Join us in magical Slovenia for a Pannier guided version of our Soča Springlands tour. Starting in Austria we cross the meeting point of three countries (Austria, Italy & Slovenia) before heading up into the stunning Julian Alps, and along the Soca River Valley … before ending back on the Italian border in the wine producing town Goriška Brda, for a well-earned glass, or two…
17 – 20 July 2020
25km // +800m
Mid-day shuttle from Ljubljana– Arnoldstein (Austria). Build bikes, pack bags and ride up Mt Peč to the point of the three borders. From here it’s a short descent to Kranjska Gora.
Accommodation: Mountain Hut
55km // +1200m
After a hearty breakfast, we climb the Vršič Pass via its famed cobbled corners and lesser known gravel tracks. From the top we descend through the Trenta Valley and join the emerald green waters of the Soča River. Post coffee, lunch and swim stop we ride on to the vibrant alpine town of Bovec, where we spend the night.
Accommodation: Funky Hostel
50km // +1200m
…we leave Bovec for the climb up Mt. Stol, which starts with a pleasant alpine road ascent. We soon turn off onto the roughstuff, through dense forest before reaching the stunning summit with views back over Triglav. It is then a downhill gravel trail to our accommodation in the town of Kobarid.…
Accommodation: Basic Hotel
60km // +1700m
Today we climb Kolovrat Mountain to the Italian border for incredible views over the Soča Valley. From here we descend into the rolling hills and vineyards of Goriška Brda, where we spend the night.
0km // +0m
Enjoy the final breakfast, before packing bikes and kit away, and transfering back to Llubljana where the tour ends…
*Please see Trip FAQ/Field Notes for more info, and note about booking travel before a tour is guaranteed*
Nearest Stations: Ljubljana
Nearest Airports: Ljubljana, Venice.
Ljubljana International Airport is well connected. The other option is Venice Airport, and transferring across.
>> Adventure bike (Specialized Diverge, or similar)
>> Bikepacking bags
>> 4 days adventure cycling with Pannier guides
>> Accommodation in mountain huts, guesthouses and hotels
>> Most food and soft drinks, throughout
>> Llubljana Transfers
>> Pannier Tourer Pack Goodies
>> Travel to and from Llubljana
>> Riding/travel Insurance (required)
>> Alcoholic drinks and souvenirs
>> Bike / equipment hire – available at time of booking
FAQ / Field Notes
Soca Springlands Slovenia Bikepacking Tour
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