Trip duration: 4,5h Distance: 50 km Elevation: 1210 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: Trg pod Gradom in Ljubljana or pick up at your location upon agreement.
ABOUT THE TOUR
Welcome to the most preserved medieval city in Slovenia – Škofja Loka. In the past was well protected by the castle wall and you could access the city centre only over four bridges. Nowadays this overlooked city, located 20km away from Ljubljana, at the start of the pre-Alp region is calling for some biking stories to be written.
Škofja Loka will be our starting and also an ending point. From the city we will take an easy gravel ascent on the old military road towards Ski resort Stari Vrh, continuing all the way up to the highest point of our biking tour – Blegoš (1562m) – it is a very popular destination for the local hikers and bikers, because of it’s 360 degrees viewpoint over almost whole Slovenia. There you will have the time to try some true Slovenian mountain cuisine and also have a chat with the local people. After we will slowly start to descent and ride our bikes past many very small Slovenian mountain villages. In the middle of our descent, we will have a nice panoramic ride just underneath the Škofja Loka hills with the following descent back to our starting point.
With our Škofja Loka mountain biking tour almost done, there is still the city waiting to be explored. We will take an easy ride to the castle, around the city centre, stop for some dessert and finish our day. This mountain biking tour can be adjusted to your biking level and skills. Škofa Loka hills are by many people proved to be one the best location for all biking level enthusiasts.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?
- Mountain biking along the old military road
- Blegoš (1562m) – the highest hill of Škofja Loka hills
- Unspoiled nature
- True Slovenian local people and their way of living
- Get to know the medieval time
- Astonishing views from the Alps towards the sea
- Rent of high-performance eMTB
- Professional local guide
REVIEWS FROM TRIPADVISOR
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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.