Day 1: ARRIVAL TO SAVINJA VALLEY AND ACCOMMODATION AT BIKE HOTEL GROF **** AND CYCLING TOUR PONDS AND LAKES
Arrival to Slovenia (possible transport from Ljubljana or other airports) to the Hotel GROF ****, your cycling holiday stay. We begin our trip at Hotel Grof nad follow local roads past the Islander Ranch towards Tabor where we start to ascend. Soon we arrive to Lisjak Pond, a popular area for weddings, birthday parties and other gatherings. We continue with short ascent through forest path and descend towards Celje – Vransko main regional road. Once we cross the main road we arrive to Gomilsko. Mostly flat road leads us to Braslovče where we turn right towards Lake Preserje which is located 1 km away from Braslovče. The lake is a great place for an active relaxation with fishing, walking paths or relaxing by the Savinja river. Afterwards we continue back to Braslovče and turn right past the Braslovče hayrack, followed by a descent towards Lake Braslovče. At the lake you can find a short educational trail around the lake and a chalet which is known for their trout. Afterwards we continue our journey back through Braslovče and we turn right towards Žovnek Castle and Lake Žovnek – an artificial lake known for its numerous birds breeds that nest there. We recommend visiting Žovnek Castle on the way back to Hotel Grof. Dinner and overnight stay.
Length: 33 km
Elevation gain: 330 m
Time: 2,5 h
Surface type: Asphalt
Day 2: LOGAR VALLEY AND SOLČAVA PANORAMIC ROAD
Breakfast at the Hotel followed by our most scenic tour to the heart of Upper Savinja Valley - Logar Valley, and Solčava Panoramic Road - the route with the most beautiful views of Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Our comfortable van will take you all the way to Solčava - starting and end point of our tour. Solčava Panoramic Road is unique in its beauty, taking you along the pearls of the natural and cultural heritage of the Solčava Region, with breathtaking views of the peaks and valleys and past subsistence highland farms, producing everything nature offers and man creates with love. The route can be selected based on your means of transport and the available time. The route consists of twenty unforgettable stops across a large portion of the region, which also includes the Logar Valley, Robanov kot, Matkov kot, and Podolševa. At the end of the tour our shuttle will take you back to the Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
Length: 38 km
Elevation gain: 950 m
Time: 3 h
Surface type: Asphalt, gravel road, cart track
Day 3: DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the Hotel. Shorter cycling tour around Vransko with a visit to one of the museums is possible (Vransko Motorcycle Museum, Pekel Cave, Roman Necropolis etc.) and departure.
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The price includes:
- 2x Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Hotelu Grof Superior room **** with extra bed for two adults and one children up to 18 years of age
- Free cycling maps and GPX tracks of all suggested tours
- Free use of hotel services: cycling corner, cycling maps, bike storage, transport to the hotel in case of bike defect, bike washing, drying rack, service rack, etc.
- Transfers as per itinerary (bikes included)
- Free transfers in 20 km radius of Hotel (optional local sightseeing: Celje, Mozirje etc.)
- Organizational costs
- Free gym use
- Wi-Fi and VAT
- 24/7 support
Tourist tax (1,50 € per adult per day, 0,75 € children from 7 till 18 years of age per day) is not included in the price
- Second child or third adult
- Bike Rental
- Private guide
- Food and beverages not mentioned in the itinerary