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Ultimate Self-Guided Cycling across Slovenia and Croatia

Discover the diverse landscapes of Slovenia and Croatia on this self-guided biking holiday, from the mountainous Alps to the Adriatic Sea.
Starting point
Bled
Finish point
Pula
Duration
13 days / 12 nights
Season
Apr - Oct
Price
From: 2,495€/person
Difficulty
Moderate
Suitable for most active people with good stamina and basic cycling experience
Trekking Cycling
Discover the joy of scenic rides across varied landscapes, tailored for cyclists seeking adventure and exploration.

Visit the highlights of Alpine Slovenia, like Bled, Kranjska Gora, Vršič Pass, and the Soča Valley

Cycle between Slovenia’s wine-growing hills, on the wind-swept Karst plateau and along the coast, with the romantic town of Piran as its pearl

Discover the picturesque villages of Croatian Istria and the Mediterranean coastal towns like Rovinj and Pula

Enjoy peaceful biking on cycling paths and less busy roads and enjoy our 24/7 support on the way.

The most diverse 13-day cycling holidays, leading you through the Julian Alps and along the Adriatic Sea

Moderate cycling of 40-50 kilometers daily, suitable for most

cheerful active senior woman on a E mountain bike tour at Vršič Pass in the Triglav National Park, Julian Alps above Kranska Gora in Slovenia

The Vršič pass offer two roads the main paved road, and the old bridle path, more accessible to electric mountain bikes

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Vršič pass from above

active senior woman on a mountain bike tour at Lake Jezero Jasna in the Triglav National Park near Kranska Gora, Julian Alps, Slovenia

Cycling by the Jasna Lake near Kranjska Gora

Cyclists on the wine route, riding along Austra - Slovenia border with grapevines fields in Autumn.

Goriška Brda offer amazing leisure cycling routes along the vineyards

The streets of Rovinj

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Izola with mountains in the background

panoramic view of the alpine pearl bled

The panoramic view of the alpine pearl Bled

the great soča gorge

The Great Soča Gorge

relaxing at vršič pass

Croatien, Istria, Parenzana Biketrail, Mountainbiker wearing headlamp in tunnel

The tunnels of the old railway

coastline in the Kamenjak national park in Croatia

Kamenjak has some of the nicest beaches of Istria

Overlooking Koper as you arrive to the Slovenian coast

Overlooking Koper as you arrive to the Slovenian coast

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:
2,495€
/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

Are you a fan of cycling? Do you want to visit both Slovenia and Croatia? Then you’re in luck since you found the perfect adventure! There is no better way to discover both Alpine Slovenia and the Mediterranean coast of Croatian Istria than on this ultimate cycling holiday.

The number of landscapes you’ll be cycling through on this holiday is astounding. Slovenia alone is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Combine it with the northern Croatian coastline, and you get a trip you can hardly imagine being possible. With the magnificent landscapes, rich culture, and authentic food; You will discover the best of this region on your way from the mountains to the sea.

There will be plenty of opportunities for sightseeing along the way, even the chance to go swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic sea in the second part of the trip.

Your journey will begin in the Alpine pearl of Lake Bled, from where you’ll hop on your bikes and start exploring the mountain paradise that is the Julian Alps. After exploring the glacial valleys and crossing the Vršič mountain pass, you’ll start descending to the Soča Valley and soon feel the call of the Mediterranean. With each turn of the wheel, the climate will get warmer, and your eyes will start catching more and more glimpses of the Adriatic Sea. After cycling through the lovely villages of the wind-swept Karst plateau, the sea breeze will touch your skin.

From there, you’ll be following the tunnels and bridges of the famous Parenzana cycling path, a former railway route; Sometimes cycling along the coastline, other times cycling between the wine hills of Istria. Your path will lead you over the border to Croatia, to a Mediterranean environment, and a contrasting sight to the mountains that were surrounding you just a few days before. The next few days of cycling will be right along the coast of the Istrian Peninsula, feasting your eyes on its crystal clear waters and exploring the soulful towns like Rovinj and Pula. These last few days, the water will probably look so inviting that you should definitely pack some swimming gear and take a swim in the refreshing sea.

This is a self-guided holiday made for those who like that extra bit of freedom and autonomy on their holidays. We provide you with the itinerary, maps, and other information needed. But in the end, you’re the one using it to navigate yourself through this adventure. While that means there is no guide there with you, you will have 24/7 assistance from us, ready to help you in any emergency that arises. The daily stages are never too challenging, but you have to take into account that this is a long tour, so a certain level of fitness is required.

If you don’t have all 13 days it takes to complete this tour, we have a solution for you. We divided this long cycling holiday into two shorter ones. In one, you’ll get to cycle from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea. During the other, you’ll hop on the bike to explore the Adriatic coast. Both of them are only 7 days long, so check them out if time is your limitation.

Take a look at the itinerary we have prepared for you, and check out everything that could await you if you decide to book this ultimate self-guided cycling journey across Slovenia and Croatia with us.

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Things to know

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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