Slovenia is a cyclist’s paradise, with its blue-green waters, beautiful mountains, and friendly people.
The oldest wooden wheel in the world was found in Slovenia. It is safe to say that Slovenians have been rolling for some time now.
Imagine riding through the valleys of the Julian Alps to the magical Lake Bled. A short ride around Lake Bled brings you up close and personal with breathtaking castles, one of which is on an island in the middle of the lake. The next day your ride takes you through small villages nestled into a virgin forest with rivers of clear and turquoise water flowing nearby.
I have some friends who have asked me to point out where Slovenia is on the map of Europe. When many North Americans hear “European vacation of a lifetime,” Slovenia is unlikely to be one of the countries that come to mind. Here’s hoping that changes soon. Take a look at BikeTours.com’s Slovenia tour options, and read on to learn more about the area.
Slovenia is to the east of Northern Italy and north of Croatia. It has a population of just over two million people and around 30% of the land in the country is national forest. The capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana and it is a fantastic place full of pedestrian walkways, beautiful architecture, fabulous restaurants, and more. From Ljubljana you can either be in the Julian Alps in around an hours drive or on the coast of the Adriatic in an hour and a half.
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