Discover Slovenia by gravel! Our tour begins in the picturesque capital of Ljubljana. From here, cycle north to Velika planina – The largest shepherds’ settlement in Europe. Each day takes you through gorgeous tracks and lets you rest and recover in some of Slovenia’s best hospitality. Our tour ends with a postcard view of Lake Bled as you get to end your tour in style in this breath-taking village. Let each day give you an experience to remember!
Meet your guides at Ljubljana train station & check into our city centre hotel
Warm up ride, Orle, 25km, 300m
Highlights: traditional Slovenian cake, Ljubljana Castle, evening aperitivo at Ljubljana’s best rooftop bar
Point to point ride from Ljubljana to Velika Planina, 71 km, 2300 m
Highlights: Stay in a mountain chalet tonight
Point to point ride from Velika Planina to Logar Valley 72 km, 2110 m
Highlights: Taste home made cheese and local wine
Point to point ride from Logar Valley to Kranj 77 km, 1700 m
Highlights: ride across the Kamnik-Savinja Alps
Point to point ride from Kranj to Lake Bohinj 74 km, 1970 m
Highlight: Triglav National Park
Point to point ride from Lake Bohinj to Lake Bled 78 km, 1870 m
Highlights: Waterfall Pericnik & Lake Bled
Group transfer to Ljubljana train station
This tour is designed for intermediate riders. This tour is organised with one cycling guide, luggage transfers & half board. Guests should carry money with them for lunch and coffee stops.
Vehicle support is not included. There will be maintenance and mechanical supplies available at each hotel. While on the road, mechanical support will always be a phone call away.
Rides are supported by our Ride Leader.
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 & dinner tailored especially for cyclists.
Start the day with a breakfast prepared at the hotel for an epic day in the saddle. For lunch you will have a chance to try some local fare at a bar en route. This is not included in the tour price and guests are expected to be self-sufficient. Your Trip Leader will let you know the days plan for selected stops each morning.
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 3*/4* hotels.
A boutique luxury family run hotel in the centre of Ljubljana.
Gorgeous mountain chalet perfect for nature lovers.
Enjoy peaceful tranquility with spectacular views of the peaks of the Kamnic Alps.
Serving 92 years old tradition of first grade food and wine.
Stay on the shore of Lake Bohinj.
Relax in Lake Bled & soak up the Alpine atmosphere.
Arrival transfers from Ljubljana Airport There is a scheduled group transfer from Ljubljana airport at 12:00 (noon) on Day 1 of the tour.
Departure from Lake Bled There will be a group transfer departing Lake Bled at 10:00 on the last day of the tour to Ljubljana airport. Journey time is 90 minutes.
Cycling: Fully guided.
Accommodation: 3*/4* Mountain chalet, Hotels and guesthouses.
Food: Breakfast & evening meals
Bike Hire: Optional
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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