SLOVENIA TOP SIGHTS • cycling tour
It may not be easy to find Slovenia on a map, but it is even more difficult to find a place so small offering so much. Whether you’re chasing cultural highs or pursuing nature’s pleasures, cycling tour Slovenia Top Sights shows this European gem at its best.
Slovenia lies in the heart of Europe, where the Alps and the Mediterranean meet the Karst and the Pannonian plains. It takes an hour of driving to get from the capital city to either high mountains or the coastline. Moreover, Slovenia is the world’s first country to be declared a green destination due to its sustainable development. The country also holds the title of European Region of Gastronomy 2021, and boasts three renowned wine-growing regions.
The cycling tour Slovenia Top Sights starts in Ljubljana and a full day is dedicated to exploring this lovely capital. The following days are all about the two Alpine gems – the wonderful lakes of Bled and Bohinj. After cycling, there is plenty of time left to visit the surrounding mountains and check out the best views of the lakes.
A beautiful train ride to the emerald Soča Valley is followed by comfortable cycling towards the wine-growing region of Goriška Brda. The villages scattered across the hills are packed with accomplished winemakers. The route then turns back inland and reaches the largest tourist cave in Europe, the famous Postojna Cave. Here, one can discover the mysterious underground world of Karst and admire the nearby Predjama Castle, built deep into a rocky cliff.
From the Italian town of Muggia, the trail leads over the hills of Slovenian Istria to the coastal city of Koper and then follows the former Parenzana railway track to the charming city of Piran, known as a small slice of Venice in Slovenia.
The daily cycling stages leave enough time for other activities that each place has to offer. The tour is designed in a way that allows plenty of flexibility. While some members of the group cycle around, others can use the time to visit interesting sights or just relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere. As such, cycling tour Slovenia Top Sights is an ideal choice for families.
- Ljubljana old town
- Lake Bled & Lake Bohinj
- The emerald Soča Valley
- Wine tasting in Goriška Brda
- Postojna Cave
- Sunset over the Adriatic in Piran