Boutique Self Guided Cycling in Slovenia

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    Feel Green Travel agency specializes in sustainable tourism, particularly in South-East Europe. We offer Walking, Cycling, Snow and Private Tours in the Alps, Adriatic and Western Balkan.

    • 8 Days
    • May to October
    • Slovenia

    Slovenia is a little country in the heart of Europe with incredible natural attractions and a diverse landscape. Go on a cycling holiday where you can experience a combination of the idyllic Alpine scenery and the green, trendy Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Join other cycling enthusiasts who have already had the chance to cycle through this hidden gem of a cycling paradise just waiting to be explored.

    “Slovenia’s wide range of geo-cultural diversity in such a small country lends itself to bike travel. Pedal 60km in any direction and you’ll feel like you’ve travelled to another land.”

    – Tyler Robertson www.twowheeltravelblog.com

    Difficulty

    There are two levels to choose from depending on your ability. Day 2 and 4 are without private transfer help moderate. Only more experienced and fit cyclists will be able to cycle the entire route, due to some of the mountain passes. Rest of the trip (day 3,5, 7): easy cycling.

    Private transfer or electric bicycles are available for less-experienced cyclists.

    Departures

    Daily arrivals are possible from May 14 to October 16 2021.

    Total Distance

    226 km

    Highlights

    • Sparkling mountain lakes, continuous riverside paths, traditional villages and lively towns
    • The Alpine gem of Bled with an island in the middle of the lake as well as an imposing castle
    • Protected areas of nature, such as the landscape park of the Logar Valley
    • A touch of neighboring Austria
    • The mountain pass above the glacial valley of Jezersko
    • Kamnik and Ljubljana, both pleasantly lively towns, each with its own story
    • Delicious local cuisine, family-run farm stays, boutique hotels or glamping locations

    Price Includes

    • 7 nights in bedrooms with a shower/WC/tourist tax
    • 7 nights with breakfast**It is possible to organise lunch/dinner at several locations on every destination
    • Transport of luggage between accommodations
    • Transport to tour starting points
    • Welcome meeting with representative of local agency
    • road book: a detailed description of routes (one per booking / available in English, German and French language)
    • Map with the marked trail routes
    • Service hotline in case of problems or questions
    • GPS tracks available upon request

    Price Excludes

    • Airfare to and from the trip
    • Transfer to/from airport/train or bus station (more info on: Travel info)
    • Bike rental
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Insurance
    • Optional activity costs

    Prices in 2021

    In EUR per person with a min. of 2 persons.

    Accommodation
    type
    Season 2021Double room
    Farm stay***low 15.5.–15.6.
    low 15.9.–15.10.
    699 EUR
    high 15.6.–15.9.749 EUR
    B&B/hotel****low 15.5.–15.6.
    low 15.9.–15.10.
    729 EUR
    high 15.6.–15.9.759 EUR
    Glampinghigh 15.6.–15.9.979 EUR

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    Extras

    • Additional charge for single room use: 195 EUR.
    • Additional charge if only one person is traveling: 220 EUR (payable in addition to the single room surcharge).
    • Additional night in Bled in 4* hotel, per person per night, in a double room, low season 79 EUR, high season 89 EUR. Single room low season 115 EUR, high season 135 EUR. Half board 18 EUR.
    • Additional night in Bled in 3* hotel, per person per night, in a double room, low season 69 EUR, high season 79 EUR. Single room low season 105 EUR, high season 125 EUR. Half board 18 EUR.
    • Additional night in Ljubljana in 3* hotel, per person per night, in a double room, low season 59 EUR, high season 69 EUR. Single room low season 99 EUR, high season 115 EUR. Half board 18 EUR.
    • Transfer cost according to the price list – please see section Arrival at your destination bellow.
    • Rental hybrid bike: 130 EUR, electric bike: 180 EUR, helmet: 20 EUR


    Discounts:

    Third adult person in the room – 10%; both on the basic price.
    Child, ages 0-13 (sharing a room with 1 full paying adult) – 20%
    For one night less in Jezersko – 25 EUR.

    Arrival at your destination

    Slovenia is easily accessible as it is well-connected with the European network of motorways, railway lines and airports. 

    1. By car:
      Slovenia is easily accessible and offers a good network of roads. From the  A2/E61 motorway direction Karavanke–Ljubljana take Exit 11 Vodice and follow the signs towards Kamnik. There is free parking available for the duration of your tour, but note that is not secured. From the endpoint to the starting point you can take a taxi, local bus or contact us to organize private transportation (see table for prices). Distances from European capitals to Ljubljana: Amsterdam: 1,240km, Venice: 260km, Munich: 460km, Vienna: 400km.
    2. By bus & train:
      Bus: Slovenia is connected with the following bus companies Euro, Touring and Flixbus. The majority have a stopover in Ljubljana.
      Train: several international trains arrive in Slovenia on a daily basis. The closest station is in Kamnik. From the bus or train station, you can take a taxi, the local bus (pay directly to the driver) or contact us to organise private transportation (see table for prices).
    3. By airplane:
      Several airlines offer flights to Slovenia.

    Prices for transport in one direction per person, with a min. of 2 people

    Transport to the starting pointLjubljana – Kamnik€40
    Arrival by aeroplaneLjubljana/airport – Kamnik€30
    Accommodation

    Your hosts are owners of active and renovated farm stays, hotels or glamping sites – locals who have an excellent knowledge of the traditions, local cuisine and mountains surrounding them.

    We pick our accommodation carefully and with extra consideration as to whether they have good facilities for guests on a cycling and walking holidays. All of them has great or even extraordinary reviews from their guests.

    KamnikGuesthouse Repnik***
    Hotel MD Kamnik***
    Slovenia Eco resort***
    LučeGuesthouse House of Sun***
    House Raduha – Guesthouse*** and luxury tree houses****
    Logar Valley ParkLenar Tourist Farm***
    Hotel Plesnik****
    JezerskoTurist farm Šenk´s homestead***
    Organic Farm Makek***
    BledHotel Lovec ****
    Hotel Astoria***superior
    Vila Ajda***
    Hotel Ribno*** and Glamping
    LjubljanaHotel City***
    Hotel Park ***
    Allegro Hotel ****

    Please note: these are sample hotels and may vary by availability.

    Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? 

    Itinerary

    Day 1Arrival in Slovenia

    First you can settle in your chosen accommodation and have a little rest. Then it’s already time to take in the medieval town of Kamnik that is cradled by the surrounding mountains, creating a wonderful backdrop. There is a reception before dinner and a presentation of the itinerary by a local travel agency.

    Day 2Kamnik – Luče and the River Savinja

    First part of the mountain fairy tale

    Your holidays begin with a bicycle-friendly ascent to the mountain saddle that connects two mountain valleys. Next comes a pleasurable descent along peaceful local roads to the mountain village of Luče that is hidden between the mountains and the River Savinja, one of Slovenia’s cleanest rivers.

    Route detail: ca. 30 km, + 650 m / – 520m. Private transfer to shorten the route available.

    Day 3Luče – Logar Valley landscape park

    Three valleys, three stories of the harmony between people and nature

    Many consider the Logar Valley to be one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys in Europe. A picturesque road takes us to our destination passing several natural attractions including Igla, which means needle in Slovenian and is a 40m tall, imposing solitary peak, separated from the surrounding rock by only a narrow crack. Those looking for the perfect spot to take a picture can extend the tour to Robanov kot, the first of the three valleys in the landscape park. We will conclude this lovely day of cycling with a visit to the heart of the valley, which comes to an end at the majestic Rinka waterfall.

    Route detail: ca. 28 km, easy ascent

    Day 4Logar Valley – a quick jump into Austria – Jezersko

    Panoramic views of all the surrounding mountain ranges. Unforgettable!

    What comes next is the most challenging, but also the most picturesque section of the tour. The ascent to the two mountain saddles can be shortened by using additional transport. After taking in the view, you will go an enjoyable descent along a peaceful mountain road back down to your accommodation into the valley of Jezersko.

    Route detail: 35 km, 2 mountain passes: +250 and +350 m. Private transfer to shorten the route available.

    Day 5Jezersko – Preddvor – Bled

    The image of heaven

    Descend along the narrow gorge of the River Kokra, next enjoy a break alongside Lake Črnava, and then continue in the direction of the Julian Alps and the Triglav National Park. The stunningly beautiful glacial lake, the church built on the tiny island in the middle of the lake and the medieval castle rising up on a 100m cliff overlooking the lake are the main reasons that many consider Bled to be one of the most beautiful and exceptional Alpine resorts in Europe.

    Route detail: ca. 55 km, first 20 km descent for -410 m, varied terrain till Bled

    Day 6Day for rest or Round trip Bled

    After four days of cycling, you deserved a day for rest. For those, who are pure enthusiasts, there is a trip around the lake, after which we drive to Bled through the typical Lower Alpine villages with farmhouses. There is also the possibility to visit “Vintgar rocky gorge” and the castle of Bled. From the castle are the most beautiful panoramic views of the lake with the island and the surrounding landscapes.

    Route detail: ca. 23 km, + 280 m / – 280 m.

    Day 7Bled – Ljubljana

    The charming capital of Slovenia

    The cycling connection to the capital uncovers a completely new perspective of Slovenia. The green fields and lowlands across which wind languid rivers. Ljubljana  is one the youngest and liveliest of the European capitals. A city of baroque and art nouveau influences and a medieval old town center with many bridges that span the River Ljubljanica. An excellent destination to conclude your holidays.

    Route detail: 58 km, + 276 m / – 475 m.

    Day 8 Departure

    Transfer to the airport or railway station or extend your holiday.
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