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Slovenia And Parenzana Self-Guided Cycling



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Katarina Belinc

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Slovenia And Parenzana Self-Guided Cycling

A carefully designed 9-day cycling journey, taking in all of Slovenia and Istria's highlights – from the Julian Alps region and alpine lakes across traditional countryside, mysterious limestone caves and in between the medieval hilltop towns, all the way to the crystal clear Adriatic sea while cycling on the Parenzana trail – former, abandoned railway line, today one of the finest cycling trails in this part of the world.


Arrival day

Upon you arrival to Ljubljana Airport, a private transfer to Bled will be waiting for you. After check-in at your accommodation and briefing with our staff, where you will receive bikes and booklet with maps and instructions, you will have the rest of the day to explore Bled on your own. You can cycle around Bled Lake to check the bikes, take a boat to the island, visit the breathtaking Vintgar Gorge or over 1000-year-old Bled Castle. Read more

Hotel Astoria, Bled

Bled - Kranjska Gora - Bovec

First day of cycling will take you through breathtaking Radovna valley towards Kranjska Gora – a small Alpine town, located at the foot of the mighty Julian Alps. From Kranjska Gora a private transfer will take you to Trenta valley, across Vršič mountain pass, which is the highest mountain pass in Slovenia (1611m). You will continue cycling through Trenta valley, along the emerald Soča river to the town of Bovec – the adrenaline capital of Slovenia. Read more

Hotel Sanje ob Soči, Bovec

Bovec - Tolmin

In the morning you will go white water rafting on Soča river. The rapids on the river are level III-IV. At the end point of rafting, your bikes will be waiting for you to start today’s cycling tour. The route will take you through small villages located by the Soča river. In the town of Kobarid you will have a chance to stop and visit the well-known WW2 museum, or do a short hike to Kozjak – one of the most magical waterfalls in Slovenia. From Kobarid you will cycle towards Tolmin. In the afternoon you will be able to visit a nature’s wonder – The Great Tolmin Gorge. Read more

Hotel Dvorec, Tolmin

Tolmin - Goriška Brda - Nova Gorica

Route continues following the river. You will cycle past well-known Most na Soči and Kanal, from where you will ascend towards well-known Goriška Brda – a region famous for producing some of Slovenia’s finest wines. Continuing cycling, just before arriving to Nova Gorica town, you will pass the magnificent Solkan bridge – a 219.7-metre arch bridge over the Soča River. Read more

Hotel Perla, Nova Gorica

Nova Gorica - Škocjan - Trieste

In the morning a private transfer will take you to a small town of Štanjel, from where you will cycle to Škocjan Caves. You will visit these breathtaking caves, before cycling further on towards harbour town of Trieste in Italy.

Hotel Roma, Trieste (IT)

On Parenzana: Trieste - Portorož

Today is the first day of cycling on the Parenzana Trail. From first station of this former railroad, you will cycle out of Trieste, cross the border with Slovenia and continue along the coast towards the town of Portorož. In the afternoon, an optional visit of a small, medieval town of Piran, located on a tiny peninsula. Read more

Hotel Lucija, Portorož (SLO)

On Parenzana: Portorož to Motovun

After breakfast you will hit the road again. Just outside of Portorož, you can stop for a visit of Sečovlje Nature Park – the biggest and the oldest salt pans in Slovenia, where salt is still produced in a traditional way, based on a 700-year-old method. After crossing the Croatian border you will cycle on the most scenic part of the Parenzana. The path will take you through medieval hilltop towns of Buje, Grožnjan and Motovun. Read more

Hotel Kaštel

On Parenzana: Motovun to Poreč

On your last day of cycling, you will cycle on the last part of Parenzana – from Motovun downhill towards the beautiful coastal town of Poreč. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Coast, take a walk on the beach and enjoy a breathtaking sunset.

Hotel Rubin, Poreč


After breakfast your trip concludes. A private transfer will pick you up and take you to Ljubljana Airport.


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Bled
Day 2
Location Bovec
Day 3
Location Tolmin
Hotel Hotel Dvorec
Day 4
Location Nova Gorica
Hotel Hotel Perla
Day 5
Location Trieste
Hotel Hotel Roma
Day 6
Location Portorož
Hotel Hotel Lucija
Day 7
Location Motovun
Day 8
Location Poreč
Hotel Hotel Rubin


Package includes

  • Full organisation of the trip,
  • Introductory briefing (day 1),
  • Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions, train/bus timetables and details with all vouchers,
  • Maps with marked route,
  • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support,
  • 8 nights in 3*accommodation hotel on bed & breakfast basis,
  • White water rafting on Soča river, Bovec,
  • 8-day rental of Trek Hybrid bike with 2 side panniers, helmet, lock, pump, spare tube, repair kit, basic rain jacket, …
  • Entrance ticket to the Škocjan Caves (UNESCO),
  • Private transfer from Ljubljana to Bled,
  • Private transfer from Kranjska Gora to Trenta Valley via Vršič Mountain Pass (1611 m),
  • Private transfer from Nova Gorica to Štanjel (day 5),
  • Private transfer from Poreč to Ljubljana (day 8),
  • Main luggage transfer from Bled to Poreč (day 9),
  • Tourist tax and VAT.

Package excludes

  • Travel to Slovenia,
  • Travel Insurance,
  • Food and drinks: lunch and dinner on all days and all beverages,
  • Luggage transfer between towns – you carry all your gear in panniers from days 2-8,
  • Items of personal nature.

More information

  • Upgrade option: E-bike: Trek Super Commuter Hybrid E-bike: 20€/bike/day

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Tina Verk

Office Manager

Katarina Belinc

Office Manager

Borut Svoljšak

Canyoning, snorkelling and rock climbing guide

Aljoša Žnidar

Cycling and mountain biking guide

Matevž Vučer

Canyoning and hiking guide

Žiga Šter

Mountain guide

Katja Rogelj

CEO of our Bovec office, Canyoning guide,

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