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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 cycling and that is why you can actually take bike tours all around the Karavanke mountains.  
 

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CYCLING ACROSS THE KARAVANKE MOUNTAINS  

Bike base JAMNICA to lake BLED

5 days/5 nights

Tour grade: EASY – MODERATE


For Bike Type:  trekking / mountain bike
 
 
 
Day 1: ARRIVAL AT BIKE BASE JAMNICA
 
Accommodation: B&B, Ecohotel Koroš 
 
Day 2: AROUND SINGLE TRAIL PARK JAMNICA

After breakfast -   Information meeting
The Jamnica ride takes you to hills which are surrounding our base. It features forest   and dirt roads as well as some easy single trails. Smooth single trails, abandoned tractor trails, awesome views and manageable climbs make it perfect for people who are just starting with cycling. However, also the experienced bikers   will definitely enjoy the offered playground. 
Terrain: Forest roads, cart tracks and some Single Trails around Jamnica 20 – 30 km
 
Accommodation: B&B, Ecohotel Koroš 
 
Day 3: GEOPARK KARAVANKE 
Itinerary:  Jamnica (870 m) – Mežica (495 m) – Sv. Duh (1.250) 
Distance: 45km,  + 1.100 h.m.  
Terrain:local tarmac roads, forest roads, (tarmac 70 %, gravel 30 % )
 
Why some areas are better for mountain cycling 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 cycling. 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 cycling tours here.

Accommodation: Half board, tourism farm
 
 
Day 4: MOUNTAIN PANORAMA ROAD
Itinerary:  Sv. Duh (1.250 m) – Bela (850 m) - Jezersko (900 m)
Distance:  37 km  + 750  h.m.
Terrain:mountain tarmac road across two mountain passes (tarmac 80 %, gravel 20 %)
 
Cycling 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, 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 that will finally get you to the village of Jezersko.

Accommodation: Half board, farm tourism or hotel *** Jezersko
 
 
Day 5: MOUNTAIN RIVERS AND LAKE BLED
Itinerary: Jezersko (900 m) – Otoče (400 m) - Bled (504 m)
Distance: 55 km, + 900 h.m
Terrain:local tarmac roads, some dirt forest roads ( tarmac 60 %, gravel 40 %)
 
In the morning you will cycle down the Kokra valley.  In the vicinity of the biggest Slovenian river Sava you will ride to lake Bled, the icon of Slovenian tourism.  With its outstanding natural beauty lake Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful Alpine resorts.  

Accommodation: hotel***Bled


 

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 €