Škofja Loka and the surrounding hills are the right place to be if you plan on making unforgettable memories. The small town has exciting environment and is so close to Ljubljana, yet far enough. Its remarkable cultural heritage takes us back to the medieval times while colourful buildings tell numerous tales. The town is a starting point of many trips to wonderful hidden spots, old customs, kind-hearted people, and culinary adventures. Bike tour Škofja Loka explores all these places, bringing another level of experience, while riding through secluded villages and whispering forests.
English and German speaking guide.
Off the beaten path.
Trip duration: 6 h total
Season: May – October
Is this trip right for me?
Distance: 32 km
Elevation: 900 m
Highest point: 1391 m
In addition to relaxing cycling and enjoying unspoiled nature, there are other special moments you can look forward to:
Medieval Škofja Loka
Pine-tree schnapps production
Poljanska valley is one of the nicest places to bike.
Itinerary of the tour:
Explore: Map of our route
10.00 am – Meeting point: The bike tour Škofja Loka starts at Škofja Loka beach area.
11.00 am – Route start: The first part will consist of an easy ride down the old military road through lovely villages all the way up to the highest point of the tour, the hut under Blegoš. There we will take a longer rest, to take in all the beautiful mountain views and fresh air.
If there is will and energy, we can walk to the top and enjoy the marvelous view of the hills of Škofja Loka, the Julian and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, and the Karavanks. If the weather is kind enough, we might even catch a glimpse of the Adriatic Sea.
In any case, we will descend to the Poljanska valley and take in all the views the path offers.
4.30 pm – Route finish: We will conclude our trip in Škofja Loka, where we will take a quick tour through the old city center. Before we return to our meeting point, we will have an afternoon coffee and an ice cream under the old lime tree on the main square.
5:30 pm – The finish: A trip back to our meeting point in Škofja Loka.
With the right will and power we can take you to the top of Blegoš by foot, which offers breathtaking views of Škofja Loka hills, Julian Alps, Kamnik-Sava Alps and Karavanke. Furthermore, when the weather is especially nice, we can capture the whole view of the Adriatic Sea.
What is included?
- Professional guide.
- Bike equipment – Electric mountain bike and a bike helmet.
- Exciting 6 hours long bike tour Škofja Loka.
- Full support from our team. In case any technical issues occur, we’ll make sure everything is fixed.
- Photo memories.
- Upgrade to full suspension mountain bike.
- Private guide.
- Lunch in the local restaurant.
- Visit of Škofja Loka museum.
- By request, we can also do a pick-up at your accommodation.
How to get to Škofja Loka?
By train: Škofja Loka has very good connections by train from Ljubljana. You can easily check out the schedule HERE.
By car: Škofja Loka has a great location as it is still very close to Ljubljana. Around 20-30min by car.
Jim, United States
“We had a great time with Jernej biking in Slovenia. He was prompt in biking us up at our hotel and then took us on a wonderful electric bike ride up a military road. The bikes were excellent quality. To top that off we stopped at a tourist farm and had some homemade soup an bread (lunch for 3 was only 8 Euro!). Then we had a tour of a cheese farm and a blacksmith shop, including throwing axes. A great trip and good quality for our money. We would recommend this for anyone wanting to get out of the city and experience the Slovenian countryside. Jernej is a great guide.”
Jane B, United Kingdom
“I received friendly communication in advance of my trip and was looked after 100 % from beginning to end. The e bikes are fantastic and can get you a lot further than an ordinary bike. I loved the ride through the forests – seeing lots of nature on the way. It was well worth the climb to the top of the hill from the hut – what an amazing view ! I would love to return to Slovenia and definitely do another trip with this Company. Thank you for a great adventure!”
“Jernej is great guide to spent a day with and as local knows all the great spots for best views and is ready to tailor the day trip for you. His background in professional sports gives confidence when peddling the steep mountain side. So if you and your group are more pro just tell. I trust he’ll find new challenges for you. For a day trip the e-bike is just awesome. As others said it lets you to enjoy the route to the top and back. And stay sharp in the speedy descent.
The pick-up service was so convenient for a traveler like I was. Also appreciated their call day before to plan the ride. I loved this local family business and their energy and beautiful english.”
Frequently asked questions:
Since we believe smaller groups mean better experiences, we usually travel in groups of five to ten people. The minimal number of people for an individual group tour is four.
We are also offering private tours. For more info please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
All of our tours are planed with stops, where we can find local culinary specialties.
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.
Most importantly, you should wear comfortable sports clothes. Please bring bottle of water and sun protection in summer months.
We provide all the cycling gear (bikes, helmets, service first aid, …). Any additional gear or clothes can be stored in a van.
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.
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.
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.