Road Cycling Tour of Slovenia
Discover Slovenia on a Road Bike! Experience its majestic climbs unspoiled nature and magnificent roads! This Road Cycling Tour of Slovenia by RockVelo is organized upon request for groups of 4-16 riders! Looking for something special? Get in touch and we`ll prepare you a custom itinerary to enjoy your amazing road cycling holidays in green Slovenia!
This 5-day road cycling package is a perfect choice if you ride regularly and are looking for challenging routes with 80-120km of daily riding. Slovenia is a mountainous country offering more than 1000m of climbing per each 100km of distance. Group riding tempo on our tours is moderate, we usually average 20-25km/h with shorter stops.
Each daily stage also includes a longer lunch break to regroup and replenish energy stores with authentic local dishes! You`ll be accompanied by a professional coach and cycling guide + bike mechanic in the following vehicle throughout the tour. Refreshments during the cycling stages are included in this package and the rates are based on half-board lodging in double rooms.
Now it`s time to ride the same roads as multiple Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar and Vuelta de Espana winner Primož Roglič used on training for their success! Little green Slovenia became a huge super-power in cycling. It is still relatively unknown place and now it`s a perfect time for you to discover it with us!
Day by day Itinerary
Starting off in the beautiful green Mediterranean Vipava valley, we will ride our 1st stage through the incredible vineyards, visiting medieval towns and continuing the loop through the Karst region well known for prosciutto and red wine called “Teran”. The undulating terrain is the perfect preparation for the days to come. Overnight in an authentic rural hotel based on half-board accommodation.
After a good breakfast, we will climb on our bikes and head to the mountains. We`ll tackle one of the most spectacular climbs also featured multiple times in Tour of Slovenia. “Predmeja” climb is tough and the views from the top are rewarding!! After easy lunch, we`ll head further north in the direction of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana! Overnight in a hotel based on half-board accommodation.
Combining a bit of riding and sightseeing, day 3 is a perfect time to gain some energy and relax before the alpine stages. Expect about 2hrs of riding and plenty of time for sightseeing in the capital of Ljubljana – a true cycling-friendly city!
The big day! We`ll ride the most iconic road cycling route in Slovenia, covering about 110km and 3000m of climbing! The highest motorable road, as well as the highest alpine pass in Slovenia, are included in this stage. A day to remember for sure (and relax sore legs in the hot tub in the evening!). Overnight in an authentic rural hotel based on half-board accommodation.
After a gentle warm-up well stretch our legs over some less difficult climbs of the day, riding the border between Slovenia and Italy all day long. Descending down to Brda wine region, catching the sunset light on a terrace above the Vineyards its a perfect end of the tour! Extended wine-tasting is included with the half-board accommodation on this splendid location close to Nova Gorica.
-5 riding days
-professional English speaking bike guide, mechanic & following vehicle
-refreshments during a tour
-all transfers between daily stages
-overnights based on half-board & double occupancy
-carbon/Ultegra road bike rental (helmets & pedals upon request)
-airport transfers (add about 130€/p.p. for transfer from nearby airports of Ljubljana, Trieste, Venice)
-single occupancy supplement (add 250€/p.p.)
-lunch (add about 25€/day p.p.)
-other personal expenses