LJUBLJANA MOUNTAIN BIKING

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

INCLUDED

  • Rent of high-performance eMTB​
  • Helmet
  • Professional local guide
  • Transfer

€75 /person

REVIEWS FROM TRIPADVISOR

  • star rating  The company created a bespoke tour for me that far surpassed my expectations and was value for money.
    I enjoy mtb in the uk and to experience e- mtb... read more

    N7093DSdavidk
    3/07/2020

    star rating  Nejc was a fantastic tourguide and made my trip unforgettable. He took me on a tour around Poljanska valley (Poljanska dolina). First he gave me a short lesson about e-bikes,... read more

    nujana7
    1/17/2020

    star rating  What an amazing experience! I had a fantastic day biking with Nejc in the mountains around Ljubljana. He first took real care in assessing my skill level on the bike... read more

    SJW77
    11/03/2019
  • star rating  We loved the cycling trip. Thank you for looking after us so well. It's such a brilliant place to cycle. We hope to come back again soon and... read more

    Alison J
    10/30/2019

    star rating  After having biked with regular mountainbikes before and having heard great things about E-Bikes and Slovenia I had high expectations and Nejc definitely exceeded them.
    He is an excellent... read more

    040Julie040
    10/10/2019

    star rating  This was one of the highlights of my trip to Slovenia. The vantage point that you climb to is incredible Nejc has a real passion for the outdoors and... read more

    GrandTour556244
    10/07/2019
  • star rating  We decided to get out of Ljubjlana and see it from a distance after we had spent a couple days walking all around it, and we chose Nejc and HourAway... read more

    frances3
    9/30/2019

    star rating  Nejc (nates) explained the use of the bike and the structure options of the tour and then during the early part of the ride carefully evaluated riding skills and ability... read more

    Joseph K
    9/11/2019

    star rating  The highlight of our 10 day trip to Slovenia! Definitely the best way to see this beautiful country and don't be put off by the size of the hills, the... read more

    Anna P
    9/05/2019
  • star rating  Thank goodness for locals knowing how to get away from the tourist and all the people! Nejc was an amazing guide and tailored our biking tour to escape the city... read more

    ljg23
    8/24/2019

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.