8 days
Duration
May-Nov
Dates
Croatia, Austria, Slovenia, Italy
Location

In only eight days, you will visit and discover four European countries – Italy, Croatia, Austria and, of course, Slovenia. And with a little help from our e-bikes you will be able to explore even more, with less effort. Sounds inviting?;) Join us for our Explore hidden Europe on e-bike tour!

Ride with the current trend and join us on e-bikes!

In our words: It is a workout, with a little less work.;) We use eco-friendly, modern electric bikes that will certainly suit everyone and fill out all your expectations. Riding eco-friendly electric bikes entail numerous advantages:

  • E-bikes are used to assist you to enjoy the beauty of the same routes that might be otherwise unreachable to you.
  • The small, almost hidden engines also make longer distances feel achievable.
  • E-bikes are a good asset that keeps the group homogenous. Meaning, e-bikes are perfect for couples or groups of friends with different fitness levels and biking capabilities, who can therefore still ride together.
  • In short, an electric bike can make your dream vacation a reality!

E-bikes are included in the price of the package and therefore available at no additional cost. If you have your own e-bike, let us know at the time of reservation and we will adjust the package price for you.

Some facts about Slovenia

Due to its very small size, Slovenia might not be among the most well-known countries in Europe. Nevertheless, it is rapidly gaining recognition for its amazing landscape, rich culture, and quality food. It is located at the crossroads of colorful landscapes as a neighbor to Italy, Austria, Croatia, and Hungary. As it is also a very safe destination to travel to, it presents a perfect getaway for outdoor sports lovers. Covered in secret trails, Slovenia will bring you a constant satisfaction in the incredible natural setting! Easy to say, there is no other destination where you can see and do as much, in such a short period of time, as in Slovenia!

Highlights of the e-bike tour

Start the journey in the beautiful Italian city of Trieste with a delicious dinner. Next days, ride your e-bike on the flowy trails in the coastal region, but also more technical ones in the Julian Alps due to electric support. Cool down after a ride in the incredible Soča river or jump into Lake Bled. Also, enjoy the views of the vineyards reminiscent of the Italian Tuscany one day and hang by the beautiful mountain lakes the other. A tasty meal and a cozy room await you at the end of every day. Simply, fall in love with two wheels <3

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Venice airport (Italy)
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 12:00 noon for a prompt departure at 1:00 PM
RETURN TIME Approximately 12:00 noon
WEAR Comfortable bike and athletic clothing, sports shoes (biking shoes), jacket and sunscreen
INCLUDED
return Venice airport shuttle
regions finest boutique accommodations, double or twin room
daily breakfast
expert English speaking guides with extensive local knowledge, who go above and beyond to cater to your every need
rent of an e-bike (*if you have your own e-bike, let us know at the time of reservation and we will reduce the price for the amount of the rent)
complete van support every mile of the way to enjoy your vacation at your own pace
pick up and drop off before and after tour, from convenient locations
sport activities and equipment hire as per itinerary
farewell dinner on the last night (drinks excluded)
group size that doesn’t exceed 14 guests on a scheduled departure
entrance fees to historic sites and natural parks
NOT INCLUDED
airfare (We can help you purchase the best ticket possible)
food and drinks
travel and activity insurance
tips are optional and not included in the price
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Day 1: Arrival to Venice airport

Upon arrival at the Venice airport, you will meet the Bike Hike Tours representative and drive to Trieste, an Italian coastal town on the border with Slovenia. Your accommodation here will be a comfortable boutique hotel. After checking in, our guides will run a short briefing, so you will know exactly what to expect in the following days. Then, we will go for a short stroll around the old city center and have dinner in a local Italian restaurant with traditional Mediterranean dishes. Our first day will be a relaxing one to help you adjust to the time zone.

Transfer time: 1.5 hours
Biking: —
Highlights: Trieste (Italy)
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Day 2: Riding in Italy

After breakfast, a short transfer will take us just outside of Trieste. Our guides will present you with our e-bikes – the modern way of cycling 🙂 Electric bikes will give you a helping hand to the starting point of the 3 Camini enduro trail. We know how tiresome a day of traveling can be, so we planned the first day of riding on the flowy natural trails that will be perfect to get you ready for the days to come. Later in the evening, we will move towards Goriška Brda. This is one of the most famous wine regions in Slovenia, known for its exquisite wine and food. We will be staying in one of the many scattered hotels in the region, overlooking the beautiful countryside, often compared to Tuscany.

Vertical gain: 3.200 (ft)
Length: 33 Miles
Tour type: e-biking
Transfer time: 1.5 hours
Biking: approx. 4,5 hours
Highlights: 3 Camini, Goriška Brda; we like to call it the little Tuscany of Slovenia
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Day 3: An overnighter in Croatia

While the wine region alone could keep us occupied for a few days, there is a lot more to see on this trip. We will set our compasses south again. About an hour and a half long transfer will get us to the small picturesque town in the center of Croatian Istria. Grožnjan is famous for its network of awesome cycling trails. The trails are surrounded by olive and pine trees and will keep you smiling throughout the whole day.

Vertical gain: 3.000 (ft)
Length: 35 Miles
Tour type: e-biking
Transfer time: 1.5 hours
Biking: approx. 5,5 hours
Highlights: Karst region, Slovene and Croatian Istria, Grožnjan (Croatia)
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Day 4: Escape the city life

After a delicious breakfast, it will be time to head back to Slovenia and visit the world-famous Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle. A short transfer and an easy start of the day will be just perfect for regenerating after the first two days in the saddle. We will get to Ljubljana by the early afternoon and have plenty of time to explore the local trails of Golovec, located just outside the city center. The trails are extremely well maintained by the volunteers and you will see people of all ages and styles riding them. After riding, we will have some time to explore the enchanting city center and visit the best cafeteria in the town. Today’s ride will be rewarded with a tasty dinner in a small restaurant with a great selection of local wines.

Vertical gain: 2.500 (ft)
Length: 40 Miles
Tour type: e-biking
Transfer time: 2h
Biking: approx. 5 hours
Highlights: Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, Ljubljana
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Day 5: Magic day on Pokljuka

It is time to head for the mountains! We will leave Ljubljana after breakfast and drive towards the Pokljuka plateau. Pokljuka is a cycling pearl located in the middle of the Triglav National Park. It offers one of the most breathtaking views of the Julian Alps on one side and of the Lake Bled and the Lake Bohinj on the other. Covered in the forest, it is a true cycling paradise high in the mountains. After a couple of hours exploring the area on bikes and tasting the authentic shepherd’s delicacies while listening to their stories, we will head back down to the valley. We will have just enough time to squeeze in a short trip to the Lake Bled; a “must see” when visiting Slovenia. There, you can taste the famous Bled cake or take a refreshing dip in the lake before we proceed to the Alpine village of Kranjska Gora, where we will be accommodated for the next two days.

Vertical gain: 6.000 (ft)
Length: 40 Miles
Tour type: e-biking
Transfer time: 1.5 hours
Biking: approx. 5,5 hours
Highlights: Pokljuka plateau, Lake Bled, Kranjska Gora
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Day 6: Across the border, again and again

This is the only time on this trip that we will be staying at the same accommodation for two nights in a row. You will be able to get a better rest and only think about biking. Our hotel is perfectly stationed at the base of Tromeja (“Triple-border”), a 5000 ft high mountain with its top based in three countries: Slovenia, Italy, and Austria. We will ride in all three of them and enjoy the awesome trails. Prepare yourself for some spectacular views!

Vertical gain: 2.788 (ft)
Length: 30 Miles
Tour type: e-biking
Transfer time: —
Biking: approx. 6 hours
Highlights: Tromeja (Tri-border), Austria, Italy
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Day 7: The longest single trail and an evening to remember

We saved the very best for our final day in the saddle. Vršič pass is the highest mountain pass in Slovenia and its top lays at the elevation of 5300 ft. Luckily for us, e-bikes are here to facilitate our ascend! With a little help of a hidden engine, these high and difficult-to-reach roads will be much more achievable. After a short stop at the top of the pass, we continue our way towards Bovec. The road follows the trail of the emerald Soča river, a white-water enthusiasts’ paradise. We will unload our e-bikes at the base of Kobariški Stol. The boost of power when taking on hills is always appreciated! Especially after a long day’s ride behind us. You will then happily enjoy one of the most beautiful mountain views on the top. The nicest single track in the area will take us back down to the valley. The WWI has heavily affected this area and our guides will gladly tell you more about it. Just a quick fact; the single track that we are going to ride was built by the soldiers in the WWI. After we get back to the valley, you can spend a couple of hours exploring the area or even do some white-water activities like rafting or canyoning. If you feel energetic enough, ask our guides and they will help accommodate all of your wishes.  We will finish with a spectacular dinner to end this amazing trip in style.

Vertical gain: 3.050 (ft)
Length: 33 Miles
Tour type: e-biking
Transfer time: 2 hours
Biking: approx. 6,5 hours
Highlights: Vršič pass, Bovec, Soča River, Kobariški Stol
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Day 8: Return home or additional three days in Austria or Italy (Venice)

If you wish to visit the famous Italian town of Venice, known for its labyrinth of canals, bridges and spectacular architecture or stroll around Vienna (Austria) let us know at the time of the booking and we will help you organize it.

We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers in Slovenia have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.
Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will generally be between seven and 14 people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our tours is four.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s activities and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.
We recommend following a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure. 

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.

Q. Will I have to carry my own luggage?
You will never have to worry about your bags on tour. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next accommodation each day, and have it ready and waiting for your arrival.
On your holiday you will be staying in a range of comfortable, welcoming local accommodations, including traditional guest houses, small hotels, and a boutique hotel. For details please consult with your booking manager.
Traveling light is the key. Although the daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary in the mountains, so you must make sure that you have plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. 
You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, padded undershorts, waterproof jacket, flip-flops, specific shoes for cycling.
Where the meals are included in Bikehiketours itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your Bikehiketours guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or, if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.
Medical insurance is mandatory on all of our holidays. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance. Contact your booking manager and we will help you choose the right plan for your holiday.
Many of our travelers join as singles. We charge single supplement fee to solo travelers for single room use. But don’t worry, we can pair you with another traveler of the same gender if you like.


A single supplement is an additional charge for a private room for guests traveling alone.
The cost of our holidays does not include international airfare. However, we are happy to assist you in booking flights to join with each tour. The prices vary depending on the season and the point of departure.
We can arrange early arrivals and extended visits. We will be happy to provide suggestions and ideas.
The more in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you’ll find.

Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.