Slovenia – Lake Bled to Venice
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Arrival on Lake Bled
To begin with, you can dip your feet in the beautiful glacial Lake Bled. This shimmering body of water is famous for its distinctive island church and the clifftop castle all backed by the beautiful Karavanke Mountains. Bled is one of Slovenia’s most popular tourist attractions. You can take a stroll around the western side of the lake for some of the best views and photographs, and then have lunch and the locally famous cream cake (Kremšnita) on the eastern lakeside while watching the sunset over the mountains.
BLED ~ BOHINJSKA BISTRICA (27km/43km)
A short transfer leaves you on the high plateau at Pokljuka. From here you'll cycle through alpine villages to Lake Bohinj, the jewel of the Triglav National Park. Encircled by tall mountain peaks, Bohinj is the largest and deepest lake in the national park. Savica Waterfall is the source of the lake and the Sava Bohinjka River. A cable car runs up to Vogel Mountain, where you can get a spectacular view into the Bohinj Valley and of Mount Triglav, the highest peak in the Julian Alps.
BOHINJ ~ TOLMIN (36km/56km)
Your route will take you via the Sorica Pass over the Julian Alps, but if you want to save some climbing you can take a short train ride through the Bohinj tunnel to Podbrdo. Then you peddle off through a narrow valley and follow the beautiful emerald-green Soča River as it rushes out of the mountains and into the western side of the Julian Alps.
TOLMIN ~ SMARTNO/DOBROVO (34 km/46km)
You will be car-transferred to Kolovrat Saddle - a million dollar viewpoint high above the Soča Valley. Cycling the ridges above two valleys, you'll reach - Šmartno v Goriških Brdih, amid an abundance of lush vineyards. A recent and beautifully restored medieval village of narrow streets with Mediterranean houses, you can stretch your legs here, sip cool white wine and chat with locals in an authentic village pub.
SMARTNO ~ GRADO (67 km)
After leaving the Brda wine region you'll reach Gorizia, once the dividing point between Italy and Yugoslavia. Further along the border, you'll come to the ancient Kostanjevica Monastery, burial place of the last French King. Turning south and entering Italy, you'll soon reach the Adriatic Sea. You will spend the afternoon passing by rivers, canals and ancient Roman towns en route to Aquileia, with its Roman excavations, or Grado, a lively historic resort town on a lagoon island.
GRADO ~ PORTOGRUARO (87km / 59km)
This morning you will head back inland and will pass through a multitude of “Valli da pesca” (stretches of lagoon where fish farming is practised) and “casoni” (traditional fishermen houses). Your destination is the town of Portogruaro, one of the main centres in the period of the “Serenissima Republic of Venice”, which is still impressive even today with its glorious “Palazzi” or “palaces”.
PORTOGRUARO ~ LIDO DI JESOLO (67 km)
From Portogruaro it an easy and wonderful cycle westwards along the beautiful beaches of the Adriatic Coast. There are numerous opportunities to relax and swim so be sure to pack your swim gear. You will stay overnight in one of the two towns along this famous coastline, depending on availability. Jesolo is a gateway to Venice; from here you can easily travel onward to the airport or old city on the lagoon.
? Seven nights accommodation in 3- 4* hotels with breakfast
? Luggage transfers (1 piece per person max. 20 kg)
? Information package including detailed route description and maps in electronic format
? Back up (hotline service) during the trip
? Personal welcome meeting and bike fitting
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? Local tourist and other taxes in Slovenia
? Back up service (hotline) during the trip
Bike rental is not included in our 2023 tour price. This is an additional:
€120.00 Hybrid / Touring Bike
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SELF GUIDED TOUR 2023
Low Season (25 March - 7 May & 23 Sept - 15 Oct)
€995 per person sharing
High Season ( 13 May - 21 July, 21 Aug - 17 Sept )
€1065 per person sharing
€220 Single supplement (if traveling with others)
€360 Solo traveler supplement (if traveling alone)
Self Guided Tour Information
Tour can start Saturdays and Sundays from 25th March - 21st July and 21st August - 15th October.
Groups of 6 or more can start any day of the week.
Day 1: Hotel Triglav 4*
Day 1: Hotel Golf 4*
Day 2: Hotel Eco Bohinj 4*
Day 3: Hotel Dvorec Tolmin 3*
Day 3: Hotel Rutar 3*
Day 4: Hotel San Martin Brda 4*
Day 5: Hotel Diana Grado 3*
Day 6: Hotel Spesotto 3*
LIDO DI JESOLO
Day 7: Hotel Bali 4* Lido di Jesolo