Slovenia Adventure Challenge

Explore this earthy paradise of snow-capped peaks, turquoise waters and breathtaking scenery by bike and kayak (optional) with this adventure tour of Slovenia. This is a trip for keen road cyclists who enjoy the challenge of climbs and descents day after day.

Challenge Summary

Explore one of the greenest countries in the world, a country fast becoming famous for it’s outdoor adventure activities on offer. An incredible mixture of climates brings warm Mediterranean breezes up to the foothills of the Alps, while more than half of its total surface is covered in forest.  Slovenia has it all

This fully supported tour gives you a chance to enjoy the wonderful climbs and descents this country has to offer. Stunning scenery, atmospheric overnight accommodation and a magnificent route make this an unforgettable challenge.

 
 

28th July - 5th August 2018

CHALLENGE SUMMARY

  • Grade 7/10 moderately challenging
  • Up to 450 miles
  • 75miles/day cycling
  • 1 day kayaking
  • Cycle collection and delivery available
  • Cycle and Garmin hire available

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Trip Information

General Information

You will need to arrange to be in Ljubljana on Saturday 28th July to begin the challenge on the Sunday.  We start the ride in the East around Lendava, on the Hungarian border.  The ride starts with a gentle 75 mile ride to our first stop over at Maribor.  The roads are quiet and the scenery outstanding.  Your journey takes you through vineyards and past beautiful lakes including the spectacular Lake Bled, listed as no.5 in the top 25 places to visit in Eastern Europe in your lifetime by the Telegraph in November 2017.

On day 4 you will arrive at The River Isonzo where you will begin your kayaking part of the challenge on day 5.  You will kayak 20km from Kobarid to Most Na Soci, a spectacular kayak down the Soci Valley.  On this day we will transport your bikes to the accommodation at the end ready for your to continue down to the Adriatic Coast.

The Challenge takes you through Triglavski National Park, visiting the serene Lake Bohinjsko, before heading down the awesome Soca Valley to Bovec and through the Karsk region of Slovenia finishing on the small Adriatic coastline that Slovenia has.

You will need to arrange flights from Ljubljana on the 5th August or later if you would like to explore the area.

Weather

High chance of sunshine and warmth

Bike Information

We can collect and deliver your bike from an agreed address.  Our vans are specially equipped to transport your cycle safely and securely. The cost of cycle collection and delivery is from £30 each way.

We recommend a road bike with 25 to 32 mm tyres. Mountain bikes are NOT suitable. Please ensure you have your bike fully serviced prior to collection and that it is suitably equipped to complete the challenge. A support vehicle accompanies the rides throughout the tour except on the optional rides and you can access your daypack throughout the day if you prefer not to wear it. You need to bring is your own helmet.

    Key Facts

    • DISTANCE – Approximately 450 miles. Average of 75 miles/day.
    • FULLY SUPPORTED TOUR, You will be able to cycle at your own speed throughout the day.  Cycling leader plus support vehicle carrying your luggage, and food for you during the day, the van will stop on the roadside for your lunch.
    • KAYAKS – will be provided for you with a qualified kayak guide and buoyancy aid.  We suggest you bring suitable clothing and footwear.
    • DOCUMENTS. You will require a passport and insurance

     

    Costs Explained

    OPTION A

     

    Sponsorship Option Pay £300 non-refundable registration fee at the time of booking. 

    You will have a £1800 sponsorship target to meet for MS Research.  With this 'minimum sponsorship' pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the charity 10 weeks before the departure date or you will be charged the remaining amount directly.

    OPTION B

    Self-Funding Option Pay £300 non-refundable registration fee at the time of booking.

    The balance of £800 will be due 10 weeks before departure. With this option you are responsible for the full cost of the challenge, there is no minimum sponsorship target. If you wish to ride for a charity of your choice you can, if the charity agree to help fund you please contact us directly to arrange.

     

    Our chosen charity for this ride is MS Research.

    Please click on the logo to find out details about this charity and the amazing work they do.

    INCLUDED

    • 8 nights accommodation with daily breakfast and snack lunch

    • Airport transfers

    • Qualified tour leader

    • Daily luggage transfer

    • GPX files

    • Public and Product liability insurance.

    • Financial Protection: in the unlikely event of insolvency, all our trips are protected in accordance with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations.

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Evening meals

    • Air travel

    • Cycle collection and delivery (£30 each way)

    • Travel and accident Insurance

    • Bike Insurance

    • Single supplement (extra £300)