Cycling holidays in Slovenia

Due to the small area – approx. only half of the Netherlands, Denmark or Switzerland – and the location between well-known holiday destinations such as Italy or Croatia, Slovenia often gets overlooked. It is partially understandable, however for those involved a real shame. This small country offers numerous unique attractions and sights, which can not be found anywhere else in this region. 

Town center of Piran

Uniquely preserved natural scenery 

First up the scenery: Originally Europe’s entire Mediterranean region was covered in dense forest, but unfortunately most trees fell victim to the construction and architecture of the Romans and Greeks. On the bright side they seemed to have ignored Slovenia, so until today more than half of its area is still covered in forest. This uniquely preserved natural scenery provides refuge for countless rare and endangered animal species, such as wolves, wild cats and even free-roaming brown bears. Luckily the Slovenian government has recognised this precious natural treasure and now more than a third of the country is under conservation – a European high flyer.

Castle in Postojna

Slovenia features three climate zones within a small area

Due to its small area Slovenia offers a variety and an abundance of diverse scenery, which cannot be topped by any other European country. Whilst at the Adriatic coast a mediterranean climate and sunny mediterranean beaches await, the centre and the East of the country near the Croatian border  are dominated by a continental climate. Northern Slovenia near Austria with its Alpine foothills stretching along the length of it gets cold, harsh winters and hot summers. In all of these regions you find impressive and idyllic scenery, which is still unspoilt thanks to the country's low population. Cycling holidays in Slovenia are generally very unusual and unique with a strong focus on nature as there are hardly any larger cities in this small state. That way your tour through breathtaking panorama is interspersed only with little villages. Nevertheless you find an excellent infrastucture – away from the main roads –with just quiet traffic. There are many well-built side tracks and the Slovenian government has already started to build a network of asphalted path especially for cycling tours.

Cycle rally, along the coast or ‚Emerald’-route through the heart of Slovenia?

According to your taste we offer you different routes, along which you get to discover Slovenia and the neighbouring countries. How about a cycling holiday along the coastline of Istria, leading you from Trieste in Italy via Piran in Slovenia all the way to Pula? If you wish you can start even further away and take the route from Venice all the way into the Croatian town of Porec. If you however want to get to know the entire region we guarantee you will be delighted with our cycling holiday 'Star of the South’. It takes you through four different countries: Austria, Croatia, Slovenia and Hungary. Particularly in Slovenia our cycling holiday leads along the 'Emerald’-route – an ancient, historic trade route connecting the Mediterranean coast with the area north of the Alps. You start in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana and cycle from there heading south mostly on side roads with very little traffic via Trieste in Italy into the harbour town Piran.

With Eurobike the focus is on a relaxing cycling holiday

There are a lot of logistics involved in a cycling holiday. With Eurobike you never have to look for accommodation at dusk weighed down by heavy luggage: we take any possible inconveniences, exertions and of course your luggage off your shoulders and make sure you enjoy a relaxed and undisturbed cycling holiday. As well as signposted cycle routes, we also supply maps and detailed additional tour information for each stage of the holiday, so you do not miss out on any sights along the way. With our service hotline we are always ready to advise you if you have any questions or if there are any suggestions you might have. We will also assist you through any challenges, not only with getting over a mountain, but we will guide you to your hotel in no time if need be. Due to our great connection with our clients and selected associates we know the most beautiful routes, insider tips and the best accommodation for activity-loving holidaymakers.

Robi on the bike
Valerian Höfler
Further questions? We are looking forward to your requests, wishes and suggestions!
Valerian Höfler, Team lead
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