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Slovenia and Croatia - Slovenian Alps to Dalmatian Coast - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the entire length of Croatia and The Dalmatian coast after discovering alpine Slovenia
  • Cruise along the dramatic cliff hugging roads and vineyards of Korcula island, home of Marco Polo
  • Climb the 25 hairpins of Vrisic Pass; a little known alpine classic and a must for any road cyclist visiting Slovenia.
  • Cross the border on hidden back lanes with little traffic.
  • Descend nearly 1,000m from the Velebit mountains to the stunning Croatian coast.
  • Celebrate the end of our tour in the jewel in the crown of the Adriatic wandering the ancient streets of Dubrovnik.

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival: Ljubliana Airport Non Riding Day    
2 Slovenia: Lake Bled to Kobarid 65 Miles / 105 Kms Approx. 1,700 Metres Approx. B L  
3 Slovenia: Kobarid to Postojna 76 Miles / 123 Kms Approx. 2,230 Metres Approx. B L  
4 Slovenia: Postojna to Delnice (Croatia) 60 Miles / 97 Kms Approx. 2,100 Metres Approx. B L  
5 Croatia: Delnice to Selce 31 Miles / 50 Kms Approx. 335 Metres Approx. B  
6 Croatia: Selce to Licko Lesce 51 Miles / 82 Kms Approx. 2,025 Metres Approx. B L  
7 Croatia: Licko Lesce to Pag Island 82 Miles / 132 Kms Approx. 1,775 Metres Approx. B L  
8 Croatia: Pag Island to Skradin 74 Miles / 119 Kms Approx. 1,265 Metres Approx. B L  
9 Croatia: Skradin to Split 42 Miles / 68 Kms Approx. 1,000 Metres Approx. B L  
10 Croatia: Korcula Island 34 Miles / 55 Kms Approx. 915 Metres Approx. B L  
11 Croatia: Peljesac Peninsula to Mali Ston 36 Miles / 58 Kms Approx. 1,025 Metres Approx. B L  
12 Departure: Dubrovnik Airport Non Riding Day   B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

This tour starts in beautiful Bled in the Julian Alps of Slovenia, a small picturesque town situated on its namesake lake. The lake is backed by magnificent views and is the perfect choice for a fabulously relaxing start to the tour.
Resembling Austria the Julian Alps are renowned for their tree lined passes that we’ll be exploring during the initial stages of the trip. This is a region of remote farmsteads, churches perched on lofty hillsides and gushing alpine streams that can be heard in the deep forests and that appear as crashing waterfalls along your route. An early highlight is the The Vršic Pass. A total of 50 sweeping hairpins, whose cobbles are laid out in distinctive shapes around the bends of the climb, and draw you up to its 1,611m summit. From here it’s time for a photo oppertunity before enjoying a thrilling descent down the other side.
Midpoint of the trip we cross over to Croatia at a point where a river forms the natural border between the two countries, riding first on the northern side of the river and then on the southern side as we cross into Croatia.
Next on the schedule are the Velebit mountains and with them classic Croatian imagery, its steep sided cliffs plunging straight into the vivid blue of the Adriatic. From these lofty peaks there’s only one way to go… down!, as we embark on a rollercoaster descent of nearly 1,000m from the cool heights of the mountains to the warm, citrus scented breeze of the coast below.

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Last Updated: 19/11/2015