JULIAN ALPS ROAD CYCLING ADVENTURE

1.190 EURO 5 days / 4 nights (ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY)

29 June - 3 July 2019

Highlights

  • Climb the Mangart Saddle, the highest paved road in Slovenia (2.055 m)

  • Climb the Vrsic Mountain Pass (1.611 m), the highest road pass in the Eastern Julian Alps

  • Explore Lake Bled and its surroundings

Slovenia is an amazing little country in the Eastern part of Europe that we had the pleasure of exploring in the past couple of years. Cycling in Slovenia is a great alternative to cycling in the Alps since this is not (yet) such a busy destination. Tucked away between Italy, Austria and Croatia, it features a superb combination of high mountains with demanding climbs, stunning glacier lakes and gentle rolling hills. The people are friendly, the local craft beer scene is buzzing and the food is perfect for the post ride recovery.

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Climbing to the Mangart Saddle in Slovenia. © Martin Cycling Adventures

Climbing to the Mangart Saddle in Slovenia. © Martin Cycling Adventures


#FREEDOMETOEXPLORE. OUR PROMISE TO YOU.

EXPLORE local routes

Explore the Julian Alps, one of the lesser known but one of the best cycling routes in Europe. Our daily routes are carefully designed with the help of the local cycling community.

TWO epic climbs

Cycle the two most admired roads in Slovenia and among the best cycling climbs in the Balkans and Eastern Europe, the Mangart Saddle and Vrsic Pass.

EXPERIENCED LOCAL GUIDES

Our guides are passionate cyclists and know Slovenia and its surroundings like the back of their palm.

VAN SUPPORTED TOUR

Our guests are supported by at least one expert guide joining them as well as a van and a driver. Luggage is transferred each day from one hotel to another.

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION

All hotels or guest houses are carefully selected by our team for location, authenticity and character and are personally and constantly reviewed.

DELICIOUS local FOOD

We know how good it feels to have warm, healthy and delicious food waiting at the end of each hard day. We hand-picked the spots where will be eating to offer just that.


Cycling the Julian Alps in Slovenia

Cycling the Julian Alps in Slovenia

 

Want to find out more about the Julian Alps Road Cycling Tour? Then why not download our awesome guide to learn more about the daily itinerary, the climbs, hotels and many more.


DAILY ITINERARY


5 DAYS

 DIFFICULTY: hard

 100 KM AV. DAILY LENGTH

1.500 M AV. DAILY ELEVATION


DAY 1: Arrive at Ljubljana International Airport in Slovenia. Onward to Kranska Gora in which will be our base camp for the following days.

DAY 2: You start the tour with a lesser known ride that goes all the way to Italy and through the spectacular Resia alpine valley. On our way we climb to Sella Nevea where the 2013 Giro had its mountain top finish.

DAY 3: Today we take a back road towards and we explore the surroundings of Bled lake, and continue all the way to Bohinjsko lake, another one of the landmarks in Slovenia.

DAY 4: Today we will put our fitness to the test as we climb both the Mangart Saddle (2.055 m) and the Vrsic Pass (1.611 m) in one demanding ride. After the first climb of the day, we have the perfect opportunity to catch our breath by slowly going up through the Soča Valley, where you will enjoy of the most magnificent landscapes in Slovenia.

DAY 5: Departure to Ljubljana International Airport.


CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

I would recommend this road cycling tour for sure. If you’ve been riding for a bit, this tour is perfect because all you need to do is to ride. Transportation is taken care of, there’s great hotels and good food. And you get to ride roads in a country that isn’t known by a lot of tourists.
— Tim (Germany)

INCLUSIONS

ON THE ROAD

  • Daily support vehicle

  • Small group experience (6 to 8 persons)

  • Airport transfer (from/to Ljubljana)

FOOD & SLEEP

  • Authentic accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels and guest houses

  • All breakfasts & dinners based on locally sourced ingredients

STELLAR SUPPORT

  • Expert level local guides

  • A/C support car with unlimited supply of snacks, drinks and professional cycling nutrition

  • High quality cycling jersey

  • Welcome pack with goodies

*Bike hire, flights, travel insurance, alcoholic drinks are not included


ACCOMMODATION

We pay extra attention to choosing the appropriate places to crash at the end of a long day. All hotels or guest houses are carefully selected by our team for location, authenticity and character and are personally and constantly reviewed. Most of them are at least 3* and 4* locations, some with Spa & Pool.


ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

F.A.Q.

Here you can find a selection of the most important question our clients usually have to ask us.

WHY US?

What's the Martin Adventures difference and why we think you should choose us for your cycling tour in Eastern Europe and the Balkans.