From one jewel to another, for all the photo-hungry cyclers and nature lovers. Surrender yourself to this week long self guided cycling tour, blessed with true beauty, pristine nature, Karst landscape and it’s phenomena’s. Yes, biking in Slovenia sure is an amazing way to spend your holiday.
While cycling in Karst you will be accomodated in two Hotels, in two beautiful Karst towns, from where interesting cycle day tours are designed for you. Starting point is in Postojna, the jewel in the Karst Region. Postojna is in many ways marked by its unique position, which had a significant influence on the town’s development as early as ancient times. The town lies on the Pivka River and because of the two world class attractions; Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle is visited by many tourists every year. Biking through Karst area and discovering it’s wonders such as the caves, Rakov Škocjan, intermittent lakes, sinking rivers, rocky surface and dolines, is a unique and special experience.
The second location of this scenic cycle tour is Divača. Divača is today the biggest settlement and seat of the municipality. In the 16th century it was just a hamlet of sheep farmers, but with the development of transport running from the port of Trieste to the interior, it gained importance, expanded and developed. The importance of the railway is still evident today in the steam locomotive engine that now stands as a museum piece open to visitors at the railway station. Did you know that in Divača you can also find a Museum of Slovenian Film Actors?
*Cover Photo: Archive: www.park-skocjanske-jame.si
A winding cycling holiday through unique Karst with it’s wild landscape and phenomenons
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
Rakov Škocjan – picturesque karst valley
Lake Cerknica – one of the largest intermittent lakes in Europe
Beautiful village of Štanjel – the oldest settlement in Karst region
Individual arrival to Postojna.
Postojna Cave and surrounding (approx. 30 km and 400 elevation metres).
The Rakov Škocjan Valley and Cerknica Lake (approx. 46 km and 700 elevation metres).
Postojna - Predjama Castle – Divača (approx. 42 km and 600 elevation metres).
Škocjan Caves and the surrounding Karst villages (approx. 30 km and 420 elevation metres).
Štanjel - Lipica Stud Farm And The Surrounding Karst Villages (Approx. 55 Km And 570 Elevation Metres).
Vremska Valley (approx. 44 km and 660 eleveation metres).
Departure or extension. (Meals included: breakfast).
Price per person:
Price per person (sharing a double room):
635 € per person in low season (1.4. – 14.6. and 15.9. – 15.10.2019)
665 € per person in high season (15.6. – 14.9.2019)
7 overnights in good Hotels 3* and 4* 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
Single accomodation 140 €
Single travel occupancy 70 € (only 1 person on a tour)
Bike rent 100 € (classic trekking bike Scott Sub 30 plus one bike (back) pannier). 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 7 at 6pm.
Electric bike 220 € (Scott E Sub Active Unisex plus one bike (back) pannier)
Helmet 12 €
Half board 80 € (4x dinners in Divača), hotel dinner is not possible in Postojna as hotel does not have a restaurant. However there are plenty of restaurants in town.
Airport transfers (prices are per person, minimum number two people sharing a transfer):
– Airport Ljubljana – Postojna 38 €
– Klagenfurt Airport, Austria – Postojna 60 €
– Divača – Airport Ljubljana 48 €
– Divača – Klagenfurt Airport, Austria 70 €
What’s not included;
Arrival / departure to / from first / last hotel
Lunch’s, dinner’s, drinks and all other expenses that are not mentioned in what’s included description
Good 3* and 4* Hotels with en suite facilities
Cycling on 70 % paved, 30 % unpaved roads
Self guided cycling
Moderate cycling with some climbs
Daily from 1st April to 15th October
*Extra nights before / after tour on request.