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Slovenia & Croatia - Julian Alps & Istria - Guided Road Cycling Holiday


  • 50 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.
  • First evening being spent close to the majestic Lake Bled.
  • The UNESCO heritage site of the Pastojna caves.
  • Passing through vineyards famous for Muscat and Istrian whites
  • Ending our journey in the picturesque village Rovinj.

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival: Ljubliana Airport Non Riding Day    
2 Slovenia: Lake Bled to Kobarid 66 Miles / 106 Kms Approx. 1,700 Metres Approx. B L  
3 Slovenia: Kobarid to Postojna 75 Miles / 120 Kms Approx. 1,500 Metres Approx. B L  
4 Slovenia + Croatia: Postojna to Motovun 60 Miles / 97 Kms Approx. 1,550 Metres Approx. B L  
5 Croatia: Motovun to Porec Distance 59 Miles / 95 Kms Approx. 1,350 Metres Approx. B L  
6 Croatia: Porec Loop Ride 70 Miles / 113 Kms Approx. 1,675 Metres Approx. B L  
7 Croatia: Porec to Rovinj 50 Miles / 80 Kms Approx. 850 Metres Approx. B L  
8 Departure: Pula airport     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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Trip Information

This brand new tour exploring Slovenia's Julian Alps and the hills and coast of Croatia's beautifully unspoiled Istrian peninsula begins in the charming alpine town of Bled situated on the eastern shore of its namesake lake.
Resembling Austria, the Julian Alps are renowned for their lush green pine forests and tree-lined passes and we’ll spend the initial stages of our tour exploring these to the full. 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 our route. An early highlight is the the Vršic Pass, a challenging climb featuring a total of 50 sweeping distinctively cobbled hairpins, half of which draw us gradually up to its 1,611m summit. 
Midway through our journey we cross the border into Croatia and enter the more rolling, yet no less dramatic, terrain of the Istrian peninsula, an unspoiled scenic wine region not dissimilar to some of Italy's more remote parts. We spend the latter stages of our tour dividing our time between the stunningly beautiful interior and the peninsula's popular west coast seaside resorts.

Our final day sees us exploring medieval hilltop village of Bale before heading to the coastal town of Rovinj, purportedly Croatia's prettiest town, where we will spend some time wandering the beautiful Venetian style cobbled streets and dining in this beautiful fishing port for our final evening.

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