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  • Duration

    8 day/7 nights

  • Location

    Julian Alps
    Bohinj Valley

  • difficulty level:

    Family-friendly
    Demanding mountain bikers

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  • Available Tickets

    20

  • Price

    from 1.350,00 €/person

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8 days

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Juliana mountain biking adventure – MTB. If you like cycling and would like to do an epic ride in Slovenia this tour is perfect for you. We invite you on an amazing 8-day adventure where you will enjoy the best Julian Alps can offer. On the Juliana bike MTB tour, you will mostly ride in the Triglav National Park where we managed to combine the best trails in one giant loop that will bring you to all the top spots that you shouldn’t miss while visiting the area. You will start and finish your trip in the world-famous lake Bled and during your week of riding you will truly experience Slovenia and the Julian Alps. This tour represents our backyard, we live in the Julian Alps and we know them really well therefore although you will be riding on your own we will always be with you.

Total tour distance: 260 km

Highlights of Juliana mountain biking adventure – MTB

You will experience the most fun and adrenaline-fueled water experiences with us.

What we’ll do: Route plan day by day

Day 1

Day 1 will start with a welcome meeting, where you will get all the final information and materials for your trip. If you choose to rent bikes with us, this will also be the day when we will fit the bike to your needs. If you come early you can easily do a warm-up ride around lake Bled and explore the area.

Day 2

For your first ride, will take you from lake Bled over the famous Pokljuka plateau to the Bohinj valley which is located heart of the Triglav national park. You will have the chance to do a very nice climb, ride over some spectacular alpine meadows, stop for lunch in a typical mountain hut and enjoy a beautiful descent that will end by the largest permanent lake in Slovenia. After the ride, we recommend going for a swim in the lake before we invite you to a traditional local inn, “gostilna” for an alpine dinner.

TECHNICAL DATA:

  • distance: 49 km
  • ascent: 1800 m

Day 3

The ride today will start by Bohinj lake and take you up to the Soriška Planina ski centre where you do your final climb to the Bohinj ridge. From there you will ride an amazing WW1 mule trail, descending almost 1000 vertical meters. The last part will be cycling through the narrow valley of Baska Grapa to Most na Soči where you can end a long, but nice day on the shore of the Soča river.

TECHNICAL DATA:

  • distance: 60,50 km
  • ascent: 2300 m
  • descent: 2700 m

Day 4

Day 4 is a big climbing day as well. You will start your ride along the Soca river to Tolmin. There you will start your climb to the famous and super scenic Javorca church. We recommend a stop there before you continue your ride over the beautiful alpine meadows that rise above Soca valley. The end of the ride is a very nice descent to charming Kobarid town. Just before you reach the town you can also visit the Kozjek waterfall which definitely won’t leave you cold-hearted. In Kobarid, we suggest treating yourself with a cold local beer in the Polonka inn and a local shepherds dish called Frika.

TECHNICAL DATA:

  • distance: 40 km
  • ascent/descent: 2700 m

Day 5

Day 5 will be all about riding along the emerald Soca river. Your goal for the day is a scenic Trenta valley where the Soča river springs. You will be gradually gaining altitude, but your main focus should be on the alpine villages, stunning nature and great views. In Trenta, you will sleep like a baby surrounded by the high peaks of the Julian Alps.

TECHNICAL DATA:

  • distance: 40 km
  • ascent: 1300 m
  • descent: 900 m

Day 6

A big day is ahead of you as you will cross the highest mountain pass in Slovenia, Vrisc 1611m. Your ride will start in Trenta valley and before you hit the 26 hear pins of the pass we suggest doing a short hike to the Soca river spring. This is where you will say goodbye to Soca valley and climb on the scenic road that was built by the Russian prisoners during WW1. It’s a must-do climb for every cyclist in Slovenia, so you shouldn’t miss it as well. Once you reach the top take a break in one of the mountain huts before you get off the tarmac and onto the old gravel road that will bring you super close to the mt. Mt Prisank north wall. If you look close you will spot the face of “the Pegan girl” that is forever trapped in the mountain. The first part of the descent is on a beautiful trail and later you join the main road towards Kranjska Gora. Just before the end of the descent you will turn into Krnica valley and ride to Jasna lake where we suggest a shortstop. You are just a few minutes away from Kranjska Gora village centre where you will spend the night.

TECHNICAL DATA:

  • distance: 31 km
  • ascent: 1800 m
  • descent: 1600 m

Day 7

The last day of riding will be a very scenic one. You will ride from Kranjska Gora all the way to Lake Bled through an amazing Radovna valley. The first part of the ride will be on an abandoned railroad, a cycling path nowadays dedicated to one of the greatest Slovenian ultra cyclists Jure Robic. Once you reach Mojstrana village we invite you to visit the Slovenian alpine museum and take a break in the village that also has the only Olympic square in Slovenia dedicated to many Olympics that represented Slovenia at the Olympic games throughout the years. Ride through Radovna valley is very scenic and during the ride, you will pass one of the largest linden trees in Slovenia and a beautiful small lake named Kreda. Just before you reach Bled we suggest also visiting the world-famous Vintgar gorge. From the gorge, you have just a few kilometres and you are at your finish. Congratulations, you have completed the loop around the Julian Alps. Now it’s time for a party with good local food, and a glass of Slovenian wine and do not forget to taste the famous Bled cream cake called “kremsnita”.

TECHNICAL DATA:

  • distance: 41 km
  • ascent: 700 m
  • descent: 1000 m

Day 8

Your cycling tour is done and after a good night sleep and delicious breakfast it’s time to say goodbye. We hope that the memories will remain forever.

What will you experience?

  • picturesque lake Bled
  • beautiful forests of the Pokljuka plateau
  • glacial lake Bohinj
  • Kobarid town and WW1 museum
  • Soca valley with emerald Soca river
  • the highest pass in Slovenia – Vrsic 1611m
  • lake Jasna and Kranjska Gora
  • amazing rivers and waterfalls
  • cycling on the scenic trails and gravel roads in the Julian Alps
  • sleeping in specialised cyclist-friendly accommodation
  • beautiful scenery and amazing views
  • typical alpine villages in the Triglav National Park

Included in price

Included:

  • Hike&Bike welcome meeting
  • 2x breakfast and overnight in specialised cyclist-friendly accommodation (camp, B&B or hotel)
  • map of the area and route instructions
  • GPS tracks
  • list of equipment needed
  • first aid kit (on request)
  • 24/7 phone support
  • luggage transport

Excluded:

  • airfare for arrival to Slovenia
  • travel cost to and from Bled (can be arranged by us on request)
  • lunches and 4x dinner
  • travel and health insurance
  • cost of drinks and other personal needs
  • mountain bike (optional rent of hardtail, full-suspension or e-bikes available)
  • If you need a bike we can arrange for you to rent a bike of your choice. Please contact us at booking@exploreslvenia.si for more info.)

What you have to bring with you:

  • Once you book a self-guided MTB tour with us we will provide you with a full equipment list that we suggest having for your cycling vacation.

When to come:

The ideal time for this cycling trip is between April and October. We have various cyclist-friendly accommodation options in campsites, self-catered apartments, B&Bs and hotels for overnights on this tour. Please let us know your preferred date and type of accommodation at booking@exploreslvenia.si and we will send you an offer with the best itinerary for you.

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