Slovenia, Italy and Croatia Cycling Tour

Join us on an incredible cycling tour starting in the Julian Alps and ending at the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover beautiful mountain lakes Bled and Bohinj by bike
  • Cycling near the crystal clear Soča River
  • Sip superlative white wines from the Collio region of Friuli, one of Italy's best kept secrets
  • Views from the hill top town of Motovun.
  • Roman Amphitheater in Pula.
  • Explore the coastal towns of Rovinj, Pula and Poreč.

The tour starts in Slovenia, the green heart of Europe with a ride through Triglav National Park valleys and lakes with stunning views to the peaks. From Slovenia we cross the border on two wheels to Italy riding on the Aple Adria cyling path, constantly discovering new astonishing Alpine landscapes. The amusement never ends as you sleep in a gorgeous 12th century castle in the heart of Friuli's Collio area, which produces some of Italy's best white wines! From Italy we move to Istria, largest Croatian penninsula where the scenery is continuously changing, from green rolling hills, pine forests, vineyards and olive groves to the sparkling azure sea lapping the coastline.

From $ 3699
Activity Level Recreational / Active non-riders are welcome
Duration 9 days / 8 nights in casual hotels
Start / End Ljubljana / Ljubljana
Daily Mileage 17 - 33 mi
Daily Biking 3 - 4.5 hours
Meals 25 Meals-8 Breakfasts, 8 Gourmet dinners with drinks, 8 Lunches with drinks, Wine tasting, Olive oil tasting, Oyster and mussel tasting

Itinerary Map

Day 1

ARRIVAL TO BLED BIKE FITTING AND WARM-UP RIDE AROUND LAKE BLED 6 mi.

The meeting with tour leaders and the rest of the group will take place on the hotel reception at 4.00P.M. We will have a Warm-up ride around Lake Bled and you will receive detailed information about the tour and schedule.

Accommodation Rikli Balance Hotel

Day 2

ALPINE LAKES BLED AND BOHINJ 22mi. + OPTIONAL 9mi. Show more detail Hide more detail

After the morning transfer to Pokljuka area, we will begin our ride towards Lake Bohinj. On the way, we will pass through the alpine village of Studor, and try the famous Bohinj cheese and Štruklji.

Accommodation Rikli Balance Hotel

Day 3

TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK 26mi. + OPTIONAL 8mi. Show more detail Hide more detail

Today’s ride is through the Radovna Valley, where we will make a short stop at a local farm. We will continue along the cycling trail that crosses the mountain river over several bridges. The ride through the typical alpine landscape will bring us to Kranjska Gora, host town for the World Cup ski race.

Accommodation Hotel Ski Pass

Day 4

ALPE ADRIA CYCLE PATH 28mi. + OPTIONAL 11mi. Show more detail Hide more detail

We will take the Alpe-Adria Cycle Trail from Kranjska Gora via Tarvisio towards the town of Resiutta in Italy. The Alpe Adria Cycle Trail is an unforgettable experience. Alpine landscapes, peaceful villages and more than 20 tunnels and bridges.

Accommodation Hotel Ski Pass

Day 5

EMERALD SOČA RIVER VALLEY 25mi. + OPTIONAL 8mi. Show more detail Hide more detail

Today we have two options: challenge yourself and cycle up to Vršič Pass or take the tour by van, stopping at the Russian Prisoner’s Church, and enjoy a short hike around the Vršič Pass. After a long descent, we will come upon the turquoise waters of the Soča River and the remarkable limestone peaks of Triglav National Park. After a short transfer, we will reach our hotel in Italy. For our farewell dinner, we will enjoy the Friulian specialties at a Michelin restaurant.

Accommodation Hotel Franz Friulli

Day 6

FRIULI WINE REGION 27mi. Show more detail Hide more detail

In the morning, we start with a circular ride in the best-known wine region, called Goriška Brda, with Slovenia on one side and Italy on the other. We will stop to taste the best known red wines at one winery and superlative white wines from the Collio region at another. For a lunch, we will enjoy the San Daniele prosciutto and other Friulian specialties at a great local restaurant. After the lunch is a transfer to your Hotel in Novigrad, Croatia

Accommodation Hotel Palazzo

Day 7

NOVIGRAD - POREČ - ROVINJ 24mi. + OPTIONAL RIDE 14mi. Show more detail Hide more detail

Departing the hotel, we will set off and ride through the ancient town of Poreč. Dotted with fascinating historical sites and magical mosaics. After visiting Poreč we continue biking towards the quiet Istrian interior. On route towards Rovinj, we will pass the ruins of an old castle, Dvigrad, and stop to taste Istria's best known wine, Malvasija, at a local winery. The afternoon is free, with time for swimming or sightseeing in beautiful Rovinj.

Accommodation Hotel Eden

Day 8

ROVINJ - PULA 26 mi. + OPTIONAL RIDE 11 mi. Show more detail Hide more detail

In the morning we visit Olive oil mill and the lively medieval village of Svetvinčenat which features the famous Grimaldi Castle, named after the Venetian family that bought it and renovated it in the 16th century. After prosciutto tasting, we continue towards Pula which often considered the capital of the area. Pula is the home of the famous Roman amphitheater.

Accommodation Hotel Eden

Day 9

GROŽNJAN - MOTOVUN - LJUBLJANA 31mi. Show more detail Hide more detail

After a short transfer to Buje, we will start cycling towards Grožnjan – a town of artists. The route continues along the ridge of a hill, with stunning vistas over the surrounding towns on the hilltops. We will make a stop in the Motovun Forest, and have the opportunity to try the truffles this region is famous for. The day ends with a walk through beautiful Motovun, the best known town in central Istria. The tour ends with a transfer to Ljubljana.

Accomodation

Hotel Palazzo

Built in 1910, in the contemporary style of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, the former “Hotel Riviera“is the first hotel in the rich cultural and historical heritage of the town of Porec whose guest

Hotel Eden

Hotel Eden boasts good positioning at a close distance to Church of St.

Hotel Ski Pass

At the very northwest side of Slovenia, in geographically confined area between the Karavanke mountains on the north and the Julian Alps in the south, lies the Upper Sava Valley.

Rikli Balance Hotel

Hotel Rikli Balance brings to life local traditions. Their focus is on sustainability, and dedicated to your health and well-being.

Do you know we offer e-bikes on all tours?

What's Included

Come & Go

  • Collection from Ljubljana airport or your hotel in Ljubljana
  • Luggage transfers.
  • All private Van transfers
  • Exceptional customer service and unforgetable experience.

Wine & Dine

  • 8 gourmet dinners with drinks.
  • 8 Lunches with drinks.
  • Wine tasting in a famous vinery.
  • Olive oil tasting.
  • Oyster and Mussel tasting with drinks.

Stay & Sleep

  • Welcome drink.
  • 8 nights accommodation in casual 4 star hotels.
  • Breakfast for all 8 nights.

On the road

  • Choice of high quality hybrid, road and E-bikes.
  • One or Two Vehicle support with free WI-FI - will carry fruit, snacks and drinks, bike spares, first aid kit, and, if needed, tired cyclists.
  • Two or Three experienced local bilingual guides.
  • Unlimited fruit, snacks and drinks during the rides.
  • Water bottle and bike bag.
  • Quality helmets.
  • RideWithGPS mobile application for routes and navigation.

Other

  • Entry fees to attractions and historical sites.

What's not included

Airfare

  • The price does not include flights.

Insurance

  • The price does not include travel and cancellation insurances.

Tips

  • Gratuities for your guides are not included in your trip price. Please tip your guides based on their guest care, service and level of professionalism.