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Road AROUND SLOVENIA 500

Duration

5 DAYS

Category

ROAD

Fitness level

HIGH

Experience style

CLASSIC

Technical difficulty

LOW

Length & elevation

556KM 4210M


Around Slovenia 500 is a compact version of the lengthy 1300 km cycling route created for an “Ultimate Ironman” type of race (Race Around Slovenia) which takes place every year. Enjoy these intriguing and scenic sections, climb the Alps and briskly descend down to the raw coastline of the Adriatic. To make everything more doable and rider friendly, we’ve simply just stripped out a few areas from the original 1300 km tour. Nevertheless, It’s still and endurance experience as you will on average notch-up more than 100 km a day, over 5 consecutive days.

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Itinerary

DAY 01

KAMNIK TO POSTOJNA

DistanceDistance: 108,3 km
DistanceElevation: 665 m

We start at Kamnik, a small city close to Slovenia’s capital – Ljubljana, yet far enough to avoid its hectic and heavy traffic. On the first day you’ll notch-up slightly more than 100 km and climb the first decent hills as a warm-up for the days ahead. This route leads you to the city of Postojna.


DAY 02

TOWARD THE COAST - PIRAN

DistanceDistance: 106,2 km
DistanceElevation: 553 m

Postojna is a city, half way from Ljubljana to the coast, famous for its well-known cave (Postojna cave) which can also be included along the way. On the second day you’ll pedal slightly more than 100 km but the good thing is – it’s downhill all the way to the coast finishing your riding day in Piran.


DAY 03

PIRAN TO NOVA GORICA

DistanceDistance: 136,6 km
DistanceElevation: 1121 m

Piran is without doubt the most charming Slovenian coastal town. Petite and cute! Pop over to the piazza for a morning coffee – a must for every visitor. The plan for day 3 is simple. Go north to Nova Gorica, a city perched on the Italian border. Why not extend your tour with just a few kilometres and visit its sister city Gorizia on the Italian side and enjoy a real Italian espresso.


DAY 04

TOWARD THE MOUNTAINS - KRANJSKA GORA

DistanceDistance: 116,2 km
DistanceElevation: 1647 m

It’s time to say goodbye to the warmer climate typical for the region close to the Adriatic Sea and head towards the mountains. On day 4 you’ll ride 120 km, across the extremely scenic Vršič mountain pass and descend to Kranjska Gora, a ski resort in the winter, but equally an excellent hub for mountaineering and many other outdoor activities throughout the year.


DAY 05

BACK TO KAMNIK

DistanceDistance: 90,3 km
DistanceElevation: 224 m

This is the last day of the journey. Around Slovenia 500 is a round trip so you’ll ride back to the east returning to the city of Kamnik where your riding tour kicked-off 4 days earlier. As we’d like to make the final day a bit easier for you – 90 km should do nicely!


Logistics

Our adventure starts and ends in Kamnik near Ljubljana.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Ljubljana is surrounded with 4 international airports in maximum two and a half hour distance (Ljubljana, Venice, Trieste, Klagenfurt). We can arrange airport shuttles from all 4 airports.

BY CAR

From Austria to Kamnik you either take Loibl (Ljubelj) pass or Karavanke tunnel and head for Ljubljana. In Kranj take the exit and then follow the signs for Kamnik. It is about 1,5h drive, altogether.

From Italy to Kamnik head toward Trieste, cross the border to Slovenia and continue toward Ljubljana and then further to Kranj. Take the exit and follow the signs for Kamnik. It shouldn’t take you more than 2,5h from Venice airport.

From Ljubljana airport head toward Ljubljana and in Mengeš turn toward Kamnik. Less than 30 min drive.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • The minimum number of people required to run the trip is between 4 and 8 per trip, depending on the tour.
  • In a single group there’ll be a maximum of 10 people. But there can be more than 1 group.
  • We will form groups according to individuals desires, fitness and also bikes
  • Every evening there will be briefing session organized where guide(s) will present next day tour profile (altitude profile, length, difficulty…). There’s is always an option to avoid difficult route sections or change group if there will be more than one. There are many variations of each day tour.
  • Meeting instructions and final trip arrangements will be sent to you two weeks prior to your tour start date.

 

Dates

  • 09 - 13 September Experience level: CLASSIC

Experience level

  • Accommodation in a 3 or 4 star hotels/pensions
  • Continental meal with a local/typical touch
  • Fully qualified and experienced mountain bike guide for the duration of your trip
  • All group safety equipment
  • Baggage transfer between stages
  • Transfer from route ending point to route starting point

If you can’t find something that suits your needs, please contact us and we’ll do our best to provide you with a tailor-made offer.

E-mail: info@bike-goodplace.com

Price for AROUND SLOVENIA 500 includes

  • 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • 5 night accommodations in double bed room

Price for AROUND SLOVENIA 500 excludes

  • Travel and activity insurance
  • Lunches
  • Personal safety and cycling equipment
  • Bike rental
  • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic beverages
  • Supplement for single bed room
  • GPS track
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Any other items not mentioned as included

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