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Julian Alps Loop, Guided mountain bike trip

Mountain biking Julian Alps Loop

Guided, private | 8 days, 7 nights | | May to October

Bike along the dynamic trails surrounded by abundant natural beauties

This epic 8-day mountain biking tour takes you on a pedal pushing adventure through the most beautiful parts of the Alps. Placed in one of the greenest countries in the world with the World Legacy Award by the National Geographic, this tour pursues a sustainable lifestyle and green experience travel.

A well-thought selection of diverse and well-developed biking trails, gravel and paved back roads will take you to the stunning natural and cultural sights of the Julian Alps. Along with conquering its slopes and passes, you’ll be rewarded with beautiful views of the wooded valleys with sparkling waterways, set against seriously stunning mountain backdrops. Yet all who like to explore off the bike as well will discover the original features of the regions in-depth too.

On this tour, you’ll travel on the bike from one overnight location to the next, while your main luggage is being transported.

Since love goes through the stomach in Slovenia, you’ll taste some delicious home-made food and drink!

Itinerary | Inclusions | Q&A

Price per person from

1,280 €

Your adventure

Bike around the highest summits of the Julian Alps
Explore the iconic Lake Bled by bike and on foot
Experience river rafting on one of Europe’s most beautiful rivers, the Soca river

Photos by Slotrips and Tomo Jesenicnik (STO)

Day by day

Make this adventure yours

2 travelers: 2,680 €
3-4 travelers: 1,960 €
5-6 travelers: 1,640 €
7-8 travelers: 1,430 €
9-10 travelers: 1,280 €

Inclusions

English speaking mountain bike guide throughout the trip.
7 nights with breakfast in nice 3* hotels or local guesthouses. Double or twin rooms.
2 dinners.
Luggage transfer between accommodations.
Transfer from Bled to Ljubljana on Day 7.
Train ride on Day 6.
Organization & support.

Optional

Single room supplement: 280 €.
Quality hardtail mountain bike rental: 140 €.
Quality hardtail e-bike OR Gravel bike rental: 245 €.
Rafting on Soca river: 50 €.

Exclusions

International flights.
Airport transfers to Lake Bled and from Ljubljana.
Drinks.
Meals not specified in the Inclusions.
Travel insurance.
Personal expenses.
Guide gratuities.
Other services not specified in the Inclusions.

Need to make some changes?
Tomaz Policar, Slotrips biking guide

Tomaz Policar
Slotrips biking guide

On my travels across all continents, I realised the wealth that Slovenia has to offer to nature lovers and mountain bikers and for that reason have dedicated myself to guiding groups around Slovenia for the past 5 years. Since I live in Bled, my playground is the Alpine part of Slovenia, where I mountain bike for the past 15 years. Yet I also feel at home in the hills around Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana, moreover, am a licensed mountain bike guide, who speaks Slovene, English and German, thus confidently take groups on multi-day tours between the Alps and the Adriatic.

Meet the Slotrips team

“We are back in Calgary and back to reality after our wonderful week in Slovenia! Thank you so much for the wonderful tour and the taste of what Slovenia has to offer! It was all perfect! We loved the locations we visited, the rides, the food, the hotels and our guide Aljaz couldn’t have been any more accommodating. What a pleasant young man to spend a week with! I also wanted to thank you and Aljaz for making Don’s 60th birthday such a memorable and special day! The champagne-filled picnic basket on the rocks during our whitewater rafting was so special! Thank you for everything! We hope to visit Slovenia again and when we do we will definitely be in touch!”

Sue and Don from Canada

Questions & answers

How difficult is the biking?

Expect to bike approx. 50 km (30 miles) and 1000 m (4000 ft) elevation gain on most days. We spend most of the day biking and stopping along the way to visit waterfalls, swim in the rivers and lakes and get to know local culture & cuisine. You need to be a keen mountain bikers and an outdoor junkie with a good fitness level to fully enjoy the trip. Keep in mind that we can customize everything to your wishes.

What are the trails like?

Mostly we bike on gravel roads and side asphalt roads. There are also some short and easy single-trail sections. You have to be comfortable on long descents and also on roads with some traffic. In the Soca valley there are some sections where we can not avoid riding on the regional asphalt road.

What is the weather usually like?

In summer (from June to early September) the weather is usually hot, with temperatures around 25-30 deg C (75-90 deg F). In peak season (August) you can expect a heatwave with temperatures likely exceeding 35 deg C (95 deg F) as well as a significant temperature drop in the mountains on a cloudy, windy or rainy day.

May and especially October are cooler and you should bring some gloves and warmer layers as well.

What is the maximum group size?

Our mountain biking trips are private. For this trip, we accept up to 10 travellers per guide.

What kind of accommodation do we stay in? You’ll stay in selected nice and clean centrally located 3* hotels or local guesthouses, in double or single rooms with en-suite bathroom.

Why us?

With us you will save hours, nights, and days planning your trip. You will discover amazing locations, enjoy the best family activities in Slovenia and have carefree holidays. Because we care! Read about us & check our reviews.

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