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TRANS SLOVENIA MTB - FROM ALPS TO THE SEA

Biking · Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
  • 7 days
  • 4 - 24 people
  • Challenging
$1300Per Person
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Slovenia, a small subalpine country, is mostly unknown to most mountain bikers still. It is characterised by beautiful landscapes of various types, in a relatively small area between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. On our tour we climb the highlands of the Julian Alps and Karavanke, visit the romantic valley of the beautiful turquoise Soča River, the wine-growing region of Goriška Brda and descend to Karst region on our way to the sunny Adriatic coast and the old town of Piran. Varied paths and countless solitary trails lead along old military roads of the First World War. The Trans Slovenia Tour, during which we also briefly pop to Austria and Italy, is a phased adventure of the so-called trans-Alpine moderate complexity in seven stages. It is suitable for all who enjoy a day on a bike on various terrains and find time for photography, observation and discovery of the unknown in between. The difficulty of the tour can, at some stages, be adjusted.
April to October
I am a certified MTB guide, that has done the tour many times with different groups. Our company is a registered travel agency and we are offering MTB products since 2013.
  • - Half-board accommodation with breakfast and dinner in a double room (category ***).
  • - Licensed guide
  • - Daily transportation of luggage from the starting point to the finish stage
  • - Tourist tax
  • - Transfer of participants from Piran back to Kranjska Gora
  • It is an all-inclusive offer, however the following is NOT included:
  • - entrance fees for the afternoon extra activities (no fees are required to complete the trip)
  • - lunch and drinks
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
Kranjska Gora
  • Day 1
    Kranjska Gora – Tromeja (3-borders point) Length: 30 km, ascent: 900 m The first trail takes us to the Karavanke mountain chain, to Tromeja, where the borders of Slovenia, Italy and Austria meet. After enjoying the great view of Austria and Slovenia we descend down the Italian trail back to Kranjska Gora for dinner and briefing for the next day’s trail. ​ ​
  • Day 2
    Kranjska Gora – Bovec Length: 50 km, ascent: 1100 m With a great panorama of the Prisojnik’s massif we start our ascent on the Vršič Pass (1611 m asl.). We ride pass the Russian chapel and continue towards the old military road pass. Before descending to the Soča valley we will admire rough walls of Julijan Alps. We will stop for a short hike to the source of the Soča River and then continue our trip to the end of stage 2 in Bovec on a trail, crossing many hanging bridges over the Soča River. Recommended extra activities: canyoning. ​
  • Day 3
    Bovec – Kobarid Length: 40 km, ascent: 1200 m We start in Bovec and leave shortly the green Soča River. We follow the road to Italy but just shortly before the Italian border we turn up and start climbing onto the Kobariški Stol Mountain. First through the woods but then we reach green meadows with wonderful views of the other side. The trail down to Kobarid is technical, and will make even the best riders walk from time to time but we can all safely reach the wonderful yet small village of Kobarid. ​ Recommended extra activities: kayaking, visit the WWI Museum.
  • Day 4
    Kobarid – Tolmin Length: 40 km, ascent: 1400 m The 4th stage has an innocent start; a short piece of flat riding along the Soča River. But soon all our fitness and skill is required as we start one of the many climbs of the day. Mostly through the woods we reach the village of Drežnica and continue climbing onto the Planina Kuhinja Mountain. Great views, lonely hard to find trails and some WWI monuments will mark the day. This is one of the tougher stages on First World War ‘front lines’. Recommended extra activities: visit to the picturesque Tolmin Gorge.
  • Day 5
    Tolmin – Solkan Length: 60 km, ascent: 1400 m The typical mountain trails along the Soča River Valley will end at Solkan, a suburb of Nova Gorica. Now we start to understand the natural variety the tour offers. From the Julian Alps we now reach Goriška Brda, best described as Slovenian Tuscany. This is the wine-growing region of Slovenia. Many green hills, a lot of vineyards, and first glances of the Adriatic Sea. Recommended extra activities: visit of Gorizia and Nova Gorica, a town divided by a country border.
  • Day 6
    Solkan – Sežana Length: 70 km, ascent: 1400 m The 6th stage is where the landscape totally changes. We have now left high mountains and are deep in the karst region, hilly, a lot of karst caves, Mediterranean climate and hidden and lonely MTB trails. We ride above the Italian harbour of Trieste and finish our stage at Sežana. Recommended extra activities: visit to the Škocjanske jame (beautiful karst caves under UNESCO protection). ​
  • Day 7
    Sežana – Piran Length: 70 km, ascent: 1600 m Last stage from Sežana to the picturesque seaside town of Piran will take us by Lipica, a famous Lipizzaner stable. We recommend stopping for a guided tour (not included in the price) in Lipica. Then we continue on the gravel roads, direction seaside. Before reaching it we pass many landmarks such us Sabotin castle and then along the coast we reach our final destination, the city of Piran. Bring your swimming gear. The ‘dinner’ is waiting for you. You are done. Recommended extra activities: sightseeing of Piran.
  • Trans Slovenia MTB - From Alps to the Sea
  • Trans Slovenia MTB - From Alps to the Sea
  • Trans Slovenia MTB - From Alps to the Sea
  • Trans Slovenia MTB - From Alps to the Sea
  • Trans Slovenia MTB - From Alps to the Sea
  • Trans Slovenia MTB - From Alps to the Sea
  • Trans Slovenia MTB - From Alps to the Sea
  • Trans Slovenia MTB - From Alps to the Sea
  • Trans Slovenia MTB - From Alps to the Sea
  • Trans Slovenia MTB - From Alps to the Sea

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$1300
Per Person
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