You have little or no experience in riding a mountain bike but you can ride mostly on gravel tracks or smooth trails. You have a modest degree of basic fitness from exercising once or twice per week. You can ride on flat or gently rolling terrain at a steady pace for 2 to 4 hours per ride.
You can ride on gravel tracks and trails with confidence, taking loose stones and rough ground in stride. You may have some experience riding man-made single trails or rough gravel roads. You are moderately fit from two or three sessions of exercise per week. You can ride hilly terrain at a steady pace, or do shorter rides in more demanding terrain.
You can tackle most normal terrain including steep, rough and narrow tracks with exposed tree roots and other small obstacles as part of a normal ride. You can ride most small drops/step-downs or similar technical trail features. You have good fitness from regular exercise and active involvement in cycling. You can ride full days in any terrain at a steady pace.
You can ride over just about anything, including very rocky and steep descents including drop-offs over two feed and other even more challenging trail features. You have excellent fitness from regular training and a large amount of time riding or even racing. You can ride anywhere at a demanding pace.
The perfect flow is what the entire Bikegalaxy crew is trying to seek out, so it would be rude not to share our favorite mountain bike trails with you. Slovenia offers plenty of flowy mountain bike trails that we will ride within a week and few hundred kilometers.
This mountain bike guided week includes some winding singletracks running through various Slovenian landscapes with spectacular views two Bike parks with cabin lift rides and one Trail park shuttle van day included in the price. The finish is filled with a few cult trails around Ljubljana, the nation’s capital. If you are looking for a flow the Flow Chicken is the way to go!
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We meet at 16.00 in Bikegalaxy office in Ljubljana. After a short introduction we pack our bags and bikes take a trip to the mountain village of Kranjska Gora, just at the border to Austria and Italy, where we will settle for three nights. Easy afternoon and evening, getting to know each other and talking about the following mountain bike week in Slovenia.
Overnight in Kranjska Gora.
On our first day we will take you (with the help of shuttle van) to the top of Karavanke range where the views on Julian Alps are just stunning. To make it even better the descent back to Kranjska Gora is named Robe Twist a 5 km amazing single trail.
After the short lunch brake the van will take us to the highest mountain pass in Slovenia – Vršič.
As we reach the highest point your camera will be going into overload, trying to capture the impressive scenery surrounding you. The descent part of the afternoon ride is along old deserted WW1 military road.
After stop at Tonka’s Hut we will continue descent on the road to the head of the Krnica valley, where some of the most stunning views in the area open up before us as we follow the gravel road back to Jasna lake for easy late afternoon with a pint or two.
Overnight in Kranjska Gora
(cca 35 km, 300 vertical meters of climb and up to 1600 vertical meters of descent).
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel and customary morning coffee, we ride up through the Stan Valley towards Mount Peč (1,509 m), better known as the Tromeja / Tripoint where the borders of Slovenia, Italy and Austria meet. The climb is mostly by fire road through the forest, with a few nice views of the Western Julian Alps thrown in for good measure.
The descent offers a number of different MTB trails, so there is room for all skill levels. After descending down into the village of Rateče, we ride to nearby Planica, home of the world record ski jump. From Planica we ride some more singletrack back to Kranjska Gora.
Overnight in Kranjska Gora.
(cca. 45 km and 800 vertical meters of climb and 800 vertical meters of descent)
This will be the most unique day of the week. Village Robidišče it’s a hidden jewel and the most beautiful place to wake up in the morning. Mountain bike trails here are made form mountain bikers for mountain bikers and shuttle will help you to ride them all. To ride classic mountain bike trails in Soča valley it’s a must but if you looking for something new and secret Robidišče and other trails along Nadiža river are the place to ride your bike. After the ride the cold beer will wait for you in one of turquoise pools of Nadiža river where you can swim and chill for the rest of the day.
Overnight in Robidišče.
(cca. 30 km, 300 vertical meters of climb and 2000 vertical meters of descent)
If you were searching for an epic trail – here it is.
Trail from Matajur is just what you’re lookig for – 12 kilometers of pure joy.
A 35-minute van ride takes half way up mount Matajur to the village of Livek, where we continue the fireroad climb towards the mountain hut on Matajur (1,545 m). Since Matajur is slap bang on the border between Slovenia and Italy, we take the Italian MTB trail down towards San Pietro al Natisone. The descent is 1,400 vertical meters and 12 kilometers of never ending singletrack In San Pietro al Natisone we stop in the local gelateria for home made ice-cream and a latte macchiato and wait for the van to take us back to Kobarid. In the afternoon we can check out the museum of the Isonzo front, one of the bloodiest and longest lasting battles of the First World War.
Overnight in Robidišče.
(35 km, 800 vertical meters to climb and 1400 vertical meters of descent)
We spend the day in Krvavec resort, where we can enjoy countless rides in BikePark Krvavec or surrounding area. Trails start at the top of cabin lift, descending around 600 A meters each offering amazing views of Sorško Polje with the farming fields, villages and many many surrounding mountains.
(cca. 35 km, 300 vertical meters of climb and 3000 vertical meters of descent)
After breakfast we take shuttle to Ljubljana. Slovenia’s capital is encircled by a ring of rolling hills that are chock full of fast flowing singletrack. Trails that start just a short ride from city centre can be combined into miles and miles of pleasure and fantastic views of Ljubljana, the Alps and lush greenery all around. After ride we can enjoy some culture and gastronomic part of Slovenia’s capital. Transfer back to Cerklje.
Overnight in Cerklje.
(cca 35 km and 600 – 1000 vertical meters of climb and 600 – 1000 vertical meters of descent).
We say goodbye to hotel in Cerklje and we will hit the road back to our office in Ljubljana.
If you wish to extend your stay in Slovenia, we will be happy to arrange everything you need (lodging, activities ..) to make sure your good times continue. Don’t hesitete to contact us on email@example.com
Price for FLOW CHICKEN tour includes:
Rates are valid per person, based on double room occupancy.
Price for FLOW CHICKEN excludes:
We provide full mechanic service in our transport van. There is a lot bike shops in Slovenia in case that we need some special spare bike parts.
We meet at 16.00 in our office in Ljubljana.
Transfers from the airports Ljubljana, Maribor, Zagreb, Trieste, Venice, and Klagenfurt are possible upon request and subject of surcharge. For information about transfers and prices please phone +386 68 147 467 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The official currency in Slovenia is the Euro – €. Additional costs you may encounter during your stay: lunch (cca. 10 – 15€/day), souvenirs, drinks in bars, massage treatments in hotels, etc. Most places allow payments by credit card, but we recommend you visit an ATM machine and pay in cash. Tipping is welcome (if you are satisfied with the service), not mandatory. The usual tip is up to 10 – 15% of the bill.
In all multi-day trips breakfast & dinner is included in the price. Lunch is the only meal that needs to be paid separately (around 10 – 15€ per day). Breakfast and dinner are part of the half-board lodging option at each hotel. Each day includes a lunch stop at a specially selected local restaurant, serving local home made food, friendly atmosphere and range of foods characteristic for the area. Other lunch option is buying food in the grocery store.
We kindly ask our guests to report any special nutritional requirements in advance (vegetarians, gluten free …) so we can notify the hotels and restaurants accordingly.
The best bike for our trips is a good all mountain or enduro bike with at least 120 mm of travel. The bike should not weigh more than 14 kilos as there is quite a bit of uphill riding. Hardtails are always an option, provided your knees and back can take the punishment.
Sure! We have a number of DeVinci, Mondraker, Pivot, Trek, KTM and Fuji mountain, road, gravel and Electric bikes available for rent. For a full list of bikes, sizes and pricing contact us at email@example.com. Bikes can be reserved upon booking to eliminate any chance of not having a bike ready and waiting for you when you arrive.
Most bicycle spares and components are available for purchase in bike shops around Slovenia. But, to set your mind at ease, we recommend you bring the following set of spares with you:
You can also do away with worrying about spares altogether and rent a bike for the week.
With the exception of May and October, weather in Slovenia is rather stable and not too cold. Expected temperatures in May and October are between 10 and 25 C and temperatures between June and September are between 15 and 30 C. Packing rain gear is always good as we cannot guarantee the dry weather. Some long sleeves can certainly come in handy.
Clothing and accessories:
Your riding backpack should carry at least:
Plus any other stuff you can’t ride without (phone, camera etc.)!
Of course! If you wish to extend your stay in Slovenia, we will be happy to arrange everything you need (lodging, activities ..) to make sure your good times continue. Don’t hesitete to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org