Velika Planina spreads on the edges of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and is caught between the wonderful valley of Kamniška Bistrica and the Upper Savinja Valley. The shepherds that have been herding here for centuries know how fantastic this mountain haven is, far away from the city’s hustle and bustle. The shepherds huts themselves give the plateau its unique character, especially when the snow melts away and they come to life once again. The soft green lawns between the sinkholes and huts offer an idyllic cycling playground and astonishing views on the surrounding mountains. Bike tour Velika Planina offers so much and more.
English and German speaking guide.
Explore beautiful nature and local food.
Trip duration: 6 h total
Season: May – October
Is this bike tour right for me?
Distance: 15 km
Elevation: 600 m
Highest point: 1630 m
In addition to relaxing cycling and enjoying unspoiled nature, there are other special moments you can look forward to:
Itinerary of the bike tour:
Explore: Map of our route.
10.00 am – Pick up location: The tour starts at your accommodation, from where we take you to Kamnik and from there to the foot of Velika Planina, which will be our starting point of the cycling part of the route.
11.00 am – Route start: The route initially slowly climbs along the diverse forest path on the edges of the plateau while the beautiful vistas of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps reveal gradually. After the ascent we will take some time meandering between the shepherd’s huts and continue through the shepherd village to Mala planina. We will take a longer rest there and taste some real pastoral delicacies.
16.00 pm – Route finish: Imbibed with mountain views we will take the circular forest path and return to the starting point. Before we return to your accommodation, we will enjoy some afternoon moments by walking down the medieval town of Kamnik.
17.00 pm – Drop off: All-day trip will be concluded with a drive back to your accommodation.
Kamnik and Velika Planina have been mentioned as one of the Higlights of Slovenia in the article ‘Why I fell in love with Slovenia’ that was published by The Guardian in March 2108.
What is included?
- Professional guide.
- 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.
- Photo memories.
- Upgrade to full suspension mountain bike.
- Private guide.
- Lunch at the local restaurant
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 email@example.com.
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.