8 days
Duration
Sep
Dates
Croatia, Austria, Slovenia, Italy
Location

Bike Hike Tours in collaboration with Minii Adventures

Mini adventure, great experience! Discover four European countries in just one week! Finally, enjoy the experience with your girlfriends or meet fellow badass female bikers like yourself during this women’s mountain bike tour 2019! Overall, designed for women of all ages and abilities, we’ll make sure you and your group of ladies have the best holiday ever. Group can be further divided into smaller groups according to skill level and fitness ability so that everyone can enjoy the most! All this and much more in our Women-only MTB tour!

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 Ladies, come and ride with us in Slovenia, Italy, Austria, and Croatia

Find your best ‘you’ through confidence building, empowerment, and adventure with other like-minded women. This trip is about pure enjoyment on all levels. It includes exceptional gourmet experience, cultural education, extremely diverse & pristine nature, yoga, and above all great trails! From flowy coastal rides to more technical ones in the Julian Alps, you will have it all! One day you will enjoy the trails among vineyards reminiscent of the Italian Tuscany and ride up mountain passes the next. All you need to do is put your mind at ease and enjoy the ride under the professional guidance of Bike Hike Tours and Minii Adventures teams!

MTBgirls – go out and ride your bike!

If you need convincing that mountain biking is more than suitable for women of all ages, professions and nationalities see this awesome video below.

Bike & Yoga with Lindsey

During this tour, yoga sessions are included in our itinerary. Hence, you will be able to stretch your muscles after the whole day in the saddle. Above all, yoga helps to keep the body and spirit aligned. Those familiar with the practice already know about all the benefits yoga can bring. However, yoga rookies, do not worry! We’ve got you covered as well. Simply get ready to discover the practice with us and we promise you, it will not be your last one. Most noteworthy, yoga classes will be private and adapted for all levels and styles.

From the sea..

You will begin your journey in the historic city of Trieste, Italy located on the shore of the Mediterranean sea. We will treat ourselves with a delicious Italian dinner – a proper start to your girl-gang holidays. Salute! Furthermore, during the casual trails in the Mediterranean region, you will be able to soak in the beautiful coastal atmosphere.

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…towards the mountains!

In the next days, we will move towards the so-called “Hidden gem”, country of Slovenia. Simply, there is no other destination where you can see and do as much, in such a short period of time, as in Slovenia! The country is rapidly gaining recognition for its amazing landscape, rich culture, safe atmosphere, and quality food. Moreover, Slovenian trails are perfect for enduro, all mountain biking, or cross country biking. Beginners or experts, Slovenia will bring you constant satisfaction when riding in this truly incredible scenery!

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Next, we will jump across the border and visit some pristine villages in the Croatian countryside. You will experience biking through old Istrian villages and among olive trees. Certainly something truly special! After that, when moving back towards Alpine Slovenia, we will spend a few days riding around mountain passes. If it gets hot, we will cool down in natural lakes and clear rivers. Finally, we will make our grand tour that covers three borders connecting Slovenia with Austria and Italy. When on top, all the efforts will be rewarded with big smiles and majestic views!

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Accommodation + Food:

During this cycling trip, you will stay in a range of comfortable and welcoming local accommodations. Those include traditional guest houses, small and mostly boutique hotels. You’ll stay in a double or twin rooms, single occupancy rooms will be available upon request.

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  • Get comfortable in Trieste, Italy on night one.
  • Unwind in Goriška Brda, Slovenia on night two.
  • Doze off in Grožnjan, Croatia on night three.
  • Relax in Ljubljana, Slovenia on night four.
  • Feel at home in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia on nights five and six.
  • Have a well-earned rest in Bovec, Slovenia on night seven.

Food

In general, food on the road will be a combination of Italian, Austrian, Mediterranean, and Balkan cuisines. Some delicacies include local sausages, seafood, prosciutto, mountain cheeses, pumpkin seed oil, and Istrian olive oil. Also, you’ll be spoiled with a wide array of delicious local dishes from Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, and Italy. What is more, you will always find a great selection of fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins, to keep your body well-energized during the week.

If you are vegetarian or vegan, we would love to welcome you on board! If you think about it, most of the flavors that we enjoy on foods are actually due to herbs and spices, which are local to the areas that we will visit. Plenty of different options will be available for you to enjoy your vegan-friendly meals after a long day on the bike.

Drink

A glass of quality local wine can be a nice reward after a good day in the saddle. Rebula and Refosco are just two examples of many popular wines from Goriška Brda. There will also be variations of internationally more known varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Moreover, craft beer, the choice beverage of hipsters and urban lumberjacks, is becoming increasingly popular in Slovenia and Croatia too. We’ll together scout only after the best!

Star guide for this women’s mountain bike tour

Meet Charlotte Batty. Yes, she’s Emily Batty’s sister!
Charlotte has over 17 years of mountain biking experience. In addition, she claimed many titles at both National and International level in the first half of her career.

women's mountain bike tourMidway through her career, Charlotte took a step back from competing. However, she refueled her passion for the sport through a newly landed instruction position with a local women’s club. Pedal forward a few years, and Charlotte is now a Certified Professional Mountain Bike Instructor (PMBIA Level 2 Air). What is more, she is also the successful business owner of Minii Adventures.

To conclude, teaching full time and recognized throughout North America for her instruction, Charlotte’s teaching methods incorporate a relaxed and dynamic approach. Certainly, she is encouraging you to smile, curse and make all sorts of sound effects as you shred down the trail.

Total around 100 miles whole trip.

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Free enquiry: girls@bikehiketours.com or Write Post: Click here

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 occupancy)
Daily breakfast and dinner + snacks (drinks not included) *Vegan-friendly meals available on request
Some of the greatest female mountain bike guides in the world
Primary contact/manager in the US & holiday reps based in Europe
Pick up and drop off before and after every tour, from convenient locations
Sport activities and equipment hire as per itinerary
Farewell dinner party on the final night
Group size of no more than 14 guests per scheduled departure
Entrance fees to historic sites and natural parks
NOT INCLUDED
Full suspension bike rental $380
Single room supplement $600
Travel and activity insurance (recommended)
Airfare (we can assist you purchase the best ticket possible, just let us know)
Some meals and drinks are not included
BHT & Minii Adventures custom T-shirt $55
Tips are optional and not included in price
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Day 1: Arrival to Venice airport

  • Pick up from Venice Airport, drive to Trieste
  • Check-in followed by a meet-and-greet with the guides, and review of the trip’s itinerary/official trip kick-off
  • Afternoon session covering trail-side fix techniques while we re-assemble our bikes from traveling
  • Explore Trieste’s city center, followed by dinner at a local Italian restaurant
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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 days to follow. In the afternoon, you will meet with the group again to build your bikes and review some trail-side fixes so you will be 100% ready to start the MTB adventure the following day! We’ll wrap up the day with a short stroll around the city center, check out some fine Italian shops and stop for an “aperitivo”. We will 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

  • Breakfast 
  • Drive from Trieste to Bagnoli-Dolina trails
  • Skills Clinic #1: Review of our foundations and making them more effective
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon trail ride (to put new skills into practice)
  • Drive from Trieste to Goriska Brda
  • Wine tour/tasting?
  • Dinner
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After breakfast, a short transfer will take us just outside of Trieste to Bagnoli-Dolina trails. In the morning we will have our first skills clinic. This will include a recap of all the basics, such as body positioning and balance, effective braking, gear shifting, and trail scanning & line selection. We will wrap up our skills clinic with a little break to enjoy our lunch and coffee. In the afternoon, we will go from theory to practice. 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 for getting you ready for the days to come. Later in the evening, we will have a transfer towards Goriška Brda in Slovenia. This is one of the most famous wine regions in Slovenia, known for its exquisite wine and food! Still, have some energy left over? We can organize a wine tasting tour to try some local specialties while in the area. We will be staying in one of the many scattered boutique hotels in the region, overlooking the beautiful “Tuscany” countryside. Dinner and well-deserved rest will follow.

Vertical gain: 3.200 (ft)
Length: 16.5 Miles
Tour type: AM (all -mountain-enduro)
Transfer time: 1.5 hours
Biking: approx. 3 hours
Highlights: 3 Cammini, Goriska Brda; we like to call it the little Tuscany of Slovenia

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Day 3: An overnighter in Croatia

  • Breakfast –
  • Drive from Goriska Brda to Groznjan
  • Skills Clinic #2: Build on our foundations
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon trail ride (to put new skills into practice)
  • Evening Yoga
  • Dinner
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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 a small picturesque town in the center of Croatian Istria. The idyllic town of Grožnjan is famous for its network of awesome trails while it also hosts one of the best series enduro races in the area. The first part of the day: Skills clinic 2. This will include direction control and cornering, pressure control, front & rear wheel lifts and optional introductions of drops and jumps. Woohoo! We will have a lunch break around noon. The afternoon intermediate trail ride will be surrounded by olive and pine trees and will keep you smiling throughout the whole ride! Also, this day holds another surprise for you, my ladies! In the evening, we will enjoy the first yoga session of the tour in the perfect Mediterranean atmosphere! We will end the practice by thanking the Universe for that gorgeous day and recap all our memories during dinner time!

Vertical gain: 3.000 (ft)
Length: 18 Miles
Tour type: AM (all -mountain-enduro)
Transfer time: 1.5 hours
Biking: approx. 4 hours
Highlights: Karst region, Slovene and Croatian Istria, Groznjan (Croatia)
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Day 4: Escape the city life

  • Breakfast
  • Drive from Groznjan to Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle (and site see)
  • Drive to Ljubljana
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon ride
  • Post ride cafe visit for a treat *open chat session for any questions ladies
  • may have about their riding*
  • Explore Ljubljana
  • Dinner
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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, where we will first stop for a late lunch, leaving us with plenty of time to explore the local trails, located just a pedal stroke away from the city center. The trails here are extremely well maintained by the local volunteers, and you will see mountain bikers of all ages and styles riding them. After riding, we will have some time to explore the city center, check the shops and visit the best cafe in town! There will be an open chat session for any questions you ladies may have about you and your riding. Today will be rewarded with a tasty dinner in a cozy restaurant with a great selection of local wines and desserts.

Vertical gain: 2.500 (ft)
Length: 20 Miles
Tour type: AM (all -mountain-enduro)
Transfer time: 2h
Biking: approx. 4 hours
Highlights: Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, Ljubljana

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Day 5: A day in the bike park

  • Breakfast
  • Drive from Ljubljana to Krvavec Ski Resort
  • Lunch
  • Ride Krvavec Bike Park (lift accessed)
  • A trip to Lake Bled to site see and swim
  • Drive from Lake Bled to Kranjska Gora
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It is time to head for the mountains! We will leave Ljubljana after breakfast and drive towards the nearest ski resort. Krvavec ski resort is located just 20 minutes from the capital and hosts the longest flow trail in the country. We will not have to do any climbing today; instead, the cable car will take care of that! Yay! After a couple of hours in the bike park and delicious mountain-hearty lunch, we will have just enough energy to squeeze in a short trip to Lake Bled; a “must see” when visiting Slovenia. There, you will be able to taste the famous Bled cake, take a refreshing swim and an obligatory Instagram photo, before we proceed to Kranjska Gora.

Vertical gain: 6.000 (ft) (NOTE: Get Lifted! gondola shuttle: Flow trail is amazing, and it takes you from the top gondola station to the bottom of the valley. And then you go back up again and again.)
Length: 20 Miles
Tour type: AM (all -mountain-enduro)
Transfer time: 1.5 hours
Biking: approx. 4 hours
Highlights: Krvavec Bike Park, Lake Bled, Kranjska Gora

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Day 6: Across the border, again and again

  • Breakfast
  • Full day on the bike including epic trail-side lunch views
  • Afternoon activity of your choosing or yoga
  • Dinner
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This is the only time during our trip that we will be staying in the same accommodation for two nights in a row. This will allow you to get better rest and only think about your biking. Our hotel is perfectly stationed at the base of Tromeja (“Tri-border”), a 1508m high mountain with its top based in three countries: Slovenia, Italy, and Austria. After breakfast, we will spend the whole day on the bike. We will ride in all three countries and enjoy the region’s unique trails on our way down. We will have our lunch packed in the morning and eat it on the trail side. Prepare yourself for some spectacular lunch views! In the late afternoon, we will head back to the hotel for an “afternoon activity” or another “evening yoga class”. Dinner will follow.

Vertical gain: 2.788 (ft)
Length: 14.5 Miles
Tour type: AM (all -mountain-enduro)
Transfer time: /
Biking: approx. 5 hours
Highlights: Tromeja (Tri-border), Austria, Italy, Slovenia

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Day 7: The longest single trail and an evening to remember

  • Breakfast
  • Shuttle to Kobariski Stol
  • Ride back down to the valley
  • Lunch to be packed and ate on the trail side with a spectacular view
  • Afternoon activity (Swim / raft / zip line)
  • Dinner
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We saved the very best for our final day in the saddle. After breakfast, we will begin our journey to the mountains. Vršič pass is the highest mountain pass in Slovenia, and its top lays at the elevation of 1611m. Luckily for you ladies, we will be driving instead of riding it! After a short stop at the top of the pass, we will continue our way towards Bovec. The road follows the trail of the emerald Soča river, a white-water enthusiasts’ paradise. We will unload our bikes at the base of Kobariški Stol. One of the most beautiful mountain top views is the real reward while riding our way to the top. Again, we will have our lunch packed and eat it on top of Kobariški Stol. The nicest single track in the area will take us back down to the valley. WWI 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 actually built by the soldiers in 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 for it, and we will help accommodate all of your wishes.  We will finish with a spectacular dinner to end the amazing trip in style.

Vertical gain: 3.050 (ft)
Length: 16.5 Miles
Tour type: AM (all -mountain-enduro)
Transfer time: 2 hours
Biking: approx. 4 hours
Highlights: Vrsic pass, Bovec, Soca River, Kobariski Stol
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Day 8: Return home or additional three days in Austria or Venice-Italy

  • Breakfast
  • Drop off at Venice Airport
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After our last Slovenian breakfast, our transfer will drop you off at the Venice Airport for your travels back home.


Free enquiry: girls@bikehiketours.com or Write Post: Click here
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.
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