Slovenia Bikepacking Gravel Ride

Slovenia Bikepacking Gravel Ride

Slovenia Bikepacking Gravel Ride

Prices

From $1,125USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Mountain Huts, Guesthouses

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Highlights

Ride between the mountain huts of Slovenia on a gravel riding adventure.

Gravel ride in eastern Pohorje and the stunning Logarska Valley.

Enjoy rugged 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.

Discover the gravel backroads and rugged single-track trails of beautiful Slovenia. The Slovenia Bikepacking Gravel Ride takes you on an epic adventure through the Alps and nature parks of stunning Slovenia. Ride between mountain huts with only your essentials and your bike to experience the freedom of a bikepacking holiday- a perfect blend of backpacking and biking!

This exciting cycling tour takes you through 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.

Self-Guided Slovenia Bikepacking Gravel Ride Itinerary

Day 1 Start Your Cycling Adventure

Your tour begins with a welcome meeting in Ljubljana before you take a 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.

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 fresh mountain air 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 the gravel trails before you lead 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 visit 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, then follow the alpine trails high above iconic Lake Bled to Valvasor Hut. You’ll finally descend into Mojstrana from here.

Next, you’ll ride to the stunning Kranjska Gora ski resort and on 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 lush green 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 greens. The spectacular green carpet over the Kobariški ridges will give way to the gorges and turquoise waters of Tolmin. As you ride to the mountain hut near Tolmin, you’ll definitely be tempted to stop and admire the landscape in awe.

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. Peaks will surround you on this lovely stretch.

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. Then you’ll continue your ride to Ljubljana, the nation's capital city. End the tour with a bang (or a generous meal and a pint) and enjoy the evening here.

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 flight at the Ljubljana airport.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ljubljana
Distance
6-7 hours, 83km, 2600m of ascent and 2195m of descent
Meals
None

Self-Guided Slovenia Bikepacking Gravel Ride Price and Dates

This self-guided mountain biking tour of Slovenia is run as a private tour and the price depends on the time of year in which you choose to travel.

Please note that you can add luggage transfers to your tour package for an extra charge (please enquire for more information).

Prices below are per person:

Low Season (May 15th – June 14th, September 16th – October 15th):

  • Self-guided groups of 2+: $1,125USD per person

High Season (June 15th – September 15th):

  • Self-guided groups of 2+: $1,475USD per person
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Accommodation on the Self-Guided Slovenia Bikepacking Gravel Ride

This tour is based in mountain huts and guesthouses or hotels. 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. You can pay a supplement of $275USD to have a private room where possible. Solo travellers will be required to pay a supplement.

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Self-Guided Slovenia Bikepacking Gravel Ride?

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.

Also Included

  • 24/7 support services
  • Tourist taxes

Not included

  • Flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage transfers between accommodations
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Park entrance fees

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Luggage transfers between accommodations
  • 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.

Frequenty Asked Questions about Slovenia Bikepacking Gravel Ride

How hard is the Self-Guided Slovenia Bikepacking Gravel Ride?

We rate this tour as a 5/5. 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; you’ll be riding across some rugged and remote trails including gravel, single track, and a few paved roads.

Do I need a visa to travel to Slovenia?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Self-Guided Slovenia Bikepacking Gravel Ride?

9 breakfasts and 9 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover mountain biking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Ljubljana to start this tour?

Fly into Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU). Airport transfers to the meeting point in Ljubljana are not included.

Is the Self-Guided Slovenia Bikepacking Gravel Ride guided?

This tour is not guided. If you’d prefer a similar itinerary with a guide, check out our Guided Slovenia Bikepacking Gravel Ride.

Where does the Slovenia Bikepacking Gravel Ride end?

This tour ends in Ljubljana, and your transportation to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU) at the end of the tour is not included.

Are bike rentals included?

No, bike rental is not included in the tour price but can be added for an extra charge.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes, you’re welcome to bring your own bike and equipment. Please notify the tour operator at the time of booking if you’d prefer to use your own equipment.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Slovenia?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Slovenia?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Slovenia for this tour?

The best time to travel to Slovenia for this tour is between June and September when the weather tends to be warm and clear.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 5/5. 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; you’ll be riding across some rugged and remote trails including gravel, single track, and a few paved roads.


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