Everything revolves around bicycles

The people of Slovenia enjoy sitting on a bike and cycling through the city streets as well in nature. There are plenty of cycle paths leading over a soaring landscape which offers cycling terrains for families as well as terrains for those in search of more challenging cycling adventures. The popularity of cycling in Slovenia is also evident from the numerous cycling events which are enjoyed by many visitors. In addition to recreational events, professional cyclists also cycle on Slovenian roads and forest paths. Are you a cycling enthusiast too? Join us with your cycling gear or flags and whistles and get to know Slovenia through the eyes of cycling.

 

A Tour of Slovenia

Watch the biggest cycling event in Slovenia! This year’s Tour of Slovenia will take place between 19 and 23 June and will be the 26th in a row. In a quarter of a century it has become a well-known event on the international cycling scene and represents a top-level sporting event that attracts some of the most famous names in the world of cycling every year. Join the growing number of spectators who cheer along the route as well as keep an eye on the tour across the picturesque landscape of Slovenia through media coverage. This year, the cycling race on the roads of Slovenia will again be broadcast by the global television sports network Eurosport. The slogan of the Tour of Slovenia is “Fight for green” which reflects the orientation of the competition towards sustainability.

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Ironman 70.3 Slovenia

Test the limits of your strength and take part in the toughest iron challenge on Slovenian coast. In September, the participants of the Ironman endurance challenge and their supporters will be hosted by the four coastal towns Koper, Izola, Piran and Ankaran with each offering a unique Mediterranean experience. The race will start with a jump into the blue Adriatic Sea. The cycling part of the race will pass through the idyllic landscape and picturesque villages of inland Istria while the running part will pass through ancient coastal towns.

Take part in a cycling challenge

In addition to the competitions for professional cyclists there are also plenty of recreational events and cycling festivals with various events for all generations. 

Franja Marathon

Franja Marathon

Push the pedals at the most visited cycling event for recreational cyclists. The event with the longest tradition in Slovenia got its name from the Franja Partisan Hospital. The most passionate cyclists will tackle a 156-kilometre route. Special routes are intended for families and those who want to explore the Ljubljana Marshes by bikes.  

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Poli Marathon in Ptuj

Poli Marathon in Ptuj

Discover the oldest Slovenian town, Ptuj, and its surroundings in a different way. Sit on a bike and choose your route among the vine-growing hills and fertile fields. You can choose from a 52-, 23- or a 2-kilometre route. At the end of each one, you can enjoy a picnic in the town and a varied entertainment programme.

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To Vršič on road or Pony bikes

To Vršič on road or Pony bikes

In Kranjska Gora, you can take on the Vršič slope on road bikes at the traditional September Ride on Vršič or on popular Pony bikes at the retro event in June. In both cases, you will be awarded on top with glorious vistas of the Julian Alps.

Istrian marathon

Istrian marathon

Cycle along the Slovenian coast or its hinterland. All routes of the cycling holiday in October start and end in Izola and they lead along the coastline and the Istrian hinterland where you will be enchanted by pleasant villages surrounded by vineyards and plantations. The marathon in October is a great idea for a family cycling trip.

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Soča Outdoor Festival

Soča Outdoor Festival

For a genuine experience of the active Soča Valley, you have to visit the Soča Outdoor Festival. Among the diverse range of outdoor activities, you can find mountain biking challenges taking you along the emerald Soča River or to the slopes surrounding Tolmin.

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Bled Bike Festival

Bled Bike Festival

Visit a bike festival with the most beautiful view. Various cycling and other experiences await you in the surrounding area of the iconic Lake Bled. You can discover the area on mountain bikes, relax by the lake with yoga for cyclists or release your inner child on so-called pump tracks.

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Pohorje Bike Festival

Pohorje Bike Festival

Visit the Pohorje Hills at the peak of the summer. Enjoy relaxed socialising with numerous fans of recreational cycling in nice cool shade at altitudes between 1,000 and 1,400 metres and test yourself in safe mountain bike riding.

Black Hole Bike Festival

Black Hole Bike Festival

Do you want an adrenaline rush running through your veins? Visit the Koroška region in June and descend on mountain bikes along forest trails. If you are not daring enough, cheer on the best mountain bikers on the enduro series race, or venture into the underground of Mt Peca on bicycles.

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Cycling events across Slovenia

It doesn’t matter whether you join as a cyclist or a spectator – just come to the race and you’ll have fun either way.



Take a break at one of the for cyclists’ accommodation facilities

Slovenia offers a wide range of accommodation options for cyclists where they will take good care of you and your bicycle.

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Turistična kmetija Kranjc

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Youth Hostel Pod Voglom

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Kamp Danica

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Šport Hotel Pokljuka

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Hostel Idrija

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Youth Hostel Celje

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Hotel Radin A - Sava Hotels & Resorts

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Kamp Podzemelj ob Kolpi

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Hotel Lipa - Sava Hotels & Resorts

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Cycling in Slovenia - cycling accommodations and destinations

Cycling in Slovenia - cycling accommodations and destinations

The publication describes tours for various biking types; here, you can find information on accommodation for bikers, trail difficulty, natural and cultural attractions along the way, and suggestions for biking holidays.



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