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8 days in Slovenia : cycle around lake bled

Staying in Bled, you’ll explore the beauty of the region by setting off on a new itinerary every day. From around the lake to the Pokljuka highlands, you’ll have the freedom to choose which loop to do each day.

Reference SL0801
  • Centre based trip
  • 8 days
  • Challenging
  • March 23 to October 12
  • Minimum age 14 years old
1065€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • Discover Slovenia and its breathtaking scenery. Cycling through the heart of this alpine valley, you’ll discover incredible panoramic views of the region around Lake Bled, a lake of glacial origin that is also home to numerous thermal springs. You can enjoy these beneficial waters in 3 of the town’s spa hotels, the perfect activity after a day’s cycling.

    Based in Bled, you’ll explore the beauty of the region by setting off on a new itinerary every day. From around the lake to the Pokljuka highlands, you’ll have the freedom to choose which loop to do each day. Pedaling through the forests and fields of this hilly region, this holiday is a breath of fresh air! You can also venture into the natural gorges of Vintgar or to the foot of the Savica waterfall.

    It’s also an opportunity to sample the region’s culinary specialities, with sweet treats like Kremsnita (Bled’s famous cream cake) and savoury treats like Jota.

    Day 1

     
     

    Arrival at Lake Bled

    Discover the town of Bled, known for its magnificent setting, its lake, its castle on the rock above the lake and its pilgrimage church on the island.

    Day 2

     
     

    Around Lake Bled

    Bike
    15km
    Start your trip with a leisurely day, cycling around the lake and up to the castle to admire the view of the lake and the church. For the best photos and views of the church, castle and Karavanke montains, head west and hike up to the Mala Osojnica and Ojstrica viewpoints. In the evening, try one of the many great restaurants and sample the local specialty: Kremšnita (cream cake).

    Day 3

     
     

    Day trip to Kropa

    Altitude
    ±500m
    Bike
    34km
    The day gets off to an easy start along the Sava River, south-east of Bled. Once you arrive in Kropa, a historic blacksmith’s town, you can visit the blacksmith’s museum. Hop over to the hilltop village of Jamnik to admire the Jamnik church and the Kamnik Alps just beyond. On the way back, stop off in the beautifully preserved old town of Radovljica, with its interesting beekeeping museum, the church of St. Peter with its ornate vaulted ceiling and beautiful frescoes, and best of all - you might be there during it’s chocolate festival.

    Day 4

     
     

    DAy trip to Begunje

    Altitude
    ±520m
    Bike
    41km
    Today you’ll visit the home of Slavko Avsenik, a legendary Slovenian folk musician, in the sunny village of Begunje. Enjoy lunch at his famous restaurant, Avsenik Gostilna. After lunch, visit the hostage museum and the ruins of Kamen Castle. In the afternoon, you’ll pass the Brezje Basilica, an important religious site and place of pilgrimage for many Slovenians.

    Day 5

     
     

    Day trip to Gorge

    Altitude
    ±310m
    Bike
    16km
    Today’s excursion will take you to the magnificent Vintgar Gorge (tickets must be purchased in advance), carved 150 meters deep into the mountains by the Radovna River and ending with the Šum waterfall. Then it’s on to the less-visited Pokljuka Gorge, carved out 10,000 years ago at the eastern end of the plateau. You can leave your bike behind and wander through ancient forests and a fossilized ravine left by the retreating glacier.

    Day 6

     
     

    Day trip to Bohinj

    Altitude
    ±320m
    Bike
    47km
    After a car transfer to the summit of the Pokljuka high plateau, you’ll cycle down into the Bohinj valley, passing through alpine villages and past unique Slovenian hay barns to Lake Bohinj. Framed by the majestic Julian Alps, this alpine valley is a sight not to be missed. You go farther and cycle along the lake then climb the 500 steps to the Savica waterfall. Later you can take the cable car up to Vogel Mountain for a spectacular view of the shimmering alpine landscape.

    Day 7

     
     

    Day trip to Krma valley

    Altitude
    ±510m
    Bike
    37km
    Cross the Radovna valley, between two large plateaus, to the foot of Mount Triglav. Enjoy lunch in the shadow of this mighty mountain, before continuing through a peaceful wooded valley dotted with World War II monuments and traditional farmhouses, one of which has been converted into a museum that has even been visited by Prince Charles.

    Day 8

     
     

    Departure from Bled

    Enjoy a final stroll through the town and along the lake before your departure.
  • Accommodation
  • Category B

    You’ll stay in traditional or modern-style **** hotels, with all the comfort you need. Breakfasts are included. 
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    Upon your arrival, you'll receive :
    • a touring bike adjusted to your height
    • its equipment : back saddle, lock, repair kit and pump (1 for 2 bikes).

    We also have electric bikes that you can reserve for an additional charge (see "Rates" tab).
    If you travel with your own bikes, a discount will apply (see "Rates" tab).

    Travel documents

    Before your departure, you'll receive an email with practical information, including your day-by-day program and accommodation at each stage, as well as your various travel documents (e.g. exchange vouchers). You will also receive a document containing tourist and cultural information about the destination.

    If you select the "Printed documents" option, they will be given to you on site when you are met by our correspondent, otherwise they will be sent to your first accommodation.

    GPS App

    Just like a GPS, the route and directions are displayed on your phone's screen.

    Guidance becomes child's play! With this intuitive application, there's no need to have your nose buried in maps, or to put your sense of direction to the test.

    --> You'll need to have a smartphone and download the Guibo app from your Apple or Android store before your trip.
  • Practical information
  • Getting to the starting point:


    • By plane: flight to Ljubljana (LJU). From the airport you can take a bus to Bled (2 hours with one change), or book a transfer with our local partner (20/30 minutes).
    • By train: arrival at Lesce-Bled station, 4km from the center of Bled, take a bus to the center (20 min) or book a transfer wth our local partner (prices on request). Or arrive at Bled-Jezero station, 2km from the center of Bled, and take a bus to the center (40 min).


    As the first day is a non-biking day, you'll arrive at your leisure, depending on your route. Please note that rooms are usually available by mid-afternoon, depending on your accommodation.

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