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Mountains, Rivers and Ocean Tour

Departure: any day from March to October

Duration: 1 week

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The Route 

Day 1 - Arrival.

Upon your arrival to Ljubljana airport, you will be taken to Ljubljana and one of the many beautiful hotels for the first nights stay.
Ljubljana is the pocket sized Capital city of Slovenia, and what a beautiful city it is!
The Ljubljanica river runs through the heart (of this city), and is lined by cafes and restaurants on both sides, perfect to relax into your holiday with a glass of chilled local white wine, or local beer, and watch the world go by.This is a safe, friendly, joy of a city, with everywhere being within walking distance. Castles to visit, markets to browse, ice-creams to eat!
Slovenia's master of early-modern, minimalist design, Jože Plečnik, graced Ljubljana with beautiful bridges and buildings as well as dozens of urban design elements such as pillars, pyramids and lamp posts, which exist solely to make the city even prettier.
 

Day 2 - Ljubljana to Visoko.

Today we ride out of Ljubljana, following the river using the pedestrianised route through the city. We cross multiple bridges and eventually reach the open countryside.
From here you start to experience the real Slovenia! Rolling soft hills, small well tended villages, all so clean and (remove this, well in twice well) loved by the residents.
From here, be prepared to experience green as you may never have seen it before!.

Day 3 - Visoko to Kranjska Gora.

This days fabulous ride begins at the back of the guest house where you will have enjoyed a comfortable, restoring rest in the previous night. From here we cycle on a smooth gravel path along the Kokra river, riding to Lake Bled . And what treat awaits you here, And so early in our ride! Lake Bled is like a fairytale story, no matter what the weather, it is a magical place.
But leave the beauty of Bled behind we must, and wend our cycling way along the recently paved trail of the Krma valley, This is so quiet, you often only have the cows peacefully grazing for company. Such peace and tranquility begins to wrap around you like a happy dream, and you feel the stresses and strains of everyday life begin to ebb away...
All of a sudden its lunchtime, and our break today is in a breathtaking location. Having enjoyed a homemade lunch, we climb a short sharp hill before a downward run to Moistrana, with more breathtaking views as we go.
From here we follow the trail to the left, stopping to marvel at the Pericnik waterfall, and then on to Kranjska Gora on the cycle path which follows the crystal clear blue river.
Your overnight at the end of this day is a fabulous, pretty as a picture, guesthouse with restaurant, in breathtaking Kranjska Gora, with views of mountains, whichever way you look!

Day 4 - Kranjska Gora to Most Na Soci.

Today we take on the challenge of Vrsic mountain pass, it being the highest road pass in the Julian Alps at 1611m, and with 24 switch backs. This is a tough one but for those who would rather not ride up we offer transport for you and your cycle. Here you can enjoy a drink and a view from a mountain cabin, while you wait.
But, this is not a race and if taken gently and steadily, many have achieved the climb when they thought they couldn't!
https://www.foodiebaker.com/vrsic-pass-slovenia/
As you would expect from being in an Alpine region, the scenery is spectacular.
And just when you thought it couldn't get any more so, it does!
Our descent of 26km into the Soca valley leads us eventually to cycle alongside the Soca river which has to be seen to be believed! Such a deep emerald colour it almost seems unreal.
Your accommodation that night is a quaint family run guesthouse, where you can continue to fall in love with the breathtaking scenery from the balcony, which perches above the river itself!.

Day 5 - Hungary to Croatia.

Our ride today will be a little easier on the legs as we continue to saunter along the Soci river (is it this one??) where gradually you will notice a change in terrain and scenery, but no less stunning.
Today we cross the border into Italy via a hill and through forests. Once again fabulous views but once through this part and the border you will be met with a total change of scenery.
Rolling gentle hills, row upon row of grapevines, quintessential Italian terracotta pan-tile roofs - beautiful Italy in all her glory spread before you.
Our lunch stop could include pizza! or pasta!
After lunch we follow tiny quiet roads to the destination for that evening. I hope you will like what you see! This is a well kept secret in this region, an experience in its own right!
http://www.castellodispessa.it/n/

Day 6 - Capriva del Friuli to Trieste.

Our ride begins the day after your evening stay at the Castle!
We begin the day gently, winding our way through vineyards and ancient villages, far from the madding crowd.
And then we go really rural!
The landscape becomes rough, covered with heather, bracken and olive groves, hilly and wild. Old castle ruins barely standing, the only invader now being nature. This landscape is in such contrast to previous days, it is as if we are now in a different country altogether!
Lunch is back in Slovenia this day and then after, as we cycle back to Italy and closer to Trieste, tantalising glimpses of the Adriatic appear, glittering jewel that it is.
But Trieste, although beautiful and ancient, is far too busy for cycling, so this nights stay is in a small hamlet on the outskirts. For those who would like to visit Trieste, a regular bus service runs close to this nights accommodation.
The dining experience for the end of this day's ride is to be at an old hunters lodge!

Day 7 - Trieste to Piran.

A few years ago, and on a lucky day, I found such an unusual, car free, way out of the Trieste suburbs.
Tiny streets that look like a maze take us behind a petroleum plant, and there we are! All of a sudden on the
https://www.potnik.si/parenzana-top-kolesarjenje-po-stari-istrski-zeleznici/
Today you will be cycling that route and trail. An old disused railway line, now brought back to life as a cycling trail.
Once again the scenery changes, and at one point the trail even takes us through Koper, a busy, major port. But not for long as we soon head out along a designated cycling track which runs alongside the sea and into Piran.
At this point words fail me, to describe the sheer breathtaking vistas of this part of the journey!
https://www.slovenia.info/en/places-to-go/attractions/piran-and-salt-pans
So all that remains is for you to experience this incredible journey!

Day 8 – Departure day.

This is now day eight and time to say a sad goodbye ,I reckon you will be back again, as many others say when they leave .'where we going next Paul'.
'And I do hope to see you again'Cheers for now .Paul
Remember i can extend your cycling holiday to suit you !
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