room with breakfast)

Day 4: Hotel in Ljubljana (double/twin room with breakfast)

Day 5: Hotel in Postojna (double/twin room with breakfast)

Day 6: Hotel in Postojna (double/twin room with breakfast)

Day 7: Hotel in Piran (double/twin room with breakfast)

  • Jacket – warm, wind & waterproof, soft-shell,
  • 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),
  • small bike backpack to pack all your day belongings,
  • biking shoes –  choose wisely!

 

  • The tour is considered to be moderate to challenging. There is an average of 5-6 hours of biking each day with many ascends and descends. A good physical condition is essential.
  • Make sure you take sufficient water/drinks on a trip every day.
  • 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 escape the hot summer sun.
  • In case bad weather is predicted, do not forget to bring your rain-covers and a change of extra dry clothes. We also advise in this case that you to place packed things in plastic bags before packing them in the  backpacks.
  • 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 activities in the program. 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.

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.

The tour is considered to be moderate level of difficulty.  A good physical condition is essential.
Due to the nature of the package, this program is not recommended for children younger than 16 years and pregnant women.
All minors must be accompanied by an adult, who is either their parent or legal guardian.

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.

 

We are a team, which passionately believes that adventure and sustainable travel makes the world a better place. We are committed to creating unique stories, successful tours, itineraries and holidays.

 

At LIFE Adventures we have carefully chosen itineraries to showcase the best of the region. Our itineraries are designed with flexibility and comfort in mind. In many places we stay for two nights, giving you the option to cycle, walk or take a break and relax instead.

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