Ljubljana to Piran - Self-Guided

Hotel & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Slovenia, Italy

Why we love this tour

"Get to know the real Slovenia on this beautiful tour with its impressive castles, karst hills, rolling vineyards and Renaissance and Baroque cities. Definitely make time to visit the Postjona caves and try the local wine in Stanjel after a wonderful day in the saddle."

Authentic villages and towns which show a slice of real Slovenia

Green gorges, karst scenery, sink holes and caves

Enchanting streets of Slovenia’s compact capital

Leisurely cycling from central Slovenia to the sea

Departs any day
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Follow a medieval merchants' route from the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, through flat marshlands and karst mountain scenery, to the west-coast town of Piran. The cycling is easy and undulating and gives you time to appreciate authentic Slovenian life. As you cycle beneath forested slopes and along green valley floors, you’ll see stunning castles and beautiful horses.

The scenery of rocky limestone peaks, waterfalls and river rapids is astounding – Iski Vintgar gorge is a highlight plus you’ll step inside one of the world's most visited cave systems. This is real Slovenia, away from the tourist routes but with welcoming villages to stop at en route. The cobbled streets and lively cafes of Slovenia’s compact capital get this tour off to a great start and the Mediterranean waters at Piran are an alluring place to finish.


3 & 4* Hotels and Guesthouses

We use a pool of 3 and 4* hotels and guesthouses 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.

A mix of 3* & 4* hotels and guesthouses

Breakfast included, half board available

Secure bike storage

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

7 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels and guesthouses

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

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

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

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

Hybrid bike

21 geared hybrid bike





(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

4* Ljubljana - Double room (B&B)
4* Ljubljana - Single room (B&B)
3* Piran - Double room (B&B)
3* Piran - Single room (B&B)

Other Extras

Bike hire

Bike hire - extra day


Helmet hire


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


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


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


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


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


Transfer Trieste Airport to Ljubljana

Board upgrade (B&B included)

Half Board for 6 nights (3 courses - no dinner option in Muggia & dinner in Postojna served at neighbouring restaurant)



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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. Taxis are available at the airport to the first hotel in Ljubljana.Transfers can also be booked from Ljubljana aiport to Ljubljana on arrival day.

Alternatively by train, take the Eurostar from London to Paris, change for Munich, change for  Villach to Ljubljana.

How do I get back?

For your return flight from Ljubljana or Trieste, transfers can be booked from Piran to Ljubljana or Trieste on departure day.



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.

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