In Slovenia every biker can find a route that suits. Families with children and recreational bikers can head for the valleys and their quiet country roads with little traffic. Harder-core bikers who want to prove themselves can take on mountain passes, while mountain bikers can enjoy some of the most spectacular trails and biking parks in this part of Europe. And there's more: you can even get to see Slovenia’s subterranean world by bike.
Drivers are generally tolerant of bikers, who are fully-fledged road users in their own right, but nevertheless for your own safety it is better to ride slightly closer to the kerb than the middle of the lane. For better visibility, the use of reflectors and lights is also advisable even during the day. Helmets must be worn by children aged 14 and under, but they are a good idea for everybody. In Slovenia the majority of bikers wear helmets. On biking trips with children where it is necessary to ride in single file, it is best if children ride in between two adults.
Safe biking elsewhere
Mountain bikers can enjoy the tracks and macadam roads across the majority of Slovenia’s mid-lying uplands. You can take a mountain bike into the Alps, but in Triglav National Park biking is only allowed on the designated tracks. Generally biking is not allowed on forest trails and mountain trails in the rest of the country, although in some forest areas there are single trails specifically for bikers. In some places you need to hire a local guide to ride the single trails, but in any case you must be very considerate when riding not to damage the natural pathways or the local plant life.
Whenever you hit the trail and head for mountain biking parks, we of course recommend that you use the right protective equipment: a helmet, knee pads, shoulder guards, etc.
One of the special attractions of biking in Slovenia is riding the galleries of the abandoned mine below Mt Peca in Koroška.
With a map
Biking around Slovenia is easier with biking maps, which cover both the country as a whole, and individual areas andbiking destinations. Maps are usually available at local tourist boards and tourist information centres in towns.
With a guide
When biking around Slovenia you can hire a guide to show you the best routes.