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

Follow the biggest cycling event in Slovenia! For more than a quarter of a century it has consolidated its place in the international cycling scene, and is hailed as a supreme sports event that each year draws some of the biggest names in world cycling. The race through the picture-postcard Slovenian landscape is capturing increasing attention from spectators, both along the route and through the live broadcasts on the global TV network Eurosport. The Tour of Slovenia is being held under the slogan “Fight for green”, which reflects the sustainable orientation of the competition. 

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Giro d'Italia also on Slovenian soil

One of the greatest and most prestigious multi-stage road cycling races in the world, the Giro d'Italia, will again visit Slovenia in 2021. The route of the 15th stage between Grado and Gorizia, scheduled for 23 May, will take cyclists through the idyllic Brda Hills and Nova Gorica.

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The best mountain bikers on the Mariborsko Pohorje

The varied trails of the Mariborsko Pohorje range have for a number of years now been a proving ground for major MTB competitions.  In the past, Maribor has already hosted the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, and in 2021 the steep slopes of the Pohorje will be the setting for a few more big competitions. At the beginning of August, mountain bikers will first get to compete in the the IXS European Downhill Cup, which will serve as a kind of warm-up for the next major competition –.European Championship. In the second half of August, top MTB riders will then get to compete for the downhill World Cup

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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. 

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 are 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.

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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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Hotel San Martin

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Act-ION Hotel Neptun

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Terme Banovci

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Hotel Ribno

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Hostel Pod Voglom

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Gostišče Jelkin hram

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Hostel Bearlog

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Avtokamp Ajdovščina

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Penzion Kobala

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Apartmaji Breza & Tisa

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Camping Bled

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Terme Snovik

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What else would you like to do?

Slovenia is a county of many festivals and not all of them are connected to sport. But if you still haven’t satisfied your craving for cycling, take your bicycle for a ride across diverse paths taking you from steep slopes to the lowlands.

On-road biking

Road biking is very common in Slovenia. Numerous trails run on various terrains in a clean natural environment.

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Mountain biking

Numerous trails intended for mountain biking are suitable for beginners and world-class cyclists.

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Family biking

You can bike with your children on forest trails or on special biking trails. Many trails are suitable for the entire family.

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Bike parks

Visit numerous bike parks in Slovenia: Kranjska Gora, Krvavec, Cerkno, Vogel, Pohorje, Golte, Rogla.

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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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