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                                                                                                              STB – Standards for Cycling
                                                                                                              Hotels and Campsites

    Slovenia, European Cycling                                                                                Slovenia cycling hotel
                                                                                                              Apart from the conventional star classification, cyclist-friendly accommodation and food providers

    Paradise                                                                                                  (hotels, hostels, guesthouses, self-contained units and others) can also be categorised based on
                                                                                                              labels with “wheels” indicating the range and quality of services for cyclists.
                                                                                                              The most basic range of services is denoted by one wheel, the widest range and highest quality
                                                                                                              by five; this label is reserved for tourism providers dedicated to cycling, which is also their core
                                                                                                              business. Here are the criteria for the classification of tourist providers – please note that each set
                                                                                                              of criteria below upgrades the preceding one.

                                                                                                              One wheel
    At the junction of the Alps, Dinaric Alps, Pannonian Plain and the Mediterranean, Mother Nature           A one-wheel hotel provides guests with the following: Information on the cycling offer in the
    has created a rolling and diverse landscape which boasts countless prominent and hidden natural           area, a cycling information point, one overnight accommodation at no extra charge, a secure
    attractions. With a perfect combination of unspoilt nature and rich cultural heritage, Slovenia is an     bicycle storage facility, basic repair tools and a bicycle wash, bicycle transport to a nearby bicycle
    increasingly popular European destination and a perfect spot for cycling holidays.                        repair shop, laundry and drying rooms for cycling apparel and boots, bicycle rental in the area, a
                                                                                                              carbohydrate-rich breakfast with fresh fruit, and first aid.
    Thanks to Slovenia’s diverse terrain, there are plenty of possibilities for every cyclist. Families and
    leisure cyclists will enjoy numerous valleys and flat areas with cycling routes or quiet country roads    Two wheels
    with little traffic. Advanced road cyclists and mountain bikers can take on Alpine mountain passes        Along with basic cycling information, a two-wheel hotel provides cycling maps of the area,
    and the most spectacular cycling trails in this part of the world, which will delight even the most       information on cycling in other Slovenian regions, and a tour guide. It also has Internet access,
    discerning taste. What is more, you will quickly see that cycling is one of the most popular forms        special accommodation packages for cyclists, secure bicycle and equipment storage, five mid-
    of recreation among the local people and that around the country there are many cycling events            range bicycles for rent, shuttle transfers, bicycle and equipment transport, and a packed lunch and
    taking place, including some world-class competitions.                                                    energy drinks for cyclists.

    You can never get bored in Slovenia, as the country where four distinct worlds converge boasts a          Three wheels
    fast and frequently changing landscape. Cycling in Slovenia is possible all year round in most parts      A three-wheel hotel has two tour guides and a help desk for planning cycling tours, runs scheduled
    thanks to the country’s proximity to the Mediterranean. The only exception is the Alps, where you         cycling tours around the area at least 4 days a week, and helps guests find and book accommodation
    can stay refreshingly cool and enjoy remarkable vistas on hot summer days.                                at other destinations. It also has individual bicycle locking facilities, offers bicycle repair services,
                                                                                                              ten mid-range bicycles for hire, has an emergency call option, alternative programmes in the event
    To make your cycling holidays as varied and colourful as possible, the Slovenian Tourist Board (STB)      of bad weather, and a sauna within the area.
    is endeavouring to harmonise and expand the range of specialised cycling products and services.
    To this end, the STB has introduced the “cycling destination” category and developed standards for        Four wheels
    cycling hotels, hostels, campsites and tourist farms. Apart from putting the right infrastructure in      A four-wheel hotel has scheduled tours for every day of the week and several tour guides. It provides
    place, the main guiding principle followed is to provide relevant information to all types of cyclists,   free secure parking, sells spare tubes of different dimensions and types, offers free transport to
    to make sure cycling routes and trails are well kept and marked, and to establish a broad network of      a repair shop and use of a replacement bicycle, has 15 top-class bicycles for hire, runs its own
    guides. This way you will always be able to take the most beautiful routes and get to see Slovenia’s      passenger shuttle and bicycle transfer service, offers a special menu for cycling tours extending
    greatest jewels, wherever you are.                                                                        over several days, energy bars and refreshments, has a sauna in the hotel and massage salon in
                                                                                                              the vicinity.

    Cycling destinations                                                                                      Five wheels
    Areas with well rounded cycling offers are designated as cycling destinations when the following          Apart from all the features specified earlier, a five-wheel tourist provider must fully accommodate
    requirements are in place: (topographic) map of cycling tours and routes, marked cycling routes           every cycling guest’s wishes, run a weekly guided tour, have special laundry drying racks in the
    and trails, specialised cycling accommodation (cycling hotel, campsite or tourist farm), qualified        rooms, 20 top-class bicycles for hire, offer a carbohydrate-rich dinner menu with vegetables and
    cycling guides, bicycle hire, bicycle repair shop and at least one information point.                     fresh fruit, a selection of typical local and regional dishes, have its own massage area on the spot,
                                                                                                              GPS data for tour navigation and GPS device rental, and cycling events must be held within the
    Slovenia Cycling Information Points
    As many as 35 cycling information points are scattered all around the country to provide cycling          Cycling campsite
    maps and guidebooks combining detailed information on specific routes, tour guide options, shuttle        A cyclist-friendly campsite provides comprehensive information on cycling trips in the surrounding
    transfers, accommodation, bicycle shops, repair shops and other services dedicated to cycling.            and wider areas, runs scheduled cycling tours 4 days a week and has one qualified tour guide.
                                                                                                              On top of that, it must have bicycle repair tools, a bicycle and equipment cleaning facility, secure
    For more information on the range of cycling products and services in Slovenia, visit:                    bicycle storage, laundry and drying rooms for cycling apparel and boots, and it must render bicycle                                                                                 transport services and have five mid-range bicycles for hire. A cycling campsite must also serve
                                                                                                              energy-rich food and drinks.
                                SloVEnia BiKE HotElS

                                1. Postojna, HotEl SPort,
                                2. Jamnica, EKoHotEl KmEtiJa KoroŠ,

                                3. Bohinjsko Jezero, HoStEl PoD Voglom,

                                4. Bled, HotEl ParK BlED,
                                5. Kranjska gora, aPartHotEl ViJoliCa,
                                6. Logatec, TGM ŽAKELJ GRC Zapolje,
                                7. Otočec, HOTEL ŠPORT,
                                8. radenci, HotEl raDin,
                                9. moravske toplice, HotEl tErmal,
                                10. lendava, HotEl liPa,

                                11. Pohorje, HotEl BEllEVUE,
                                12. Zreče, HOTEL SMOGAVC,
                                13. Zreče, HOTEL DOBRAVA,
                                14. Zreče, HOTEL ROGLA,
                                15. Bohinjska Bistrica, PENZION TRIPIČ,
                                16. Strunjan, HotEl talaSo StrUnJan,

                                17. Bovec, HotEl Kanin,
                                18. Kobarid, HotEl HVala,
                                19. Most na Soči, HOTEL LUCIJA,
                                20. Cerkno, HotEl CErKno,
                                21. idrija, yH Dom iDriJa
                                22. Bled, HotEl riBno,
                                23. Bohinjsko Jezero, PENZION STARE,
                                24. Bohinjsko Jezero, SoBE rESman,
                                25. Bohinjsko Jezero, rESiDEnCE triglaV aPartmaJi,
                                26. Kranj, HotEl CrEina,
                                27. Jezersko, HotEl PlaninKa,
                                28. maribor, HotEl taBor,
                                29. maribor, garni HotEl milEna,
                                30. maribor, HotEl BaU,
                                31. Slovenska Bistrica, HotEl lEonarDo,
                                32. rogaška Slatina, gH Donat,
                                33. Dobrna, HotEl ParK,
                                34. topolšica, HotEl VESna,
                                35. Prebold, garni SPort HotEl PrEBolD,
                                36. Ptuj, gH PrimUS,
                                37. moravske toplice, HotEl ViVat,
                                38. moravske toplice, Villa tamara,
                                39. Šmarješke toplice, tErmE ŠmarJEŠKE toPliCE,
                                40. laško, HotEl VrElEC,
                                41. novo mesto, aPartmaJi SoBE raVBar,
                                42. Čatež ob Savi, HOTEL TOPLICE,
    CyCling information Point   43. Čatež ob Savi, PENZION LES,
                                44. Šempeter pri novi gorici, HotEl liPa,
                                45. Solkan, HotEl SaBotin,
                                46. Strunjan, HotEl SalinEra,
                                47. Stari Trg pri Ložu, TURIZEM JURE,
                                48. ljubljana, City HotEl,

                                      SloVEnia BiKE CamPS
                                49. Kobarid, KamP KorEn KoBariD,
                                50. Bled, CamPing BlED,

                                                                                                                                                              Ladies and gentlemen. Start your engines.

LTO Sotočje - TIC Kobarid
Gregorčičeva 8, 5222 Kobrid
t: +386 (0)5 380 04 90

LTO Sotočje - TIC Tolmin
Petra Skalarja 4, 5220 tolmin
t: +386 (0)5 380 04 80


maps and guidebooks
Kobarid – The Nadiža Valley – Tolmin tourist
and cycling map, plus the 28 Circular Cycling      Land of Living Water                                                                                                             Follow the World War I trails and endless
tours guidebook (Sl, De, it, En, fr)                                                                                                                                                mule tracks, which wind their way through the
mtB guide Slowenien: 30 mountainbiketouren
im Soča-Tal (in German)                                                                                                                                                             precipitous Julian Alps, or pedal uphill on a
The Soča Valley Mountain Bike Guide (43 tours;
                                                   The Soča Valley is the most attractive Slovenian hub for outdoor activities. The                                                 breathtaking panoramic road with many tunnels
Sl, En)
                                                                                                                                                          Holidays with friends                                                                                 Sea of flavour
                                                   protected area of Triglav National Park boasts remarkable landmarks, panoramas                                                   to reach the Mangart Saddle (2,055m).
                                                   and views; cycling tours there include visits to unique World War I heritage sites.
terrain suitability rating
road cycling:
families:                                          The Soča, nestled among the jewels of the Julian Alps, and its tributaries have created countless                                                                                                  The Soča Valley
touring:                                           waterfalls, pools, ravines, springs and canyons, which command admiration and capture the                                                                                                          Deep in the Julian Alps, with steep
freeride:                                          imagination of the sharp-eyed visitor. It is easy and fun to explore these half-hidden places by                                                                                                   faces, deep valleys and secluded
mtB:                                               bicycle. Also, the mountainous terrain holds many challenges for well-trained cyclists.                                                                                                            spots, you will find your peace of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      heaven and everything you have been
Cycling tour profile                               Cycling tours                                                                                                                                                                                      expecting from your cycling holiday.
total distance: 2,271km                            As many as 73 cycling tours are included in the guidebooks covering the areas around Kobarid
no. of tours: 73                                   and Tolmin. The tours run through the Soča Valley, along and above the Nadiža River, through the
marked routes: 1                                   Bača Gorge, across Trebuša and the Šentvid Plateau, and reach across the former Italian border
lowest point: 167 m above sea level
Highest point: 1,490 m above sea level
                                                   to Venetian Slovenia. The tours are 20–50 km long and come in three difficulty grades. The first                                                                                                   Restaurant Topli Val.
                                                   grade denotes routes suitable for families, the second for intermediate cyclists and the third                                                                                                     Organic, healthy and tasteful cuisine
                                                   for advanced riders. The easy tours lead through valleys and across plateaus, whereas the more                                                                                                     has been their passion since 1976.
Events                                             difficult ones, with an elevation gain of up to 2,000 m, run along mountain roads and cart tracks                                                                                                  Topli Val is a Mediterranean-
road and mtB Uphill race to Široko,                in the rolling foothills of the Julian Alps. Five tours lead to Triglav National Park. All the tours
15 august every year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      style restaurant, which creatively
                                                   available are circular.                                                                                                                                                                            incorporates a broad palette of flavours
the three nations’ international Cycling
marathon (italy, austria, Slovenia) – June every                                                                                                                                                                                                      into the local homemade cuisine.
year                                               Additional offer
                                                   Outdoor sports (hiking, paragliding, kayaking, rafting, hydrospeed, canyoning, rock climbing),
                                                   fishing, cultural and natural attractions of Triglav National Park (Tolmin Gorges, Javorca), the
Cycling packages                                   Walk of Peace – open-air WWI museums, museum train and Bohinj Railway autotrain.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hotel Hvala****
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and the renowned restaurant Topli Val
The Along the Princess package                                                                                                                                                                                                                        are family-run businesses. The hotel
includes 2x half board at Hotel                                                                                                                                                                                                                       has 31 rooms with 61 beds, a fishing
Hvala****, an easy guided cycling tour                                                                                                                                                                                                                gear storage, drying room, sauna, bicycle
along the Soča, a visit to the Kobarid
museum, energy snack, and sauna.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      storage, bicycle and car hire, information
Price: EUR 209 per person (for groups                                                                                                                                                                                                                 point, and sells artificial flies and fishing
of 4+).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               permits.

The Around Bučenica package includes
2x half board at Hotel lucija***, an easy
guided cycling tour around Most na Soči,
                                                                                                                                                                    Hotel Hvala, Trg Svobode 1, 5222 Kobarid, Slovenia. Tel.: 00386 5 38 99 300 Fax: 00386 5 38 85 322
refreshments, sauna and one massage.
Price: EUR 125 per person.                                                                                                                                                                      E:-mail:
                                           Cycling                                                                  Cycling
                                           packages                                                                 packages

                                           Package 1 includes a                                                     The three-day
                                           difficult guided cycling                                                 weekend package
                                           tour, bicycle and                                                        includes 2x half board,
                                           equipment hire, overnight                                                a cycling tour to most
                                           caravan accommodation                                                    na Soči and sightseeing,
                                           and sauna. Price: EUR                                                    refreshments, one sauna
                                           70 per person.                                                           pass and one massage.
                                                                                                                    Price: EUR 125 per
                                           Package 2 includes                                                       person.
                                           bicycle and equipment

    Camping                                hire, overnight caravan
                                           accommodation, use of
                                           the climbing wall and
                                                                                                                    The five-day package
                                                                                                                    includes 4x half board,
                                                                                                                    a half-day cycling tour,
    Koren,                                 sauna. Price: EUR 45
                                           per person.                     Lucija                                   a cycling tour to most
                                                                                                                    na Soči and sightseeing,

    Kobarid                                                                                                         refreshments, one sauna
                                                                                                                    pass and one massage.
                                                                                                                    Price: EUR 225 per
    Drežniške Ravne 33, 5222 Kobarid                                       Most na Soči 57, 5216 Most na Soči
    t: +386 (0)5 389 13 11                                                 t: +386 (0)5 38 13 292
    m +386 (0)41 371 229                                                   E:
    E:                                                                                              Star and wheel rating: ***/
    Star and wheel rating: ****/

    Kamp Koren, a campsite situated at the edge of Triglav National        Hotel Lucija is in the centre of Most na Soči, where the three valleys
    Park in the heart of the Soča Valley, is an excellent starting point   of the rivers Soča, Idrijca and Bača meet. This is a great starting
    for easy, difficult and extreme cycling tours. At the campsite you     point for cycling. The hotel offers its guests the possibility to relax
    can rent equipment, buy guidebooks and energy drinks, and hire         with massages and sauna. Here they can also store, a repair and
    a tour guide. Climb the tower or play a game of beach volleyball to    rent bicycles. The hotel is also a great starting point for mountain
    warm up, and when you get back from your cycling trip, relax in        biking tours (Krn at 2,058 m), for combined train-bicycle tours
    the sauna and refresh yourself with a quick bite at the fast-food      (Bohinj-Bled) or in combination with extreme sports.

                                                                                                                                                     Bovec and its

                                                                                                                                                     The location away from major urban areas, diverse landscape and many natural,
                                                                                                                                                     cultural and historical attractions to see while cycling make Bovec one of the most
                                                                                                                                                     beautiful cycling destinations.

                                                                                                                                                     The numerous cycling routes through this picturesque valley and unspoilt landscape of Triglav
                                                                                                                                                     National Park, which was carved by the emerald Soča River over centuries, are perfect for families,
                                                                                                                                                     touring cyclists and mountain bikers, as well as riders looking for very difficult trails. The easy
                                                                                                                                                     and lively routes, which run through cool forests, along rivers and streams, to World War I
                                                                                                                                                     monuments and open-air museums, are great for recreational cyclists and families. Advanced
                                                                                                                                                     cycling enthusiasts, however, will love the breathtaking views that open up on the high-mountain
                                                                                                                                                     trails and the adrenaline rushes at the Kanin MTB Park. Hire a tour guide to make sure that your
                                                                                                                                                     cycling trip is safe and that you are left with nothing but fond and long-lasting memories.

                                                                                                                                                     Cycling tours
                                                                                                                                                     The Bovec area boasts some of the country’s most popular mountain bike and road cycling tours,
                                                                                                                                                     ranging from only a few to almost 100 kilometres. Families and leisure cyclists can take one of
                                                                                                                                                     the many easy routes along the Soča, like the one leading to the village of Čezsoča or Koritnica.      Bovec tourist information Centre
                                                                                                                                                     Mountain bikers will love the numerous mountain trails over the slopes and peaks of the Julian         Trg golobarskih žrtev 8, 5230 Bovec
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            t: +386 (0)5 389 64 44
                                                                                                                                                     Alps, which are best experienced on a guided tour. Climbs to Stol, Lepena and Vrsnik are only some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            m +386 (0) 31 388 700
                                                                                                                                                     of the challenging rides. Attractions such as the source of the Soča and Bavšica can be explored on    E:
                                                                                                                                                     shorter tours with low elevation gains. For avid riders, there is the MTB Park, which boasts a 4.5km
                                                                                                                                                     trail with an elevation gain of 600 m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cycling in Slovenia
                                                                                                                                                                                            The three-day package
                                                                                                                                                                                            includes 3x half board,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            in Slovenia, cycling is allowed on all types of
                                                                                                                                                                                            a guided half-day tour
                                                                                                                                                                                            around Bovec (various           roads, paved and gravel, but forest dirt roads
                                                                                                                                                                                            difficulty grades available),   should be taken at one’s own risk. the exception
                                                                                                                                                                                            bicycle and safety helmet
                                                                                                                                                     Hotel                                  rental, tour guide and
                                                                                                                                                                                            insurance. Prices start at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            is forest dirt roads on private property, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            are marked accordingly. riding on forest and
                                                                                                                                                     Kanin                                  EUR 217 per person.

                                                                                                                                                                                            The five-day package
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mountain trails is prohibited; particularly tight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            restrictions are in force at triglav national Park.
                                                                                                                                                                                            includes 5x half-board,         in this alpine paradise, cycling is only allowed on
                                                                                                                                                                                            two guided half-day tours
                                                                                                                                                                                            (various difficulty grades      a number of dirt roads and cart tracks.
                                                                                                                                                                                            available) around Bovec, a      according to law, a safety helmet must be worn
                                                                                                                                                                                            moderate full-day cycling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            by children aged 14 and less; however, all cyclists
                                                                                                                                                                                            tour, bicycle and safety
                                                                                                                                                                                            helmet rental, insurance.       are strongly advised to use a safety helmet and
                                                                                                                                                     Hit Bovec d.o.o.                       Prices start at EUR 430         other bicycle safety equipment.
maps and guidebooks                                                                                                                                  ledina 6, 5230 Bovec
                                                                                                                                                     t: +386 (0)5 389 68 80
                                                                                                                                                                                            per person.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            While cycling on paved roads you must comply
the Cycling routes brochure (in Slovene,
English, german and italian)
                                                                                                                                                     f: +386 (0)5 389 68 89                                                 with the traffic regulations. In any case, try to
the Bovec guide (in Slovene, English, german   Road cyclists will love Bovec for its two of the most popular climbs in the country – to Vršič and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            stay away from busy roads and keep to quiet
and italian)
mtB guide Slowenien: 30 mountainbiketouren
                                               Mangart. Both are relatively short but with an elevation gain of well over 1,000m. You can also add   Star and wheel rating: ***/                                            country roads whenever possible. motorists are
im Soča-Tal (in German)
                                               additional kilometres – of distance or elevation – to your scoreboard by cycling around Kanin.                                                                               generally considerate towards cyclists, but it pays
                                                                                                                                                     Hotel Kanin, with 125 rooms, 75 with a balcony, is set in a peace-
                                                                                                                                                     ful location at the edge of Bovec, only 100m from the town centre.     to keep an eye out for any potential hazards.
                                               Natural and cultural attractions:
terrain suitability rating                                                                                                                           The town of Bovec, situated at the centre of the Soča Region, is a     you can take your bicycle on a train, but only
                                               Natural: Soča River, the Boka waterfall, the Great Gorge of the Soča, Juliana Alpine Botanical
road cycling:                                                                                                                                        remarkable starting point for cycling trips. The hotel offers a se-    when the train has a special bicycle carriage. for
                                               Garden, Kaninski Podi and Prestreljeniško Okno, Mlinarica, the source of the Soča, basins at
families:                                                                                                                                            cure bicycle storage, and a rental, repair shop and agency with tour
                                               Kršovec, the Kluže ravine, the Koritnica basins, the Nemčlja basins, Mangart Saddle, lakes Krnsko                                                                            more information, visit the Slovenske Železnice
touring:                                                                                                                                             guides for hire is just 100 m away. Hotel guests can enjoy the pool,
                                               and Dupeljsko Jezero, lakes Kriška jezera, etc.                                                       Finnish, Turkish, bio and infrared saunas, the whirlpool, massages     website at
mtB:                                           Fortifications, open-air museums and monuments to the Isonzo Front (Kluže Fortress, fortress          and a number of other sporting activities.
                                               and memorial at Predel, open-air museums: Ravelnik and Čelo), the Matija Komac Beehive, Mt
                                               Mangart, churches (St Joseph in Soča, the Trenta Valley, St Stephen in Log pod Mangrtom, St
Cycling tour profile                           Lenart, Virgin Mary in Polje, St Urh), the memorial to Dr. Julius Kugy, Dom Trenta – Triglav
total distance: 395km
no. of tours: 17
                                               National Park information centre, and the Trenta Museum, etc.
marked routes: 17
lowest point: 370m above sea level             Additional offer
Highest point: 2,040m above sea level          Bicycle and equipment rental, tour guide hire, other sporting activities (hiking, theme trails,
                                               kayaking, rafting, canyoning, river sledding, paragliding and aviation, caving, horseback riding,
Events                                         fishing, climbing, golf, skiing, etc.), wellness, etc
Kugy’s Vršič Climb (June 2009)
mangart Climb by Bicycle (august 2009)

Specialised cycling
Hotel Kanin (+386 (0)5 389 68 80,

Cycling packages

The four-day package includes 3x
half board, a guided half-day tour
around Bovec (various difficulty grades
available), bicycle and safety helmet
rental, insurance. Prices start at EUR
217 per person.

The six-day package includes 5x half-
board, two guided half-day tours (various
difficulty grades available) around Bovec,
a moderate full-day cycling tour, bicycle
and safety helmet rental, insurance.
Prices start at EUR 430 per person.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         maps and guidebooks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         guide map with descriptions of 15 cycling and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         20 walking trails

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         terrain suitability rating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         road cycling:

                                                                                                                                                     the Primorska region to the other side. The side valleys, which stretch into the heart of the       Cycling tour profile
                                                                                                                                                     Julian Alps, are great for leisurely trips to the steep faces of the Julian Alps. The Tamar and     lengths of individual cycling routes:
                                                                                                                                                     Krnica valleys are the two most widely known. For an exhilarating downhill adventure, visit         from 5 km to 30+km
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         no. of marked routes: 15
                                                                                                                                                     the Vitranc Bike Park. The park boasts many downhill tracks across natural terrain and man-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         lowest point: 571 m above sea level
                                                                                                                                                     made barriers.                                                                                      Highest point: 1,618 m above sea level
                                                                                                                                                     Road cyclists can tackle the Vršič mountain pass or take the easier way via Tarvisio to reach
                                                                                                                                                     Mangart, or head for Austria via Korensko Sedlo (Wurzenpass).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Juriš na Vršič, race to the Vršič Pass,
                                                                                                                                                     Natural attractions

Kranjska Gora
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         5 September 2009
                                                                                                                                                     Zelenci Nature Reserve, Lake Jasna, the Špik mountain group, nature’s sculpture Ajdovska            European mtB Downhill Championship,
                                                                                                                                                     Deklica, the Prisank window, Planica and the Tamar Valley, valleys Vrata, Kot and Krma              13–14 June 2008
                                                                                                                                                     Valleys, the Peričnik waterfall, the Grbinasti Travniki meadows, Gogala’s linden tree.

Amazing cycling adventures                                                                                                                           Cultural attractions                                                                                Specialised cycling
                                                                                                                                                     Russian chapel, Triglav Mountain Museum, Kajžnik’s house, Liznjek’s farm, Jakob Aljaž               accommodation
                                                                                                                                                     Memorial, Pocar’s farm, Psnak’s sawmill                                                             apartHotel Vijolica ***/****
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Vitranška 11 a, 4280 Kranjska gora
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         t: +386 (0)4 588 59 35
                                                                                                                                                     Additional offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         f: + 386 (0)4 588 59 33
                                                                                                                                                     Bike park, organised cycling trips, bicycle hire at several locations, other sporting activities,   E:

                                              The popularity of Kranjska Gora as a cycling destination grew with the launching
                                              of the network of waymarked cycle paths and the bike park situated on the steep
                                              slopes of Vitranc. What was once known among cyclists as the starting point for                                                                                                                            Cycling packages
                                              the legendary climb to the Vršič mountain pass is today a recreational and race
                                              cycling hotspot. Suitable for families, advanced individual riders and professional                                                                                                                        The weekend package for two
                                              cycling teams.                                                                                                                                                                                             at ApartHotel Vijolica includes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2 nights accommodation, 2 guided
                                              The famous winding road to the 1,611 m-high Vršič mountain pass is still a popular topic among                                                                                                             cycling tours, a map, sauna and
                                              road cyclists and mountain bikers. But the valley too holds numerous beautiful cycle paths,                                                                                                                massage pool. Prices start at EUR
                                              many of which are waymarked and suitable for families and recreational riders. The main cycle                                                                                                              268 (at EUR 134 per person).
                                              path, from which other routes branch out to the north and south, connects Kranjska Gora, or
                                              Rateče at the far end of the valley, with Jesenice. Following the former railway line and running
                                              away from the main road for the most part, it is a peaceful and scenic route enjoyed by cyclists,
                                              inline skaters and strollers alike. This family cycle path crosses the Italian border into Tarvisio,
                                              where it is known as Ciclovia, and continues to Austria. From Kranjska Gora you can also pedal
                                              your way through the Radovna River Valley and reach Bled.
tiC Kranjska gora
tourist information & Private accommodation
                                              Cycling tours
Tičarjeva ulica 2, 4280 Kranjska Gora
t: +386 (0)4 580 94 40
                                              Most of the advanced mountain bike trails lead north from the valley, into the wooded slopes of
f: +386 (0)4 580 94 41                        the Karavanke Alps. You can climb to the very top of the Karavanke ridge, the border between
E:                      Slovenia and Austria. You will enjoy the spectacular view of the Julian Alps, whose steep and                          rocky slopes are inaccessible to cyclists, except for the remarkable Vršič Pass, which overlooks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hostel                                           Ribčev laz 60, 4265 Bohinjsko jezero
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 t: +386 (0)4 572 34 61
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 m +386 (0)40 864 202

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 f: +386 (0)4 572 071
tiC Bohinj – Bohinjska Bistrica
triglavska cesta 30, 4264 Bohinjska Bistrica
t: +386 (0)4 574 75 90
f: +385 (0)4 574 75 91

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Star and wheel rating: **/
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TIC Bohinj – Ribčev Laz
Ribčev Laz 48, 4265 Bohinjsko jezero
t: +386 (0)4 574 60 10

f: +386 (0)4 572 33 30                                                                                                                                  The Pod Voglom Hostel is set in an idyllic setting in the heart of Triglav National Park, close to
E: |                                                                                                                  Lake Bohinj. The hostel, a popular centre for sporting activities, places a special focus on cycling.    Cycling package
                                                                                                                                                        It has as many as 50 mountain bikes to rent and runs a network of specialised local guides, who
                                                                                                                                                        will take you to the most beautiful parts of Bohinj. You can also relax on the hostel’s private beach
maps and guidebooks                                                                                                                                     and large garden with sunloungers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The five-day cycling package
Panoramic cycling map of Bohinj                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in Bohinj includes 4 nights
Bohinj Mountain Biking Guide (Matjaž Žmitek),                                                                                                                                                                                                                    accommodation, two guided half-
in Slovene, german and English                                                                                                                          Additional offer                                                                                         day mountain bike tours, 4x full-day
                                                                                                                                                        Pac Sports sporting activities (adrenaline park, rafting, paragliding, canyoning, kayaking, hiking,      mountain bike hire and 1x full-day
                                                At the heart of the Julian Alps lies Bohinj, a glacial valley known for Lake Bohinj, the                                                                                                                         canoe hire. Price: at EUR 122 per
                                                                                                                                                        etc.), bicycle hire, tour guides, bicycle storage.
terrain suitability rating                      unspoilt Alpine landscape and a rich cultural heritage. At the same time, the valley is                                                                                                                          person (five persons minimum).
road cycling:                                   one of the most prominent attractions of Triglav National Park.
touring:                                        As there is not enough space for wide roads between the mountains and the lake, this Alpine jewel
freeride:                                       is best explored by bicycle. On gravel roads you will avoid motorised traffic, and you won’t be in
mtB:                                            anyone’s way in narrow village streets. Bohinj is a perfect spot for a Sunday cycling trip with your                                                                                                            triglavska cesta 13, 4264 Bohinjska Bistrica
                                                family, as well as for advanced mountain bikers and road cyclists. It is simply too beautiful to be                                                                                                             t/f: +386 (0)4 572 12 82
                                                explored by car, so hop on your bicycle and explore the natural splendours and local heritage of                                                                                                                E:
Cycling tour profile                            this Alpine valley.                                                                                                                                                                                   
total distance: 370km                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Star and wheel rating: ****/
no. of tours: 15
marked routes: 5                                Cycling tours
lowest point: 512m above sea level              To the mountain biker’s delight, Lake Bohinj is surrounded by mountains with numerous mountain
Highest point: 1,400m above sea level           roads and trails. Road cyclists will also be well catered for in this area where only the strongest
                                                riders run out of routes to travel. Apart from roads and trails, there are also many waymarked
Events                                          cycleways.
mountain bike race to Uskovnica (august)        The Klodič Cycling Path runs along the left bank of the Sava Bohinjka to Bohinjska Bistrica, along
                                                the foot of Rudnica to Lake Bohinj, and in Stara Fužina curves into the Upper Bohinj Valley and
                                                continues to Srednja Vas. The 11 km cycle path is suitable for families and advanced cyclists, who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hotel-                                           Cycling package

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The four-day Bohinj-Podbrdo

                                                normally incorporate this trail into longer cycling expeditions. You can visit the stunning waterfall                                                                                                            package includes 3x half board, a
Cycling packages                                at the source of the Bistrica as well as the Mostnica, Grmečica and Peračica falls. You can also ride
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 rich buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 menus, a self-guided cycling tour from
                                                most of the way to the famous Savica waterfall and towards the Ribnica falls.                                                                                                                                    Bohinjska Bistrica to Podbrdo, 1x full-
The Bohinj package is suitable

                                                Cycling trips across the slopes of the southern Bohinj mountains afford beautiful views of the                                                                                                                   day bicycle and safety helmet hire, one
for families and includes 3 nights
                                                valley and the lake, Bohinjska Bistrica and the Triglav mountain range. The panoramic vantage                                                                                                                    isotonic drink, one three-hour pass to
accommodation, a guided cycling trip
                                                points will make it easy for you to decide where to go next.                                                                                                                                                     Bohinj Water Park, a visit to the Tomaž
around Bohinj and sightseeing, a visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 godec museum in Bohinjska Bistrica
to the Savica waterfall, wild flower sites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (two permanent collections: Small War
along the Klodič Cycling Trail, a boat          Additional offer                                                                                                                                                                                                 museum of the isonzo and alpine fronts,
ride on lake Bohinj.
                                                Guided cycling trips, bicycle rentals and repair shop.                                                  The family-run Hotel-Pension Tripič, in Bohinjska Bistrica, has a dedicated offer for cyclists and       leather-tanning museum).
Prices start at EUR 132 per person.
                                                                                                                                                        is a good starting point for exploring the beauty of the Bohinj Basin. Their staff will help you pick    Price: EUR 152 per person.
The Bohinj Alpine Meadows package                                                                                                                       the right cycling tours for your skill level, point you to the biggest attractions and get you a tour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The three-day Bohinj package
is suitable for mountain bikers and                                                                                                                     guide. When you are done cycling, relax at the Bohinj Water Park, only 50 metres from the hotel,         includes 2x half board, a rich buffet
includes 3 nights accommodation,                                                                                                                        or enjoy a delicious meal at the hotel restaurant, which serves home-cooked local dishes and             breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, 1x
a guided cycling tour to mountain
pastures Uskovnica and Zajamniki, a
                                                                                                                                                        assorted delicacies.                                                                                     full-day bicycle and safety helmet hire,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a self-guided cycling tour around Bohinj,
cycling tour to ratitovec and a ride in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and one full body massage at Bohinj
the Vogel cable car.                                                                                                                                    Additional offer for cyclists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Water Park.
Prices start at EUR 152 per person.                                                                                                                     Tour guides, bicycle hire and storage, bicycle and equipment transportation, free wireless Internet      Price: EUR 131 per person.
                                                                                                                                                        access in all rooms, 10% off on Bohinj Water Park pool pass.

                                                                                                                                                        Camping Bled                                                                Hotel Park
                                                                                                                                                        Kidričeva 10c, 4260 Bled                                                    Cesta svobode 15, 4260 Bled
tiC Bled                                                                                                                                                t: +386 (0)4 575 20 00                                                      t: +386 (0)4 579 18 00
Cesta svobode 10, 4260 Bled                                                                                                                             E:                                                    E:
t: +386 (0)4 574 11 22                                                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                                        The campsite, situated on the shore of Lake Bled, offers a wide             Boasting an attractive offer and location, Bled’s Hotel Park is the right
                                                                                                                                                        variety of sporting activities and runs a well-rounded programme of         spot for cyclists. You will also be well catered for before and after your
                                                                                                                                                        organised activities for children and adults. Then there is the sports      cycling expedition, as there is a big swimming pool with heated thermal
maps and guidebooks                                                                                                                                     and recreation area, children’s playground, shop, tent rental, discount     water, a whirlpool, saunas, fitness centre, Thai massage centre, à la carte
radovna Cycling route
                                                                                                                                                        on Hotel Golf pool passes and Bled Golf Course fees. Take this and add      restaurant and pizzeria, sweetshop and café. You also get free admission

information map
                                                                                                                                                        it to the magnificence of the Julian and the Karavanke Alps, and you        to the Hotel Golf pools and you can play golf at the Bled Golf Course for
municipality of Bled tourist map
                                                                                                                                                        get everything you could wish for on your cycling holiday.                  less.
mountain biking:
                                                                                                                                                        Additional offer                                                            Additional offer
                                                                                                                                                        Free secure bicycle, luggage and equipment storage, first-aid kit rental,   Free secure bicycle, luggage and equipment storage, first-aid kit rental,
                                                                                                                                                        bicycle and cycling apparel washing facility, drying room for cycling       bicycle and cycling apparel washing facility, drying room for cycling
terrain suitability rating                                                                                                                              apparel and boots, qualified mountain bike tour guide, cycling tour         apparel and boots, qualified mountain bike tour guide, cycling tour help
road cycling:                                                                                                                                           help desk, accommodation booking, passenger and bicycle shuttle,            desk, accommodation booking, passenger and bicycle shuttle, luggage
families:                                                                                                                                               luggage transfers.                                                          transfers.
touring:                                                                                                                                                Cycling package                                                             Cycling package
                                                Lake Bled, the symbol of Slovenian tourism, lies close to Triglav National Park, which                  The range of cycling packages for short and long stays is posted on the     The range of cycling packages for short and long stays is posted on the
                                                makes it an excellent starting point for all types of cycling tours. The cycling routes                 campsite’s website.                                                         campsite’s website.
                                                take in the rich cultural and natural heritage of the town of Bled and the wider area.

Bicycle hire                                    Bled and its surroundings are perfect for cycling, suitable for leisurely senior riders, families and                                              Cycling
Agencies Helia, Kompas, Lifetrek, Amigo; Bled
tourist information Centre, etc.
                                                keen recreational cyclists. The diverse roads and paths leading to the villages around Bled are great                                              package
                                                for short cycling trips, and the intricate network of dirt roads on Jelovica, Pokljuka and Mežaklja
                                                will satisfy even the most advanced mountain biker. There are several agencies in Bled where you                                                   includes bed and breakfast
Specialised cycling                             can hire a bicycle or a guide.                                                                                                                     accommodation, a map
                                                                                                                                                                                                   of cycling routes in and
accommodation                                   The cycling routes                                                                                                                                 around Bled, bicycle
Hotel ribno, Hotel Park, Camping Bled                                                                                                                                                              storage and technical
                                                The cycling routes around Bled run along quiet roads, mostly gravel. Naturally, the most famous is
                                                                                                                                                                                                   support, one packed lunch,
                                                the route around the lake, which is 6 km long, easy and suitable for families with small children.                                                 free use of the hotel sauna
                                                Numerous cycling routes lead away from the lake. Very attractive is the Radovna Cycling Route,                                                     and jacuzzi. Prices start at
                                                which runs through the valley of the Radovna river, in Triglav National Park. It is 16km long, runs                                                EUR 55 per person (offer
                                                on a gravel road and has numerous information points.                                                                                              valid 1 apr. 2009 through

                                                                                                                                                        Hotel Ribno
                                                                                                                                                                                                   30 oct. 2009).

                                                The Short Tour of Bled takes you around the town; it is 30 km long, but you can turn around at
                                                any point and head back to Bled. The route leads towards the Sava Dolinka canyon, to the famous
                                                Vintgar Gorge, through traditional villages of the Gorenjska region and along the banks of the Sava
                                                                                                                                                        izletniška 44, 4260 Bled
                                                Bled is also a great starting point for more demanding road cycling and mountain bike tours. There      t: +386 (0)4 578 31 00
                                                are cycling routes to Bohinj and the edges of Triglav National Park, or one can cross the Ljubljana     f: +386 (0)4 578 32 00
                                                Basin, which is quite narrow there, to reach the Karavanke Alps.                                        E:
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                                                Additional offer
                                                Helia Travel Agency specialising in cycling (                                              Hotel Ribno sits in a spruce forest, a peaceful setting not more than a
                                                                                                                                                        stone’s throw from Bled. It is the perfect place for relaxation, rest and
                                                                                                                                                        recreation. The hotel is a good starting point for family trips around
                                                                                                                                                        Bled and along the Sava River. And there is plenty for advanced
                                                                                                                                                        mountain bikers and road cyclists to see and do in the surrounding
                                                                                                                                                        mountains as well. After your cycling tour, you can relax in a sauna or
                                                                                                                                                        jacuzzi, perhaps treat yourself to a massage, or just keep moving, as
                                                                                                                                                        there are many other sporting activities out there.
                                                                                                                                                        Additional offer
                                                                                                                                                        Mountain bike hire, Internet access, for a stay of 2+ nights a free
                                                                                                                                                        one-hour tennis session (to be used before 3 p.m.), 10% discount
                                                                                                                                                        at the hotel restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cycling scene

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cycling, in all its forms, is one of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  popular activities among the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            most Tourist farms make up a significant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            local population. mountain biking won
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  part of accommodation capacities,
                                                                                                                                                       Hotel Creina                                                                         widespread popularity thanks to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and many of them have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            country’s many hills and mountains,
tiC idrija                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        designated slowly catching up.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            but road cycling isas cyclist-friendly
Vodnikova 3, 5280 idrija
t: +386 (0)5 374 39 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tourist farms. will see families
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            During weekends youtourist farms must
m +386 (0)31 743 672                                                                                                                                   Koroška cesta 5, 4000 Kranj                                                                meet certain criteria, parts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and day trippers cycling in allas is the
E:                                                                                                                                   t: +386 (0)4 281 75 04                                                                                                                                  E:                                                                     case with hotels and campsites.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of Slovenia.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                The influence of the cycling scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  most importantly, they must have
tiC Cerkno                                                                                                                                             Star and wheel rating: ***/
Močnikova 2, 5282 Cerkno
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  bicycles, four freeride parks,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            is manifested insafety helmets and
t: +386 (0)5 373 46 45
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            numerous dedicated bicycle shops

                                               Idrija and Cerkno
                                                                                                                                                       Kranj is an excellent starting point for bicycle challenges. If you are
m +386 (0)51 644 557                                                                                                                                                                                                                              qualified tour guides for hire.
                                                                                                                                                       a bold and adventurous mountain biker, you will enjoy the exciting                   around the country and many cycling
                                                                                                                                                       downhill/freeride track from Krvavec, which can be reached by cable                        for more information on tourist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            events, even international competitions,
                                                                                                                                                       car. Families and recreational riders can take quiet back roads to Bled;
                                                                                                                                                       road cyclists and mountain bikers can explore the Škofja Loka Hills.                       farms in Slovenia, visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            whose season is open from april to the
maps and guidebooks                                                                                                                                    Detailed tour information is available at the hotel’s front desk, where
                                                                                                                                                       you can sign up for guided trips or hire a touring bicycle (8 bicycles           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            end of September.
idrija and Cerkno Cycling trails catalogue
idrija and Cerkno map (1 : 50 000)
                                                                                                                                                       available).                                                                          if you prefer a self-guided tour, we
                                               A diverse region with a pristine landcape, numerous scenic nature trails and remark-                    Cycling packages                                                                     recommend that you find a local rider
                                                                                                                                                       Cyclists get 20% off on bed and breakfast accommodation. Pick your
terrain suitability rating                     able cultural and technical heritage.                                                                   preferences from the Relax catalogue and create a personalised activity              to show you the best cycling spots.
road cycling:                                                                                                                                          package at an affordable price.
families:                                      The Idrija and Cerkno hills are every cyclist’s dream. Choose a short and easy tour, or a long and
touring:                                       difficult one, where a high level of physical fitness is crucial. Climbs to the nearby summits will
                                               reward you with unforgettable views. And there are plenty of treats for downhill fans too. You will                          Mobile adventures biking is a new type of cycling in
freeride:                                                                                                                                                                   Slovenia and Europe. Slovenia is a perfect spot to
mtB:                                           look back fondly on your adventures in the wonderful setting, the peaceful and unspoilt natural                              go cycling. It boasts a unique cultural and natural
                                               environment,the clean rivers and warm people, and you will be eager to return.                                               heritage, many natural attractions, a spectacular            The price includes:
                                                                                                                                                                            and diverse landscape and a dense network of quiet
Cycling tour profile                           Cycling tours
                                                                                                                                                                            roads. Taking a motor caravan and bicycle and hiring
                                                                                                                                                                            a tour guide is a great and fun way to explore all the       - 7x half-board accommodation,
total distance: 326km
                                               The waymarked routes include: the Contraband Trail (45 km), Across the Vojskarska Plateau (35                                treasures of the country. Cycling from one jewel to          - 6 guided full-day cycling trips,
no. of tours: 6
                                               km), Tracing Bloudek (56 km), Trail to the heart of the Idrija forest (78 km), Across the Cerkno                             the other will make you feel free and happy. You can
marked routes: 6                                                                                                                                                            stop wherever and whenever you like.                         - Internationally licensed professional tour guide,
lowest point: 227m above sea level             Hills (62 km) and Tracing flutes and taverns (50 km). Circular, the routes start in Idrija or Cerkno.                        Our goal is provide you with the opportunity to cycle        - Campsite and motor caravan overnight charges,
Highest point: 1,240m above sea level          They follow quiet country roads, dirt roads and trails on the Ledine, Vojsko, Šebrelje, Krnica and                           through the most scenic parts of Slovenia in just one
                                                                                                                                                                            week. You can pick your favourite regions, or we can         - Towels and bedclothes,
                                               Črni Vrh plateaus, along the edge of the Trnovo forest and through the Cerkno Hills. Suitable for
                                                                                                                                                                            choose them for you. All you need is your luggage,           - Airport shuttle from Ljubljana, Trieste or Klagenfurt.
                                               mountain and touring bikes, the routes take in numerous natural and cultural attractions. There
Events                                         are several MTB downhill trails for thrill-seeking riders, with the Javornik Bike Park as the epicen-
                                                                                                                                                                            cycling equipment and a great passion for cycling. We
                                                                                                                                                                            provide the rest. Cycling tours are suitable for all skill
Cycling along the Bloudek routes in Črni Vrh                                                                                                                                                                                             Price: EUR 699 per person
                                               tre of “gravitational” action.                                                                                               and fitness levels.
nad idrijo (may)
Cycling in the Cerkno Hills
                                               Additional offer                                                                                                                                                                          Extra charge: First-class SCOTT mountain bike – EUR 35 per day
                                               Javornik Bike Park, freeride and downhill trails (Lome near Črni Vrh nad Idrijo,
Specialised cycling                  , +386 (0)40 370 838)                                                                                                                                             Group size: min. 4 – max. 5 (smaller groups by arrangement)
accommodation                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Season: May–October
Hotel Cerkno,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Terrain: gravel roads, forest dirt tracks and mountain trails,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Individual tour length: 30–50km
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Difficulty: 1–5

Cycling packages                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The price does not include:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         - Insurance
The 2-, 3-, 5- and 7-day cycling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         - Trip to Slovenia
packages include bed and breakfast
accommodation at Hotel Cerkno, entry                                                                                                                                                                                                     - Personal expenses, drinks
to the short-course thermal pool,
bicycle storage and tour information kit.                                                                                                                                                                                                More information:
optional shuttle service, tour guide hire
and purchase of lunch packs.
Price: from EUR 63–200 per person.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Jamnica 10, 2391 Prevalje
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           t: +386 (0)2 870 30 60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Star and wheel rating: ***/
Bike Base Jamnica – Ekohotel Kmetija Koroš
Jamnica 10, 2391 Prevalje
t: +386 (0)2 870 30 60

tiC Dravograd
trg 4. julija 50, 2370 Dravograd
t: +386 (0)2 871 02 85

                                                                                                                                                    Bike Base Jamnica
tiC ravne na Koroškem                                                                                                                               The centre of mountain bike tourism in the Koroška region, Bike Base Jamnica has a unique hotel
trg svobode 21, 2390 ravne na Koroškem                                                                                                              Koroš and tourist farm Mikel with self-contained accommodation and a holiday home, offers a
t: +386 (0)2 822 12 19
                                             Colourful Valleys                                                                                      wide selection of guided tours, has a single trail park and organises tours around Slovenia.
                                                                                                                                                    Ekohotel Kmetija Koroš
tiC Slovenj gradec                           The eastern edge of the Karavanke Alps introduces a land of valleys and mountains,                     This mountain bike centre made its name by opening the first cycling hotel and mountain bike
glavni trg 24, 2380 Slovenj gradec           which holds many attractions for cyclists. The cycling infrastructure is impressive,                   park in the country. With more than ten years of experience, they relocated to a smaller but cosier
t: +386 (0)2 881 21 16
                                             with more than 1,000 kilometres of different cycling routes. Keen cyclists will love                   hotel with a stunning panoramic backdrop – the mountains and forests of Koroška. Today Koroš,          mountain Bike nomad
                                             the spectacular single trail network and unique underground cycling trips. There are                   where three bicycle networks meet, is a unique hotspot for mountain biking and other mountain
                                             numerous cycling events and competitions, which testifies to the local affection for                   adventures. The farm was converted into a charming eco- and cyclist-friendly hotel, which offers       Want to explore Slovenia by bicycle?
                                             mountain biking.                                                                                       comfortable accommodation and a unique selection of organic home-cooked menus. Mountain                We organise and guide cycling tours
                                                                                                                                                    biking clearly left a huge mark on their lifestyle, which is evident from the hotel’s interiors. To    that take several days, suitable
                                             Mountain Bike Park – Many mountain valleys in this part of the Karavanke Alps rise to Alpine           relax, there are dedicated club rooms plus a sauna and a pool.                                         for groups and individuals, fully
                                             peaks. The nearby woodland holds unlimited possibilities for mountain bikers thanks to its intricate                                                                                                          guided or self-guided and aided by
                                             network of dirt roads and cart tracks, which is why Slovenia’s first mountain bike park was started    Single Trail Park                                                                                      guidebooks, maps and gPS. the tour
                                             there. The network of well-tended mountain biking trails is waymarked with animal footprints,          The tourist farm and its surroundings have a network of single trails ideal for a safe mountain bike   itineraries can be tailored to you,
                                             hence its name Traces of Wilderness. Črna na Koroškem, Mežica and Jamnica are the gateways to          adventure. Take an easy route or a technically more difficult one to get ready for the tours ahead.    and we can make all the necessary
                                             more than 350 km of cycling routes.                                                                                                                                                           accommodation, luggage and travel
                                                                                                                                                    Additional offer                                                                                       arrangements. more information at
                                             Underground Biking – Mountain bikes were built to ride mountains, but Koroška also boasts              The leading centre with information on cycling in Slovenia, SingleTrail camps, mountain bike 
                                             a unique 6 km waymarked cycling route that runs deep beneath the ground. It runs through the           training courses, cycling tour guide training, massages for cyclists.
                                             mysterious abandoned mine underneath Peca.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cycling package
                                             Kundi’s Biking Routes – Starting in Prevalje, the waymarked routes lead to Leše, Šentanel, Dolga
                                             Brda and Strojna. Some routes can be combined, so there are many different ways to explore the                                                                                                                 The weekend mountain bike package
                                             area with magnificent panoramic views of the mountains and valleys of Koroška.                                                                                                                   includes 2x half board, briefing, a cycling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            map and an Underground Biking tour.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Price: from EUR 95 per person.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Seven Green Suns package
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            includes 7x half board, an Underground
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Biking tour, one guided tour and 2x
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            shuttle service. Price: from EUR 249
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            per person.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Best Single Trails! package
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            includes 3x half board, 4 guided tours,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            an Underground Biking tour and shuttle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Price: from EUR 296 per person
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (Packages for groups of 3–7 available at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            all times; individuals can choose from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the dates published at:

maps and guidebooks                              The eastern parts of the Koroška region are characterised by the Drava River, which
mountain Bike Park map                           carved a first-rate terrain for recreational and family cycling. The river flows between
Mountain Bike Guide to the Mežica, Upper Drava   the hills of Kobansko and Kozjak on the country’s northern border and Pohorje to the
and mislinja valleys                             south, which is a true paradise for mountain bikers and tourers.
the river Drava - Cycling guide

                                                 The international Drava Cycle Trail – The route winds its way through diverse scenery along
terrain suitability rating                       the Drava River, to the old town of Dravograd and along the edge of the vast Pohorje forest. The

                                                                                                                                                        Zreče – Rogla
road cycling:                                    international Drava Bicycle Trail is part of a European network of cycling routes. In Slovenia, the
                                                 trail runs from Vič towards Maribor.

                                                 Cycling trail around Uršlja Gora – The 41-km mountain bike trail runs along quiet country
freeride:                                        roads and dirt roads linking the small communities and farms, which dot the hillside of Uršlja Gora.
mtB:                                             The trail starts at the lake Ivarčko Jezero, a popular tourist recreation spot in Ravne na Koroškem,
                                                 and it meets other trails running from the neighbouring Mežica and Mislinja valleys.
Cycling tours profile
total distance: 580 km
no. of tours: 20                                 Pohorje Biking Transversal – The cycling trail runs along the ridges of Pohorje, connecting the
marked routes: 14                                eastern parts with the western. This transversal includes cycling trails from all the major centres
lowest point: 415 m above sea level              around Pohorje. The ideal starting point for this exciting 75-km ride, on a trail which is waymarked   The Zreče Pohorje area holds many possibilities for cycling on marked routes,
Highest point: 1,400 m above sea level
                                                 in both directions, is the mountain hut Koča pod Kremžarjevim Vrhom near Slovenj Gradec.               accompanied by a state-of-the-art satellite navigation system or local guides. The
                                                                                                                          beneficial atmosphere of the natural climatic health resort will make you jump on
                                                                                                                                                        your bicycle and explore the wealth of natural and cultural heritage sites.
Divja Jaga freeride – June
trbonje mtB marathon – June
                                                                                                                                                        The Zreče Pohorje area, with Rogla and Terme Zreče, is the green heart of the tourist region which
the Krejan memorial – September                                                                                                                         boasts plenty of quality hotels and self-contained accommodation units along with exceptional
Cycling around Uršlja gora – September                                                                                                                  tourist farms. Cycling fans will love the untouched scenery, the mild mid-elevation climate and the
Cycling in ravne – June                                                                                                                                 numerous marked and unmarked cycling routes, which can be discovered with the help of modern
                                                                                                                                                        GPS navigation systems. But the riding uphill is not the only thing that will leave you breathless,
                                                                                                                                                        as the region is known for its picturesque natural and cultural attractions, ethnological hallmarks                                                                                                                                          of the region and friendly, warm people. Zreče and Rogla lie close to the main Ljubljana–Maribor
                                                                                                                                                        motorway and are a great starting point for cycling trips around the Pohorje massif, from Maribor
                                                                                                                                                        to Slovenj Gradec Pohorje, which is taken in by the Pohorje Biking Transversal.

                                                                                                                                                        Cycling tours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hotel Dobrava 2000
                                                                                                                                                        Cycling tours generally start at two locations: at Zreče, with the Terme Zreče spa, and Rogla. The       Cesta na Roglo 15, 3214 Zreče
                                                                                                                                                        tours starting at Rogla are circular, with distances ranging from 27 to 40 km, and include many          t: +386(0)3 757 60 00
                                                                                                                                                        sites of interest and climbs to the Pohorje summits, for instance Osankarica and Jurgovo. You can        E:
                                                                                                                                                        visit the mighty trees of the Šumik ancient forest, the natural reserve in the Lobnica Valley, several
                                                                                                                                                        places commemorating the world war and the famed Pohorje Battalion, and many other sites.
                                                                                                                                                        The tours starting at Zreče either finish where they started or lead to Rogla. The easy 13 km circular
                                                                                                                                                        tour takes you through Slovenske Konjice to extensive vineyards. A slightly shorter route leads
                                                                                                                                                        to Golek, a popular local spot for leisurely day trips. The circular route to the Zangger ponds, a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Unior d.d. Program Turizem, Terme Zreče
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cesta na Roglo 15, 3214 Zreče
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               t: +386 (0)3 75 77 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               f: +386 (0)3 57 66 010
maps and guidebooks                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Star and wheel rating: ***/
Zreče cycling map
rogla tourist and cycling map
Cycling map and tour descriptions are available

terrain suitability rating                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cycling package
road cycling:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hotel                                       The three-day Cycling for Health package
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               includes 2x half board at Bungalow rogla,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               guided cycling tours to the village of Skomarje
freeride:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and to osankarica, pampering at the land of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Well-Being (hotel pool, one sauna pass), one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               adrenaline toboggan ride at Zlodejevo, a 30-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               minute foot massage, introduction to nordic

Cycling tour profile
total distance: 214km
no. of tours: 8
                                                   great place to stop and cool down, is a little more than 25 km long. Rogla can be reached from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rogla                                       walking, two energy packs and a crash course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in climbing. Prices start from EUR 152 per
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               person (children: from EUr 92 per person).

marked routes: 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The five-day Cycling for Health package
lowest point: 360m above sea level
                                                   Terme Zreče along two routes; the difficult, 35 km-long route leads across Bukova Gora, through                                                                                                             includes 4x half board at Bungalow rogla,
                                                                                                                                                           Rogla is a place where the grass is still green, streams clean and the air fresh. A wonderful       guided cycling tours to Jurgovo (snack
Highest point: 1,533m above sea level              lush beech forests and the village of Skomarje, the cradle of Slovenian clogmaking. The easier
                                                                                                                                                           landscape, pleasant climate and home-cooked meals are what every cyclist will appreciate.           included), the village of Skomarje, to
                                                   one, leading across Brinjeva Gora and through Gorenje above Zreče, is 25 km long and takes in a                                                                                                             osankarica and a panoramic tour to Jezerca,
                                                                                                                                                           Accommodation available at Hotel Rogla or in the bungalows next to the hotel.
                                                   Roman cemetery and the Church of St Kunigunda, which dates from 1391.                                                                                                                                       pampering at the land of Well-Being (hotel
Events                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         pool, two sauna passes), one adrenaline
rogla by Bicycle (august)                                                                                                                                  Additional offer for cyclists                                                                       toboggan ride at Zlodejevo, a 30-minute foot
Jurij Vodovnik Cycling marathon (September)
                                                   Natural and cultural attractions                                                                                                                                                                            massage, introduction to nordic walking, three
                                                                                                                                                           Cycling equipment purchase and rental. Apart from the pool and sauna,
ljubno time trial (September)                      The archeological collection titled “Vestiges of the Past” at Hotel Planja, the Šumik ancient forest,                                                                                                       energy packs and a three-day climbing course.
                                                                                                                                                           the Land of Well-Being also offers a wide range of wellness services, such
                                                   waterfalls Mali and Veliki Šumik, the last battlefield of the Pohorje Batallion (NOB memorial), the                                                                                                         Prices start from EUR 293 per person
                                                                                                                                                           as massages and baths.                                                                              (children: from EUr 192 per person).
                                                   lake Črno Jezero, the Skomarje house, the Church of St Lambert, Church of St Jacob, Church of
Cyclist-friendly food                              St Martin, Mother of God Church at Brinjeva Gora, Church of St Agnes at Golika and Church of
establishments                                     St Kunigunda, the birth house of Janez Koprivnik, Luschberg Castle ruins, Ošlak’s smithy, the
Koča na Pesku, Dom na Osankarici, tourist          Church of St Vid, Beškovnik’s granary, the Church of St Lawrence, museum of “100 Frankolovo
farms: Arbajter, Ločnikar, Kovše, Kočnik-          Victims”, Šrekl’s smithy, Podpohorje Wine Road No. 17, the old town of Slovenske Konjice, the
Kovše, Pačnik, Arzenšek, Ramšak, Gričnik,                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Unior d.d. Program turizem
                                                   Church of St George, Riemer Gallery.
Urška, Zimrajh Inn, Smogavc Inn, Mlin Cafe,                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Terme Zreče
Čebelica Cafe, Hlastec Inn, Jana Inn, Zlati Grič                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cesta na Roglo 15, 3214 Zreče
wineshop, Zangger ponds.                           Additional offer                                                                                                                                                                                            t: +386 (0)3 75 76 000
                                                   Bicycle hire at Hotel Dobrava 2000 and Hotel Planja, Jesix bicycle repair shop in Slovenske Konjice,                                                                                                        f: +386 (0)3 57 62 446
                                                   tour guide hire, numerous other sporting activities.                                                                                                                                                        E:
Specialised cycling                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

accommodation providers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Star and wheel rating: ****/

Hotel Dobrava 2000****
(Zreče, +386(0)3 757 60 00,,
Hotel Planja****
(Zreče, +386 (0)3 757 71 00,,
Hotel Smogavc****
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cycling package
(Zreče, +386 (0)3 757 66 00,,                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The three-day Cycling for Health package
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               includes 2x half board at Vile Terme Zreče,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               guided cycling tours to the village of Skomarje

Cycling packages                                                                                                                                           Terme Zreče                                                                                         and the Žiče Carthusian Monastery, swimming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in thermal pools, one pass to Sauna Village, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               30-minute foot massage, introduction to nordic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               walking, two energy packs and a crash course
The four-day cycling package at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in climbing.
Hotel Smogavc*** includes 3x half                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prices start from EUR 165 per person
board, guided cycling tours, a cycling                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (children: from EUr 93 per person).
map and a schedule of organised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The five-day Cycling for Health package
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               includes 4x half board at Vile Terme Zreče,
Price: EUR 180 per person.                                                                                                                                 At the foot of the Zreče Pohorje Hills lies Terme Zreče, the health resort where body and soul
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               guided cycling tours to the village of Skomarje,
                                                                                                                                                           are pampered. Terme Zreče Villas are situated in a pleasant park very close to the health resort.   the Žiče Carthusian Monastery and Ribniki na
The three-day Cycling for Health                                                                                                                           Accommodation available in self-contained units and double/twin rooms.                              Stranicah (barbecue included), the Zlati Grič
package at Bungalow Rogla***                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   cycling tour, swimming in thermal pools, two
includes 2x half board, selected cycling                                                                                                                                                                                                                       passes to Sauna Village, a 30-minute foot
tours, organised activity and relaxation                                                                                                                   Additional offer for cyclists                                                                       massage, introduction to nordic walking, three
programmes.                                                                                                                                                Cycling equipment purchase and rental, thermal pools and various                                    energy packs and a crash course in climbing.
Price: EUR 141 per person.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Prices start at EUR 302 per person (children:
                                                                                                                                                           baths, various massages, rich culinary offer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               from EUr 183 per person).

Slomškova ulica 4, 3214 Zreče
t: +386 (0)3 757 66 00
f: +386 (0)3 757 66 10
Star and wheel rating: *** and ****/

Cycling packages
The four-day basic package includes 3x half
board at Hotel Smogavc***, a brochure with

                                                    Hotel Smogavc
descriptions of 15 cycling routes, a cycling map
and list of attractions, a welcome reception and
video presentation of the destination, one free
entry to the Terme Zreče pools, a torch-lit night
walk, tea party with multivision screenings and
a candle-lit dinner.
Price: EUR 180 per person.

The four-day premium package includes the           Pohorje is a cycling paradise, and the specialised cycling hotel Smogavc the gateway to it. Fifteen
basic package plus a brochure with descriptions
of adventure spots, free entry vouchers for
                                                    cycling routes of various difficulty grades were selected; detailed descriptions and directions
adventure spots: a deer farm with game cold         were published in a pocket-size brochure. These cycling routes are all unique for their points of
cuts, a strawberry farm (all-you-can-eat),          interest, where you can stop for a while and explore the natural, cultural and historical wealth of
archery, golf, adrenaline-rushing toboggan ride
in rogla and clay pigeon shooting, as well as
                                                    the region.
free admission to museums, the herbal gallery,
the Žiče Carthusian Monastery, the Zlati Grič       Additional offer for cyclists
wine cellar (wine tasting included), various
churches and other attractions.
                                                    Light and hearty dinners, energy drinks and fresh fruit to go, laundry for cycling apparel, bicycle
Price: EUR 280 per person.                          storage and bicycle repair tools.


                                                                                            Tourist farms make up a significant
     Hotel Park,                                                                            part of accommodation capacities,
     Terme Dobrna                                                                           and many of them have been
                                                                                            designated as cyclist-friendly
                                                                                            tourist farms. tourist farms must
     Dobrna 52, 3204 Dobrna                                                                 meet certain criteria, as is the
     t: +386 (0)3 780 81 10
                                                                                            case with hotels and campsites.                                                                    most importantly, they must have
     Star and wheel rating: ***/
                                                                                            bicycles, safety helmets and
     For all who love to cycle through hills and valleys, verdant meadows,                  qualified tour guides for hire.
     Terme Dobrna is an ideal starting point for discovering the beauty
     of the adjacent Savinja Valley, with the Mozirski Gaj flower park, the                 for more information on tourist
     Logarska Valley, lake Šmartinsko jezero and Celje Castle.                              farms in Slovenia, visit
     Additional offer                                                             
     Bicycle rental (for children and adults), saunas, pools, beauty and
     massage centre, culinary delicacies and healing hot baths.
     Cycling package
     Price of half-board accommodation: from EUR 45 per person.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 maps and guidebooks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Pohorje Cycling map and With a bike through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the city (both available in Slovene, English and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Veliki kolesarski vodnik po Sloveniji, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 definitive guide for every fan of cycling and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 nature, igor maher, ljubljana, Sidarta 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (routes 71, 72) (in Slovene)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Štajerska and Koroška, mountain bike guide,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Peter Krajnc, ljubljana, Sidarta, 2002 (in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Drava Cycling Route – from Vič to Ormož, MRA,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2008 (in Slovene and English)

                                                                                                                                              The Pohorje foothills are laced with vineyards, where you can enjoy wine tasting and culinary
                                                                                                                                             delights, and can admire magnificent views. Or you can take the international Drava Bicycle Trail
                                                                                                                                             along the river Drava, whose 129 km leg in Slovenia runs through Maribor. There are also two        terrain suitability rating
                                                                                                                                             more trails that include Maribor: the Bicycle Trail Over the Hills of Slovenske Gorice and the      road cycling:
                                                                                                                                             Amber Cycling Trail from the Baltic to the Adriatic.                                                families:
                                                                                                                                             Additional offers                                                                                   freeride:
                                                                                                                                             Bicycle rental available at TIC Maribor, Maribor railway station, the lower and upper stations of   mtB:
                                                                                                                                             the Pohorje cable car (ŠC Pohorje), and the cycling hotels. Pohorje Bike Park, Pohorje Adrenaline

Maribor - Pohorje
                                                                                                                                             Park, Betnava Adventure Park.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cycling tour profile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 total distance: 1000+ km
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 individual route length: 5–75 km
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 no. of tours: 20+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 number of marked routes: 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 lowest point: 275 m above sea level
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Highest point: 1,400 m above sea level

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 mtB World Cup, 20–21 June 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 fruit and Wine road marathon, June 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Pohorje Cycling marathon, June 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Climb to trije Kralji, august 2009
                                     The city of Maribor, famed for its culture and remarkable wine tradition, is known in
                                     the mountain biking world as an MTB World Cup venue. Marked by the green Pohorje
                                     Hills, scenic vineyards on the slopes and the Drava River, it offers amazing cycling                                                                                                                        Specialized cycling
                                     experiences. Suitable for families, mountain bikers and road cyclists.                                                                                                                                      accommodation:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hotel Bellevue, Pohorje
                                     Slovenia’s most famous cycling hub, Maribor is a world-class cycling competition venue whose                                                                                                                garni Hotel tabor, maribor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 garni Hotel milena, maribor
                                     name enjoys worldwide recognition. But with its rich wine, culinary and cultural heritage Maribor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hotel Bau, maribor
                                     is more than just a good starting point for various trips. Three wine roads, which are also perfect                                                                                                         Hotel leonardo, Slovenska Bistrica
                                     for cycling adventures begin at the Old Vine, the oldest grape vine in the world, in the old town
                                     core. The diversity of the city and the surroundings draws visitors all year round, and the best time
                                     to visit Pohorje is from early spring to late autumn.

                                     Cycling tours
                                     In the embrace of green Pohorje, winegrowing hills, and the gravel terraces of the river Drava you                                                                                                           Cycling packages
                                     can do road cycling or mountain biking or take a cycling trip with your family. There is something
                                     for every cycling fan, no matter what. Mountain bikers can discover and explore Pohorje and do                                                                                                               The Wine Road City Adventure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  package includes 2x bed and breakfast
tiC maribor                          the waymarked 75 km Pohorje Biking Transversal. Adrenaline seekers can cycle through Bike Park                                                                                                               at a three-star hotel, bicycle rental and
Partizanska cesta 6a, 2000 maribor   Pohorje, a downhill world cup race venue. Of course the cable car is not the only way to reach the                                                                                                           tourist tax. Enjoy the exciting city and
t: +386 (0)2 23 46 611
                                     summit of Pohorje, as there are numerous roads leading up there from several directions; you can                                                                                                             explore the vineyards and orchards of
f: +386 (0)2 23 46 613
                                     climb the roads individually, to beat a personal best or you can include them in your traverse across                                                                                                        this green region.
                                     Pohorje (the climbs start in Oplotnica, Slovenska Bistrica, Zgornja Polskava, Fram, Hoče, Maribor,                                                                                                           Price: from EUR 70 per person (for 2+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  participants).                   Pekre and Ruše).

na Slemenu 35, Si – 2208 Pohorje
(at the upper station of the Pohorje cable car)
t: +386 (0)2 607 51 00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Pot v toplice 9, 2251 Ptuj
Star and wheel rating: ****/

                                                     Hotel Bellevue                                                                                                  Grand Hotel Primus,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             t: +386 (0)2 749 45 00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             f: +386 (0)2 749 45 23

                                                                                                                                                                     Terme Ptuj
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Star and wheel rating: ****/

Cycling packages
                                                     Hotel Bellevue is situated next to the upper station of the Pohorje cable car, 1050 m above sea
The 3-, 6- and 8-day Cycling around                  level, and offers soothing climatic effects of fresh mountain air in the lush forests of the Maribor            Ptuj, Slovenia’s oldest town, and its rolling surrounding areas hold a wealth of cycling routes.
Pohorje packages include 2x, 5x or 7x
                                                     Pohorje. It is a perfect starting point for cycling trips across different cycling trails and forest paths,     Experienced cyclists will love tours to Haloze and Slovenske Gorice, and for families and more          Cycling packages
half-board accommodation at Hotel Bellevue,
buffet breakfast, Pohorje-style dinners, 3-hour      which are suitable for families with children and experienced cyclists alike. The routes come in three          leisurely cyclists we run tours to the town centre to explore the town’s colourful historical
bicycle rental, unlimited entry to the saunas        difficulty grades, and this is where the 75 km Pohorje Biking Transversal begins. Also available are            background with Roman roots. After a good day’s cycling you can relax in the modern wellness
in the hotel wellness centre, one ticket to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The four-day cycling package includes
                                                     active holiday packages and body and soul Wellness programmes.                                                  centre or the spa with the highest water slide in the country.                                          3x half board, a map of the leisure and
Hotel Habakuk pool complex, unlimited entry
to the fitness centre, one leg massage (3-day                                                                                                                                                                                                                                recreation cycling network of the lower
package), one sport massage (6- or 8-day             Additional offer                                                                                                Additional offer                                                                                        Drava area, unlimited entry to the hotel
package), possibility of packed lunch, and
                                                     Cycling equipment hire, tour guides, bicycle storage, bicycle wash and clean facility, repair tools hire,                                                                                                               pool, one visit to sauna and fitness
cycling map of the local area. Prices per person
                                                                                                                                                                     Bicycle and equipment rental, bicycle storage, bicycle wash,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             studio, and one sport massage. Price:
start at EUR 124 (three days), EUR 246 (six          repair shop in the area, and laundry and drying rooms. The hotel also has a cycling information area            laundry and drying rooms for cycling apparel, tour guides.                                              EUR 259 per person
days) and EUR 312 (eight days).                      and Internet access.                                                                                                                                                                                                    (offer valid 1 apr.–31 nov. 2009)

                                              Cycling                                                                           Cycling
                                              package                                                                           package

                                              The two-day Tabor                                                                 The two-day package
                                              cycling package includes                                                          includes 2x bed and
                                              2x half board in double                                                           breakfast, tourist tax
                                              room, a cycling map of the                                                        and a cycling map of the
                                              area, a Cycling in the City                                                       area. Price: EUR 60 per
                                              guidebook and tourist tax.                                                        person.
                                              Price: EUR 88 per
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Zdraviliško naselje 12, 9252 Radenci
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             t: +386 (0)2 520 10 00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Hotel Radin

      Hotel Tabor                                                                     Hotel Bau                                                                                                                                                                              Star and wheel rating: ****/

      Maribor                                                                                                                                                                                                            Terme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Radenci                                             Cycling packages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The four-day Keen Cyclist programme
     Ulica Heroja Zidanška 18, 2000 Maribor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  programme includes 3x half board, unlimited
     t: +386 (0)2 421 64 10                                                          limbuška cesta 85, 2000 maribor                                                                                                                                                         entry to the thermal complex, one entry
     f: +386 (0)2 421 64 40                                                          t: +386 (0)2 421 63 10                                                          Set in the heart of the beautiful and untouched Pomurje area and boasting a broad selection of          daily to the World of Saunas, natural mineral
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             water drinking session in the drinking
     m +386 (0)41 311 457                                                            f: +386 (0)2 421 63 29                                                          sporting activities and wellness services, Terme Radenci is a great starting point for cycling tours.   hall, one mineral water bath, a 20-minute
     E:                                                     E:
                                                                                                                                                                     It is popular among families, recreational cyclists and professionals training for the season ahead.    massage and an ergometric test (to see how                                                                                                                                                                                                                 your body reacts to physical stress and to
     Star and wheel rating: ***/                                                     Star and wheel rating: ***/
                                                                                                                                                                     The cycling routes run through magnificent natural areas and the idyllic towns and villages of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             determine your fitness level). Prices start at
                                                                                                                                                                     Pomurje, where you can relax and recharge your batteries. Alternatively, you can take part in the       EUR 313 per person.
                                                                                                                                                                     traditional Radenci cycling marathon, where many cyclists from near and far meet and compete.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The four-day Healthy Cyclist programme
     Hotel Tabor has been providing cyclist-friendly accommodation for               The family-run Hotel Bau is ideally located between the Pohorje and                                                                                                                     includes the Keen Cyclist package plus
     a number of years, offering discounts, packages and a wide selection            the town centre, which makes it a perfect starting point for all kinds of       Additional offer                                                                                        an appointment with the doctor (internal
     of additional services: bicycle storage and servicing area, luggage and         cycling tours and adventures. Cyclists always enjoy a warm welcome at           Unlimited swimming, sauna, wellness services (massages, baths), drinking session in the drinking        medicine specialist – cardiologist) and a
     passenger transfers, laundry, repair tools, cycling maps, well-balanced         the hotel, which has its own bicycle storage, cleaning and servicing facility   hall, morning exercise, water exercise, Nordic walking, tennis, fitness studio, buffet breakfast with   sport massage. Prices start at EUR 362 per
     menus, free Internet access and detailed information.                           and laundry room. It also has cycling maps and free Internet access.                                                                                                                    person.
                                                                                                                                                                     fruit and salad bar, diet and vegetarian menus.
0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fibras Tourist Farm    
                                                                                                                                                       Cycling package
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marjana, Alojz Fibras
                                                                                                                                                       The Weekend Cycling package
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cogetinci 60
                                                                                                                                                       at terme lendava includes 2x                                                                                           2236 Cerkvenjak
                                                                                                                                                       half board at Hotel lipa or the                                                                                        T: +386 (0)2 703 50 90
                                                                                                                                                       lipov gaj appartement unit                                                                                             M +386 (0)41 746 174
                                                                                                                                                       complex, a guided cycling tour                                                                                         F: +386 (0)2 703 50 90
                                                                                                                                                       with bicycle hire, unlimited                                                                                           E:
                                                                                                                                                       use of the swimming facilities,                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                       night swimming on friday and
                                                                                                                                                       Saturday, use of the fitness           Terme                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                       studio once a day and one sauna
                                                                                                                                                       pass during the stay. Prices range
                                                                                                                                                       from EUR 96 to EUR 116 per
                                                                                                                                                       person (subject to time of year
                                                                                                                                                       and selected accommodation).           Hotel Lipa
                                                                                                                                                       The Cycling Week package at
tiC moravske toplice                                                                                                                                   Terme Lendava includes 5x half
Kranjčeva 3, 9226 Moravske Toplice                                                                                                                     board at Hotel lipa or the lipov
t: +386 (0)2 538 15 20                                                                                                                                 gaj self-contained unit complex,
f: +386 (0)2 538 15 22                                                                                                                                 four guided cycling tours with
E:                                                                                                                                bicycle hire, consultation with a                                                                                            Altitude: 330 m                                                                                                                               doctor, weight and blood pressure
                                                                                                                                                       monitoring, extensive use of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Size of farm: 12 hectars
                                                                                                                                                                                               Tomšičeva 2a, 9220 Lendava
                                                                                                                                                       the swimming facility, organised
                                                                                                                                                                                               t: +386 (0)2577 41 00
                                                                                                                                                       group activities, use of the fitness
terrain suitability rating                                                                                                                             studio, one sauna pass and one          E:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A tourist farm that has evolved through time and possesses a
road cycling:                                                                                                                                          wellness service. Prices range
                                                                                                                                                                                               Star and wheel rating: ***/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     quaint charm, Domačija Firbas is situated in the small village

                                               Moravske Toplice
families:                                                                                                                                              from EUR 223 to EUR 270 per
                                                                                                                                                       person (subject to time of year                                               of Cogetinci, in Slovenske Gorice. Around the farmhouse
touring:                                                                                                                                               and selected accommodation).                                                  spreads an urban environment that features a rich variety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of enjoyable cycleways and wine roads. There you can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     establish genuine contact with nature, have immense fun
                                               and its surroundings                                                                                    The spa located at the foot of the scenic Lendavske Gorice, close to the      riding a bicycle and smell the fragrant grasses, then spend
                                                                                                                                                       three-way border between Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia, offers a rich
Cycling tour profile                                                                                                                                   array of possibilities for active holidays. It boasts indoor and outdoor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the night in the hayloft or a comfortable room. The range
total distance: 235 km
                                                                                                                                                       pools with unique paraffin-rich thermal water and a varied range of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of home-cooked meals served there will tempt your senses
no. of tours: 10
                                                                                                                                                       wellness, medical, sports and relaxation programmes. Their impressive         with distinctive, unforgettable flavours.
marked routes: 10
                                               Cycling in a pristine landcape, quiet areas with little traffic, along designated and                   cuisine also includes local specialities and you can stay at the hotel, ap-
lowest point: 5m above sea level
                                               waymarked cycleways. This tourist region has a well-rounded offer and numerous                          partement units or campsite.
Highest point: 435 m above sea level
                                               specialised cycling hotels.

Events                                         Moravske Toplice owes a great deal of its charm to the location on the border between the flat and
the recreational ajda cycling marathon,
                                               hilly stretches of Goričko Landscape Park. The unspoilt scenery, preserved traditional architecture,
scheduled for 7 June 2009, which takes place
                                               storks and friendly locals have much to offer to cycling enthusiasts. You can choose between cycling     Cycling websites
in the municipality of moravske toplice and
Goričko Landscape Park, is held on three       routes of various difficulty grades, most of which are waymarked and shown on cycling maps.
circuits of different lengths and difficulty
levels.                                        Cycling tours
                                               Moravske Toplice has 10 theme cycling routes with distances ranging from 5 to 50km, which run over – central web portal for mountain bikers, with news and updates from
                                               largely flat terrain. All cycling tours start and finish at Moravske Toplice. Particularly noteworthy    the local mtB scene and an English version giving detailed tour information and useful
                                               are the following cycling tours: The easy tour called “To Plečnik’s White Dove,” which leads to the
Cycling packages                               village of Bogojina and the architect Plečnik’s famous church known as the “White Dove.” The             tips for foreign riders
                                               “Enchanted By You” tour, at 29km, is a little more difficult. It takes you to Lake Bukovnica, once a
The seven-day Cycling to Pannonian             resting spot for Knights Templar, now a site with numerous bioenergy hotspots. The name of the
Spas package includes 5 days of cycling        “Visit Hungary” road cycling tour says it all; the 50km tour takes you across the border to Hungary,
                                                                                                                                               – website of the Cycling federation of Slovenia, mostly
through northeastern Slovenia, with            where villages are markedly different from ours but no less interesting.                                 containing information on competitions
short trips to austria and Hungary, 6x
half board accommodation, swimming at
terme 3000, terme radenci and terme            Additional offer
Ptuj, luggage transfers and information        Bicycle hire at several locations, sales of general and special cycling maps.                   – website dedicated to recreational and road cycling, with a short
kit. Price: EUR 481 per person.                                                                                                                         section for mountain biking
The three-day Tamara package
includes 2x bed and breakfast at garni
Hotel tamara in moravske toplice, two                                                                                                          – the biggest forum for mountain bikers, with a separate English
snacks, a visit to the romanic chapel
in Selo, a visit to the pottery village in
filovci and a Cycling Paradise map. Price:
EUR 79 per person.
                                                                                                                                               – an interactive theme atlas which allows users to add and manage
The five-day package at Terme Vivat
includes 5 half-board accommodation at
                                                                                                                                                        material on Slovenia
Hotel Vivat, unlimited swimming at terme
Vivat Sun Park, 2x four-hour bicycle
rental, leg massage, organised group                                                                                                           – Slovenia’s national travel and tourism portal
activities and working out in the fitness
studio. Price: EUR 260 per person.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Topliška cesta 35, 8251 Čatež ob Savi
TIC Čatež ob Savi
Topliška cesta 35, 8251 Čatež ob Savi
t: +386 (0)7 493 67 57
                                                                                                                                                             Hotel Toplice,                                                                                              t: +386 (0)7 493 50 23, +386 (0)7 493 50 00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Star and wheel rating: ****/

                                                                                                                                                             Terme Čatež

maps and guidebooks
Cycling information folder
tourist cycling map                                                                                                                                          Situated at the heart of Terme Čatež, Slovenia’s leading natural health resort, Hotel Toplice runs an
Brežice tourist map

                                                 The Posavje region
                                                                                                                                                             extensive network of leisure activities. The hotel is an excellent starting point for cycling tours, both
                                                                                                                                                             for keen cyclists and families. On top of that, you can fuel your sporting spirit at the hotel’s sports
                                                                                                                                                             centre, the popular Thermal Riviera and the nearby Mokrice Castle golf course, one of the most superb
terrain suitability rating                                                                                                                                   golf locations in Slovenia. And to satisfy your appetite, there are many renowned restaurants that will     Cycling package
road cycling:
                                                                                                                                                             cater to your needs.
families:                                        Municipality of Brežice                                                                                                                                                                                                 The five-day Mini Holiday package
touring:                                                                                                                                                     Additional offer                                                                                            at Hotel Toplice includes 4x half
freeride:                                                                                                                                                    Bicycle hire, bicycle and cycling equipment storage, laundry and drying room for cycling apparel,           board, a five-day pool pass and an
mtB:                                                                                                                                                         sports park (fitness studio, squash, tennis, table tennis, badminton, bowling, etc.), winter and summer     information kit. Price: from EUR 178
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         per person.
                                                 A mountain biking and road cycling destination. For families, occasional and advanced                       Thermal Riviera (pools, waterslides, water attractions, etc.), wellness centres, sauna park, Mokrice Golf
                                                                                                                                                             Course and more.
Cycling tour profile                             recreational riders.
lengths of individual cycling routes: 15–60 km
no. of marked routes: 30 main routes and 50      The Krško-Brežice plain, the heart of the Posavje area, is surrounded by hills covered with forests,                                                      Cycling package
shorter sections                                 vineyards and orchards. Visitors to the area where the sub-Pannonian, sub-Alpine and Dinaric                                                                                                                                          Boris Papac s.p.
lowest point: 135 m above sea level
                                                 worlds meet flock to Terme Čatež, whose prime location and offer make it an ideal starting point                                                          The five-day package
Highest point: 1,178 m above sea level                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Gregorčičeva 4a
                                                 for bicycle tours and family cycling tours. The region’s natural diversity is enhanced by the rich                                                        includes 4x half board,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           a guided cycling tour, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       8250 Brežice
                                                 historical heritage, churches and museum collections. It is the quintessential traditional Slovenian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tel.: + 386 7 49 59 188
Events                                           region.                                                                                                                                                   guided boat trip and four
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       mob.: + 386 41 657 552
Cycling marathon – Brežice sports weekend                                                                                                                                                                  full-day tickets to the
in June                                                                                                                                                                                                    summer or winter thermal                                                    e-mail:
                                                 Cycling tours                                                                                                                                             Riviera at Terme Čatež.                                           
                                                 The cycling trails of Posavje run for a total of 1,500 km over an area of 100,000 hectares, with                                                          Price: EUR 185 per                                                
                                                 Trdinov Vrh in the Gorjanci Hills, at 1,178 m the highest point. Local guides will help you choose                                                        person (four-person
Cycling packages                                 the right cycling path for your skill and fitness level. All cycleways are waymarked and run along                                                        minimum).
                                                 quiet roads and cart tracks, which makes them suitable for all bicycle types and skill levels. But
The five-day package includes 4x half
board at gostilna Pension les, a guided
“Sand adventure” cycling tour, a guided
                                                 there is more to the cycling tours than just sports and recreation; the cycling network takes in
                                                 200 sites of natural and cultural significance. The wine roads of the Posavje wine region are also              Gostilna
                                                                                                                                                                 Pension Les
                                                 included in the network of cycleways.
tour of Brežice and a wine cellar, a visit to
                                                 The “Cultural Track” circular trail combines recreation with culture, as it visits as many as six Posavje
Kostanjevica Cave, kayaking or canoeing
down the Krka river, entry to terme              museums in a total distance of 100 kilometres. Advanced cyclists will relish the challenging 243-
Čatež every day of your stay, and basic          km-long “Mountain Track” circular trail with a total elevation gain of 5,800 m, which passes three
tourist insurance.                               castles of the Kozjansko area and Sveta Gora, a place of pilgrimage. By bicycle you can also discover
Price: EUR 340 per person (for 5–8               and explore the sand storage caves that used to hold turnips, or repa as we call it in Slovene, and
participants).                                                                                                                                                   Rimska cesta 31, Čatež ob Savi, 8250 Brežice
                                                 now wine, and are commonly referred to as repnice, a unique tourist attraction of the sandy                     t: +386 (7) 49 61 100
The seven-day package includes 6x                Bizeljsko Hills.                                                                                                m: +386 (0)31 569 303
half board at gostilna Pension les, two                                                                                                                          E:
guided cycling tours: “around Posavje”                                                                                                                 
and “Sand adventure,” a guided tour                                                                                                                              Star and wheel rating: ***/
of Brežice and a visit to the Posavje
museum and a wine cellar, a visit to
Kostanjevica Cave, kayaking or canoeing                                                                                                                          Gostilna Pension Les is situated in the heart of Čatež ob Savi, a village sit-      EXPLORE POSAVJE BY BICYCLE
down the Krka river, a visit to the                                                                                                                              ting at the confluence of two rivers, the Krka and the Sava, at the foot of         GUIDED CYCLING TOURS
                                                                                                                                                                 the Gorjanci Hills, right next to the main road connecting the east with
Minorite monastery near Podčetrtek,
                                                                                                                                                                 the west and only five minutes by bicycle to the popular Terme Čatež                Accreditation system: Trail Leader Award
swimming at terme olimje and a
                                                                                                                                                                 resort. What started as a small country inn evolved into a renowned
four-day pool pass for Terme Čatež.
Price: EUR 510 per person (for 5–8
                                                                                                                                                                 guesthouse with more than 75 years of tradition. On its 75th anniver-               Organised cycling tours for individuals and groups. Guided
                                                                                                                                                                 sary, the guesthouse revamped its image, modernised its range of food               cycling tours on racing bicycles and mountain bikes.
participants).                                                                                                                                                   and accommodation services, and embraced cycling tourism with arms
                                                                                                                                                                 wide open.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Šmarješke toplice 100, 8220 Šmarješke toplice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   t: +386 (0)7 384 34 00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   f: +386 (0)7 307 31 07

                                                                                                                                                          Terme Šmarješke Toplice
Cycling information points                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Star and wheel rating: ****/
terme Šmarješke toplice, Šmarješke toplice
                                                                                                                                                          Cyclist-Friendly Spot
Hoteli Otočec – Hotel Šport, Otočec

tiC novo mesto
glavni trg 6, novo mesto
t: +386 (0)7 393 92 63                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cycling package
                                                                                                                                                          Set in an idyllic, pristine location among the gently rolling hills of the Dolenjska winegrowing

                                                                                                                                                          region, with vantage points, tourist and natural attractions, Šmarješke Toplice is a perfect place       The 3 or 5-day package includes
                                                                                                                                                          to go cycling. It is suitable for beginners, recreational and advanced cyclists alike. The cycling       half-board accommodation at a four-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   star hotel, fully guided and self-guided
terrain suitability rating                                                                                                                                experience in the Dolenjska region can be further enhanced by a broad variety of other sporting          cycling tours, entry to thermal pools,
road cycling:                                                                                                                                             and relaxation activities, as well as sports diagnostics services.                                       saunas and baths, cardiac stress
families:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          testing, bicycle and guide map rental.
touring:                                                                                                                                                  Additional offer                                                                                         Prices: three-day package from
freeride:                                                                                                                                                 Guided cycling tours, bicycle hire, bicycle storage and repair facility (tools provided), cycling map,   EUR 228 per person;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   five-day package from EUR 391 per
mtB:                                                                                                                                                      bicycle washing facility.                                                                                person. accommodation at Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Šmarjeta**** or Hotel toplice****.
Cycling tour profile                               The pleasant trails in the scenic landscape of Dolenjska take in numerous natural
total distance: 400 km                             attractions and vantage points with breathtaking views. Your eyes will feast on the
no. of tours: 14                                   wine slopes, the lush Krka Valley and the mythical Gorjanci Hills as a backdrop, whose
marked routes: Some                                crystalline waters are said to help one gain eternal youth. And the water from the
lowest point: 150 m above sea level
                                                   Terme Šmarješke Toplice hot spring, whose healing qualities have been known for
Highest point: 928 m above sea level
gently rolling verdant slopes laced with neat
                                                   centuries, will revitalise your body and boost your stamina.
vineyards bathing in the sun are home to warm
and friendly people who always see that your       Cycling tours
body and soul get recharged.                       There are many cycling routes along either side of the Krka River, running through beautiful
                                                   landscapes and embracing numerous natural, cultural and historical sites. The routes kick off at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hoteli Otočec – Hotel Šport
Events                                             the Šmarješke Toplice or Otočec Hotels and are all circular, with distances ranging from a few to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Grajska cesta 2, 8222 Otočec
tour of Slovenia, the international road cycling   more than 65 km. The “Šmarješka Kolesnica” route is suitable for children. And so are other marked                                                                                                              t: +386 (0)7 384 86 00
race around the country                            routes between Otočec Castle and the spa. The route over the seven hills of Novo mesto is suitable                                                                                                              f: +386 (0)7 384 87 05
through the Krka Valley, cycling marathon          for everyone.                                                                                                                                                                                                   E:
Across the Land of Cviček, cycling marathon                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                   The length of the circular tour through Kostanjevica na Krki, the veritable Venice of Dolenjska, is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Star and wheel rating: ****/
                                                   a little under 50 km, and from there you can push forward up to Kočarija and Veliki Ban. If you
                                                   really want to get to know the true gentle hills, then you must do the 65-km Wetland Trail and the
                                                   55-km Winegrowing Hills and Wetlands Trail, both of which feature numerous steep but short
                                                   ascents and descents. A slightly longer climb awaits you on the way to the 928-m-high Krvavi
                                                   Kamen. There you can stop for a short break at the mountain hut on Gospodična and then head            Otočec Hotels, Sport Hotel
                                                   for the youth spring. There are numerous other cycling routes and trails in Dolenjska, where the       Mosaic of Unforgettable Experiences                                                                      Cycling package
                                                   season never really ends.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The two, three or four-day
                                                   Additional offer                                                                                                                                                                                                packages includes a chosen number
                                                   Guided cycling tours, bicycle and equipment rental, regional cycling map, wide range of sporting       The stunning scenery along the green Krka River and the rich collection of natural, cultural and         of nights of half-board accommodation
                                                   activities (swimming, Nordic walking, hiking, tennis, golf, altitude simulation room, etc.), sports    historical sites of interest hold plenty of possibilities for keen cyclists. The cycleways around        at a four star hotel, a guided cycling
                                                                                                                                                          Otočec come in a variety of difficulty grades and lengths: from short family tours through the           tour, guide map for self guided tours,
                                                   diagnostics at the Šmarješke Toplice Prevention and Rehabilitation Sports Centre, thermal health                                                                                                                swimming at the nearby spas, a pass to
                                                   resorts, rich gastronomy, natural, cultural and historical sites of interest (the Krka River Valley,   Krka Valley to longer tours taking up to several hours, which take you to the wine hills, past
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the Otočec Sports & Recreation Centre
                                                                                                                                                          castles and on to the seven hills of the Dolenjska capital, maybe even as far as the Gorjanci Hills
                                                   Novo Mesto, Otočec Castle, Kostanjevica, Pleterje, Gorjanci Hills, etc.).                                                                                                                                       fitness, sauna and whirlpool, and a well-
                                                                                                                                                          on the Croatian border.                                                                                  balanced sports diet. Prices:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   two days from EUR 113 per person;
                                                                                                                                                          Additional offer                                                                                         three days from EUR 112 per person;
                                                                                                                                                          Guided cycling tours, cycling map, secure bicycle storage, bicycle and equipment hire (for your          three days from EUR 153 per person;
                                                                                                                                                          children, too), well-balanced sports diet, packed lunch, cycling equipment cleaning and storage          four days from EUR 187 per person.
                                                                                                                                                          services, shuttle transfers and emergency call, variety of sport activities (tennis, badminton,
                                                                                                                                                          skike, hiking, golf).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kolodvorska cesta 1, 6230 Postojna
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              t: +386 (0) 5 720 22 44
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Star and wheel rating: ***/

                                                                                                                                                       Hotel Sport
Kolodvorska cesta 1, 6230 Postojna
t: +386 (0) 5 720 22 44

maps and guidebooks
mtB Park notranjska cycling map                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cycling package
and guidebook                                                                                                                                          This specialised cycling hotel is the centrepiece of Notranjska Bike Park, the main cycling

                                             Postojna and
                                                                                                                                                       information point in the region and a great starting point for cycling trips. With friends or           The seven-day Holiday Biker
                                                                                                                                                       family, you can visit the nearby Postojna Cave or Predjama Castle, or take an adventure tour to         package includes 6x half board, 3
terrain suitability rating                                                                                                                             Lake Cerknica or Rakov Škocjan. Essentially a family cycling centre, Hotel Sport also welcomes          guided cycling tours, one tour to the
road cycling:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  coast, a visit to Postojna Cave and
                                                                                                                                                       advanced on- and off-road cyclists. Apart from quiet roads, you will also get a chance to conquer

families:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Predjama Castle, bicycle hire, tour
                                                                                                                                                       the many exciting single tracks in the Javornik Hills.                                                  energy pack, one sauna pass, afternoon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               pastry and coffee and an optional gPS
                                                                                                                                                       Additional offer                                                                                        navigation tour.
                                                                                                                                                       A 10% discount for cyclists on bed and breakfast, bicycle hire (a total of 20 bicycles), cycling        Price: EUR 395 per person (for a
                                             Bike Park                                                                                                 guides, GPS navigation and free Internet access.                                                        group of 6).

Cycling tour profile
total distance: 500 km
no. of tours: 13
marked routes: 3
lowest point: 570 m above sea level
Highest point: 1,268 m above sea level
                                             Naturally diverse and colourful, the distinctive karst landscape and the Nature 2000
                                             conservation area, which occupies a large part of Notranjska Bike Park, feature
Events                                       spectacular byways that make cycling in the Notranjska region unforgettable.
race around Slovenia – raS Extreme,
ultramarathon bicycle race, 7–10 may 2009,
                                             Apart from the Karst, Notranjska is known for its vast forests and is the largest unpopulated
                                             woodland in Central Europe. The intricate network of trails in the Javornik-Snežnik forests offers
                                             refreshing summer trips in the shade of trees. The terrain is most suitable for mountain bikers
                                             who like to visit natural and cultural sites and taste culinary delicacies along the way. The area also
                                             offers families and day trippers easy access to some of the most widely-known attractions in the

                                             Cycling tours
                                             Notranjska Bike Park has more than 500 kilometres of cycleways over an area of 1,381 square
                                             kilometres. Three of the trails are waymarked – the rest are described in detail in a guidebook. You
                                             can, however, also use a GPS system to navigate or hire a qualified tour guide. Footpaths or single
                                             trails can only be taken when accompanied by local guides, since only a handful of footpaths are
                                             suitable for mountain biking. Though scarce, these trails are greatly appreciated among cyclists.
                                             The average length of the cycling trails in Notranjska is 45 km, so make sure you have enough time
                                             to fully explore the region. There are 10 theme trails to choose from, so you can pick the one(s)
                                             most suitable for your level of fitness. All the trails are circular and share the same starting point:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Peace Park
                                             Hotel Sport, Postojna. With an elevation gain ranging from 100 m to 2,100 m, the cycling trails                                                                                                                  nova gorica tourist information Centre

Cycling package                              mostly run on byways such as gravel roads, cart tracks, wood and meadow trails.                           The Sabotin Peace Park, with Sveta Gora and Škabrijel, was created to commemorate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bevkov trg 4, 5000 nova gorica
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              t: +386 (0)5 330 46 00
                                                                                                                                                       the battles of World War I that took place there. Today, Sabotin is a popular place for                f: +386 (0)5 330 46 06
The three-day Explore Notranjska             Additional offer                                                                                          day trips and cycling.                                                                                 E:
package includes 2x half board, two          Bicycle hire, local guides, satellite navigation, stationary exercise bicycle.                                                                                                                         
guided cycling tours, a visit to Postojna                                                                                                              Above Nova Gorica rises the 609-m-high Sabotin, dotted with natural, historical and cultural
Cave and Predjama Castle, bicycle hire                                                                                                                                                                                                                        nova gorica tourist association
and tour energy pack.
                                                                                                                                                       sites. Between Sabotin and the neighbouring Škabrijel and Sveta Gora hills flows the emerald
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ulica tolminskih puntarjev 4, 5000 nova gorica
Price: EUR 170 per person.                                                                                                                             Soča River. The area offers five interesting cycling trails ranging from 11 to 25 km, three of which   t: +386 (0)5 330 46 02
                                                                                                                                                       are circular. The trails are accessible year-round and suitable for experienced mountain bikers.       f: +386 (0)5 330 46 05
                                                                                                                                                       Affording magnificent views, the trails lead to memorials and reminders of World War I.

Cesta iX korpusa 35, 5250 Solkan
t: +386 (0)5 336 50 00
                                              Hotel Sabotin
Star and wheel rating: ***/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tiC Koper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  titov trg 3, 6000 Koper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  t: +386 (0)5 664 64 03
                                              Above the Soča River, a stone’s throw from the Italian border, rises the rocky slope of Sabotin,

                                                                                                                                                         Slovenian Istria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  f: +386 (0)5 664 64 06
                                              after which a small hotel at its foot was named. The hotel, based in a renovated and charming 18th                                                                                                                  E:
                                              century country villa, sits in the 1,000-year-old town of Solkan, at the junction of roads from Nova                                                                                                      
Cycling packages                              Gorica to the Soča region. This cycling hotel, also suitable for families, is a great starting point for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tiC ankaran
                                              road cycling and mountain bike tours through the Soča Valley and the surrounding hills.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jadranska cesta 25
The three-day Cycling Holiday 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6280 ankaran
package includes 2x half board, one           Additional offer                                                                                                                                                                                                    t: +386 (0)5 652 04 44
packed lunch and bicycle hire.
                                              Bicycle storage, 10% off on massages, 20% off on Spa Perla wellness centre services, free entry and                                                                                                                 f: +386 (0)5 652 04 45
Prices start at EUR 84 per person.
                                              shuttle to the gaming and Perla and Park entertainment centres and the Casinò Drive-In gaming                                                                                                                       E:
                                                                                                                                                         Thanks to its mild Mediterranean climate, Slovenian Istria can be explored by bicycle          
The four-day Cycling Holiday 2                salon.
                                                                                                                                                         year-round. Visit the old town centres, get to know the natural splendours of the
package includes 3x half board, one
packed lunch and bicycle hire.                                                                                                                           region and choose from the wide range of accommodation, events and sports.
Prices start at EUR 117.60 per
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  maps and guidebooks
                                                                                                                                                         The old town centres of Koper, Izola and Piran, with their historical feel, the natural phenomena        Parenzana – the route of Health and
                                                                                                                                                         of the Istrian coast, landscape parks and the scenic Šavrini Hills, make Slovenian Istria a unique       friendship (folder), 1 : 50 000
The five-day Cycling Holiday 3 package
                                                                                                                                                         tourist destination for cycling enthusiasts. In a bora, or gentle maestral breeze, the Parenzana is      map of Slovenian istria – roads around
includes 4x half board, one packed
                                                                                                                                                         simply a must-do.                                                                                        Slovenian istria, 1 : 50 000
lunch, one traditional full body massage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  free tourist map Slovenian istria, the green
and bicycle hire.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mediterranean (Koper, izola, Piran), 1 : 50 000
Prices start at EUR 165.70 per                                                                                                                           Cycling tours                                                                                            Koper-Capodistria (folder), 1 : 50 000
person.                                                                                                                                                  Running for 30 km from Škofije to Sečovlje, the famous Porečanka-Parenzana route takes you
                                                                                                                                                         across the short but excitingly diverse Slovenian coast. The route, commonly known as the Route
                                                                                                                                                         of Health and Friendship, follows the former narrow-gauge railway line between Trieste (Italy) and
                                                                                                                                                         Poreč (Croatia), in operation from 1902 to 1935. Suitable for both cycling and hiking, the route is      terrain suitability rating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (e.g. the Porečanka-Parenzana route)
                                                                                                                                                         ideal for a family tour or active holidays.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  road cycling:
                                                                                                                                                         The Parenzana runs through the old towns by the sea and amid vineyards and olive groves, through
                                                                                                                                                         short tunnels, across valleys with majestic viaducts, over rolling hills. Start at the former Sečovlje
                                                                                                                                                         border crossing, follow the D-8 signposts to Portorož, Izola, Koper, all the way to the well-known

                                              Hotel Lipa                                                                                                 Sečovlje saltpans, where you will learn – without getting off your bicycle – how salt is made.

                                                                                                                                                         Additional offer

                                                                                                                                                         Bicycle hire is available at RR & CO (Koper, +486 (0)5 637 93 80,,               Events
                                                                                                                                                         KC Ritoša (Izola, +386 (0)5 640 12 40, and Adriarent (Koper, +386 (0)41 300 050,        tour of Slovenia (one stage)
                                                                                                                                               , The Parenzana Train Museum (Izola, +386 41 613 299)

                                              Šempeter is a warm and picturesque town on the Italian border near Nova Gorica. The town square
 trg ivana roba 7, 5290 Šempeter pri gorici
                                              is characterised by the friendly Hotel Lipa, which is famed for its diverse service range and cosiness.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cycling package
 t: +386 (0)5 336 60 00
 E:                         The hotel takes its name from the linden trees that surround it, which are said to be the first                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A special offer for cyclists is available
                                              lindens in the Gorica area to bloom and cast their fragrance. It is a good starting point for trips                                                                                                                  at terme Krka in Strunjan (+386 (0)5
 Star and wheel rating: ***/
                                              along Sabotin’s marked trails as well as for exploring the Vipava Valley and the Karst.                                                                                                                              676 41 00, booking.strunjan@terme-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and the tourist accommodation
                                              Additional offer                                                                                                                                                                                                     complex Salinera in Strunjan (+386 (0)5
                                              Bicycle storage, 10% off on massages, 20% off on Spa Perla wellness centre services, free entry and                                                                                                                  676 25 02,,
                                              shuttle to the gaming and Perla and Park entertainment centres and the Casinò Drive-In gaming

Strunjan 148, 6323 Strunjan
t: +386 (0)5 676 41 00
f: +386 (0)5 678 20 36
Star and wheel rating: ***/****
                                              Talaso Strunjan

                                              The Talaso Strunjan hotel complex boasts a prime location by the sea, in the heart of the unspoilt
                                              landscape park with remarkably clean and fresh air. Cycling is possible all year round, as the
 Cycling package                              cycleways leading to secluded and charming Istrian villages are never covered in snow. Families,
                                              groups or singles on touring or racing bicycles can visit numerous natural and cultural attractions,
 The five-day Panoramic Cycling
                                              with the Strunjan saltpans and the coastal town of Piran as highlights.
 package comprises three guided
 coastal cycling tours starting at Strunjan   Additional offer
 (individual tour length around 25 km,        Thalassotherapy (seawater, sea mud and sea salt used for medicinal purposes and beauty
 elevation gain 200 m) and includes           treatments), relaxation and medical centre, heated seawater pools and other sporting activities
 bicycle and safety helmet rental.
                                              (Nordic walking, hiking, etc.).

                                              StiC ljubljana, Krekov trg 10, 1000, ljubljana,
                   Cycling                    TIC KRANJSKA GORA, Tičarjeva 2, 4280, Kranjska Gora,
                   information                tiC raDoVlJiCa, gorenjska cesta 1, 4240, radovljica,
                   points                     tiC BlED, Cesta svobode 10, 4260, Bled,
                                              tiC BoHinJ - BoHinJSKa BiStriCa, trg svobode 3a, 4264, Bohinjska Bistrica,
                                              TIC BOHINJ - RIBČEV LAZ, Ribčev Laz 48, 4265, Ribčev Laz,
                                              tiC KranJ, glavni trg 2, 4000, Kranj,
                                              TIC ŠKOFJELOŠKO OBMOČJE, Kidričeva cesta 1a, 4220, Škofja Loka,
                                              tiC KamniK, glavni trg 2, 1241, Kamnik,
                                              TIC LUČE, Luče 106, 3334, Luče,
                                              tiC VElEnJE, titov trg 1, 3320, Velenje,
                                              tiC DraVograD, trg 4. julija 50, 2370, Dravograd,
                                              tiC raVnE na KoroŠKEm, trg svobode 21, 2345, ravne na Koroškem,
                                              tiC SloVEnJ graDEC, glavni trg 24, 2380, Slovenj gradec,
                                              tiC mariBor, Partizanska cesta 6a, 2000, maribor,
                                              tiC rogatEC, trg 22, 3252, rogatec,
                                              TIC PODČETRTEK, Škofja gora 1, 3254, Podčetrtek,
                                              tiC ŠEntJUr, Drofenikova 16, 3230, Šentjur,
                                              TIC BOVEC, Trg golobarskih žrtev 8, 5230, Bovec,
                                              TIC KOBARID, Gregorčičeva 8, 5222, Kobarid,
                                              TIC CERKNO, Močnikova 2, 5282, Cerkno,
                                              tiC iDriJa, Vodnikova 3, 5280, idrija,
                                              tiC noVa goriCa, Bevkov trg 4, 5000, nova gorica,
                                              tiC ViPaVa, glavni trg 1, 5271, Vipava,
                                              tiC PoStoJna , Jamska cesta 9, 6230, Postojna,
                                              tiC ilirSKa BiStriCa, Bazoviška 12, 6250, ilirska Bistrica,
                                              tiC KoPEr, titov trg 3, 6000, Koper,
                                              tiC anKaran, Jadranska cesta 25, 6280, ankaran,
                                              tiC noVo mESto, glavni trg 6, 8000, novo mesto,
                                              tiC ŠmarJEŠKE toPliCE, Šmarješke toplice 115, 8220, Šmarješke toplice,
                                              tiC trEBnJE, Baragov trg 1, 8210, trebnje,
                                              TIC ČATEŽ OB SAVI, Topliška cesta 35, 8251, Čatež ob Savi,
                                              TIC MORAVSKE TOPLICE, Kranjčeva 3, 9226, Moravske Toplice,
                                              TIC JERUZALEM, Jeruzalem 8, 2259, Ivajnkovci,
Publisher: Slovenian Tourist Board; Editors: Dušan Štrucl, Lučka Letič; Design and DTP: Nuit d.o.o., Mateja Jenič; Text: Grega Stopar; Translation: Plitta;
Proofreading: Amidas; Photography: archives, Tomo Jeseničnik, archive of the STB; Print: Gorenjski tisk; Print run: 100.000, December 2008

Slovenian Tourist Board
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T: +386 1 589 18 40, F: +386 1 589 18 41