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Cycling holidays in Slovenia

Slovenia Cycling Holidays

Most Beautiful Routes for Cycling in Slovenia

Lake Bled Circular: The circular route from the shores of Lake Bled guides you on a magical journey of discovery through some of Slovenia’s most picturesque scenery and on to ancient sites. Lake Bled is arguably the most stunning lake in Europe, surrounded by the jagged peaks of the Julian Alps and punctuated by charming villages. Dating back to 1004, Bled Castle takes centre stage on the lake and is worth visiting to see the monthly exhibitions in the tower gallery. Continuing on the cycle route, pass through sleepy hamlets before reaching the crumbling Kamen Castle at the gateway to the Draga Valley. From the top of the Romanesque tower are uninterrupted views of the forests and mountains. Continue on to the Zavrsnica Reservoir and the Sava Dolinka River returning to Lake Bled.

Triglav National Park: Laying claim to being Slovenia’s only national park, Triglav National Park is the country’s largest protected area and incorporates the eastern side of the Julian Alps and Slovenia’s tallest peak, Mt. Triglav, which stands at almost 3,000 metres. Cycle along alpine valleys and past glistening lakes where you’ll come across diverse flora and fauna. Triglav National Park is particularly rich with bird species such as hawks, eagles and more rare birds of prey. There are plenty of opportunities to take a well-earned rest and drink in the natural beauty of the park.

Cross the Border to Venzone: Riding along peaceful lanes interrupted only by vineyards, orchards and ancient churches, the cycling route from Venzone to Udine is embraced by the most breath-taking scenery. You’ll travel below imposing mountains and along the foothills of the Friuli hills where you can visit traditional villages such as Tavagnacco, Treppo Piccolo and Osoppo. Discover the local’s way of life and sample authentic dishes before continuing your journey to Udine. This cultural city is a maze of old streets leading to vibrant piazzas where you can while away an hour or two at one of the cafes or traditional osterias.

Explore the Julian Alps: This wonderful mountain range is every cyclist’s dream with a combination of high mountain passes, forest tracks and tranquil roads. From gentle rides to more challenging climbs, this is diverse cycling at its best. And the scenery is equally as diverse with a mixture of pretty meadows, alpine peaks and cultural villages. As well as single-track trails where you usually find the locals, there are also plenty of secret corners begging to be explored. Follow trails along valleys and rivers and you’ll likely find a beautiful waterfall or lake. Lake Bohinj is especially scenic and makes the perfect pit stop for a swim or visiting the Church of St John.

The trip was amazing. The organization could not have been better. The hotels were all great and if this is Grade 3, I’ll travel at that level all the time.

All of the places we stopped were excellent and the lead guide always provided us with background on the places we stopped. The ride along the old iron curtain was truly eye opening.

Overall, this trip exceeded my expectations and set the standard for future trips. I would even like to do it again.

Kathy-Jane Elton Prague to Budapest Ride

The trip achieves its aim of visiting the 4 countries and their capitals with a moderate amount of cycling. but the bikes were absolutley terrible.

J Allen Prague to Budapest Ride

Exceeded expectations. Great guides, driver and fellow cyclists. Tour is an interesting combination of rural and great cities.

Clifford Kienlen Prague to Budapest Ride