Guided Slovenian Bikepacking
Guided Slovenian Bikepacking

Guided Slovenian Bikepacking

10 days

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Cycle between the mountain huts of Slovenia on a scenic gravel riding adventure

Discover the gravel backroads and rugged single-track trails of beautiful Slovenia on the Guided Slovenian Bikepacking! This unique tour takes you on an epic adventure through the Alps and nature parks of Slovenia. Ride between mountain huts with only your essentials and your bike to experience the freedom of a bikepacking holiday.

This exciting cycling tour takes you through the stunning alpine valleys surrounded by the peaks of the Alps. You’ll visit the Pohorje and Lorgarska area, Triglav National Park, and the incredible emerald Soča Valley. Make your holiday unforgettable on this gravel riding tour of Slovenia!

Highlights of the Guided Slovenian Bikepacking

Gravel ride in eastern Pohorje and the stunning Logarska Valley.
Enjoy rugged gravel roads and single-track trails in the amazing Slovenian Alps.
Cycle the emerald Soča Valley and the spectacular Triglav National Park.
Immerse yourself in Slovenian culture during your stays at mountain huts and charming family-run guesthouses.

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From $1,450USD
10 days
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Guided Slovenian Bikepacking Itinerary

Day 1 Start Your Adventure in the Mountains

Your tour begins with a welcome meeting in Ljubljana before you make the transfer to the Maribor – Pohorje ski hill. Here you’ll begin your first gravel ride through the mountains to the village of Slovenj Gradec.

Tonight you’ll enjoy a quiet stay at a charming local farmhouse.
Overnight Location: Guesthouse in Slovenj Gradec
Distance: 6-7 hours, 75km, 2180m of ascent and 2980m of descent
Meals: None

Day 2 Cycle to Mount Peca

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the farmhouse before you start your ride. Today you’ll be grinding the gravel trails through beautiful mountain forests to the Mount Peca Hut. Enjoy utter bliss as you cruise through the mountain air!

Tonight you’ll have dinner and spend the night at the mountain hut.
Overnight Location: Mountain hut in Peca
Distance: 6-7 hours, 50km, 2640m of ascent and 1660m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 3 Alpine Valley Ride

Wake up to the unbelievable mountain views and continue your ride through the mountains. The trail will be a little easier today as you descend into the spectacular Logarska Valley. This glacial valley is one of the most beautiful in the country, and you’ll love the view of the rocky peaks rising above the emerald green valley floor.
Overnight Location: Mountain hut in Logarska Valley
Distance: 5-6 hours, 48km, 1570m of ascent and 2200m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 4 Cycling the Karavanke Mountains

Today you’ll take on the gravel trails through the Karavanke mountain range. Enjoy riding along the scenic grass-covered slopes as you grind Kofce and Šija mountains.

Your route today goes as far as Šija, where you’ll find another mountain hut to cozy up in for the night.
Overnight Location: Mountain hut on Šija
Distance: 6-7 hours, 66km, 2100m of ascent and 1950m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 5 Mountain Ride to Kranjska Gora

Hop on your bike in the morning to begin the first leg of your journey from Mount Šija to beautiful Zelenica, and then follow the alpine trails high above Lake Bled to Valvasor Hut. You’ll finally descend into Mojstrana. From here you’ll ride to the stunning Kranjska Gora ski resort and onwards to the Tonka mountain hut. You’ll stay here tonight and enjoy the views across the Julian Alps.
Overnight Location: Tonka mountain hut
Distance: 6-7 hours, 69km, 1980m of ascent and 2165m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 6 Grind the Mountain Pass

Continue your exploration of the Julian Alps as you ride from your mountain hut to the charming town of Bovec. Your route will take you across the scenic Vršič mountain pass and into the emerald Soča Valley.

Tonight, you’ll enjoy another stay at a local farmhouse.
Overnight Location: Guesthouse near Bovec
Distance: 5-6 hours, 48.5km, 1250m of ascent and 1380m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 7 Explore the Emerald River Valley

Your ride through the Soča Valley will be an exploration of all-encompassing greens. The spectacular green carpet over the Kobariški ridges will give way to the gorges and turquoise waters of Tolmin. Everywhere you look will astound you as you ride to the mountain hut near Tolmin.
Overnight Location: Mountain hut near Tolmin
Distance: 6-7 hours, 58.5km, 1450m of ascent and 1180m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 8 Mountain Wilderness Ride

The route today will continue to lead you into the stunning mountain wilderness. Enjoy the spectacular views as you ride the alpine roads from Tolmin to Cerkno.

You’ll finish today’s stage at a farm guesthouse in Zakojca.
Overnight Location: Farmhouse in Zakojca
Distance: 5-6 hours, 32km, 1160m of ascent and 660m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 9 Pathway to the Capital

After a delicious breakfast at the farmhouse, you’ll head out for another amazing day of cycling. Take some time to visit the picturesque medieval town of Škofja Loka. After visiting here, you’ll continue your ride to Ljubljana, the nation's capital city.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Ljubljana
Distance: 6-7 hours, 83km, 2600m of ascent and 2195m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 10 Tour Concludes

This morning your tour finishes after check-out. You can stay and explore more of Slovenia or catch your next flight at the Ljubljana airport.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Ljubljana
Distance: 6-7 hours, 83km, 2600m of ascent and 2195m of descent
Meals: None

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Guided Slovenian Bikepacking Price and Dates

This guided mountain biking tour is run as a custom tour for your group and the price per person is fixed. Please note there is a 4 person minimum on this tour.

Note that you can add luggage transfers to your tour package for an extra charge ($195 USD per person or $395 USD per group).

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided groups of 4+: $1,450 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Guided Slovenian Bikepacking

This tour is based in mountain huts and guesthouses or hotel accommodations. The hotels will be small locally-run establishments that are 3 or 4-star. Mountain huts will be more rustic and may have shared washroom facilities.

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 available.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Farmhouse stay in Slovenj Gradec

Enjoy the warm hospitality of your local hosts during your stay in a peaceful farmhouse inn.

Night 2

Mountain hut on Mount Peca

Spend the night on the mountain in a stunning location with amazing views. Accommodations will be basic with shared facilities.

Night 3

Mountain hut or Guesthouse in Logarska Valley

Spend the night on the mountain in a stunning location with amazing views. Accommodations will be basic with shared facilities.

Night 4

Mountain Hut on Šija

Spend the night on the mountain in a stunning location with amazing views. Accommodations will be basic with shared facilities.

Night 5

Tonka Mountain Hut in Kranjska Gora

Spend the night on the mountain in a stunning location with amazing views. Accommodations will be basic with shared facilities.

Night 6

Farmhouse in Bovec

Enjoy the warm hospitality of your local hosts during your stay in a peaceful farmhouse inn.

Night 7

Mountain hut in Tolmin

Spend the night on the mountain in a stunning location with amazing views. Accommodations will be basic, with shared facilities.

Night 8

Farmhouse in Zakojca

Enjoy the warm hospitality of your local hosts during your stay in a peaceful farmhouse inn.

Night 9

Hotel in Ljubljana

Stay at a comfortable small hotel with a 3 or 4-star rating, close to local sites and amenities.

What’s Included in the Guided Slovenian Bikepacking?

Meals

9 breakfasts and 9 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 9 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage from Ljubljana to Maribor at the beginning of the tour is included. Airport transfers and luggage transport between accommodations are not included but can be added at the time of booking for an additional fee of 360 EUR.

Also Included

  • English-speaking expert guides
  • Bike rental – Trek Gravel Bike Checkpoint ALR 4 or AL 3 with helmet, rain cover, lock, pump, spare tube, chain lubricant, and repair kit. Also includes Ortlieb waterproof frame pack, seat pack, handlebar pack, and gravel bags for luggage.
  • 24/7 support services
  • Tourist taxes

Not included

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

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Luggage transfers, $195 USD per person or $395 USD per group

Frequently Asked Questions about Guided Slovenian Bikepacking

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 tour is geared towards experienced cyclists who are able to ride up to 80km per day on moderate to challenging trails. The terrain will be varied, and you’ll be riding across rugged and remote trails on gravel, single track, and a few paved roads.

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