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February 20, 2019

THE JULIAN ALPS MTB

Discover the Julian Alps on a long distance and picturesque MTB rides; 4-day package only 790 € per person

The Julian Alps and Triglav National Park are true gems of Slovenian MTB scene. Long rides, picturesque trails, endless variations and best local food. We tested all of them and are ready to share the best ones with you! In the company of Grega and Maja; local guides and the owners of Hike&Bike Agency, you will get the best value for your time and money.

PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON: 790 €

  • 4-day package (3 overnights)
  • Minimum number of persons: 4
  • Maximum number of persons: 16

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PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Transfer from Ljubljana airport
    (transfers are possible also from other nearby airports; additional cost may occur)
  • 4 days (3 nights) in Hike&Bike chalet or Hike&Bike B&B
    (other accommodation options are available, changes might also change the final price)
  • 3x breakfast
  • 4x guided bike tours
  • All transfers on day trips and excursions
  • Licensed local bike guide
  • All entrance fees and tickets based on the itinerary
  • VAT and tourist tax

EXCLUDED

  • Aeroplane ticket to Ljubljana airport
  • Lunches and dinners (usually the price for a nice lunch is between 10 – 15 eur, dinner 15 – 20 eur or you can cook it on your own in your accommodation)
  • Visit of Kranjska Gora bike park
  • Cost of drinks and other personal spendings
  • Bike rental (If you need a bike we can offer you Specialized Camber full suspension bikes. Please contact us at [email protected] for more info.)

Available dates:

  •  1 – 4 May 2019
  • 30 May – 2 June 2019
  • 5 – 8 September 2019
  • 3 – 6 October 2019

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ITINERARY

Day 1

  • Arrival at Ljubljana airport
  • Pickup and transfer to Bohinj valley (ca 45 min drive)
  • Check-in and welcome meeting
  • Bike setup
  • Bike ride around the Bohinj valley (it’s an introductory ride, mostly XC for you to settle in and see some of the attractions the valley can offer)

Technical data:

  • Distance: 25 – 30 km
  • Vertical meters: approx. 500
  • Technical level: 1 – 3
  • Fitness level: 1 – 2

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • MORNING BIKE TRIP – Above Bohinj, there is an amazing forest named Pokljuka plateau full of alpine meadows and great views. We will bike up (approx. 800 v.m. of climb), cross the plateau with stops on the meadows before we descend back to the valley. For the descent, we have a couple of options and we will choose the one that will be in the best condition and most suitable for you. In case you don’t want to pedal up in the morning we can arrange a shuttle to avoid the first climb.
  • Free time for snack or lunch in the valley
  • AFTERNOON BIKE TRIP – Shuttle up to a ridge that splits two Slovenian regions (Gorenjska and Primorska) and then descends on an old Italian war trail to a village Podbrdo where we will have a break and a well deserved cold beer before we put the bikes on a train and return back to the valley.

Technical data:

  • Distance: 50 – 60 km
  • Vertical meters (up – without morning shuttle): 1000
  • Vertical meters (down): 1400
  • Technical level: 2 – 3
  • Fitness level: 2 – 3

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • MORNING: shuttle to Kranjska Gora area and full day biking where we have numerous options to spend the day. We can climb up to the highest pass in Slovenia and descend back down to the valley or we can visit the three borders peak where we can step into Austria, Italy and Slovenia at the same time. There is also a nice built single trail course close by that we can ride as well before we return back to the valley.
  • Snack or lunch in the village
  • AFTERNOON: We can do a few runs in the Kranjska Gora bike park, bike to the famous Planica ski jumps or ride into Italy to the Laghi di Fusine lakes. We can decide on the exact routes in Kranjska Gora once we are there based on the weather and your wishes.
  • Drive back to Bohinj valley

Technical data:

  • Distance: 50-60 km (depends on the route we choose)
  • Vertical meters: 1000 – 1200 (up and down; depends on the route we choose)
  • Technical level: 2 – 3
  • Fitness level: 2 – 3

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • A short transfer will bring us to Bled and we will explore the lake area and discover the trails in the wide area of lake Bled. On this day we have an option to visit some of the mountain huts in the area and ride beautiful trails before we end our tour on shore of the famous lake Bled.
  • Free time in Bled for snack or lunch
  • Shuttle to the airport

Technical data:

  • Distance: 20 – 30 km
  • Vertical meters: 500 – 700 m (up and down)
  • Technical level: 2 – 3
  • Fitness level: 1 – 3

What else? You will also be able to

  • Bohinj valley and Triglav National Park
  • Kranjska Gora & biking in 3 countries (Slovenia, Austria, Italy)
  • Lake Bled and Karavanke mountains
  • Relax in biker friendly accommodation
  • Experience local specialities in a traditional inn “gostilna”
  • Ride with licensed local MTB guide
  • Hang around with Grega & Maja (owners of Hike&Bike) and get to know Slovenia better
  • See details: The Julian Alps MTB

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