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Ski surrounded by the Italian Dolomites' jagged peaks. Departures December through to February.
This is a small group adult holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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Overall this was a great holiday, with some wonderful views of a beautiful country.
Some aspects of the trip were not quite as advertised, in particular the planned routes did not actually include a great deal of proper off-road cycling, although our guides went to extra effort to make up for this and include some additional off-road sections. Also, for the rest day we stayed in a small village with not a lot to do (didn't really matter to us as we wanted to do more cycling anyway, which the guides helpfully arranged for us), and without the advertised 'pool and wellness centre'. We also stayed in another very small village on the last Friday night; as Ljubljana was not far, it would have been nice to stay there instead so that we could have had some time to explore the capital (we knew this before we booked though).
The days were not particularly strenuous compared to other trips we have been on, with the cycling usually finishing by early afternoon, but this is probably in keeping with the grading of the trip. The accommodation was excellent (a little too excellent, we would have been happy to stay in less luxurious hotels and pay a bit less!), and overall we had a great time.
Surviving the singletrack downhill on the 'day off'!
Nejc was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable on both cycling and his country, and spoke better English than most English people.
Make sure you have enough food with you for the cycle. Food logistics were not very well organised, the trip notes said that we would be able to buy packed lunches, but in practice there didn't seem to be anywhere to do this, and some days nowhere to buy food en route - on the last day we didn't get lunch until 5pm!
An excellent cycling trip with beautiful/amazing scenery, picturesque villages, friendly locals & some good cycling especially upwards !!!
The town of Bled is gorgeous & beautiful to see & stay in overnight. The best part of the trip was probably the cycling on Day 4 from Kranjska Gora to Kobarid where we cycled over 70 km which included a 14 km 800m climb with amazing views especially over the Vrsic Pass which has an elevated height of 1,611 m.
Our group leader was Nejc who is a brilliant guy. He has excellent fitness levels, was very considerate of everyone in the group, has a very good sense of humour, is friendly & is easy to be around.
If you've never been to Slovenia you should definitely consider going. Its a beautiful country with amazing views. This particular trip is for moderate/challenging level so make sure you're fitness level is fairly good upon arrival as there's some great days with good climbing on the bikes.
On Day 3 if you're staying in Kranjska Gora the hotel is about 1km outside of the small town but its definitely worth going into the town for food as wherever we went was delicious. We were starving when we arrived early afternoon so waled into the town & then went again to the same restaurant later that evening instead of eating in the hotel.
The first & second day on the bikes were a bit too easy with we mentioned to the leader. While it was a great holiday & we did do a decent amount of exercise, the cycling should be a bit more challenging or last a bit longer into the afternoon as other exodus moderate/challenging cycling holidays i've been on were a bit more difficult cycling wise! Nejc said he'd take our views on board so i'm sure the next group going will have the most perfect cycling holiday for moderate/challenging level.
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