From the bustle of Ljubljana to the shimmering alpine beauty of Lake Bled, Slovenia is small country that makes a big impression. Pristine landscapes point to charming villages. Pine forests embrace charming wooden houses. Picturesque valleys unfold to reveal sweeping vistas around mountain bends. As you’ll discover on a VBT Slovenia bike tour, this is a magnificent outdoor playground ideally explored by bicycle. But it’s also a budding cultural gem sure to invigorate body and spirit.
Breathe in Slovenia’s clean mountain air. Wheel through fragrant forests into tiny hamlets that embrace a gentle way of life. Marvel at the snow-capped Julian Alps as you reel along easy country roads. A VBT bike tour introduces you to Slovenia in the most pleasurable and rewarding ways, from the quaint village of Kranjska Gora, home both to the thrills of World Cup skiing and the tranquility of a nature retreat, to the soothing pasturelands of the emerald Radovna Valley.
Few places match the sublime beauty of sparkling Lake Bled, Slovenia’s crown jewel in the midst of alpine splendor. This pristine corner of Slovenia seems torn from a storybook, its waters home to a single tiny island that hosts the charming Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary. Absorb this pretty canvas all you’d like as you ride the perimeter of the lake. Or board a pletna, a traditional canopied boat, to visit the church. It’s the man-made treasures that beckon in Ljubljana, a pastel-hued picture of baroque architecture, elegant bridges, and inviting lanes huddled along the lazy Ljubljanica River. Pedestrian streets make this eco-conscious city easy to explore.
Your VBT Trip Leaders help you connect with Slovenia’s local culture throughout your VBT cycling tour. Linger a while in tiny villages. Pause at an alpine farm to sample local mountain cuisine. And join a Slovenian chef to learn how to prepare struklji, a favorite sweet, for a true taste of the region’s heritage.
Your lodgings reveal as much about the inviting character of Slovenia as your biking routes. Relax in the private garden of a hotel in the heart of Ljubljana’s Old Town. In the mountains, revel in the hospitality of a family-run gostilna, or guesthouse, perhaps raising a glass in the paizl, or pub, with locals who gather here each evening. You’ll feel so welcome, it may be hard to bid Slovenia farewell.
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Three very different European cultures share one common asset: the jaw-dropping scenic splendor of the Alps.
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