A tour for your body and soul

Cycling on the roads and paths among vineyards is a true treat. And not only because of the magnificent views, but also because of the enjoyable pit stops, where the locals will offer you the best treats from their wine cellars. Particularly in the autumn, when the vines are heavy with the weight of the ripe grapes, there is a special magic to a cycling adventure along the many wine routes around all three Slovenian wine-growing regions. During this time, you can step off your bike and join the traditional grape harvests and delight in the vineyards. We have listed a few of the most interesting cycling experiences along the wine routes, which are worth exploring.

From the old grapevine to the neighbouring vineyards

The second-largest Slovenian city Maribor prides itself with the oldest vine in the world, which is more than 400 years old. There are three wine routes from this venerable wine “lady” to the countryside of Maribor and you can ride your bicycle on them. Individual points of the three wine routes are connected with the international Archduke Johann Trail from Graz to Maribor. If you are not one of the most enthusiastic cyclists, you can also ride an electric bicycle and ride along these roads.

Upper Slovenske gorice wine-tourist road

The Upper Slovenske gorice wine-tourist road will also bring you to the famous Špičnik, the heart-shaped road among the vineyards. Cycling along this route in the autumn can also be complemented with a visit to the Rural holiday in Svečina.

Upper Slovenske gorice wine-tourist road

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Maribor wine-tourist road

If you like to ride uphill, you can take a ride along the Maribor wine-tourist road and drink in the views of the city and its surroundings from the hills, such as Kalvarija and Piramida.

Maribor wine-tourist road

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Podpohorska wine-tourist road

The Podpohorska wine-tourist road will take you along the sunny edges of Pohorje between Ruše and Zreče into the heart of the Limuš – Pekre hills and to the Dravinja hills.

Podpohorska wine-tourist road

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Cycling in Prlekija and Pomurje

There are numerous trails through the Podravje wine-growing region, which run among the hills and plains and where you ride your bicycle. The dynamic trails which take you among the carefully trimmed vineyards, friendly people, selected tastes and of course excellent wine, will give you infinite pleasure.

A cycling paradise among the Prlekija vineyards

The wine-tourist road Bicycle Touring Prlekija offers excellent possibilities for exploring the hilly landscape and endless plains between the Drava and Mura Rivers. You can embark on the Wine-tourist road to Jeruzalem or the Ormož wine-tourist road.

A cycling paradise among the Prlekija vineyards

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Along the Lendava hills

Lendava wine-tourist road runs through the most typical and dense Slovenian wine-growing landscape around the Lendava hills. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a bike with you, because you can rent one in the cycling centre in Lendava and you can also join guided cycling trips.

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Cycling in the land of storks

Moravske Toplice is not only popular due to the thermal pampering offered there. It is also a popular destination for cyclists who like riding along the trails among vineyards. And there are even many pit stops with a welcoming supply of Prekmurje treats and wine.

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Take a turn to Haloze

Set out on a cycling tour in the hills of the Wine-tourist route of Haloze starting in the oldest Slovenian town Ptuj. On the sunny side of the hills, grapevines bask in the sun. You will be enchanted by the beauty of the landscape, friendly people and excellent wines and dishes. 

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Cycling in the “Land of sun and grapes”

Select a wine-tourist road which will take you around the Posavje wine-growing region. Take your bike for a ride around Bela krajina, among the wine-growing hills of the Dolenjska region and along the many wine-tourist roads of the Posavje region.

Among the vineyards, vineyard cottages and white birches

Learn about Bela krajina, its peculiarities and gastronomic features along the wine-tourist roads of Bela krajina. Select a wine-tourist road which will take you around the picturesque wine-growing landscape. Ride down the steep south slopes around Semič or along the vineyards around Črnomelj. You can also embark on a ride over the Gorjanci hills to the Dolenjska region, where you will be cycling in the hills east of Novo mesto and around Trebnje. On these paths you will have an opportunity to taste and buy characteristic top-quality wines, from the metliška črnina to cviček.

Wine cellars, turnip caves (repnice) and a great time on a bike

Explore the wine-growing areas of the Posavje region and ride along one of the three wine-tourist roads taking you along the picturesque castled landscape with wine-growing hills, wine cellars and turnip caves.

Bizeljsko-Sremič wine-tourist road

Discover the world of wine-growing hills on the Bizeljsko-Sremič wine-tourist road, which takes you around the countryside from Sevnica passing Krško to Brežice. The beneficial climate gives the wine from this area a special charm. Taste the local wines in the characteristic turnip caves (repnice), which nowadays also serve as wine cellars.

Bizeljsko-Sremič wine-tourist road

Upper Dolenjska wine-tourist road

Take a cycling tour along the 64 km long Upper Dolenjska wine-tourist road and get acquainted with the genuine tastes of local wines and dishes on the tourist farms, in wine houses, restaurants and pubs in the surroundings of Mokronog.

Upper Dolenjska wine-tourist road

The Podgorje wine-tourist road

Take a cycling trip in the land of cviček, a special wine. The Podgorje wine-tourist road curves along the right bank of the Sava River and around Gorjanci. Here, it is practically necessary to stop at the characteristic wine cellars.

The Podgorje wine-tourist road

Where you will be caressed by the Mediterranean climate

The Primorska wine-growing region offers cycling pleasures and tastings all year round. The sun and the bora wind give a special tone to the rich array of wines and dishes. And the dynamic landscape offers cycling delights for both families and demanding cyclists.

The Vipava Valley – cycling and gastronomic delights all year round

The Vipava Valley is the right place for anyone who likes cycling, and tasting the fine treasures of nature. Even in the winter, when bicycles are safely packed away. The branched cycling routes lead both to high plateaus nearby and around the valley among vineyards and orchards. Sooner or later, any road will bring you to a winemaker in the Vipava Valley or to a tourist farm, where you can regain your strength by treating yourself to the local delicacies. Cycling along the Vipava Valley wine-tourist road, where you can taste some of the characteristic local Vipava wines at different winemakers. Discovering the magnificent landscape and the striking wine supply at a locally guided cycling trips is also recommended by the world established travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet, which has listed the Vipava Valley among the 10 top destinations in Europe for this year.

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Cycling around the kingdom of Teran wine

Discover the magical world of the Karst landscape with a bicycle on the Karst wine road. The wind in your hair will blow away your worries and the dynamic landscape with various karstic phenomena and pleasant karstic villages will be imprinted deeply into your mind. The locals will be glad to serve you a slice of Prosciutto and offer you their unique Teran wine.

Cycling around the kingdom of Teran wine

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Cycling pleasures on the Brda wine-tourist road

Brda joins both the wealth of gastronomical tastes and top wines with cycling pleasures along more than 280 km of cycling routes among the dense villages in Brda and the olive tree groves, fruit orchards and grapevines. You can also rent electric bicycles. On the roads, you can stop at the tourist farms, and you can also go on an interesting cycling adventure by visiting the Goriška Brda Wine Cellar.

Cycling pleasures on the Brda wine-tourist road

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Explore the Istrian hinterland with a bike

On the Istrian wine-tourist road which takes you to an idyllic landscape of the Slovenian Istrian hinterland, you can visit the local winemakers and acquaint with the genuine Istrian wines. Cycling around the Land of Refošk wine among the picturesque villages and enjoying the magnificent views is a unique experience.

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Delight in the vineyards at the onset of autumn

When the summer ends and autumn knocks on the door, the vineyards come to life and everyone anticipates the yield. Experience the magic of grape harvest, which is also a magnificent social event. The more bearable autumn temperatures call for cycling and hiking trips among the colourful nature.

Season of the grape harvest taps on doors and on hearts

Experience the grape harvest the Slovenian way!

Season of the grape harvest taps on doors and on hearts

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Wines of Slovenia

Where can you taste the wine from the three wine-growing regions of Slovenia?

Wines of Slovenia

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The Most Beautiful Biking Trails

Pick an unforgettable cycling experience on some of the most beautiful paths.

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The most beautiful hiking trails

Discover some of the most interesting trails with beautiful views.

The most beautiful hiking trails

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Rambling through the colourful setting of autumn

Spend an active autumn in hiking boots.

Rambling through the colourful setting of autumn

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