At Hike&Bike we love to bike and discover new places. Slovenia is small but very picturesque, unique and amazing for mountain biking. A very special place of Slovenia are the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. This is where our base is and it offers you the best location to explore Slovenia's beauties, ride the best trails and get to know the locals. The tour is run on a "hub&spoke" style which means that you will be based in amazing Bohinj valley in a biker friendly accommodation in the heart of Triglav National Park. This will be our base and from Bohinj we will explore different areas, ride different trails and get the real insight in the beauties of the Julian Alps. If you want to skip a day it's not a problem at all. You can do a ride on your own, relax by the lake, go on a rafting or canyoning adventure, do a hike or fly with a tandem paraglide.

What will you experience?

Bohinj valley and Triglav National Park

Kranjska Gora & biking in 3 countries (Slovenia, Austria, Italy)

Lake Bled and Karavanke mountains

relax in biker friendly accommodation

experience local specialties in a traditional inn "gostilna"

ride with licensed local MTB guide

hang around with Grega & Maja (owners of Hike&Bike) and get to know Slovenia better

Day by day itinerary

- arrival to Ljubljana airport
- pickup and transfer to Bohinj valley (cca. 45 min drive)
- check in and welcome meeting
- bike setup
- bike ride around the Bohinj valley (its an introductory ride, mostly XC for you to settle in and see some of the attractions the valley can offer)

TECHNICAL DATA:
distance: 25 - 30 km
vertical meters: approx. 500
technical level: 1 - 3
fitness level: 1 - 2
- breakfast
- MORNING BIKE TRIP - Above Bohinj there is an amazing forrest named Pokljuka plateau full of alpine meadows and great views. We will bike up (approx. 800 v.m. of climb), cross the plateau with stops on the meadows before we descend back to the valley. For the descend we have a couple of options and we will choose the one that will be in best condition and most suitable for you. In case you don't want to pedal up in the morning we can arrange a shuttle to avoid the first climb.
- free time for snack or lunch in the valley
- AFTERNOON BIKE TRIP - Shuttle up to a ridge that splits two Slovenian regions (Gorenjska and Primorska) and then descend on an old Italian war trail to a village Podbrdo where we will have a break and a well deserved cold beer before we put the bikes on a train and return back to the valley.

TECHNICAL DATA:
distance: 50 - 60 km
vertical meters up (without morning shuttle): 1000
vertical meters down: 1400
technical level: 2 - 3
fitness level: 2 - 3
- breakfast
- MORNING: shuttle to Kranjska Gora area and full day biking where we have numerous options to spend the day. We can climb up to the highest pass in Slovenia and descend back down to the valley or we can visit the three borders peak where we can step into Austria, Italy and Slovenia at the same time. There is also a nice built single trail course close by that we can ride as well before we return back to the valley.
- snack or lunch in the village
- AFTERNOON: We can do a few runs in the Kranjska Gora bike park, bike to the famous Planica ski jumps or ride into Italy to the Laghi di Fusine lakes. We can decide on the exact routes in Kranjska Gora once we are there based on the weather and your wishes.
- drive back to Bohinj valley

TECHNICAL DATA:
distance: 50-60 km (depends on the route we choose)
vertical meters: 1000 - 1200 (up and down; depends on the route we choose)
technical level: 2 - 3
fitness level: 2 - 3
- breakfast
- A short transfer will bring us to Bled and we will explore the lake area and discover the trails in the wide area of lake Bled. On this day we have an option to visit some of the mountain huts in the area and ride beautiful trails before we end our tour on shore of the famous lake Bled.
- free time in Bled for snack or lunch
- shuttle to the airport

TECHNICAL DATA:
distance: 20 - 30 km
vertical meters: 500 - 700 m (up and down)
technical level: 2 - 3
fitness level: 1 - 3

 

Price:

790 eur/person

Included:

 transfer from Ljubljana airport (transfers are possible also from other nearby airports; additional cost may occur)
4 days in Hike&Bike chalet or Hike&Bike B&B
3x breakfast
4x guided bike tours
all transfers on day trips and excursions
licensed local bike guide
all entrance fees and tickets based on the itinerary
VAT and tourist tax

Excluded:

airplane ticket to Ljubljana airport
lunches and dinners (usually the price for a nice lunch is between 10 - 15 eur, dinner 15 - 20 eur or you can cook it on your own in your accommodation)
 visit of Kranjska Gora bike park
 cost of drinks and other personal spendings
 bike (If you need a bike we can offer you Specialized Camber full suspension bikes. Please contact us at grega@hikeandbike.si for more info.)

Available dates:

 

1.5. - 4.5.2019

30.5. - 2.6.2019

5.9. - 8.9.2019

3.10. - 6.10.2019

What to bring:

 

comfortable clothes and shoes
helmet (can be also provided by us)
biking clothes (padded shorts, 2 shirts with short sleeves and 1 shirt with long sleeves)
windproof jacket
rainproof jacket and pants (if you use them)
fleece or a warm jacket
bike gloves
hat
swimsuit and towel
camera or a smartphone
sunglasses
bike backpack
sunscreen

Minimum number of guests per tour is 4 and maximum is 16. If there is more of you or you would like to have a personalised itinerary for your visit of Slovenia and Julian Alps please contact us. Same goes also for all that have accommodation already booked and would like to join us on our trips. Please send us an email at grega@hikeandbike.si and we will set all the details. 🙂