Cycle Slovenia

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It’s beautiful, it’s bite-sized, and it’s best explored on a bike. Spend 8 unforgettable days discovering Slovenia on two wheels, travelling from lively Ljubljana to picturesque Piran. Cycle around the famous Lake Bled, wind through the showstopping Triglav National Park, take in alpine views from the slopes of Kranjska Gora, follow the emerald-green waters ...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

    • Your adventure begins in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, one of the prettiest cities in Europe, and finishes in Piran, a picturesque seaside city on Slovenia’s stunning Adriatic coast.
    • Pedal through the beautiful landscapes of the Triglav National Park, passing mountains, ravines, lakes, canyons, caves, rivers, forests and Alpine meadows.
    • Stay in the stunning lakeside town of Bled. Discover the famous Lake Bled and the surrounding mountains, forests and flower-filled valleys on your bike.
    • Explore the fascinating Postojna Cave, an incredibly biodiverse underground world of eerie rock formations and unusual creatures.
    • Cycle through the scenic hills and vineyards of Slovenia’s wine region, pausing the pedalling for an included tasting at a local winery.
    • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

What's this trip about?

    It’s beautiful, it’s bite-sized, and it’s best explored on a bike. Spend 8 unforgettable days discovering Slovenia on two wheels, travelling from lively Ljubljana to picturesque Piran. Cycle around the famous Lake Bled, wind through the showstopping Triglav National Park, take in alpine views from the slopes of Kranjska Gora, follow the emerald-green waters of the Soca River and explore the biodiverse Postojna Cave. When you’re not busy pedalling, you’ll enjoy picnics, barbecues, coffee stops and winery visits, and experience Slovenia’s short but stunning Adriatic coastline. One thing’s for sure – this is going to be a ride to remember.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 15 people
Age range15 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityLjubljana
End CityLjubljana

Travel Themes

  • Cycling & Biking

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Slovenia

Attractions

  • Alps
  • Lake Bled
  • Ljubljana

Trip includes

    • 6 Days Included Bicycle Hire
    • Lake Bled & surrounds Guided and Vehicle-supported cycling
    • Bled to Kranjska Gora Guided and Vehicle-supported cycling
    • Vrsic pass to Bovec Guided and Vehicle-supported cycling
    • Boka Waterfall visit
    • Slovenian Winery Visit
    • Smartno & surrounds Guided and Vehicle-supported cycling
    • Smartno to Postojna Guided and Vehicle-supported cycling
    • Postojna - Postojna Caves
    • Vanganel to Piran Guided and Vehicle-supported cycling

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Ljubljana

Zivjo! Welcome to Slovenia. Known as ‘Europe in Miniature’, this country may be tiny, but it’s tremendously diverse. This also makes Slovenia a top-notch destination for cycling, with each day bringing something different. Your adventure begins in the country’s capita...

Day 2 Bled Cycling

Say goodbye to Ljubljana this morning and drive to Bled, a resort town on Lake Bled. Here you’ll have your bike fitting and safety briefing to set you up for the journey ahead. Then it’s time to get your wheels in motion and begin cycling from Bled, first pedalling gr...

Day 3 Cycle Bled to Kranjska Gora

Leave Bled early this morning and cycle the scenic route beside the Sava River. Half of the route is a cycling path, and the other part covers the paved roads of Triglav National Park, passing mountains, ravines, lakes, canyons, caves, rivers, forests and Alpine meado...

Day 4 Cycle Vršič Pass to Bovec

Your journey continues with a drive this morning, avoiding a long and steep uphill climb. The vehicle will take you up the Julian Alps to the Vrsic Pass, known as the “Russian Road” as it was built by Russian prisoners during the first World War. Take a moment to soak...

Day 5 Smartno Loop Cycling

Start the day early and drive south to the fortified hilltop village of Smartno. Nestled between the Julian Alps and the Adriatic, this charming village is the perfect place to start your riding as you cycle the loop through the hills and vineyards. This part of Slove...

Day 6 Cycle Smartno to Postojna

Begin cycling directly from your hotel, crossing once again into Italy and descending to the valley floor. Follow the gentle Vipava River eastward past green fields, vineyards and small villages before arriving into the small town of Vipava, where you'll enjoy an opti...

Day 7 Cycle Postojna to Piran

Today begins with a visit to the stunning Postojna Cave, said to be the most biodiverse cave in the world. This fairytale-like underground labyrinth of stalagmite and stalagtite-filled tunnels has to be seen to be believed. After your visit, board the vehicle and driv...

Day 8 Piran/Ljubljana

With no activities or riding planned, your cycling adventure comes to an end today. Catch the bus (included, approx. 2 hours) back to Ljubljana, or perhaps you may like to stay on and spend some more time exploring Piran, or head to the nearby Italian city of Trieste,

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Dates & Availability

Price From $2,900
Price per day$363
Last Updated: 4/22/2024
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Finish Date
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15 Jun 2024
22 Jun 2024
$3,160
06 Jul 2024
13 Jul 2024
$2,900
10 Aug 2024
17 Aug 2024
$2,930
31 Aug 2024
07 Sep 2024
$2,955
14 Sep 2024
21 Sep 2024
$2,900
21 Sep 2024
28 Sep 2024
$3,045
24 May 2025
31 May 2025
$3,070
07 Jun 2025
14 Jun 2025
$3,070
21 Jun 2025
28 Jun 2025
$3,070
19 Jul 2025
26 Jul 2025
$3,070

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Accommodation

Hotel/Guesthouse (6 nights),Apartment (1 night),

Transportation & Flights

Private vehicle,Local bus,Bicycle,

Transportation & flights

Private vehicle,Local bus,Bicycle
Guides
All Intrepid group trips in Europe are accompanied by one of our local European group leaders. ’Local’ in this context means a leader who is European or lives in Europe. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders. Your leader takes care of logistics, will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. At Intrepid we also aim to support local guides in the individual cities or locations we travel to. If you are interested in delving deeper into the local culture at a specific site or location then your leader can recommend an optional local guide service in most of the main destinations of your trip.
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Travel insurance is compulsory on all our trips for those travelling internationally. We require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. If you are travelling within your home country or region please confirm before travel that you are entitled to access the public medical system easily should an accident occur. We strongly recommend all travellers have a policy that also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage or personal effects. For international trips, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number has been sighted by your group leader or local representative. If you have credit card insurance your group leader or local representative will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number, and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and your credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country. For travellers who reside within the European Union, Switzerland or USA the requirement to purchase travel insurance cannot be compulsory. However the purchase of travel insurance is still highly recommended, and travellers from these regions who decline travel insurance when travelling outside of their home region must sign a Travel Insurance Waiver Form at the Group Meeting, recognizing personal responsibility for emergency medical and repatriation costs should they arise. For assistance with travel insurance or other services, please visit the link below: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/booking-resources/our-services
Visa requirements
PASSPORT You’ll need a valid passport to travel internationally and most countries require your passport to have a minimum of 6 months validity, so remember to check the expiry date. We need your passport information to get everything ready for your trip so it’s important that the information on your booking matches your passport exactly. Please take care to provide the correct details. We recommend carrying a copy of the photo page of your passport while travelling and leaving a copy at home with family or friends. VISAS & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Many countries require a visa and obtaining the correct visa for your trip and any countries you may transit through is your responsibility. We recommend you check your visa requirements as soon as you have booked your trip. This will ensure you have time to prepare your documents and for your visa application to be processed. You can check the entry requirements for your nationality on your government's foreign travel advisories, consular websites or on our page here:  www.intrepidtravel.com/visa-entry-requirements
Health & Safety
Most national governments provide regularly updated foreign travel advice on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all destinations and activities on your trip. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trips here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/travel-alerts We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, flight tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. Your group leader or local representative will accompany you on all included activities, however, during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests or relax and take it easy. While your group leader or local representative will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader or local representative has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Intrepid's operational safety policies can be viewed on our website at the link below. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how safety is being managed on our trips. https://www.intrepidtravel.com/safety-guidelines PETTY THEFT AND PERSONAL SAFETY While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair or on the floor and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing. FIRE PRECAUTIONS: Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities in this region differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms. TRAFFIC AND DRIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD: Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home. Be aware!
Age Requirements
15 years and up
Additional Information

Finish point

  • Ljubljana Bus & Train Station
  • Trg Osvobodilne fronte 4
  • Ljubljana
  • 1000
  • SLOVENIA

Alternate Finish point

  • For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point.
  • 06 Jul 2024 (ZMXL240706)
  • Ljubljana
  • Array
  • Ljubljana
  • SLOVENIA
Trip ID
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