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Cycle the north of Slovenia from Bled

Discover breathtaking mountain scenery, but without the extreme physical effort usually required for such views.

Reference SL0802
  • Loop trip
  • 8 days
  • Challenging
  • March 23 to October 12
  • Minimum age 14 years old
GPSGPS-app available
1165€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • This trip is for mountain lovers in search of breathtaking scenery! Pass from valley to valley without the extreme physical effort usually required for such views. Even if you’re not a keen cyclist, this route is perfectly doable on an electric bike.

    This looped route from Bled will take you to discover the wonders of northern Slovenia: the Julian Alps, the Vintgar Gorge, the old town of Radovljica, the Lake Bohinj, the ruined castle of Kamen, the Savica waterfall, the Brdo Castle and Park, the Triglav National Park and many more.

    You’ll also have the opportunity to sample the region’s culinary specialities, such as beef soup, goulash, jota and more. For those with a sweet tooth, don’t miss the Kremsnita (Bled’s famous cream cake). There are also many black truffle and Italian-influenced dishes.

    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


    Bled - Bohinjska Bistrica

    After car transfer to the Pokljuka high plateau, you can enjoy breathtaking views as you ride through the picturesque Bohinj valley to the impressive Lake Bohinj, nestled in the heart of Triglav National Park. Once at the lake, cycle around its shores, soaking up the natural beauty that surrounds you. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the enchanting Savica waterfall, though you’ll have to climb 500 steps to get there.

    Day 3


    Bohinjska Bistrica - Skofja Loka

    Starting from Bohinj, you pedal up to the high plateau of Jelovica, 750 m above sea level (a lift to the top of the pass is available for this part of the trip, at an additional cost of 30 EUR per person). From the summit, the trail descends into a magnificent wild valley leading to the green hills of Škofja Loka. You pass through many small historic villages until you finally arrive in one of Slovenia’s oldest and most charming towns, Škofja Loka, where you can visit the hilltop castle.

    Day 4


    Skofja Loka - Preddvor / Predoslje

    Leaving Škofja Loka, you cross the wide Sora plain with the majestic peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps in the background. If the weather is warm enough, you can take a dip in a small lake with pure, refreshing alpine waters in the village of Preddvor. This easy day’s cycling ends at Brdo Park and Castle. This former royal and presidential residence boasts a magnificent park where you can relax before dinner.

    Day 5


    Predoslje - Radovljica

    2 route options
    In the morning, you can visit Kranj, the capital of Carniola. Your itinerary will take you to the fascinating little village of Kropa, where you’ll find the Forge Museum, dedicated to the history of the town’s blacksmithing trade. You can even learn to make your own nail and add it to the current collection of over 100 types, or take it home with you. Later, this route takes you along the Jelovica plateau to Radovljica, with its beautifully preserved old town and beekeeping museum.

    Day 6


    Radovljica - Kranjska Gora

    2 route options
    Today’s route takes you along the Kamnik-Savinja Alps to the historic village of Begunje. This small village was the scene of one of the country’s darkest events during the Second World War. The ruins of Kamen Castle are 2 km down the road. Your itinerary takes you along a cycle path that passes between the Julian Alps and the Karawanke mountains to Kranjska Gora, a popular alpine town known for its ski resorts. If you arrive on time, you can climb up to the Planica valley, home of the famous ski jumping championships.

    Day 7


    Kranjska Gora - Bled

    2 route options
    On your last day, you return to the heart of Triglav National Park. The route follows the Sava Dolinka River and joins the Sava Bohinjka, where it becomes the Sava River, Slovenia’s longest. You then cross the verdant Krma valley to a peaceful forest dotted with World War II monuments and traditional farmhouses, one of which has been converted into a museum. Enjoy lunch in a mountain hut at the foot of Triglav, the highest mountain in the Julian Alps. The route takes you to the Radovna valley, between the Pokljuka and Mežakla plateaus. On leaving the valley, you can take a short detour to the magnificent Vintgar Gorge, 1.6 km long.

    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 pick up your bikes.

    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 with 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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