cycling in - I feel Slovenia

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CYCLING IN
SLOVENIA
Green. Active. Healthy.
www.slovenia.info
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LONG-DISTANCE CYCLING
TRAILS
Slovenia is indeed a hidden gem for
cycling enthusiasts, even though
this authentic and diverse country
has already been well explored from
the handlebars by many visitors
from all over the world.
So let yourself wander – first through
this catalogue and then on your next
biking holiday. We offer a selection of
some of the best cycling experiences
in the region, and much more awaits
when you visit each and any of
Slovenia’s cycling destinations.
TRANS SLOVENIA
TRANS KARAVANKE
POHORJE CYCLING TRAIL
DRAVA CYCLING TRAIL
PARENZANA
JURE ROBIČ CYCLING TRAIL
SLOVENIAN ALPINE
CYCLE-TOURING TRAIL
Slovenia in Europe
VIA BELA KRAJINA
PETROL CYCLING
TRANSVERSAL
AUSTRIA
44
1
2 40
4
29
33
7
18
42
36
11
26
21
39
34
3
35 30
24
31
25 6
17
22
9
15
ITALY
27
8
19
38
5
12
32
28
45 37
43
13
41
Map
SPECIALIST ACCOMMODATION
FOR CYCLISTS AND CYCLING
CAMPSITES
1 Hiking & Biking member
SLOVENIA BIKE HOTELS
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18 Drežnica, GOSTIŠČE JELKIN HRAM
19 Idrija, HOSTEL IDRIJA
1 Jamnica, EKOHOTEL KMETIJA KOROŠ
2 Kranjska Gora, APARTMAJSKI HOTEL BERGHI
20 Maribor, HOTEL MILENA
21 Mozirje, HOTEL GOLTE
22 Mozirje, APARTMAJI & WELLNESS SKOK
42 Robidišče, DOMAČIJA ŠKVOR
25 Camp
Other cycling accommodation
3 Bohinjsko jezero, HOSTEL POD VOGLOM
4 Rogla, HOTEL ROGLA
Radenci, HOTEL RADIN
HUNGARY
24 Zreče, HOTEL VITAL
Bovec, APARTMAJI MRAKIČ
Bohinjska Bistrica, APARTMAJI TUBEJ
Debeli Rtič, HOTEL BOR MZL
Govejk, Spodnja Idrija,
PRENOČIŠČA NA KLUK
Hoče, APARTMAJSKA HIŠA RUŠEVEC
Lokev, APARTMAJSKA HIŠA MUHA
Murska Sobota, HOSTEL
LOVENJAKOV DVOR
Pokljuka, HOTEL JELKA
Strunjan, TERME KRKA,
TALASO STRUNJAN
Zreče, HOTEL SMOGAVC
26 Bled, HOTEL RIBNO
27 Cerkno, HOTEL CERKNO
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28 Divača, HOTEL MALOVEC
43 Gradac, KOVAČNICA SREČE
29 Kranjska Gora, HOTEL LEK
30 Kobarid, GOSTIŠČE JAZBEC
31 Logarska dolina, HOTEL PLESNIK
32 Otočec, TERME KRKA, HOTEL ŠPORT
44 Podkoren, B&B PR’ GAVEDARJO
CROATIA
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6 Bled, BEST WESTERN PREMIER
HOTEL LOVEC
7 Bohinjsko jezero, HIKE & BIKE
8 Brda, HOTEL SAN MARTIN
9 Dobrna, HOTEL GOSTILNA TRIGLAV
40 Kranjska Gora, HOTEL KOMPAS
41 Korte, STARA ŠOLA KORTE
11 Krvavec, HOTEL KRVAVEC
45 Metlika, HOTEL BELA KRAJINA
12 Rakitna, HOTEL RAKITNA
Ljubljana, HOTEL SLON
Maribor, HOTEL BAU
Maribor, HOTEL TABOR
Moravske Toplice, HOTEL VIVAT
Moravske Toplice, VILLA TAMARA
Pliskovica, Dutovlje,
HOSTEL PLISKOVICA
Slovenj Gradec,
MKC HOSTEL SLOVENJ GRADEC
Solkan, HOTEL SABOTIN
Strunjan, HOTEL SALINERA
Šempeter pri Novi Gorici, HOTEL LIPA
SLOVENIA BIKE CAMPS
13 Piran, HOTEL TARTINI
15 Snovik, TERME SNOVIK
Banovci, HOTEL ZELENI GAJ
Brežice, MC HOSTEL BREŽICE
Lendava, HOTEL LIPA
Moravske Toplice, HOTEL TERMAL
Novo mesto, APARTMAJI, SOBE RAVBAR
33 Bled, CAMPING BLED
34 Bohinjska Bistrica, KAMP DANICA
35 Kobarid, KAMP KOREN KOBARID
36 Luče, KAMP ŠMICA
37 Metlika, KAMP PODZEMELJ
38 Ozeljan, KAMP LIJAK
5 Ajdovščina, MLADINSKI HOTEL
16 Brestanica, HOSTEL KOZMUS
17 Bovec, APARTMAJI SKOK
39 Rečica ob Savinji, CAMPING MENINA
Banovci, KAMP SONČNI GAJ
Maribor, KOLESARSKI KAMP POHORJE
Podčetrtek, KAMP NATURA
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A GREEN CYCLING PARADISE IN
THE HEART OF EUROPE
“Let the masses head out to the Alps. When it comes to mountain biking, Slovenia is Europe’s best-kept secret. Brothers and sisters
we have seen the light, we know that the country is a mountain biker’s paradise, and we’ve been chomping at the bit to get back there
ever since.” – Singletrack Magazine, UK.
TEN REASONS TO VISIT
SLOVENIA BY BIKE
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It’s green! A well-preserved natural environment, ruled over by mighty forests,
fresh air and clean water. “Feel Green” is
not just a gimmick, it’s a feeling you experience when you come to Slovenia.
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Diverse landscape – Slovenia is a meeting
point of different geographical regions,
and it is only right and proper for this cycling catalogue to align with the natural
world. In terms of contours, climate and
vegetation we merged the cycling destinations into five cycling regions, making
it easier for you to choose your next holidays:
• THE ALPS
• ALPINE FOOTHILLS
• KARST UPLANDS AND PLATEAUS
• VINEYARD HILLS AND EASTERN
PLAINS
• MEDITERRANEAN SLOVENIA
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Slovenia is all within reach! This is a small
but varied and in many respects rich country, whose diversity can be experienced
even in a long weekend of cycling, but to
really engage with the natural world and
people here you will need a week or more
on holiday. And then you’ll want more!
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The friendliness of the local people and
the strong cycling culture – Cycling is
deeply rooted in the Slovenian environment, in terms of tourism, sports and
simply as a way of getting around. The locals will happily tell you about this or that
great trail or help you get oriented, and in
every town you will find local bikers that
you can team up with to really discover
the land.
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Travelling by bike in Slovenia is full of
positive surprises, and at the same time
this is one of the safest countries in Europe.
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Nature is accessible – When you turn off
a Slovenian road into the forest, you will
not be stopped by any “no trespassing”
signs, you will be welcomed by the refreshing shade and free access to almost all the
country’s forests and uplands. There are
some restrictions in Slovenia on wheeled
vehicles in the natural environment, but
they will not stop you having wonderful
experiences.
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In Slovenia you can bike in all seasons,
with the cycling season in most places
starting in April and ending in November,
but in Istria you can bike all year given the
Mediterranean influence.
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Parts of Slovenia are still home to wild
game animals, and you might see a sign
saying “Caution, bears!” (it will actually
read: “Pozor, območje medveda!”). But
you have nothing to fear, the protected
wild animals stay off the trails and are
more afraid of you than you are of them,
so it is almost impossible to encounter
them.
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Rich history and culture – In Slovenia
you can explore ruins going back to Roman times, tour medieval castles or get
to know some of the still very active
master craftspeople.
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Cycling almost has to end (or perhaps
begin) with the “tastes” of Slovenia – in
authentic local inns, with a glass of superlative Slovenian wine and one of the
traditional dishes and desserts.
In Slovenia you will learn that the “perfect trail” is not just enjoying some awesome wilderness path or conquering a
serpentine ascent, it is enjoying a ride
that is woven into the environment, the
people, the natural world, culture, cuisine and surprises around each bend.
DID YOU KNOW?
The oldest known wooden wheel and
axle were discovered close to the capital city Ljubljana. It is some 5,200
years old, evidence that people “rode”
around here back in pre-history.
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BIKE HOTELS AND CAMPS
SLOVENIA BIKE HOTEL
Alongside the traditional star system,
cyclist-friendly providers of accommodation and food (hotels, hostels, pensions,
apartments and others) can acquire bicycle symbols indicating the extent and
quality of what they offer to cyclists.
Basic services are indicated with one
bicycle, and then range up to five bicycles, a designation reserved for tourism
providers who live with cyclists and for
whom it represents their main activity.
Below we present the requirements for
acquiring one or more bicycle signs, with
each higher ranking offering more than
the previous one.
ONE BIKE
The hotel provides information on what
there is for cyclists in the local area, as well as
a cycling info point, one night’s accommodation without surcharge, a safe place for storing bikes, loan of basic tools, a space for drying cycling clothes and shoes and a breakfast
enhanced with fruit and whole grains.
TWO BIKES
In addition to basic information about
what is on offer for cyclists, the hotel has
a cycling map of the area, marked local cy-
cle routes, a cycling guide and the option of
local bike rental. The premises offer internet access, special overnight packages for
cyclists, bike and clothes washing facilities,
transport for cyclists, bikes and gear and
the option of packed lunches for bikers.
THREE BIKES
The hotel provides professional cycling advice for planning tours, with several cycling
guides available, it provides GPS data for
tours and guided cycling tours, and offers
at least a 4-day programme of local cycling
tours. Assistance in finding and booking
accommodation in other destinations. The
hotel offers individual bike locking, a servicing point and related services, mid-range
bike rental, local roadside bike assistance
and transport of bikes to local services, and
in addition to cycling it offers alternative
programmes.
FIVE BIKES
Premises with five bikes must meet almost all the needs of cycling tourists,
and in addition to the facilities provided, these needs are met by an employed
cycling guide. In addition to everything
mentioned earlier, these establishments
must offer a minimum of 20 suggested
individual bike tours, daily programmes of
guided tours and a cycling proficiency programme. The bike shed has special protection with alarms and video surveillance,
higher-quality bikes are rented out and
the establishment offers its own transport
of cyclists and bikes. The premises offer
dinners suitable for cyclists and typical
local and regional dishes. The facilities are
further enhanced by a massage spot and
sauna.
SLOVENIA BIKE CAMPS
FOUR BIKES
The hotel offers a 6-day programme of cycling tours and a number of cycling guides.
It offers spare inner tubes of various dimensions for sale, free transport to service
points and replacement bikes, mid-rage
bike rental, energy drinks, bars and snacks.
Professional massage provided on request.
Biker-friendly campsites provide a range of
information on cycling excursions nearby
and further afield, and they offer a 4-day
cycling tour programme and one trained
guide. They must also offer tools for servicing bikes, facilities for cleaning bikes and
gear, safe bike storage, a space for drying
clothes and shoes, transport of bikes and
the option of renting five mid-range bikes.
Campsites must also offer energy-rich food
and drinks.
MOBILE APPLICATIONS
FOR BIKERS
Additional information
Hiking & Biking Slovenia
SLOVENIA TRAILS
HIKING AND BIKING
EXPLORE SLOVENIA
HIKING AND BIKING
The mobile guide is based on the Monolit topographic map, and does not require an internet connection.
The application is based on Google
Maps, and requires an internet connection
to navigate and show the trail on the map.
www.hiking-biking-slovenia.com
Free applications are available from
the App Store and Google Play.
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THE ALPS
Top 5
• Exploring the Soča river valley and the mountains and meadows above the emerald river, ideal for combining
with nature-based recreation.
• Unique underground cycling in a former mine below Peca, and enjoying the singletrails of Koroška.
• Photographing the views from the Solčavsko Panoramic Route.
• Traversing the Karavanke by mountain bike.
• An epic Alpine stage for road bikes featuring the passes of Vršič and Predel and the climb to Mangart; one of
the most stunning in Europe.
Cycling in the Soča Valley
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THE SOČA VALLEY:
BOVEC, KOBARID, TOLMIN
TIC Bovec
Trg golobarskih žrtev 8, SI-5230 Bovec
t +386 (0)5 384 19 19, m +386 (0)31 388 700
e info@bovec.si
www.bovec.si
TIC Kobarid
Trg svobode 16, SI-5222 Kobarid
t +386 (0)5 380 04 90
e info.kobarid@lto-sotocje.si
www.dolina-soce.com
TIC Tolmin
Petra Skalarja 4, SI-5220 Tolmin
t +386 (0)5 380 04 80
e info@lto-sotocje.si
www.dolina-soce.com
CYCLING TOURS AND TRAILS
Total length2,666 km
Number of all tours 90
Marked trails18
Lowest and highest points 167–2,040 m above sea level
Under the high Julian Alps, on the
edge Under the high Julian Alps, on
the edge of Triglav National Park,
lies a picturesque valley, and winding
through it is the emerald River Soča.
Nature, which is virtually unspoiled
here, is richly adorned and harbours
an abundance of treasures: Alpine
peaks and green hills, crystal clear
rivers, enchanting waterfalls, pools
and gorges, therapeutic springs and
mysterious caves. There are countless
points along the way that stop you in
your tracks and fill you with wonder.
The valley offers all kinds of outdoor activities, and it is especially simple and
fun to explore this semi-hidden world
by bike, while the more difficult terrain offers plenty of challenge for welltrained bikers. Mountain bikers can
sweat and sunbathe on the steep slopes
of the Julian Alps high above Bovec, Kobarid and Tolmin, enjoy the views from
Kolovrat and explore the lovely Šentvid
plateau, the remote villages above Baška grapa or the picturesque borderland
area of Slavia Friulana. Road bikers
should not miss the climb over Vršič
(1,611 m), the highest road pass in Slovenia, while an even bigger challenge might
be the climb up the highest road in Slovenia, which leads to the Mangart saddle
(2,040 m). If you feel like an easier time
on the pedals, try the routes along the
Soča, Koritnica, Nadiža, Tolminka, Idrijca and Bača river valleys.
Combine cycling with discovering and
learning about the rich cultural and natural heritage of these areas, and the local
remnants of the First World War offer a
real trip into the rich history of the valley
and its surroundings. We invite you to visit the source of the River Soča, Kozjak and
Boka waterfalls, the Tolmin gorges and the
big gorges of the Soča, Kluže fortress, Kobarid Museum and the Memorial Church
of the Holy Spirit at Javorca. Along the way
you should treat yourself to some famous
Bovec cheese, a frika omelette with native
Tolminc cheese and sweeten up with some
Bovec krafi dumplings and sweet Kobarid
dumplings.
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Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin
SKOK HOLIDAY
APARTMENTS**
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Information and booking
Apartmaji Skok
Mala vas 111, SI-5230 Bovec
t +386 (0)5 389 63 00
m +386 (0)41 328 629
e info@apartmajiskok.com
www.apartmajiskok.com
Position
You will recognise our apartment building,
which you can see as you enter Bovec from the
direction of Tarvisio and Kranjska Gora, by the
sunny signboard, the soft pink facade and the
fine view of the north-eastern section of the
mountain range surrounding the valley.
other routes that offer cycling excursions of varying difficulty. You can get all the information
you need about the selection of cycling tours
from the cycling guide, who will talk to you and
suggest a tour plan suited to your wishes and
abilities. Cycling packages for families. Option
of bike rentals.
Accommodation and food
In addition to apartment accommodation, the
premises offer relaxation in a Finnish sauna.
There is car parking space.
Alternative programmes
This destination offers a wide selection of sports
activities: rafting and kayak trips along the River Soča, canyoning at Sušec, the zipline at Učja
and other water and sports activities. There are
options for light or demanding walks or hiking.
What we offer cyclists
The high Julian Alps provide the extraordinary
and picturesque backdrop to the mountain
trails, cart and mule tracks, mountain roads and
Specialist in
mountain and family biking.
CAMPING KOREN KOBARID ECO-CHALETS****
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Information and booking
Eko apartmajsko naselje Kamp Koren Kobarid
Ladra 1B, SI-5222 Kobarid
t +386 (0)5 389 13 11
m +386 (0)41 371 229
e info@kamp-koren.si
www.kamp-koren.si
Position
Kamp Koren lies along the emerald River Soča,
on the edge of Triglav National Park, and is an
ideal starting point for cycling tours just 500 m
from Kobarid.
Accommodation and food
Comfortable accommodation in eco-cabins, a
hearty breakfast with local products, and an organic products shop.
What we offer cyclists
A starting point for numerous bike tours of varying difficulty, availability of guides and maps of
cycle routes, bike rental and repair, transport of
persons and bikes, guided cycling tours.
Alternative programmes
Water sports (kayaking, rafting, canyoning and
more), adrenaline park, climbing wall, beach volley, paragliding, sauna.
Specialist in
mountain biking.
Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin
JAZBEC INN
JELKIN HRAM INN***
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18
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Information and booking
Information and booking
Gostišče Jazbec, Idrsko 56, SI-5222 Kobarid
t +386 (0)5 389 91 00, m +386 (0)41 570 126
e bostjan.jazbec@siol.net, www.jazbec.eu
Gostišče Jelkin Hram, Drežnica 30, SI-5222 Kobarid
t +386 (0)5 384 86 10, +386 (0)41 953 370
e jelkin.hram@siol.net, www.jelkin-hram.com
Jazbec Inn lies by the slopes of Matajur in the hamlet of Idrsko. Comfortable
rooms, restaurant open all day, local breakfast. Available for cyclists: drying room
for clothes, spacious garage, service point, rental and transport of bikes and cyclists,
cycling guide available all year, MTB tours around the Soča area and Slavia Friulana.
The inn at the foot of the mighty Mt Krn is an excellent starting point for hikers,
mountain bikers, paragliders and other lovers of the great outdoors. It offers comfortable accommodation, local food, a Finnish sauna, internet access, minibus
transport, tandem paragliding, guided hiking and cycling tours and much more.
POSITIVE SPORT
FREIRAUS VERLAG
MOUNTAINBIKEREISEN
Information
Information and booking
Positive Sport
Trg svobode 15, SI-5222 Kobarid
t +386 (0)40 654 475
e info@positive-sport.com
www.positive-sport.com
freiraus Verlag | Mountainbikereisen
Hans-Mielich-Straße 12, DE-81543 München
t +49 (0)89 228 00 195, e info@mtb-slowenien.de, www.mtb-slowenien.de
Offer
Guided excursions, bike rentals, a shop and bike servicing.
Freiraus publishing| Mountain bike tours
• specialized in guided and selfguided Mountain- and Trekkingbiketours in Slovenia
• attractive Multiday-Trips such as Transslovenia and Best Singletrails
• individual tours and dates for groups from 2 Persons
• Guidebook with 30 Mountainbiketours in the Soča-Valley
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Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin
DOMAČIJA ŠKVOR***
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Information and booking
Domačija Škvor
Robidišče 10, SI-5223 Breginj
t +386 (0)31 345 958
e info@skvor-holidayhouse.com
www.skvor-holidayhouse.com
Position
The westernmost village in Slovenia lies on the
edge of “Slavia Veneta”, part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of NE Italy. The surrounding
area offers wonderful views of three distinct
landscapes: the Alps, the Pre-Alps and the
Friulian lowland. The Natisone/Nadiža – the
warmest Alpine river – flows nearby.
Accommodation and food
Accommodation for up to 20 people in renovated stone houses or rooms in the farmhouse.
Guests can prepare their own food. Preparation
of food on the farm is possible by agreement.
Own vegetable garden, also available to guests.
MTB GALAXY
What we offer cyclists
The summits of Stol, Matajur and Joanaz/
Ivanac, cycling on the route of the 2016 Giro
d’Italia, a 600 m forest trail in the village or circular cross-border road tours with many changes of elevation. In the evening, relaxation in the
Mini Eco Spa complete with sauna.
Alternative programmes
Swimming or paddling in the Nadiža/Natisone, hiking trails, extreme sports (paragliding, water sports).
Suitable for families and small children (large garden, children’s playground equipment). Also suitable for groups (room for lectures or socialising).
Specialist in
mountain biking and road cycling.
SOČA FUN PARK
MOUNTAIN BIKE
ADVENTURES IN THE ALPS
Information and booking
MTB Galaxy
Tomačevo 30a, SI-1000 Ljubljana
t +386 (0)68 147 467
e info@mtbgalaxy.com
www.mtbgalaxy.com
Mtb Galaxy is a sports agency offering guided
mountain bike trips and workshops in Slovenia,
Austria, Italy and Croatia. We organise weekend
and week-long packages and single-day excursions. This year’s big hits are the one-day ZipBike
adventure, which combines mountain biking with
ziplining over the Učja canyon, and eBike cycling.
What we offer cyclists
We have a minibus and trailer capable of transporting a large number of bicycles, all the necessary bike tools and a wide range of mountain
bikes for hire.
Information and booking
ProAktiv Sport d.o.o.
Pot na Breg 11, SI-5250 Solkan
t +386 (0)40 377 477
e info@socafunpark.si
www.socafunpark.si
Assault on Vršič
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KRANJSKA GORA
TIC Kranjska Gora
Kolodvorska ulica 1c,
SI-4280 Kranjska Gora
t +386 (0)4 580 94 40
f +386 (0)4 580 94 41
e info@kranjska-gora.eu
www.kranjska-gora.si
CYCLING TOURS AND TRAILS
Total lengtharound 200 km
Number of all tours 17
Marked trails15
Lowest and highest points810–1,640 m
above sea level
You can check out the area around Kranjska Gora at a great pace by bike. You
can opt for an easy rhythm on the pedals or for more challenging excursions
into the heart of the Alpine valleys.
To this end we have made up a map with
marked cycling routes in the Upper Sava
Valley, showing more than 200 km of
signposted routes. The map also offers
friendly pointers to special features
worth visiting, and offers a thorough
and probably the most pleasing way of
getting to know this part of Slovenia.
You can pick one up at any of the tourist
information centres in Kranjska Gora,
Mojstrana and Rateče.
On the tri-country cycling route starting
at the triborder with Austria and Italy
you can also hop down to Bled through
the Radovna Valley. And you can take
off into the wilderness at many points
from the maintained trails. Meanwhile
the real bikers will not want to miss the
climb to Slovenia’s highest road pass,
1611 m high Vršič.
You can also bike tour around the Julian Alps. A circular cycling route leads
from Kranjska Gora via Bled, Bohinj,
Tolmin, Kobarid, Bovec and Vršič back
to Kranjska Gora. The entire loop, which
is 232 km long, can be done in five stages or five days. There is also a bike park
in Kranjska Gora for anyone seeking
adrenaline thrills.
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Kranjska Gora
HOTEL LEK****
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Information and booking
Hotel Lek
Vršiška 38, SI-4280 Kranjska Gora
t +386 (0)4 588 15 20
f +386 (0)4 588 13 43
e info@hotel-lek.si
www.hotel-lek.si
Position
The Hotel Lek is located in a tiny Alpine village
on the edge of Triglav National Park, by the road
leading over the magnificent Vršič mountain pass.
Alternative programmes
Pools, saunas, fitness, massage and cosmetic services, children’s playpark, tennis courts,
Besna Pehta toboggan run, bike park
Accommodation and food
Easy access, maintained cycling trails and a bike
shed, good food, Wi-Fi in all rooms and internet
point in the hotel reception
Specialist in
family biking
What we offer cyclists
Cycling trail from Kranjska Gora to Rateče and
on to Tarvisio (IT) and links to Austria, cycling
trail to Mojstrana, climb to Vršič or the saddle of
Korensko sedlo, cycling links to Bled (via Radovna), biking through the Vrata Valley (Peričnik
waterfall and Triglav north face)
BERGHI APARTMENT HOTEL
BIKE PARK KRANJSKA GORA
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Information and booking
Information and booking
Apartmajski hotel Berghi, Borovška cesta 27, SI-4280 Kranjska Gora
t +386 (0)83 873 777
e info@berghi.si, www.berghi.si, www.facebook.com/BerghiKranjskaGora/
Berghi is a cyclist-friendly apartment hotel that provides guests not only with
accommodation and breakfast, but also with access to the Kranjska Gora Bike
Park, guided cycling tours, education and various other services for cyclists.
Bike Park Kranjska Gora, Borovška cesta 107, SI-4280 Kranjska Gora
m +386 (0)41 706 786, e info@bike-park.si, www.bike-park.si
https://www.facebook.com/kgbikepark/
The Bike Park below Vitranc hosts several combinations of five basic
cycle paths, each with its own characteristics to delight cyclists of all
levels.
RTC Žičnice Kranjska Gora d.d., Borovška cesta 103 a, SI-4280 Kranjska Gora
t +383 (0)4 580 94 00, f +386 (0)4 580 94 10
e info@kr-gora.si, www.kr-gora.si
Kranjska Gora
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HOTEL KOMPAS****
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Information and booking
Hotel Kompas
Borovška cesta 100, SI-4280 Kranjska Gora
t +386 (0)4 589 21 00
f +386 (0)4 588 44 79
e info@hit-alpinea.si
www.hit-alpinea.si
Position
An ideal location at the foot of the Karavanke/
Karawanken mountains, right next to a cycling
trail and bike park, just a stone’s throw from the
town centre.
Accommodation and food
Comfortable, spacious, recently refurbished
rooms adapted to the needs of athletes. You
have the option of taking all your meals in the
hotel or external facilities and we can also prepare packed lunches for the road.
What we offer cyclists
Sports massage, MTB park, cycling trails close
by (links to Italy and Austria), option of excursions with an activity leader/coordinator. More
GOODPLACE AGENCY
than 200 km of marked cycling routes on forest
roads in the Karavanke/Karawanken.
Alternative programmes
A rich choice of wellness programmes (saunas,
massage, beauty services), in-hotel activities for
the whole family, free entry to the Aqua Larix
water park and the Kompas Relaxation Centre,
while the Hit Alpinea Kranjska Gora hotel chain
provides all the other elements you need for a
perfect holiday.
Specialist in
Road cycling, family cycling.
B&B PR' GAVEDARJO
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Information and booking
Information and booking
Agencija Goodplace
Rimska cesta 2b, SI-1000 Ljubljana
t +386 (0)41 770 197
e info@bike-goodplace.com, www.bike-goodplace.com
B&B Pr' Gavedarjo, Podkoren 72, SI-4280 Kranjska Gora
t +386 031 479 087
e info@prgavedarjo.si, www.prgavedarjo.si
• Goodplace is a travel agency specialising in all types of cycling: mountain biking, trekking and road cycling
• We offer tours in Slovenia and abroad
• We organise the Soča Outdoor Festival, www.soca-outdoor.com
Enjoy a relaxing stay in this thoughtfully renovated 100-year-old village
house. This boutique accommodation (4 rooms + apartment) offers you a
natural sleeping environment (solid Slovene wood, organic beds, organic
bed linen, etc.) and a healthy organic breakfast. The surrounding area offers
cycling tours of various difficulty levels and styles. The Kranjska Gora bike
park is just 2 km away.
Lake Bohinj
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BOHINJ
TIC Bohinj - Bohinjska Bistrica
Triglavska cesta 30, SI-4264 Bohinjska Bistrica
t +386 (0)4 574 75 90
e info@bohinj.si
www.bohinj.si
CYCLING TOURS AND TRAILS
Total length420 km
Number of all tours
15
Marked trails5
Lowest and highest points 512–1,400 m above sea level
The long-disappeared glacier cut deep into the Julian
Alps and gave us Slovenia’s biggest lake, and next to it
magnificent mountains and Alpine meadows that seem
tailor-made for all imaginable water and land sports in
the natural environment, with cycling at the forefront.
Tranquillity, a wonderful natural setting, traditional specialities and refreshment at each step – all this
awaits you in Bohinj.
You can also experience Triglav National Park by bike, and
there is no better starting point for this than Bohinj. The
valley, dominated by its ever-clear and fresh lake, offers a
wide choice of trails running from the lowlands all the way
to the high mountains and pastures way above the lake.
This area is etched with a full 420 km of cycling trails for all
types of bikers, and the trails lead you to all the best-known
attractions, both natural and cultural. You can of course
rent a bike and gear at several locations, and you can set
out to explore the Bohinj area accompanied by local guides.
A day of cycling in Bohinj should also involve trying some
delicious traditional dishes, and of course the obligatory
jump into the lake. Given the wide variety of options and
combinations of cycling and other activities, from hiking
to all kinds of water sports on the lake and River Sava, you
could spend a week or two in Bohinj without running out of
fascinating places that will surprise you with their unique
features.
Stretching out above Bohinj is the well-known Vogel ski
centre, which now boasts a bike park (www.vogel.si), distinguished by its high altitude, and of course the views of
the most majestic Julian peaks.
Bohinj
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VOGEL
VOGEL – OUT OF A FAIRY TALE
IN SUMMER TOO!
Information and booking
Žičnice Vogel Bohinj, d.d.
Ukanc 6, SI-4265 Bohinjsko jezero
t + 386 (0)4 572 97 12
m +386 (0)51 644 316
f + 386 (0)4 572 37 80
e booking@vogel.si
www.vogel.si
www.facebook.com/ VogelSkiCenter
In 5 minutes a cable car takes you up to 1534 m
and the heart of Triglav National Park.
Orlove Glave Bike Park, (1400 m long, 200 m
altitude difference) – renovated, even more attractive, for all skill levels. Detours for beginners
and difficult elements for the more experienced.
NEW – ACCOMMODATION ON
VOGEL
proper Alpine hostel style to very comfortable
3* hotel rooms.
The price of accommodation includes a day pass
to the bike park and unlimited rides on the cable
car and Orlove Glave chair lift.
• XC trail: a loop 5 or 7.5 km long between
1400 and 1600 m altitude
• Žagar trail: 9000 m long, 1000 m altitude
difference
• Storeč trail: 6500 m long, 1000 m altitude
difference
The Alpska vas Vogel (Alpine Village) and the
SKI hotel on Vogel offer a total of more than 130
beds of various categories. These range from the
HIKE & BIKE
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Information and booking
HIKE & BIKE Tourism Agency
Stara Fužina 117, SI-4265 Bohinjsko jezero
t +386 (0)31 374 660
e grega@hikeandbike.si
www.hikeandbike.si
General description
We are an agency specialising in cycling and
hiking holidays in the Julian Alps. As well as
one-day and multi-day cycling trips with licensed guides, we offer accommodation in cyclist-friendly holiday chalets.
Position
Hike & Bike is located in the village of Stara
Fužina, just a stone’s throw from Lake Bohinj.
Our office is located in Bohinjska Bistrica and we
offer accommodation across the wider Bohinj
and Bled areas.
Accommodation and food
All our holiday houses and apartments come
with a kitchen. Breakfast can be provided by pri-
or arrangement. All accommodation locations
have a shop and restaurants serving traditional
Bohinj cuisine.
What we offer cyclists
Guided cycling tours, private guides, bicycle
hire, GPS hire, bike servicing, bike and luggage
transfers.
Alternative programmes
Guided cycling excursions in the Bled and Radovljica areas, climbing Triglav with a mountain
guide, guided hikes in the Triglav National Park,
programmes for groups, torchlit evening walks.
Specialist in
Mountain biking and road cycling.
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Bohinj
DANICA CAMP
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Information and booking
Camp Danica Bohinj
Triglavska cesta 60
SI-4264 Bohinjska Bistrica
t +386 (0)4 572 17 02
f +386 (0)4 572 33 30
e info@camp-danica.si
www.camp-danica.si
Position
The Danica Camp is situated in a pleasant forest along the Sava Bohinjka River in Bohinjska
Bistrica.
Accommodation and food
The entire grassy terrain is evened out. You can
lie back in the shade of leafy trees, bathe in the
sun, spend time by the rustling, vivacious Sava
Bohinjka River or relax near the reception and
playground areas. Our state-of-the-art sanitary
facilities are equipped with a modern laundry and a caravan park. We are one of the few
to offer the use of a dishwasher to our guests.
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available across
the camp. The Danica Restaurant is situated in
the camp and offers delicious and interesting
combinations of traditional flavours with fascinating modern garnishes.
What we offer cyclists
Cycling to the Savica waterfall, along Lake
Bohinj and the Sava Bohinjka River, and cycling
along Lake Bohinj to the Voje Valley. Guided
cycling tours with a licensed guide, free weekly
cycling trips for campsite guests, bike rentals.
Alternative programmes
Mountain hiking, skiing, fishing, water sports,
excursions.
Specialist in
mountain and family biking.
HOSTEL POD
VOGLOM**
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Information and booking
Pac d.o.o.
Ribčev Laz 60, SI-4265 Bohinjsko jezero
t +386 (0)4 572 34 61
m +386 (0)40 864 202
e info@pac.si
www.pac.si
Position
The Hostel Pod Voglom stands in a fantastic location on the southern shores of Lake Bohinj.
It is an ideal location for youth or adult groups
as well as individuals seeking active breaks in
nature.
Accommodation and food
The hostel offers a total of 122 beds in three
different types of room. The main building has
a restaurant and socialising space intended for
guests to relax, exchange travel experiences and
have fun. Since the hostel is right by the lake and
next to the forest, in the front there is a lovely
garden with loungers, hammocks and children’s
play equipment.
What we offer cyclists
Sale of cycling guidebooks and maps, cycle tour
planning, guided tours (for groups), nearby bike
servicing.
Alternative programmes
Close to the hostel is the Pac sports centre and
adrenaline park. Guests can rent canoes, kayaks
or mountain bikes or take part in some sports
activities (rafting, hydrospeed, canyoning, paragliding).
Specialist in
mountain and family biking.
Lake Bled
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BLED
TIC Bled
Cesta svobode 10, SI-4260 Bled
t +386 (0)4 574 11 22
e tdbled@telemach.net
www.bled.si
INFOCENTER Triglavska roža Bled
Ljubljanska cesta 27, SI-4260 Bled
t +386 (0)4 578 02 05
e info@dzt.bled.si, info.trb@tnp.gov.si
CYCLING TOURS AND TRAILS
Total lengtharound 330 km
Number of all tours 10
Marked trails10
Lowest and highest points 500–1,180 m above sea level
Lake Bled is the icon of Slovenian tourism, while with
its location close to Triglav National Park it is an ideal
starting point for all kinds of cycling tours, taking you
through the rich cultural and natural heritage of the location and its surroundings.
Blejski kot is an ideal spot for cycling, be it for older guests
wanting to take it easy, families or dedicated recreational
cyclists. The varying roads and trails between the villages
in the area around Bled are ideal for short cycling excursions, while the dense network of forest roads at Jelovica,
Pokljuka and Mežaklja will satisfy the most demanding
mountain bikers. There are several agencies that rent out
bikes in Bled, and you can also hire a guide.
CYCLING TOURS
The routes in the Bled area are laid out along little-used
roads, and mainly on unpaved roads. Most famous of
these routes is of course the trail around the lake, which
at 6 km in length and minimal inclines is ideal for families
with small children. Numerous routes lead from the lake,
and one of the more attractive ones is the Radovna cycling
trail running through the valley of the River Radovna and
through Triglav National Park. It is 16 km long and runs
along unpaved roads, and in addition to cycling you will be
able to check in at numerous information points.
The Little Bled Loop tour takes you through the surroundings of Bled, and while it is 30 km long, you can stop at
any point and return to Bled. The route sets off towards the
canyon of the River Sava Dolinka and leads to the famous
Vintgar gorge, through typical Gorenjska villages and along
the River Sava Dolinka.
Bled is also an outstanding starting point for more challenging road and mountain tours, with routes leading all
the way to Bohinj and the slopes of Triglav National Park,
and by crossing what is here the very narrow Ljubljana basin you are quickly at the Karavanke foothills.
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Bled
BEST WESTERN PREMIER
HOTEL LOVEC****
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Information and booking
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Lovec
Ljubljanska cesta 6, SI-4260 Bled
t +386 (0)4 620 41 00
f +386 (0)4 578 24 99
e reservations@kompas-lovec.com
www.lovechotel.com
Position
The hotel is in the centre of Bled, just 200 m from
the lake.
Accommodation and food
Modern rooms, self-service breakfast with a local section and large selection of carbohydrates,
local cuisine offered in the Grill restaurant, energy drinks for cyclists.
Lovec Pub – extensive selection of domestic
and imported beers, wines and other drinks and
snacks. Grill restaurant – wide selection of a la
carte dishes, with emphasis on local sourcing of
ingredients.
What we offer cyclists
State-of-the-art bike shed with the option of in-
dividual bike locking, service stand with essential tools for bike repair, bike corner with maps
of the surrounding area, professional information available on site, option of guided tours,
wonderful panoramic cycling trails, cycling trails
in the Gorenjska region and around Triglav National Park in unspoilt nature.
Alternative programmes
Wellness in the hotel (pool + sauna), Thai and
relaxing massage in hotel, bathing and rowing
in the lake, children’s adventure park, rafting on
the River Sava.
Specialist in
road, trail, mountain and family biking
HOTEL RIBNO***
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Information and booking
Hotel Ribno
Izletniška 44, SI-4260 Bled
t +386 (0)4 578 31 00
f +386 (0)4 578 32 00
e info@hotel-ribno.si
www.hotel-ribno.si
Position
Hotel Ribno lies very close to Bled, in the idyllic
Gorenjska village of the same name.
Accommodation and food
Family, twin and single-bed rooms, a restaurant
with hot and cold buffet for breakfast and dinner, option of using the wellness centre (sauna
and Jacuzzi).
What we offer cyclists
Hotel located just 2 km from Bled, a great location to start cycling tours, free emergency help
fixing problems with bikes, large parking space.
Alternative programmes
Family-friendly hotel, wellness and massage,
five tennis courts, beach volley, children’s play
equipment
Specialist in
family biking
Bled
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CAMPING BLED*****
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Information and booking
Camping Bled
Kidričeva 10 c, SI-4260 Bled
t +386 (0)4 575 20 00
f +386 (0)4 575 20 02
e info@camping-bled.com
www.camping-bled.com
Position
Camping Bled is situated in a peaceful valley on
the western shores of Lake Bled. You can walk into
the centre of Bled in less than half an hour along a
trail around the lake, or you can get there by conventional or electric bike. In the summer season a
special tourist train also runs around the lake.
Accommodation and food
Camping Bled is one of the highest category
campsites, with state-of-the-art equipment. The
campsite also offers glamping accommodation.
The glamping cabins or forest villas stand on
a raised natural terrace in a more remote part
of the campsite, surrounded by greenery, but
still right by Lake Bled. They are made of ecological unprocessed larch wood and covered in
larch shingles, and in front of them is a wooden,
wood-fired hot tub.
What we offer cyclists
In addition to everything offered by a specialist cycling camp, we also offer bikes for rent, including
trail, mountain and even electric bikes. The bikes
are fitted with GPS devices with preprogrammed
cycling tours of varying degrees of difficulty.
Alternative programmes
Outdoor activities ranging from hiking, cycling,
Segway tours of Bled and the surroundings, rafting, canyoning and horse riding to balloon flights.
Specialist in
mountain biking
HELIA
Information and booking
Helia Tourism Agency
Trubarjeva cesta 8, SI-4260 Bled
t +386 (0)4 576 56 00
f +386 (0)4 576 56 01
e info@helia.si
www.helia.si
Two wheels – one world
Innovative cycling trips to traditional locations.
From Bled to Costa Rica. Either relaxed guided
groups, semi-guided groups of 8 or a unique trip
for 2. Classic cycling trips and accommodation
on a ship sailing around sunny Dalmatia, on
the blue Danube or the romantic Loire, in the
blooming Netherlands, an unusual and fascinating cycling experience in the Far East and in
colourful South America.
Our 20 years of experience in cycling tourism
mean we know our spokes from our saddles.
www.helia.si
Renting travel, trekking and fitness bikes, road
racing bikes, electrical bikes, children’s bikes
and all types of trailers. Group bike rental
of up to 50 bikes is also available, including
transport, multi-lingual guides and technical
support anywhere in Slovenia.
www.rentabike.si
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RADOVLJICA
TIC Radovljica
Linhartov trg 9, SI-4240 Radovljica
t +386 (0)4 531 51 12
e info@radolca.si
www.radolca.si
CYCLING TOURS AND TRAILS
Total length440 km
Number of all tours 11
Marked trails11
Lowest and highest points 400–1,180 m
above sea level
Radovljica
SYSTEM OF MARKED CYCLING
TRAILS
Even the town and municipal crests of
Radovljica depict a man with a bicycle,
so it should be no surprise that Radovljica, positioned in the north-western
part of the Ljubljana basin, on a terrace above the River Sava, between
the Karavanke and Jelovica and just a
stone’s throw from the Julian Alps and
Pokljuka, is a perfect starting point for
cycling, where there is no doubt that
everyone will find an excursion to suit
their wishes and abilities.
Radovljica is a lively medieval town with
a magnificent preserved old town centre. Each year it offers a rich programme
of cultural and sporting events, and its
green surroundings offer countless opportunities for sport and recreation.
A special feature is the network of cycling signposts, directing bikers on their
routes to specific locations. The signposts include the distance and difficulty
level, as well as interesting features in
the area. You can plan your own route,
and can make use of printed and digital maps. Radovljica is an ideal starting
point for short and long bike excursions. Lake Bled is just half an hour
away by bike, while Bohinj is more suited to an all-day ride. More robust bikers
can pedal off to Kranjska Gora and then
on to the highest road pass in Slovenia
at Vršič. Shorter but no less attractive
cycling routes run from Radovljica up to
Jelovica, along the Karavanke foothills
or through surrounding villages, which
offer plenty of natural and cultural features of interest. The local roads have
no heavy traffic, so are mostly ideal for
family outings. There are also countless possibilities on the unpaved roads
and hiking trails on the terraces above
the River Sava and surrounding slopes.
For serious mountain bikers we recommend hiring a local guide, who will tailor a tour to your wishes and show you
some of the finest spots in the country.
Cycling under the Alps around Kranj
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KRANJ
Kranj Institute for Tourism and Culture
Glavni trg 2, SI-4000 Kranj
t +386 (0)4 238 04 50
e info@tourism-kranj.si
www.tourism-kranj.si
The cycle paths under Storžič are intended for recreational cycling with visits to the villages, meadows, fields and
mountains which rise to the north. The paths are diverse
and lead along quiet local roads through the villages where
you can enjoy culinary delights and tourist attractions.
They are between 20 and 30 km long and marked with
plates indicating the name of the trail and suggested direction. Appropriate for trekking and mountain bikes.
REKREATUR
ROG CYCLING CLUB
Information
Information
e info@rekreatur.si, www.rekreatur.si
e info@franja.org, www.franja.org
Rekreatour, team cycling for victories with a twist!
Visit Ljubljana and take part in the Franja Marathon!
Rekreatour is simply the most interesting cycling and recreational
event you could possibly imagine.
In just a few days, you can cycle, socialise, explore and visit some amazing Slovene villages, places and towns in a pleasant and sporting atmosphere.
The BTC City Franja Marathon is a three-day festival of cycling that
takes place each June with more than 7,000 participants of all ages.
Sign up for the time trial, the family/schools marathon (25 km), the
kids’ race (1.5 km), the Pony relay race (2.4 km) and the Franja Marathon (156/97 km).
Mountain pastures below the Košuta massif
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TRŽIČ
Tržič Tourism Promotion and Information Centre
Trg svobode 18, SI-4290 Tržič
t +386 (0)4 597 15 36, +386 (0)51 627 057
e informacije@trzic.si
www.visit-trzic.com
CYCLING TOURS AND TRAILS
Total length 670 km
Number of all tours 26
Lowest and highest points 410–1620 m above sea level
The Tržič area is a paradise for romantic seekers of mysteries. The
area offers an abundance of breathtaking views and routes and is
popular with hikers, climbers, alpinists, mountain bikers, campers, extreme sports lovers, hang-gliders, paragliders, ski tourers,
ski jumpers, snowboarders, anglers, hunters… and also with historians, geologists, poets and lovers of all that is beautiful.
Whether you are looking to have fun with your family, you
belong to a group of experienced hill racers, or you see the
bike as a tool for flying through the air with a triple turn or
double jump, Tržič is the right choice for your holiday.
Long-distance cycling trail
TRANS KARAVANKE
Information and booking
Bike Base Jamnica
t +386 (0)2 870 30 60
e info@mtbpark.com
www.mtbpark.com
www.karavanke.eu
The longest Slovenian mountain range, a 120
km long massif whose highest peak is the 2,236
m high Stol. Owing to its strategic position between western and south-eastern Europe, the
Karavanke range is full of passes and mountain
trails. These mountains have preserved their
original wild environment, and the fine views
and stunning gorges are simply enchanting. It is
no surprise that the Karavanke range is a veritable magnet for mountain bikers.
The extensive network of ideal trails offers
limitless combinations of tours between the
mountains, on them, around them and in many
places actually through them. There are more
than 1,000 km of marked or map-indicated cy-
cling tours of varying types and difficulty here.
The mountain and forest trails and cart tracks
seem custom-made for mountain biking, and
you can also take trail bikes around the Karavanke. Traversing the Karavanke from Dravograd to the Tri-border (or vice versa) takes
several days, and you can extend your route
across by taking in various “local loops”.
Tuhinjska dolina, Central Slovenia
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TERME SNOVIK****
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Information and booking
Terme Snovik
Snovik 7, SI-1219 Laze v Tuhinju
t +386 (0)1 834 41 00
f +386 (0)1 834 41 36
e info@terme-snovik.si
www.terme-snovik.si
Position
Terme Snovik is the highest-lying thermal spa
in Slovenia, bounded on one side by the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and on the other side by magnificent forests and the unspoilt nature of the
Tuhinjska Valley. It is just 31 km from Ljubljana.
Accommodation and food
There are 74 apartments and 30 twin-bed rooms
available. The Potočka Restaurant caters to all
and every gourmet taste, with tasty meals made
of organic ingredients. After a cycling tour you
can relax in the saunas and whirlpool or swim in
the thermal pools covering more than 1,000 m2.
Free internet access is also available.
What we offer cyclists
Option of renting a commuter bike, hiring a cycling guide, plus a bike shed and essential tools
for bike repair. Free easy-to-use map of the surrounding cycling and hiking trails.
Alternative programmes
Wellness in the hotel (saunas, massage and pedicure). Outdoor activities: gym in nature, tennis,
horse riding, natural climbing wall, running
days and more. During the holidays and in the
summer season there is a diverse animation programme for all the family.
Specialist in
trail and mountain biking
HOTEL RAKITNA
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Information and booking
Hotel Rakitna
Rakitna 150, SI-1352 Preserje
t +386 (0)41 761 756
e effekt.simenko@siol.net
www.effekt.si/hotel-rakitna-slo/
Position
The hotel is nestled in an Alpine and Mediterranean paradise, offering a unique marine and alpine climate. It is close to the beautiful Rakitna
Lake on the Karst plateau, rising 800 m above
sea level and 25 km away from Ljubljana.
Accommodation and food
Our rooms and apartments (7 twin rooms, 3
apartments for 4 people) are equipped with free
internet access and a TV, and offer an amazing
view of the lake. Food selection: pizza, lunch,
venison, home-made desserts, etc.
What we offer cyclists
We offer various one-day and multi-day tours.
The hunting room at the hotel has a cycling
point and caters for bike rentals, luggage transport and safe bike storage.
Alternative programmes
Wellness: the first Russian sauna in Slovenia,
with Finnish, Turkish and infrared saunas, a
fitness studio, Jacuzzis, playground equipment,
volleyball, basketball, horseback riding, fishing,
swimming in the lake during summer, ice skating during winter and cross-country skiing. We
also host picnics, weddings and other events,
weekly trips around Slovenia and corporate
team building events. Our destination is a hiker’s and motorcyclist’s paradise.
Specialists in
family cycling.
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Krvavec
KRVAVEC BIKE PARK
Information and booking
RTC Krvavec, d.d
Grad 76, SI-4207 Cerklje na Gorenjskem
t +386 (0)4 252 59 11
f +386 (0)4 252 59 31
e info@rtc-krvavec.si
www.rtc-krvavec.si
Krvavec attracts plenty of downhill riders (as well
as those who enjoy a climb), since the descent
down the two runs from the upper cable car station
to the lower one presents a serious challenge, while
the cable car ride up is quick and comfortable.
Krvavec Bike Park has more than 30 km of marked
MTB trails and downhill runs for all tastes and all
proficiency levels. It also offers the biggest elevation
difference of any bike park in Slovenia. In 2017,
Krvavec Bike Park is also included in the Gravity
Card scheme, encompassing 16 of Europe’s top bike
parks. Mountain bike enthusiasts can enjoy 20 km
of gravity trails and 11 km of cross-country trails.
Number of trails:
• 5 downhill runs
• 2 cross-country trails
Bike park trails:
• Muci trail: 9 km and 850 m elevation difference
• Rock’n’flow trail: 6 km and 850 m elevation
difference
• Bambino trail: 1.5 km and 150 m elevation
difference
• Panorama trail: 1.5 km and 150 m elevation
difference (New 2017)
• Jezerca trail: 3 km and 165 m elevation difference (New 2017)
Cross-country trails:
• XC Allroad: 5.5 km and 500 m elevation difference
• XC Scott: 6.5 km and 500 m elevation difference
HOTEL KRVAVEC***
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Information and booking
Hotel Krvavec
Ambrož pod Krvavcem 50
SI-4207 Cerklje na Gorenjskem
t +386 (0)51 350 830
f +386 (0)4 252 59 31
e booking@rtc-krvavec.si
www.rtc-krvavec.si, www.hotel-krvavec.si
Position
Hotel Krvavec lies at an elevation of 1,600 metres at the start of cycling trails on Krvavec, part
of the Kamnik–Savinja Alps. With its beautiful
natural environment and Alpine dairy setting, it
offers wonderful views of the Ljubljana basin and
the Julian and Kamnik-Savinja Alps.
Accommodation and food
Furnished in the Alpine style with a hint of the
modern. Local cuisine is based on ingredients
from the natural surroundings of the hotel and
Krvavec mountain pastures.
What we offer cyclists
Scott DH and XC bikes are available for hire.
Bike servicing, washing and storage also avail-
able. The hotel offers “Bed&Bike” packages including bike park admission and bicycle hire. We
also organise multi-day Bike Camps.
Additional activities
A choice of 7 activities at the Krvavec Summer
Park (adventure/climbing park, inner tube slide,
trampoline, slackline, climbing wall, frisbee golf
and archery), fun downhill courses for mountain go-karts, monster roller and bikes. The
mountain pasture has numerous hiking trails
suitable for hikers of all ages. The Pot pastirskih škratov (Dwarf Herdsmen’s Trail) is a recent addition.
Specialist za
mountain biking
Logarska dolina
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HOTEL PLESNIK****
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Information and booking
Hotel Plesnik
Logarska dolina 10, SI-3335 Solčava
t +386 (0)3 839 23 00
e info@plesnik.si
www.plesnik.si
Position
The hotel is situated in the protected landscape
of Logarska Dolina, a natural park. As part of the
Solčavsko region, it was selected as a European
Destination of Excellence (EDEN initiative).
What we offer cyclists
Mountain bike hire, basic bike repair tools, map
of cycling and hiking routes in the area, cycling
along the Solčava Panoramic Road – 1,200 m
a.s.l.
Accommodation and food
This four-star family hotel is newly refurbished
for 2017 and offers 32 rooms, restaurant, a terrace with a view of the Alps and an Alpine Eco
Wellness centre.
The restaurant serves food made with local produce, with dishes designed for the modern guest
who understands the importance of a high-quality diet.
Alternative programmes
Alpine Eco Wellness centre with three saunas,
whirlpool with massage chairs, relaxation area
with a view of the Alps and natural outdoor pool.
A full range of Ayurvedic massages and programmes is available.
Position
The Šmica campsite is situated on the banks of
the unspoilt River Savinja, not far from the magnificent Logarska Dolina, at an altitude of a little
over 500 m.
Alternative programmes
rafting, kayaking, tennis
Specialist in
mountain biking
KAMP ŠMICA
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Information and booking
Kamp Šmica
Luče 4, SI-3334 Luče
t +386 (0)3 584 43 30
e camp.smica @siol.net
www.camp-smica.com
Accommodation and food
We offer cyclists accommodation in rooms, bungalows, trailers and campsites.
What we offer cyclists
We offer cyclists rafting, kayaking, tennis, area
mountain hiking, tours of Snežna Jama cave,
excursions to Logarska Dolina and more.
Specialist in
trail, mountain and family biking
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Logarska dolina, Golte
CAMPING MENINA
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Information and booking
Camping Menina, d.o.o.
Varpolje 105, SI-3332 Rečica ob Savinji
t +386 (0)3 5835 027
m +386 (0)40 525 266
e info@campingmenina.com
www.campingmenina.com
Position
The Menina campsite lies 800 m from the main
Mozirje - Ljubno road in the town of Rečica ob
Savinji, on the left bank of the River Savinja, and
given its location it is an attractive location for
cyclists, serving as a starting point for 888 km
of cycling trails.
Accommodation and food
Set in 8 hectares, Menina campsite offers around
200m2 of space for tents and 25 structures for
rent (large cabins, mobile cabins, trekker huts
and a building with dormitory for 20 people).
The campsite features the KACA restaurant,
with a fine selection of pizzas from the bread
oven (22 types of pizza). Plenty of grilled dishes,
from mixed meats to trout and traditional cui-
sine with daily lunch specials. We obtain all the
ingredients for our dishes exclusively from local
farms, so the food is truly authentic local cooking – and delicious.
What we offer cyclists
Tour for mums and kids, tour for dads, tour for
professionals.
Alternative programmes
Rafting for groups, Raft & Wellness, Downstream with a Fun or Mini Torpedo raft, Adrenaline Park, Zorbing.
Specialist in
family biking
HOTEL GOLTE****
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Information and booking
Hotel Golte
Radegunda 19 c, SI-3330 Mozirje
t +386 (0)3 839 11 00
m +386 (0)51 354 806
e info@golte.si
www.golte.si
Position
The hotel is situated in Golte Nature Park, 1,410
m above sea level. You can get up to the hotel by
cable car or by using the panoramic Alpine road.
Accommodation and food
A boutique eco-hotel offering 52 rooms with balconies and a wellness centre, plus magnificent views
of the Savinja Valley. The hotel restaurant offers a
wide selection of dishes, and you can also try traditional cooking at any of the nearby mountain huts.
What we offer cyclists
Riding along the Alpine ridge you will enjoy
the view of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. The hotel
sports shop offers equipment and bike rental. BIKE & RAFT programmes are available for
groups – downhill by bike into the valley, rafting
on the River Savinja and return by cable car. Cycling tours including a visit to the Coal Mining
Museum, Topolšica spa, Logarska Dolina, Snežna
Jama cave below Raduha and more.
Alternative programmes
Mountain wellness centre with saunas, massage
pool, outdoor pool, massage rooms and gym.
Adventure park with zipline, climbing wall, interpretive trail around Golte and geo point of
the extinct volcano of Smrekovec. Alpine garden
– more than 150 mountain plants in their native
environment, tree astrology.
Specialist in
road, trail, mountain and family biking
Logarska dolina, Dobrna
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SKOK APARTMENTS &
WELLNESS, MOZIRJE
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Information and booking
Apartmaji & Wellness Skok
Cesta na Lepo Njivo 17a, SI-3330 Mozirje
t +386 (0)3 828 04 00
e info@apartmajimozirje.si
www.apartmajimozirje.si
Position
The Skok apartments and wellness centre are
located in the little town of Mozirje, below the
Golte tourism and recreation centre. The area is
in the heart of the Savinja Valley, surrounded by
a variety of natural sights of interest and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
Accommodation and food
Seven four-star modern apartments are available
to cyclists in the holiday apartment house. We also
offer four newly built luxury chalets in our Medena Vas (“Honey Village”), where each chalet is
equipped with its own sauna and jacuzzi. Free car
parking and internet access are included. Guests
can use the self-service breakfast buffet or have
breakfast delivered to their apartment. For lunch
and dinner, guests can take advantage of discounts
and special offers in nearby restaurants.
What we offer cyclists
A good starting point for numerous cycling tours.
More demanding mountain tours on the Golte
plateau or cycling through the valley all the way
to Logarska Dolina. Bike hire and bike storage
available. Guides are available for cycling routes.
Alternative programmes
As well as accommodation, there is a boutique
wellness centre with three types of sauna and
a massage pool, several types of massage and a
beauty studio. Apitherapy programmes are being introduced this year.
Specialist in
road cycling, mountain biking and family cycling
TRIGLAV HOTEL AND
RESTAURANT***
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Information and booking
Hotel gostilna Triglav
Dobrna 12, SI-3204 Dobrna
t +386 (0)3 780 11 30
e info@gostilna-triglav.si
www.gostilna-triglav.si
Position
The hotel in the very centre of Dobrna offers
easy access to all the natural and cultural attractions of the town. Terme Dobrna, the oldest
thermal spa resort that is still open in Slovenia,
is only 200 metres away.
Accommodation and food
Triglav Hotel has everything a hotel needs for
the comfort and well-being of its guests: a modern reception, a restaurant with superlative
cuisine, a pavilion, a car park, free Wi-Fi and a
friendly team to take care of you from the moment you arrive.
What we offer cyclists
A starting point for numerous bike tours of varying difficulty, guides and cycle route maps, bike
rental and repair, passenger and bike transport
and guided cycling tours.
Alternative programmes
A pleasant climate, therapeutic thermal waters,
rich natural and cultural heritage, the chance to
break a sweat at the fitness studio, on the tennis
and volleyball courts, playing chess or boules, or
by conquering a hiking or cycling trail. You have
plenty of options to spend your free time in the
way that suits you best.
Specialists in
trekking, mountain and family cycling
Koroška
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KOROŠKA.
TAKES YOU BY SURPRISE.
www.koroska.si
Bike Base Jamnica
t +386 (0)2 870 30 60
e info@mtbpark.com
www.mtbpark.com
TIC Ravne na Koroškem
Gozdarska pot 18,
SI-2390 Ravne na Koroškem
t +386 (0)2 822 12 19
e tic@zkstm.si
www.tic-ravne.si
TIC Dravograd
Trg 4. julija 50, SI-2370 Dravograd
t +386 (0)2 871 02 85
e ticdravograd@dravit.si
www.dravograd.si
TIC Slovenj Gradec
Glavni trg 24, SI-2380 Slovenj Gradec
t +386 (0)2 881 21 16
e tic@slovenjgradec.si
www.turizem-slovenjgradec.si
CYCLING TOURS AND TRAILS
Total lengthmore than 1,000 km
Number of all tours 20
Marked trails14
Lowest and highest points 320–1400 m above sea level
With its dense network of existing roads
with low traffic, forest roads and trails,
and a growing network of cycling lanes
and paths, the Koroška region offers
limitless combinations of tours between
mountains, up to the peaks, around or
even through them, and an experience
of the unique landscape between the
Alps and the River Drava.
PECA MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK
The UNESCO Karavanke Geopark is home
to a cross-border mountain bike park straddling Slovenia and Austria, which offers:
• A network of more than 1,000 km of
marked or guidebook-described forest
roads and cart tracks suitable for mountain biking;
• Underground biking in Mt. Peca, a
unique experience of cycling through
abandoned mine shafts;
• Cycling along the trails of the Jamnica
Single Trail Park (www.mtbpark.com):
enjoying a ride along the trails in the
area of the specialist cycling hotel;
• Flow Trail Peca: ascent to the mountain by cable car or unpaved forest road
and descent down a 12 km flow trail.
DRAVA CYCLING TRAIL
Drava Cycling Trail is regarded as one
of the finest cycling trails in Europe in
terms of natural beauty and cultural diversity. The trail runs from the source of
the river Drava at Toblach/Dobbiaco in
Italy, passes through Austria and into
Slovenia, where its 160 km length is divided into five stages, and ends in neighbouring Croatia. The trail in the Slovenian section runs for the most part along
less used local roads and to a smaller extent along maintained cycling trails and
paths. Owing to the different types of
road base and the tough climb between
Podvelka and Lovrenc on Pohorje, the
Koroška section of the trail is better
suited to more experienced cyclists.
ŠTREKNA – CYCLING TRAIL
THROUGH THE MISLINJA
VALLEY
The cycling trail through the Mislinja
Valley is one of the best equipped cycling trails in Slovenia in terms of infrastructure. The trail follows the route
of an abandoned railway line and currently consists of a 24 km section passing through Otiški Vrh, Slovenj Gradec,
Mislinja and Gornji Dolič. It is asphalted
along its entire length and is separated
from traffic. Its safety makes it particularly suitable for families with children
and for older cyclists.
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Unique in the world:
UNDERGROUND BIKING – by bike under
Mt. Peca
Information
UNDERGROUND
BIKING
Informacijski center GEOPARK KARAVANKE
Glančnik 8, SI-2392 Mežica
t +386 (0)2 870 01 80
e info@podzemljepece.com
www.geopark.si
Mountain bikes are made for enjoying the mountains, but in Koroška you can also bike through a
unique, 6 km long maintained bike route deep in
the Earth. Equipped with headlamps, you will be
guided through the mountain, along abandoned
mine levels and galleries, and along the way you
will discover the mysteries of the Peca underworld. The lower sections of the pit are flooded,
and if you want another novel adventure you
can explore the little underground lake by kayak.
Information and booking
www.podzemljepece.com
GEOPARK KARAVANKE
Why are some areas better for cycling than
others? You can find the answer in the Karavanke Geopark, where the wealth of geological formations and diversity of rock provide
outstanding terrain for cycling. The natural
environment of the Geopark, which extends
around Mt. Peca, is noted for its exceptional
biodiversity. The geological faults and overthrusts, as well as the numerous flash flood
waters and rivers have helped shape the dynamic landscape and have created a diverse,
picturesque panorama that will accompany
you on all your cycling tours here.
FLOW TRAIL PECA
www.petzen.net
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Koroška
JAMNICA SINGLE TRAIL PARK
Information
www.mtbpark.com
The Jamnica Single Trail Park is an unusual
park, since it is in the trail bike park category.
Set in forests and pastures with magnificent
views, the maintained trails are intended for
safe enjoyment mainly with “all mountain” and
Enduro bikes. Within the park you can opt for
gentle flow trails or you can choose trails with
difficult technical sections, thereby gaining experience for later exploits on longer tours. The
trails are linked to each other by a special bike
path built exclusively for an easier return to the
summit.
The actual centre of the park is the Ekohotel
Koroš cycling hotel in the hamlet of Jamnica.
The fact that you can experience a MTB here in
its best form is guaranteed by the mountainous surroundings, which are full of outstanding singletrails, and the neighbouring Mt Peca
with its “longest flow trail in Europe”. Given
the sunny aspect of the park, its bike season
starts in April and ends with the first snows
in November.
• 9 all mountain & enduro trails
• 17 km marked single trails
• more than 30 km single trails on guided
day tours
KOROŠ FARM
ECO-HOTEL***
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Information and booking
Ekohotel kmetija Koroš
Jamnica 10, SI-2391 Prevalje
t +386 (0)2 870 30 60
e info@bikenomad.com, www.mtbpark.com
Mountain Bike Nomad
e info@bikenomad.com
www.bikenomad.com
Position
The centre of mountain biking in Koroška is
Jamnica, which is located at the meeting point
of three cycling networks. This is the location of
the Koroš farm, which has been converted into
a unique little Eco-hotel, with fabulous views
of the mountains and forests. It is a specialist
cycling hotel with the highest standards of facilities for cyclists.
Accommodation and food
Experience and a good name came in tandem
with the opening of the first cycling hotel in Slovenia back in 1995. Ten twin rooms. Viewing
terrace. Space for peaceful and creative leisure
time. Sauna and massage. Free Wi-Fi. Traditional and original organic dishes.
What we offer cyclists
The biggest centre offering cycling information
in Slovenia. Large selection of cycling tours.
Our own Single Trail Park. Bike shuttle transport service. Rentals of Specialized bikes.
Trained cycling guides. Learning cycling skills.
Cycling camps and events. Organisation of individual and group cycling tours around Slovenia
and abroad.
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Long-distance cycling trail
DRAVA CYCLING TRAIL
TIC Maribor
Partizanska cesta 6a, SI-2000 Maribor
t +386 (0)2 234 66 11
e tic@maribor.si
www.visitmaribor.si, www.bikemaribor.si
Information and booking
TIC Dravograd
Trg 4. julija 50, SI-2370 Dravograd
t +386 (0)2 871 02 85
e ticdravograd@dravit.si
www.koroska.si
TIC Ptuj
Slovenski trg 5, SI-2250 Ptuj
t +386 (0)2 779 60 11
e info@ptuj.info
www.ptuj.info
Drava Cycling Trail, which bears the international designation R1, is one of the finest cycling
trails in Europe in terms of natural beauty and
cultural diversity. You can follow the River Drava
practically all the way from its source in Italy, via
Austria into Slovenia and on to Legrad in Croatia, where the River Mura flows into the Drava.
In Slovenia the trail is designated D-3 and takes
you through Dravograd, Maribor, Ptuj and Ormož, all the way to the Slovenia-Croatia border
at Središče ob Dravi. The trail runs along less
used local roads and along maintained cycling
trails and paths. Owing to the different types of
road base and the tough climb to Lovrenc on Pohorje, this section of the trail is better suited to
more experienced and prepared cyclists, and we
recommend the use of trail or mountain bikes.
In the Slovenian section the part between Maribor and Ptuj is a favourite among cyclists.
BIKE
INFORMATION POINT
Information
Monolit d.o.o.
Letališka 33d, SI-1000 Ljubljana
t +386 (0)1 546 67 60
e info@monolit.si
www.monolit2go.si
Monolit2go hiking, biking and
excursion guide for planning outdoor activities in Slovenian region.
Throughout Slovenia there are
more than 30 bike information
points, where you can get information on local cycling trails and
excursions, and all the points offer
cycling maps and guidebooks, contact details for guides, information
on accommodation and cycling
shops and other useful tips for cyclists.
More at:
WEBSITES WITH
INFORMATION FOR CYCLISTS
•
www.mtb.si – the main site for
mountain bikers; the English version is
intended for cyclists heading for Slovenia
•
www.bicikel.com – a site devoted
to recreational and road biking, and to
a lesser extent mountain biking
•
www.kolesarska-zveza.si – site
of the umbrella cycling organisation, intended primarily for competition riding
•
www.tabla.mtb.si – biggest forum
www.slovenia.info/biking
for mountain bikers with a special section in English
• www.pzs.si
http://ktk.pzs.si/
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SEVEN BIKE PARKS –
ONE SUMMER BIKE PASS (BPPS)
Mountain bike parks, downhill courses,
cross-country trails, all-mountain tours,
family cycling trails, guided single and multi-day excursions for all levels of difficulty.
Information
Slovenian Cableway Operators Association
Chamber of Mountain Centres
Dimičeva 13, SI-1000 Ljubljana
t +386 (0)1 589 81 30
f +386 (0)1 589 82 24
m +386 (0)41 426 197
e danilo.brecelj@siol.net
www.activeslo.com
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•
•
•
•
biggest descent – 1300 m altitude difference;
longest enduro trail – 10 km;
longest family cycling trail – 40 km;
downhill world cup venue;
mountain bike paradise in the Triglav National Park and other natural parks and nature
reserves;
• from panoramic and breathtaking trails in
the Julian Alps to relaxing trails through the
green forests of Pohorje;
BIKE PARKS
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KRANJSKA GORA
e info@kr-gora.si, www.kr-gora.si
MARIBORSKO POHORJE
e info@marprom.si, www.mariborskopohorje.si
KRVAVEC
e tajnistvo@rtc-krvavec.si, www.rtc-krvavec.si
ROGLA
e rogla@unitur.eu, www.rogla.eu
VOGEL
e info@vogel.si, www.vogel.si
GOLTE
e info@golte.si, www.golte.si
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ALPINE FOOTHILLS
Top 3
• Drava Cycling Trail, first on the list for lovers of long-distance connections and part of the Eurovelo system.
• Pohorje Cycling Transversal, discovering Pohorje from Sveti Bolfenk on the Maribor side to the foothills of
Mt Kremžar on the Koroška side of Pohorje
• Cycling with the locals and discovering the best, yet hidden to most, trails around Ljubljana and Maribor, of
course in combination with a rich night life.
Suspension bridge over the Idrijca
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United Nations
Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization
Idrija
UNESCO
Global Geopark
THE IDRIJA AREA
TIC Idrija, Mestni trg 2, SI-5280 Idrija
t +386 (0)5 374 39 16, e tic@visit-idrija.si
www.visit-idrija.si
IDRIJA – THE MINE FOR FAME, CYCLING FOR
PLEASURE
The Idrija hills were just made for cyclists. They offer a
rich selection of cycling trails for every taste, for mountain and trail bikes, from the easy plains for families to
the most demanding endurance rides for experienced
bikers. The climbs to the Idrija hilltops will stun you with
unforgettable views, while those who love downhill rides
will also want to come here. You can find all of this in
the area around Idrija, a centre of cultural and technical
heritage entered on the list of UNESCO World Heritage
Sites.
THEMATIC CYCLING TRAILS IN THE IDRIJA
GEOPARK
Cycling around the Idrija Geopark is not just about active
leisure pursuits in the Idrija area, it is also about how the
thematic trails run past numerous special natural and cultural features of the area, which even the hardest-bitten sports
people will want to check out.
Plus they include plenty of countryside tourism service pro-
viders who are well able to offer some genuine local sustenance
along the way.
10 thematic mountain bike trails: the cycling trails are linked
to each other, and in one day you can ride several trails and
adapt tours to your riding skills and level of preparation.
CYCLING TOURS AND TRAILS
Total length104.3 km
Number of all tours 10
Marked trails10
Lowest and highest points 227–1,240 m above sea level
JAVORNIK BIKE PARK
The park at the ski resort of Javornik by Črni Vrh mountain
above Idrija has a long tradition, and is best known for its
various trails that are suitable for both beginners and experienced bikers. There are 10 courses of differing difficulty laid out
around the hill, and they interweave, plus there are several fun
flow trails. Javornik and its surroundings offer numerous options for tours of different lengths.
Altitude difference 375 m
www.mtb-javornik.si
Idrija, Cerkno
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HOSTEL IDRIJA
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Information and booking
Hostel Idrija
Center za idrijsko dediščino
Ulica IX. Korpusa 17, SI-5280 Idrija
t +386 (0)5 373 40 70
m +386 (0)41 995 722
e hostel@visit-idrija.si
Position
Hostel Idrija is situated in a pleasant location
right in the town centre of Idrija, which serves
as a starting point for cycling and hiking tours
of the Idrija hills.
It is just a short five-minute walk to the centre
of town, where you can view the rich heritage of
the Idrija mercury mine, shop in stores selling
local lace and enjoy the local cuisine.
What we offer cyclists
• Option of bike and cycling gear rental.
• Option of hiring a cycling guide.
• Option of transporting cyclists, bikes and luggage.
• Professional advice and help in planning cycling tours.
• Option of organising individual cycling packages.
• Low-cost multiple-day packages for individuals, families and groups.
• Information corner for cyclists with daily
weather forecast and current news on cycling
tours, shops and events in the area.
• Payable easy-view map showing thematic
trails around the Idrija Geopark.
• Secure bike storage space.
• Free Wi-Fi for all guests.
HOTEL CERKNO***
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Information and booking
Hotel Cerkno d.o.o.
Sedejev trg 8, SI-5282 Cerkno
t +386 (0)5 374 34 00
f +386 (0)5 374 34 33
e info@hotel-cerkno.si
www.hotel-cerkno.si, www.ski-cerkno.com
www.facebook.com/SCCerkno
Position
With its pleasant, homely atmosphere, the Hotel
Cerkno feels more like a family-run hotel than
one that can accommodate up to 180 guests. It
is situated in the heart of the Cerkno hills and
offers guests a wide range of leisure activities in
a wonderful natural setting.
Accommodation and food
Rooms offer every comfort along with free WiFi, plus there are hostel-type rooms. Generous
self-service breakfast and dinner with an emphasis on local specialities, with the option of
special diet foods.
What we offer cyclists
Unspoilt nature with a large number of marked
cycling and hiking trails. Free loan of top-quality Cult mountain bikes. Cycling maps and the
option of hiring a cycling guide and GPS. Shop
selling spare parts and sports food for cyclists.
Alternative programmes
Relaxation centre, including pool with thermal
water (30°C), saunas, gym, massage. Sports
park: volleyball, badminton, basketball or tennis on three clay courts. Option of paragliding,
horse riding, paintball, hunting and fishing (all
nearby). Close to the River Soča (kayaking, canoeing, rafting and more).
Specialist in
road and mountain biking
Poljanska dolina
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ŠKOFJA LOKA
Turizem Škofja Loka
Kidričeva cesta 1a, SI-4220 Škofja Loka
t +386 (0)4 517 06 00
m +386 (0)51 427 827
e info@skofja-loka.com
www.skofja-loka.com
Mountain bike enthusiasts can seek
out in the diverse Škofja Loka hills
maintained and well-marked cycling
trails, linked together into the almost 300 km long Loška Cycling Trail
(12 stages), while those seeking gentler outings can opt for the Loška Cycling Loop, a circular flat trail around
Škofja Loka.
In addition to the stages of the Loška
Cycling Trail, there is an appealing trail
suited to cyclists in good shape in the
Gorenja Vas – Poljane Cycling Loop (3
stages), with a total length of 115 km,
starting and ending at the square of Trg
Ivana Regna in Gorenja Vas.
When you set out on these adventures
you will probably want the maps of
Loška Cycling Trail and the Gorenja Vas – Poljane Cycling Loop, which
show and describe the stages and provide information on additional tourist
services along the trails.
The mountain huts, inns and open
farms will happily welcome you and
serve you local delicacies, and the joyful hospitality of the local people will
engender a desire to extend your stay
or come back soon to Škofja Loka.
Cycling through hop fields in the Žalec area
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ŽALEC
TIC Žalec
Šlandrov trg 25, SI-3310 Žalec
t +386 (0)3 710 04 34
e zkst.tic@siol.net
www.turizem-zalec.si CYCLING TOURS AND TRAILS
Total length123 km
Number of all tours 19
Marked trails19
Lowest and highest points248–471 m
above sea level
The view by bike of Žalec and the
Lower Savinja Valley will stick in
your memory – countless fields of
hops, the bitter plant that we also
call green gold, lend the valley a
special character; the River Savinja, which binds the valley, the soft
chain of hills and uplands that line
the valley and many points of interest
will draw you to visit and take a look.
The interesting and appealing cyclistfriendly trails run past numerous
points of special interest that are genuinely worth visiting. Here is Slovenia’s
Eco-museum of Hops and Brewing, the
only such museum in the country. It
takes you through the history of hop
gardening and beer brewing, right up to
the present day. You will encounter the
culture of ancient Rome at the Roman
necropolis in Šempeter in the Savinja
Valley, where you can admire the imposing tombs made of Pohorje marble, richly decorated with mythological motifs.
You are also in for a striking experience
if you visit the Štajerska region’s karstic
gem – the Jama Pekel cave.
You can enjoy a nice walk and rest while
observing more than 170 bird species
by the Ribnik Vrbje pond. And the town
of Žalec also offers plenty of surprises!
Visit us and discover for yourself!
The cyclist-friendly paths laid out here
are 10 km or more long, some run entirely along flat land and are suitable
for families, while others have a few inclines and high points from which the
view of the green valley is even better.
The largest number run along the River Savinja, and from there practically
everyone can climb up the nearby hills.
In this region there are also a lot of thematic trails, with various interpretive
trails so you can learn even more about
the points of interest.
We conclude this invitation to Žalec and
the surrounding area with green gold –
hops are the ingredient that gives beer
its flavour. The glass of beer you drink at
the Eco-museum of Hops and Brewing
will remain a fond memory, as will cycling through the Lower Savinja Valley!
Feel the heart of Pohorje
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ROGLA – POHORJE
LTO Rogla–Zreče, GIZ
Cesta na Roglo 11j, SI-3214 Zreče
t +386 (0)3 759 04 70
e tic.zrece.lto@siol.net
www.destinacija-rogla.si
The destination is overflowing with diverse and exciting cycling adventures along over 280 km of marked trails, and
these are particularly appropriate for mountain and trekking bikes.
The Rogla Bike Park comprises 6 different trails totalling
7.5 km and is sure to get your heart pumping. It includes a
beginner’s polygon and rents out top bikes and safety gear.
You can also hire a guide for your cycling adventures.
The Euro Velo/9 cycling route, which connects the Baltic
with the Adriatic Sea, traverses our destination.
The Rogla Hill Climb is a traditional cycling event held each
August. All welcome!
HOTEL ROGLA***
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UNITUR SPORT RESORT
Information and booking
Unior d.d. Program Turizem, Rogla
Cesta na Roglo 15, SI-3214 Zreče
t +386 (0)3 757 64 40
f +386 (0)3 576 24 46
e rogla@unitur.eu
www.rogla.eu
Position
Rogla is the perfect choice for anyone whose
lifestyle is about active leisure pursuits combined with a unique natural setting, a pleasant
mid-mountain climate, plenty of opportunities
for sports, recreation, health, wellbeing, authentic culinary delicacies and unforgettable experiences in the company of hospitable and smiling
local people.
Accommodation and food
Accommodation in the hotel or bungalows. All
meals based on a self-service hot and cold buffet,
which can be adapted to the needs of sports people.
What we offer cyclists
Rogla Bike Park – a cycling area for downhill
riding (including for children and beginners).
Sports diagnostic programmes. Zreško Pohorje
has very attractive terrain for mountain biking
and offers numerous cycling routes. Fitness, altitude rooms for staying and training, option of
bike, electric bike and equipment rental.
Alternative programmes
Planja Wellness Centre (pool, saunas, massage,
baths), other sports infrastructure (football stadium, sports hall, tennis courts), numerous hiking trails for serious hikers and families with children, diverse sports animation programme.
Specialist in
trail and mountain biking
Rogla, Zreče
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HOTEL VITAL****
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Information and booking
Unior d.d. Program Turizem, Terme Zreče
Cesta na Roglo 15, SI-3214 Zreče
t +386 (0)3 757 61 45
f +386 (0)3 576 24 46
e terme@unitur.eu
www.terme-zrece.eu
Position
Terme Zreče is regarded as one of those rare
places in the world where a person can truly unwind and recharge their batteries. Each season
here tells a different story inspired by the lovely
natural environment, outstanding services, a
rich culinary tradition and friendly people. The
spa complex below the slopes of the mighty Pohorje range offers a refuge for anyone who values health, wellbeing and nature.
Accommodation and food
Accommodation in the hotel or apartments. All
meals are based on a self-service hot and cold
buffet, which can be adapted to the needs of
sports people.
What we offer cyclists
Trails suitable for road and mountain bikers,
since we are close to the Zreško Pohorje hills
and the Dravinja Valley, offering numerous cycling trails. Sports diagnostic programmes, fitness, option of bike, electric bike and equipment
rental.
Alternative programmes
Idila Wellness & Spa Centre (massage, baths),
health diagnostics and rehabilitation, other
sports infrastructure, numerous hiking trails for
serious hikers and families with children, diverse
animation programme.
Specialist in
trail and mountain biking
ON THE ROAD BY BIKE
PETROL CYCLING
TRANSVERSAL
Information
www.skolesomnapoti.si
Connects 61 service stations operated by Petrol into a 1,000 km network of attractive and
safe cycling routes. Routes are planned taking
into account traffic regulations and highlighting
tourist attractions in surrounding towns. The
cycling transversal is divided into 10 stages,
where the last service station of the previous
stage represents the beginning of the next stage.
Participants are recorded at the start and finish
of each stage and receive a prize on successfully
completing the transversal. Progress is recorded
either on special cards or via the Petrol Club card.
The service stations participating in the On the
Road By Bike (“S kolesom na poti”) project are
marked by a special flag indicating a safe cycling
point, where basic equipment for quick servicing and assistance is available and cyclists can
buy essential articles to make their trip more
enjoyable.
You can also use the Petrol Club card at Petrol
service stations to buy discounted tickets to
bike parks at Slovenia’s ski resorts or interesting
weekend cycling packages at reduced rates.
Maribor, Pohorje
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MARIBOR – POHORJE
Zavod za turizem Maribor – Pohorje
TIC Maribor
Partizanska cesta 6a, SI-2000 Maribor
t +386 (0)2 234 66 11
e tic@maribor.si
www.visitmaribor.si
www.bikemaribor.si
CYCLING TOURS AND TRAILS
Total lengthmore than
1,000 km
Number of all tours 20
Marked trails10
Lowest and highest points275–1,400 m
above sea level
Central Štajerska is a destination of
colourful experiences in the embrace
of the lush green Pohorje forests, sundrenched hill vineyards, a rich urban
and rural heritage and a remarkable viticultural tradition, the symbol of which
is the oldest vine in the world. It stands
proud in all its finery on the embankment of the River Drava in Maribor, the
centre of this region, which thanks to
the world cup and cycling park is also the
Central European epicentre of cycling.
The destination offers outstanding conditions for mountain, road and trail biking, and it is also family-friendly.
• Head out to the Mariborsko Pohorje,
where anyone with a surplus of adrenaline can enjoy the Pohorje Specialized Bike Park.
• Discover the natural gems of Pohorje
such as the lakes of Črno Jezero and
Lovrenška Jezera, and the Šumik virgin forest with its Mali and Veliki (Little and Big) Šum waterfalls.
• See if you are up for the 75 km long
Pohorje cycling transversal route. Or
you can let yourself be pampered in
the middle of Pohorje in the boutique
fairy-tale Ruševec Green Village, a
unique example of ecological, sustainable and green tourism in Slovenia.
• Take the plunge with a family adventure and bike on down the Drava to
the Drava Centre, where you can get
into some fun activities on the river.
You can also seek out the lovers’ cove.
• Discover the countryside and its cuisine by electric bike. All this can be
done with a KULeBIKE, the healthy,
active, good and cool (KUL) option.
• Let yourself be enchanted in a romantic discovery of vineyard hillsides, find the road shaped like a
heart and visit the nearby local vintner. And the local roads that crisscross the vineyard hills are a challenge for many a road biker.
Štajerska hospitality awaits you at
every step!
Maribor – Pohorje, Ptuj
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HOTEL MILENA***
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Information and booking
Hotel Milena
Pohorska ulica 49, SI-2000 Maribor
t +386 (0)2 613 28 08
e info@hotelmilena-maribor.com
www.hotelmilena-maribor.com
Position
The hotel is located under Pohorje, a place where
the nature is peaceful and idyllic, just a few
steps away from the Pohorje funicular and only
a 10-minute drive from Maribor city centre.
Accommodation and food
We offer 14 twin rooms (which can also accommodate a single person), two 3-bed rooms
and one 4-bed room. They are all equipped
with air-conditioning, a refrigerator and Wi-Fi.
Generous self-service breakfast with local food.
Food and dinner arranged in advance.
What we offer cyclists
Maribor and its surroundings are perfect for
cycling. A number of cycling routes with vari-
ous degrees of difficulty are maintained and described in detail. The Pohorje Bike Park is in the
immediate vicinity of the hotel. Cyclists can use
the hotel garage to store and repair their bikes.
Alternative programmes
The Betnava Adventure Park, a true natural
gymnasium, offers new and amazing adventures at the heart of the most beautiful forest
in Maribor. Relax in the Habakuk Wellness Spa.
Taste wine at the house of the Old Vine. Enjoy
a performance at the Slovene National Theatre
in Maribor.
Specialists in
mountain and family cycling.
PTUJ
TIC Ptuj
Slovenski trg 5, SI-2250 Ptuj
t +386 (0)2 779 60 11
e info@ptuj.info
www.ptuj.info
Few towns have been as successful as Ptuj in conserving
their medieval layout through the centuries. You can cycle
past Roman monuments and wonderful medieval buildings.
The town is dominated by its famous hilltop castle, from
where the view extends over a mosaic of red-tiled roofs towards Ptujsko jezero, a reservoir on the river Drava.
Ptuj
TIC Ptuj will provide you with information on cultural events
and outdoor activities and direct you to the right cycling
route. Free city bike hire also available.
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VINEYARD HILLS AND
THE EASTERN PLAINS
Top 5
• The seemingly infinite hills of Dolenjska are laced with little used roads, which yield a surprising amount of
challenges, mainly for road bikers.
• eBiking along the river Kolpa and through the hill vineyards of the Bela Krajina region.
• Cycling along remote local roads among the vineyards and authentic hamlets in Štajerska and Prlekija.
• Treat yourself to a romantic discovery of vineyard hillsides, and find the road shaped like a heart.
• Slovenia’s thermal spas are well aware of the importance of cycling and the fine combination of that sport
and soaking in therapeutic water. All of them are surrounded by cycling trails, and many have shared cycling
programmes.
Rajhenburg castle, Brestanica
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POSAVJE
TIC Krško
CKŽ 46, SI-8270 Krško
t +386 (0)51 655 936
e tic.krsko@cptkrsko.si
www.visitkrsko.com
Treat yourself to a cycling trip around the picturesque
Posavje countryside, which is as suitable for a family
bike ride full of adventures as it is for mountain and
road bikers and more serious recreational riders.
The central part of Posavje covers the valley of the Sava River
and the Krško-Brežice plain, which rises up in the south over
low hills to the Gorjanci range, and in the north all the way to
the Posavje hills which are covered in vineyards and orchards.
You can choose between 50 different tours, which range from
16 to 60 km long and are part of a 1,500 km cycling network.
Roaming by bike will lead you to plenty of natural and cultural sites and past some vineyards (or even through them), so
tasting some fine wine is almost obligatory. You will also be
treated to some traditional local dishes. It is also good to relax in the nearby spa after a cycling experience. In order to
discover the countryside and the region in more comfort, you
can rent an e-bike.
HOSTEL KOZMUS
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Information and booking
Hostel Kozmus
Šolska cesta 1, SI-8280 Brestanica
m +386 (0)51 345 586
e hostel.kozmus@gmail.com
www.hostel-kozmus.si
Position
Brestanica, a small town in Posavje, is home to
the rural Kozmus Hotel, which has lots to offer those looking for active holidays or a short
break.
Alternative programmes
Hiking trails, water sports, thermal bathing facilities nearby, hammer throwing facilities, fishing, rock climbing in Armeško, horseback riding,
organised sports events.
Accommodation and food
The Kozmus Hotel has 54 beds, with accommodation ranging from twin rooms to 8-bed rooms.
It also has a day bar, a garden and terrace, a communal kitchen, breakfast and free Wi-Fi.
Specialists in
road, mountain and family cycling.
What we offer cyclists
E-bike rentals, marked cycling trails, guides,
bike storage.
River Kolpa
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BELA KRAJINA
TIC Črnomelj, Trg svobode 3, SI-8340 Črnomelj
t +386 (0)7 305 65 30, e info@ric-belakrajina.si
TIC Metlika, Trg svobode 4, SI-8330 Metlika
t +386 (0)7 363 54 70, e tdvigred.metlika@siol.net
TIC Semič, Štefanov trg 7, 8333 Semič
t +386 (0)7 356 52 00, e tic@kc-semic.si
www.belakrajina.si
The diverse landscape of the Bela Krajina region in SE
Slovenia, bordered by the Gorjanci/Žumberak massif
and the forested plateau of Kočevski Rog, offers excellent conditions for family cycling and for those who
enjoy challenging themselves with more demanding
routes. The region has 15 marked and maintained cycling routes covering a total length of 490 km and differing in terms of both terrain and difficulty.
The panoramic roads of the region’s characteristic cultural landscape will lead you through picturesque villages and market
towns, colourful fields, forests and hills planted with vineyards.
Cyclists can also upload .gpx files to their own devices. The cycling
and hiking paths along the Kolpa will take you from story to story, telling you of the unspoilt flora and fauna of the river, the heritage of local crafts and the folklore and gastronomic traditions.
HOTEL
BELA KRAJINA***
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Information and booking
Hotel Bela Krajina
Cesta bratstva in enotnosti 28, SI–8330 Metlika
t +386 (0)7 305 81 23
m +386 (0)40 327 492
e hotel.belakrajina@gtm-metlika.si
www.hotel-belakrajina.si
Location
The hotel is located in the centre of the historic
town of Metlika, close to the museums, castle
and winery. It is an ideal base for discovering the
natural and cultural sights of Bela Krajina, Slovenia’s smallest region. The river Kolpa and the
border with neighbouring Croatia are just 1,000
metres away.
Accommodation and food
This comfortable 26-room family-run hotel has
been welcoming guests for 50 years. Free parking, internet access and bicycle storage available.
The hotel restaurant is a member of the “Flavours of Bela Krajina” gastronomic association.
Guests can enjoy traditional cuisine and a wide
selection of excellent local wines.
What we offer cyclists
Guided cycling tours with trekking bikes and
eBikes, trekking bike and eBike storage and hire,
bike servicing and laundry service for sports
gear. A free cyclists’ map and a cycling app showing cycling routes in Bela Krajina and along the
Kolpa are available for guests.
Alternative activities
Organised canoeing and SUP on the Kolpa, guided
hiking tours and themed excursions focusing on
local culture and traditions in the natural park area
along the river, visits to wineries and wine tastings.
Specialists in
guided eBiking tours along the Kolpa, road cycling and bike trekking
Bela Krajina
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CAMPING PODZEMELJ –
KOLPA RIVER***
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Information and booking
Camping Podzemelj – Kolpa River***
Škrilje 11, SI-8332 Gradac
t +386 (0)7 306 95 72
m +386 (0)40 327 492
e kamp.podzemelj@gtm-metlika.si
www.kamp-podzemelj.si
Position
Right by the River Kolpa, one of the cleanest and
warmest rivers in Slovenia in a pleasant, unspoilt
natural setting. An ideal base from which to explore the natural park around the river Kolpa and
the other sights of the Bela Krajina region.
What we offer cyclists
Bicycle hire (eBikes and trekking bikes), bike
servicing, bike shed, organised cycling tours. A
free cyclists’ map and a cycling app showing cycling routes in Bela Krajina and along the Kolpa
are available for guests.
Accommodation and food
Riverside pitches for tents, caravans and campers; mobile homes for families and couples;
boutique glamping chalets with sauna. A wide
selection of local dishes and wines are available
to guests in the campsite restaurant. Bed and
breakfast, half board and full board arrangements available. Campsite facilities include a
picnic area, an adventure park, a children’s playground and sports facilities.
Alternative programmes
Bathing in the river, canoeing, SUP, hiking, adventure park, fishing, guided excursions focusing on local culture and traditions in the natural
park area, Celtic sauna.
Position
The holiday house is located in the village of Griblje,
on the edge of the Kolpa Nature Park (a protected
landscape), just 500 m from the river Kolpa. There are
eight regulated bathing areas on the Kolpa in a 10 km
radius and the nearest beach is just 753 steps away.
Nearby amenities include an asphalt sports surface,
an adrenaline park, a sports airfield and a fish pond.
What we offer cyclists
We have 15 marked cycling routes through the
Bela Krajina region. The choice includes easy
rides around central Bela Krajina, medium-difficult tours through the hills and vineyards, or
more challenging rides to Mirna Gora, Smuk,
the Gorjanci or towards Stari Trg on the river
Kolpa.
The house also has a closed garage where you can
store your bicycles and carry out maintenance.
Specialist in
guided eBiking tours along the Kolpa, family cycling and bike trekking
KOVAČNICA SREČE
HOLIDAY HOUSE***
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Information and booking
Počitniška hiša Kovačnica sreče
Griblje 65d, SI-8332 Gradac
m +386 (0)31 864 353
e info@convivas.si
www.obkolpi.si
fb Kovačnica sreče
Accommodation and food
At Kovačnica Sreče (“Happiness Forge”) we open
our doors to families and groups. We offer six beds
in three rooms (2+1, 1+1, 1), with the option of
two additional beds and a child’s bed. You can prepare your own food: the house includes a kitchen
and dining area and a covered terrace with a brick
oven for grilling. Or you can visit the nearby restaurants, which offer numerous local specialities.
Alternative programmes
Other options include canoe and bicycle hire,
fishing, photo-safari, guided excursions, childcare with creative activities.
Specialist in
road, trekking and family cycling
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Dolenjska
HOTELI OTOČEC,
HOTEL ŠPORT****
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Information and booking
Hoteli Otočec
Grajska cesta 2, SI-8222 Otočec
t +386 (0)8 205 03 10
f +386 (0)7 394 22 10
e booking@terme-krka.si
www.terme-krka.si
Position
You can move easily and freely in a setting of
green forests, gently undulating hills, the emerald-green waters of the Krka and unspoilt grassy
oases. Otočec is an excellent base for cycling
trails of all levels of difficulty. There are options
for easy, short lowland rides and longer more
challenging tours.
Sports Centre, 10% discount on all services in
the relaxation centres of Terme Šmarješke and
Dolenjske Toplice.
Accommodation and food
The Otočec cycling package covers: overnight
and breakfast in the Hotel Šport**** Otočec,
Wi-Fi in all rooms, unlimited use of the thermal
pools at Terme Šmarješke (4 km) and Dolenjske
Toplice (19 km), free entry to the gym at Otočec
Alternative programmes
Adventure park next to the Hotel Šport, 18-hole
golf course of Golf Grad Otočec, Otočec sports
centre with tennis court, boating on the River
Krka (kayak, raft) and more.
What we offer cyclists
Ride with a guide on the Cvičkova Gaz route or
Family route, map and booklet with a description of hiking or cycling trails.
KARST UPLANDS AND
PLATEAUS
Top 3
• Cycling through the endless Kočevje forests, where you can still encounter bears
• Excursion along the River Kolpa with an obligatory cool-off in the water and a climb to Strma Reber pass
• Cycling and views around the Nanos and Trnovski Gozd plateaus
Kočevje
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KOČEVSKO
TIC Kočevsko
Hostel Bearlog
Ljubljanska 4, SI-1330 Kočevje
t +386 (0)599 31 473
e info@kocevsko.com
www.kocevsko.com
CYCLING TOURS AND TRAILS
Total length475 km
Number of all tours 5
Marked trails10
Lowest and highest points143–1,266 m
above sea level
The extensive Kočevje forests conceal a wealth of beauty and mystery,
and the dense trees hide numerous
forest roads and trails that beg to be
explored by bike. There are also many
fine but little used roads that extend
all the way to the borderland River
Kolpa.
Kočevje’s position between Goteniška
and Kočevska Mala Gora seems made
for cycling. The area around the town
and lake is flat and ideal for family and
recreational cycling, and trails lead in
all directions through the forests and
hills, while to the south everything is
bounded by the canyon of the River Kolpa. Right by the river is one of the favourite routes for road bikers, and it has
gained in value since the construction of
the new road over the pass of Strma Reber, which is compared to the notorious
Vršič pass.
Meanwhile Kočevje offers mountain
and trail bike owners practically unlimited possibilities for rides, with more
unpaved roads than you could ever possibly ride. You will certainly be drawn to
Kočevska Reka and Gotenica, locations
that were once closed to the public. And
then there is the special thrill of riding
around the perimeter of the Kočevski
Rog virgin forest.
The Kočevje forests are a jewel of unspoilt nature and tranquillity, and provide a refuge for many wild animals,
including bears, although it is hard to
encounter them.
The Kočevje area also has abundant
cool streams offering delightful refreshment, and alongside many of them
there are outstanding cycling trails.
Come relax on your bike in the authentic and majestic forests.
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MEDITERRANEAN SLOVENIA
Top 5
• Wandering the remote Brda villages, and along the way stunning views and a rich selection of juicy fruit,
olive oil and superlative wine.
• The Parenzana trail runs along the route of the former rail link between Trieste in Italy and Poreč in Croatia,
while nowadays it is a nicely maintained path, for the most part asphalted. It is ideal for excursions, offering
wonderful views without any steep inclines.
• In the Slovenian Karst you will encounter a different type of rural life, and the hospitality of the locals will
only increase if you are on a bike.
• Cycling around the hilly Istrian landscape in winter.
• Downhill from Nanos to Vipava
Šmartno
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BRDA
TIC Brda
Grajska cesta 10, SI-5212 Dobrovo
t +386 (0)5 395 95 94
e tic@brda.si
www.brda.si
Cycling tours and trails
Total length400 km
Number of all tours
14
Marked trails5
Lowest and highest points 80–812 m above sea level
The little Brda hills, scattered above the emerald River
Soča, just beg to be explored by bike – any day of the
year. The winding roads will take you through numerous little villages, and along the way you will encounter
a variety of fine local food and top quality products.
CYCLING TIPS
Hilly, diverse and green, and above all without any heavy
traffic, this region offers more than 280 km of cycling
pleasure on nine terraces. The trails, named after local
Brda fruit, run over hilly terrain between numerous viewing points. The roads are best suited to trail and road bikes.
The Sabotin hill offers exceptional views stretching to the
highest mountains of Slovenia and down to the sea, and is
also a favourite spot for mountain bikers. Five marked cycling trails for a special experience along the trails of the
tempestuous First World War.
ADDITIONAL AMENITIES
Brda is a proper paradise for hikers and adrenaline-seekers.
We can enhance the rich selection of active leisure pursuits
in nature with an ecological note – the option of renting
electric bikes and scooters.
As you wander around this area, be sure to check out:
• the viewing tower at Gonjače,
• Šmartno, an enchanting medieval walled village,
• Grad Dobrovo, a late Renaissance castle,
• Vila Vipolže, a late Renaissance villa, the only one of its
kind in Slovenia,
• The Alpe Adria Trail, a cross-border hiking trail linking
three countries,
• Krčnik and Kotline, natural stone bridge and pools,
• Sabotin Peace Park.
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Brda, Goriška
HOTEL
SAN MARTIN***
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Information and booking
Hotel San Martin
Šmartno 11, SI-5211 Kojsko
t +386 (0)5 330 56 60
m +386 (0)41 724 794, +386 (0)51 335 660
e info@sanmartin.si
www.sanmartin.si
Position
The attractive position of the new family-run
Hotel San Martin in Šmartno makes it an ideal
base for cycling and hiking.
What we offer cyclists
You can do minor repairs in the handy workshop. Option of renting electric and mountain
bikes.
Accommodation and food
We will spoil you in a restaurant with fantastic
views of the entire Brda area. Put yourself in the
hands of the master chefs and discover Brda
dishes and fine wines from our cellar.
All rooms are pleasantly furnished to modern
standards. Unlimited Wi-Fi access, television,
memory foam mattresses and much more. A
washing and drying machine are also available
for you.
Alternative programmes
Relax in the wellness centre, where you can treat
yourself to a bio-herbal Finnish sauna or try the
pleasant salt rooms.
Position
Kamping Park Lijak is situated in the Vipava Valley, surrounded by vineyards and fields,
where the karstic terrain meets the sub-Alpine
foothills (Trnovsko – Banjška Planota). An outstanding location for all year road, trail, mountain and family cycling.
cling (from cellar to cellar), Sea Cycling (Ozeljan
– Sistiana – Italy), Wind Cycling (Vipava Valley
and Karst), Camper Cycling, Winter Cycling
Specialist in
mountain, road and family biking
LIJAK PARK
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Information and booking
Kamp Lijak
Ozeljan 6a, SI-5261 Šempas
t +386 (0)5 308 85 57
m +386 (0)31 894 694, +386 (0)31 341 591
e info@camplijak.com
www.camplijak.com
Accommodation and food
Accommodation in Habitat rooms – a la carte
menu.
What we offer cyclists
Bike servicing (maps + service tools), transport
of cyclists and bikes. Guided tours: MTB, along
the trails of the Soča (Isonzo) Front Biking trails:
Energy cycling (from Lijak to Sekulak), Wine Cy-
Alternative programmes
Rafting, adrenaline park, tandem paragliding,
wellness, wine tasting, bathing in the sea, excursions by train (Venice, Bled – Bohinj) and more
Specialist in
mountain and family biking
GORIŠKA
Turistična zveza – TIC Nova Gorica
Delpinova ulica 18b, SI-5000 Nova Gorica
t +386 (0)5 330 46 00
e tzticng@siol.net
www.novagorica-turizem.com
The city of Nova Gorica and its diverse surrounding terrain, where the plains and river valleys are surrounded by hilly uplands, offers highly attractive excursion
points, natural features, cultural heritage, opportunities for recreation and fun and outstanding cuisine.
The Trnovska and Banjška plateaus are a draw with their
authenticity, natural environment and remote trails. In the
pleasant little villages of the Lower Vipava Valley, the local
people maintain a rich tradition of vineyards and wine production.
New experiences by bike among the vineyards, through forests or in the streets of Nova Gorica.
You can set out along the maintained bike paths of Nova
Gorica to see the sights of interest, and then continue your
journey to the old town centre of Gorizia.
The area around Nova Gorica offers numerous cycling
routes suitable for beginners, along with some that should
only be tackled by the most experienced and best equipped
cyclists. Follow idyllic cycling routes through the hill vineyards, orchards and olive groves of the Vipava Valley or
breathe in the energy of the Soča, one of the most beautiful Alpine rivers. Fitter cyclists can discover green wellness
between the Alps and the coast, high above Nova Gorica on
the Banjšice–Trnovo Plateau.
CYCLING ACCOMMODATION
Hotel Sabotin
Cesta IX. korpusa 35, SI-5250 Solkan
t +386 (0)5 336 50 00
f +386 (0)5 336 51 50
e hotel.sabotin@hit.si
www.hit.si
Cyclist-friendly hotel.
BIKE RENTAL
Park Lijak
Ozeljan 6a, SI-5261 Šempas
t +386 (0)5 308 85 57
m +386 (0)31 894 694, +386 (0)31 341 591
e info@parklijak.com
www.parklijak.com
Banjška plateau
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Vipavska dolina
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VIPAVA VALLEY
TIC Ajdovščina
Cesta IV. Prekomorske 61a, SI-5270 Ajdovščina
t +386 (0)5 365 91 40
e ajdovscina@vipavskadolina.si
www.vipavskadolina.si
Ajdovščina is a pleasant town and the centre of the Vipava Valley. Even at first glance it is a paradise for cyclists. In
the mild-climate of this valley you can cycle all year round,
while the nearby hills and steep slopes offer an attractive
variety of cycling challenges.
In the Vipava Valley, attractive cycling trails run through
vineyard-covered hills and along the slopes of Čaven, Gora
and Nanos. The varied terrain, the hospitality of the Primorska region’s towns and villages and the many natural
and cultural features of interest offer one new experience
after another. Numerous cycling trails are available here
for sport, recreation and easy riding, and each season offers an entirely different experience.
CYCLING ROUTES
The Vipava Valley is an ideal base for cycling tours of varying levels of difficulty, with 21 clearly described routes
available. Local guides ensure that your route takes you to
beautiful spots that you might otherwise miss. The diversity of the landscape, with lowland trails, steep climbs and
descents, allows you to choose the route best suited to your
wishes and physical endurance. The most experienced cyclists, recreationists and families with children will all find
something to suit. The most attractive features include the
famous road climb from Ajdovščina to Predmeja, mountain
biking on the Nanos plateau, the route over the forested
Trnovski Gozd plateau past unique natural phenomena
such as the Great Ice Cave, and wandering through the
vineyards in the picturesque hills above the Vipava.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
Bicycles and equipment are available for hire in Ajdovščina,
where cyclists will also find experienced guides, bicycle servicing/maintenance and roadside assistance. In addition to
cycling, the Vipava Valley offers paragliding, light aircraft
flights, sports climbing, hiking and fishing.
Vipava Valley, Karst
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AJDOVŠČINA
YOUTH HOSTEL***
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Information and booking
Mladinski hotel Ajdovščina
Cesta IV. Prekomorske 61 A, SI-5270 Ajdovščina
t +386 (0)5 368 93 83
e info@hostel-ajdovscina.si
www.hostel-ajdovscina.si
Position
The Ajdovščina Youth Hostel is located in a
sports park just a short walk from the centre of
the town.
It is an ideal choice for youth or adult groups,
families and individuals seeking active breaks in
natural surroundings.
Accommodation and food
The hostel offers a total of 50 beds in various
types of shared rooms. Other services/facilities
include breakfast, a small communal kitchen,
a laundry, free parking, free Wi-Fi, bicycle hire
and tourist information.
biking and hiking accommodation providers
and offers services to match. Special cycling and
hiking packages and bicycle storage available.
Alternative programmes
Organisers of seminars, talks, exhibitions
and other social gatherings are also welcome.
Evening entertainment is provided by the bar
next door, which regularly hosts interesting
events and concerts.
Specialist in
Mountain biking, road cycling, family cycling.
What we offer cyclists
The hostel is part of a network of specialised
HOTEL MALOVEC***
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Information and booking
Hotel Malovec
Kraška cesta 30a, SI-6215 Divača
t +386 (0)5 763 33 33
f +386 (0)5 763 33 35
e info@hotel-malovec.si
www.hotel-malovec.si
Position
Hotel Malovec is conveniently situated close to
the A1 motorway, 500 metres from the Divača
train station. Divača is 25 km from Trieste and
40 km from Koper. You can reach the Škocjanske Jame caves and Lipica stud farm in just a few
minutes.
Accommodation and food
The hotel has 20 rooms, 2 rooms are ¼-family, 2
rooms are 1/3-family and the rest are twin bed
rooms also available to single guests. All rooms
at Hotel Malovec are air conditioned and have
cable TV and free internet. The restaurant and
terrace serve outstanding dishes of Mediterranean cuisine. The bar serves a wide range of
drinks.
What we offer cyclists
Hotel Malovec is an ideal base for a wide variety
of cycling and walking in the natural environment. Bikes can be stored in the large garage.
Alternative programmes
Exploring the picturesque Karst landscape and
its features, especially karstic caves.
Explore Lake Cerknica with a Rent the Green bike and guide
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THE GREEN KARST
RRA Zeleni kras d.o.o.
Prečna ulica 1, SI-6257 Pivka
t +386 (0)5 721 22 49, +386 (0)41 941 509
e info@zelenikras.si
www.zelenikras.si
Explore the mysterious karst world of underground caves,
intermittent lakes, lofty peaks and green forests. Snežnik,
the Javorniki, Lake Cerknica and other natural jewels await
you! In one place you can discover world-famous karst phenomena, visit museums and get a feel for the pace of local
life.
To make your experience even more complete, we recommend our farm stays for accommodation and local cuisine.
We also recommend cycling with a local tourist guide, who
will introduce you to the destination in a way that only a
local can do.
SLOVENIAN ISTRIA
TIC Koper, Titov trg 3, SI-6000 Koper
t +386 (0)5 664 64 03, e tic@koper.si, www.koper.si
TIC Ankaran, Jadranska 25, SI-6280 Ankaran
t +386 (0)5 652 04 44, e tic@koper.si, www.koper.si
TIC Hrastovlje, Hrastovlje 53, SI-6275 Črni Kal
t +386 (0)41 398 368, e tic@koper.si, www.koper.si
TIC Portorož, Obala 16, SI-6320 Portorož
t +386 (0)5 674 22 20, e ticpo@portoroz.si,
www.portoroz.si
Sečovlje salt pans
TIC Piran, Tartinijev trg 2, SI-6330 Piran
t +386 (0)5 673 44 40, e ticpi@portoroz.si
www.portoroz.si
TIC Izola, Ljubljanska ulica 17, SI-6310 Izola
t +386 (0)5 640 10 50, e tic.izola@izola.si, www.izola.eu
Owing to their pleasant Mediterranean climate, Slovenian Istria and the Karst are suitable all year for exploring by bike.
Slovenian Istria
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HOTEL TARTINI
PIRAN***
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Information and booking
Hotel Tartini
Tartinijev trg 15, SI-6330 Piran
t +386 (0)5 671 10 00
e info@hotel-tartini-piran.com
www.hotel-tartini-piran.com
Position
The Tartini Hotel is located in the heart of Piran,
with the sea very close by.
It is the perfect spot to hit the Parenzana cycling
trail.
Piran is 15 km away from Koper and 40 km away
from Trieste. The closest airports are in Trieste
and Pula.
Accommodation and food
The hotel has 46 rooms, most of which are twin
rooms. There are multi-bed rooms also available.
Air-conditioned rooms. Free internet access
available. The garage is in front of the car park.
What we offer cyclists
A secure bike shed. Minor repairs. Bike rentals
and servicing in the town. Special packed lunches for cyclists.
Alternative programmes
Check out our special packages on our website.
A number of cultural and sporting events in the
vicinity.
Specialists in
family, trekking and road cycling.
STARA ŠOLA KORTE
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Information and booking
Stara šola Korte
Korte 74, SI-6310 Izola
t +386 (0)5 642 11 14
e info@stara-sola.com
www.stara-sola.com
Position
Get away from the crowds on the coast and visit
the attractive little village of Korte, where Stara
Šola (“The Old School”) is located. This village in
the Istrian hills is 7 km from Portorož and 14
km from Izola and Koper. It offers fine views
over Slovenian Istria and is an excellent starting
point for cycling tours of Istria.
Accommodation and food
Accommodation for up to 55 guests in 17 rooms
and two apartments. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with Wi-Fi internet access.
Breakfast is available for guests. Lunches and
dinners can also be provided for groups by prior
arrangement.
Alternative programmes
Relax in the sauna, enjoy a game of table tennis
or sunbathe on the terrace. A conference room
and large lounge are available for seminars and
meetings.
What we offer cyclists
As well as a bike shed and bike repair corner, we
offer a laundry service, running water for bicycles, and cycling guides to the region. eBikes are
available for guests.
Specialist in
road cycling, family cycling.
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HIKING & BIKING SLOVENIA
Association of specialist hiking and cycling hotels
and partner destinations in Slovenia.
Dimičeva 13, SI-1000 Ljubljana
m +386 (0)41 646 566
e info@biking.si
www.hiking-biking-slovenia.com
hikingandbikingslovenia/facebook
SLOVENIAN TOURIST BOARD
Dimičeva ulica 13, SI-1000 Ljubljana
t +386 (0)1 589 85 50
f +386 (0)1 589 85 60
e info@slovenia.info
www.slovenia.info
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