Glorious Gravel

Off:Roader Slovenia

Kranjska Gora to Portoroz


4th - 9th Jun




350 kms

Ride Overview

A 4.5 stage epic from the foothills of the Julian Alps to the Adriatic Coast in beautiful Slovenia.


This epic route, in the Slovenian early summer, includes amazing variety through singletrack, forest trails, back roads & bridleways. 


Our journey takes us from the mountains through to the lake region, through wine country and ending on the coast.


We ride together in small groups & stay at charming 3 & 4* hotels, eating together each night to make this a social week of exploring this amazing country.

Book now: Deposit £299 | Private Single £1,899 | Shared Twin / Double £1,599


  • From the Lakes to the Coast: Our route takes us from the foothills of the Julian Alps, passed Lake Bohinj to a finish on the Adriatic Coast.
  • Glorious Gravel: Take in stunning forest trails, farm tracks & back roads with epic views throughout.
  • Experience real Slovenia Culture: Ride through traditional villages, eat at feed stops in local restaurants & discover off the beaten track Slovenia.

Included in Ride Package


5 nights in charming 3 to 4* hotels. Choose private single, shared twin (2 beds) or shared double (1 bed) rooms.

Airport Transfers

Fly into Ljubljana (LJU) and our friendly team will be there to collect you on arrival day and drop you back when you leave.

4 Epic Stages

And a prologue! From the start line to finish line, the route is fully supported by our ride guides on stunning gravel & back roads.


Our package includes 5 dinners, 4 lunches & 5 breakfasts. Drinks with dinner not included.


Real food and mechanical support are waiting for you every 35km with a mix of sports bars, fruit and local specialties.


We move your overnight bags from hotel to hotel each day and provide a day bag to collect at lunch with spare kit etc.


We start the ride with a short 25km prologue to make sure the legs & bike are in good condition for bigger rides to come.

This stage starts from outside the hotel where you will collect your ride number for the week. Just nestled at the bottom of the Julian alps the ride takes you past the stunning lake Jezero Jasna before a gentle climb with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. A fast finish and a beer waiting for you at the finish.

Distance: 25km
Elevation: 350m
Ride Difficulty: 1.5/5
Technical Difficulty: 2/5

We start off with a ride from Kranjska Gora onto the Pokljuka Plateau through wild forest.


The day offers us views of the two most famous lakes in Slovenia – Bled & Bohinj. We take the road climb up the Plateau before hitting the forest roads. 


Lunch is at the Biathlon Centre before a fun descent past remote villages and a finish in the glorious town of Bohinj.


Distance: 80km 
Elevation: 1750m 
Ride Difficulty: 3.5/5
Technical Difficulty: 3/5

 Starting on the banks of Lake Bohinj, we head back towards Bled and head up the other side of the valley into the epic gravel through the forest.

The stage is all about two climbs, the first early in the ride at 7km on tarmac (5.5km at 6.5%) and the big one after lunch on gravel (12km at 5.5%). 

Distance: 86km
Elevation: 1700m
Ride Difficulty: 3.5/5
Technical Difficulty: 2/5

Stage three starts with a transfer from Bohinj to the start in Plave. This transfer by train on the most famous line in Slovenia as we cut through the mountains.

From the start line, this stage is punchy throughout with one major climbs (4km at 7% on the road) but the whole day is mostly up and down as we roll through the Soca Valley, passed vineyards and into the Karst region finishing in Lipica with it’s world famous white horses.

Distance: 79km
Elevation: 2000m 
Ride Difficulty: 4/5 
Technical Difficulty: 3.5/5

The final day takes us from the horse arena of Lipica to Portoroz Marina on the Adriatic.

The route starts on the Italian border with a lumpy first 20km before a long and fast descent. There are no climbs over 3km but most of the first 60km is up and down before a long descent to the coast. For the final 10km we follow the Adriatic through the beautiful town of Piran and onto the finish in the marina at Portoroz for a well earned beer & pasta party.

Distance: 91km
Elevation: 1750m 
Ride Difficulty: 3.5/5
Technical Difficulty: 2/5

Event Overview

Our Off:Roader series are supported by our ride guides and we split riders into small groups of 8 to 12. The whole event is social starting on arrival day with a gentle prologue and a cold beer all together at the finish line.

Each evening we eat together and have a ride briefing where our UK event manager goes through the next stage & our Slovenian hosts talk us through the region we will be riding through.

Our team are on hand at every step of the way – at the start line, riding on the route, at regular checkpoints and always a phone call away if you need anything. We take delight in our reputation of providing multi stage rides of a lifetime and nothing is too much trouble to ensure you have a great time.

Accommodation & Meals

The hotels in Slovenia are a good standard. We stay in a mix of superior 3* and 4* hotels. Choose between a single, shared twin or double room. You can add your preferred room mate in the booking notes.

In Kranjska Gora & Bohinj the hotels overlook the mountains & lake. Our hotel in Lipica is world famous for it’s white horses and we finish overlooking the Adriatic. Luggage is transferred from hotel to hotel & bike boxes are transferred from Bled to Portoroz on the first afternoon.

Evening meals are buffets with pasta, salads, meat & vegetables. Lunches at feed stops are local restaurants as we try some of the local delicacies. Vegan, gluten free and other dietary options are available.

Equipment & Packaging

We will send a full packing list but late June in Slovenia should be great weather with warm to hot days and pleasant evenings and mornings. We go into the mountains and some remote areas so weather can change quickly and a waterproof jacket & layers (arm warmers, gilet etc) are must packs.

Evenings are casual, don’t forget to pack swimmers as some hotels have pools and wellness areas. You will need to bring one small sided item of luggage which we will take from hotel to hotel and you will get a small day bag on arrival where you can pack extra clothing etc to collect at the second checkpoint.

The ride takes in a mix of gravel roads, tarmac and some off road sections on dirt / grass. It is ideal for gravel bikes with all rounder tyres (35mm plus). We have spare inners, lube & CO2 at all the feeds. There is also a bike wash available at the end of each stage.

Event Program

4th June (all day): Arrive into Ljubljana airport, see below for transfer times.


4th June (3pm): Prologue (36km) starts.


4th June (7.30pm): Pre Ride briefing & dinner.


5th June: 8.30 to 9am stage start. 7.30pm briefing & dinner


6th June: 8.30 to 9am stage start. 7.30pm briefing & dinner


7th June: 9.30am roll to train for transfer to start line. 7.30pm briefing & dinner


8th June: 8.30 to 9am stage start. 7.30pm briefing & dinner


9th June: Departure day, see below for transfer times.


Our team will be there to great you at the airport. Either catch a flight to meet our transfer times below or come earlier and get back to the airport for these times:

4th June – 10.30am (for anyone staying in Ljubjlana or arriving before 10am) & 5pm (for arrivals up to 4.30pm).

9th June – Arriving at the airport at 7pm (for flights departing after 9pm).

Bike boxes get transferred on the first night from Kranjska Gora to Portoroz. We have mechanics available at the start & finish to help with bike building / packing.

Yes, we have Sonder Camino gravel bikes available in all sizes from S to XL. These are available for £199.

Yes, in the checkout there is a box to put whoever you want to share a room with. If you are booking a double room (2 people, 1 bed) please select 2 people in the checkout.

You can secure your place with a deposit of £299. This is non-refundable so we strongly suggest you get travel insurance before booking (you can also purchase cancellation insurance in the checkout).

Full payment is due 3 months before departure (March 4th), we will send you a reminder when this is due.