TRANS SLOVENIA 03 • mountain bike tour
Biking along the Austrian border, the Trans Slovenia 03 mountain bike trip leads along the Austrian border, from the eastern to the western part of Slovenia. It crosses various scenic mountain massifs and picturesque Alpine valleys full of fun trails and pristine nature.
This Slovenia bike trip begins in the second most populated city in Slovenia, Maribor. It is located just next to the Pohorje mountain range and as such serves as a perfect starting point. While mountain biking through the vast spruce forests of Pohorje, you pass by the Črno jezero (Black Lake) and Rogla Bike Park before ascending towards the Koroška region.
Awesome trails continue at Jamnica Single Trail Park and soon after it is time for the highlight of the tour – underground biking through abandoned mine tunnels. From the underground, you climb to the panoramic road leading above the famously beautiful Logarska Valley, which offers impressive views over the Kamnik–Savinja Alps.
After crossing a mountain pass, you reach the glacier valley of Jezersko, from where a steep trail leads into the heart of the Karavanke mountains. This part includes riding across mountain pastures under Košuta, the longest mountain ridge in Slovenia.
The trails of Karavanke open up great vistas of Lake Bled, the symbol of Slovenia’s beauty. The last part of the Slovenia cycling holidays takes you through the pretty Radovna Valley to Kranjska Gora, a popular ski center at the foot of the Julian Alps.
This Trans Slovenia bike tour presents an alternative for starting the 2000 km long Trans Dinarica tour.
- Diversity of MTB trails
- Mountain biking in the Julian Alps, Karavanke mountain range, and the Kamnik – Savinja Alps
- Riding through abandoned mine tunnels
- Lake Bled
- Bike parks in Pohorje, Rogla, Jamnica & Kranjska Gora