SUPER SLOVENIA

SUPER SLOVENIA

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SLOVENIA

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13 - 22 Jul 2020

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Approx. US$4,383

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AU$6,407

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GBP£3,412

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€3,850.00

START LOCATION

LJUBLJANA

END LOCATION

VENICE

DAYS

10

AV. DAILY DISTANCE

75KM | 47MI

AV. DAILY ELEVATION

1250M | 4100FT

A cycling holiday in Slovenia is to be thoroughly spoilt. Luscious landscapes and excellent food, in a country with a colourful history and hospitable hosts.

Slovenia is fast becoming a favourite holiday destination for keen cyclists. This tour showcases some of the best riding amid the natural riches of Slovenia. The country is blessed with a wonderful mix of dramatic Alpine peaks, magnificent forests, stunning lakes and rounded hills of luxuriant, green pastures. Riding is a load of fun on ever-changing terrain.

Food is hearty and tasty. Expect to be surprised. With at least one restaurant in the world's top 50, Slovenia is not to be trifled with.

Secure your place, riding through surprising Slovenia!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

LUXE ACCOMMODATION (TWIN SHARE) | BREAKFASTS | LUNCHES | DINNERS | FULL GUIDE AND VEHICLE SUPPORT | ON-ROAD SNACKS AND SUPPLEMENTS | WAHOO GPS LOAN UNIT | COMPLIMENTARY PUNTOTOURS CYCLING KIT | DAYPACK | BIDONS | KIT LAUNDRY SERVICE | GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFER ON DEPARTURE | WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

OVERVIEW

DAY ONE MON 13 JUL | WELCOME DAY TWO TUE 14 JUL | LOOP TO VRHNIKA DAY THREE WED 15 JUL | LOOP TO POLHOGRAJSKI DOLOMITI DAY FOUR THU 16 JUL | LJUBLJANA TO BLED DAY FIVE FRI 17 JUL | LOOP TO LAKE BLED DAY SIX SAT 18 JUL | BLED TO BOVEC DAY SEVEN SUN 19 JUL | REST DAY DAY EIGHT MON 20 JUL | LOOP TO PRISOJNIK DAY NINE TUE 21 JUL | THE MANGART! DAY TEN WED 22 JUL | GOODBYE

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ARRIVAL LJUBLJANA DEPARTURE VENICE

PRICE PER PERSON

TWINSHARE €3,850.00 | SINGLE ROOM €4,300.00

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FULL ITINERARY

DAY ONE MON 13 JUL | WELCOME

Welcome to Slovenia! The day starts at 11:00am with final bike fit or setup, depending whether you hired a bike or brought your own. This will be followed by a light lunch and Tour Briefing. In the afternoon we head out on a leisurely ride to shake out the legs after travelling, check the bikes and get a taste of beautiful Slovenia.
DISTANCE | 30KM | 20MI
ELEVATION | 250M | 800FT

DAY TWO TUE 14 JUL | LOOP TO VRHNIKA

We ride into the gentle hills west of Ljubljana. Downhill we go, followed by a relatively flat first half before we climb into the hills. Here, a vibrant network of springs and streams join to form the source of the river Ljubljanica. Quiet, winding roads through woodland and green pastures before the gradual descent back to Ljublana. Perfect warm-up for the tour ahead.
DISTANCE | 70KM | 43MI
ELEVATION | 650M | 2100FT

DAY THREE WED 15 JUL | LOOP TO POLHOGRAJSKI DOLOMITI

Today's scenic route takes us in to the pre-Alpine hills of the Polhograjski Dolomiti. One climb up to around 900M. Low average gradient but a few steep bits to keep you honest, with a fast, fun descent to follow.
DISTANCE | 70KM | 43MI
ELEVATION | 900M | 2950FT

DAY FOUR THU 16 JUL | LJUBLJANA TO BLED

Your first big day out! We leave Ljubljana, riding the reverse of yesterday's finish to Skofja Loka. From there we're in new terrain, climbing to Drazgose and enjoying panoramic views as the road winds across the ridge. Our destination is a Renaissance chateau dating back to the 13th century.
DISTANCE | 90KM | 56MI
ELEVATION | 1650M | 5400FT

DAY FIVE FRI 17 JUL | LOOP TO LAKE BLED

The vibrant jewel of Slovenia, Lake Bled is stunning and simply not to be missed. Although we have two lakes on the menu today. You decide which is the most beautiful. We ride along the shore of Lake Bled, with views to the beautiful baroque church on the island. We then follow the Sava Bohinjka river right up to tranquil Lake Bohinj.
DISTANCE | 99KM | 60MI
ELEVATION | 1600M | 5250FT

DAY SIX SAT 18 JUL | BLED TO BOVEC

Sensational day in the saddle! The route gives us one last look at Lake Bled, and then winds along the valley to Kranjska Gora, following quiet bike paths amid the trees. Today is your Queen Stage. When we leave Kranjska Gora, we begin the climb of the famous Vrsic Pass. Built by Russian prisoners of war, with cobbled hairpin bends, this is a magnificent, bucket list ascent. Around the 50KM mark, stop to catch your breath at the chapel in honour of the Russians.
DISTANCE | 90KM | 56MI
ELEVATION | 1700M | 5600FT

DAY SEVEN SUN 19 JUL | REST DAY

You've spent a lot of time on your bike - today is a rest day. Well, more or less! We'll let you sleep in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Bovec is a popular centre for outdoor activities such as canyoning, rafting, kayaking, zipline and more. We'll have an adventure lined up for you for a change of pace.

DAY EIGHT MON 20 JUL | LOOP TO PRISOJNIK

After a day off the bike, we'll ease into pedalling again on an undulating, hilly route to Prisojnik. This mountain within the Julian Alps provides panoramic views between the stands of trees. Our route roughly follows the Nadiza and Soca rivers, taking us very close to the Italian border.
DISTANCE | 82KM | 50MI
ELEVATION | 1200M | 3900FT

DAY NINE TUE 21 JUL | THE MANGART!

Extra special route for the last day. A mere 50KM, but what an awesome ride! Out and back route to the top of the world, the Mangart Pass. One of the highest roads in Slovenia, we'll climb to just over 2000M. Up on the way out, down on the way back. Celebrations to finish!
DISTANCE | 50KM | 31MI
ELEVATION | 1650M | 5400FT

DAY TEN WED 22 JUL | GOODBYE

Early morning transfer to Venice airport.
Time to say farewell, until next time!

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

FLIGHTS | INSURANCES | BIKE HIRE | ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES | PERSONAL HOTEL EXPENSES | PRE- OR POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION

CAN I HIRE A BIKE?

You can!  Check out the details of hiring one of our high-end Cipollini road bikes.

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