Velika Planina Mountain Biking

A mountain bike tour through the rustic fairy-tale of Velika Planina.

Duration
3 - 4 h
Difficulty
Intermediate
Trail Length
20 km
Elevation
700 m

Highlights on Velika Planina Mountain Biking

  • Forests and open pastures with cows and sheep
  • Famous authentic shepherd's houses
  • View of Ljubljana
  • The chapel of Snow Mary
  • Meet “old-school” shepherds and their cheese making tradition

Description of Velika Planina Mountain Biking tour

Just around the corner from Ljubljana, a trip to a genuine Slovenian plateau awaits. Renowned for its authentic architecture and beautiful views of the Ljubljana Basin and Kamnik–Savinja Alps, Velika Planina is a perfect MTB destination. This high-alpine pasture tour will be most enjoyed by slightly more skilled cyclists, since some parts of the trail are a bit more technically demanding. But the adrenaline rides and accompanying panorama are definitely worth the effort!

The tour starts at the Volovjek Pass, from where a beautiful macadam ascent takes us to the incredibly scenic plateau of Velika Planina. Memorizing views of the majestic mountainous word greet us as we ride through the pastures, dotted with grazing cattle and sheep, past traditional alpine huts where you can even get the opportunity to meet “old-school” shepherds and get to know their cheese-making tradition. Alternating macadam trails and some slightly more rugged pastoral paths will lead us straight to MTB heaven: riding down super soft grassy terrain that feels like cycling on puffy clouds.

Terrain: gravel and dirt

A tour goes on some slightly more technical terrain and will be most enjoyed by confident cyclists. Because of electric mountain bikes, it is not fitness-demanding.

What is included in the Velika Planina Mountain Biking price?

Rent of high performance electric bike
Helmet
Transfer from Ljubljana
Professional guide
149 € per person

What to bring when you go on a bike tour?

Comfortable sports clothes
Sports shoes
Water bottle
Snacks
Small backpack
Headwear
Extra layer

Pickup location & time

Bikes used on this tour

Jovan
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Amazing scenery on this trail. You get to experience authentic shepards villages.
Bertie Hibbert
Super nice trip to get on top. The mountain village architecture is awesome. You get to ride among huts, church, cows and all. Great experience!
Fox Cassidy
Really good biking. On top you get am amazing view of the surrounding mountains and Ljubljana below. Really worth it. Perfect day, thanks guys!
Florence Odling

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear on Velika Planina Mountain Biking tour?

It is important that your clothes are comfortable. It is recommended that you also have something warmer with you in case of a temperature drop or cold wind. You can always leave excess clothes in the van after consulting with our guide.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

Even though Slovenia is small, it has quite a diverse climate, so it is not unusual for the weather to be better in another part of the country. In that case, we will suggest a different tour where the weather will be nice. If it doesn’t suit you or the weather is too bad for cycling, you will get a full refund.

How many people will be in a group?

We believe that your experience will be better if the group is smaller, so there will be max. 8 guests per guide.

Am I fit enough for Velika Planina Mountain Biking tour?

The tour is adjustable to your skills and level of fitness. We use e-bikes, so hills will not be a problem. However, you should be comfortable with a few hours of activity.

Who will be our guide on Velika Planina Mountain Biking tour?

All our tours are guided by professional local guides who will make sure you have a great time.

Is the bike tour kid friendly?

Children are also welcome as long as they can cycle independently. Please let us know in advance so we can prepare a smaller bike and adjust the tour if necessary.

What should I bring with me on a cycling tour?

Bring a bottle of water (you can always refill it) and sunscreen. We will provide bikes, helmets and a first aid kit.

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