Discover the beauty of Slovenia by bike. From the picturesque capital of Ljubljana cycle north towards the Austrian border & the Logar Valley. Next ride west to Lake Bled, Slovenia’s fairytale lake via small winding roads & switchback climbs. After a day spent resting or riding in Bled, ride west once again to Bovec & take on the cobbled switchbacks of the Vrisic pass. The last day of riding takes us into Italy for an Espresso, then on to the highest point of the tour & Slovenia’s highest Alpine climb, the Mangart saddle.
Stay in four beautiful accommodations along the route & enjoy the full support of a dedicated Eat Sleep Cycle team.
Meet your guides at Ljubljana train station & check into our city centre hotel
Warm up ride, Besnica, 45km, 600m
Highlights: traditional Slovenian cake, evening aperitivo at Ljubljana’s best rooftop bar
Point to point ride from Ljubljana to the Logar Valley, 86km, 1,500m
Highlights: Homemade cheese and wine
Point to point ride from the Logar Valley to Lake Bled, 100km, 2,300m
Highlights: Ride across the Kamnik and Savinja Alps
Loop ride to Lake Bohinj, 84 km, 1,700 m
Highlights: Triglav national Park & Bled Cake
Point to point ride from Lake Bled to Bovec, 83km, 1,800m
Highlight: Cobbled switchbacks of the Vrsic Pass
Loop ride to the Mangart Sadde, 60km, 2,230m
Highlights: Espresso in Italy, the Mangart Saddle.
Group transfer to Ljubljana train station
This tour is designed for intermediate riders. Guides will set a comfortable pace for group & invite guests to enjoy any climbs at their own pace. There is a support vehicle offering mechanical back-up as well as the option to shorten any rides where necessary.
Rides are fully supported by our team of guides and vehicles.
The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water. On longer days the team will serve a roadside lunch – a time efficient pit stop with the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fruit & veg to keep you energized and feeling healthy all week.
Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders 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. Our Tour Leaders know the region well and speak the local language.
Mechanical support will be close by at all times.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and ride nutrition tailored especially for cyclists.
Start the day with a breakfast buffet at the hotel to prepare for an epic day in the saddle. Lunch is either a picnic lunch in a scenic location prepared by your support team, or a chance to try some local fare at a bar en route.
Refuel for the next day with dinner included at our accommodation or in nearby restaurants.
Rest and recover from the day on the bike in our carefully selected 4* hotels.
A boutique luxury family run hotel in the centre of Ljubljana.
Enjoy peaceful tranquility with spectacular views of the peaks of the Kamnic Alps.
Stay a short walk from Lake Bled & soak up the Alpine atmposphere.
Stay in the heart of Bovec surrounded by the Julian Alps.
Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.
Take your pick from our rental fleet. We have a wide selection of road bikes to choose from from brands including Basso, Ridley, Factor & Colnago. All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes.
ENTRY LEVEL ROAD BIKE
HIGH END CLIMBING BIKE
HIGH END ENDURANCE BIKE
ELECTRIC ROAD BIKE
Meeting at Ljubljana Train Station Your guides will meet you at Ljubljana Train Station at 10:00 am on the first day of the tour.
Departure from Bovec There will be a group transfer departing Bovec at 10:00 on the last day of the tour to Ljubljana train station. Jouney time is 2 hours 5 mins.
Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 4* Hotels and guesthouses.
Food: Breakfast, lunch & evening meals
Bike Hire: Optional – 10% discount
Transfers: Return group transfers
Eat Sleep Cycle Jersey: Included
Groups of 8 or more riders: can opt to make a tour private and choose their own dates with this pricing
Groups of 7 or less riders: can also opt for a private tour – ask us for a quote for your group.
Deposit: a €500 deposit will secure your place on the tour.
2nd payment: 50% of the balance is due 6 months in advance of the tour
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.
Absolutely brilliant service, Edward, Peter and Gethin were absolutely superb... The bikes were top class and just a totally professional outfit.. Thanks Brian.Claire Mcgonigle
I loved traveling with ESC and would book another trip with them - for sure! The emphasis was about having fun and achieving our goals as a group. The guides were safe, easy to get to know and encouraging throughout the rides. The support was amazing! We had plenty of food, snacks and drinks along the ride and Lee and his team were totally accommodating to riders of all levels. The hotels were great and meals excellent. Really - nothing negative to say except that they are not located in the USA so I can’t use their company more frequently. I guess I have to get back to Europe! Thanks Lee and Team. What a trip!!C.S
I just finished a bespoke trip with the crew from ESC. It was the most amazing cycling I've ever done in my life. The trip with worth every penny. Everything from the routes, support, and hotels were planned with such thought and care. Looking forward to many more trips with ESC!Jennifer Oh
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