Alps 2 Sea

Alps 2 Sea

1.290,00 

Alps 2 Sea is a fully-supported & guided road bike tour, suitable for riders with a high fitness level. Daily stages cover distances of 75 – 105 km and accumulate daily altitude gains of 1,200 – 1,900 m. Travel through the diverse country like a pro rider, tackling less-traveled roads and climbs and enjoying extraordinary natural & cultural sights along the route. Slovenia`s most treasured attractions are featured on this tour and we can guarantee you the best possible experience! Don’t miss it!

 

5/6 RIDING DAYS
4+ PERSONS
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Arrival day - airport pick up

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.

Day 1 - Kranjska gora & Planica to Pokljuka plateau

After the delicious breakfast and morning tea or coffee we`ll begin our Alps2Sea tour by visiting the world-famous Planica ski-jumping hills and Belopeška lakes just across the border in Italy. A short loop through 3 countries and our first mountain pass kick-starts the tour, followed by an optional mountain-top finish on the Pokljuka plateau. Great views of Slovenia`s highest mountain Triglav are guaranteed as you enjoy & relax in Vila Triglav, a luxurious accommodation run by Tadej Valjavec, former pro cyclist and top 10 GC TdF finisher!

Overnight in Vila Triglav.

Day 2 - Bled & Bohinj lakes to “traditional charm” of Cerkno

Our second stage takes us to the most beautiful Slovenian lakes of Bohinj & Bled. A less demanding start of the stage is followed by climbs on less traveled roads towards Železniki & Dražgoše, places of important historical events. The final descent takes us to the remote town of Cerkno for a well deserved dinner, local cuisine and a good rest. We`ll also show you the traditional charm of this litte town, who Cerkno’s “Laufarji” are and what they have been doing for hundreds of years. Prepare for the unexpected ;)

Overnight in Cerkno

Day 3 - Through forests and valleys to Ljubljana

The third stage takes us to the route of the oldest Slovenian GranFondo, the Franja Marathon, named after a hidden WW2 partisan hospital. Picturesque landscape, narrow and winding roads continue as we approach Slovenia`s capital of Ljubljana and its distinct surrounding marshland of Barje. Another hill-top finish of the Alps2Sea tour takes us to Rakitna, a true green gem and microclimate-site with exceptional air quality. Optimal recovery after 3rd stage is guaranteed on Rakitna. Those interested in the Ljubljana nightlife will have the option of checking out the local scene in the evening/night.

Overnight in Rakitna

Day 4 - Seasonal loop / Rest day

You can take a proper rest day and enjoy sunbathing or a stroll in surroundings of Rakitna lake or go for a self-guided loop of the unique disappearing Cerkniško lake. If you`d like to take a break from tarmac and try something new, an E-bike tour on easy gravel roads & single-tracks of Rakitna is available for a surcharge. Self-guided or guided visit of Ljubljana is also a great option for a rest day!

Rest day options:

– self guided roadbike tour of Cerknica (.gpx provided with descriptions)

– easy day / no activities on Rakitna, lunch option

– self guied / guided (surcharge) visit of Ljubljana

– Rakitna e-bike tour (surcharge, min. 4 persons)

Overnight in Hotel Rakitna.

Day 5 - Visiting caves & knights and into Vipava valley

Fully rested, we’ll quickly turn our bikes towards the Adriatic coast. Flying through city of Postojna we a relaxed coffee stop at Predjama castle, the largest underground castle in Europe. Prepare for a major change of landscape on the descent into the magnificent Vipava valley, world-famous due to its extraordinary powerful Bora wind and exceptional Wines. A late lunch break in the town of Ajdovščina at the renowned Faladur restaurant brings excellent seasonal dishes, wines & craft beers. Continuing through vineyards we ascend the last hills of the day before reaching the picturesque village of Štanjel and finally settling down in Tomaj, a quiet country village famous for Teran wine. The Karst region of Slovenia is certain to enchant you…

Overnight in hotel San Daniel

Day 6 - Incredible vineyards and coastal views

When you think you`ve seen everything, there is more behind the corner! Much more, actually. We take to the  regional roads to reach the village of Lipica, known for its unique breed of white horses – the Lipizzaners. Cycling through the estate, surrounded by white fences is a beautiful experience. Soon after we leave Lipica behind, the vista of the Adriatic Sea opens up. As we descent towards Istrian landscape, we can see our final destination of the tour and the last climb to Korte village before descending to Piran, the pearl of the Northern Adriatic. The historical town and one of Slovenia`s best known treasures is a perfect place to finish the grand Alps2Sea tour. After a snack and tour of the town, we`ll shuttle back to Korte to rest the legs and enjoy dinner in a well known local restaurant. Looking back to alpine peaks from the terrace at Korte and reflecting on the week… you`ll fell SLOVENIA

Overnight in Piran

Departure day

After the last breakfast in cozy hostel we’ll 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 info@bikegalaxy.si

Please note: A road biking is an outdoor adventure always influenced by many factors such as various group riding abilities, weather conditions, unexpected traffic flow, etc. Since your safety is our main concern, our Bikegalaxy guides will constantly check these factors very seriously and make changes in itinerary when necessary. We strive to make your biking trip safe and joyful.

Price for ALPS 2 SEA tour includes:
  • 5 or 6 days of cycling with experienced licenced guides
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days fully catered breakfast and dinner with local/ typical touch
  • Support vehicle with skilled bike mechanic
  • Spare bikes, wheels and tools for small repairs
  • Predjama castle entrance fee (Day 5)
  • Local prosciutto tasting with wine (Day 5)
  • GPX tracks for selfguided tour on rest day (Day 4)
  • Sight seeing as desired and information on the surrounding areas
  • Second to none service with passionate staff
  • Goodie bag
  • Power bag

Rates are valid per person, based on double room occupancy.

Price for ALPS 2 SEA tour excludes:
  • Travel and activity insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal safety & cycling equipment
  • Lunches
  • All beverages with included meals
  • Any other items not mentioned as included
OPTIONAL
  • Supplement for single room: 170 €
  • Road bike rental: from 35 €/day
  • Rakitna eMTB tour: 90 €

 

We provide full mechanic service in our transport van. Professional bike mechanic will be available for small repairs. In case of major difficulties a spare bike or spare wheels will be at your disposal during the ride. There is a lot bike shops in Slovenia in case that we need some special spare bike parts.

Where do we meet?

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: info@bikegalaxi.si

How is it with cash and expenses?

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 15% of the bill.

How about the food and meals?

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.

What kind of bike do I need?

We recommend standard road bikes for our bike tours. The bike should not weigh more than 10 kilos as there is quite a bit of uphill riding. Gearing; we recommend 50/34 combination of chainrings and at least 11-28 cassette. Even wider gearing, triple or 1×12 are also good options. Disc brakes are welcome but we are not able to provide spare wheels in case of puncture for all different standards.

Can I Rent a bike?

Sure!

We have a number of high quality carbon road bikes available for rent. Bikes can be reserved upon booking to eliminate any chance of not having a bike ready and waiting for you when you arrive. For a full list of bikes, sizes and pricing contact us at info@bikegalaxy.si.

What spare parts for my bike should I bring?

Spare tube is welcome and any special tools for your bike. Professional bike mechanic will be available for small repairs. In case of major difficulties a spare bike or spare wheels will be at your disposal during the ride.

You can also do away with worrying about spares altogether and rent a bike for the week.

What clothing do you recommend?

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.

What should I pack?

Clothing and accessories:

  • Road bike helmet
  • 3 short sleeve cycling kits (bibshorts & jersys)
  • 3 active underwear shirts
  • 1x leg & arm warmers
  • Cycling Gillet
  • Packable cycling jacket
  • Cycling gloves + long finger lightly insulated gloves
  • Bandana / light cycling cap
  • Shoe covers / shoe-tip covers
  • 4 pairs of cycling socks
  • Cycling shoes & pedals  (check cleats!)
  • Sunglasses + sunscreen
  • Spare tube, any special tools for your bike
  • Cycling licence (or ID)
  • warm “civilian” clothing (fleeces, pants …)
  • swimsuit, towel
  • personal hygiene set (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo…)

Plus any other stuff you can’t ride without (phone, camera etc.)!

What if I want to extend my stay in Slovenia?

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 info@bikegalaxy.si