Cycle around Mount Triglav

This is a mountain bike tour designed around the beauty of the landscape, rather than the cycling terrain. Most roads are asphalt, however some of the side trips are on unpaved surfaces and forest tracks - you pass through some of Slovenia's most picturesque alpine landscapes and is ideal for mountain bikers with a good level of fitness.

It can be done individually as a self guided trip between May and October starting in Bled

Cycling tour highlights:

  • Swim in crystal clear lakes & canyon streams
  • Rafting, paragliding & more in Bovec
  • Ride through summery alpine meadows

  • Day 1 ARRIVAL IN LAKE BLED

    First stop Bled - a world famous town on the shore of a beautiful glacial lake. With its distinctive island church, surrounded by towering alpine mountains and the cliff top castle standing guard over the town - Bled is one of Slovenia’s most popular tourist attractions and it is easy to see why. Accommodation in a 3* hotel


  • Day 2 BLED – RIBČEV LAZ (Bohinj Lake) (40 km, cumulative climb 700 m)

    From the high plateau at Pokljuka, you can marvel at the alpine views as you glide down into the neighbouring Bohinj Valley. Upon reaching Lake Bohinj, the largest and deepest in the Triglav National Park, you can spend the rest of the day seeing sights such as Savica Waterfalls and shimmering mountain vistas from Vogel mountain. Accommodation in a 4* hotel.


  • Day 3 TOLMIN (61 km, cumulative climb 1100 m; or 35 km via train to Podbrdo)

    Today you peddle off into the heart of the Julian Alps through the narrow, almost canyon-like, valley of Baška Grapa to the town of Tolmin. Weather permitting, you can take a swim in the river near Most na Soči, at the confluence of the Soča and Idrijca Rivers. Accommodation in a 3* hotel.


  • Day 4 TOLMIN – BOVEC (46 km, cumulative climb 440 m).

    Today you follow the mighty Soča River as it roars its way down from the Julian Alps. As you cycle along this emerald green river you will pass through the area that saw some of the fiercest fighting during World War 1, immortalised in Hemmingway's novel, 'A Farewell to Arms'. Just before you arrive in Bovec take time to visit the Boka Waterfall. At 106 metres high and 30 metres wide, this is a spectacle not to be missed. Accommodation in a 3* hotel.


  • Day 5 BOVEC a rest day.

    Enjoy a free day in Bovec – the adrenaline capital of Slovenia. For the adventurous amongst you, take a white water rafting trip down the Soča river or a lift by cable car to Mount Kanin and cycle back down to the valley. If you like to fly, you could even try one of the tandem paragliding trips.


  • Day 6 BOVEC – KRANJSKA GORA (45 km, cumulative climb 1100 m)

    As the sun illuminates the eastern sky, you will be heading towards it into the tranquility of the Upper Soča Valley of Trenta, and then twisting your way around 50 hairpin bends as you cross over the high mountain pass of Vršic (1611 metres above sea level - height difference 1100 metres / 3600 feet) Accommodation in a 3* hotel.


  • Day 7 KRANJSKA GORA – BLED (41 km, cumulative climb 150 m)

    After an exhausting climb up the mountain pass on day 6, day 7 takes you across more relaxing terrain along the Radovna River as it meanders its way through a wilderness valley between two plateaus. As you exit the valley and head back to Bled, stop at the 1.6km Vintgar Gorge and take a stroll alongside the river as it cuts its way through the hills. Accommodation in a 4* hotel.


  • Day 8 - depart from Bled

    Tour completed and individual departure from Bled.

    You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time.

    If you decide to spend more time in Slovenia, we can offer an extension in a city or on the coast - do get in touch and we can make some suggestions


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  • Meet & greet


    Meet & greet No need to struggle with heavy luggage or equipment and no need to take a shuttle bus - Simply drive to the terminal forecourt where you will be met by a uniformed driver who will take all the stress away from you.

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The tour includes

  • 7 nights in 3* and 4* hotel rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person
  • Information package including detailed route description (one per party)

Tour Profile

This tour is designed for cyclists with a good level of fitness.

Cycling tour highlights

  • Crystal clear mountain lakes and deep canyon streams.
  • Go rafting, paragliding or try other activities in the town of Bovec
  • Broad meadows framed by soaring mountains
  • Cycle 1611 metres up over the Vrsic mountain pass
  • Climb 2000 metres up to the Mangart road
  • Small individual hotels, great food

Board

Bed & breakfast is included however you can upgrade to half board for a supplement to include dinner on 7 nights.

Transfers

Airport transfers can be arranged to/from Klagenfurt or other airports.

Holiday insurance

Holiday insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

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