TRANS SLOVENIA 02 • mountain bike tour
Remarkable tourist attractions and remote biking trails – the Trans Slovenia 02 mountain bike tour guarantees a perfect mix of both. Join us and explore gorgeous Alpine lakes, photogenic mountain pastures, secluded towns and the Adriatic coast in the best way – on a bike! A week of exceptional mountain biking is guaranteed.
The tour starts in Arnoldstein, a small town just across the Austrian border. Passing by the triple border, where the territories of Austria, Italy and Slovenia come together in a single point, the trail leads to the Alpine resort of Kranjska Gora and through the beautiful Radovna Valley, eventually reaching the picture perfect Lake Bled. Supreme mountain biking continues across the densely forested Pokljuka Plateau before arriving to Bohinj, another Alpine pearl.
Two days of mountain biking through pristine forests and secluded villages in the hills above Škofja Loka are marked by two UNESCO heritage sites, i.e. the Franja Partisan Hospital and the abandoned mercury mine in Idrija. In between the two sites lies the town of Cerkno, known as an excellent biking destination.
In the second part of the tour, the trail runs along three different wine regions. Starting in the windy Vipava Valley, the trail turns towards the Karst region and finishes in Slovenian Istria. Distinct climate and terrain provide for different wine flavours that impress even the greatest connoisseurs. Before ending this MTB tour in the charming coastal town of Piran, one can enjoy a visit to the typical Karst town of Štanjel, the UNESCO-listed Škocjan Caves, and the Sečovlje Salina Landscape Park.
Trans Slovenia 02 is an alternative trail for starting the 2000 km long Trans Dinarica tour.
- Diversity of the trails: mountain biking in the Alps, forests, valleys, stony karst and at the Adriatic coast
- Supreme biking over Zajamniki mountain pasture
- Beautiful Bled & Bohinj lakes
- Local wine from three wine regions & excellent regional cuisine
- Passing by Škocjan caves, Franja Partisan Hospital and Idrija Mercury Mine – all UNESCO heritage sites