Slovenia is a paradise for cyclists, whether ‘roadies’ or mountain bikers, or indeed families wanting a pootle. The roads are quiet and Slovene drivers very considerate to bikers. Indeed there are countless little country tracks and lanes where you’re highly unlikely to see any traffic at all as you wind your way through incredibly lovely traditional hamlets, meadows and forests.
We have organised a great hire deal for all types of bike with a local company for our guests. The bikes are in fantastic condition – indeed the last ones we hired were brand new! Just contact us for details.
Mountain biking in Slovenia is not as developed as in some Alpine areas, with little lift infrastructure to do the hard work, or purpose-built trails to follow. Nevertheless mountain bikers will be in your element as you find your way on single-track paths through woods and forests where you literally won’t see a soul. The tracks can be as technical as you want them, but make sure you take a good map! Alternatively a relatively easy option is to take the cable car up to Velika Planina and follow the tracks back down again. There is also a demanding downhill course from Krvavec just behind Chalet Lenart, where you can take the gondola up.?
Road cyclists will be in their element with many challenging uphill ascents – immediately above Chalet Lenart the road climbs up over 1000m of ascent and is a magnet for Slovene cyclists. The Austrian border can be reached in a couple of hours up the seriously beautiful Kokra valley, or head out towards Kamnik and follow the back roads winding up through the mountains towards Luce. Or the Skofja Loka area just over the valley offers a wide variety of cycling routes of varying levels of difficulty, both on and off road.
Or take the easy option and head down into the valley to pedal along completely flat lanes and paths through farmland, woods and cute hamlets – stopping at the local bars and gostilnas for some refreshment!