Slovenia's Capital to Croatia's Coast

Hotel & Bike 12 nights

VISITING: Slovenia, Italy, Croatia

Why we love this tour

"A wonderful way to see both Slovenia and Croatia on a longer tour. Cycling towards the coast through beautiful rolling scenery, you'll meet friendly local people and visit pretty seaside towns. There's some undulating cycling that regular cyclists will enjoy."

Leisurely cycling from central Slovenia to the coast through authentic villages and towns which show a slice of real Slovenia

Enchanting streets of Slovenia’s compact capital

Undulating cycling past the coast and hills of western Istria & castles, churches, spa towns and Roman relics & optional rest day to the Bruni islands and Lim Channel

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
255miles/411km
Level
Moderate
Standard
Superior
Departs
Departs any day
Runs
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
SL007E
Fly to
Ljubljana
Good for
Coasts and Islands, Multi-Country
Return
Pula

Cycle through three countries following the medieval merchants' route from the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, through flat marshlands and karst mountain scenery, to the coastline of Croatia. On your first week, as you cycle in Slovenia 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 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. 

On your second week, cycle the length of Slovenia’s tiny coastline before pedalling across the border into Italy, for a brief exploration of the Italian city of Trieste. Cross into Croatia to enjoy beaches, towns and nature reserves. There is history at every turn, including a Roman drawbridge in Umag and a spectacular amphitheatre in Pula. Expect a few undulations along the way as you follow the Adriatic shoreline past ports, vineyards and karst hills, stopping to sightsee and sleep in fishing villages and historic towns. Cycling between each town, you’ll pass hilltop villages, see shimmering saltpans and can take an optional detour to the Zlatni rt peninsula coves. To pack even more in, an optional rest day gives you the chance to sail to the Brijuni archipelago to experience its pine-cloaked island. 

Accommodation

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

Luggage transferred each day

Secure bike storage

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What's included

Price includes

12 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels and guesthouses

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transportation (one bag per person)

Maps and route information

Welcome meeting

Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets

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

£157

E bike

£331

Extras

(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

4* Ljubljana - B&B - (2 share)
£102
4* Ljubljana - B&B - single
£73
3* Pula - B&B - (2 share)
£122
3* Pula - B&B - single
£89

Other Extras

Bike hire

Bike hire - extra day

£16
Helmet

Helmet hire

£23
Board upgrade (B&B included)

Half Board for 6 nights (3 courses - dinner in Postojna served at neighbouring restaurant)

£113
Transfers

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

£21

Transfer - Pula to Pula airport - (min 2 people - price per person)

£21

Transfer - Pula to Trieste airport - (min 2 people - price per person)

£117

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

£74

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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, book your taxi from your last hotel in Pula to Pula airport. Transfers can be booked from Pula to Pula airport, Ljubljana Airport or Trieste Airport.

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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