Private Slovenia Cycling Tour 2023

Sep 05 - 14, 2023

♦ Ride the Julian Alps – the most scenic part of Slovenia including the highest mountain pass Vršič and the rolling wine region in the west ♦ Visit the famous towns of Bled, Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Izola, and Piran ♦ Enjoy local traditional food and accommodations selected for your trip ♦ Private & Custom 10-day / 9-night tour, ride as much as you wish – our support will be available anytime.

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Trip at a glance

StartsLjubljana airport, Slovenia
EndsTrieste railway station, Italy
Distance500 km / 310 miles
PricePrivate trip

About this trip

This is a Private & Custom 10-day / 9-night SAG-supported and guided Slovenia cycling tour planned and supported by HC Bike Tours.


We have created a custom itinerary for this trip with all the best routes and sightseeing based on our local knowledge. All the riders have to do is arrive at Ljubljana airport and the trip can begin – we will take care of the rest.


HC Bike Tours team will take care of airport transfers, luggage transportation, and delivery of rental bikes.


As this is a private tour guests can ride as much or as little as they wish, and even change the itinerary – HC Bike Tours will be there to support them throughout the trip.


What’s included:

  • 10-day / 9-night SAG van-supported / guided tour
  • Custom itinerary including planning, Strava maps for the rides & GPX files, all reservations for selected accommodations and restaurants
  • All transfers on the arrival/departure days
  • All luggage & bike transportation including delivery and drop-off fees for rental bikes
  • All accommodation fees (double occupancy)
  • All breakfasts
  • All dinners (drinks are not included)
  • On-road snacks & sports nutrition including water, soft drinks, fresh fruit
  • It is a self & HC van driver guided tour + backup service (hotline) will be available during the trip
  • Our SAG vans at your disposal anytime during your tour
  • Services of HC Bike Tours staff: mechanic assistance, bike assembling and reassembling, guidance, concierge services, suggestions, coaching
  • Welcome pack including two water bottles and an HC design apparel

What’s not included:

  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance (recommended)
  • Additional personal expenses, i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, drinks, gratuities, laundry, coffee stops
  • Sarto Rental bikes (available for an additional fee)




  • Single supplement > add $US 400
  • Sarto Veneto SL high-end road bikes for rent > $US 450 per trip
  • E-bikes for rent > TBC (different models and types available)




Considering a bicycle trip to Slovenia? Read the story about our previous bicycle trip to Slovenia > Custom Cycling Tour Austria to Slovenia 2022.



Request your Custom & Private bicycle trip offer > Custom tours.

Trip itinerary



Welcome to Slovenia

September 5th, 2023

40 km / 25 miles

We will meet the guests at the Ljubljana airport and make the transfer to the hotel.

For early arrivals, there is a warm-up ride planned. Your day will start with setting up your bicycle, HC team will be ready to help you out, and you are off for a short ride.

There is a planned briefing and bike set up for late arrivals in the evening to get ready for the start of the trip.



Kranj => Bled => Kranjska Gora

September 6th, 2023

65 km / 40 miles



Kranjska Gora => Vršič pass => Bovec

September 7th, 2023

45 km / 27 miles

Accommodation in the Soca valley for the next two nights in the village of Bovec. The valley is famous for its perfectly clear turquoise waters of the Soca river, narrow gorges, and many options for outdoor activities.



Day off

September 8th, 2023

50 km / 31 miles

One recommended Day off activity would be the Kanin ski lift to go hiking in the mountains or rafting in the river of Soca. or other option only for the strongest riders to ride the Mangart Road that leads over Mangart Saddle, with its elevation of 2,055 m has a number of turns and is the highest-lying road in Slovenia.



Bovec => Kobarid => Šmartno

September 9th, 2023

70 km / 44 miles



Šmartno => Komen

September 10th, 2023

50 km / 31 miles



Komen => Lipica => Isola => Portorož

September 11th, 2023

65 km / 40 miles



Day off by the sea in Portorož

September 12th, 2023


How to spend the day off? By the sea or optional also extra ride



Loop from Portorož

September 13th, 2023

60 km / 37 miles



God bye! And see you back in 2024!

September 14th, 2023


Another breakfast in Slovenia and we will transport you to Trieste or another location you need nearby in the morning.

Thanks for traveling with HC Bike Tours and we are looking forward to seeing you again on a tour next year.