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6 NIGHTS

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LEVEL 3

400 KM

10,000 M

SLOVENIA GRAVEL TOUR

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!

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

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

Day 2:

Point to point ride from Ljubljana to Velika Planina, 71 km, 2300 m
Highlights: Stay in a mountain chalet tonight

Day 3:

Point to point ride from Velika Planina to Logar Valley 72 km, 2110 m
Highlights: Taste home made cheese and local wine

Day 4:

Point to point ride from Logar Valley to Kranj 77 km, 1700 m
Highlights: ride across the Kamnik-Savinja Alps

Day 5:

Point to point ride from Kranj to Lake Bohinj 74 km, 1970 m
Highlight: Triglav National Park

Day 6:

Point to point ride from Lake Bohinj to Lake Bled 78 km, 1870 m
Highlights: Waterfall Pericnik & Lake Bled

Day 7:

Departures
Group transfer to Ljubljana train station

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

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.

MAP

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • LJUBLJANA
  • LOGAR VALLEY
  • KAMNIK-SAVINJA ALPS
  • LAKE BLED

SLOVENIA TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

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.

Quick Facts
  • ONE IN 20 SLOVENIANS ARE BEE KEEPERS!
  • SLOVENIA RANKS 7TH OUT OF 163 ON THE EUROPEAN PEACE INDEX
  • TWO OF THE WORLD’S BEST CYCLISTS, ROJLIC & POJACAR, COME FROM SLOVENIA

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Half Board

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.

Slovenian Hospitality

Rest and recover from the day on the bike in our carefully selected 3*/4* hotels.

Lesar Hotel**** (1 night)

A boutique luxury family run hotel in the centre of Ljubljana.

Koča Ojstrica , Velika planina (1 night)

Gorgeous mountain chalet perfect for nature lovers.

Hotel Plesnik****, Logarska (1 night)

Enjoy peaceful tranquility with spectacular views of the peaks of the Kamnic Alps.

Hiša Aleš***, Kranj (1 night)

Serving 92 years old tradition of first grade food and wine.

Hotel Bohinj* * * *, lake Bohinj (1 night)

Stay on the shore of Lake Bohinj.

Bled rose hotel * * * * *, Lake Bled (1 nights)

Relax in Lake Bled & soak up the Alpine atmosphere.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

Riders are encouraged to travel with their own gravel bike. It is possible to rent local bikes. Just let us know your preferences!

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

2023 Scheduled Trip Dates

1st – 7th May
10th – 16th July

On demand for groups

Available self-guided & as a custom tour 

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€2,349

Single Supplement €569

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Travel Logistics

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.

What's Included?

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

Group Bookings

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.

Payment

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

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

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EXCELLENT LOCATION

Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.

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EXPERT GUIDES

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You’ll be back!
98% of our guests say they’ll come back to Eat Sleep Cycle for another tour.

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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.

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