Winter life in the mountains

More and more we understand and like the simple life connected with the nature. Especially in the winter it’s time where you can really connect with the natural life cycle and experience the pace in which the nature moves.

2020 YEARBOOK

MARCH – Covid-19 lockdown and off-grid mountain life

AUGUST – Bike trip around Julian Alps in one day – 209.5 km and 3900 v.m. 🙂

Off grid mountain life during COVID-19 lockdown

This year is strange for all of us. Lockdowns, restrictions, tests, new rules… We miss our friends, guests, travels, hangouts, but are staying positive and full of new plans . In the video you can find how we spent lockdown days in our off-grid mountain hut in the Julian Alps and see the projects that kept us busy. 🙂

A loop around the Julian Alps in one day

We live in the north-western part of Slovenia and the area is surrounded by mountains. To be more precise we live in the largest mountain group in Slovenia, called the Julian Alps. They are a part of the largest European mountain group; the Alps. Our home is the amazing Bohinj valley located in the heart of the Triglav national park. The park is named after Slovenia’s highest mountain – Triglav rising 2864m above sea level. The Julian Alps are surrounded by 3 main valleys: Bohinj valley, Upper Sava valley and Soca valley and mt. Triglav is located almost in the middle of the park and the Julian Alps.

I have been biking in the area all my life and I can say that I know the terrain quite well. I have ridden almost all of the tarmac roads and most of the gravel trails in the area in the past years. For a long time I had an idea to ride the full loop around the mt. Triglav and Julian Alps in one day and finally I managed to do this together with my neighbour Scott; an Australian guy, that moved to Stara Fuzina with his wife Ally a few years ago. We did the loop on Aug 7th 2020 and I filmed and took photos of the ride. My wife Maja has edited a short video about the day and you are welcome to check it out below.

RIDE STATISTICS:

Distance: 209.5 km

Vertical meters: 3900

Average speed: 19.7 km/h

If you would like to experience a ride like this as well please let us know and we’ll be happy to help you out. 🙂

Chalet HIKE&BIKE

In this video we present you our Hike&Bike chalet located in the village Stara Fuzina in the heart of the Triglav National Park. The chalet is suitable for 4 persons and is located next to the Mostnica river. The chalet is just 10 min walking from the Bohinj lake and is also a great starting point for hiking in the Julian Alps. The long distance hiking Juliana trail passes the house as well. Enjoy the video! 🙂

Road bike Piran, Portoroz and the Secovlje salt pans

This Wednesday we decided to do some cycling on the Slovenian coastline. We have a really nice tour there where we ride along the Adriatic sea (btw.: Did you know that Slovenia has just 46 km of coast) and visit the famous towns Piran, Portoroz and also our favorite Secovlje Salina nature park where you can see the salt pans and learn how salt was harvested in the past and still is. Enjoy the video!

Testing Specialized Turbo Creo in Goriska Brda and Collio DOC

We got the chance to test a brand new Specialized Turbo Creo road e-bike and we chose to do the test in two countries. We started in Slovenia, rode across the border to Italy, visit Castello di Spessa where Giacomo Casanova spent some time, cycled across the famous Goriska Brda wine region, visited friends at hotel San Martin and tasted their amazing Rebula wine and finished with a beautiful ride along the emerald Soca river. 🙂

Custom gravel bike – Specialized Sequioa

I wanted to build my own bike for a while. First I was of course thinking about building a custom MTB, but then I got the chance to get a Specialized Sequoia steel frame and this is how the gravel bike build started. Check the video to see the details.