Lonelyplanet.com describes Slovenia as :-
An earthly paradise of snow-capped peaks, turquoise-green rivers and Venetian-style coastline, Slovenia enriches its natural treasures with harmonious architecture, charming rustic culture and sophisticated cuisine. On the southern edge of the Alps, with the magical caves of Postojna and Škocjan, and the sparkling crisp lakes and rivers flowing into their small adriatic coast, Slovenia has it all. An incredible mixture of climates brings warm Mediterranean breezes up to the foothills of the Alps, while more than half of its total surface is covered in forest. Slovenia really is one of the greenest countries in the world. Slovenia has also specialised in Outdoor Activities, from skiing, walking and hiking in the mountains, and increasingly, cycling. It is the perfect country for a tour.
This is a fully supported tour. At the start of the day, when the group sets off biking, your kit bag will be loaded into the support vehicle and transported to the next overnight halt. The van will meet you with food and water, but you are free to cycle at your own pace, with the support vehicle never far away. Apart from the emergency tool kit that you would normally carry, you do not need any luggage. Stunning scenery, atmospheric overnight accommodation and a magnificent route make this an unforgettable cycling holiday experience. Averageing 70-75 miles per day, this is a trip for keen road cyclists who enjoy the challenge of climbs and descents day after day.
Stopping off at Maribor, we increasingly see vineyards and numerous wood stores as we cycle along quiet country roads. The tour then moves further west and then north up to Lake Bled where we spend a night, before we continue around the top of the Triglavski National Park, then heading down into the Soca Valley, to Bovec.
Now heading south, we make our way into the Karsk region of Slovenia, finding vineyards and olive groves everywhere. Finally we cycle down to the small Adriatic coastline that belongs to Slovenia.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD
This is a small hotel/B&B based holiday. Prices are based on sharing in twin rooms.
We recommend a road bike with 25 to 32 mm tyres. Mountain bikes are NOT suitable. The most important thing is that the bike functions properly and that you are comfortable riding it.
You should ensure that your bike has suitable gears as there are some steep hills on parts of the route. You should also make sure that you are able to carry some spare food and extra clothing with you on the bike.
Our support vehicles are adapted to carry bikes in a safe and secure manner which gives you the peace of mind that you will be ready to get cycling on day one without any rebuilding of bikes required. Should collection by our support vehicle not be possible we will use the services of a specialist courier company.
The cost of cycle collection and delivery is £30 each way.
If you would prefer, we can arrange bike hire – please contact us for further details.
You will require a passport to visit Slovenia
You are also required to have travel insurance for the duration of the holiday.
The weather in Slovenia is normally warm and sunny at the end of June.
Click on ‘Book this Tour’, and go through the site to pay the deposit. You will be invoiced the balance 8 weeks before the tour.
Lonelyplanet.com describes Slovenia as :- An earthly paradise of snow-capped peaks, turquoise-green rivers and Venetian-style coastline, Slovenia enriches its natural treasures with harmonious architecture, charming rustic culture and sophisticated cuisine.
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