A destination fit for cyclists

Slovenia is the perfect cycling destination. Due to the diversity of both terrains and landscapes, cyclists of different ages can find something to suit them. When you see the abundance of cycling adventures Slovenia has to offer, you will understand why professional Slovenian cyclists are among the best in the world.

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Explore Slovenia’s amazing natural diversity 

Few countries can compare to Slovenia in terms of natural diversity. Whether it is exploring stunning alpine trails and bike parks, cycling among the green vineyards in the Dolenjska and Prekmurje regions, or challenging oneself to long-distance bicycle rides, every cyclist can find something to suit them in Slovenia. With all its beauty, concentrated in a relatively small area, Slovenia offers many wonders that travellers on two wheels can admire. In addition, the temperate Mediterranean climate makes it possible to go cycling almost all year round.

Alpine Slovenia

Alpine Slovenia, at the heart of the mountains, along lakes and rivers. Visit Triglav National Park, Bled, Bohinj, Kranjska Gora and the Soča Valley.

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The Mediterranean & the Karst in Slovenia

Enjoy the warmth of the seaside sun caressing your skin or descend to the mysterious world of underground caves.

The Mediterranean & the Karst in Slovenia

The Mediterranean & the Karst in Slovenia

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Thermal Pannonian Slovenia

Pannonian Slovenia – a place to relax in natural spas, try prekmurska gibanica and meet the storks.

Thermal Pannonian Slovenia

Thermal Pannonian Slovenia

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Ljubljana & Central Slovenia

Liveliness of the capital and nature hikes – to primeval forests.

Ljubljana & Central Slovenia

Ljubljana & Central Slovenia

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Road cycling along the routes of the Tour de France legends

The Tour de France stars Primož Roglič and Tadej Pogačar are responsible for Slovenia becoming synonymous with world class road cycling. Events such as the Tour of Slovenia cycling race have shown that it is possible to enjoy a variety of road cycling adventures in Slovenia. Those who are looking for an extreme experience that will strengthen their legs can tackle the road to the Vršič mountain pass, which reaches an elevation of 1,611 meters and has 50 numbered hairpin bends like the famous Tour de France climb to Alpe d’Huez.

Meet cyclist Tadej Pogačar, double winner of the Tour de France

Meet Tadej Pogačar, a young Slovenian cyclists, who has won Tour de France two times in a row.

Meet cyclist Tadej Pogačar, double winner of the Tour de France

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Primož Roglič – from ski jumping to cycling to Olympic gold

Discover the cycling routes of Slovenia, the homeland of Primož Roglič, a top cyclist who became the Olympic champion at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Top road cycling tours in Slovenia

Discover the best places in Slovenia that are worth visiting by road bikes.

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Mountain biking and bike parks in Slovenia

Embark on a journey to explore various Slovenian mountain biking trails, which are suitable for both beginners and top cyclists. Koroška is one of the best Slovenian regions for mountain bikers, as it boasts many mountain trails, forest paths and dirt roads, which present a challenge even for the most experienced cyclists. On top of a mountain bike, you can even explore the underground world of Mount Peca or visit one of Slovenia's top bike parks.

To Slovenia for a mountain biking experience

Get to know the mountain biking in Slovenia through its diverse trails, bike parks and mountain biking festivals!

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Bike parks

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

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Mountain biking

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

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Exploring cities by bicycle

In addition to cycling through Slovenia’s natural landscapes, you can also explore Slovenian cities on two wheels. The capital city of Ljubljana is ranked among the most cyclist-friendly cities in the world and has more than 230 km of marked cycling routes. You can even enjoy a unique Moustache Tour around the city, involving very special guides. Another great option for bicycle exploration is Maribor, especially its Old Vine Route, which takes cyclists from the oldest grapevine in the world in the city centre to the nearby vineyards.

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Easy travelling around Slovenia by e-bike 

E-bikes have made exploring Slovenia’s beautiful and colourful landscapes on two wheels easier and more accessible. E-bikes allow cyclists to avoid exerting themselves on strenuous climbs or in windy conditions and promote a green, active and healthy way of exploring. In addition, e-bikes make it possible for families to cycle together, be it through the stunning landscapes of the Bela Krajina region, along the wine-growing valleys of the Posavje region, among the thermal springs of the Dolenjska region or through the picturesque historical Mediterranean towns and villages in Istria.

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Cyclist-friendly accommodation

Slovenia has many cyclist-friendly hotels, hostels, boarding houses, holiday apartments and other types of accommodation. Throughout the country, you will find certified cyclist-friendly accommodations that have been rated from one to five bikes. Those with one-bike ratings provide safe bike storage, a dryer and basic tools for rent, while those with five-bike ratings offer completely safe bike-storage facilities, rental of top-notch bikes, transport to starting points of cycling routes, licensed cycling guides, specially tailored menus and even massage and sauna facilities.

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Enjoy local Slovenian dishes on cycling tours

Nutrition is of key importance for cyclists and Slovenia will serve up plenty of opportunities to grab a bite of delicious local foods and enjoy an excellent gastronomic selection. Slovenia has been awarded the title of European Region of Gastronomy 2021 and is considered one of the most exciting European countries in terms of cuisine. When on a cycling tour, you can taste your way through a country with no less than 24 gastronomic regions – and there is no better way to celebrate a successful adventure than to enjoy a meal at one of Slovenia’s Michelin-starred restaurants.

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Where to eat

Home-made or cosmopolitan: choose your ambience and menu in Slovenia.

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The flavours of Slovenia

Do you know the typical flavours of the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Karst and the Pannonian Plain?

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The best for gourmets

Discover why Slovenia is becoming an increasingly popular destination for gourmets.

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Gravel cycling and bicycle touring in Slovenia

If you are looking for something different, gravel cycling and bicycle touring are becoming more and more popular in Slovenia. Gravel bikes offer a new and interesting opportunity to explore many Slovenian cycling routes and are designed to overcome more demanding off-road route sections. Bicycle touring goes a step further: combining cycling on different types of terrain with "backpacking", it is ideal for those who want to explore the long-distance Slovenian cycling routes for a longer period of time.

Trekking

Trekking is a popular form of biking in Slovenia. Biking tours that take you through diverse landscapes, past natural and cultural sites.

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Long distance biking

Long distance trails are the perfect way to discover Slovenia by bike.

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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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Cycling is also sustainable

Cycling is one of the most sustainable ways to travel and explore a country. Sustainability holds a special place in Slovenia, as years of efforts have been dedicated been dedicated to this set of principles. Slovenia is the first country in the world to have been recognised, in its entirety, as a green destination.

Take a tour through our green story

Watch the interactive video and get to know some of the most interesting facts and green stories that reveal the sustainable path of Slovenia.

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Take a tour through our green story

Take a tour through our green story

Watch the interactive video and get to know some of the most interesting facts and green stories that reveal the sustainable path of Slovenia.

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Green mobility in natural parks

Green mobility in natural parks

Did you know that natural parks and protected areas represent as much as 13 per cent of Slovenia’s territory? Natural and cultural attractions in natural parks which successfully obtained the prestigious Slovenia Green Park label due to their sustainable management can be discovered in an active and green way – on foot, by bike or public transport.

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Green practices of Slovenian cities for a better quality of life

Green practices of Slovenian cities for a better quality of life

Sustainable mobility is one of the main focus points of green Slovenian cities. The use of bicycles is widely encouraged and made easier thanks to established public bicycle rental systems. Some of the city centres are closed to car traffic. In addition, the commitment to sustainability is reflected in the relationship with the local environment and the landscaped green areas in urban centres.

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Slovenia’s green steps towards a sustainable future

Slovenia’s green steps towards a sustainable future

We are proud that Slovenia ranks among the most environmentally friendly countries in the world. By implementing a number of green projects, we are making sure that it stays that way. We prioritise sustainable approaches in various areas of development, such as energy, transport, waste management, water resources management, biodiversity and tourism development.

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A green story of Slovenia

A green story of Slovenia

Slovenia is a pioneer in the field of strategic sustainable tourism development on a national level. Over a hundred Slovenian destinations and tourism service providers have successfully obtained the Slovenia Green label, which reflects their sustainable approach and responsible behaviour towards the environment. Discover your favourite green corners and experiences and join us in creating a better future.

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Top IG Stories about Active Adventures

Looking for an idea about how to invigorate your active break in Slovenia? View unique Instagram Stories about active outdoor activities @FeelSlovenia.

Experience the charms of active Slovenia

In Slovenia, we enjoy an active, healthy and green lifestyle, which we would like to share with you. The varied landscape is perfect for various outdoor activities and relaxing in nature.

Combine activity and relaxation on a vacation at Slovenian spas

Visit Slovenian spas located near major sports centres.

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Active holidays

Active adventures in nature.

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Unique stories of glamping in Slovenia

Slovenia is a destination for top glamping experiences!

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Campsites in Slovenia – your contact with nature

Slovenia is the perfect destination for all camping lovers.

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Discover nature

Feel the pleasant effects of the natural green environment in Slovenia.

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Why is Slovenia a successful sporting country?

Experience the active Slovenia and get to know its sporting heart.

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Food and wine

Love is experienced through the stomach.

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Share your cycling experiences with @feelslovenia

Enthusiastic about cycling around Slovenia? Share with us your photos and videos from a cycling trip around the green Slovenia by adding #ifeelsLOVEnija, #sloveniaoutdoor, #mojaslovenija and #myway.

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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