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Individual tour SLOVENIAN ALPS
HARD ROCKS AND SWEET WATERS 8 days/7 nights
In the Slovenian Alps, the world shines in a special light because the mountains are composed from 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 the meadows with wild flowers. And most importantly, they are all perfect for mountain biking.
Your starting point is our base in Mountain Bike Park - Bike Hotel at Tourist Farm Koroš, a unique base for activities which take place in the surrounding forests and mountains. Naturally, the main attraction is the extensive network of waymarked and described trails and the last hit is the “underground biking” through an old mine in the length of 6 kilometres.
Cycling between the isolated farms in the Savinja Alps is a first-class experience and many bikers agree that this panoramic mountain road offers the most beautiful views in the Slovenian mountains. The Logarska Valley at the bottom of the Savinja Alps is known as one of most attractive glacial valleys. Jezersko literally means, "a place with a lake". When the glacier melted after the last Ice Age, there was a large lake, whose remains can still be visited today. From here, you will bike to the world-famous Bled and its lake with an old church on the island in the middle. On the following day, you will cycle from Bled to Lake Bohinj. With the lake and its surroundings, Bohinj is one of the natural wonders Slovenia has been generously endowed with. Our planet adorned itself with various decorations, but here it created a natural paradise. You will spend the night in a small mountain village called Sorica, and on the next morning you will descend to the old cosmopolitan town of Škofja Loka. The road will lead you on across the flat land of the Ljubljana Basin to the historical town of Kamnik. You can use cableway for ascent to the Velika Planina. Velika Planina is a mountain plateau in the Kamnik Alps. It is an Alpine pasture, with a number of herds and huts. From Velika Planina, you will ride back to Kamnik.
ITINERARY: HARD ROCKS AND SWEET WATERS
Day 1: Arrival at our Mountain Bike Base Jamnica
Night 1: Ecohotel Farm Koroš
Day 2: Geoprak Karavanke and Underground Biking
Distance: 46 km
Terrain: forest roads
Road type: wide dirt roads, tarmac 15 %, gravel 85%,
Option: underground biking (6 km )
Night 2: Sv. Duh
Day 3: Mountain Panorama Tour
Distance: 30 km
Terrain: mountains pass
Road type: mountain forest road, tarmac 30 %, gravel 70 %
Night 3: Jezersko
Day 4: Karavanke
Distance: 58 km
Terrain: downhill in mountain valley, flat land, hills
Road type: local tarmac roads
Night 4: Bled
Day 5: Bled to Lake Bohinj
Distance: 30 - 50 km
Terrain: from Bled to Pokljuka Mountain from there down to Lake Bohinj and back to Bled along the Sava Bohinjka Valley;
Road type: tarmac road
Night 5: Bled
Day 6: Krvavc Moutain Resort
Distance: 42 km
Terrain: from Lake Bled near Sava river to Cerklje, uphill with cable car to Krvavc
Road type: tarmac road and
Night 6: hotel*** Krvavc
Day 7: Velika Planina
Distance: 41 km
Terrain: descent on Flow Trail Muci, on forest roads to Valley of Kamniška Bistrica, uphill on Velika Planina with Cable car
Road type: local dirt and tarmac roads, cart tracks
Night 7: penzion*** Luče
Day 8: Green Vulcano
Distance: 52 km
Terrain: forest roads, local tarmac road
End of the tour in Jamnica
The tour is a combination of ascents and descents following the mountain roads. This tour mainly follows wide dirt roads. Most tracks are a combination of gravel, on some parts are quiet tarmac roads.
If you want to enjoy this tour, it is enough to be reasonably fit for the given daily distances, and confident and comfortable on your bike. Some parts are steep, but every day you will also have long downhills (to enjoy or rest on your bike) along the mountain roads.
1st night: tourist farm
2nd night: tourist farm
3rd night: small hotel ***
4th night: small hotel ***
5th night: small hotel ***
6th night: mountain hut
7th night: local inn
Most of the nights (except 4 and 6 night), you will stay at places with limited possibility for dinners, therefore we recommend you our supplement for halfboard.
Tour price: from 490 €
Luggage transfers: 260€