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8 Day Secluded Europe Mountain Cycling Holiday in Italy, Croatia, Austria, and Slovenia

Trieste, Italy; Goriška Brda - Ljubljana - Kranjska Gora - Tromeja, Slovenia; Grožnjan, Croatia; Arnoldstein, Austria

Incredible Cycling Holiday Italy, Croatia, Austria, and Slovenia

Start the journey in the beautiful Italian city of Trieste with a delicious dinner. In the next days, ride the flowy trails in the coastal region and more technical ones in the Julian Alps. Cool down after a ride in the incredible Soča River or jump into Lake Bled. Also, enjoy the views of the vineyards reminiscent of the Italian Tuscany for one day and hang by the beautiful mountain lakes the other. A tasty meal and a cozy room await you at the end of every day. All you need to do is put your mind at ease and enjoy the experience under the professional guidance of the staff.

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Point to Point
  • Terrain: Mostly unpaved and mountainous
  • Difficulty level: Easy (cyclist does not need to have certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally, they will ride in unpaved roads or hills, 10-30 miles per day), moderate (cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on a flat terrain sometime, 31-45 miles per day), and challenging (cyclist needs to have high level of fitness, must be an active rider, the terrain includes really challenging climbs/or 46-80 or more miles per day)
  • Vacation type: Leisure, mountain biking, and adventure cycling
  • Type of bike: Mountain bike
  • E-bike: Available to rent / 400 EUR

Highlights

  • Conquer the Julian Alps
  • A tri-border in the high mountains
  • Explore Italy, Croatia, Austria, and Slovenia
  • Ride along local trails, high passes, lakes, and more
  • Services of expert English-speaking guides
  • Van support and airport transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily tasty breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 8
Airport transfer included: Venice Marco Polo Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

During this cycling holiday, you will stay in a range of comfortable and welcoming local accommodations including traditional guest houses, small hotels, and mostly small boutique hotels. Double or twin rooms will be available.

Get comfortable in Trieste, Italy on night one.

Unwind in Goriška Brda, Slovenia on night two.

Doze off in Grožnjan, Croatia on night three.

Relax in Ljubljana, Slovenia on night four.

Feel at home in Kranjska Gora on nights five and six.

Have a well-earned rest in Bovec on night seven.

Program

Day 1: Arrival at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)

Upon arrival at the Venice Airport, you will meet the Bike Hike Tours representative and drive to Trieste, an Italian coastal town on the border with Slovenia. Your accommodation there will be a comfortable boutique hotel. After checking in, the guides will run a short briefing so you will know exactly what to expect in the days to follow.

Then, you will go for a short stroll around the city center and have a dinner in a local Italian restaurant with traditional Mediterranean dishes. The first day will be a relaxing one to help you adjust to the time zone. The transfer time will be one and a half hours.

Day 2: Trieste, Italy – Goriška Brda, Slovenia (approximately 3 hours biking) Vertical gain: 3.200 (ft) / Length: 16.5 Miles / Tour type: AM (all -mountain-enduro)

After breakfast, a short transfer will take you just outside of Trieste. The guides can help set up the bikes. Next, you will pedal your way to the starting point of the 3 Camini Enduro trail. Bike Hike Tours knows how tiresome a day of traveling can be, so they planned the first day of riding on the flowy natural trails that will be perfect to get you ready for the days to come.

Later in the evening, you will move towards Goriška Brda. It is one of the most famous wine regions in Slovenia, known for its exquisite wine and food. You will be staying in one of the many small hotels in the region, overlooking the beautiful countryside. The transfer time will be approximately one and a half hours.

Day 3: Goriška Brda, Slovenia – Grožnjan, Croatia (approximately 4 hours biking) Vertical gain: 3.000 (ft) / Length: 18 Miles / Tour type: AM (all -mountain-enduro)

While the wine region alone could keep you occupied for few days, there is a lot more to see on the trip. You will set your compasses south again. About an hour-and-a-half-long transfer will get you to the small picturesque town in the center of the Croatian Istria. Grožnjan is famous for its network of awesome trails while it also hosts one of the best enduro races in the area. The trails are surrounded by olive and pine trees and will keep you smiling throughout the whole day. The transfer time will be one and a half hours.

Day 4: Grožnjan, Croatia – Ljubljana, Slovenia (approximately 4 hours biking) Vertical gain: 2.500 (ft) / Length: 20 Miles / Tour type: AM (all -mountain-enduro)

After a delicious breakfast, it will be time to head back to Slovenia and visit the world-famous Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle. A short transfer and an easy start of the day will be just perfect for regenerating after the first two days in the saddle. You will get to Ljubljana by the early afternoon and have plenty of time to explore the local trails, located just a pedal stroke away from the city center.

The trails are extremely well maintained by the volunteers and you will see mountain bikers of all ages and styles riding them. After riding, you will have some time to explore the city center and visit the best cafeteria in the town. The day’s ride will be rewarded with a tasty dinner in a small restaurant with a great selection of local wines. The transfer time will be two hours.

Day 5: Ljubljana – Kranjska Gora (approximately 4 hours biking) Vertical gain: 6.000 (ft) / Length: 20 Miles / Tour type: AM (all -mountain-enduro)

It is time to head for the mountains! You will leave Ljubljana after breakfast and drive towards Krvavec Ski Resort where the longest flow trail in the country awaits you. You will not have to do any climbing on day five. Instead, the cable car will take care of that! Get Lifted! gondola shuttle: Flow trail is amazing and it takes you from the top gondola station to the bottom of the valley. And then you go back up again and again

After a couple of hours in the bike park, you will have just enough energy to squeeze in a short trip to Lake Bled, a must-see destination when visiting Slovenia. There, you can taste the famous Bled cake or take a refreshing swim before you proceed to Kranjska Gora where you will be accommodated for the next two days. The transfer time will be one and a half hours.

Day 6: Kranjska Gora – Tromeja (approximately 5 hours biking) Vertical gain: 2.788 (ft) / Length: 14.5 Miles / Tour type: AM (all -mountain-enduro)

Day six will be the only time on the trip that you will be staying in the same accommodation for two nights in a row. You will be able to get a better rest and only think about biking. The hotel is perfectly stationed at the base of Tromeja or “tri-border,” a 1,508-meter-high mountain with its top based on three countries, Slovenia, Italy, and Austria. You will ride in all three of them and enjoy the typical natural trails on your way down. Prepare yourself for some spectacular views!

Day 7: Tromeja – Bovec Vertical gain:3.050 (ft) / Length: 16.5 Miles / Tour type: AM (all -mountain-enduro)

Bike Hike Tours has saved the very best for your final day in the saddle. Vršič Pass is the highest mountain pass in Slovenia and its top lays at the elevation of 1,611 meters. Lucky for you, you will drive instead of ride it. After a short stop at the top of the pass, you will continue your way towards Bovec. The road follows the trail of the emerald Soča River, a white-water enthusiasts’ paradise.

You will unload your bikes at the base of Kobariški Stol. One of the most beautiful mountaintop views is a real reward while riding your way to the top. The nicest single track in the area will take you back down to the valley. The World War I has heavily affected the area and your guides will gladly tell you more about it.

Just a quick fact, the single track that, you are going to ride on was built by the soldiers during the World War I. After you get back to the valley, you can spend a couple of hours exploring the area or even do some white-water activities like rafting or canyoning. If you feel energetic enough, ask the guides and they will help accommodate all of your wishes. You will finish with a spectacular dinner to end the amazing trip in style.

Day 8: Departure day back to Italy

If you wish to visit the famous Italian city, Venice, which is known for its labyrinth of canals, bridges, and spectacular architecture, or if you want to take a look of Vienna, Austria, let Bike Hike Tours know at the time of the booking.

Skill level

Beginner

  • can cycle for 2-3 hours
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Intermediate

  • can cycle for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Advanced

  • can cycle for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of bicycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Included excursions

  • Cable car ride at Krvavec Ski Resort
  • Explore Ljubljana
  • Historical journey through Kobariški Stol
  • Stop at the opt of Vršič Pass
  • Stroll around Trieste
  • Trip to Lake Bled
  • Trip to the Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle

Location

This cycling holiday will take place in Trieste and 3 Camini in Italy, Goriška Brda, Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, Ljubljana, Krvavec Bike Park, Lake Bled, Kranjska Gora, Tromeja, Vršič Pass, Bovec, Soča River, and Kobariški Stol in Slovenia, the Karst region, Slovene and Croatian Istria, and Grožnjan in Croatia, and Arnoldstein, Austria as you pedal along Tromeja.

Due to its very small size, Slovenia might not be among the most well-known countries in Europe. Nevertheless, it is rapidly gaining recognition for its amazing landscape, rich culture, and quality food. It is located at the crossroads of colorful landscapes as a neighbor to Italy, Austria, Croatia, and Hungary.

As it is also a very safe destination to travel to, it presents a perfect getaway for mountain bikers. Slovenian trails are perfect for enduro and all mountain biking but will also bring joy to all XC riders out there. Therefore, covered in secret trails that will satisfy everyone from beginners to experts, Slovenia will bring you constant satisfaction in an incredible scenery! Easy to say, there is no other destination where you can see and do as much, in such a short period of time, as in Slovenia!

Food

During this cycling holiday, delectable breakfast will be served to you daily. Farewell dinner will also be provided on the last night. Drinks excluded.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Have a dip in Lake Bled
  • Join an additional three-day trip to Austria or Venice
  • Take a bite out of the famous Bled cake
  • White-water rafting or canyoning in Kobariški Stol

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodations
  • Daily breakfast
  • Services of expert English speaking guides with extensive local knowledge who go above and beyond to cater to your every need
  • Transfers from and to Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
  • Complete van support every mile of the way to enjoy your vacation at your own pace
  • Pick up and drop off before and after the tour from convenient locations
  • Sports activities and equipment hire as per the itinerary
  • Farewell dinner on the last night
  • Entrance fees to historic sites and natural parks

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Food and drinks
  • Travel and activity insurance
  • Tips (optional)
  • Drinks on the farewell dinner

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 90 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Saturday October 26, 2019
Departure: Saturday November 2, 2019

Tour information

This tour requires a minimum of four riders.

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