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Lake Bled Cycling Holidays

A short but sweet cycling holiday at Lake Bled, exploring the hidden trails and the main tourist attractions on the doorstep of the Julian Alps.
Duration
3 days / 2 nights
Difficulty
Leisurely to Moderate
Tour type
Trekking Cycling
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Visit Lake Bled’s main tourist attractions and the scenic trails surrounding it
Experience the Alpine vibe of the wooded Pokljuka Plateau in the Triglav National Park
Discover the remote world of Jelovica, rewarding you with fun cycling and magnificent views
Carefree riding on a guided or a self-guided cycling holiday
panoramic view of Bled
panoramic view of Bled
Cycling Pokljuka Zajavornik 1 1
Cycling Pokljuka Zajavornik 1 1
Cycling by Lake Bled
Cycling by Lake Bled
Cheese making on Pokljuka
Cheese making on Pokljuka
Easy trail biking above Bled
Easy trail biking above Bled
Photo location on Jamnik Slovenia
Photo location on Jamnik Slovenia
St. Katarina Church above Bled
St. Katarina Church above Bled
panoramic view of Bled
Cycling Pokljuka Zajavornik 1 1
Cycling by Lake Bled
Cheese making on Pokljuka
Easy trail biking above Bled
Photo location on Jamnik Slovenia
St. Katarina Church above Bled

Itinerary

Day 1 - Cycling around Bled

On the first day, we’ll explore the trails around Bled, mostly on flat and some varied terrain. After cycling through some neighboring villages and visiting a historic church, the tour will end with an unforgettable view of the lake. In the afternoon, you can visit the main tourist attractions around Bled, like the Bled castle and the church island.

Accomodations

Hotel in Bled

Highlights

Gravel roads by the Sava river
Cycling off the beaten path
Bled lake and castle

Cycling

32 km (20 mi), 540 vertical meters (1800 feet)

Extra

Transfer from the airport

Easy trail biking above Bled
Easy trail biking above Bled
St. Katarina Church above Bled
St. Katarina Church above Bled
Cycling by Lake Bled
Cycling by Lake Bled
Easy trail biking above Bled
St. Katarina Church above Bled
Cycling by Lake Bled
Day 2 - Cycling in the Triglav National Park

After breakfast, we will set out to discover one of the most popular areas of the Triglav National Park, the Pokljuka Plateau. This high mountain plateau is full of dense spruce forests, where you can enjoy the sound of nature. From time to time, you’ll be able to stumble on an Alpine pasture, still producing authentic homemade cheese in the traditional way. The day will be spent exploring this area, cycling on numerous and well-maintained gravel roads, where you are likelier to see a deer than a car.

Accomodations

Hotel in Bled

Highlights

Perfect gravel roads
Authentic cheese making on Zajavornik village
Zajamniki village
Pokljuka forests

Cycling

22 km (14 mi), 500 vertical meters (1650 feet)

Extra

Transfer to the airport

Cycling Pokljuka Zajavornik 1 1
Cycling Pokljuka Zajavornik 1 1
Cycling Pokljuka Zajamniki
Cycling Pokljuka Zajamniki
Views from Zajamniki 1 1
Views from Zajamniki 1 1
Cycling Pokljuka Zajavornik 1 1
Cycling Pokljuka Zajamniki
Views from Zajamniki 1 1
Day 3 - Jelovica Plateau

The destination for the last day is the karst Jelovica Plateau. It’s a perfect area for cyclists since it’s not as popular as a hiking destination, which means you won’t have to worry about running over a hiker. Jelovica offers some of the best cycling off-the-beaten paths. But don’t worry, cycling in its pristine forests and enjoying the views over the valleys below will surely be a memorable experience.

Highlights

Endless gravel roads
Jamnik church viewpoint

Cycling

37 km (23 mi), 1100 vertical meters (3600 feet)

Photo location on Jamnik Slovenia
Photo location on Jamnik Slovenia
Cycling in forest
Cycling in forest
Dirtroads of Jelovica
Dirtroads of Jelovica
Photo location on Jamnik Slovenia
Cycling in forest
Dirtroads of Jelovica
Extra days

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.

Included in price

Guided

Professional local guide
Accommodation as per itinerary
Rent of a trekking bike
Tour design and organization

Self guided

Tour design and organization
Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions
Service and support during your tour
GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app
Accommodation as per itinerary

Optional extras

Guided

Return transfer from the airport
Single supplement

Come to Slovenia and explore the picturesque area around the famous Lake Bled. The amazing natural heritage of Slovenia is just waiting for you to discover it on this cycling holiday. In only 3 days, you’ll visit Bled’s main tourist attractions and cycle around one of the most scenic parts of Slovenia.

Lake Bled is probably the most famous tourist attraction in Slovenia. Its romantic lake with the small church island in the middle attracts a lot of visitors, and is seen on every second postcard from Slovenia. And it’s for a good reason. It’s not only beautiful in itself but is also located at the doorstep of the Julian Alps and the Triglav National Park. That makes it a wonderful place to base your stay and explore the magnificent surroundings by bike.

Every day of this cycling holiday will see us discover new trails in the most diverse number of landscapes. One day will be reserved for discovering the hidden paths around Bled, visiting its best tourist attractions, and finishing the day with the panoramic view of the lake. The next day we will ascend to the Pokljuka Plateau and enjoy the tranquility of the dense spruce forests. On the last day, we will ascend to the wooded Jelovica, from which you’ll be able to enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the Julian Alps.

If you want to enjoy the holiday in the most carefree way possible, choose to go on a guided cycling holiday around Bled. If freedom and the ability to adjust your schedule based on your preferences are primary, then the self-guided version is for you. Either way, we’ll provide you with electric mountain bikes, which will help you tackle any terrain that comes your way. That will enable you to focus more on enjoying the mesmerizing surroundings and less on catching your breath after every uphill climb. It also means that the cycling holiday is suitable for everyone, at every level of physical fitness.

Is there anything else stopping you? Book your holiday now and prepare to experience the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bled.

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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.

 

The Lake Bled Cycling Holidays are suitable for most people who enjoy cycling and are fit enough for multiple days on a saddle in a row. The stages are around 40km long on average, but because Slovenia is a hilly country, some climbs are unavoidable — Be prepared to tackle approximately 500-600 vertical metres daily on average. The roads are mostly traffic-free tarmac and gravel. If you seek a more leisurely holiday, we have an e-bike option ready for you.

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Join a group:
From: 895€/person
Private guided:
From: 1225€/person
Self-guided:
From: 695€/person

Travel dates can affect the prices.
The itinerary can always be adjusted to suit your budget better.

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Join a group

If you are a solo cyclist who wants to spend a fun holiday cycling in and around Slovenia, look no further. We’re going to find you a group of up to 8 like-minded biking enthusiasts and take care of all the other tour details. The cycling tour will be led by our guide, who’ll make sure everything runs smoothly, so you’re able to enjoy as much cycling as possible.

Private guided group

The private guided bike tour in Slovenia is for those who want to enjoy their cycling holidays at their own pace, enjoying the flexibility of a small private group and not stressing about the details of everyday planning. The guide will be fully at your disposal to make this experience as personalized as possible, maximizing the enjoyment during and after the tour.

Self-guided

Those who like a good adventure and limitless flexibility should go on a self-guided cycling holiday in Slovenia. We prepare the itinerary and book your accommodations; You enjoy the journey without our guide, being fully in charge of all the daily decisions. While you’ll have the full support of our team in case of any emergencies or concerns, a certain level of self-reliance is required.

Local experts

Our professional cycling guides know the local terrain and are trained to make this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity both safe and enjoyable.

Hassle-Free

We handle itineraries, accommodations, and anything else you prefer not to deal with, so you can enjoy a carefree holiday.

Completely Customizable

Flexibility is our middle name — whether you want more or less, or just beyond ordinary, we’ll make it happen.

Book with confidence

We are a financially protected company, fully bonded and insured, keeping your money safe and allowing you to travel with confidence.

Unbeatable support

Our 24/7 customer support is where we show our passion, bringing you a better experience by making your well-being our number one priority.

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