8 Day Cycling Trip from Alps to Adriatic: Bled – Ljubljana – Istria

The starting point of this bike tour is Bled, the Pearl of Slovenia. The image of Bled with the castle, the lake and the island in the middle of the lake with its church is known worldwide. The route leads through idyllic, medieval towns and their picturesque landscapes with a stopover in Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, which has in recent years become one of the most popular city destinations in Europe. Continue to the Notranjska region, where we recommended a visit the world-famous Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle. Entering the Karst area, you will cycle on quiet, easy and scenic paved roads through vineyards and ancient villages, where you can taste the famous Teran red wine and Karst ham. After the Lipica stud farm with its famous Lipizaner white horses and Škocjan caves with Europe’s largest underground canyon, you will reach the Slovenian part of the Istrian peninsula. In picturesque Piran you will finally relax your muscles after an unforgettable journey.

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$1,142

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Detailed documents, one per booking (map, road book - route description & places to visit...)
    • Service & emergency hotline in case of problems or questions, 24/7 agency support
    • Welcome meeting with representative of local agency
    • All Fees and Taxes
    What's excluded :
    • One person traveling: 30 EUR (payable in addition to the single room surcharge).
    • Airfare to and from the trip
    • Insurance
    • Rental touring bike: 75 EUR, hybrid bike: 130 EUR, electric bike: 180 EUR
    • Transfer costs to/from (airport/train or bus station) hotel
    • Additional charge for single room use: 60 EUR.
    • Tips and gratuities, personal expences, additional activities.
    • Entry/Admission - Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)
    • Entry/Admission - Bled Island
    • Entry/Admission - Postojna Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Predjama Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Skocjan Caves Park

  • Day 1: Arrival in Bled

    Stop At: Lake Bled, Gregorchicheva ulica 22, Bled 4260 Slovenia
    Individual arrival to the starting hotel in Bled.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Bled Castle (Blejski Grad), Lake Bled, Bled 4260 Slovenia
    Perched atop a steep cliff rising 130 metres above the glacial Lake Bled is a symbol of Bled and Slovenia
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bled Island, Lake Bled, Bled Slovenia
    Explore the charming island, count the stairs and make a wish by pulling the wishing bell.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in B&B or hotel (3*or 4*)

    Day 2: Bled - Škofja Loka

    Pass By: Radovljica Old Town, Linhartov trg 9, Radovljica 4240 Slovenia
    From Bled you cycle along the river Sava to old town of Radovljica, where you can visit the uniqe beekeeping museum.

    Pass By: Begunje na Gorenjskem, Begunje na Gorenjskem, Upper Carniola Region
    You will cycling through Begunje, a hometown of Slavko Avsenik and Polka music, Tržič with its shoe making tradition and Kranj

    Pass By: Kranj, Kranj, Upper Carniola Region
    The capital of Gorenjska region

    Pass By: Skofja Loka, Skofja Loka, Upper Carniola Region
    The stage ends in Škofja Loka with the best preserved medieval town center in Slovenia. With a transfer you can avoid the ascent and shorten the stage for about 20km (not in the price).

    Route detail: ca. 63 km, + 725 m / – 810 m.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in B&B or hotel (3*or 4*)

    Day 3: Škofja Loka - Ljubljana

    Pass By: Lake Zbilje, Zbilje 31, Zbilje 1215 Slovenia
    Škofja Loka live you fascinated with its story and many legends, but there is another highlite on this tour, that it waiting for you…Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and one of the most prefered tourist destination in Europa. To reach it you will cycle over the Devils bridge to Sora field, where you cross the river Sora and continue to Zbilje lake. The Sava river will acompaign you mostly on your way to the capital .

    Pass By: Ljubljana Old Town, Ljubljana Slovenia
    The finish is at Zmajski most-in English Dragon Bridge, which is one of the symbols of Ljubljana. Route detail: ca. 39 km, + 320 m / – 390 m.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in B&B or hotel (3*or 4*)

    Day 4: Ljubljana - Postojna

    Pass By: Cerknica Lake, Dolenje jezero, Cerknica Slovenia
    Today you drive first through theTivoli Park and by Ljubljana zoo, two very popular places of cityzens of Ljubljana. But the best ist coming later, the magical disappearing lake of Cerknica and gorge Rakov Škocjan.

    Pass By: Rakov Skocjan Valley, Rakek Slovenia
    Slovenia’s oldest landscape park with amazing natural bridges and other landscape formations. A perfect place for picnic in nature. With a transfer you can abbreviate the stage for about 20km (not in the price).

    Route detail: ca. 61 km, + 700 m / – 410 m.

    Pass By: Postojna, Postojna, Inner Carniola Region
    Your goal for this day is Postojna where you can find famous Postojna cave and Predjama castle. Route detail: ca. 61 km, + 700 m / – 410 m.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in B&B or hotel (3*or 4*)

    Day 5: Postojna - Kodreti / Karst

    Stop At: Postojna Cave, Jamska cesta 30, Postojna 6230 Slovenia
    Today you can visit the Postojna caves, the most extensive cave system in Slovenia with stalagmites, stalactites and famous “human fish”.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Predjama Castle, Predjama 1, Postojna 6230 Slovenia
    After that you meat another attraction, the Predjama Castle, an unice castle with its unique position below the 123-metre cliff. A story tells about a robber knight Erasmus, which kept a whole army at bay by utilizing the caves underneath the castle to sneak out for supplies.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Vipava, Vipava, Inner Carniola Region
    After a spectacular descent to Vipava Valley, one of the most famous wine regions in Slovenia you finish your day in a family guesthouse, where you can enjoy your dinner with a tipical karst cusine.
    Route detail: ca. 48 km, + 530 m / – 880 m.

    Stop At: Kodreti, Slovenia
    End goal for this day. Route detail: ca. 48 km, + 530 m / – 880 m.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in B&B or hotel (3*or 4*)

    Day 6: Kodreti / Karst - Divača / Škocjan

    Pass By: Stanjel, Stanjel, Slovenian Littoral Region
    The first stop on today’s stage is Štanjel, an idyllic karst settlement built mostly from stones. on the top of the hill.

    Pass By: Lipica, Lipica, Slovenian Littoral Region
    Through picturesque karst villages, vineyards with numerous wine cellars, which invite you for a stop and a tasting of first-class teran wines and karst ham you drive to the stud farm of Lipica, home of beautiful white Lipizzaner horses, famous worldwide. If you have time, you can also visit “War Museum” set in a Venetian tower.
    Route detail: ca. 49 km, + 630 m / – 365 m.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in B&B or hotel (3*or 4*)

    Day 7: Divača / Škocjan - Izola - Piran (about 50 km, to Piran about 61 km)

    Stop At: Skocjan Caves Park, Matavun 12, Divaca 6215 Slovenia
    Today you can visit Škocjan Caves, UNESCO World Heritage and the protected area.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Parenzana, Portoroz Slovenia
    The Karst Plain accompanies you on the way to the Adriatic Sea, you will follow the route of the old railway lines Val Rosandra and Parenzana. For your last part you’ll cycle along the coastal road on a new cycling path enjoying great vistas of Slovenia’s lovely coast.

    Stop At: Piran, Piran, Slovenian Istria, Slovenian Littoral Region
    The tour ends in the gorgeous little Venetian town of Piran, where you can watch the sunset from the church bell tower or swimming in a blue Adriatic Sea.
    Route detail: to Izola ca. 49 km, + 375 m / – 845 m; to Piran ca. 60 km, + 548 m / – 1018 m
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in B&B or hotel (3*or 4*)

    Day 8: Departure

    Pass By: Piran, Piran, Slovenian Istria, Slovenian Littoral Region
    Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay in Istria.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    4260 Bled, Slovenia
    Departure Time :
    4/15/2021 - 5/16/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    5/17/2021 - 9/19/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    9/20/2021 - 10/15/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    6330 Piran, Slovenia
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by FEEL GREEN TRAVEL

Activity ID: V-60944P9

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