Grand Cycling Tour of Slovenia - shorter version

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Grand Cycling Tour of Slovenia - shorter version

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

6 nights / 7 days

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Tour description

FROM LJUBLJANA TO THE ADRIATIC COAST

Cycling in Slovenia truly is paradise. And this cycling program offers the most important treasures of its dynamic landscapes; you’ll start in elegant and leafy Slovenian capital city of Ljubljana, cycle to the world class attractions – the mighty caves of Postojna and Škocjan, before arriving to the charming Slovenian Adriatic coast. We are inviting you on a fantastic biking holiday in Slovenia, where you will see the most important and most beautiful places Slovenia has to offer.

*Cover Photo: Archive: www.portoroz.si, Photographer: Jaka Ivančič

Highlights:
Beautiful city of Ljubljana (European Green Capital 2016)
Take a tour through the »Queen of Caves«, Postojna which celebrated its 200th anniversary in April 2018
Don’t miss a visit to the interesting Predjama Castle
UNESCO listed, beautiful Škocjan Caves are a must
Romantic Slovenian Adriatic Coastline

Tour Course

Day 1

Individual arrival to Ljubljana.

Discover this hidden gem of Europe. Ljubljana is a city with a green soul (European Green Capital 2016). It has preserved its small-town charm and, at the same time, can offer everything that all large capitals are able to. It has been marked by different historical periods (beautifuly seen in its varied architecture), and you will discover many beautiful attractions however one of the main ones, and one not to be missed is, Ljubljana Castle; standing on a hill overlooking the city and its surroundings for about 900 years (Hotel 3*). *Photo: Archive: www.visitljubljana.com
Day 2

Ljubljana – Bistra (approx. 32 km and 240 elevation m, with the detour approx. 41 km).

Leaving the capital you will ride through idyllic and quaint villages, cycling on quite roads, surrounded by fields, green hills and farms. Just next to your accomodation, in the most amazing place, is located The Slovenia’s largest museum, the Technical Museum of Slovenia. It is located in a former Carthusian monastery and is known for its permanent and occasional collections from agriculture, fishing, wildlife and hunting to electricity, wood working, forestry, water driving machinery, textiles and printing. (Private Guesthouse 3* or smaller and simple Hotel 3*, meals included: breakfast).
Day 3

Bistra – Postojna (approx 40 km, 600 elevation m).

Another meandering cycling day which will lead you to Postojna, a place with two world class attractions; Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle. The world famous Queen of the Caves is simply awe-inspiring. Having formed over thousands of years, it has become one of most visited places in Slovenia. (Hotel 4*, meals included: breakfast). *Photo: Archive: www.postojnska-jama.eu
Day 4

Postojna – Divača (approx 40 km, 600 elevation m).

Today you will see the second Postojna's world attraction, the Predjama castle, one of the most picturesque castles in Slovenia. It is built into an overhanging rock in front of a karst cave hall that is connected with a cave system underneath the castle. After visiting the castle, the cycling winding route continues through fascinating Karst landscape, mingled with settlements and vineyards, which give us the glorious Teran wine and the well-known Karst prosciutto. (Hotel 3*, meals included: breakfast). *Photo: Archive: www.postojnska-jama.eu
Day 5

Divača – Škocjan caves – Muggia (Italy) (approx 40 km, 400 elevation m).

Only a few countries can boast of such natural phenomenon of exceptional global value. You cycle to the beautiful Škocjan Caves, which have been included in the World Heritage List (UNESCO) since 1986. After visiting the caves, you re-mount the bikes again and drive around the beautiful landscape, crossing the Slovenian-Italian border to arrive to your accomodation for today. Beautiful Bay of Muggia, the only Istrian town remained to Italy. (Hotel 4*, meals included: breakfast). *Photo 2, Archive: www.park-skocjanske-jame.si
Day 6

Muggia (Italy) – Piran - Strunjan (approx 42 km, 500 elevation m).

Scenic and just glorious cycling stage from Italian to Slovenian coast - a perfect finish of magnificent Grand Cycling Tour of Slovenia. The route will take you through three Slovenian picturesque and historical Mediterranean towns which we are sure, will not leave you indifferent. (Hotel 4*, meals included: breakfast). *Photo Panorama of Piran: Archive: www.portoroz.si, Photographer: Jaka Ivančič
Day 7

Departure or extension. (Meals included: breakfast).

Price:

Price per person (sharing a double room):
565 € per person in low season (1.4. – 14.6. and 15.9. – 15.10.2019)
590 € per person in high season (15.6. – 14.9.2019)

Price includes:
6 overnights with breakfast (mixture of good 3* and 4* Hotels with en suite facilities)
Detailed route notes, maps & gps files – one set per booking (not per person). Every additional set of route notes 25 €
Luggage transfers between the hotels
Personal welcome meeting and bike fitting (if you rented bike with SloActive)
Telephone assistance during the trip
Organization and VAT

Optional supplements:
Single accomodation 125 €
Single travel occupancy 130 € (only 1 person on a tour)
Half board 80 € (4 dinners (sometimes in hotel, sometimes in good restaurant outside the property), hotel dinner is not possible in Postojna as hotel does not have a restaurant. However there are plenty of restaurants in town.
Quality classic trekking bike Sub Cross 30 with one bike (back) pannier 85 €. Bike rent includes Bicycle Repair Tool (puncture kit, spare inner tube, one set of Allen keys, one odometer, pump and one simple lock) – one set for two bikes. Bike rental starts on first cycling day (Day 2) at 8.30 am and ends on Day 6 at 6pm.
Electric bike 180 € (Scott E Sub Active Unisex + bike (back) pannier)
Helmet 10 €
Airport & city transfers (prices are per person, minimum number two people sharing a transfer):
– Airport Ljubljana – Ljubljana city 15 €
– Strunjan – Airport Ljubljana 75 €
– Strunjan – Ljubljana city 65 €
– Strunjan – Airport Trieste 55 €
– Strunjan – Train Station Trieste 30 €
– Strunjan – Kranjska Gora 100 € (only persons, no bikes)
– Strunjan – Kranjska Gora 125 € (person + bike)
– Strunjan – Ljubljana Airport 60 €

What’s not included;
Arrival / departure to / from first / last hotel
Flight tickets
Travel insurance
Lunch’s, dinners, drinks
Entrance fees
All other expenses that are not mentioned in what’s included description

Accomodations;
Mixture of 4* and 3* hotels & private guesthouse’s with en suite facilities

Category and Key information:
Moderate self guided cycling holiday, mostly on tarmac roads (approx. 10 % is on gravel road) with some climbs

Date:
Daily from 1st of April until 15th of October

Duration:
6 nights / 7 days

*Extra nights before / after tour on request. We would be happy to assist you with booking extra nights.

*** This tour is available also in longer version; group (guided tour) Grand Cycling Tour of Slovenia or as a self guided tour (9 nights / 10 days).

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