SLOVENIAALPS | SLOVENIA TOURING PREMIUM

Slovenia - From Alps to Sea

Touring Premium Private Package

 

Slovenia is the sunny side of Alps and it has it all: big mountains, emerald rivers, wine, great food, a lovely capital, old sea villages and the Karst.

 

After exploring the capital and the stunning lake Bled, we will start riding through the beautiful Alpine region along the winding Soča river with, unforgettable views of mountain tops all around.

Once we leave the mountains behind, we will descend into the wine region famous for endless vineyards and great wine, where we can taste the best Slovenian treats.

Then we cross to the Karst, a topography characterized by underground drainage systems with sinkholes and caves. And ride through the countryside all the way to the Mediterranean part of Slovenia where our journey ends with a drink in our hand at the seaside.

 

In this trip you will truly experience all that Europe has to offer.

Mileage / Gain

290 km (180 m) / 2000 mt (6800 ft)

Longest day: 59 km (36 m)

Longest climbing day: 600 mt (2000 ft)

When to go

From mid April to mid October

Level

Avid

Increasing uphills and longer stages make these tour more demanding.

Duration

7 days / 6 nights

Price per person

2-3 People

4190 €

4-5 People

3490 €

6+ People

3190 €

490 € single room supplement

Do you want to share the ride?

This version could become semi-private if you wish. Which means that you could share the ride with other cyclists (max 8 pax). So you would have the price advantage of shared ride while keeping a high grade of privateness. If you are interested in this option just let us know and we will try to pair you with other like minded cyclist.

You only want van support?

Our “Premium Package” includes one guide in the van and one on the bike. We like to take great care of our clients and believe that a guide on the bike is essential for you to get the best our of your trip. But of course we understand if you would like to be alone with your partner or family. In this case we would just support you with the van and all the logistic and give you a professional Garmin gps with loaded tracks and a road book. In this case the price of the package would be also lower.

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Day by day

DAY 1 - From Ljubljana to Bled

50 km / 800 mt ascent

 

A short 30’ transfer will take us to Skofja Loka, the best-preserved medieval city in the Slovenia, where we will start our cycling trip after a stroll in the old streets of the center and climb to the castle.
Next coffee stop will be in Kranj, The capital of the Slovenian Alps, where you stand with one foot in the city and the other one in nature. At the end of the day we will get to our destination, Bled. This Alpine lake with the only island in Slovenia has been a world-renowned paradise for centuries, impressing visitors with its natural beauty, wealth of legend, and special powers to restore well-being.

 

DAY 2 - From Bled to Kranjska Gora

40 km / 500 mt ascent

 

Today we start the day with a great hike. We will transfer you after breakfast. Many visitors to Slovenia say they’ve never seen a more beautiful lake than Bled…that is, until they’ve seen the blue-green waters of Lake Bohinj. There we will explore the area before heading back to Bled where we will start our ride.
The first part of the ride will be through the Valley of the Radovna River.It is definitely one of the most beautiful Slovenian alpine valleys. Two glacial valleys of Kot and Krma lead into Radovna. The area is a part of Triglav National Park, which is partially limiting the development of mass tourism. Due to its beauty it is visited mostly by »the conquerors of the useless world«, longing for peace and fresh air.
After that we will join the old railway which nowadays is a great cycling path that will lead us all the way to Kranjska Gora., a world-class ski centre nestled in the Julian Alps at the triple border point of Slovenia, Italy and Austria

 

DAY 3 - Triglav National Park

52 km / 1000 mt ascent

 

Today you have two options. You can ride the highes Slovenian mountain pass, Vrsic, or you can have an adventure in one of the best mountain area in Europe, Triglav NP.

  1. Cycling the the highest road pass, Vrsic 1611 mt, and ride down the Soca river valley all the way to Bovec. The Soča river is also called Emerald River and it is true natural wonder. In Bovec we will load the bikes in the car and head to our accommodation in Kobarid, the wonderful chalets Nebesa (or if you wish we can do a bit of rafting before heading home!)
  2. If you think the cycling is too hard, we can do what the locals call the “emerald adventure”. It is a really great, dynamic and fun day out, where you explore by feet most beautiful places all around the Triglav National Park and Julian Alps and have good fun all through whole day. Same as for option 1, we can also add to the trip the best white water rafting in Slovenia on the river Soča. The adventure will end at our hotel in Kobarid.

 

DAY 4 - From Kobarid to Goriška Brda wine region

42 km / 500 mt ascent

 

We will start our ride directly from the chalets and wil ride the Kolovrat ridge. An outstanding scenic route with a magnificent view of the Julian Alps, the lowlands of river Po and the Adriatic coast. This place is also a mountaintop Open Air Museum. During the First World War the Italian Army built on the Kolovrat ridge an extensive fortified system of the third line of defense with lookout spots, the artillery
positions for machine guns, fortified positions, caves, caverns, connection galleries, and networks of trenches which we will visit. Slowly the mountain landscape will give way to a milder landscape as we get closer to the sea . We will be entering the Goriska Brda region, the most important wine region in the country also called Slovenian Tuscany.

There will spend the night and enjoy good wine and good food

 

DAY 5 - Slovenian Karst: From Postonja to Lokev

55km Ascent: 700 mt

 

Today we start with a 1 hour van transfer that will take us to the karst region, a landscape of subterranean worlds. A nature’s hidden gem. We will get to Postonja, the biggest cave in the country. Take an unforgettable ride on Postojna Cave’s underground train and experience a fascinating subterranean paradise shaped by tiny droplets over millions of years.

After that we will start cycling.
After not too long we will get to Predjama Castle.
The picturesque, magnificent, challenging, mysterious and impregnable castle has been perched in the middle of a 123-meter-high rocky cliff for over 800 years. Its romantic exterior and location are complemented by the idyllic river Lokva, which disappears underground deep below the castle. We will visit the castle.
The rest of the ride will take us to Lokev and Kasa Krasna, a wonderful small family hotel with a gourmet restaurant, a stone cellar. Boris, the owner, will take great care of us as always.

 

DAY 6 - To the sea! From Lokev to Piran

64km / 300mt ascent

 

Ready to jump in the Adriatic sea!
Only 60 km divide us to Piran, one of the loveliest towns anywhere along the Adriatic coast, picturesque Piran (Pirano in Italian) sits prettily at the tip of a narrow peninsula. Its Old Town – one of the best-preserved historical towns anywhere in the Mediterranean – is a gem of Venetian Gothic architecture.
First part of the ride will be still through the Karts area. Later in the day we will arrive to the cost which will follow all the way to Piran following the famous Parenzana cycling path, an old railway road.

 

DAY 7 - Zbogom! (Goodbye!)

The tour is over after breakfast. Our guides will pack everything and go back to Prague. You can stay more days in Piran. Go back to Lubljana. Head down to Croatia or go to Italy. We will be happy to help you with the logistic. We hope you had fun and you will bring home with you unforgettable memories!

We make customization our secret ingredient.

Feel free to ask for changes.

Included

 

Accomodations

  • All hotel accommodation in one 3*s,  four 4*  and one 5* (6 nights)

Food and Drinks

  • Half board: breakfasts and dinners
  • Snacks and fresh fruit on route

Support

  • 1 English speaking guide on the bike
  • 1 English speaking guide in the van
  • Van support with luggage transport
  • All transportation from randez vous to drop-off
  • Daily cleaning and bike maintenance

Bikes & Gear

  • Touring bike rental  + helmet + pedals
  • Official BIKO bidons and drawstring bag

Activities

  • Wine tasting in Goriska Brda
  • Boat trip in Bled
  • Postonja caves entry
  • Predjama castle entry
  • Rafting in Bovec

 

Not included

 

  • International flights
  • Cancellation insurance and travelling insurance
  • Items of personal nature
  • Massages
  • Gratuity for your bicycle guide
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Transfer that are not specified on the tour description
  • Extra activities that are not specified on the tour description

Touring bikes | INCLUDED

 

Models: Giant Roam (men) & Liv Rove (women)

 

With its confident, flat handlebar positioning and lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame, Roam Disc gives you all the best qualities of a mountain bike and a road bike. Its front suspension adds comfort and control. It has powerful disc brakes and durable components, so it can take some bumps on rough city roads. And the fast rolling 700c wheels can handle smooth roads or dirt, making it a great choice for town-to-trail adventures.

 

Available in  XS, S, M, L, XL size.

Women bike frame available.

Touring E-bike | Upgrade - 30 euro per day

 

Models: Giant Explore E+ (men) & Liv Amiti E+ (women)

 

It combines urban riding style with versatile performance that can handle rougher roads.  Designed for adaptability, Explore E+ gives riders the freedom to go wherever they want to go. Range in Eco mode 65-130 km. Yamaha 500Wh Lithium-ion battery for longer range.

 

Available in  XS, S, M, L, XL size.

Women bike frame available.

Accessories

 

We are happy to prepare your bike according to your bike fitting measurement, if you wish to and we will provide you with accessories to make your trip more comfortable. All you have to do is to fill our "Mesurements & Accessories Form" below.

 

Gel seats, handle bar bags, mud guards, gel seat covers and many other things are  FREE OF CHARGE. We also have a wide variety of pedals to choose from in adition also FREE OF CHARGE. Shimano SPD, Shimano SL, Look Keo Classic, Classic pedals with possibility to add toe cages.

 

Check out the "BIKE MEASUREMENTS & ACCESSORIES FORM"

Hotel Berc ****

As soon as you arrive at Penzion Berc you’ll be enveloped in the peace and tranquillity of the location where this family run business has been welcoming guests since 1954 in an original farmhouse that dates back to 1843.

Boutique Skipass Hotel ****

It is is a family hotel with real nice room inspired by mountains. The best accommodation you can get in Kranjska Gora with an authentic feeling.

Nebesa *****

Peacefully set on the slopes of the Kuk Mountain, Chalets Nebesa features breathtaking views of the Soča Valley. It offers a Finnish sauna, an aromatherapy sauna, and chromotherapy sauna. The panoramic, floor-toceiling windows overlook the impressive landscape.

San Martin ***

Once, there was an Italian and then Yugoslavian school, until it was abandoned and the building started to fall apart. Then Vesna and Bogdan, a couple in love with wine and design, put San Martin on its feet, which is not only a hotel but a life project and their second home.

Casa Krasna ****

The Krasna house of hospitality is a small family hotel with five rooms that are incredibly spacious, bright and furnished for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. The rooms are complemented by a gourmet restaurant, a stone cellar for tasting.

Hotel Piran ****

A very nice hotel featuring a seafront location in historic Piran town centre. A great place to end up a great trip. Drinking an Aperol Spritz In the waterfront terrace.

Professional video by BIKO Media

 

In BIKO we are not only cyclists..Filippo and Toby are also professional video makers.

We make videos a strong added value to our holidays. We are able to offer two different packages that will help you remembering your trip forever.

 

- Essential Video Package: we will shoot the video while guiding the holiday. This way we can keep the price reasonable. We know already where the best shots are so while guiding we shoot without you even "feeling it".

At the end of the holiday we will present you with a long video of 20 minutes and one "Best Of" video from 3 to 5 minutes.

Price : 500 euro

 

 

- Ultimate Video Package: you will have a dedicated team of videomakers that will follow your group and your guides independently. The result will be a true Hollywood action movie.

At the end of the holiday we will present you with a long video of 20 minutes and one "Best Of" video from 3 to 5 minutes.

Price: depends on the route and on the group size. Starting from 3000 euro

Essential Video Package

Ultimate Video Package

A magical HOT AIR BALOON FLIGHT - Bled- Day 2

Unforgettable experience for everyone.

Imagine floating peacefully close-by a beautiful deep green Lake Bled and the mighty Julian Alps, as the sun rises slowly above distant Karavanke mountain range.

The balloon flights are operated by local professional, licensed and very experienced baloon operators. Whole experience takes around 4 hours and you spend approximately 1 hour in the air.

 

Price: 190 euro per person

We highly recommend spending a few days on your own exploring Ljubljana before your trip with us. If you wish we can help you with your accomodation and to connect with our local experts.

  • Extra day in Croatia, one more country to add to the list!

Stay one extra night in Piran and we will take you to riding the Parenzana old railway. The railway greatly contributed to the economic progress of Istria, transporting wine and olive oil from the surroundings. Nowadays this thin, winding line draws the attention of travellers, sightseers, tourists and adventurers who like to discover all the connected attractions along the way.

After that we would take a trin back to Piran. To have yet another local experience!

 

Price vary according to number of participants and activities.  Ask for a quote.

  • Extra day exploring Sečovlje Salina Nature Park

The Sečovlje Salt Pans are one of the last salt pans in the Mediterranean, where salt is obtained manually with a method which is several hundred years’ old. The traditional nature- and human-friendly method of salt production has through time enabled the development of special living environments in the salt pans and near them. In the Sečovlje Salt Pans nature and man go hand in hand.

 

Price vary according to number of participants and activities.  Ask for a quote.

  • Extra day E-Mountain Biking / Hiking 

Stay an extra night in the beautiful Nebesa chalets and enjoy a day riding in the surrounding hills on an electric mountain bike or hiking with stunning views of the Soča river valley.

Price vary according to number of participants and activities.  Ask for a quote.

  • Extra day relaxing and waterfall tour

You can spend another day in Nebesa chalets and enjoy the views, spa, sauna, great local food and we will take you to the 15 metre high Kozjak waterfall. This popular natural sight creates the image of a heavenly corner hidden from the everyday world by tall, dark walls, covered in limestone sediments, just like in the karstic caves.

Price vary according to number of participants and activities.  Ask for a quote.

Reservation, payment and cancellation

 

To reserve the trip we ask 50% of the total price via bank transfer or cash.

 

The remaining balance must be paid in cash or with credit card the day before the beginning of the trip or via bank transfer 12 days before the departure.

 

No refund of the deposit if the tour is cancelled less then 31 days before the departure (working days).

 

100 percent of the tour will be charged if the tour is cancelled less then 3 days before the departure.

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