Trip duration: 2,5h Distance: 30 km Elevation: 500 m Highest point: 1562 m Size of the group: Max 5 people
Difficulty: The tour is fully adjustable to your skills and fitness level.
Meeting point: Adrenaline park Stari vrh in Ljubljana or pick up at your location upon agreement.
ABOUT THE TOUR
o you have a family and would like to have an active day together? Ski resort Stari Vrh, also called a family ski resort, is going to be our starting point. There is a brand new adrenaline park, where children can test their confidence level and have fun. The activities are supervised by professional park guides. In the meantime, we will do a mountain biking ride along the old military road up to the highest hill of Škofja Loka hills – Blegoš.
Gravel, wide-open old military road is going to lead us slightly uphill on the north side of Škofja Loka hills. While you will mountain bike through forest and fields you will also enjoy an astonishing view on Kamnik-Savinja Alps and Karawanke, which lies right next to the border with Austria. After a while, the road is slowly going to get steeper until we will reach the mountain hut under the hill Blegoš. We will leave our mountain bikes there and do a 20min hike up to the top of the hill, where you will not be disappointed with a 360 degrees view. On the way, you will encounter many bunkers from the 2nd world war, take some pictures of the Julian Alps and in case of a very clear sky also the Mediterranean sea. With our hike finished we will stop at the mountain restaurant and continue our bike ride on the south side of Škofja Loka hills. On our descent, we will pass many small pictures Slovenian villages that lie above Poljanska Valley and are also known by one of the sunniest villages in Slovenia.
Just underneath Stari Vrh we will pass many weekend houses, that people from Ljubljana and foreign countries use for a city break or summer and winter holidays. Slowly we will come back to our starting point, where your children are going to enjoy the last activity – zip line. With activities finished you will now have the time to go and enjoy lunch together at a local restaurant Gostišče Stari Vrh.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?
- Best Adrenaline park in Slovenia (5 different routes, climbing, free fall, 1km zip-line and 5 shorter zip-lines)
- The highest hill of Škofja Loka hills – Blegoš (1562m)
- Children are the whole time supervised by professional park staff
- View on the Julian Alps, the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and the Karawanke
- Rent of high-performance eMTB
- Supervised adrenaline park experience
- Professional local guide
€140 /family of 3, extra child €40
REVIEWS FROM TRIPADVISOR
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27. October, 2022
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many people will be in a group on a cycling tour?
We believe smaller groups leads to better experience and we want to make sure that everybody gets the most out of cycling tour, so on every tour is maximum 5 people/cycling guide. If you are a larger group, please let us know in advance, so we can arrange cycling tour regarding your wishes, ambitions and skills.
What is the best month for cycling in Slovenia?
May/June and September/October. Why? Good weather conditions (perfect temperature), colours, clear sky, good views, very quiet and best of all – this is the off season time for the tourists.
Who will be guiding us?
Every cycling tour is planed and organised by our professional mountain biking guide, who will make sure that you will have the best possible experience.
What about food and drinks?
On every cycling tour we make a stop at a local restaurant where you can try different Slovenian cousine or just stop for a quick break and a coffee. But It is recommended for you to have some power bars and water bottle with you (you can refill it with fresh tap drinking water everywhere in Slovenia).
What should I bring with me on a cycling tour?
Since cycling is an outdoor activity, we suggest you to take comfortable outdoor sport clothes (sport shoes, short or long hiking/cycling pants, t-shirt, wind jacket, sunglasses and sun cream). If you have a small hiking/cycling backpack, take It with you so you can take all the necessary equipment with you.
What about the bad weather? Is it possible to do a different cycling tour? Can we cancel it?
First, we will let you know if there is a bad weather forecast for this exact day. If yes, then we will try to go to a different part of Slovenia (the coast, the east or the south of Slovenia) and do the cycling tour there. Every place is not more than an hour away from the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana and usually (especially summer) has more stable weather conditions. And last, YES you can cancel your cycling tour and get a full refund if you do not want the second option or the weather conditions are to bad for cycling.
How can I pay?
You can either pay with cash or card (Mastercard, Visa, Apple pay etc.). Also there is an option for a bank transfer, but you should let us know in advance.