Best of Slovenia - Lakes to the Coast

Hotel & Bike 10 nights

VISITING: Slovenia

Why we love this tour

"One of our favourite tours as it has it all; spectacular mountains, picture-postcard lakes, dramatic valleys, cities and an end point at the sea. We recommend spending extra nights at the beginning of your trip to relax and enjoy the beautiful Bled. "

Spectacular castles and captivating culture in Bled and Ljubljana

Dramatic karst scenery, green valleys, caves and glistening lakes

Alpine villages and idyllic towns show an authentic slice of Slovenia

Diverse terrain with both gentle inclines and flatter sections plus optional uplift for the most moderate day

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
213miles/343km
Level
Moderate
Standard
Superior
Departs
Departs any day
Runs
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
SL005
Fly to
Ljubljana
Good for
Solo
Return
Trieste

Cycle southwards through Slovenia from the romantic village of Bled, through karst mountain scenery, to the coastal town of Piran. Touring across diverse terrain for nine days, be prepared for a few gentle inclines. Flatter sections and easy downhills let you ease off in between and an optional uplift is possible for one of the most moderate days. 

The scenery of rocky limestone peaks, waterfalls and river rapids is astounding – and, towards the middle of the tour, you’ll step inside the most visited cave system in the world. As you cycle beneath forested slopes and along green valley floors, you’ll stop off to swim in clear mountain lakes, pass tiny alpine villages and see spectacular castles. The rich city culture in Slovenia’s capital adds an extra dimension and Piran's blue Mediterranean waters make an alluring place to finish.

Read about Catherine's experience of this wonderful tour in her trip report.

Accommodation

3 & 4* Hotels

We use a pool of 3 and 4* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

10 nights in 4* & 3* hotels

Breakfast included, half board available

Secure bike storage

Luggage transferred each day

We have been on this tour - and loved it! Speak to us and find out if it's right for you.

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What's included

Price includes

10 nights in 4* & 3* hotels

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transportation (one bag per person (max 20kg) & additional bags at extra cost)

Maps and route information

GPS tracks available on request

Welcome meeting on day 2

Transfer to the Pokljuka high plateau on day 2 after welcome meeting

Local contact number for assistance

Free parking at first hotel on request only - must be confirmed at time of booking

Local tourist and other taxes

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets

Transfer to top of the Jelovica Pass on day 3 - 20 Euro per person to pay locally

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Each bike come with a pannier. An odometer, small repair kit, inner tube and lock all included (per pair of bikes) at no extra cost. An additional odometer is possible at £20. 

Hybrid bike

21 geared hybrid bike

£131

E bike

£262

Extras

(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

3* Bled - B&B - 2 share
£126
3* Bled - B&B - single
£92
4* Bled - B&B - 2 share
£154
4* Bled - B&B - single
£130
4* Ljubljana - B&B - 2 share
£154
4* Ljubljana - B&B - single
£101
4* Piran - B&B - 2 share
£146
4* Piran - B&B - single
£101

Other Extras

Bike hire

Bike hire - extra day

£16
Helmet

Helmet hire

£19
Transfers

Ljubljana Airport to Bled - min 2 people (price per person)

£31

Klagenfurt Airport to Bled - min 2 people (price per person)

£72

Piran to Ljubljana Airport - min 2 people (price per person)

£77

Piran to Ljubljana - min 2 people (price per person)

£66

Piran to Bled - min 2 people (price per person)

£92

Piran to Trieste - min 2 people (price per person)

£41

Piran to Trieste Airport - min 2 people (price per person)

£61
Board upgrade (B&B included)

Half Board - 8 dinners (no dinner option in Skofja Loka or Muggia)

£162

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Ljubljana. Buses run from Ljubljana airport to Bled with one change and take approximately 2 hours. Alternatively, we can arrange a private transfer for you.

How do I get back?

For your return flight from Trieste or Ljubljana, take the bus from Piran to Trieste or Ljubljana.

 

What is a ‘Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Moderate cycling holidays are ideal for regular cyclists as the bike routes require a moderate degree of fitness, which you should have acquired by regular cycling.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

Have another question? Get in touch with us

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