The Karavanke Mountains

The Karavanke mountains are the longest Slovenian mountain range, a 120 km long massif, which highest peak is 2,236 m high Stol. Due to their strategic position between western and south-eastern Europe, the Karavanke range are full of passes with mountain trails. These mountains have preserved their original wild environment and with their gorges, stunning views they are simply enchanting. It is no surprise that the Karavanke range are a true magnet for mountain bikers. The extensive network of ideal trails offers limitless combinations of tours among the mountains, on them, around them and in many places literally through them.  Mountain and forest trails, as well as cart tracks, seem to be custom-made for mountain biking and that is why you can actually take bike tours all around the Karavanke mountains.  
 
 

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MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR - ACROSS THE KARAVANKE MOUNTAINS  
 
5 days/5 nights  
Bike base JAMNICA to lake BLED
Bike Type: Mountain bike
Tour grade: MODERATE - CHALLENGING

 
MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR – ACROSS THE KARAVANKE MOUNTAINS
 
Day 1:  ARRIVAL AT BIKE BASE JAMNICA
 
Accommodation:  Bed and Breakfast,   Bike Base Ecohotel Koroš 
 
Day 2:  SINGLE TRAIL PARK JAMNICA
After the breakfast - Information meeting
 
A panoramic tour of our single-trail park.  It is a combination of forest roads and temporary roads with the best mid-level single trails in the park. It is the best way to get your stay off the ground.  The tour has different variations with regard to length and difficulty of the trails.
Forest roads, cart tracks and Single Trails around Jamnica 30 – 40 km.
 
Accommodation:  Bed and Breakfast, Bike Base Ecohotel Koroš 
 
 
Day 3:  GEOPARK   KARAVANKE
 
Itinerary:   Jamnica (780 h.m) – Črna ( 580 m)  –  Podolševa   (1.250 m)
Distance:  47 km,     + 2.300 m,  -  1.800 h.m.          Different tour options!
Terrain:mountain roads, cart track, single trails,   ( gravel 95 %, tarmac 5 %, )

Why are some areas better for mountain biking than others?   You can find the answer in the Geopark Karavanke, where the wealth of geological formations and diversity of rock provide outstanding terrain for biking. The natural environment of the Geopark, which extends around Mt. Peca, is noted for its exceptional biodiversity.  The geological faults and over thrusts, as well as the numerous flash flood waters and rivers, have helped to shape the dynamic landscape and created a diverse, picturesque panorama that will accompany you on all your biking tours here.

Accommodation:  Bed and Breakfast,  Tourism Farm
 
Day 4:  MOUNTAIN PANORAMA ROAD
 
Itinerary:  Podolševa  (1.250 h.m.)    –   Jezersko  ( 900 h.m)
Distance:  37 km, + 750 h.m.     Option for longer tour!
Terrain:mountain road, cart track    (gravel 70 %, tarmac 30 %)
Biking between isolated farms in the Savinja Alps is a first- class pleasure and many bikers agree that this panoramic mountain road offers the most beautiful views in the Slovenian Alps. You  can  ride down into a beautiful Alpine glacial valley, the Logarska Valley (+ 21km, +850h.m, - 800 h.m), or follow the mountain road  to the top of a high mountain pass at the border to Austria, from where you will ride down and up  to the  next  (lower)  pass, which will finally get you to the village of Jezersko.
 
Accommodation:  Bed and Breakfast, Farm Tourism  or  Hotel *** in  Jezersko.
 
Day 5   FROM THE HEART OF THE KARAVANKE MOUNTAINS TO BLED      
 
Itinerary: Jezersko  –  Bled                                                             
Distance: 57 – 65 km    Different tour options!
Uphill total:  2.400 h.m –  3.000 h.m    Different tour options!
Terrain:mountain roads, cart tracks, lonely tarmac roads ( gravel 60%, tarmac 40%)
 
On this day route leads mainly through shady forest and in some places it is challenging , but the effort is rewarded by immeasurable peace, silence and beautiful views.  One of the most beautiful and scenic routes runs through the forests and open pastures - grassy terrain at the foot of the south slope of the Košuta,   Slovenia's   longest mountain.    From the mountains you will ride down to lake Bled, the icon of the Slovenian tourism.  With the outstanding natural beauty   lake Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful Alpine resorts.  
Accommodation: Bed and Breakfast,   hotel***in Bled

 
If you find this tour too difficult for you, check out our easier option – Cycling Across The Karavanke.
 


 

Highlights


What to expect:
- daily distances 40 – 65 km  Different tour options!
- daily uphill  1.400 – 3.000 h.m. Different tour options!
- 70 % dirt forest roads, cart track,
- 30% lonely local tarmac roads
- some single trails,

- amazing panoramic views on rocky mountain peaks,
- diverse geological landscape,
- deep green forests,
- solitary farms,
- kind-hearted and hospitable locals,
- except some mountain bikers and hikers not many other tourists!
 

Tour details

AVAILABILITY: May - October
 
TOUR PRICE

450 Euro per person in double/  twin  room
 
WHAT  IS INCLUDED:
5x bed & breakfast  (2 x Ecohotel Koroš, 1 x farm tourism, 1 x farm tourism or hotel*** Jezersko, 1 x hotel*** Bled )
Organisation, Information meeting, Emergency Support ( hotline )
Map with route and suggestions  (1:50 000), GPS Track,
Tourism  tax and VAT
 
OPTIONS:
Luggage transfer:  150 euro / per group 2-5
Supplement  for  4 x dinner:  44 Euro
Supplement  for Single Room :  50 Euro
Extra nights:  Ecohotel Koroš double / twin room 35 € per person, single 50 €
                    Hotel Bled twin / double  room  58 € per person,  single 73 €

Mountain Bike Hire
Hardtail: 115 €
Full suspension: 165 €