Mountain biking tours in Slovenia

Mtb trips are intended for everyone who likes to ride mountain bikes. Daily routes are specially selected with regard to the difficulty, good ascents and descents, and natural, historical and cultural attractions along the way. They are all self-guided. On some trips you are staying in one starting point, for others you are traveling from place to place. Accommodation and luggage transport between hotels are arranged. You will easily find the route with the help of descriptions, maps and GPS tracks.

fast downhil MTB at Lake Bled

Around Lake Bled MTB

mtb tours at Lake Bled Slovenia
map mtb tours from Lake Bled
from 660 EUR
daily from March 26 to October 15, 2022
7 days / 6 nights
Total Distance
264 km / avg.; el. gain 1.200 m
Starting point
Lake Bled
Activity Level
  • 3

One-center one week mountain biking fun

Situated around the fairytale landscape of Lake Bled, this is a superb collection of mountain bike day trips suitable for all cyclists of medium fitness level. It's perfect for those who prefer to be based in one place rather than move accommodation each night. Each day takes you on a stunning ride packed with amazing views and places to see. Distances are long, but the routes are all along gravel roads.

Tour highlights:
• ring the "Bell of wishes" on the island church
• cycle through stunning alpine valleys
• visit the thundering rapids at Vintgar Gorge
• cycle across lovely mountain meadows
• swim in crystal clear glacial lakes

As a pre-trip, we recommend our Salzburg to Lake Bled tour.

During your time at Lake Bled, how about taking a one-day photography workshop with British professional photographer Ian Middleton? Use this time to learn how to take better photos during the rest of your trip around Slovenia, no matter what camera you have. For more information, check Ian's Photoshop Site.


Day 1: ARRIVAL AT LAKE BLED 4* hotel.
Bled, situated on the shore of a beautiful glacial lake with its distinctive church on an island set against a backdrop of towering alpine mountains, all guarded by the imposing clifftop castle, is one of Slovenia’s most popular tourist attractions. Spend your first day visiting the island church and its ornate golden altar, ring the legendary church bell and make a wish; it might come true. Then head over to the western side and hike up to Mala Osojnica for the best view of all.

(42 km +/- 550 metres altitude gain).
Today's cycling trip will take you through the beautiful Vintgar Gorge, along the Radovna River as it rushes its way through the mountains and forms the Šum Waterfall at the end of the gorge. Continue to the highest point of this day: Saint Katarina Church (630m altitude) and enjoy an alternative view of Bled Castle from the car park. You can have lunch in the beautifully preserved old town of Radovljica with its interesting beekeeping museum, ornate frescoes on the vaulted ceiling of Saint Peter's Church and even better - delicious gelato ice cream shop... 

(69 km +/- 1500 metres altitude gain).
The day begins with a climb up to Pokljuka high plateau. Alternatively, you can book a transfer to the top. Then cycle back down into the Bohinj Valley through alpine villages and past the unique Slovene hayracks until reaching Lake Bohinj, a beautiful lake hemmed into this alpine valley by the mighty Julian Alps. For the best view you can either take a short hike up to Mt Peč or take the cable car up to Vogel Ski Resort.

(50 km, 1100 metres altitude gain).
Today you'll head out to the home of Slavko Avsenik, a legendary Slovenian Folk musician, in the sunny village of Begunje. Have lunch at his restaurant, Avsenik Gostilna, with the beautiful Karavanke Mountains as your backdrop. After lunch, you can visit the museum of hostages and the ruins of Kamen Castle. Your return to Bled will be via the old village of Kamna Gorica.

(44 km, 970 metres altitude gain).
Today you head up to the beautiful dense pine forest of Jelovica Plateau, situated on the south side of Bled. The route takes you upwards alongside the Sava River. We recommend you have lunch at Talež mountain hut, where you'll be guaranteed a fantastic view across to the Karavanke mountain range. In the afternoon a leisurely ride over a quiet, peaceful forest road, will bring you back to Bled.

(40 km, 1250 metres altitude gain).
Today you will head to the less-visited Pokljuka Gorge, carved 10,000 years ago at the eastern edge of the plateau. Here you can leave your bike and take a stroll through ancient woods and a fossilized ravine left behind by the retreating glacier.

Day 7: DEPARTURE FROM LAKE BLED or continue cycling. There are two tours starting from Bled: Lakes & Cities and Best Of Slovenia.

mountain bike against mountainous backgroud


Price per person based on two people sharing

Accommodation level        Hotel 4*
Low season: March 26 to May 6 and September 17 to October 15, 2022:        690 EUR
High season: May 7 to September 16, 2022:        750 EUR

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Price includes:
•    accommodation in hotel of choice in a two-bed room with WC and shower, on a bed & breakfast basis
•    information pack including text road book and maps, one per booking
•    free entrance to swimming pools in hotels
•    personal welcome meeting and briefing upon arrival
•    GPS data
•    local tourist and other taxes
•    backup service (hotline) during the trip

Optional extras:
•    singel room supplement 150 EUR
•    bike rental 130 EUR for five days (MTB bikes are equipped with lock, pannier, spare tube, set of Allen keys and basic puncture repair kit. Price includes delivery and pick up). Every additional day 15 EUR per bike. Bike rental period starts at 9:00 on day two of the tour and ends at 18:00 on day seven. Other bike types are available upon request
•    electric MTB bike 250 EUR
•    helmet rental 10 EUR per week
•    transfers: Ljubljana Airport or City to Bled 30 EUR - please ask us for a favorable quote!

•   children up to 12 years when sharing room with parents 30% discount on basic price
•   third adult in the room 10% discount on basic price

Not included: entrance fees, lunches, drinks with meals, saunas and massages in hotels.

Travel options

Starting point of this trip is Bled in NW Slovenia.
Getting there...
By plane: closest airport is Ljubljana (LJU). Several airlines serve it. From the airport you can travel to Bled by bus (change once, takes about 2 hrs) or book our transfer (faster - 20 min) - please ask us for a favorable quote!
By train: Bled has two railway stations: Lesce Bled station on the Villach - Ljubljana mainline, 4 km away from town centre. You'll need to take a bus, or call us; we'll give you a lift for free. The other station is Bled Jezero on the Jesenice - Nova Gorica sideline, only a few trains a day. 2 km away from town centre, - please ask us for a favorable quote!
By car: take exit Lesce from A1 motorway Ljubljana - Jesenice, Karavanke. Please contact us about parking possibilities.
... and away
Simple, use one of the above options or - cycle away: consider our cycling trip Best Of Slovenia!

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