RIDE THE ALPS AND FEEL THE MEDITERANEAN

For intermediate level mountain bikers, with a moderate level of fitness, who want to explore new hidden places inSlovenia.

   


In the Slovenian Alps, the world shines in a special light because the mountains are composed of white limestone. The peaks are steep, the valleys are deep, and the streams are full of clear water. The slopes are covered with thick forests and meadows with wild flowers. And most importantly, they are all perfect for mountain biking. 
 

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Itinerary:

Day 1: ARRIVAL MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK


Our meeting point is the centre of our Mountain Bike Park - Bike Hotel at Tourist Farm Koroš, a unique base for activities which take place in the surrounding forests and mountains. Transfer  from  Ljubljana  Airport  or  Ljubljana city to  JAMNICA - driving time 2 hours.


Day 2: JAMNICA TRAILS

The Jamnica ride takes you to the hills surrounding our base. It features forest   and dirt roads and 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 biking. However, also experienced bikers   will enjoy the offered playground. 

Biking:   30 - 40 km     Uphill: 1.000 - 1.500 h. m.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight:  Ecohotel Koroš
Highlights:  organic farms,  farm cultural heritage


Day 3: GEOPARK KARAVANKE

Why are some areas better for 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 shape the dynamic landscape and have created a diverse, picturesque panorama that will accompany you on all your cycling tours here. You will experience unique Underground Adventure, we will ride "through a mountain" along an old mine, 6 kilometres in length.

Biking:     40 -  55km        Uphill:   900 - 1.700 h. m.
Meals: B, L, D
Overnight:   
Ecohotel Koroš
Highlights:  Geopark Karavanke ( UNESCO ), Petzen flow trail,  Underground Biking


Day 4: SAVINJA ALPS

After breakfast we start riding from hotel.  Cycling between the 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 will ride into the Logarska Valley, beautiful Alpine glacial valley.  After lunch the van will shuttle you to the top 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. 

Transfers:  option
Biking:  
40 – 78  km    Uphill:  950 -  2.700 h. m.
Meals: B, L, D
Overnight:  
hotel*** Jezersko
Highlights: Solčava Mountain Panorama road, Logarska dolina, Jezersko

Day 5: BOHINJ LAKE

In the morning you will cycle down the Kokra valley.  You will have lunch   in the medieval town of Škofja loka.  After lunch  we will transfer you to    the bottom of the mountain Soriška Planina,  from where you will cycle up  to  the top and down one of the most beautiful places in the Julian Alps -  Bohinj lake.  Bohinj  Lake is enclosed by the high mountains with Mount Triglav, Slovenia`s highest mountain.  

Transfer:  30 min.  
Biking:
 45 - 60  km       Uphill: 900 - 1.500 h. m.
Meals:  B, L, D
Overnight:   hotel*** Bohinj lake
Highlights: medival  Škofja Loka,  Bohinj lake


Day 6: BLED LAKE AND JULIAN ALPS

Morning transfer to Bled lake, icon of Slovenian tourism.  With the outstanding natural beauty   Bled lake, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful Alpine resorts.   After coffee and tasting the famous Bled cake, we will  start of our bike tour to the bottom of  to Slovenians highest mountain pass Vršič.  At the top we’ll start riding again to the beautiful valley of emerald river Soča. Descent from the top to a famous outdoor town Bovec, will serve us with some breath-taking views in Triglav National Park.

Transfer: 1 h
Biking:
35 -  50 km   Uphill: 800 – 1.900 h. m.
Meals:  B, L
Overnight:   hotel***Bovec
Highlights: Bled lake,  Triglav National Park


Day 7: SOČA VALLEY

Soča Valley is the most attractive Slovenian hub for outdoor activities. For easier pedalling we will take the trail which leads along the valley of the Soča river.  Here we will be also possible to enjoy one of the activities rafting or kayaking. The area is a lasting memorial to the cruelties of the 1st world war, especially left its mark on this natural paradise.

Biking:   30  km      Uphill:  800 h.m
Option: kayaking or rafting after lunch
Meals:  B, L, D
Overnight:   family run  small hotel *** Kobarid
Highlights:Waterfall  Boka and Kozjak,  Kobarid 1st World War Museum


Day 8: VINEYARDS OF GORIŠKA BRDA

In the  morning we will climb up  to the  ridge  of the  picturesque borderland range with beautiful views, both of the Italian Friuli Venetia and the Soča river valley, and proceed  to the great vine region of Goriška Brda

Transfer:  option
Biking:   
37 - 50 km     Uphill: 1.000 -  2.000  h.m.
Meals:  B, L, D
Overnight:   farm tourism or family run hotel *** Goriška Brda
Highlights:   Kolovrat  Outdoor Museum  1st Word War

Day 9  KARST 

In the morning we will drive or ride across Italy to the next significant Slovenian landscape.  The name of theKarst area gave the name to typical Karst topography: a landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite, and gypsum. It is characterized by underground drainage systems with sinkholes, dolines, and caves like the Škocjan Caves, which are on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites. The Lipica Stud Farm is one of the oldest stud farms (400 years) in the world and the birthplace of the Lipizzaner horse.

Transfer:  morning option
Biking : 
55 -  85 km  Uphill:   900 - 1500 h.m.
Meals:  B, L, D
Overnight:   farm tourism or hotel *** near Škocija Caves
Highlights: Karst region, Lipica Stud Farm,  Škocian Caves (UNESCO)

Day 10   ISTRIA 
 

In the last day the landscape will change again while we will cycle in the Mediteraneanlandscape. For Parenzana cycling trail we can thank the builders of the narrow-gauge railway which was built more than 110 years ago, and the last train ran on it in 1935. We will bike on it untill we reach the old town of Piran. Piran is full of  medieval Venetian houses and palaces, and on the coast among them is where our tour ends. 

Transfer:  Morning option
Biking:   40 -  52  km  Uphill: max. 900 h.m.
Meals:  B, L
Highlights:  Parenzana,  Venetian medieval town Piran

In late afternoon transfer to Ljubljana

 

Tour details:

TOUR PRICE:   1.750 Euro

Min. 4 persons - max. 7 persons

INCLUDES:

  • Organization  ( Pre tour hotel  reservations, etc.)
  • Guided bike tours:  9 days (Local, professional licenced  guides, Daily briefing, Bike fitting )
  •  9 Bed and Breakfast - twin / double rooms *** hotels or farm tourism
  •  9 Lunches or picnic lunches
  •  8 Dinners
  • Water, fruit or snacks during cycling
 
  • Bike shuttle : 1 x Transfer from Ljubljana and Airport Brnik to Jamnica
All transfers on the tour – van  with  trailor
 
Entrance fee: Underground biking, Petzen cable car, Škocian caves
All VAT and tourism taxes  !

SUPPLEMENTS:
Single Room :  165 Euro

Rent a bike
Front suspension:  215 €
Full suspension:  315  €

Individual transfer from Ljubljana airport to Jamnica: 120 €

Activities
Rafting: 44 € 
Kayaking: 45 €

Not included in tour price:
– Arrival and departure transfers  Ljubljana – airport.
– Travel insurance!

Paying: 30 % for confirming reservations, the rest of the sum before arrival.



Dates 2017: 16. - 24. Septembre

For groups any time on requests!

For custum groups we could organize similar programmes also for 9 - 14 days. 
 

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About regions

 

 

Why Slovenia :

  1.   It’s green!  A well-preserved natural environment, ruled over by mighty forests, fresh air and clean water.
  2.   Diverse landscape – you will instantly notice the colourful landscapes created at the meeting point of different geographical regions. Mountains and hills with breath-taking views, interspersed with plains and river valleys just made for cycling.
  3.    Rich history and culture – In Slovenia you can explore ruins going back to Roman times, tour medieval castles or get to know some of the still very active master craftspeople. 
  4.   The friendliness of the local people and the strong cycling culture – Cycling is deeply rooted in the Slovenian environment, in terms of tourism, sports and simply as a way of getting around.   Travelling by bike in Slovenia is full of positive surprises, and at the same time this is one of the safest countries in Europe.
  5.   Cycling almost has to end (or perhaps begin) with the “tastes” of Slovenia – in authentic local inns, with a glass of superlative Slovenian wine and one of the traditional dishes and desserts.


www.slovenia.info

www.geopark.si

www.koroska.si


www.logarska-dolina.si

www.dolina-soce.com


www.bohinj.si


www.bled.si

 

 

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