Cycling Cerknica Lake and Rakov Škocjan

Circle around the largest lake in Slovenia and marvel at the nature of Karst in Rakov Škocjan.

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Duration

4 h

Trail Length

40 km

Elevation

600 m

Difficulty

Easy

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Price: 

129 €

Included in Lake Cerknica trail price

Rent of high performance electric bike
Helmet
Transfer from Ljubljana
Professional guide

Extras on Lake Cerknica bike tour

Transfer from Bled
129 € per person

Description of Cerknica biking trip

This tour takes place at the incredibly scenic Lake Cerknica, one of the largest intermittent lakes in Europe. The lake usually stays on the plain for about eight months of the year and stretches over 20 km2, but at its fullest, it covers a surface of 38 km2 – becoming the largest lake in Slovenia. Perfect for nature lovers and cycling enthusiasts who enjoy a nice and relaxing ride!

Our cycling journey begins by riding down a macadam road that leads practically through the lake itself. If it’s not flooded, we make a slight detour onto the fields, right up to the water. Riding down the pleasantly flat trail along the lake's shore, we continue through the picturesque karst valley of Rakov Škocjan, which was formed when the ceiling of a karst cave collapsed under its own weight. Remnants of the old cave ceiling remain to this day in the form of two natural bridges. This natural phenomenon will also be our pitstop, where we have ample time to marvel at its beauty while regaining our strength to finish the final leg of our biking adventure.

Terrain: mostly gravel

The tour runs mostly along easy gravel roads and is suitable for everyone.

Highlights on the cycling tour

  • Famous intermittent Lake Cerknica 
  • Karstic phenomena of the natural bridges of Rakov Škocjan
  • Natural marvel Karst spring Suhadolca
  • Authentic flora and fauna (native species…)

What to bring on Cerknica bike tour

  • Comfortable sports clothes
  • Sports shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Small backpack
Loved this trail along the lake. So much greenery and great gravel to ride on. Klemen was fun and helped us with everything we needed. Would recommend it.
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Brice Poole
I took this trail cause I'm not the best biker and I took an e-bike :) And it was perfect for me. I could easily go along with the group. The scenery is spectacular, the lake is interesing and the natural bridges are wow. Was amazing, I recommend.
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Avery Cox
Perfect bike ride on the gravel! Quite easy to ride, enough of stops and all. We also visited a museum along the way and loved it. Day nicely spent!
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Denny Phillips
  • Loved this trail along the lake. So much greenery and great gravel to ride on. Klemen was fun and helped us with everything we needed. Would recommend it.
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    Brice Poole
  • I took this trail cause I'm not the best biker and I took an e-bike :) And it was perfect for me. I could easily go along with the group. The scenery is spectacular, the lake is interesing and the natural bridges are wow. Was amazing, I recommend.
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    Avery Cox
  • Perfect bike ride on the gravel! Quite easy to ride, enough of stops and all. We also visited a museum along the way and loved it. Day nicely spent!
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    Denny Phillips

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear ?

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.

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 8/6/5/4 guests per guide.

Who will be our guide?

All our tours are guided with a professional local guides that will make sure that you will have great fun.

What should I bring with me?

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

What in case of bad weather?

Even though Slovenia is small, it has quite diverse climate, so it is not unusual that there is nice weather somewhere else. In that case, you will be kindly suggested 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.

Am I fit enough?

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

Is the 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 wear for lake Cerknica trail?

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.

How many people will be in a cycling group?

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

Who will be our guide on lake Cerknica bike tour?

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

What should I bring with me on the cycling tour?

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

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.

Am I fit enough for lake Cerknica trails?

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.

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.

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