Guided Trans-Slovenia Mountain Bike Tour
Guided Trans-Slovenia Mountain Bike Tour

Guided Trans-Slovenia Mountain Bike Tour

8 days

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Discover spectacular Slovenian scenery as you mountain bike from the mountains to the sea

Discover the pristine natural beauty and lovely towns of western Slovenia on this guided mountain biking adventure. The Guided Trans-Slovenia Mountain Bike Tour is an exciting cycling holiday that covers all the incredible landscapes between Kranjska Gora and Piran.

This bike tour starts with exciting mountain biking on gravel and single-track trails through the Julian Alps. You’ll head towards the Adriatic Sea, constantly be wowed by the diverse scenery and the picturesque villages. This cycling holiday is an amazing way to see Slovenia and enjoy its unending mountain bike trails!

Highlights of the Guided Trans-Slovenia Mountain Bike Tour

Cycle through the lush greenery and spectacular gorges of the emerald Soča River Valley.
Ride some challenging mountain trails through the Julian Alps.
Experience the different landscapes of Slovenia from the scenic mountains to the karst plateaus and the Adriatic coast.
Discover Slovenian cuisine and culture as you stay in charming towns and villages along your route.

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From $1,350USD
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Guided Trans-Slovenia Mountain Bike Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Ride to the Three Borders

When you arrive in Kranjska Gora you’ll head to the hotel for an orientation meeting. A shuttle will transfer you to the beautiful Belopeška Lakes where you’ll begin your bike ride through the stunning alpine lakes.

Enjoy an easy day of cycling to Tomeja where the Slovenian, Austrian, and Italian borders meet. Finally, you’ll ride back to Kranjska Gora for the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Kranjska Gora
Distance: 4-5 hours, 22km, 680m of elevation gain
Meals: None

Day 2 Mountain Cycle to the Emerald Valley

After breakfast, you’ll get on your bike and ride into the Julian Alps. Your trail today goes up to the Vršič Mountain Pass at 1611 meters and then travels through the emerald Soča Valley. Your ride ends in the charming town of Bovec which is surrounded by lovely mountain views.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Bovec
Distance: 4-5 hours, 22km, 680m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Challenge Mount Kobariški

Today your ride takes you over Mount Kobariški Stol as you travel from Bovec to Kobarid. The route will be a combination of a single track an old mule path that climbs the mountain. Today’s ride will be more challenging so make sure you reserve some energy to explore Kobarid and visit Napoleon’s bridge when you arrive.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Kobarid
Distance: 5-6 hours, 43km, 1235m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Alpine Villages and Tolmin Gorge

You have another day of spectacular scenery ahead of you as you ride to Tolmin. On your way through the mountains, you’ll come across the picture-perfect towns of Drežnice and Krn nestled in their respective alpine valleys. Then it’s on to Tolmin Gorge, which is considered one of the most beautiful in the region with its emerald river that winds through the rocky canyon.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Tolmin
Distance: 5-6 hours, 40km, 1420m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Ride Into Slovenia’s Wine Country

After breakfast, you’ll begin your ride to Šmartno. During your ride, you’ll notice the alpine scenery begin to flatten out into gorgeous open views of lush hills and valleys covered in orchards and vineyards.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Šmartno
Distance: 6-7 hours, 65km, 1460m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Cycle the Karst Region

Today you’ll be cycling into the Karst region. Streams and pools will appear and disappear along your route as they weave in and out of the limestone caves that make up the plateau. You’ll ride by the idyllic towns of Kostanjevica and Komen to admire their lovely architecture and quiet charm.

When you reach Pliskovica, you’ll enjoy the tranquillity of staying at a local tourist farm.
Overnight Location: Guesthouse in Pliskovica
Distance: 5-6 hours, 69km, 1280m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Seaside Cycling

Today you’ll ride from Pliskovica to the Škocjan Caves. This enormous network of underground cathedral-sized caves is a stunning UNESCO-designated site. You’ll ride to the trails that follow the Gulf of Trieste and enjoy the gorgeous views and salty breezes of the sea. Your destination today is the stunning coastal town of Piran.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Piran
Distance: 7-8 hours, 78km, 1560m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Final Day in Istria

Today your tour ends, but you can still enjoy a stroll along the beautiful coast of Piran before taking the transfer to Ljubljana or Trieste.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Guided Trans-Slovenia Mountain Bike Tour and Dates

This guided mountain biking tour in Slovenia is run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on the time of year in which you choose to travel. There is a minimum group size of 4 people for this tour.

Prices below are per person:

Low season (from May 15th to June 14th and September 16th to October 15th):

  • Price per person sharing a double room: $1,350 USD

High season (from June 15th to September 15th):

  • Price per person sharing a double room: $1,475 USD
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Accommodation on the Guided Trans-Slovenia Mountain Bike Tour

This tour is based in 3-star hotel accommodations. On Day 6 you’ll have the unique opportunity to stay at a local tourist farm so you can get a taste of rural life in Slovenia.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. There is no single occupancy option available on this tour.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Hotel in Kranjska Gora

Enjoy the night in a comfortable room at a 3-star hotel in a convenient location.

Night 2

Hotel in Bovec

Stay in a comfortable 3-star hotel in Bovec. You'll enjoy being close to restaurants and shops in town your views of the incredible mountain scenery.

Night 3

Hotel in Kobarid

Enjoy the night in a comfortable room at a 3-star hotel in a convenient location.

Night 4

Hotel in Tolmin

Enjoy the night in a comfortable room at a 3-star hotel in a convenient location.

Night 5

Hotel in Šmartno

Enjoy the night in a comfortable room at a 3-star hotel in a convenient location.

Night 6

Guesthouse in Pliskovica

Experience rural life during your stay at a local Tourist Farm near Pliskovica.

Night 7

Hotel in Piran

Piran is paradise, and your small, charming hotel will give you easy access to the beach, the village, and everything in between.

What’s Included in the Guided Trans-Slovenia Mountain Bike Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before the tour in Kranjska Gora and after the tour in Piran or Ljubljana are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation from Kranjska Gora to Belopeška Lakes is included. Transportation from Prian to Ljubljana or Trieste is included. Your luggage will be transported between hotels along your route. Transportation to Kranjska Gora from the airport is not included.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guides
  • 24/7 support services
  • Mountain bike rental

Not included

  • Flights
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Personal expenses
  • Park and attraction entrance fees
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Upgrade to E-bike (Trek Powerfly 4 e-mtb): $50 USD/day

Frequently Asked Questions about Guided Trans-Slovenia Mountain Bike Tour

Life Adventures has been running unique adventure tours in Slovenia and Croatia since 1998.
With a young, energetic team behind the scenes, Life Adventures creates unforgettable
journeys for all kinds of travellers. They began with the simple desire to show the beauty of
Slovenia and Croatia to everyone, and now, they’ve offered amazing adventure tours to
countless travellers.

Stand in the sunshine in the Alps, hike through emerald green valleys, or paddle down rushing
rivers. However you want to explore, Life Adventures has the expertise needed to run an
engaging, hassle-free holiday that you’ll never forget!

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. This is a mountain biking tour with some challenging sections and ascents. We recommend this tour for cyclists with some experience mountain biking who can ride up to 70km each day.

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