Bike & Hike Slovenia
Welcome to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s charming capital city! Upon your arrival, take some time to explore the city at your leisure or join an optional guided tour of the city’s highlights. Wander through the picturesque Old Town, marvel at the majestic Ljubljana Castle, or relax along the banks of the Ljubljanica River. If you have rented bikes from us, we will deliver them by evening to let you gear up for the exciting cycling journey ahead.
Today, embark on your first self-guided cycling adventure from Ljubljana to Tržič, taking in the scenic countryside as you pedal through the picturesque villages of Preddvor, Smlednik, and Golnik. Along the way, admire the panoramic landscapes and quaint settlements in the embrace of the mountains. Upon reaching Tržič, you can visit the stunning Dovžan Gorge, a natural wonder showcasing cascading waterfalls and lush greenery. Rest up for the night in Tržič and prepare for tomorrow’s hike.
50 km and 650 m of elevation gain
Rise and shine for a guided hiking tour above Tržič in the Karawanks mountain range. You’ll trek to the Kofce mountain pasture, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. For those feeling extra adventurous and fit, you can attempt to conquer Veliki Vrh, part of the impressive Košuta ridge. After a day of hiking, reward yourself with some delicious local cuisine at a mountain hut, including the famous Slovenian specialty: štruklji (dumplings with various stuffings).
Hop back on your bike for a ride from Tržič to the enchanting town of Bled. Cycle through the idyllic village of Begunje and follow the tranquil Sava River. Today’s journey is relatively easy, leaving you with plenty of energy to enjoy a free afternoon in Bled. Spend time exploring the iconic Bled Castle, taking a traditional pletna boat ride to the charming island church, or indulging in the famous Bled cream cake. If you’re up for more activity, consider an optional hike or bike ride around the stunning Lake Bled.
30 km and 400 m of elevation gain
Reconnect with nature on a hiking excursion in the beautiful Pokljuka Plateau. Your destination is Debela Peč, a majestic mountain peak overlooking the Krma Valley. Along the way, your guide will take you to an authentic mountain pasture, where you can taste traditional Slovenian žganci, a hearty and delicious dish. As you immerse yourself in the pristine alpine surroundings, you’ll create lasting memories of Slovenia’s unspoiled beauty.
Get ready for another day of cycling, this time from Bled to Kranjska Gora. Your route takes you through the serene Radovna Valley, with options to extend your ride to the Zelenci Nature Reserve, the breathtaking Laghi di Fusine, or the challenging Vršič Pass for experienced cyclists. Whichever route you choose, you’ll be surrounded by Slovenia’s awe-inspiring landscapes.
35 km and 690 m of elevation gain (to Kranjska Gora)
Today, you’ll embark on your last hike to Slemenova Špica, a panoramic peak offering sweeping views of the Tamar Valley and the surrounding alpine vistas. This unforgettable hike will leave you with a deep appreciation for Slovenia’s natural beauty. In the evening, you’ll be transferred back to Ljubljana, where you can enjoy a final night in the capital city, reminiscing about your incredible adventure.
Bid farewell to Slovenia as you prepare for your departure from Ljubljana. To make your journey home more convenient, we offer an optional airport transfer to ensure a smooth and stress-free end to your trip. As you leave this beautiful country, take the memories of stunning landscapes, exhilarating hikes, and picturesque cycling routes with you.
Not enough? Why not spend a few more days here! Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing, and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.
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Discover the hidden treasures of Slovenia on this exhilarating Bike & Hike adventure, a perfect blend of cycling and hiking that promises a unique combination of unforgettable experiences, breathtaking landscapes, and cultural immersion.
As a small and diverse country, Slovenia offers a stunning array of natural wonders and cultural attractions — from the vibrant capital of Ljubljana to the enchanting Lake Bled, the picturesque countryside to the majestic mountain peaks.
By combining hiking and cycling, you’ll explore the best of Slovenia’s landscapes, discovering hidden gems and iconic sights at your own pace, ensuring you don’t miss a single unforgettable moment.
This tour strikes the perfect balance between the freedom of self-guided cycling and the expertise of a hiking guide, who will reveal the secret corners and best bits of Slovenia while ensuring a seamless experience.
Entirely flexible, it caters to various fitness levels and interests. Our itinerary is not set in stone. It only serves as one example of how we could structure your holiday. Hikes can be tailored to your preferences by making them more or less demanding.
The cycling routes are easy to follow with the help of our handout with a day-by-day itinerary and GPS navigation. But we can still make the necessary arrangements if you prefer to be accompanied by a cycling guide.
Our goal is to provide you with an unforgettable, stress-free holiday. We take care of all the details, including booking accommodations, arranging bike rentals and guide bookings, and planning your personalized itinerary.
With our 24/7 support, you can have peace of mind knowing we’re just a call away, ready to assist with any questions or concerns.
It’s time to dust off your hiking boots, oil your bike chain, and let us whisk you away to the enchanting land of Slovenia. You can start exploring the hidden corners of our country on two wheels and two feet in no time.
Things to know
We offer road cycling, trekking cycling and mountain biking holidays.
Our road cycling holidays are suitable for avid road cycling enthusiasts whose endurance is high enough to withstand multiple long cycling days in a row.
Our trekking cycling holidays are suitable for anyone, as the stages are short enough for most people, and the terrain is not technical — mostly tarmac and gravel. They will still be enjoyed most by people who cycle occasionally and feel comfortable with multiple days in a row on the saddle and some moderate climbing. For those looking for more leisurely cycling holidays, we offer an e-bike option.
Our e-MTB holidays are suitable for most people comfortable on a mountain bike who are fine with some rougher gravel roads and steeper hills, made easier with electric assistance. However, the single trails MTB holidays are suitable mostly for avid mountain bikers, as they tackle technical trails and fast descents, but are very adjustable to your skills and style of riding.
On our guided tours, you will have professional local guides. Our guides will make sure that you will have expert guidance combined with great fun and a memorable experience.
We are always looking for the perfect fit for you. We use a few different accommodation providers that fit our standards but they are subjected to availability, especially in the high season. We can also adjust the holiday, keeping in mind your preferences and budget and can always find a more suitable solution for your taste.
We recommend booking as early as possible. Most of our tours run through very touristy places where accommodation is limited. Most of the great places start getting booked for summer before spring.
It really depends on the level of your restriction. Vegetarian options are fairly easy to find in Slovenia, but vegan dishes, on the other hand, are extremely hard to come by in rural areas of the country and in smaller towns. Please note that the places where we stop for lunch are often traditional and may have difficulties accommodating you outside of their standard menu. We suggest you keep this in mind.
If you want to, sure! We are well aware that some people love to stay in groups while others prefer some more alone time on their trip. We wanted to give you the opportunity to do things your way. It is your holiday, after all! As long as you respect the group timings and locations designated by your guide, please feel free to customize your itinerary and create your own adventure!
Depending on the tour, generally late spring (May) and early autumn (September) are the best times, summer is of course also always great and some of our holidays are also possible in winter! Read more about cycling seasons in Slovenia.
Most of the tours can be done even in light rain, as long as you dress accordingly. It is not unusual in the summer that there are afternoon thunderstorms, so early starts are advisable. If the weather looks really bad, we will try to adjust the tour or skip a stage with a shuttle.
Our tours can be adapted to any bike type, whether road, gravel, or mountain bike. We are in constant communication with you to find the optimal conditions for your cycling holidays in Slovenia.
The most versatile option is a gravel bike, even if you are coming on a road cycling holiday. It does not really affect your road performance while allowing you to take some scenic backroads that can be in a slightly worse state than the main ones. A gravel bike is usually more comfortable as well.
In any way, Slovenia is a very diverse country and there is something for every cyclist. Whichever bike you choose, we will find the perfect route for you to take on your cycling holidays.
Travel dates can affect the prices.
The itinerary can always be adjusted to suit your budget better.