Slovenia · July 2024 - September 2024

Cycling & Hiking Trip Slovenia

Swap between the hiking boots and the saddle to explore the Slovenian mountains in the best way possible.

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Overview

Indulge in the perfect blend of guided hikes and exhilarating cycling rides with our all-inclusive Cycling & Hiking Trip Slovenia. Over the course of a week, you'll explore iconic landmarks, lush green pastures, and crystal-clear lakes, all while enjoying top-notch hospitality at Hotel Zamorc, Škofja Loka, and Garni Hotel Berc, Bled. This personalized experience combines the thrill of mountain biking and the serenity of hiking, offering a unique adventure tailored exclusively to your preferences and skills. With privately guided tours and interchangeable activities, we ensure that every moment is curated to perfection.

Highlights

Scenic Cycling Rides

Scenic Cycling Rides

Explore the picturesque Poljanska Dolina and the former railway line in Kranjska Gora on high-performance E-Mountain bikes.

Iconic Landmarks

Iconic Landmarks

Visit Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled, uncovering the heart of the Julian Alps with guided hiking and cycling trips.

Enchanting Hikes

Enchanting Hikes

Traverse the green pastures of Velika Planina, hike to Možic mountain, and experience the breathtaking views from Golica mountain.

Authentic Experience

Authentic Experience

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Slovenia with privately guided tours, tailored to your wishes and skills.

Hosts

Join Nejc Peternelj, co-founder of HourAway, on an unforgettable Cycling & Hiking Trip through the Slovenian Alps. With a deep passion for biking and outdoor adventures, Nejc's expertise promises a thrilling and enriching journey. Explore Slovenia guided by his unwavering passion and extensive experience.

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Itinerary

This is the itinerary for your Guided Cycling & Hiking Trip in Slovenia.

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Day 1: Arrival Day - Welcome to Škofja Loka

Arrive at Hotel Zamorc, Škofja Loka, and familiarize yourself with the week's plan. Enjoy a warm welcome and an overview of the adventures ahead. Your first day sets the tone for the week, as you settle into the charming medieval town and meet your fellow adventurers.

Overnight: Hotel Zamorc, Škofja Loka

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Day 2: Cycle from Visoko to Poljanska Dolina - The Valley of Fields

We will embark on a cycling tour along the breathtaking Poljanska Dolina, also known as 'the valley of meadows.' This cycling adventure takes us through picturesque landscapes and offers stunning viewpoints along the way. This day serves as both an introduction to the week's activities and an opportunity to gauge your comfort on the bikes.

Overnight: Hotel Zamorc, Škofja Loka

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Day 3: Hiking Velika Planina - Green Pastures Exploration

Today, we'll drive to the Kamnik and Savinja Alps for a day of immersive hiking in the green pastures of Velika Planina. The journey begins with an ascent along forest paths, leading to the expansive mountain plateau. As we follow a circular route, we'll discover the unique architecture of Europe’s largest shepherds settlement, with breathtaking views towards the Ljubljana basin and the highest peaks of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps.

Overnight: Hotel Zamorc, Škofja Loka

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Day 4: Free Day or Optional Activities in Ljubljana

Enjoy a day of leisure or opt for activities in Ljubljana, Slovenia’s tiny capital. You have the flexibility to explore the city centre or venture into local hikes. For those seeking additional experiences, optional day trips can be arranged, such as visits to lace and mercury museums in Idrija, Postojna Caves, or the coast.

Overnight: Hotel Zamorc, Škofja Loka

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Day 5: Hiking to Možic & Visit Lake Bled - Alpine Beauty

Today's adventure takes us to the heart of the Julian Alps, visiting Lake Bohinj and embarking on a short hike to Možic mountain. After a coffee break, we continue to explore the picturesque glacier lake, Lake Bled, which will be our home for the next three days.

Overnight: Garni Hotel Berc, Lake Bled

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Day 6: Kranjska Gora Cycling Tour - Majestic Views

We will drive to the Kranjska Gora ski resort for a picturesque cycling tour. Riding along the former railway line, we'll be close to the majestic north faces of the Julian Alps. The route includes visits to Planica Nordic Center, Zelenci natural springs, and a cross-border excursion into Italy to visit Laghi di Fusine. A traditional Italian espresso stop adds a cultural touch to our cycling journey.

Overnight: Garni Hotel Berc, Lake Bled

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Day 7: Hiking above Pokljuka or Hike to Golica Mountain - Alpine Heights

Exploration continues with hiking above Pokljuka, Slovenia’s largest high alpine plateau. The day offers multiple hiking options, each providing stunning views over the forests of Pokljuka, Bled, Bohinj, Kamnik-Savinja Alps, and Karawanks.  If the weather is pleasant, we will hike to Golica mountain, known for its famous narcissi flowers in late spring. The hike is rewarding, with breathtaking views of the Triglav group and the Austrian Alps

A late lunch/early dinner at the Garden of Tastes concludes our alpine exploration.

Overnight: Garni Hotel Berc, Lake Bled

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Day 8: Goodbye & Farewell - Final Moments in Slovenia

On the final day, take a short stroll for a last look at the scenery. We hope you've cherished your taste of Slovenia. As we escort you to the airport, we bid you farewell, with hopes of welcoming you back to this enchanting destination in the future.

What's included

What's Included

Accommodation as stated above with breakfast (7 nights)

Transfer from the airport to Škofja Loka on day 1

All-inclusive guided bike and hike tours

High-performance E-mountain bikes

Professional guides for all activities

Late lunch/dinner at the Garden of Tastes

Transfer from Bled to the airport on the last day

Tourist tax*

Meals and snacks (except breakfast)

Entrance fees and activities not specified above

Gratitudes

Insurance

Extras

Hiking in Slovenia

A Symphony of Scenic Wonders

Slovenia, a haven for hikers, unfolds a symphony of scenic wonders. From lush woodlands to upland meadows and iconic hilltops reaching heights of nearly 2300m, every trail is a tapestry of natural beauty. Explore the Julian Alps, where each step narrates a story and every summit unveils panoramic vistas. Hiking in Slovenia is an enchanting journey, seamlessly blending adventure with awe-inspiring landscapes.

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Trip Tips

Hiking Difficulty and Fitness Levels

Hiking Difficulty and Fitness Levels

Our hikes are moderately challenging, covering well-marked paths through woodlands, upland meadows, and hilltops up to nearly 1700m. While generally good, some paths may be steep due to our Julian Alps foothill location. To fully enjoy the hiking, be comfortable walking in hilly areas for about 6-7 hours daily, including rest stops. Hikes typically involve 600 to 1000 meters ascent, requiring steady uphill walking for several hours, followed by a relatively level descent. For those not used to day hikes in hilly terrain, ensure adequate fitness levels by incorporating aerobic exercise and hill walking into your preparations before the holiday.

Cycling Terrain, Skill Level, and Fitness

Cycling Terrain, Skill Level, and Fitness

A balanced mix of surfaces, with approximately 50% gravel and 50% smooth asphalt. Suitable for both intermediate and novice riders with moderate fitness levels.

What to Bring on the Trip

What to Bring on the Trip

- Cycling Gloves, Rain/Wind Jacket, Small Backpack - Water Bottles/Bidons, Snacks, ID Card, Cash - Sunglasses, Sunscreen

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Cycling & Hiking Trip Slovenia offers a personalized and authentic experience, with all tours privately guided and fully adjustable to your preferences and the prevailing weather conditions. Note: A tourist and promotion tax is applicable, charged upon check-out for each overnight stay all over Slovenia. If accommodations are fully booked, we'll secure a similar option and inform you in advance.

Reviews

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Najc made us feel very welcomed to his country Slovenia. We experienced and learned the Slovenia culture while biking and hiking through the country. We were treated as family everywhere we went. The accommodations, hand picked by Nejc, were excellent. I would strongly recommend Hour Away Bike Tours to anyone who is traveling to Slovenia wanting to experience the country through the outdoors!!

Randy Stuckey
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HourAway provided attentive, responsive itineraries and accommodations for our group of six. We were biking, hiking, rafting, dining, drinking, and laughing the entire trip. With our guide’s inside connections we were able to talk to many creative and passionate Slovenians. We ate wonderful meals , slept well. Our daily adventures led us to stunning locations! We will be encouraging our family to join Nejc and HourAway as soon as they can!

Patricia Stolp
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Just returned from the most fabulous holiday in Slovenia. A new destination for us & an absolute gem. Pristine clean, picture postcard perfect, friendly welcoming accommodation, people & great restaurants. Our trip was organised from start to finish by Nejc from HourAway as a e-bike & hike tour. The e-bikes were super & Nejc’s instruction gave our group the confidence to enjoy them from the start & push that little bit harder to fully enjoy the amazing views from high & sweeping downhills. We swam in lakes, rafted down a clear azure river & enjoyed local food & wine together in traditional restaurants & wineries in out-of-the-way places. This was all due to Nejc’s organisation & creativity devising our itinerary to fit within the number of days we had together. Above all we got to know Nejc & enjoy his company. He is so proud of his country & his enthusiasm for outdoor activities made the most of the scenery, mountains, rivers, villages & local culture. It is without doubt the perfect way to enjoy Slovenia. Go ahead & try it!

Lesley Cooper

You'll Be Staying Here

Hotel Zamorc, Škofja Loka

Hotel Zamorc, Škofja Loka

Garni Hotel Berc, Bled

Garni Hotel Berc, Bled

Dates

July 27 - August 3 2024

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September 28 - October 5 2024

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FAQs

Our activities cater to a range of skill levels. Cycling and hiking routes are designed for both beginners and intermediate participants. We will make sure to customize the intensity based on your preferences.

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. Ensure it's suitable for the terrain we'll be covering.

Wear comfortable athletic clothing suitable for cycling and hiking. Bring essentials like cycling gloves, a rain/wind jacket, a small backpack, water bottles, snacks, an ID card, cash, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Our tours are highly flexible and can be adjusted based on the weather, group preferences, and prevailing conditions. Your experience is personalized to ensure it aligns with your expectations.

Accommodations include Hotel Zamorc in Škofja Loka and Garni Hotel Berc in Bled, both offering comfortable stays with breakfast included.

Absolutely! Our trips welcome solo travelers. You'll have the opportunity to join a group of like-minded adventurers for a shared experience.

In the rare case of accommodations being fully booked, we'll secure a similar option and inform you in advance.

Yes, all hikes are privately guided. A moderate fitness level is recommended, and hikes typically last around 6-7 hours, including rest stops.

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.

Cycling & Hiking Trip Slovenia

Slovenia · 7 nights

FROM$3,058.00/pp

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