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8 Days Ladies Riding at the Heart of Alps Bike Holiday in Slovenia and Italy

Podkoren, Slovenia

Women's Mountain Bike Holiday Italy and Slovenia

In this women-only mountain bike vacation, you are guaranteed the pure fun of mountain biking. This trip is tailored to the needs of women who are looking for a bit of excitement, while at the same time, looking to improve their riding skills and to work on becoming a better and safer mountain bike.

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Center-based
  • Terrain: Flat, hilly, or mountainous
  • Starts in: Podkoren
  • Ends in: Podkoren
  • Difficulty level: From easy to moderate and challenging
  • Total Distance: Can be adapted to the cyclist needs.
  • Type of bike: Mountain bike (available for rent at 200 USD)
  • E-bike: Available to rent at 400 USD per week or 75 USD per day

Highlights

  • Cycling on the best trails
  • Interesting and fascinating routes
  • Enjoy the spectacular views of the Julian Alps
  • Chance to take photos with a professional photographer
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Van support

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 7
Airport transfer included: Venice Marco Polo Airport
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Accommodation

During the tour, you will be provided seven nights of accommodation in a friendly, well-located hotel in double or twin rooms. You will be based in a three-star hotel in a village named Podkoren in Slovenia.

The hotel is located at a perfect spot from where all the tours will start. In the hotel, you will be able to find a cozy bar with a nice big terrace, perfect for post-riding relaxation. The more active evening option is to head up to the neighboring, slightly bigger village Kranjska Gora (three kilometers away) for a slightly more lively outing.

Program

Bike Hike Tours will assure that you will be having a blast exploring the amazing landscape of Julian Alps in the most unique way. By the end of the tour, you will have accomplished more than you ever thought is possible, and you will fall in love with this beautiful sport along the way.

During the trip, you have a chance to relax next to the numerous mountain lakes and taste some typically Slovenian and Italian food at the end of the day. You will also have the services of expert English-speaking guides with extensive local knowledge, who go above and beyond to cater to your every need.

The week plan

Escape into the mountains and experience the beautiful nature. This week is designed for you to ride some of the most beautiful trails and experience some historical background and culinary of the two countries. Bike Hire Tours will take care of everything, so all you need to do is focus on the riding and strive to get better.

At the beginning of the tour, you will have three full days of riding, with a few stops for real Italian coffee and Slovenian lunch during the days. The following three days will be split into half-day biking while the back half of the days will be reserved for other sports activities.

Fitness level

This trip is aimed at normal recreational female mountain bike riders looking for some challenge. Each day’s riding is tailored to fit the group’s abilities and to build against the goal you are looking to achieve. However, it is also flexible enough to allow a wide range of skills to enjoy the rides.

Regardless to your riding experience, you will never have to push yourself more than you are comfortable with, except maybe just a bit to hit the next level. It is recommended following a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip. Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure.

Guides

Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip.

Bike Hire Tours chose their guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.

Daily itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

  • Get to know each other
  • Get to know the plan for the week
  • Answer questions that might have been unanswered thus far
  • Equipment walkthrough
  • Dinner and early bedtime to be fresh for the next day’s early start

Day 2: Ride to Three Borders Point (Vertical gain: 2.788 (ft) / Length: 14.5 Miles / Tour type: AM (all mountain enduro)

  • Breakfast from 07:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
  • Start from the hotel with an initial 2 hours and 30 minutes of hours mountain bike climb
  • Stop at the top of the mountain for lunch and mandatory photos of the amazing scenery at the border of three nations
  • Descent and return to the hotel
  • Relax on the terrace and prior to the 07:00 p.m. dinner
  • After dinner, a short talk of how to perform easier fixes and maintenance on your bike

Day 3: Valbruna, Italy (Vertical gain: 2.600 (ft) / Length: 17.5 Miles / Tour type: AM (all -mountain-enduro)

  • Breakfast and start the tour from the hotel
  • Easier climb on a bike trail to a famous World War II thematic park in Val Saisera
  • Return to the hotel with a quick stop in an idyllic local pastry shop for the best homemade pastries and tasty coffee
  • Relaxing afternoon with the presentation of the best training for a mountain biker
  • Dinner and early sleep, prior to another fun day

Day 4: Mountain Acomizza Vertical gain: 3.200 (ft) / Length: 21.5 Miles / Tour type: AM (all -mountain-enduro)

  • Breakfast and start the tour from the hotel
  • Take some photos with a professional photographer
  • 4 to 5 hours’ climb on a panoramic road, which will lead you to the top of the amazing mountain Acomizza
  • Longer rest with small lunch on the top before a descent that will take around three hours
  • Return to the hotel, relax, have dinner, and review of the photos

Day 5: Fusine Lakes Day 5: Fusine lakes with picnic Vertical gain: 2.300 (ft) / Length: 16 Miles / Tour type: AM (all -mountain-enduro)

  • A little more relaxed after tough riding from the day before
  • Head up the bike trail from the hotel to the nearby Fusine lakes
  • Have an easy day relaxing by the lake or going for a hike up the nearby mountains
  • Picnic in the idyllic cottage by the lake
  • Return to the hotel and afternoon ride with bikes to the village of Kranjska Gora, three kilometers away from the hotel

Day 6: Malborghetto to Ugovizza

  • Breakfast and start the tour from the hotel
  • First stop of the day will be in the village of Malborghetto to see a trail that was made by a local artist
  • The climb will continue to an old road that was built during the World War II
  • A stop on the top of the hill with some time to prepare for the descent
  • Return to the village, with a coffee stop at the old train station with a glorious view of the mountains
  • Return to the hotel, relax, and have dinner

Day 7: Planica and Tamar Vertical gain: 1.400 (ft) / Length: 14 Miles / Tour type: AM (all -mountain-enduro)

  • After breakfast, head up from the hotel to the famous ski jumping center Planica to visit a museum and enjoy the views
  • Climb on the valley of Tamar, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Julian Alps
  • Easy descent and return back to the hotel
  • Time for relaxing before dinner
  • After dinner, the projection of the most famous biking movies will follow, or choose to spend the evening in Kranjska Gora

Day 8: Return home

  • Head to the airport after breakfast

Location

This cycling holiday will be held in Italy and Slovenia. Trail riding in Kranjska Gora and its surroundings offers one of the best trails in this part of Slovenia and Europe. You will also visit nearby Italy, specifically Tarvisio, and discover some famous historical places.

Food

Daily breakfast and dinner are included. The meals will be served in a group setting. Your guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine.

Your guide will advise you the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere, or if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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 an easy day relaxing by the lake
  • Go for a hike up the nearby mountains
  • head up from the hotel to the famous ski jumping center Planica to visit a museum and enjoy the views
  • Choose to spend the evening in Kranjska Gora

What's included

  • 6 days fully supported riding on the best trails
  • Return airport shuttle
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Services of expert English-speaking guides
  • Complete van support
  • Pick up and drop off before and after the tour, from convenient locations

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Travel and activity insurance
  • Tips

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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.
8 days / 7 nights
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Saturday September 28, 2019
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