Tour of Slovenia

Scheduled

6 nights

Advanced

443 km

8419 m

Slovenia
SloveniaTour of Slovenia

Summary

Welcome to Slovenia! Ride from the capital city of Ljubljana north to the Logar Valley, climb in Austria and descend to Lake Bled. Taste local wines & dine at a michelin star restaurant. Climb into the Julian Alps and finish in the pretty mountain village of Bovec.

The tour showcases some of the best roads and historical insights into this tiny but scenic country. It’s for riders wanting to espace the crowds, immerse themselves in nature and enjoy warm hospitality.

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights

DISTANCE

443 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Slovenia

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Advanced

Average Distance X DAY

74 km

Average Time X DAY

3 h 42 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 3.399

TOUR highlights

Ljubljana city

Homemade cheese in Logar Valely

Pavlicevo Sedlo, Lake Bled

Wine tasting and traditional Bled Cake

Vršič Pass

Soca Valley

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Advanced

Rated 3 out of 4 our Advanced tours are designed for people who ride regularly and want back to back challenging days on the bike. Riders should be confident riding in a small group, comfortable on extended climbs (at your own pace) and have good bike handling skills on corners and descents. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Slovenia!

Meet the team at the hotel in the capital, Ljubljana. Head off on a short warm up ride up the local climb into Besnica. Before returing, take a detour to Ljubljana Castle - originally a medieval fortress rebuilt in the 12th Century. Tonight, enjoy an appertief in Ljubljna's best rooftop to catch some of the most spectacular views of the city before having dinner. We can arrange private transfers on request from Ljubljana or Trieste.

EAT

Light lunch, aperitief at Ljubljana's best rooftop for picturesque views of the city, evening meal in Ljubljana

SLEEP

Lesar Hotel, Ljubljana

CYCLE

Warm up ride 37 km, 504m

Day 1

Ride Ljubljana to Logar Valley

The journey begins by riding up into Logar Valley. This is a beautiful region with alpine glacial valleys which flow into the Kamnik-Savinja Alps in the north of Slovenia. This ride has a long and steady ascent, a nice way to get the legs moving.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Plesnik, Logar Valley

CYCLE

Ride Ljubljana to Logar Valley 87 km, 1377 m

Day 1

Logar Valley to Lake Bled

Begin with the main challenge of the day as you climb into Austria - a 9 km climb gaining 700 metres. There is a short and sweet descent before tackiling the second and more gentle climb into the Jezersko region of Slovenia. There are plenty of coffee stop opportunities to refuel before reaching Lake Bled.

EAT

Breakast, picnic lunch, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Vila Alpina, Bled

CYCLE

Ride Logar Valley to Lake Bled 98 km, 2374 m

Day 1

Lake Bohinj and Wine

Today can be taken as a rest day or a recovery ride by riding down to Lake Bohinj, where the moutains are mirrored into the lake. Enjoy wine tasting by Lake Bled in the afternoon and regain your stengths for the next days ride.

EAT

Breakfast, light lunch and wine tasting, evening meal at local michelin star restaurant

SLEEP

Hotel Vila Alpina, Bled

CYCLE

Lake ride 65 km, 1281 m

Day 1

Lake Bled to Bovec

Another mountain awaits you today, the Vršič Pass. This was formally known as the Russian Road and was built for military services. The climb features 50 hairpins and breathtaking views. Arrvive into Bovec and recharge by going for a swin in the Soca valley.

EAT

Breakast, picnic lunch, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Dobra Vila Bovec, Bovec

CYCLE

Ride Lake Bled to Bovec 82 km, 1788 m

Day 1

Soca Valley ride

Today has two options. You can either test your legs up the Mangart Saddle (2055 m) offerring panoramic views of Slovenia. Or, take a more relaxing but equally beautiful ride along the valley down to Tolmin village and back.

EAT

Breakast, picnic lunch, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Dobra Vila Bovec, Bovec

CYCLE

Tolimin out and back 74 km, 1095 m or Mangart Saddle, 59 km, 2,200 m

Day 1

Departures

Sadly, it is time to depart. A group transfer departs for Ljubljana at 10:00 am. Private transfers to Tireste can be arrange on request.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

CYCLE

THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

full support

Enjoy full ride support from our professional guide team & support vehicle.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water, as well as a full set of tools to resolve any mechanicals. On selected days the support crew will serve a delicious picnic lunch in a scenic location en route. Enjoy local foods chosen to keep you feeling energized and healthy.

Eat Sleep Cycle guides are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Gusto Ranger DB Evo

Pure Road

The Gusto Ranger DB Evo is crafted to excel, this road bike is the ideal companion for extended multi-day rides, offering unparalleled endurance, comfort, and performance to make your journey an exceptional experience. The Gusto comes with A Shimano 105 Di2 groupset, has a compact chainset and 11-34 cassette for enjoying the climbs.

THE GUIDES

Mario

During the past 10 years, Mario has lived in different countries, but now he's back home in Conegliano to ride every steep hill in the area! Despite his focus on road cycling, he's had some amazing moments with his beloved steel gravel bike! Mario has been a member of the ESC Team since 2019 and couldn't be happier! He looks forward to seeing you on the road soon!

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Arrive to Ljubljana or Trieste Aiport

MEETING POINT

Ljubljana Hotel

TIME

13:00

DEPARTURE

The tour finishes in Bovec. There is a group transfer back to Ljulbljana.

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Fully supported

ACCOMMODATION

3* & 4* hotels

FOOD

Full board

TRANSFERS

Group transfer from Bovec to Ljubljana at the end of the tour

BIKE RENTAL

Available on request, not included in the tour.

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Slovenia

Slovenia offers some of the most pleasant and peaceful riding conditions in Europe, making it the ideal location for riders of all abilities. The country’s quiet roads and rolling hills are becoming increasingly popular among cyclists, with a huge variety of terrain to explore, from the Alps to rivers and lakes, the Karst region and the Adriatic coast. Discover the soaring peaks, extensive forests and the stunning Lake Bled in the Julian Alps; conquer the Vršič Pass and enjoy the incredible views as you climb and descend this formiddable road, and explore Slovenia’s capital, Llubljana, also known as the ‘green capital’ thanks to its many trees and parks.

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RESERVATION
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DEPOSIT

A 30% deposit will secure your place on the tour

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 90 days before the tour departs

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €599
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24 juny 2024

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30 juny 2024

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15 juliol 2024

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21 juliol 2024

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29 juliol 2024

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9 setembre 2024

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15 setembre 2024

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26 maig 2025

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1 juny 2025

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23 juny 2025

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29 juny 2025

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14 juliol 2025

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20 juliol 2025

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15 setembre 2025

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21 setembre 2025

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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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