Pokljuka Mountain Biking

A ride through one of the most beautiful forested karst plateaus in Slovenia.

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Duration

5 h

Trail Length

30 km

Elevation

750 m

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Price: 

159 €

Included in Pokljuka mountain biking price

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

Extras on mountain biking tour

Guided tour of local cheese making with degustation
Transfer from Ljubljana
159 € per person

Description of Pokljuka cycling tour

Take a ride through one of the most beautiful forested karst plateaus in Slovenia. Venture down majestic forest trails in the heart of Triglav National Park and enjoy breath-taking views of the Julian Alps. Visit idyllic villages along the way and explore their traditional sheep and cow herding way of life, with authentic mushroom hunting and cheese-making practices.

Our tour starts at the Šport Hotel. We ride through the pastoral settlement Goreljek, from where an up-and-down trail takes us along an excellent macadam road to one of the most beautiful villages in Slovenia – Zajamniki. Also called the ‘highest street’, this place affords breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape. More experienced cyclists can descend down a fantastic single-track trail to the village below.

The journey continues down macadam roads, but a non-obligatory MTB detour is always available. The next stop is a cure little basin, apparently radiating a powerful surge of medicinal energy. You’ll be able to pick your own ‘healing stone’, which will help cure you of your ailments.

Brimming with positive energy, we’ll make our way to the Nordic Centre, followed by a lovely descent through the famous coniferous forests of Pokljuka. We will end the tour on the Zajavornik mountain pasture, home to one of the best and most authentic cheese factories where a local shepherd will present us with the traditional cheese-making techniques and offer us some of these tasty dairy goodies.

Terrain: gravel and dirt

For all gravel lovers: You will almost not see any asphalt roads on this tour.

Highlights on the bike tour

  • The heart of Triglav National Park
  • Famous Pokljuka coniferous forest
  • Breathtaking views of the Julian Alps
  • Sheep and cows grazing in the meadows
  • Idyllic village Zajamniki

What to bring on MTB tour

  • Comfortable sports clothes
  • Sports shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Small backpack
  • Extra layer
Such beautiful forests all around this trail! And it is perfect for summer months, cause going uphill, you will need that necessary shadow :)

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Brook Moore
This was great. Very interesting mountain villages and the views were awesome. Recommended. 
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Carmen Fraser
Loved this trail. Took it some people I met in Slovenia. Great ride and great scenery. And you have to try the food on top - zganci and sour milk!
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Brook Stone
  • Such beautiful forests all around this trail! And it is perfect for summer months, cause going uphill, you will need that necessary shadow :)
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    Brook Moore
  • This was great. Very interesting mountain villages and the views were awesome. Recommended.
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    Carmen Fraser
  • Loved this trail. Took it some people I met in Slovenia. Great ride and great scenery. And you have to try the food on top - zganci and sour milk!
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    Brook Stone

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 Pokljuka mountain biking?

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 Pokljuka MTB 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 MTB 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 Pokljuka 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.

Is the MTB 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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