Slovenia, Austria & Italy: Alpine Valleys

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Explore three lakes in three countries, experiencing authentic local culture as only VBT can reveal. Start by pedaling against the backdrop of the Julian Alps toward the azure waters of Italy’s Lahgi di Fusine lakes. As you cycle into the alpine village of Kranjska Gora with your local trip leaders, you’ll be welcomed into a traditional 18th-century Slovenian...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Full schedule


    • Experience three European cultures on a single adventure—and even on a single day.
    • Enjoy easy cycling as you admire alpine peaks, scenic valleys, medieval settlements, pasturelands, deep wooded slopes, and sunny cornfields.
    • Follow a section of the incredible Alpe Adria Bike Path, a lure to cyclists from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea.
    • Spend a day at Storybook Lake Bled, perhaps boating or hiking as well as cycling.
    • Stay at exceptional accommodations, including one of the most luxurious and innovative hotels in the world.

What's this trip about?

    Explore three lakes in three countries, experiencing authentic local culture as only VBT can reveal. Start by pedaling against the backdrop of the Julian Alps toward the azure waters of Italy’s Lahgi di Fusine lakes. As you cycle into the alpine village of Kranjska Gora with your local trip leaders, you’ll be welcomed into a traditional 18th-century Slovenian homestead, where you’ll learn the secrets of preparing rateški krapi (filled dumplings). You’ll even have the opportunity to try out some traditional Slovenian dance steps during a festive barn party. Your local trip leaders introduce you to a traditional Slovenian farmhouse, pausing for a home-cooked lunch on your way to enchanting Lake Bled. As you spin along peaceful bike paths toward Wörthersee Lake, you’ll look forward to another warm family welcome in Austria during a visit to a local home.


Itinerary focusActive
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 22 people
Age range13 to 80 years
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityLjubljana
End CitySalzburg

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Cycling & Biking
  • Hiking & Walking
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Europe
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • Slovenia


  • Ljubljana
  • Salzburg


  • Culture
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • History
  • Nature
  • Sailing
  • Guided Group

Trip includes

    • Custom VBT Bike and Helmet
    • Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders
    • Support Vehicle
    • Luggage Transportation
    • Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes
    • Welcome Reception
    • Facilitated Cultural Experiences
    • Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure


Travel Map
DAY 1: VBT Bicycle Vacation begins / Tarvisio, Italy

Meet your local VBT representative and the rest of the group at our Ljubljana hotel at 10:00 a.m.

From Ljubljana, travel by private motorcoach (approximately two hours) to alpine Italy, where you’ll be treated to staggering vistas of the snowcapped Julian Alps ...

DAY 2: Cycle the Alpe Adria Bike Path / Venzone

Today, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the renowned Alpe Adria Bike Path, which enables cycling enthusiasts to ride from Salzburg through the Alps all the way to the Adriatic Sea. Your journey will follow the recently paved rail trail downhill from Tarvisio ...

DAY 3: Laghi di Fusine / Kranjska Gora, Slovenia / Slovenian Folkloric Evening

After breakfast this morning, shuttle or ride to Laghi di Fusine (Fusine Lakes). Enjoy an inspiring walk around the lake with breathtaking views of Mt. Mangart. Back on your bike, ride an easy path through a pristine alpine landscape into Slovenia. Your destination is...

DAY 4: Cycle the Radovna Valley / Lake Bled

Your alpine adventure continues today with a ride through the Radovna Valley, passing pristine pasturelands. You’ll stop at one of the farms to sample the wonderful alpine cuisine produced in this region of Slovenia for lunch.

Afterward, continue to the storybo...

DAY 5: Bike to Austria / Villach / Velden

This morning, your bike tour in Austria, Slovenia, and Italy starts with a scenic spin on an easy bike path that leads through a century-old forest into the country. Beyond a pass—and through the immense limestone wall formed by the Carnic Alps and the Karavanken—you’...

DAY 6: Wörthersee Lake

Your bike ride today takes you around Wörthersee Lake. On the northern side, Pörtschach is an exclusive tourist resort, beautifully located on a little bay. Continuing to the southern bank, you’ll arrive at the picturesque village of Maria Wörth, which features two li...

DAY 7: Travel to Salzburg / Free time / VBT Bicycle Vacation ends

After breakfast, VBT’s private motorcoach takes you to Salzburg, Austria (approximately two hours, 45 minutes). You will arrive around noon. Your trip ends here at VBT’s Salzburg hotel. We recommend booking flights no earlier than 3:00 p.m. from Salzburg.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Last Updated: 3/1/2024
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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

VBT Bicycling Vacations Reviews & Ratings

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Absolutely stunning scenery with relatively easy cycling.

This tour was one of our favorites. The tour leaders (Claudio and Tiziana) were great. The Dolomites and Italian Alps were breathtaking and the bike paths and towns ...



Nov 2023

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Fantastic intro to a bike vacation!

VBT came highly recommended by several friends and family so we took the plunge and did our first guided bike trip. We were never disappointed. Guides, hotels, bikes...



Nov 2023

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life at its fullest

Unlike tours where you gaze at world class natural and historic wonders in another culture, this tour put us in intimate touch with them through cycling, eating, dri...

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VBT Bicycling Vacations

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Since 1971, VBT has crafted immersive and authentic biking vacations for active travelers. When you travel with VBT, you’re not just another tourist—you’re a traveler. With us, you’ll experience your destination with the help of a local, bilingual trip leader with a passion for sharing their home with you. You’ll eat in local restaurants, stay in accommodations that have been family-owned for generations and cycle through vineyards, olive groves, and medieval villages. 

With VBT, you won’t just visit a place—you’ll immerse yourself in it. You might follow a centuries-old pasta recipe while taking a cooking class in Rome—or learn a folk dance in Croatia, followed by sharing a bottle of locally-produced Grk wine with your new friends. Exploring the world on two wheels lets you experience your surroundings on a deeper level.


VBT offers exceptional value without compromising on quality. Simply put, no other US-based active travel company offers an experience this rich for such a reasonable price. On our tours, you can see more sights, have more local experiences, and enjoy more delicious, authentic meals—all while staying in high-quality, boutique hotels and charming, family-run inns.


All you have to do is show up at the airport—we’ll handle the rest! From tour consultants who help you find the perfect vacation to expert local trip leaders who show you the best place for gelato, we take care of all the little details that make your trip memorable. We book your flights, arrange all your transportation and accommodations, and move your luggage between hotels. Our support vans are available to give you a lift up a hill or quickly fix a flat tire. VBT takes care of your travel details and creates unique itineraries so you can relax and enjoy your small-group vacation from start to finish.


Friendly camaraderie, cultural immersion, and casual comforts are the hallmarks of our vacations. Discover delightful people, beautiful hotels, foreign cultures, and fascinating lifestyles that will enrich your life and provide memories for years to come.

Why we love this operator
Their unique emphasis on immersive cultural experiences combined with active exploration with personalized cycling experiences.
What they’re known for
VBT Cycling are renowned for offering exceptional guided and self-guided bicycle tours worldwide.


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Meals Included

14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Age Requirements
13 to 80 years
Additional Information
This tour offers a combination of easy terrain and moderate hills and is ideal for beginning and experienced cyclists. Our VBT support vehicle is always available for those who would like assistance with the hills. Daily Mileage: 7 - 44 miles| Biking: 1 - 5 hours| Group Size: 22
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