ŠKOFJA LOKA MOUNTAIN BIKING

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 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

INCLUDED

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

€90 /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.