Emerald Route Slovenia

The best of Slovenia.

Along old channels of trade you cycle via Emerald route from the baroque capital city Ljubljana with beautiful old city centre and fortress Laibach to the Mediterranean Sea. The Slovenian landscape is coined through its forests and vineyards as well as through numerous underground stalactite caves. Highlights of this journey are Adelsberger grotto (stalactite cave of Postojna), the magical fortress Predjama and the Italian harbor city Trieste at the Adriatic coast. Visit on your way also stud Lipica – home of the well-known white Lipizzaner horses of the Spanish riding school in Vienna.

Holiday Cyclist

Holiday Cyclist
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Guided group tour
Valerian Höfler
Valerian Höfler
+43 6219 7444 146 Contact


Time to visit places of interest, as for example fortress Laibach and the old city centre of the capital city.

The bike tour crosses the moorlands where the oldest wood bike Europe was found. In the hot summer months you have the possibility to go swimming in the small lake. For our technic fan, you should visit the technical museum in Slovenia. Possibility to cycle to Iski Vintgar valley, + approx. 20 km.

Through green landscape you get to the west side. A longer break we recommend in the nature reserve Rakov Skocian, +approx. 20 km. The shades of the nature are a perfect place to do a picnic. After the arrival in Postojna is the possibility to go and visit the cave of Postonja, the biggest cave in Kars and the most visited cave in Europe.

In the morning you cycle along the impressive castle of Predjama, + approx. 20 km. It is in built into the rock walls and it was the home for the knight Erasmus who is buried under the Hoflinde. In the afternoon you get to the wine hills in the Vipava Tal. At the evening you can taste the best wine from the host (that’s not included).

Through sleepy villages and beautiful wine hills you get to Lipica. It is the home of the world famous Lipizzaner hourses. For historical fans is the possibility to visit the impressive military gallery in the fortified tower in Lokey.

On the way to Adria it goes downhill today with a beautiful coast panorama till to the border to Italy. You have the possibility to make a detour to Triest, + approx. 20 km. After the delicious “gelato” in Muggia you cycle back on the Adria coast to Slovenia. Your hotel is located the green health resort in Ankaran.

Along the coast to Izola enjoy your biking tour because you cycle on the new bike route from the former rail road track “Patenzana”, the conection from Triest to Porec. Through the sophisticated Portoroz you get to your tour destination, the old Venetian city Piran on the south west end of Slovenia.  Possibility to cycle to the saline, + approx. 10 km.

After the beakfast the tour ends additional nights are possible.

Tour character

You cycle mainly on side roads with less traffic. In parts also on main roads and country roads. The tour from Ljubljana to Vrhinka is easy to cycle. Afterwards it is more exhausting, because you have to manage some hilly passages. The last two stages via Lipica and Trieste are easy again.

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
May 5, 2018 | Jun 2, 2018 | Jul 7, 2018 | Aug 4, 2018 | Sep 1, 2018 | Sep 19, 2018 |
Emerald route in Slovenia guided, SL-SLRLP-08G
Base price
Surcharge single room

Kategorie: Landestypische 3*** Hotels, in Postojna 4**** Hotel, in Stanjel einfacher Unterkunft in einer Pension im 3***-Niveau

Season 1
May 5, 2018 - May 5, 2018
Jun 2, 2018 - Jun 2, 2018
Jul 7, 2018 - Jul 7, 2018
Aug 4, 2018 - Aug 4, 2018
Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018
Sep 19, 2018 - Sep 19, 2018
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Rental bike 21-gear
Electric bike

Services and infos

  • Overnights in hotels as mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • If half board booked: dinner
  • Personal welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Detailed travel documents
  • Wine tasting at a farm in Stanjel (3 sorts of wine)
  • Accompanied with a local tour guide (English-speaking and German-speaking)
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Parking spaces at the hotel, free of charge. A reservation is not possible.
  • Train station or airport Ljubliana, Triest or Klagenfurt.
  • Transfers: reservation necessary and payable in advance ( minimum 2 people)
    Ljubljana Airport – Hotel € 15,- per person
    Airport Triest – Ljubljana € 60,- per person
    Piran – airport Triest € 60,- per person
    Piran – Triest centre € 40,- per person
    Piran – train station Koper €15 per person
    Piran to Ljubljana centre € 55,- per person
    Piran – Ljubjana airport € 60,- per person
Valerian Höfler
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Valerian Höfler, Customer service


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