Welcome to Poljanska valley, the heart of beautiful Slovenia, where the Mediterranean meets the Alps. We will have some great adventures together!
Positioned in Hotavlje, homestead Tešnak offers a great starting point to do lots of different activities in the natural environment spreading all around. In collaboration with professional cycling guides, you will explore natural wonders in Slovenia.
In the week you will spend with us you will discover the local area, some of the best cycling trails with electric bikes in Slovenia’s most beautiful forests and mountains. The local environment of the Poljanska valley is not yet crowded with tourists, so you will find peace and quiet there while enjoying untouched nature and extraordinary views on endless hills and forests. Together, we will explore the nature, historic sites, traditional culinary and have a great time.
We believe in an authentic and personal experience, all of the tours are privately guided. We tailor the whole experience exclusively to you, your wishes and skills. All our tours are interchangeable and can be fully adjusted according to the weather and other conditions, and to our respectable guests. Bellow, you will find an example of a cycling holiday in Slovenia.
DAY 1 – Warm welcome
We pick you at the airport and take you to Homestead Tešnak – your home for the next week. You will receive a warm welcome from the local team and get to know us. We will go through the program and will make a plan for the week regarding weather forecast, overall conditions on terrain and your wishes.
Day 2 – A get to know each other tour
Today we will explore the local area and do our first cycling tour in Slovenia. After breakfast, we will take our e-bikes and do a local mountain bike tour. We will reach the highest hill of Škofjeloško hribovje, learn something about the history of the area, see WW1 bunkers and enjoy the views on Poljanska valley. On the way home, we will stop at a traditional cheese farm and have a short guided tour with degustation.
Based on this tour, we will plan the rest of the week. You will get the idea of how the bikes are, what trails are you comfortable on and how much activities per day you like to do. We will get to know you better and be able to adjust the perfect tours for the week exclusively for you.
Day 3 – cycling tour in the karawanke
Today, we will go a bit higher, above the forest line. We will spend the day cycling in the high alpine meadows in the north of the country, the Karawanke. Our trail will lead us among the cows and sheep, passing the traditional shepherd’s houses, where they still produce dairy products the old way. The štruklji on top are an absolute must!
Day 4 – Sightseeing Škofja Loka or Ljubljana
After two days of activities, we will take a day off. We will use it to explore nearby towns of Škofja Loka or Ljubljana, accompanied by a tour guide. We will see some historic sights, explore the busy city centre, try traditional Slovenian food, and get to know the culture. A rest day can be changed due to the weather since there are plenty of activities to do in case of a rainy day.
Day 5 – cycling day in the south & enjoying the coastline
We will take our bikes and go south, enjoying the Mediterranean climate. Cycling trails through the vineyards, great wine and prosciutto and swimming in the sea will make it a day to remember!
Day 6 – cycling day & visiting Bled
Today we will visit the heart of Julian Alps, Bohinj. The beautiful glacier lake is warm enough for a swim on the hot days but is eye candy all year round. We will do a cycling trip to the mountains around it, enjoying the views. On the way back we will stop in Bled, another beautiful lake with the most picturesque little island on it. Bled is also famous for its cake, that we think you should try!
Day 7 – Goodbye & farewell
After breakfast we will say goodbye and we will take you to the airport for your next adventure.
- Accommodation (6 nights)
- Transfer from Ljubljana airport
- Breakfast, dinner and lunch bag (daily)
- Bike equipment – high-performance electric mountain bike + helmet
- Experienced & enthusiastic professional young team with support 24/7
- Small exclusive groups (2-5 people)
- The large diversity of places we visit & activities we do
- Activities adjusted to experience, wishes & fitness level of the group
- Travel insurance
- Sports clothes and shoes