HourAway's Ultimate Resource for Everything You Need to Know About Cycling Adventures in Stunning Slovenia
Cycling in Slovenia
Renting a Bike
Guided Bike Trips
Self Guided Bike Trips
Custom Tours & Holidays
Slovenia offers a remarkable variety of landscapes, from lush forests to stunning Alpine peaks, all accessible within a day's ride. The country is also known for its cyclist-friendly environment, well-maintained routes, and a vibrant culinary scene.
Slovenia's terrain varies widely, from mountainous areas like the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park to picturesque valleys like the Poljane Valley. Coastal regions also offer scenic cycling, as do the rolling hills and vineyards of the Karst Plateau and Goriška Brda.
Slovenia caters to various cycling styles, including road cycling, mountain biking, and electric mountain biking (e-MTB). Each offers a unique experience, from smooth road rides to challenging mountain trails.
Yes, guided cycling tours in Slovenia provide expert guidance and local insights, allowing travelers to explore scenic spots, hidden gems, and culinary delights.
Self-guided cycling tours provide independence and flexibility, with detailed maps, route descriptions, and pre-arranged accommodations. They are ideal for experienced cyclists and those who enjoy discovering new places at their own pace.
Slovenia is considered one of Europe's safest countries, making it a great choice for cyclists and all travelers.
The weather varies by season. Spring, summer, and autumn are ideal for cycling, while winter is suitable for other activities.
The most popular time for cycling holidays in Slovenia is from June to September, providing excellent weather and access to breathtaking Alpine locations. While April and October may pose weather challenges, we can make necessary route adjustments to ensure an enjoyable bike experience.
Pack appropriate clothing, including layers and rain gear. Enhance visibility with bright clothing, lights, and reflective gear. Keep in mind that weather in mountains can change quickly, so check the forecast before your ride.
We offer high-performance electric mountain bikes and gravel bikes for rent, giving you the freedom to explore both challenging terrain and serene gravel roads.
You can rent our bikes for 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, or longer. We also offer additional day rates for extended adventures.
Our pricing is as follows: 1 day - 45€, 2 days - 75€, 3 days - 100€, with an additional day rate of 20€.
Yes, we offer free delivery in the Ljubljana area. We are also flexible and can arrange (additional cost) bike drop-off and pickup at a location convenient for you.
Our electric mountain bikes offer an impressive range of around 70-90 kilometers and up to 2000m of elevation, allowing you to cover extensive distances during your adventures. Please keep in mind that the range always depends on the person riding the bike (the weight of the person, style of riding etc.)
Absolutely! Our electric mountain bikes are equipped to make ascending steep hills feel effortless, allowing you to conquer up to 2000 vertical meters with a full battery.
Yes, your e-bike rental in Slovenia includes a helmet and charger, ensuring your safety and convenience during your journey.
Certainly! Your journey is entirely up to you. With HourAway, you have the freedom to chart your path and explore at your own pace.
Yes, the minimum age for renting our e-bikes is 18 years old.
Booking is easy! You can reserve your e-bike by visiting our website or contacting our customer service. We'll help you plan your unforgettable adventure in Slovenia.
HourAway stands out by offering personalized and carefully crafted outdoor adventures, guided by our team of local experts who are passionate about sharing the hidden gems and remarkable experiences Slovenia has to offer.
We partner with small boutique hotels, charming guesthouses, and welcoming farm stays, all operated by friendly locals, to ensure an authentic and immersive stay.
Your safety is our top priority. We maintain top-notch equipment, plan routes on marked trails away from heavy traffic, and adhere to all laws and regulations to guarantee a secure and lawful journey.
HourAway offers a wide range of outdoor experiences, including mountain biking, hiking, and personalized adventures, allowing you to explore Slovenia's stunning landscapes.
You can book your adventure with HourAway by contacting us through our website or getting in touch with our team directly. We'll help you plan your ideal experience.
Yes, our adventures are tailored to accommodate all experience levels, from beginners to experienced adventurers. We customize the experience to meet your preferences and skill level.
Absolutely! We can customize our offerings to accommodate larger groups, corporate events, and team-building activities. Contact us to discuss your specific needs.
Your adventure with HourAway typically includes guided outdoor activities, accommodation, and the opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture and traditions.
We provide top-quality equipment, including bikes and helmets, so you don't need to bring your own. Just bring your sense of adventure!
Yes, many of our adventures are family-friendly. We can customize the experience to accommodate different age groups and preferences, ensuring a memorable adventure for all.
Guided bike trips provide expert guidance and local insights, allowing travelers to explore scenic spots, hidden gems, and culinary delights.
Our activities cater to a range of skill levels, with biking and hiking routes designed for both beginners and intermediate participants.
Our tours are highly flexible and can be adjusted based on weather, group preferences, and prevailing conditions.
Absolutely! Our trips welcome solo travelers, providing the opportunity to join a group of like-minded adventurers.
Booking is easy! Visit our website and follow the booking instructions, or contact our team for assistance. Secure your spot for an unforgettable adventure in the Slovenian Alps.
Yes, high-performance E-Mountain bikes are provided for the biking portions of the trip.
Certainly! If you prefer to bring your own bike, feel free to do so, ensuring it's suitable for the terrain we'll be covering.
Wear comfortable athletic clothing suitable for biking and hiking, and bring essentials like cycling gloves, a rain/wind jacket, a small backpack, water bottles, snacks, an ID card, cash, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
Self-guided bike trips provide independence and flexibility, ideal for experienced cyclists and those who enjoy discovering new places at their own pace.
Absolutely! You have the freedom to customize your itinerary based on your preferences, choosing regions, towns, and scenic spots.
Self-guided bike trips offer independence with detailed maps, route descriptions, and pre-arranged accommodations, allowing you to explore at your own pace.
While you're independent, our team is just a call away for any assistance or support you may need during your self-guided bike trip.
Self-guided bike trips are designed for a variety of terrains, from smooth road rides to challenging mountain trails, giving you the flexibility to choose your preferred routes.
Absolutely! If you have a preferred bike, you're welcome to bring it for your self-guided adventure in Slovenia.
Detailed maps and route descriptions are provided, and we will provide the GPS navigation app for the most precise assistance during your self-guided bike trip.
Yes, self-guided bike trips are perfect for solo travelers, offering the freedom to explore at your own pace and discover Slovenia's beauty independently.
Our holidays are tailor-made to suit your preferences, offering a personalized experience from start to finish.
Absolutely! Whether you prefer a short getaway or an extended adventure, the duration is entirely up to you.
The choice is yours. Opt for the expertise of our local guides or enjoy the freedom of a self-guided exploration.
Certainly! We specialize in creating versatile itineraries that can include a mix of biking, hiking, or any combination that suits your interests.
To start the process, get in touch with us through our website or via email at email@example.com. We'll schedule a call to understand your preferences and customize the holidays accordingly.
While travel insurance is not included, we highly recommend arranging personal coverage for added peace of mind during your holiday.
Absolutely. Let us know your fitness level, ambitions, and preferences, and we'll tailor the activities to suit you.
We offer a range of accommodations, from cozy alpine retreats to seaside havens, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay.
Booking is easy! Visit our website and follow the booking instructions, or contact our team for assistance.
Yes, all walks are privately guided. A moderate fitness level is recommended, and walks typically last around 6-7 hours, including rest stops.
Wear comfortable athletic clothing suitable for hiking, and bring essentials like sturdy hiking boots, a rain/wind jacket, a small backpack, water bottles, snacks, an ID card, cash, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
In the rare case of accommodations being fully booked, we'll secure a similar option and inform you in advance.
Our guided hikes are highly flexible and can be adjusted based on the weather, group preferences, and prevailing conditions.
Absolutely! Our hiking trips welcome solo travelers, providing the opportunity to join a group of like-minded nature enthusiasts.
Booking is easy! Visit our website and follow the booking instructions, or contact our team for assistance. Secure your spot for an unforgettable hiking adventure in the Slovenian Alps.
Yes, many of our guided hikes are family-friendly. We can customize the experience to accommodate different age groups and preferences, ensuring a memorable adventure for all.
Level 1 - Beginner: Suitable for easy cycling with no extended climbs. A basic level of physical fitness is needed to comfortably cover distances of at least 2 hours.
Level 2 - Easy to Moderate: Designed for cycling on somewhat rugged terrain, occasionally involving longer climbs. Casual fitness is sufficient for this level.
Level 3 - Moderate: Involves cycling on dynamic terrain with longer climbs. Regular physical activity fitness is required to comfortably cover distances of 5 to 6 hours.
Level 4 - Challenging: For all-day cycling on dynamic terrain with extended climbs. A good level of physical fitness is necessary.
Level 5 - Advanced: Tailored for advanced cyclists, including long distances and significant elevation changes, with extended climbs and descents. A very good level of physical fitness is required for this level.
A. Entry-Level, Beginner: Ideal for newcomers to cycling or those who ride occasionally for relaxation. The paths are typically straight and paved for ease.
B. Intermediate, Novice: Suitable for occasional cyclists with some technical skills. The routes consist mostly of macadam (tarmac) with occasional forest paths and moderately challenging segments.
C. Advanced: Geared towards experienced cyclists with solid technical abilities. The terrain primarily features forest paths and mountain tracks with numerous technically demanding sections.
D. Professional: Tailored for dedicated cyclists who spend a significant amount of time on their bikes and possess exceptional skills. They effortlessly conquer all challenging sections.
Our walks are moderately challenging, encompassing well-marked paths through woodlands, upland meadows, and hilltops, with elevations reaching nearly 1700m. The Julian Alps foothill location provides diverse terrain, including some steep paths.
To fully enjoy our walks, participants should be comfortable walking in hilly areas for about 6-7 hours daily, inclusive of rest stops. The walks typically involve ascending 600 to 1000 meters, requiring steady uphill walking for several hours, followed by a relatively level descent.
Adequate fitness levels are essential for those not accustomed to day walks in hilly terrain. We recommend incorporating aerobic exercise and hill walking into your preparations before the holiday to ensure an enjoyable and comfortable experience.
Yes, the paths are well-marked, guiding you through diverse landscapes including woodlands, upland meadows, and hilltops. The varied terrain offers a rich and engaging walking experience.
If you're not accustomed to uphill walking, it's advisable to incorporate aerobic exercises and hill walking into your fitness routine before the holiday. This preparation will enhance your endurance and make the uphill segments more enjoyable.