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MTB TRANS SLOVENIA 01

Duration

7 Tage

Category

All Mountain

Fitness level

Hoch

Tour type

GUIDED, SELF-GUIDED, TAILOR-MADE

Technical difficulty

Mittel

Length & elevation

384km, 10.100hm


Trans Slovenia 01 is a program that connects three countries: Slovenia, Italy and Austria and in just 7 days it offers almost everything – from snow, to wine and the sea. The trail starts with winding ascents to the Julian Alps in Kranjska Gora, across the Vršič pass and a descent along the emerald wild Soča River (passing Bovec, Kobarid and Tolmin). Along the way we uncover the memories of the First World War, stop at the wine cellars in Brda and Collio, enjoy moments of extraordinary culinary delights, and discover the Karst region and its underground caves and intriguing Lipizzan horses. The tour ends with taking a dip in the warm Adriatic Sea while enjoying relaxing Mediterranean evenings. Slovenia for most riders is still a relatively unknown land, with stunning and varied landscapes between the striking Julian Alps, the romantic Soča valley, the lovely Brda wine region, the unique karst area and the sunny Adriatic coast – all connected with many old Military streets from the First World War and magical, completely unknown trails. Trans-Slovenia is a new, not too heavy, exclusive TransAlp Tour for mountain bikers in five to seven stages, with many variations to suit all tastes – on gravel or trail, from easy to difficult, an orientation tour with a high enjoyment factor, a perfect combination of adventure, hospitality and fun. By Uli Stanciu, pioneer of Bike magazine, Trans Alps tourism, BIKE Festivals Riva del Garda and Willingen and owner of www.bike-gps.com.

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Itinerary

DAY 01

ARRIVAL DAY, BIKE PREPARATION AND THE TRIPOINT TOUR

DistanceDistance: 25,02 km
DistanceElevation: 1040 m

Arrive at the starting point at the beautiful ski resort of Kranjska Gora and enjoy some free time to explore Slovenia’s most famous ski resort. For those eager to go biking already on the first day, we can offer Tripoint (Mountain across 3 borders between Italy, Austria and Slovenia). Taken by a shuttle van to Arnoldstein, you’ll set off on a pleasant uphill ride to Tripoint and later a nice descent towards Kranjska Gora.


DAY 02

KRANJSKA GORA ACROSS THE VRŠIČ PASS TO BOVEC

DistanceDistance: 49,3 km
DistanceElevation: 1103 m

From Kranjska Gora the road leads us through Krnica to the Vršič mountain pass, one of the most beautiful ascents in this part of Europe. For the majority of our journey we’ll avoid the main road and cycle on gravel roads. From the top of the Vršič pass we’ll take a descent to the source of the magnificent Soča River and continue along the river to a town called Bovec, known as a centre of outdoor sports. During the afternoon hours you’ll be able to explore this idyllic town or ride one of the zip-lines, offered by the local agencies.


DAY 03

BOVEC, ACROSS MOUNTAIN STOL TO KOBARID

DistanceDistance: 40,5 km
DistanceElevation: 1199 m

The road takes us from the majestic Boka waterfall to the village of Žaga where the ascent begins. We’ll cycle on a concrete road during the first part up to the Slovenia-Italy border and then ride over to a forest road leading to the top of Stol mountain. As soon as you get to the highest point, you’ll be struck by the incredible view of the whole upper-Soča valley as it opens up before us. The most beautiful element of the trip starts at this point as we drive along the ridge of Stol, which offers truly breath-taking views. Later we descend down a steep singletrail into the forest right to the banks of the Soča River in Trnovo village. Enjoyment guaranteed! Only a few kilometres of winding road along Soča will lead us to the small town of Kobarid, where tourism has been rapidly growing over the last few years. In the summer the Nadiža River, noticeably warmer than Soča, can be a refreshing treat with a soothing dip after such a challenging trip.


DAY 04

TOLMIN

DistanceDistance: 37,2 km
DistanceElevation: 1390 m

This day’s stage takes riders to the next level. It’s regarded as one of the most difficult, due to the demanding ascent from Kobarid to Krn village and then onto the Pretovč mountain pasture. All the effort undoubtedly pays off with a feel-good decent towards the valley of Tolminka River, past the Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, a monument of the First World War. From there we’ll cycle above the Tolminka River to the small town of Tolmin. Those still with a little energy to spare might wish to cycle on to the Tolmin gorges.


DAY 05

MATAJUR

DistanceDistance: 80,1 km
DistanceElevation: 2410 m

The stunning two-hour descent from the Matajur mountain is by far the highlight of the day. But first we’ll have to pedal hard to climb to the top (1642m). The reward waiting for us is the magnificent view and what follows is just pure fun – the downhill ride to Italy where we’ll stop and try some delicious Italian ice-cream. Moving on from these fun trails, it’s time for some easy pedalling through vineyards to the village of Šmartno in Goriška Brda. Many foreign visitors claim Goriška Brda is the Slovenia Tuscany so just like in Italy, there is a lot of excellent wine and food ready for us to taste.


DAY 06

SLOVENIAN KARST

DistanceDistance: 87,7 km
DistanceElevation: 1540 m

This is the longest trip within the programme – in just a day we’ll almost cycle across the entire Slovenian Karst. During the day we’ll cross quite a few Karst hills and descend to Karst valleys along the singletrails.  The day positively ends in Lipica, where you’ll see the magnificent Lipizzaner horses. If you’re really up for a challenge, you might even try your hand at riding one!


DAY 07

SLOVENIAN COAST

DistanceDistance: 66,1 km
DistanceElevation: 1430 m

From the dry magical Karsts we pedal on to the heart of the Slovenian coast. During the ride we’ll climb Istrian hills, but the main focus of the final cycling day is directed towards the coastal fishing town of Piran. Here our journey comes to an end with a tasty seafood dinner, sweet Istrian wine and a dip in the sea.


Logistics

Our adventure starts in Kranjska Gora and ends in Piran which is located on the Slovenian coast close to Trieste port. AIRPORT SHUTTLE Kranjska Gora is surrounded with 4 international airports in maximum two and a half hour distance (Ljubljana, Venice, Trieste, Klagenfurt). We can arrange airport shuttles from all 4 airports. BY CAR From Austria you cross the border through Karavanke tunnel and from there you have not more than 30 min to Kranjska Gora. From Italy you cross the border at Tarvisio and from there you have not more than 30 min to Kranjska Gora. From Ljubljana you take the highway towards Jesenice and from there you follow the signs for Kranjska Gora. OTHER INFORMATION

  • The minimum number of people required to run the trip with the listed price is 6.
  • In a single group there’ll be a maximum of 10 people. But there can be more than 1 group.
  • We will form groups according to individuals desires, fitness and also bikes
  • Every evening there will be briefing session organized where guide(s) will present next day tour profile (altitude profile, length, difficulty…). There’s is always an option to avoid difficult route sections or change group if there will be more than one. There are many variations of each day tour.
  • Meeting instructions and final trip arrangements will be sent to you two weeks prior to your tour start date.

BIKE RENTAL We can organize bike rental.

Dates

  • 20 - 26 May, 2018 Experience level: ORIGINAL
  • 02 - 08 September, 2018 Experience level: ORIGINAL
  • Accommodation in a 3 or 4 star hotels/pensions
  • Continental meal with a local/typical touch
  • Fully qualified and experienced mountain bike guide for the duration of your trip
  • All group safety equipment
  • Baggage transfer between stages
  • Transfer from route ending point to route starting point
  • Accommodation in a 3 or 4 star hotels/pensions
  • Continental meal with a local/typical touch
  • Baggage transfer between stages
  • Transfer from route ending point to route starting point

Haben Sie nichts gefunden, was Ihren Bedürfnissen entsprechen würde, nehmen Sie bitte Kontakt mit uns auf und wir werden unser Bestes geben, Ihnen ein Angebot nach Maß zu erstellen. E-Mail: info@visit-goodplace.com

Optional

  • 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
  • 7 night accommodations in double bed room

Price for TRANS SLOVENIA 01 excludes

  • Travel and activity insurance
  • Lunches
  • Personal safety and cycling equipment
  • Bike rental
  • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic beverages
  • Supplement for single bed room
  • GPS track
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Any other items not mentioned as included

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