TOUR IN A FEW WORDS
the key information
Embark on a breathtaking self-guided cycling adventure through the picturesque landscapes of Slovenia, venturing briefly into the charming beauty of Italy. This six-day excursion begins at the iconic Lake Bled, winding through alpine vistas, the emerald beauty of Soča Valley, and the unique Karst region. Traverse across borders, exploring the enchanting Goriška Brda region, known for its vineyards and cultural blend. Experience the freedom of cycling at your pace while discovering diverse terrains, cultural richness, and a tapestry of unforgettable experiences, creating lasting memories at every turn.
ITINERARY OF THE TOUR
LAKE BLED, Arrival and Exploration
Arrive at Lake Bled and explore the stunning lake, Bled Castle, and the charming town. Get acquainted with the surroundings and the starting point for your cycling adventure.
Lake Bled to Kranjska Gora, Cycling through Alpine Landscapes
Begin your cycling journey to Kranjska Gora, traversing through scenic alpine landscapes and forests. Enjoy the serene cycling route and arrive in the mountain town of Kranjska Gora.
Kranjska Gora to Kobarid (Soča Valley), Exploring Soča Valley
Cycle through the beautiful Soča Valley, passing the Vršič Pass, and enjoy the emerald-green Soča River. Arrive in Kobarid, an area rich in history and natural beauty.
Kobarid to Kras Region, Discovering Karst Landscapes
Pedal through the Kras region, known for its unique Karst landscape. Experience the geological formations, caves, and rural beauty of the area.
Kras Region to Goriška Brda, Crossing Borders into Goriška Brda
Cycle through the border regions into Goriška Brda, exploring the vineyards, rolling hills, and charming villages. Experience a mix of Slovenian and Italian cultures.
Goriška Brda to Lake Bled, Return to Starting Point
Head back to Lake Bled by train, concluding your cycling journey. Enjoy the last leg of your trip, reminiscing about the beautiful landscapes and cultural experiences encountered along the way.
– ACCOMMODATION; 5 nights accommodation in (small / family-run) 3 or 4-star hotels and private accommodations; luggage transfer,
– SUPPORT; Ride with GPS; brief of the daily routes, assistance in case of emergency
– EQUIPMENT; wide selection of bikes – hybrid or e-bikes; helmets; water bottle; bike bags
– NOT INCLUDED; airfare; travel and cancelation insurance, meals, gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
– TREKKING BIKE
– ELECTRIC BIKE
– HOTEL 3 / 4* LAKE BLED
– HOTEL 3 / 4* KRANJSKA GORA
– HOTEL 3 / 4* ŠMARTNO
– EXPERIENCE SLOVENIA WITH LOCALS; In order to really know a place, you have to know its people, its culture, its language and its history. We decided to organize our trips with help of local people. Not only local guides, you also get to meet many other locals along the way – from local farmers, renowned winemakers to world-class chefs. Everyone has a story to tell and it’s nice to hear them all!
– CULINARY DELIGHTS ALL TRIP LONG; Over the years Slovenia has become one of Europe’s best food and wine destinations, known for fresh-organic-bio-eco fusion of Mediterranean-Alpine-Pannonian-Balkan cusine and World-class Wines made by one of 24.000 winegrowers of Slovenia. An outstanding experience which by now has landed on bucket lists of every tourist that visits Slovenia. And we make sure your taste buds are treated the best possible way. Michelin Guide just recently discovered our hidden gem. A number of restaurants is now listed in their guide book. And we will take you to places that could easily be on their list.
– BEST CYCLING ROUTES SELECTED; Having grown up in the area surrounded with high mountains, abundance of rivers and off-beaten trails, we know every stone on the way to make your stay in Slovenia splendid. In the past years we have cycled on every road in Slovenia and we selected the best back roads and dedicated cycling trails for you to ride on. Enjoy our planned routes and discover best parts of our country.
– HIGHLY EXPERIENCED LOCAL GUIDES; Whether you are interested in history, architecture, food and wine or you want to learn how to cycle properly, Bike Experience Slovenia Tours has you covered! We are ready to take you around, for the entire cycling week or just a day during your trip to Slovenia. Inspired by the country of origin, the people we had met and the all the places we have seen, we set out on a mission to bring the natural beauty, culture, food and wine, arts and crafts, superstitions and believes, and most important the invigorating welcome to Slovenia to tourist seeking for something pristine and untouched. Different types of trips keep us always motivated to stay creative. Our passion shows in variety of approaches. With us you can do cycling tours, tailor made trips, culinary trips or other outdoor activities and you will always enjoy since because we simply love what we do. Today we work in different fields, offering cycling tours, tailor-made day trips, holiday programs and outdoor adventures. The passion in spreading the word of Slovenia has even grown and it does not seems to fade anytime soon.
– SMALL GROUPS; We all love to travel but most of us prefer to be treated individually. Smaller groups are more flexible, allowing us to cover more ground in a shorter amount of time, add the ability to create tighter bonds with our fellow travelers. It doesn’t take long to understand why small groups are the preferred option for organized tours. If you’re looking to travel as part of small group we are the right company as we do a great job of keeping the size of the groups small – we cap the number at 12 people per group. We are confident small groups are a perfect solution for adventurous and active trips and this way guides can make sure every traveler receives sufficient amount of attention and therefore make the trip even more unforgettable.
– BEST VALUE FOR MONEY; We know that the best way to enjoy a vacation is to not need to think about anything. We will cover every angle, provide every service necessary and make sure that your vacation will be worry – free and all about having a great time in Slovenia! We work hand in hand with local vendors and this way we allow us lower fees agains bigger players that work through middle man. First and foremost, we support local community.
frequently asked questions
HOW DO I RESERVE A TOUR WITH BEST?
Please use online form to book a trip with BEST or send us inquire email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE DO I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOUR?
Please browse our web page for general information, if you haven’t found what you were looking for, please feel free to reach out to us. Please send us an email with additional questions you might have. We will be glad to go through all details.
Would you prefer to reach us on the phone – let’s arrange a call (viber, whatsapp or zoom).
DOES BEST RECOMMEND TRAVEL INSURANCE?
We wish for every tour client to attend and complete the tour of their choice. In an effort to plan for unexpected health issues, personal emergencies, weather and transportation problems or pandemic reasons that might cause you to cancel or shorten your trip, travel insurance is strongly advised.
WHO ARE TOURS DESIGNED FOR?
Tours are designed to match general population. People of all age and fitness come to participate in our tour. Participants ride all kinds of bikes (one can choose road, hybrid and electric bike from our roster), and skill levels vary. Most clients come to see new things, meet new people, learn about history, enjoy divine cuisine and challenge themselves riding.
WHAT KIND OF RIDING CONDITIONS CAN ONE EXPECT?
Most of the routes are through rural Slovenian countryside. We select our routes to avoid high traffic areas when possible, though sometimes routes will intentionally lead you through small town where one can stop, sit by the table on the sidewalk and enjoy coffee. You may ride in rain or in brilliant sunshine and most likely one will experience headwinds and tailwinds during a tour.
DO WE CYCLE IN RAIN?
Should you not like to ride in rain, please inform your tour leader and see if you can ride with the luggage transfer. Sometimes additional vehicle should be arranged – you would be responsible for additional costs.
HOW DO I NAVIGATE ON THE TRIP?
On our bike trips, we include two main navigation methods:
- RIDE WITH GPS / KOMOOT. Route map one needs to upload to smartphone and use it within application – smartphone is a must have;
- every client receives a roadbook with detailed step-by-step navigation.
WHAT TYPE OF BIKES ARE AVAILABLE TO RENT?
The types of bikes available differ. All bikes are high quality, well-maintained in a full range of sizes and with a wide gear range to help you on any climb. We have hybrid bikes, e-bikes, race bikes available. Please contact us if you are looking for a certain type of bike
WHAT IS MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE?
Our group size is never more than 13 riders. This allows us to give you personalized service, and the best tour experience possible.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM GROUP SIZE?
Your trip will run even for two people.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A TOUR?
We recommend you give yourself few weeks before the trip start to recover and sit comfortably. It is important to start early (few weeks before the tour), build gradually (slowly build long range rides), spice it up (sometimes choose different terrain, steep hills, windy roads or long sustainable climbs) and you can do all kinds of other sports to stay in shape. This way you should be ready and your bike tour will be hassle-free.
WHAT IS SINGLE SUPPLEMENT?
The single supplement is for riders that are traveling alone and prefer a room to themselves.
HOW MUCH DO I PAY IN ADVANCE AND WHAT IS CANCELLATION POLICY?
Please read more in our terms and conditions.
ARE TIPS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
Gratuities for most services during your trip (except your Trip Leaders) are included in the price.
HOW DO YOUR LEADER SUPPORT THE TOUR?
One leader drives the support van, sweeping the route several times during the day and providing lifts and assistance if needed. Another leader rides the route, roving between groups traveling at different speeds.
what our clients have to say
" It was really great fun and can be quite full of adrenaline if you choose to go fast. We went to the cottage in the valley by day so we could see beautiful scenery of the mountains and returned by night with the lights. Matija is nice and experienced, I highly recommend it! "
"We did a tour from Kranjska Gora to Tamar and back and it was awesome. Matija is an experienced guide who took care of everything, bikes, lights, helmets, good spirit... I would for sure do it again and would also recommend it to anyone. At least some level of fitness is required if you want to enjoy the experience."
"It was a great experience from start to finish! Tamar was really beautiful in the evening light, so i recommend to visit it this way. Overall, a great time with friends and a must try!"