Five days & four nights in stunning Slovenia taking in the best rides in the Julian Alps. This region shared similarities with the Dolomites with beautiful rock structures and green pastures. There are two classic climbs on the route: the Vrsic Pass (11km at 7%) with some steep ramps and cobbled sections & the Mangart Saddle (21km at 7%) with a summit above 2,000m. We stay for 3 nights in Bled & one night in the mountains in Bovec with a great mix of rolling rides & cracking climbs. Slovenia is an absolutely amazing place to ride!
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One of the most photographed lakes in the world, Bled is our base for the first two nights and the last night. A perfect base in the foothills of the Julian Alps.
Climbs over 2,000m are not limited to France, Italy & Spain. We ride the Mangart Saddle on day three before descending back to the finish in Bovec.
The most famous climb in Slovenia, the Vrsic Pass goes to over 1,600m with some steep (12%) sections and cobbled corners. A unique and beautiful challenge.
We start with a short 50km coffee spin on arrival day to make sure the bike (and legs) are working fine. On Thursday we take in a classic loop from Bled with some rolling hills on the 120km route. Day three is the Queen Stage with the two classic climbs of Slovenia: the Vrsic Pass & Mangart Saddle. The ride is 125km and a full 3,500m of elevation topping out at over 2,000m, one of the best days riding in Europe. The final ride takes us the other way back from Bovec to Bled over rolling terrain.
Our Slovenia breaks run Wednesday to Sunday in September. We arrive early on Wednesday in time to set bikes up and going for a quick spin and leave late morning on Sunday.
Arrival day. Our main transfer leaves Ljubljana at 11.15am to get to Bled for 12pm. Our mechanic is on hand to fit rental bikes or help build your bikes. At 3pm we head out for a short coffee spin. We will be out for 2 hours including a short climb. Dinner is at 7pm where we run through the itinerary for the weekend.
Breakfast is from 7am to 8.30am. We roll out promptly at 9.30am and ride 120km today. We always have one road guide at the front of the group, one at the back and our support van floating. We set up feed stations every 40km with bars, fruit and water. We stop for lunch at a cafe and get back to the hotel for 5pm.
The Queen Stage. We leave at 9am today for the main ride of the weekend, 128km over both the Vrsic Pass and Mangart Saddle. Both climbs are absolutely spectacular. We have lunch in Bovec before hitting the 22km Mangart Saddle and then descending back to Bovec where we spend the night.
Today we explore another part of Slovenia as we complete our loop of the North West of the country. The ride today is mostly rolling through forest with some amazing views. We aim to get back to Bled for 4pm where we spend the night and have one last dinner all together.
Departure day. After four good rides, have a lie in before a late breakfast. Time to stroll round the lake or visit the famous island before our transfer departs at 1pm to Ljubljana. We arrive at 2pm so book flights after 4pm.
Airport collections are from Ljubljana (LJU) and the drive to Bled takes around 30 minutes. If you cannot find flights to match our times please get in touch and we should be able to collect you for no extra cost.
We will meet you in arrivals and give you a number to call if you are delayed.
We leave Bled to get to Ljubljana with plenty of time for you to check in with your bike, grab a last minute gift and have a stress free return flight.
Ride Slovenia's best routes. Four night packages with four rides including the Vrsic Pass & Mangart Saddle. Three nights in stunning Bled & one night in the heart of the Julian Alps in Bovec. Packages include return airport transfers, 4 nights accommodation, all breakfast & dinners and ride support. Our group size is 8-14 and we have two road guides & a mechanic in our support van.
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