Self-Guided MTB Tours
Cycling around the Mt Triglav, 8 days
Day 1: ARRIVAL at Lake Bled. 4* hotel
First stop Bled, a world famous town on the shore of a beautiful glacial lake, with its distinctive island church surrounded by towering alpine mountains and the clifftop castle standing guard over the town, Bled is one of Slovenia’s most popular tourist attractions.
Day 2: BLED – BOHINJSKA BISTRICA
42km, 950m ascent, 4* hotel
From the high plateau at Pokljuka, you can marvel at the alpine views as you glide down into the neighboring Bohinj Valley with the Julian Alps as your backdrop. Upon reaching Lake Bohinj, the largest and deepest in the Triglav National Park, you can spend the rest of the day seeing sights such as Savica Waterfall and the best view of Mount Triglav from Vogel mountain.
Day 3: BOHINJ – TOLMIN
56 km, 1300 m ascent; or 35 km if taking train to Podbrdo
Today you peddle off into the heart of the Julian Alps through a narrow, almost canyon-like, valley and join the beautiful emerald-green Soča River as it rushes out of the mountains and into the western valley. Weather permitting, you can take a swim at the confluence of the Soča and Idrijca Rivers.
Day 4: TOLMIN – BOVEC
46 km, 980 m ascent, 3* hotel
Today you continue along the mighty Soča River as it roars its way down from the Julian Alps. As you cycle along this crystal clear alpine river, you will pass through the area that saw some of the fiercest fighting during WW1, immortalised in Hemmingway’s novel: A Farewell to Arms. Visit Boka Waterfall: at 106 m high and 30 m wide, this is a spectacle not to be missed.
Day 5: BOVEC, a rest day, 3* hotel
Enjoy a free day in Bovec – the adrenaline capital of Slovenia. So many opportunities – hard to make a choice! Alternatively you can take a white water rafting trip down the Soča river or a circular cycling trip to a viewpoint above the river. If you like to fly, try one of the tandem paragliding trips.
Day 6: BOVEC – KRANJSKA GORA
45 km, 1460 m ascent, 3* hotel
As the sun illuminates the eastern sky, you will be heading towards it into the tranquility of the Upper Soča Valley of Trenta, and then twisting your way around 50 hairpin bends as you cross over the high mountain pass of Vršic (1611 m above sea level – height difference 1100 m / 3600 ft)
Day 7: KRANJSKA GORA – BLED
38 km, 400 m ascent, 4* hotel
After your exhausting climb of the mountain pass on day six, day seven takes you across more relaxing terrain along the Radovna River as it meanders its way through a wilderness valley between two plateaus. As you exit the valley and head back to Bled, stop at the 1.6km Vintgar gorge and take a stroll alongside the rapids as they cut their way through the hills.
Day 8: DEPARTURE FROM BLED or extension of the trip with our tours Best Of Slovenia, Lakes & Cities Short Tour, Pearls Of Slovenia.
Price: 610 € per person based on two people sharing
No departure from 19/7 to 25/7 and 2/8 to 8/8 due to local events.
Price includes: Accommodation in the above mentioned hotels in double room with WC and shower, based on bed & breakfast, luggage transport between hotels (one piece per person), information package including detailed route description (one per booking party), visit of the a representative on arrival in the evening, GPS data.
Supplements: Half board 125 €, single room 120 €, bike rental 130 € per week, helmet rental 12 EUR per week, entrance fees, lunches, drinks, saunas and massages in hotels.
Extra nights on request.