Bike tour Bled: The shepherds path of PokljukaAdminGH2023-11-07T10:02:45+00:00
Bike tour Bled: The Shepherds Path of Pokljuka
Bike tour Bled takes you to Pokljuka, which is a plateau covered in the magnificent spruce forest and is located in the middle of Triglav National Park. Despite the prevalence of forest, breathtaking views of the Julian Alps on one side and of Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj on the other, are waiting for you. Imposing forests hide thousands of stories in their midst and are a true cycling heaven high in the mountains. Have a cup of milk and a slice of the authentic Bohinj cheese and listen to the stories of shepherds. When the snow covers the plateau in silence, it becomes a cozy retreat for ski runners and tour skiers.
In addition to relaxing cycling and enjoying unspoiled nature, there are other special moments you can look forward to:
Morning coffee by Lake Bled with a view of the lake itself and the island
Cycling through the endless forest with a view of the Julian Alps
Tasting authentic shepherd’s delicacies
A walk by Lake Bohinj or even a swim
Easy cycling without longer climbs. A basic physical condition is required to deal with the distance for at least 2 hours.
Easy cycling on a more rugged terrain with occasional longer climb. Casual fitness is enough.
Cycling on a more dynamic terrain with longer climbs. Regular activity fitness is required to deal with the distance for 5 or 6 hours.
All-day cycling on a dynamic terrain with longer climbs. Good physical condition is required.
Advanced cycling includes a long distance and high difference in altitude, with longer climbs and descents. Very good physical condition is required.
For novice cyclists that are just beginning with the sport, or cycle occasionally to relax. Paths are usually straight and paved.
Occasional cyclists with some degree of technical skill. Paths are mostly macadam, with some intermittent forest paths and moderately difficult sections.
Regular cyclists with good technical skills. Mostly forest paths and mountain tracks with plethora of technically more difficult sections.
Cyclists that spend a lot of their time on a bike and are extremely well versed. They conquer all difficult sections without breaking a sweat.
Mountain bustle plateau Zajamniki.
View of the Julian Alps.
Local food at mountain pasture Zajavorniki
Itinerary of the bike tour:
10.00 am – Pick up location: The tour starts at your accommodation, from where we will take you to Bled and enjoy a morning coffee with the marvellous view of Lake Bled.
11.30 am – Route start: The starting point of the cycling part of the tour will be Mrzli Studenec, a beautiful spring underneath the cool cover of trees. Are the forests of Pokljuka really that magnificent? We will find out as soon as we start cycling, since the forest path will lead us past Javornik all the way to Rudno polje. From there, we will go towards the most beautiful plateau in Slovenia, accompanied by heart-stopping views of the Julian Alps.
16.00 pm – Route finish: We will complete the circle by riding past the Goreljek plateau where we will refuel ourselves with local food in Hotel Jelka. Don’t worry, we will also take some time off to dip our toes in Lake Bohinj.
18.00 pm – Drop off: All-day trips will be concluded with a drive back to your accommodation.
Explore: Map of our route.
Tour profile: Elevation & distance.
Pokljuka is one of the best known Slovenian plateaus, as it holds world famous biathlon competitions. It is the largest closed forest area in the Triglav National Park. It is 20 km long and almost as wide. In a span from 1000 to 1400 m there are around 6300 ha of forests, in which spruce prevails. A rugged surface of hidden shafts, overgrown potholes, dolines and valleys is a remnant of the activity of the Pokljuka glacier.
What is included?
Bike equipment – Electric mountain bike and bike helmet.
Exciting 6 hours long bike tour (time from pick up to drop off).
A ride from pick up location to the starting point of the trip, and a ride back after the tour is concluded.
Full support from our team. In case any technical issues occur, we’ll make sure everything is fixed.
“What a great way to see the alps an the mountains from up close. The guide was great, very friendly and kind. We were always treated the best way possible. You’ll be in the mountains and pastures, get to see some animals. After you finish the tour you get to eat some proper local food in a local mountain wooden lodge restaurant and then he takes to see both the Bled Lake and Bohinij Lake and have some very local treat.
Definitely recommend it, you can still get back to Ljubljana for late afternoon drinks and dinner.”
Warwick Foster, United Kingdom
“We had an excellent time. Our guide was so flexible – catering to our needs and cycle capabilities perfectly. We enjoyed seeing Slovenia through the eyes of a local. We wouldn’t have been able to explore the Julian Alps by ourselves. The biggest highlight was sharing cheese, sour milk and bread with a shepherd. The e bikes were terrific. We highly recommend this company and we will use them again when our travels take us this way.”
“We did two guided tours. Both were great in its own way. The guide perfectly felt what we liked. Trips were really good, we fell in love with Slovenia, and will for sure come back. If you like biking, and nature: don’t look for anything better! Greenhills!”
Frequently asked questions:
How many people will be in the group?AdminGH2018-04-16T20:01:01+00:00
The tours are led by experienced cycling guides who know the tour locations like the back of their hands. They will be there for you with their experience and skills any time you’ll need them. They’ll try to make every tour more exciting with the right stories.
Our cycling tours are suitable both for those who cycle regularly and those who take a cycling trip occasionally. We use electric bikes on our tours to turn even the most difficult trips into an enjoyable journey for those with less stamina or technical skills. Plus, we adjust every tour to your skills and abilities.
What should I bring on a tour?AdminGH2018-04-20T08:29:05+00:00
Kids are also welcome, as long as they can cycle independently and can ride for at least 20 kilometers. Please notify us about any children joining when you book a tour. That way we can adjust the difficulty of the tour to them.
What about the bad weather?AdminGH2018-04-16T19:37:09+00:00
Unfortunately, the weather is not up to us, so even the good plans might be ruined due to bad weather. We’ll make sure the tours happen even in less ideal weather, but we need to put your safety first. In case your tour gets cancelled due to bad weather, we’ll fully reimburse you.
What should I wear?AdminGH2018-04-16T19:37:53+00:00
Wear comfortable sports clothes. You should also know some of the tours take place in the mountains where temperatures can change rapidly even during the summer. We suggest you bring warm clothes. You should also consider a waterproof jacket in case of bad weather.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children. If you bring a guest that’s under 18, it’s your responsibility to make sure the activities they participate in are age-appropriate.
Flexible cancellation policy:
In case the guest cancels the tour order within 24 hours of purchase, full refund is issued. See cancellation policy.
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