Difficulty Rating : 6 Start: Lake Bled Finish: Lake Bled Terrain: Some gentle terrain in the valleys but their are hilly sections Daily Average: 39km Weekly Average: 236-246km Tour Type: Self Guided Teaser: Nestling under Austria's southern Alps and warmed by Italy's Mediterranean sun, Slovenia is a small country with a big geography.
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Nestling under Austria's southern Alps and warmed by Italy's Mediterranean sun, Slovenia is a small country with a big geography. Slovenian's are justifiably proud of their country's glorious unspoilt scenery and take great pleasure in welcoming tourists, making them perhaps the friendliest you will meet.

Overlooked by a medieval castle on the edge of a pristine lake and surrounded by the Julian Alps in the town of Bled, the start and finish point for our safari. Initially the tour concentrates on the Triglav National Park taking in its idyllic Alpine villages. Then you move on to one of the oldest settlements in Slovenia, Skofja Loka with its beautiful old town and fairytale thirteenth century castle. The ski resort of Kranska Gora is your penultimate stop, an Alpine gem, before you wind your way back to Bled.

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Day 1

Arrival to Lake Bled

You will arrive in Bled, a world famous town on the shore of a beautiful glacial lake. Defined by its unique island church sitting proudly in the middle of this immense body of water, surrounded by towering alpine mountains, and the castle perched high on a cliff standing guard over the town this is a truly wonderful introduction to Slovenia.

Day 2

Bled ~ Bohinjska Bistrica (28 km + 16 km)

You will be transferred up to the high plateau at Pokljuka (12 km). From here you can marvel at the stunning views before gliding down into the neighbouring Bohinj Valley, the jewel in the heart of the Triglav National Park. You will cycle through the many small alpine villages scattered across the valley until the stunning Lake Bohinj before spending the evening in one of the cosy village pubs and trying the local home-made honey brandy.

Day 3

Bohinsjska Bistrica ~ Skofja Loka (50 km)

Leaving Bohinj you cycle to the lovely village of Bohinjska Bistrica then it’s up 750 m/2400 ft to the Jelovica high plateau (a “help out” lift to top of mountain pass is available ). The route takes you through a deep forest which soon drops off into the Selška Dolina Valley leading to the Škofja Loka hills and the wonderful town of Škofja Loka, one of the oldest towns in Slovenia. Spend the evening wandering through the old streets of this historic medieval town.

Day 4

Skofja Loka ~ Preddvor ~ Predoslje (42 km)

Leaving Škofja Loka you will head across the great Sora plain with the majestic peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps as your backdrop. If the weather is warm enough, you can take a swim in a small lake in the pure, refreshing alpine water in the village of Preddvor. The easy cycling day ends at the Brdo estate. The former royal and presidential residence is decorated with a beautiful park where you can relax before dinner.

Day 5

Predoslje ~ Radovljica (30 km)

A ride through history. In the morning you can pay a visit to Kranj, capital of Carniola. Your route brings you to the fascinating little village of Kropa where you will find the iron forging museum. This was dedicated to the history of the town’s blacksmith trade. Later, this route will take you along the edge of Jelovica high plateau to Radovljica with its beautifully preserved old town and an interesting beekeeping museum.

Day 6

Radovljica ~ Kranjska Gora (50 km +15km optional)

Today you cycle along the edge of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps to the historic village of Begunjeand the ruins of Kamen Castle. As the sun illuminates the mountains your route will take you on cycling path between the ranges of the Julian Alps and the Karawanke Mountains to the popular apline town of Kranjska Gora, famous for its ski resorts, and your overnight stay

Day 7

Kranjska Gora ~ Bled (40 km)

This route will take you along the edge of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps to the historic village of Begunje. As the sun illuminates the mountains your route will take you on cycling path that goes between the ranges of the Julian Alps and the Karawanke Mountains to Kranjska Gora, a popular alpine town famous for its ski resorts, but also a great base for many summer activities. Along the way you can take a short side trip to the lookout point for Spik Mountain, regarded as the one of Slovenia’s toughest peaks to climb. If you arrive in plenty of time you can take a ride up to the Planica Valley, location for the world famous ski jumping championships. It’s here that many of the longest jumps have been achieved, including the current world record.

  • 7 nights accommodation in 3/4* hotels on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Luggage transfer (one piece per person, max. 20 kg, more on request)
  • Information package (one per room)
  • GPS files
  • Local tourist taxes
  • Car transfer on day 2
  • Service hotline during the trip

Bike rental is not included in our 2024 tour price. This is an additional:
€90   Hybrid / Touring Bike
€230 Electric Bike
€12   Helmet rental

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It was a fantastic trip. The travel arrangements were awesome, food excellent, and the tour great. We'll be back for another tour! 

Karen Edgerly (Pearls of Slovenia Group tour July 2016)


€995 per person sharing Low Season (23 March - 3 May & 21 September - 12 October )
€1045 per person sharing High Season ( 4 May - 20 September)
€275/295 (high) single room supplement (if traveling with others)
€380 solo traveler supplement (if traveling alone

Self Guided Tour Information

Tours can start any day from 23 March until 12 October

How to get to the start point in Lake Bled: 

The main access point is to fly into Ljubjlana (the capital). There is a direct bus service from the airport to the centre of Bled. From Ljubljana buses depart from Bay 7 at the main bus station every hour on the hour and takes 1 hour and 15 minutes. You can also take a train up to Bled (the train station in Bled is called “Lesce Bled”). The journey takes just under an hour.

The national airline is Adria Airways and it has a number of direct flights to major European cities. There are also many alternatives connections through other European hubs such as Frankfurt, Paris, Prague and Budapest with most of the major European Flag Carriers.

All the details for the above train journeys are on the website SloveniaTrains  (remember that the train station in Bled is called “Lesce Bled” and is 7km from the town of Bled itself).

Private Transfers can be arranged: Price per transfer, one way. 
Ljubljana Airport to Bled :  €85 ( 1-3 persons )
                                                €115 ( 4-8 persons )
Ljubljana City to Bled  :      €110 ( 1-3 persons )
                                                €150 ( 4-8 persons )
Klagenfurt to Bled  :            €200 ( 1-3 persons )
                                               €240 ( 4-8 persons )
Trieste AP to Bled  :            €240 ( 1-3 persons )
                                               €300 ( 4-8 persons )
Lesce Bled Station to Bled: €30 ( 1-3 persons)
                                                €40 (4-8 persons) 

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).


Night 1 & 7: Hotel Triglav 4* 

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Night 2: Hotel Kristal 4* at lake Bohinj (left)  or Hotel Eco Park 5* in Bohinjska BIstricahttp (right)



Night 3: Hotel Mini 3* (left) or Loka Turizem 3* (right)



Night 4: Hotel Zaplata 3*



Night 5:  Hotel Lambergh 4* 



Night 6: Gora Hotel Miklič 3*  (possible to upgrade to 4* hotel Ramada hotel & suites)


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  • The contract is between the Company and the client, being any person travelling or intending to travel on a tour operated by the company. The contract, including all matters arising from it, is subject to Irish law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts. A booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when the company sends a confirmation. It is at this point that a contract between the company and the client comes into existence. Before your booking is confirmed and comes into existence the company reserves the right to increase or decrease brochure prices. The company or their agents reserve the right to decline any booking at their discretion.
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  • An administration fee of €25 per booking plus any additional costs incurred will be charged if a confirmed booking is changed or transferred to a different departure date or tour, up to 60 days prior to departure. Thereafter all changes will be treated as cancellations and subject to the relevant charges. Changes are subject to availability. For an administration fee of €25 you may request a credit voucher. This must be redeemed within 12 months of issue and must be used against a new booking. The voucher is non transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. In certain circumstances, which the Company considers reasonable, the booking may be transferred to another suitable person; however the tour arrangements must remain the same and will only be allowed if all suppliers agree to accept the name change. If a transfer is allowed an administration charge of €25 per person will be charged plus any extra charges levied by suppliers.
  • Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by the company or their agent as a percentage of the total tour price, including surcharges as follows:

    > 60 days before departure – retention of deposit

    60-14 days before departure – 50%

    < 14 days before departure – 100%

  • Clients are responsible for arranging, and must be in possession of, a valid passport and any visas and vaccination certificates required for the whole of their journey. Information about these matters or related items (climate, clothing, baggage, personal items etc) is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of the company.
  • Should the client have a reason to complain, you must immediately notify our representative and the relevant supplier. If the client’s complaint is not dealt with satisfactorily at the time, they must write to us with full details of the complaint within 28 days of the end of the tour. Failure to notify complaints entirely within accordance of this clause will diminish or extinguish the client’s ability to claim compensation.
  • The company provides all services on a “ground only” basis. The client is responsible for arranging their own travel to the designated start points of each tour. The company cannot accept any liability for any delay/cancellation in your transportation and cannot offer any refunds for lost holiday time.
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  • The Company will use its best endeavours to operate all tours as advertised. However, it reserves the right to change any of the facilities, services, prices or itineraries described in our brochure/website. If a major change is necessary or deemed advisable, the company will advise the client as soon as reasonably possible, if there is no time before departure. A major change does not apply to a change of transport or named accommodation, but is usually considered a major change in itinerary or change in duration of a client’s holiday. If advised of a major change before departure, the client will have the choice of accepting changes (at additional cost if applicable), purchasing another available tour from the company, or cancelling the tour with a full refund.

    Provided that the major change is not as a result of situations outside the company’s control or consolidation, compensation will be paid as follows:

    Notification Period Given / Compensation Per Person

    More than 30 days: Nil

    14-30 days: €40

    Less than 14 days: €50

  • Force Majeure. We regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by reasons of circumstance amounting to “force majeure”. In these conditions “force majeure” means any event which we the supplier of services in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions, epidemics or health risks and all similar events outside our control.
  • The company reserves the right to cancel a tour in any circumstances but will not cancel a tour less than 4 weeks before departure except for “force majeure”, consolidation, or the client’s failure to pay the final balance. Unless the client fails to pay the final balance, the company, upon cancellation will return all monies paid to it, or offer the client an alternative holiday of comparable standard if available (if less expensive than original we will refund the difference, if more expensive, the client will have to pay the difference). Compensation will not be payable (1) where the company is forced to cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or (2) where an insufficient number of people book the clients chosen holiday and we notify we are cancelling for this reason not less than 28 days before departure. In all cases our liability is limited to offering the above choices and the compensation payments (where applicable) set out in clause 11. No compensation is payable if we notify you of cancellation more than 8 weeks before departure. We cannot be held responsible for any costs or expenses you may have as a result of cancellation.
  • Client’s bookings are accepted on the understanding that they appreciate the risks inherent in adventure travel and that they undertake the tours featured in our programme at their own volition. Our obligations, and those of any suppliers providing any service or facility involved in any travel arrangements you book with us, are to provide services and facilities with reasonable care and skill. Facilities will be provided to the realistic minimum standard recommended by the regulatory authorities responsible.
  • Bike Hire: The equipment including all accessories supplied is let out on hire. The equipment remains the property of the company and the Client will not sell, hire out or otherwise part with the possessions thereof.

    The Client undertakes not to misuse the equipment and to return it with all accessories in the same condition as when received (ordinary wear and tear accepted). The company shall be entitled to charge the client for any damages caused to equipment during the period of hire. In event of a breakdown, other than a result of the Clients misuse, the company will use its best endeavours to repair or procure repair of the equipment.

    The company will not be liable for any damage or loss whatsoever, through breakdown or other defect in the equipment or other circumstances beyond the company’s control. The Client shall indemnify the company with respect to all costs, claims, expenses and demands suffered or incurred which arise directly or indirectly out of the use of the equipment during the period of hire. The company reserves the right to charge the client for partial or full settlement of any claim. In the event of the equipment being stolen or lost, the company reserves the right to call upon the client to indemnify the company the replacement of the equipment. However, should the equipment subsequently be returned in a satisfactory condition, the company undertakes to refund the clients indemnity within 14 days.

    The Client will ensure that the equipment is adequately secured when not in use, will not use the equipment whilst under the influence of drink or drugs and will immediately notify the company in the event of breakdown or loss of equipment.

  • Clients bringing their own bikes do so on the proviso that their equipment is in a suitable condition for participation in a tour. Responsibility for maintenance of bicycles brought by clients rests with the client. The company will endeavour to accommodate such clients, but cannot guarantee that correct tools and spares will be available, given the wide range of possibilities that exist.