AN EPIC TOUR THAT WILL TAKE YOU TO THE BEST SPOTS IN THE JULIAN ALPS!

Julian Alps are the largest mountain group in Slovenia and also a part of the Alps. Almost in the middle of the mountain range is the highest mountain of Slovenia, mt. Triglav. The three main valleys; Bohinj valley, Upper Sava valley and Soca valley offer a gateway to the kingdom of the peaks, lakes and alpine meadows. For all cycling enthusiasts we have designed an amazing loop where you can in 3 days experience the best of what Slovenian mountains and the Julian Alps have to offer. We suggest to do the tour with gravel or mountain bike, but if you prefer to stay on asphalt most of the time we have a road cycling option ready for you. Although we live in the Julian Alps all our life, and we are used of the mountains is this the tour that leaves us speechless every time we do it.

What will you experience?

alpine meadows
Pokljuka plateau 
Partizan forest hospital
Julian Alps views
Krma valley
Pocar farm in Radovna valley
Pericnik waterfall (optional) 
Slovenian alpine museum in Mojstrana
Jure Robic cycling path
Kranjska Gora village
Jasna lake
Krnica valley 
Russian chapel and Russian road
Mt. Prisank window
Ajdovska deklica/Heighten maiden
Vrsic pass
descent from Vrsic pass
Soca river spring
Info center TNP
Soca river and hanging bridges
Boka waterfall
WW1 museum in Kobarid 
Kozjek waterfall (optional hike) 
Hisa Franko (optional food experience)
Napoleon bridge
Tolmin town
Tolminka river gorge
Most na Soci / Santa Lucija
Bohinj railroad 
Baca river valley
Sorica village
Soriska planina pass
Bohinj valley
lake Bohinj
 

Day by day itinerary

First day of cycling will start in Bohinj valley where you will climb over the famous Pokljuka plateau, cross the amazing alpine meadows, admire the views on the mountains. The amazing descent will bring you to Radovna valley and you will finish your day in world famous alpine village Kranjska Gora.

TECHNICAL DATA:
distance: 75.5 km
vertical meters: 1800 m up / 1500 m down
gravel: 65%
asphalt: 35%
This day will be an epic one. You will cross the highest pass in Slovenia, visit the spring of the famous Soca river and ride through some of the nicest alpine valleys in the world before you reach a charming town of Kobarid where you will spend the night.

TECHNICAL DATA:
distance: 88 km
vertical meters: 1850 m up / 2450 m down
gravel: 24%
asphalt: 76%
Final day will start with a perfect warm up ride along Soca river all the way to Baca valley. This is where we start to approach the Bohinj saddle pass that will bring us back to Bohinj valley. If you don't feel like climbing too much on this day you can take the train on the famous Bohinj railroad all the way to Bohinj valley and save your legs for the beautiful ride to lake Bohinj.

TECHNICAL DATA:
distance: 85 km
vertical meters: 1600 m up / 1250 m down
gravel: 22%
asphalt: 78%

 

Price:

accommodation in camp from 530 eur/person

accommodation in B&B from 590 eur/person

accommodation in hotel from 690 eur/person

Included:

Hike&Bike welcome meeting
2x breakfast and overnight in specialised cyclist friendly accommodation (camp, B&B or hotel)
 map of the area and route instructions
 GPS tracks
 list of equipment needed
 first aid kit (on request)
 24/7 phone support
luggage transport

Excluded:

travel cost to Slovenia
lunches and dinners (approx. price for a nice lunch is between 10 - 15 eur and dinner 20 - 25 eur)
 cost of drinks and other personal spendings
bike (If you need a bike we can arrange you gravel,road, hybrid/trekking or e-bike for you. Please contact us at grega@hikeandbike.si for more info.)

What to bring:

 

Once you book a self-guided gravel biking with us we will provide you with a full equipment list that we suggest to have for your cycling vacation.

When to come:

Ideal time for this cycling trip is between April and October. We have various cyclist friendly accommodation options in campsites, self-catered apartments, B&Bs and hotels for overnights on this tour. Please let us know your preferred date and type of accommodation at grega@hikeandbike.si and we will send you an offer with the best itinerary for you.

Tour options:

Originally this tour is perfect for gravel biking, but we also have a  MTB and "road only" version of it, so if you would like to stay on asphalt roads or include more mountain bike trails in your bike ride let us know and we will adjust the tour to your preference.

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