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w pobliżu  San Vito, Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italia)

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TOUR OF SLOVENIA AND CROATIA

This is a tour to Slovenia and part of Croatia. You make a round trip to Slovenia, clockwise, starting to climb Tatra Alpen mountains, heading south west to Lubjliana, Croatia and from Zagreb returning to Slovenia and Trieste, the start point.
Slovenia has many bike lines and culture of cycling. Is like a little Austrish or Suisse, while croatia is more mediterranean and difficult to ride in ther roads.

SUMMARY OF THE ROUTE
The route starts from Trieste, in Italy, to go up north in Slovenia, following up the Soca River, and after Bovec to climb the Vrisic Mountain pass of 1611 m.

Vrsic

The way from the border to Bovec is with a smooth slope. The river is very crystal clear and villages are very beautiful.
From Bovec, slopes turn hard, to 14% with many hard curves. From Vrisc port, all down to Bled, which is a very beautiful city with his lake and his famous island inside.

Bled

From Bled you head to Lubjliana, first passing the beautiful village of Kranj and then Skofja Loka which is a worth detour. When you arrive in Lubjliana, you find plenty of bike lines, which make visit a cross the city very peaceful. Here in Lubjliana you can visit the castle and the very center, which is paceful with his canals.

Lubjliana

After visiting Lubjliana and his castle, then the route turns to Novo Mesto and direct to Croatia (Zagreb). In Croatia, roads are more difficult to ride, but once in Zagreb, he city is vively and you can visit many parts of it. Becareful with the traffic to get into Zagreb.

Zagreb

The trip then goes to Karlovac, with still many signs of the former 90’s war, and return to Slovenia, through very quiet secondary roads, sometimes not paved. Postojna with the caves and finally return to Trieste.

WHICH BIKE
The better is a trekking bike. Almost all the way is paved, but there are a pair of roads that turn non paved (but good) for a few kilometers.

WHEN TO GO
Best time is late spring or summer. Summer can be hot, but in the mountains is quite suportable.

HOW TO GET THERE
Yo can arrive to Trieste with plane, motorway, trains or ferry.

WHERE TO STAY
We stayed at little hotels and pensions. We also stayed in bed & breakfast, which is quite common in the country. Confortable anb with gentle people.

DIFFICULTIES
The harder difficulty is the Vrsic climb. The port is about 1600 meters and has slopes of 14%. All the way from Trieste is uphill, following the river, but after Bovec starts the autentic port. From the top of Tatra mountains all is down till Lubjliana. Traffic in Sloevenia is very quiet and polite. In Croatia, traffic is crazy and quite dangerous. Fast roads are narrow. Be careful.

STAGES
Here you have all the stages:
THE STAGES

1 STAGE
First stage from Trieste, up to Slovenja border and then quite flat to Nova Gorica.

2 STAGE
Second Stage, up river Soca with transparent waters and finish at Bovec, under Vrsic.

3 STAGE
Third Stage, the king one. To Vrsic port and then all down to Bled.

3 STAGE
Fourth Stage, visiting Krankj and arrival to Ljublajna.

3 STAGE
Fifth stage, with secondary roads to Novo Mesto.

3 STAGE
On the sixth stage, we change to Croatia and arrive to Zagre.

3 STAGE
On Seventh stage, we head Karlovac, where the war is still visible.

3 STAGE
On eigth stage we return to Slovenija. We cross a large non paved road.

3 STAGE
On ninth stage we finish in Postojna, with a very impressive cave to visit.

3 STAGE
On tenth stage we return to Italy, Trieste, the start point. Finish of the trip.

You can find the other world cycling routes of the WCRVBB project clicking here to access.

You can click over this other project bike routes or search the tags in google.
- WCRVBB, for cyclotourist routes with saddlebags around the world.
- DCRVBB, for one day routes around Europe.
- KCRVBB, for one day routes with kids around Europe.
- COLVBB, for climbings of Tour de France, Vuelta a Espanya, Giro di Italia, ...
- BCNVBB, for one day routes around Barcelona.
- RBTTCASSA, for MTB routes around Cassa de la Selva (Girona).

Have a nice trip!


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  • Zdjęcie bicings

    bicings 2012-08-02

    Tour of Slovenia

  • Zdjęcie bicings

    bicings 2012-08-02

    Tour of Slovenia

  • eserrasalvi 2013-02-18

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    Com a companya de viatge, puc dir que Eslovènia val molt la pena. Es com Austria o Suissa però en petit, amb molts de carrils bici i respecte per la bicicleta. A Croàcia les coses canvien. Els cotxes no respecten les bicis i vam acabar tornant a Eslovènia.

  • Zdjęcie Kotu Yavuz

    Kotu Yavuz 2014-01-22

    Excellent and very nice, congratulations. You must come to Turkey ;) https://ca.wikiloc.com/rutes-cicloturisme/wcrvbb-t13-tour-of-slovenia-and-croatia-763-km-in-10-stages-2203003/photo-827942

  • alfig 2015-05-16

    Hola Vicensm
    Este verano queremos hacer una ruta por Eslovenia que cubra la zona noroeste que creo que es la más bonita y que sea viable para unos ciclistas con una condición física normal, he estado viendo esta ruta y cubre la zona que comento, aunque tenga tramos en los que es muy probable que pongamos pie a tierra :-), Un par de preguntas a ver si me puedes ayudar: ¿tuviste que usar mucha carretera? ¿qué tal los coches?, ya veo que comentas que Eslovenia mucho mejor que Croacia en ese sentido pero como nosotros vamos con una niña de 11 años, ¿es peligroso?

    Por otro lado, nosotros enlazaríamos Ljubljana con Trieste para hacerla circular, ¿crees que sería más fácil hacerla en el sentido contrario a las agujas del reloj?


    Gracias de antemano

  • Zdjęcie bicings

    bicings 2015-05-28

    La ruta sólo tiene la dificultad del puerto de Vrisic, aunque es la zona más bonita. Una vez superado el puerto es todo bajada. Eslovenia es una Suiza en pequeño. La gente es civilizada y los coches conducen educadamente. No tuvimos problemas para circular. Era todo carretera, a excepción de algunos tramos de carriles bicis. I Lubjliana es un paradiso para los ciclistas. Todo son carriles bicicletas. No creo que tengáis problemas para circular. Sólo es cuestión de adecuar las etapas a la preparación física.

    Atentamente.

  • Zdjęcie ridroj

    ridroj 2018-05-26

    Hola, ens recomanaries si tenim pocs dies d'aprofundir mes a Eslovenia en comptes d'anar a Croacia?

  • Zdjęcie bicings

    bicings 2018-05-26

    Si. Croacia es mes complicat pels cotxes. Eslovenia es com una petita Suidsa1

  • Zdjęcie ridroj

    ridroj 2018-06-01

    Ruta per carreteres i camins??

  • Zdjęcie agustí-CYCLOTURISME

    agustí-CYCLOTURISME 2018-09-20

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    Gran tour gracias por compartir.
    Salut.

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