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Cycle Slovenia

8 Days | Cycle your way through the spectacular scenery of Slovenia

5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
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It’s beautiful, it’s bite-sized, and it’s best explored on a bike. Spend 8 unforgettable days discovering Slovenia on two wheels, travelling from lively Ljubljana to picturesque Piran. Cycle around the famous Lake Bled, wind through the showstopping Triglav National Park, take in alpine views from the slopes of Kranjska Gora, follow the emerald-green waters of the Soca River and explore the biodiverse Postojna Cave. When you’re not busy pedalling, you’ll enjoy picnics, barbecues, coffee stops and winery visits, and experience Slovenia’s short but stunning Adriatic coastline. One thing’s for sure – this is going to be a ride to remember.

Trip overview

Map of Cycle Slovenia including Slovenia
Start
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Finish
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Theme
Cycling
Destinations
Slovenia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 15
Trip code
ZMXL
This trip generates 25.31 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Your adventure begins in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, one of the prettiest cities in Europe, and finishes in Piran, a picturesque seaside city on Slovenia’s stunning Adriatic coast.
  • Pedal through the beautiful landscapes of the Triglav National Park, passing mountains, ravines, lakes, canyons, caves, rivers, forests and Alpine meadows.
  • Stay in the stunning lakeside town of Bled. Discover the famous Lake Bled and the surrounding mountains, forests and flower-filled valleys on your bike.
  • Explore the fascinating Postojna Cave, an incredibly biodiverse underground world of eerie rock formations and unusual creatures.
  • Cycle through the scenic hills and vineyards of Slovenia’s wine region, pausing the pedalling for an included tasting at a local winery.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip is new to our range this year. Despite rigorous planning and research, new itineraries can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a welcome surprise, but every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that is what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
  • On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group, and another that drives the support vehicle (acting as a back marker where needed). Where the vehicle cannot travel directly with the cyclists (e.g. a cyclists-only path) your leader will assign a person from the group to act as a back marker.
  • To complete this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle. As our riding is done mostly on sealed roads with the occasional gravel cycle path there are no technical cycling skills required. Remember we will always have the support vehicle on hand if you need to take a break for an hour or a day.
  • You'll be spending your nights in hotels at each step on this tour, ranging from comfortable to basic levels, but always authentic and a great opportunity to interact with the locals and fellow travellers alike.

Itinerary

Map of Cycle Slovenia including Slovenia

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Private vehicle, Local bus, Bicycle

Accommodation

Hotel/Guesthouse (6 nights), Apartment (1 night)

Activities
  • 6 Days Included Bicycle Hire
  • Lake Bled & surrounds Guided and Vehicle-supported cycling
  • Bled to Kranjska Gora Guided and Vehicle-supported cycling
  • Vrsic pass to Bovec Guided and Vehicle-supported cycling
  • Boka Waterfall visit
  • Slovenian Winery Visit
  • Smartno & surrounds Guided and Vehicle-supported cycling
  • Smartno to Postojna Guided and Vehicle-supported cycling
  • Postojna - Postojna Caves
  • Vanganel to Piran Guided and Vehicle-supported cycling
Add on activities
  • Ljubljana - Castle and Funicular - EUR16
  • Ljubljana - Zganje Tasting - EUR3
  • Ljubljana - Sights & Bites Urban Adventure - EUR65
  • Ljubljana - Dragon Bridge - Free
  • Triglav National Park - Vintgar Gorge - EUR10
  • Bled - Castle - EUR15
  • Boat tour - EUR14
  • Postojna - Predjamski Grad - EUR14
  • Piran Town Walls - EUR2
  • Piran Salt Pans - EUR7

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advise your height at time of booking so as we can organize a suitable sized bike.
3. Bike helmets are compulsory on this trip. We are unable to hire bike helmets locally so please ensure you bring your own bike helmet from home.
4. On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group, and another that drives the support vehicle (acting as a back marker where needed). Where the vehicle cannot travel directly with the cyclists (e.g. a cyclists-only path) your leader will assign a person from the group to act as a back marker.
5. An e-bike option (at additional cost) may be available on this trip. We have limited numbers of these bikes available and they are an 'on request' basis only. A request does not guarantee an e-bike, only a confirmed booking. Please ask your agent for more details at the time of booking.
6. This itinerary is designed to minimise the amount of climbing needed and to avoid dangerous sections of road, and does use the support vehicle mid-ride where needed .

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
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Bruce · Traveled September 2023
We booked the Cycle Slovenia trip to fit our itinerary, but discovered a real European gem. It is a bit of everything rolled into one country and so cycle friendly. Our tour leadership team and fellow travelers made it a trip to be remembered.
Review submitted 17 Sep 2023

Phillip · Traveled August 2023
I highly recommend this trip for everybody who wants to experience a strong variety of landscapes in a short amount of time. Tour guides Simon and Walter were very nice. Hotels, breakfast and dinner were mostly excellent. There are some steep climbs which are challenging but also very rewarding.
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023

Patrick · Traveled July 2023
Slovenia is a fabulous place to visit. Amazing, breathtaking scenery. The Intrepid cycling trip was so enjoyable and Simon and Walter entertained us and looked after us brilliantly!
Review submitted 20 Jul 2023

Danielle · Traveled July 2023
This trip was magnificent. Cycling was a terrific way to see Slovenia and experience the many different towns. Overall, it was a great adventure. Simon and Walter were fantastic.
Review submitted 27 Jul 2023

Susan · Traveled May 2023
I loved this adventure to Slovania with Intrepid. The bike riding was terrific. The itinerary could not have been better. The scenery was breathtaking. It was a trip of a lifetime.
Review submitted 07 Jun 2023
Cycle Slovenia
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USD $2,320