Slovenia is a gem in the middle of Europe. Despite being a relatively small country, it has a lot to offer. You will be amazed by its diversity, cleanliness, nature and warm-hearted people.
You will be accommodated in the surrounding of Ljubljana (2-3* accommodation), from where we will be doing daily trips to the best mountain biking spots nearby (circle of 80km). Biking day usually starts at 9 am and ends at 5 pm. Program is provisional and may change a bit, depending on the weather, guest wishes etc.
You probably already know, that Slovenia’s diverse terrain offers endless possibilities for mountain biking, whether you are an experienced rider searching for challenging trails or an easy-going cyclist, enjoying the scenery. Slovenia has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s top destinations for mountain biking, with beautiful mountain scenery, plenty of routes, excellent bike park infrastructure, an active MTB community and experienced mountain biking guides.
But did you know that Slovenia is also a country with an only European capital where you can find one of the best MTB trails in the proximity of the city center? This small wooded hills of Slovenian subalpine region are the most popular among local mountain bikers. The vast forests which extend right from the center of our capital city Ljubljana hide numerous great trails. No better way to start the long weekend, than riding local trails and finishing the tour in picturasque old town of Ljubljana.
A wonderful, meadow-covered mountain plateau in the Kamnik Alps, suitable for mountain biking, since it is reachable by cable car. On the mountain plateau, you will find blooming meadows and fresh mountain air. From spring until the end of summer, the plateau is filled with the sounds of cow bells, since Velika Planina is known for alpine dairy farming and a well-preserved herders’ settlement. Among the cows and herders, you will get to know the old herders’ traditions, and enjoy fresh, homemade dairy delicacies. Numerous alpine cottages offer homemade food and a place to rest your weary legs. Velika Planina, with its long and scenic single trails, is also one of the top MTB destinations in the country.
Breathe in the fresh morning dew in one of the most beautiful valleys at the heart of the Julian Alps.. The natural attractions of Bohinj will take your breath away at every turn, while showing you a different face in every season. The area is very known for mountain biking as well. Soriška Planina offers some scenic trails, which were made by the soldiers during the 1st World War.
On our way back, we are going to make a short stop for a bike loop around the lake Bled, which happens to be the only island in Slovenia It has been a world-renowned paradise for centuries, impressing visitors with its natural beauty, wealth of legend, and special powers to restore well-being.
You will be able to choose the destination of your riding, depending on you skill level and preferences. Either way you will visit one of the best bike parks of Slovenia or enjoy the ride and swim in the lakes around Ljubljana. A day you won’t forget.
All the venues described above has varius options of all level bike trails so the programme can be tailed as XC or all-mountain.
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Outdoor Mania is specialised in organising guided cycling trips all over Slovenia and the southern part of Croatia
Dolenjska Cesta 141, 1000 Ljubljana