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 10 and 14 June and will be the 27th 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.
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.
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Maribor
In May, the world’s best mountain bikers will speed down the dynamic terrain of the Maribor Pohorje Hills. Who will prove to be the best in overcoming the traps along the way and become the champion? Come and watch and cheer on your favourites
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.
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 cyclis...
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- o...
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 to...
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 en...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.