The huge popularity of biking in Slovenia is also reflected in the diversity of biking events, mostly competitions for recreational bikers. You too can test your fitness and stamina in the saddle, and measure yourself against your peers.
Several recreational biking competitions are among the largest recreational sporting events in Slovenia. This is most notably true of the Franja Marathon,
now a biking tradition, and the annual climb to the highest road pass in Slovenia, the Assault on Vršič.
Both are real challenges, and all participants who make it through to the end are true winners. If you still doubt your capabilities, there are many easier biking challenges available. These are also organised for mountain bikers.
For the best
Top-level international competitions are also organised in Slovenia. The best-known is the Tour of Slovenia,
an event lasting several days. The Giro d’Italia, one of the most famous long-distance stage races, sometimes runs through part of Slovenia.