Spring is slowly coming to the Julian Alps as well and we spend more and more time on our bikes. Gravel cycling is what we like the most and this week we decided to explore the beautiful Soca valley. We rode from Most na Soci to Kobarid and made a super nice lunch by the Soca river. Maja also did a dip in the river as well although the water temperature is still quite low. If you want to see how we spent our day please check our video. 🙂
We have been exploring Karst region – biking in Ajdovščina, Vipava and hiking to Otlica natural window. Great day in Hike&Bike style 🙂 Cycling on picturesque roads between the vineyards and enjoying amazing views from the top of the mountains.
This winter was really generous with snow and we are enjoying every moment of it, spending time outdoor, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, skiing and forest bathing. Now it’s the end of February and at the moment we can do skiing in the morning and cycling in the afternoon. So grateful to live in such an amazing area. We would love to share all this beauty with you and would like to thank you for your comments.
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.
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. 🙂
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.
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. 🙂
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! 🙂
Cycling is so much fun and the market if full of different types of bikes. In order to explain the main differences and show you the main types of bikes we have made a video that we invite you to check below.
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!