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 Julian Alps, green hills and the Adriatic, different climates, different soil and a range of different singletracks. All within a week and all within a hundred kilometers. This is unique to Slovenia. This flowing single trail mountain bike tour is running through high alpine country like something from the Sound of Music, to stepped switchbacks leading to olive groves, vineyards and ending at the Adriatic sea. The in-between is filled with a few cult trails around Ljubljana, the nation’s capital. If you are looking for a colorful bike travel adventure that will challenge your entire technical arsenal and make you a better rider in the process, the Single trail Heaven mountain bike experience in Slovenia is just what you need.
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We meet at 16.00 in our office in Ljubljana. After a short introduction we pack our bags and bikes take a trip to the north western mountainous part of Slovenia, to the town of Kranjska Gora, situated in a picturesque valley near the Austrian and Italian border. After dinner we will have a short meeting where all tour details will be explained by your guides.
Overnight in Kranjska Gora.
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)
Guided shuttle day in Nadiza valley will take you to the most unique trails in region. On this day you will explore the beautuful places and ride best trails on Slovenian (Robidisce trail center) and Italian side of Nadiza valley.
After the rides 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. 40 km: 150 vertical meters of climb and cca. 3000 vertical meters of descent (up to 10 uplifts/day)
Riding your bike on Mt. Stol it’s all about amazing views and great mountain bike trails.
The van saves us the trouble of pedalling up the tarmac road and all we have to do is an hour and a half’s steady climb up a fireroad to the mountain pass, where we are again treated with a beautiful view. The descent takes us down a disused military road from where we drop in to amazing secret trail. We end the first part of the day in Podbela where we stop for the snacks and possible cool of in Nadiža river.
Overnight in Robidišče.
(35 km, 700 vertical meters to climb and 1200 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 take a transport to town of Ajdovščina.
This is our second shuttle day.
The road takes us up past the picturesque village of Lokavec. During the climb we can enjoy great views over the Vipava valley and once we make it to the top, the view is truly breathtaking.
The descent back to Ajdovščina it has beautiful natural flow and it just never ends! After the break we hit the local enduro training ground where we can shred some corners, rollers, small jumps and just enjoy rest of the day.
After the ride we sit down in a local restaurant for a well-deserved meal of local specialties and wine. We are, after all, in the middle of prime wine country. Transport to Divača.
Overnight in Divača.
(40 km, 300 vertical meters of climb and 3000 vertical meters of descent ).
The world renowned climbing area at Osp and kilometers of singletrack infuse Slovenia’s last valley before the sea with a spirit of adventure that shines brightest in spring and autumn.
The first road climb leads us up along the border between Slovenia and Italy to the ancient castle of Socerb that reigns atop a cliff overlooking the bay of Trieste. After we take in the view, a combination of mountain bike trails through pine groves brings us down to the picturesque village of Osp. An hour’s pedal up a forest road takes us to the top of the near by hill and the starting point of our second part of the day rides. The trail starts in the middle of a lovely village atop the 380 m hill and takes us down a fun and very diverse bit of singletrack. After returning to the village of Osp, we sit down for a hearty meal at a homely local restaurant. The day usually ends with a soak of our tired legs in the Adriatic Sea and a cold pint at coastal town of Piran.
Overnight in Divača.
(40 km, 1000 vertical meters of climb and 1000 vertical meters of descent)
After the breakfast 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 SINGLE TRAIL HEAVEN tour includes:
Rates are valid per person, based on double room occupancy.
Price for SINGLE TRAIL HEAVEN 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.