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Slovenia Slovenia Off the beaten track in the Julian Alps

Off the beaten track in the Julian Alps

NEW: Empty roads, cobbled climbs, peaks over 2,000m and stunning scenery. Slovenia is just waiting to be discovered by the cycling world, get there before everyone else discovers it!

4 Nights Accomodation
Return Transfers from Ljubljana
All breakfast & dinners
Daily guided rides
Mechanical support
Slovenia by Sportive Breaks
Routes Details
Itinerary
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Event Info

Ride Notes

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!

Real Rider Reviews

Mark, Sportive Breaks Rider, 2017: "Sportive Breaks' attention to detail and communication are spot on! Will be back next year. "

Ride Highlights

  • Beautiful Bled

    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.

  • Climb the Mangart Saddle

    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.

  • Ride the Vrsic Pass

    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.

Meet the Team

Taylor

Road Guide

Our main tour guide, Taylor was a professional cyclist for Madison Genesis as recently as last year. He will be at the front of the group (marking any attacks!) so he can be first to the coffee stops and feed stations!

Adam

Mechanic

Our resident mechanic, Adam is a qualified bike fitter and will make sure your bike will be on top form for the trip. Our support van normally stays at the back of the group with our second road guide jumping ahead every 40km to set up a feed stop.

Trip Summary

  • 4 Night Breaks
  • Dates available: Wed to Sun in the last 2 weeks of Sept
  • Total distance: Avg 105km per day
  • Total elevation: Avg 2,050m per day
  • £675 in twin room, £749 in single room
Routes Details

Route Overview

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.


Climbs at Slovenia

Vrsic Pass

Ride Distance 11.3km
Elevation Gain 7%
KOM  31min55

Mangart Saddle

Ride Distance 20.8km
Elevation Gain 7%
KOM  1hr19
Itinerary

Slovenia Cycling Itinerary

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.

Itinerary

Day One Wednesday

Bled

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.

Ride Distance 50 km.
Elevation Gain 1000 m.

Day Two Thursday

Bled

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.

Ride Distance 120 km.
Elevation Gain 2200 m.

Day Three Friday

Bled - Bovec

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.

Ride Distance 128 km.
Elevation Gain 3500 m.

Day Four Saturday

Bovec - Bled

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.

Ride Distance 126 km.
Elevation Gain 2400 m.

Day Five Sunday

Bled

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 Transfers

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.

Arrival

We will meet you in arrivals and give you a number to call if you are delayed.

Arrival Airport
Transfer Times
Ljubljana (LJU)
Arrive before 10.45am for 11.15am transfer

Departure

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.

Departure Airport
Transfer Times
Ljubljana (LJU)
Depart after 4pm (transfer arrives at Ljubljana at 2pm)

Hotel

Old Parish House, Bled

Comfort & style on Lake Bled

  • Excellent location
  • Spacious, comfy rooms
  • Tasty breakfasts
About the Hotel

On this weekend break we spend 3 nights in the 4* Old Parish House right by Lake Bled. We also ride to Bovec in the heart of the Julian Alps for a night in a 3* hotel there.

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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.

Date Hotel Name Room Type Price  
25 - 29th Sep 2019 Old Parish House Single Room £749 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1349 Book Now

Slovenia
September

4 nights

Single Room £749
Twin Room £675
  • 4 Nights Accommodation in 3* hotels
  • Return airport transfers from Ljubljana
  • All breakfast & dinners
  • Daily Guided Rides
  • Mechanical support, feed stops & ride nutrition
  • Lunches
  • Drinks with dinner

 
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