Karst and Caves , Slovenia Cycling Tour

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Karst and Caves , Slovenia Cycling Tour  5 days 4 nights 
Self guided cycling tour


From one jewel to another, for all the photo-hungry cyclers and nature lovers. Surrender yourself to this self guided cycling tour, blessed with true beauty, pristine nature, Karst landscape and it’s phenomena’s. You will be accomodated in two Hotels, in two beautiful Karst towns, from where interesting cycle day tours are designed for you. Starting point is in Postojna, the jewel in the Karst Region. Postojna is in many ways marked by its unique position, which had a significant influence on the town’s development as early as ancient times. The town lies on the Pivka River and because of the two world class attractions; Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle is visited by many tourists every year. Biking through Karst area and discovering it’s wonders such as the caves, Rakov Skocjan, intermittent lakes, sinking rivers, rocky surface and dolines, is a unique and special experience.
The second location of this scenic cycle tour is Divaca. Divaca is today the biggest settlement and seat of the municipality. In the 16th century it was just a hamlet of sheep farmers, but with the development of transport running from the port of Trieste to the interior, it gained importance, expanded and developed. The importance of the railway is still evident today in the steam locomotive engine that now stands as a museum piece open to visitors at the railway station. 
Notes : 
Possibility to rent the bike, choosing between traditional e-bike, as well as all the necessary equipment for the tour
Quality classic trekking bike Sub Cross 30 with one bike (back) pannier 65 €
Bike rent includes Bicycle Repair Tool (puncture kit, spare inner tube, one set of Allen keys, one odometer, pump and one simple lock) – one set for two bikes.
Bike rental starts on first cycling day (Day 2) at 8.30 am and ends on Day 6 at 6pm. –
Electric bike 125 € (Scott E Sub Active Unisex + bike (back) pannier). – helmet 10 €.

– Airport & city transfers available on request.
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Day 1:  Postojna
Individual arrival to Postojna  is a modern town in southwestern Slovenia although people visit it mainly for its remarkable cave and magnificent Predjama Castle. Populated already in Paleolithic Era, Postojna today has about 9,200 inhabitants and is the economic, administrative, educational and cultural centre of the Inner Carniola (Notranjska) region of Slovenia. (Hotel 4*).


Day 2: Predjama and Postojna Cave (approx. 30 km and 500 elevation metres)
Today you'll have the opportunity to marvell the magnificent Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle. The world famous Queen of the Caves is simply awe-inspiring. Having formed over thousands of years, it has become one of most visited places in Slovenia, Don't miss it out! After admiring this natural wonder you'll cycle further to Predjama where you will find one of the most picturesque castles in Slovenia. Predjama Castle is built into an overhanging rock in front of a karst cave hall that is connected with a cave system underneath the castle. (Hotel 4*, meals included: breakfast).


Day 3: Postojna – Senozece – Povir – Divaca (approx. 40 km and 470 elevation metres)
Today you will change the hotel and location. After a winding cycling day through fascinating karst landscape, mingled with settlements and vineyards, which give us the glorious Teran wine and the well-known Karst prosciutto, you will arrive to Divača where your home will be for the next four nights. (Hotel 3*, meals included: breakfast)
Day 4: Divaca – Skocjan Caves – the surrounding Karst villages – Divaca (approx. 32 km and 460 elevation metres)
Only a few countries can boast of such natural phenomenon of exceptional global value. You cycle to the beautiful Škocjan Caves, which have been included in the World Heritage List (UNESCO). After visiting the caves, you re-mount the bikes again and drive around the beautiful landscape. The villages of Karst are true »food« for the eyes. Full of historical sights and specialties. Do stop for lunch in one of the authentic local inns, where the food is prepared on the basis of centuries-old recipes and a rich restaurant tradition. The way back to the hotel continues through the enchanting Karst settlements, past genuine houses and old stone Karst houses, over lush fields and on grey side-roads. (Hotel 3*, meals included: breakfast).
Day 5: Divaca, departure 
Breakfast. Check out and end of our services. Optional transfer to Trieste or Ljubljana
(Meals included: breakfast).

Price includes:
4 overnights with breakfast in good Hotels 3* and 4* with en suite facilities.
Detailed route notes, maps & gps files – one set per booking (not per person).
Every additional set of route notes 35 €.
Luggage transfers between the hotels.
Personal welcome meeting and bike fitting (if you rented bike with SloActive).
Telephone assistance during the trip.
Organization and VAT.

In evidenza

  • A winding cycling holiday through unique Karst with it’s wild landscape and phenomenons
  • Take a tour through the »Queen of Caves«, Postojna which celebrated its 200th anniversary in April 2018
  • Don’t miss a visit to the interesting Predjama Castle UNESCO listed
  • Beautiful Škocjan Caves are a must

Itinerario

  1. Postojna
  2. Predjama
  3. Divaca
  4. Skocjanske Jame