Mountain Biking in Slovenia
Julian Alps - Gorenjska and Soca Valley, South, Central and North East
By Rob Houghton
Guidebook to 35 full-day and half-day mountain biking routes in Slovenia. The routes, which are graded, range from 12 to 59km, taking in Gorenjska, Soca Valley, the South, as well as Central and North East Slovenia. Includes a Slovenian glossary plus all you need to know about getting there, getting about, bikes, equipment and accommodation.
Seasonsmost of the routes can be tackled from Spring to Autumn; a few in the more clement south could be tackled in Winter
CentresBled and Bohinj; Bovec, Kobarid and Tolmin; Ajdovščina; Postojna; Kamnik; Maribor; Doljenske Toplice
Difficultyvast majority of routes technically require only a reasonable amount of competence to complete; however, they often require a good level of fitness as most will include a climb that can go from stiff to brutal; there are also rides included that anyone should be able to complete and a few with a higher technical grade
Must SeeLakes Bled and Bohinj; the high Alpine pastures of the Julian Alps; beautiful River Soča; caves of the limestone Karst; Predjama Grad - the castle in a cave; vineyards of the South and East; historical sites from both world wars
Guidebook to 35 full and half day mountain biking routes in Slovenia. The graded routes, which range from technically not difficult but requiring a reasonable level of fitness to highly technical, requiring a high level of fitness and confident bike handling skills, vary in length from 12km to 59km. Routes are located in Gorenjska, Soca Valley, the South, as well as Central and North Eastern Slovenia.
Full route descriptions are accompanied by gradient profiles and 1:75,000 mapping, together with practical information such as getting to and around Slovenia, travelling with the bike, arranging accommodation and dealing with emergency situations. A handy Slovenian language glossary is also included.
Showcasing a remarkably diverse landscape, Slovenia is an idyllic mountain biking destination. From the towering peaks of Gorenjska and the stunning riverside trails of the Soca Valley to the tremendous limestone caves of the Karst region and the forests of the Nanos plateau in the country's south, there is endless opportunity for tough climbs, long descents and technical trails - as well as slow, scenic trips lakeside and through vineyard-laced landscapes - making it a perfect travel destination for the avid mountain biker.
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Rob Houghton has been an outdoor instructor, leader and educator for more years than he cares to remember and he has led educational expeditions on five continents. For as long as he can remember, Rob has always been a cyclist and his first bike was a Raleigh Striker back when they had fake suspension forks on the front. He only took up mountain biking ten years ago after a friend first took him around a trail centre in Wales. He was hooked.View author profile
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