Slovenia Epic Cycling Tour

Slovenia Epic Cycling Tour
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$1458.83
Duration: 7 days
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Description

Mangart (2.679 m) is the fourth highest mountain in Slovenia and close to this amazing peak lies the highest road in Slovenia going all the way up the Mangart Saddle, at 2.055 m. We will be climbing this epic road for a spectacular view of the Julian Alps. On our list is the Vršič Mountain Pass with its 1,611 m is the highest road pass in the Eastern Julian Alps. The high-mountain road from Kranjska Gora through Vršič to Log in Trenta has 50 serpentines, 24 on the side of Kranjska Gora and 26 on the Trenta side.

We will also be visiting Bled, the Alpine lake with the only island in Slovenia which has been a world-renowned paradise for centuries, impressing visitors with its natural beauty, wealth of legend, and special powers to restore well-being.

We will be cycling all the way to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, a green city, friendly for its residents and visitors alike. It's is no coincidence that the city was named the 2016 European Green Capital.

ADVENTURE

Experience the thrill of the Grand Tours as you start and end each day in a different landscape.

TWO EPIC CLIMBS

Climb the two most admired roads in Slovenia, the Mangart Saddle and Vrsic Pass.

EXPERIENCED LOCAL GUIDES

Our guides are passionate cyclists and know the Transfagarasan and its surroundings like the back of their palm.

VAN SUPPORTED TOUR

Our guests are supported by at least one expert guide joining them as well as a van and a driver. Luggage is transferred each day from one hotel to another.

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION

All hotels or guesthouses are carefully selected by our team for location, authenticity and character and are personally and constantly reviewed.

DELICIOUS LOCAL FOOD

We know how good it feels to have warm, healthy and delicious food waiting at the end of each hard day. We hand-picked the spots where will be eating to offer just that.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive at Venice International Airport.

DAY 2: We cycle this first day in Italy, from Udine to Tarvisio close to the Slovenia border on a spectacular bike route that connects Italy and Austria. The ride for today is 90 km // 1.200 m gain.

DAY 3: From the picturesque town of Tarvisio we start our first challenge of this tour: the climb to Mangart Saddle (22 km, 6% average). The effort will be fully compensated by the glorious views of the Alps from the top. The ride for today is 70 km // 1.600 m gain.

DAY 4: Another epic day is ahead of us. This time we climb up to Vršič Pass and, even though the climb is short (9 km, 9% average), it will test your already tired legs. The day starts in a gentle manner slowly going up through the Soča Valley, where you will enjoy of the most magnificent landscapes in Slovenia. In the evening we arrive in Bled, where we will spend the following two nights. The ride for today is 100 km // 2.000 m gain.

DAY 5: By now, we're all definitely tired and we would deserve a break. But...as we don't really believe in rest days, instead of that, we'll have a shorter day as we explore the surroundings of Bled lake, all the way to Bohinjsko lake, another one of the landmarks in Slovenia. The ride for today is 70 km // 1.300 m gain.

DAY 6: It's back on the road again as we make the final push from Bled to the capital city of Ljubljana via Škofja Loka, one of the oldest and most carefully preserved medieval towns in Slovenia. In the evening we arrive in Ljubljana and enjoy this beautiful green city. The ride for today is 90 km // 1.700 m gain.

DAY 7: Departure to Ljubljana 

Mangart (2.679 m) is the fourth highest mountain in Slovenia and close to this amazing peak lies the highest road in Slovenia going all the way up the Mangart Saddle, at 2.055 m. We will be climbing this epic road for a spectacular view of the Julian Alps. On our list is the Vršič Mountain Pass with its 1,611 m is the highest road pass in the Eastern Julian Alps. The high-mountain road from Kranjska Gora through Vršič to Log in Trenta has 50 serpentines, 24 on the side of Kranjska Gora and 26 on the Trenta side.

We will also be visiting Bled, the Alpine lake with the only island in Slovenia which has been a world-renowned paradise for centuries, impressing visitors with its natural beauty, wealth of legend, and special powers to restore well-being.

We will be cycling all the way to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, a green city, friendly for its residents and visitors alike. It's is no coincidence that the city was named the 2016 European Green Capital.