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Trekking AROUND TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK

Duration

7 DAYS

Category

ALL-MOUNTAIN

Fitness level

MEDIUM

Experience style

CLASSIC

Technical difficulty

MEDIUM

Length & elevation

254 km 5.513 m


As summer cuts a fertile pathway of green in the valleys of Slovenia, the contrast couldn’t be greater in the Julian Alps. Free from snow, hulking limestone peaks announce themselves on the horizon, inviting mountain bike enthusiasts to ride a vast network of trails against this spectacular backdrop.

Descending into the valleys, traditional alpine towns, including the lakeside town of Bled, offer the perfect setting for relaxation. From steep climbs and high passes to single tracks that carve their way down the mountainside, this trip encompasses the thrills, beauty and wonder of mountain biking in this unique country.

Although the days are quite long and challenging in places, there’s ample free time to enjoy the natural landscape that Slovenia has to offer. Free time can be spent exploring Lake Bled, Bovec and Kranjska Gora. One day is set aside free from cycling altogether and will give you time to enjoy the Soča River, the opportunity to enjoy white-water rafting, kayaking and canyoning as well as lesser known tubing and hydrospeed (swimming down the rapids with high-buoyancy floats and flippers). However if you need a rest, the hotel offers a swimming pool and relaxing wellness centre.

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Itinerary

DAY 01

BOHINJ TO BLED

DistanceDistance: 39 km
DistanceElevation: 816 m

A gentle start to the week giving us a chance to warm-up our cycling legs and get our bikes up to shape. We’ll ride a circular route around the picturesque Lake Bohinj and then take a gravel road all the way to Bled, Slovenia’s best known lake, famous for its island and pretty church. Depending on the group’s level, there may be the option to take the more challenging route across the Pokljuka plateau. On arrival to Bled go ahead and treat yourself to one of the regions famous cream cakes – you deserve it!


DAY 02

BLED TO KRANJSKA GORA

DistanceDistance: 38 km
DistanceElevation: 572 m

A rather easy cycling day through the beautiful landscape of the Gorenjska region following the green Sava Bohinjka River all the way to its source. The route will take us to the pretty alpine town of Kranjska Gora near the border with Austria and Italy – famous for its winter sports as host of the annual Alpine skiing World Cup.


DAY 03

KRANJSKA GORA TO BOVEC OVER VRŠIČ PASS

DistanceDistance: 41 km
DistanceElevation: 850 m

This is regarded as our most challenging day, both in terms of kilometres covered (60), climb and terrain, taking the Vrsic Pass at a height of 1611 m above sea level. However there’ll be plenty of stops along the way to appreciate Lake Jasna, a Russian chapel dating back to the First World War, and stunning views of the Soča valley. The end of the day consists of a downhill ride all the way to the town of Kobarid. Eagerly, on the decent we get our first glimpse of the brilliantly clear Soča River.


DAY 04

RELAXATION DAY IN BOVEC

Fully take advantage of this free day to explore Kobarid and the Soča River. For those wishing to cycle, our guide with share with you a selection of great route options. Alternatively, perhaps you’d like to take to the water – canoeing and rafting are available at an additional cost.


DAY 05

BOVEC TO TOLMIN OVER STOL

DistanceDistance: 44 km
DistanceElevation: 679 m

Today we’re back in the saddle for another day of challenging cycling. First, a tough climb over Mount Stol (1100m), with plenty of stops. The ride down the other side of the mountain is an exhilarating decent along winding gravel roads all the way to the small town of Kobarid where we stay the night. En-route there’s the opportunity to take a dip in the Nadiza River, famous for its warm waters, pools and gorges. If you want to preserve some energy for the days ahead, try an easier less demanding route that follows the Soča River and skips the Stol mountain.


DAY 06

TOLMIN TO CERKNO

DistanceDistance: 42 km
DistanceElevation: 1214 m

As you’ve probably never heard about the cycling route from Tolmin to Cerkno – it’s time to discover it yourself and create your own impression – something you certainly won’t regret. It’s a great route that provides you with a view of the Soča River pedalling along the gravel path. You’ll be taken to remote places with unspoilt nature while the day ends on a high with a tasty dinner in Cerkno.


DAY 07

Cerkno back to Bohinj over the Soriška Plateau

DistanceDistance: 49 km
DistanceElevation: 1382 m

As our journey comes to an end, there are two different routes on offer back to Bohinj. Either over the Soriška Plateau taking a concrete road or alternatively, going around the Plateau avoiding altitude gain but ready to face a more diverse terrain, and mixture of gravel, forest and singletrail.


Logistics

Our adventure starts and ends in Bohinj that is 25 km drive from more known Bled. Both places are famous for their lakes.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Bohinj 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 Bled you cross the border through Karavanke tunnel and from there you have not more than 30 min to Bled. And then additional 20 min to Bohinj.

From Austria to Bled you cross the border through Karavanke tunnel and from there you have not more than 30 min to Bled. And then additional 20 min to Bohinj.

From Italy to Bled you cross the border to Slovenia at Tervisio and from there you have not more than 45 min to Bled. And then additional 20 min to Bohinj

From Ljubljana you take the highway towards Jesenice and follow the signs for Bled (45 min). From there you have additional 20 min to Bohinj.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • The minimum number of people required to run the trip varies 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.
  • Programs are typically suitable also for also e-bikers or they can be adjusted accordingly should that be in the interest of the group..
  • Meeting instructions and final trip arrangements will be sent to you two weeks prior to your tour start date.

 

BIKE RENTAL

We can organize bike rental. The price for full suspension high quality bike for 7 days is 145 EUR.

Dates

  • 03 - 10 June Experience level: CLASSIC
  • 05 - 12 August Experience level: CLASSIC
  • 16 - 23 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
  • Accompanied driver following the group 24/7
  • Baggage transfer between stages

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 TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK includes

  • 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners in double bed room
  • 7 night accommodations

Price for AROUND TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK 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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