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7 Day Slovenia’s Spectacular Mountain Bike Adventure

[E-Bike / Mountain bike / Gravel]

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  • WHEN TO GOMay - Sep
  • DISTANCE | ELEVATION300km | 6000m
  • DURATION7 days / 6 tours
  • PRICEfrom 2.200 € / person

HAVE A BASE IN FAIRYTALE BLED WITH BOUTIQUE BIKE TRIPS

DAY 1
Lake Bled, Triglav National Park

DAY 2
Bohinj Lake, Pokljuka Plateau

DAY 3
Kranjska Gora, Planica

DAY 4
Karavanke – Košuta Ridge

DAY 5
Jelovica, Radovljica

DAY 6
Karavanke – Valvasorjev dom trails

YOUR BEST CHOICE: 5.0 GOOGLE REVIEW SCORE

Based on 70+ reviews

Katie H (Ireland)

“… It’s hard to put into words the experience that Blaž provided! Firstly, he is an excellent, very knowledge guide. …”

Katie H

It’s hard to put into words the experience that Blaž provided! Firstly, he is an excellent, very knowledge guide. His love of nature, adventure and his country is contagious and must be experienced if you are visiting Bled. I felt very safe and well looked after. The tour was about 5 hours and we ventured through parts of Triglav national park with some of the most beautiful autumnal landscape I’ve ever seen. We stopped at a local farm and restaurant with the option to try some typical Slovenian dishes! I can honestly say I will never forget this experience and look forward to returning 🙂

Kim St. Laurent (United States)

“… We had the greatest day with Blaz! A highlight of our time spent in Lake Bled. He was full of interesting facts and taught us about the Slovenian culture. …”

Kim St. Laurent

We had the greatest day with Blaz! A highlight of our time spent in Lake Bled. It was a challenging bike ride although his bikes handled the roads perfectly! The bikes were in excellent condition and easy to use! The pedal assist was nice to have on the hills! We strolled through villages and saw Triglav National park. Had a small picnic (local salmi and cheese) by a small beautiful lake. Honestly I loved this part the best because we had some great conversation with Blaz! He was full of interesting facts and taught us about the Slovenian culture. Thanks Blaz!! We also got to meet some of his best friends when we stopped for our Bled cake! Blaz is now considered our friend in Slovenia!

Jen B (England)

“… I am not normally one to rate tours as they can be very generic but this tour is a one off experience that you will not undergo if you were not with a local. …”

Jen B

An absolute must for anyone visiting Slovenia. I am not normally one to rate tours as they can be very standard and generic but this tour is a one off experience that you will not undergo if you were not with a local.
Blaz took us on the most fun and incredible bike ride suited to our ability and needs. He took us to all the beautiful places that tourists do not get to so you get to experience all of the beautiful areas to yourself. We met some local people along the way, learnt about the local culture and ways, ate the local foods & drinks.
Blaz himself was a incredibly caring man who will look after you for the day. Great conversation along the route.
Thanks Blaz 🙂

A CULINARY EXPERIENCE BY YOUR CHOICE

Indulge in a gastronomic journey showcasing the rich tapestry of local flavors, meticulously crafted by unique farm places grandmas to top-rated Michelin star chefs using the finest domestic ingredients sourced from our region’s bountiful landscapes.

AVAILABLE EXTRAS ON YOUR TOUR

  • Wine tasting of wide and best Slovenian wines
  • Visit local honey production and bee keeper
  • Michelin star restaurant dinner

EXPLORE SLOVENIA WITH A LOCAL

Your guide and route planner Blaž grew up in Bled area. The places you will be discovering together are his playground. 

“With all the local knowledge I want you to provide the cycling tour exactly by your needs, connect you to local enviorment and make it possible, that you take out the most pristine memories of Slovenia.”

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Pricing

Final price depends on preferred level of accommodation, desired dates and number of participants.
  • Please contact me for the price of desired dates, group size (at least 2) and accommodation level.

Join a Group

Join a Group tour (small group up to 6 persons) instead of private option. Please send an inquiry for detailed itinerary.
  • 9.-15.7.2024: 2400€/person (+ 300€ E-Bike rental)
  • 5.-11.8.2024: 2400€/person (+ 300€ E-Bike rental)
  • 4* level hotels with breakfast in Bled and Kranjska Gora and afternoon extras (wine tastings, bee keeper visit, spa option, ...)

Price Includes

  • 6 nights of accommodation in selected 4* level hotels with rich breakfast (double room)
  • 6 exciting guided bike tours in different areas
  • 6 days Premium electric mountain bike & helmet (Specialized / Scott)
  • Daily van shuttle to tour starting points and back
  • Experienced local licensed bike guide Blaž
  • Full support of your guide with service tools, first aid, spare tubes, extra power bars and water
  • Snacks on the tour from backpack (local produced cheese. meat, marmelade, ...)
  • Photos from the trip
  • Return Ljubljana Airport shuttle (or other preferred location)

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Dinners in local restaurants
Margaret HepworthMargaret Hepworth
16:54 23 Oct 23
My husband and I had a fantastic experience with Blaz and Discover By Bike. Blaz arranged for transports, lodging, bike rentals and some guided tours. Everything was top notch and Blaz was a terrific guide. He is kind, knowledgeable, skilled, thoughtful and fun. I can’t recommend him more highly!
Danielle WiletskyDanielle Wiletsky
17:59 19 Oct 23
We had a wonderful afternoon ride with Blaz. The weather in October was a bit cold but we had a great day out discovering the areas around Bled. Blaz was generous to share insights on Bled and Slovenia and was so easy to work with in setting up the excursion. We will book again with Blaz when we return to this beautiful country. Highly recommend!
Armin HaugArmin Haug
11:56 08 Oct 23
We hadn't booked any bikes for our stay in Bled, the next day Blaz provided us with two high-quality e-bikes at short notice and took the time to suggest a great tour. Thank you for the prompt service, Blaz!
Just amazing!
Grzegorz WołodkoGrzegorz Wołodko
12:16 05 Oct 23
Very good contact, a lot of important and useful information. Thank you!!
Elise SmolenElise Smolen
14:50 08 Jul 23
Blaz is a fantastic tour guide! He took us on trails around the area with amazing views and varied terrain/difficulty during our 3 day mountain biking tour. He took the time beforehand to learn what we were interested in doing, our skill level, and our comfort on a bike and then really delivered! You can tell that he’s passionate about what he does and wants to make sure you have a great time. We learned a lot about Slovenia from him and would love to come back for another tour. Book with him - you’ll be so glad you did. Thanks a bunch, Blaz!
Jenny BJenny B
05:57 31 May 23
We had a wonderful day with Blaz exploring the local area around Bled and learning some of its history. Blaz was a delightful guide who not only introduced us to the beautiful Slovenian countryside, but also to a new and gentler way of looking at life! The quality of the bikes was outstanding and Blaz took great care of us as a couple of riders with only moderate bike riding experience.We had a great day and can highly recommend Blaz and his bike tours.
Silvia CabrinoSilvia Cabrino
07:17 25 May 23
We just did a wonderful travel with Blaz! We are a group of ten friends from Brazil. He planned for us a tailor made travel . From Italy, to Slovenia and finishing in Croatia. Everything perfect planned by Blaz. He gave us an assistance during this 7 days , taking the luggages, reserving the dinner, hiring the hotels and the bikes and everything else.. And also organized a day trip to the capital of Slovenia Liubliana, Lake Bled and Postojna Cave. I highly recomend his service!!!
David ReillyDavid Reilly
10:47 08 Aug 22
Took a guided tour last week with Blaz and I was delighted. Very knowledgeable and a really nice guy. We had a great chat about Slovenia which he is rightly very proud of. Bikes are good quality and well maintained. I highly recommend this tour company. David from Ireland.
ErikErik
20:32 31 Jul 22
It was possible to rent a bike last minute. Within thirty minutes four good quality bikes were ready to use!The environment is amazing in this area. I would advise everyone to go on a bike trip with this tour guide.
Femke VerdegaalFemke Verdegaal
15:14 30 Jul 22
What a great afternoon we had with Blaz! While visiting Ljublana for a few days (interrail) we wanted to find an opportunity to see the national park and Bled. Super to do this together with Blaz and on the e-mountainbikes of Discover By Bike. Blaz is very flexible, knows a lot about the history and culture and shares this with his guests. He even took a picnic with him to share some local food while we were at the lake.Amazing countryside, fantastic trip, and by using e-mountain bikes you can make the tour as heavy as you like (challenge: who uses the least amount of battery during the trip 😉).We had a tour of 4,5 hours and really really enjoyed it! Would recommend this to all.
Andrew DobbieAndrew Dobbie
07:00 24 Jul 22
After a week working in Ljubljana, I had a day to spare before flying home. As a keen cyclist, I found a route I’d like to ride and then contacted Doscover By Bike to see if they would be able to hire me a bike and also a guide to ride with, as I wasn’t familiar with the area. They were incredible! They checked out my idea for a route and improved on it, suggested the direction we should do it, and Blaz set a friendly pace.I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
Kim St LaurentKim St Laurent
12:50 19 Jul 22
We had the greatest day with Blaz! A highlight of our time spent in Lake Bled. It was a challenging bike ride although his bikes handled the roads perfectly! The bikes were in excellent condition and easy to use! The pedal assist was nice to have on the hills! We strolled through villages and saw Triglav National park. Had a small picnic (local salmi and cheese) by a small beautiful lake. Honestly I loved this part the best because we had some great conversation with Blaz! He was full of interesting facts and taught us about the Slovenian culture. Thanks Blaz!! We also got to meet some of his best friends when we stopped for our Bled cake! We received a great tip for pizza in a neighboring village called Baffi House of Pizza! We tried that the next day!! Blaz is now considered our friend in Slovenia!
jen7123jen7123
06:31 07 Jul 22
An absolute must for anyone visiting Slovenia. I am not normally one to rate tours as they can be very standard and generic but this tour is a one off experience that you will not undergo if you were not with a local.Blaz took us on the most fun and incredible bike ride suited to our ability and needs. He took us to all the beautiful places that tourists do not get to so you get to experience all of the beautiful areas to yourself. We met some local people along the way, learnt about the local culture and ways, ate the local foods & drinks.Blaz himself was a incredibly caring man who will look after you for the day. Great conversation along the route.Thanks Blaz :-)
Deborah ConstantDeborah Constant
16:20 05 Jul 22
We spent the most fantastic morning with Blaz on Ebikes leaving from Bled and into the surroundings. The bikes were outstanding and he knows all sorts of interesting stuff about the area. He also supplied lunch of local produce. Definitely recommend anyone to spend time riding with this company if you are visiting Bled.
David WeinsteinDavid Weinstein
10:01 01 Jul 22
Just returned from a fantastic trip with Blaz. He is very knowledgeable about the local area and I would never have seen as much as I did if I had gone alone. He was very flexible and arranged the trip for me at very short notice. The surrounding area is stunning and the bikes were top of the range. I can’t recommend Blaz more highly!
Laurent CoolLaurent Cool
12:34 15 Jun 22
Blaž is amazing! He fixed me a bike super fast and also made some routes so I could have a nice experience in the beautiful moutains around Bled.If you want to know anything about going on a bike adventure he’s your man. I’ll be coming back next year with a small group to do an longer bike trip for sure!
Lien CornwellLien Cornwell
08:09 14 Jun 22
Amazing tour and company riding with Blaž! We truly got to know Slovenia much more during our adventurous ride as he took us through the country, local spots, history, and mountains while sharing so many wonderful stories with us. We already look forward to coming back for more!
Valentina ErčuljValentina Erčulj
10:46 24 May 22
We recently took an e-bike trip as a part of our teambuilding event in Kranjska Gora, and it was really an excellent experience. Although the team members had various biking experiences and background, the route was doable for everybody. With interesting and funny facts about the area which our tour guide Blaž told us along the way, the biking trip turned into funny, interesting, and really relaxed biking experience. Highly recommended 😊 to all who wants to have awesome time on a bike.
Neza PotocnikNeza Potocnik
07:49 26 Apr 22
We went on a bit different tour with Blaž - to the coast of Croatia (Istria). The seaside is amazing, and he is making sure that everyone in the group is doing well. The tour was a mixture of countryside, seaside and old city centres. You don’t need to be a big fan of cycling (I’m not), but the bike tour was really great experience. I would recommend this tour to a variety of people. 😁😊
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Day by day

About Route

On average, tours have about 50km / 1000m of elevation per day, with possible shorter or longer options. 

You don’t need technical mountain bike knowledge, we are riding easy gravel routes most of the time, suitable for everyone.
If you wish, there is always possible to include more techincal trails. 

IMPORTANT: Each private tour can be fully adapted before or during the tour to your wishes, cycling skills and physical fitness, with more or less distance and elevation and different tour for each day. 

 

Highlights

  • Visit Triglav National Park: Julian Alps, Kranjska Gora, Bled and Bohinj Valley
  • Walk behind Peričnik Waterfall, Cross Karavanke Ridge
  • Authentic local dishes
  • Higlights of alpine Slovenia in active boutique way together with locals
  • Van transfer to starting points

Arrival

Welcome to Slovenia, Bled – Imago Paradisi. Settle in your cozy hotel room and make yourself at ease. When ready, shake off your legs with an easy walk in the area if you would like.
Tonight we celebrate the beginning of this adventure with a dinner at our favourite local restaurant, to get to know each other and do a plan for the upcoming days. 

Day 1 – Bled and Triglav National Park

The circle around Lake Bled is simply a must. However, it can be upgraded with an ascent to the castle with a beautiful view of the lake and its surroundings, which we will explore. The surrounding villages of Bled along the Sava River, on the withdrawn macadam paths, we reach the boutique old town of Radovljica.

Afterwards, we would ride into the mountain valley with a lot of interesting history and beautiful treasures. We will arrive to the beginning of Julian Alps, where the mountain view is amazing. In the valley we will also stop by the special lake with green color, and see why it is like that.

At the end of the valley there is nice local farm place, where the food is prepared with local ingredients. This is also the place, where we decide – to visit Mountain hut surrounded by peak of Alps, or continue towards amazing beautiful waterfall, where you can even walk behind… 

In the evening we would have a dinner in very special house of pizza, where slovenian cycling champions are sometimes also fueling for their success. 

Day 2 – Pokljuka and Bohinj Lake

Pokljuka is a high plateau in the Triglav National Park, located about 20 kilometers west of the town of Bled. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, with thick forests, meadows, and rugged mountain peaks.

Bohinj Lake, on the other hand, is a picturesque alpine lake located in the Bohinj Valley, about 25 kilometers southwest of Bled. The lake is the largest in Slovenia and is surrounded by the towering peaks of the Julian Alps. Visitors can enjoy swimming, kayaking, or paddleboarding on the crystal-clear waters of the lake, as well as hiking and mountain biking in the surrounding forests.

We will connect those 2 destinations on one special bike tour and finish the day with locals. They are preparing us a dinner.

Day 3 – Kranjska Gora and Julian Alps

Kranjska Gora is a small alpine village located in the northwestern part of Slovenia, close to the borders of Austria and Italy. We would arrive there with a van and do a custom trip for you, which may include Lago di Fusine just across the border, the mountain peak of Tromeja (Italy, Slovenia, Austria triple border) or even Vršič Pass – the highest mountian pass in Slovenia. 

Vršič Pass is a high mountain pass that connects the town of Kranjska Gora with the Soča Valley to the west. The pass is located at an altitude of 1,611 meters and is known for its stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. It was originally built during World War I as a supply route for the Austro-Hungarian army.

 

Day 4 – Karavanke and Košuta ridge

Embark on a captivating mountain biking journey above Tržič, tracing a route through the scenic Dovžan Gorge leading to pastures of Pungrat, Šija, and Kofce. The adventure begins with an adrenaline-inducing descent through Dovžan Gorge, where the trail winds through the epic stone tunnels, offering a taste of natural beauty. The pinnacle of the journey is Kofce, an alpine pasture surrounded by majestic peaks, offering riders a well-earned panoramic view. This mountain biking route above Tržič promises an immersive experience, blending varied terrain with breathtaking vistas for riders seeking both challenge and scenic delight.

Day 5 – Radovljica and Jelovica plateau

Enjoy mountain biking adventure from Radovljica’s charming old town to the Talež viewpoint and Vodiška planina. The journey begins with a leisurely ride through Radovljica’s historic streets, immersing cyclists in the town’s medieval charm. As you exit the town, the trail gradually ascends, leading to the Talež viewpoint, where a panoramic vista of the Julian Alps and the Radovljica plain awaits. Continue the ride towards Vodiška planina, navigating through forested paths and alpine meadows. This mountain biking route seamlessly blends cultural exploration with the thrill of natural beauty, promising an enriching experience for riders of varying skill levels.

Day 6 – Karavanke, Valvasorjev Dom 

We will ascend towards the mountain ridge Karavanke that separates Slovenia and Austria. Across the green fields, past the lake and in the direction of the highest peak of the ridge (2236m) we reach the mountain pastures. On undemanding paths and roads we move along the ridge at about 1300m above sea level.
Depending on our energy levels, we can visit number of pastures through pleasant ascents and descents. A stop at the mountain hut is mandatory. 

Your Bike Options

For best comfort and freedom I suggest the E-MTB option. Others also possible.

E-Mountain Bike - Scott Aspect eRide 930 [NEW]

/more about the e-bike
  • E-MTB: Scott Aspect eRide 930 [new]
  • MTB option: Scott Aspect
  • GRAVEL option: Scott Addict Gravel

Accommodation: Heritage Hotel Starkl or similar

/www.starkl.si
Your boutique stay directly by the Lake Bled - 2021 renovated

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Video of bike tours in this local area

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

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What about bad weather?

I always carefully check the weather and try to give you some tips about the right clothes and gear for the following tour. 

Of course, if you would decide to cancel, or if the weather is too extreme for your safety, we can see options of other different activities we can do that day.

I don't do sports/cycle. Can I still go on a tour?

Of course! You will have your electric bike to help you out and also the tour can always be adapted up to your wishes and fintess level. 

The tour distance, elevation and time can be adapted to your wishes before or during the ride. 

What should I have on a tour?

Sports wear, bottle(s) of water and some sun cream in summer months is ok to have. 

I provide you the helmet, first aid, service tools,… 

Is it possible to take a tour with our own bikes?

Of course. There will be a discount for the people on the tour with their own bikes. Contact me for more info and offer. 

Your Guide

Hey, that’s me – Blaž (pronounced like ‘Blush’). 

A certified local guide in his homeland, happy to create the best experience for you.

Here to:

  • navigate you to all the important and hidden places,
  • share the knowledge and local stories about the area,
  • show you traditional places,
  • give you the idea of the local vibes,
  • show you best places to eat,
  • make sure that the tour will be a life-long memory for you,
  • help you in any possible way I can.

 

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