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Ultimate Road Cycling – Slovenia, Italy & Croatia

Embark on an exhilarating journey of cycling for 15 days, exploring the stunning landscapes and historical towns of Slovenia, Italy, and Croatia.
Starting point
Ljubljana
Finish point
Pula
Duration
15 days / 14 nights
Season
April - October
Price
From: 2,645€/person
Difficulty
Moderate to Challenging
For avid cyclists, comfortable with longer bike tours for multiple consecutive days, sometimes with steep ascents
Road Cycling
Experience the thrill of speed and endurance on paved surfaces, ideal for those who love long-distance cycling.

Uncover the perfect fusion of history and contemporary allure in Ljubljana

Journey through the captivating alpine areas of Bohinj and Bled on two wheels

Venture into the breathtaking Julian Alps and their glacial valleys

Encounter the renowned Vršič Pass and conquer the lofty ascent of Mangart

Traverse the enchanting Soča Valley and the wine region of Goriška Brda

View from the Mangart Saddle

View from the Mangart Saddle

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Bright view of old town Piran

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Most na Soči

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Štanjel

Ascending Vršič Pass

Ascending Vršič Pass

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Rovinj Old Town

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Mangart

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Lake Bled

View from the Mangart Saddle
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Ascending Vršič Pass
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Self guided

Included in price

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
Luggage transfer
From:
2,645€
/person

What to bring to the tour

Cycling Gloves
Rain/Wind Jacket
Small Backpack
Water Bottles/Bidons
Snacks
ID Card
Cash
Zip Lock Bag for Electronics
Powerbank
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Bike Lube

Embark on a captivating 15-day cycling adventure through the stunning landscapes of Slovenia, Italy, and Croatia. This extraordinary journey goes beyond mere biking miles, immersing you in the rich historical charm of vibrant cities, the breathtaking beauty of lush landscapes, and the distinctive cultures of these three captivating countries.

Your expedition commences in the lively capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, where modern vibrancy harmonizes with timeless allure. Pedaling through picturesque villages and rugged terrains, you’ll be swept away by the untouched splendor and tranquility of Polhograjski Dolomiti, setting the tone for the voyage ahead.

As you traverse charming mountain towns like Škofja Loka and Železniki, you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring views atop Soriška Planina, each turn revealing another breathtaking vista. The journey leads you to the Alpine paradise of Bohinj, where crystal-clear waters and majestic peaks welcome you with open arms.

Continuing from Bohinj to the iconic Bled, you’ll encounter peaceful hamlets, undulating landscapes, and historic landmarks. The path unfolds through Radovna Valley’s majestic scenery, offering optional detours to cascading waterfalls and a serene stopover at Lake Jasna in Kranjska Gora.

The adventure takes a thrilling turn as you cross into Italy, where the expansive landscapes of Sella Nevea showcase the panoramic beauty of the Julian and Carnic Alps. Conquering Slovenia’s highest mountain pass, Vršič Pass, becomes a rewarding feat with awe-inspiring vistas that surpass every cyclist’s imagination.

Discover the enchanting town of Bovec and take on the exhilarating ascent to Mangart, Slovenia’s highest asphalt road, where breathtaking views of the Julian Alps unfold before your eyes. This adventurous ride is contrasted by a serene journey through Goriška Brda, renowned for its wines, where ascending offers glimpses of the Adriatic Sea.

Continuing into Italy’s tranquil Friuli region, you’ll descend from the Karst Plateau, passing through charming villages and cycling along the captivating Istrian coastline until you reach Piran. As you ascend from Buje, the historic heart of Croatia unveils itself, culminating in a leisurely coastal ride through Poreč and Rovinj.

This cycling expedition is more than just a physical endeavor; it’s a curated cultural and sensory experience that leaves an indelible mark on your memory. The moments you cherish along this remarkable journey will beckon you to relive them until you embark on another unforgettable adventure.

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Things to know

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ACP2527
Verified Customer
G’day Klem, Back in Australia and just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our holiday. You guys did a wonderful job. The whole experience was first class. The bikes were excellent. The route was fun and well mapped using the app. The hotels were excellent. The hotel staff, outstanding. The food and wine truly memorable. I cannot recommend you guy’s highly enough. Our impressions of Slovenia as an outstanding destination, of beautiful scenery and friendly people will be passed onto all our friends. Thank you so much for a great holiday!
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Diane Flynn
Verified Customer
We had a wonderful cycling trip, starting in Trieste, then onto Slovenia and Croatia. Before the trip, Klemen was extremely patient with our many questions and addressed our concerns very satisfactorily- even changing the original bike route to meet our needs. The bikes we used ( e-bikes) were in great condition, and easy to use. The hotels were very satisfactory- and included big breakfasts to start our days. The towns we visited were charming. All in all- a first class experience!!
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Katie Wigfield
Verified Customer
We have just returned from a wonderful family holiday in Slovenia (two adults and a 13 year old) and I can highly recommend Slovenia Cycling Holidays for their excellent service and good value for money. Nejc was very helpful from the start, replying quickly and creating our tailormade itinerary. We received great pre-trip information and files in the right format to use with our Garmin devices. The trip itself was perfect, cycling on a mix of offroad trails and quiet roads. The hotels were well chosen with comfortable, spacious rooms and welcoming and helpful staff who stored the bikes overnight. The e-bikes themselves were brand new top-of-the range and ideal for the hilly terrain - meaning we were able to see more of the countryside and get off the beaten track. Nejc continued to be on hand for any questions (messaging via WhatsApp). We were travelling in April and generally had lovely weather but on our last day, we had very heavy rain. Nejc was in contact first thing in the morning to check if we still wanted to cycle which we did. We finished early and we and the bikes were collected earlier than scheduled to avoid having to hang around in wet gear. The scenery we cycled through from Ljubljana to Lake Bled was beautiful and the people we met were friendly and welcoming. We hope to return soon.
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Mark Daily
Verified Customer
We couldn’t have had a better experience. Everything was great from the moment we were picked up at the airport until our send off two weeks later. Beautiful biking trails, great equipment and accommodations, knowledgable guide offering multiple options every day. I highly recommend Slovenian Cycling Holidays for a great vacation.
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Thuan Truong
Verified Customer
My wife and I just came back from the self-guided tour 'from the Alps to the Adriatic' with Slovenia Cycling Holidays. Beautiful country with breathtaking scenery, all the places where we stayed were superb, more than we expected. And of course, good slovenian cuisine with good wine and beer. Everything was well done by Slovenia Cycling Holidays, from planning to service and support : all the questions answered, all the special requests handled. Everything went as planned. But most importantly we felt safe and not being left alone on the trails in the mountains because Anja was steadily reachable to resolve any issue that might happen. She resolved the few problems that arose swiftly and efficiently, to our entire satisfaction thus allowing us not only to complete the tour as scheduled but also to arrive every day at destination early enough to enjoy good slovenian wine and beer at the fabulous european terrasses. So our deep gratitude to Anja and a big thank you to the whole team for having made this trip memorable. It's without hesitation that we recommend Slovenia Cycling Holidays.
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Markus Abbassi
Verified Customer
While researching for a self-guided bike tour, my wife and I came across the offer from the Alps to the Adriatic from Slovenia Cycling Holidays. We really appreciated the support from Daja and Anja when planning our tour. They were very flexible at all times, even when it came to the discussion of possible tour change requests or the choice of hotel. Back from the tour, we look back on a great trip, where not only the weather but also the "administrative" things went very well. From the hotel bookings to the luggage transportation as well as the GPS navigation, past great sights and along varied routes, everything always worked very well. Overall, the price-value ratio was very good and we would choose Slovenia Cycling Holidays definitely again.

Self-guided

Those who like a good adventure and limitless flexibility should go on a self-guided cycling holiday. 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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