Cycling routes amidst the most beautiful views of the Julian Alps
The Julian Alps inspire cyclists of all kinds. Standing out among cycling experiences is the Juliana Bike circular bicycle touring route, featuring 10 stages and 290 kilometres, offering the most beautiful views of the highest Slovenian peaks and taking you through the vast forests of the Triglav National Park. Those who are looking for less difficult cycling tours can go on shorter, single-day or multiple-day cycling tours, and you can also travel a part of the journey by train on the Bohinj railway, part of the famous railway connection between Europe and the Adriatic Sea.
Cycling routes among vineyards where world-renown Slovenian wine matures
As a big fan of good food and world-class wines, it is no surprise that Tadej picked Goriška Brda, which is also known to cycling enthusiasts as the host of the cross-border stage of the 2022 Giro d' Italia, among his five favourite cycling experiences in Slovenia. This picturesque landscape, which connects the Alps and the Mediterranean, features more than 280 kilometres of cycling routes among villages and hills. In Goriška Brda you can cycle in all seasons of the year and pamper your taste buds with exceptional culinary delights, which you will probably enjoy on the scenic terraces of many wine cellars and homesteads. Many of them also offer accommodation that will lull you into the most beautiful sleep, which will be well deserved after you cycle all those kilometres.
A mountain paradise for cycling enthusiasts just outside the Slovenian capital
From the early morning, bathed in the first rays of the sun, the Kamnik-Savinja Alps invite every visitor to Ljubljana to enjoy mountain views just 30 minutes' drive from the capital. Velika Planina is one of the most popular destinations for cyclists who need true mountain challenges. Featuring many shepherd cottages, this picturesque plateau which has preserved traditional Alpine transhumance, left its biggest mark in the 2022 Tour of Slovenia race, during which Tadej Pogačar and his teammate Rafal Majka played the famous "rock paper scissors" game ahead of the finish line. In the embrace of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps you will find suitable cycling routes even for the youngest ones - the valley of Kamniška Bistrica is an excellent valley cycling route for less difficult cycling adventures.