Trip duration: 4h Distance: 40 km Elevation: 800 m Highest point: 806 m Size of the group: Max 5 people
Difficulty: The tour is fully adjustable to your skills and fitness level.
Meeting point: Park Tivoli in Ljubljana or pick up at your location upon agreement.
ABOUT THE TOUR
Ljubljana sure is a capital, but a very green one. A couple of pedal strokes away from its centre, there are hills, forests and nature. We will take you to the hills of Polhograjski Dolomiti, where you will find peace and quiet, not more than 15 minutes cycling from the city.
There we will put our mountain bikes to work and cycle up the gravel roads to Toško Čelo, from where a magnificent view of Ljubljana opens. Our path will continue on the ups and downs of some of the nicest gravel roads around until we reach the saddle called Sv. Katarina. There another view opens, boasting to the north-west, all the way to the Alps. Our electric mountain bikes will have to handle one more steep section there and we will be rewarded with the highlight of our tour – the church of Sv. Jakob. A church-on-a-hill is very common and characteristic in Slovenia, but Sv. Jakob is pretty unique, with its 360 degrees viewpoint. You can literally see half a country! After a break, we will descend towards Grmada peak, where a mountain biking pinnacle awaits – sweet and smooth singletrack, for our fat tires to enjoy and to get some adrenalin pumping! That part is completely optional and will be enjoyed most by more experienced cyclists, however, we will make sure everybody will enjoy the tour to its own abilities and ambition.
Now we can take a break in a nice local restaurant with a view, try some traditional delicates and rest a bit before the descent. We will finish the tour by the local lake Koseze Pond, and take a stroll through the city park back to the starting point. If you still feel fresh, we can also take an Mtb tour of the Ljubljana centre for the finish.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?
- Mountain biking off the beaten paths
- St. Katarina, St. Jakob (viewpoint over the whole Slovenia)
- Štruklji (traditional Slovenian food)
- Ljubljana city centre
- Rent of high-performance eMTB
- Professional local guide
REVIEWS FROM TRIPADVISOR
This was an amazing trip for four of us: mountain biking in Slovenia. Nejc was an outstanding guide for two weeks of custom rides and local tours. He... read more
27. October, 2022
Our guided tour with Nejc of Hour Away bike tours and cycling holidays was outstanding. Nejc ensured our safety on a 14-day tour of his “backyard” in beautiful Slovenia. As... read more
25. October, 2022
For our first experience of electric mountain biking Nejc, and Slovenia, were both perfect! We recommend Hour Away to anyone who wants to have an expertly guided and active adventure,... read more
26. August, 2022
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.