What to pack for a cycling tour in Slovenia

Cycling in Slovenia is an exciting adventure filled with beautiful scenery, charming villages and towns, such as beautiful Skofja Loka. Altogether, the perfect blend of nature and culture. As you prepare for this trip, consider the following:

What items should be packed in your backpack to ensure a smooth and joyful riding experience?

Not completely sure? Luckily, you are at the right place. Join us as we unpack the must-haves and packing suggestions to ensure you are well-prepared for the varied terrains and enchanting paths that await.

What to pack for a cycling tour in Slovenia with a local guide

Clothing for all conditions: Adapting to Slovenia’s diverse climate

1. Cycling/hiking shoes: Good quality waterproof cycling or hiking shoes are a must! Your feet need good support and protection during long rides.

2. Cycling shorts: For extended rides, invest in quality cycling shorts with padding. For versatility, carry both shorts and full-length riding tights.

3. Waterproof clothing: The weather in Slovenia can be unpredictable. Pack a lightweight, waterproof jacket and trousers to keep you dry if it rains.

4. Summer wear: On hot summer days, it’s impossible to resist a quick dip in one of Slovenia’s rivers or see-through lakes, such as Bled and Bohinj.

What to pack for a cycling tour in Poljanska Dolina

Packing the foundation of your adventure

1. Backpack: Use a backpack to maximize your storage space. This allows you to carry extra clothing, snacks, and other necessities. In case you have to travel light, we can provide you with a small backpack as well.

2. Snacks: Pack energy-boosting snacks for your excursion. Pack a variety of nuts, energy bars, and dried fruits to keep you going on lengthy rides. However, local farms are always on the way where we can stop for lunch, to try some Slovenian culinary delights.

3. Hydration Pack: Bring a hydration pack or water bottles with you on your journey to stay hydrated. Cycling across Slovenia’s terrain can be challenging, so having quick access to water is critical. Nonetheless, we also provide water bottles at every tour we do.

What to pack for a cycling tour in Slovenia - hydration
What to pack for a cycling tour in Slovenia - hydration

Cultural and personal touches: Adding a local flair to your journey

1. Local currency: While credit cards are commonly accepted, keeping some local cash (EURO) on hand guarantees that you may do transactions in more rural regions.

2. Language guide: While many Slovenians speak English, having a basic knowledge of the Slovenian language will help you communicate with locals and provide a cultural element to your trip. Such as the following:

  • Dober dan = Hello
  • Dobro jutro = Good morning
  • Dober večer = Good evening
  • Hvala = Thank you
  • Prosim = Please
  • Kako si? = How are you?
  • Gostilna = Restaurant/Pub
  • Trgovina = Groceries store
  • Bankomat = ATM/ Cash machine

On the other hand, local guides can teach you many common Slovenian words and at the same time share stories of Slovenian culture.

2. Camera: Capture the essence of Slovenia’s beauty with your camera. Having the gadget to immortalize your journey, whether it’s a DSLR or a phone camera, is essential.

What to pack for a cycling tour - local Slovenian food
What to pack for a cycling tour in Pokljuka Slovenia
What to pack for a cycling tour in Slovenia Pokljuka
What to pack for a cycling tour in Slovenia
What to pack for a cycling tour - wine degustations

Final checklist: Ensuring nothing is left behind

Before closing your backpack, go through the following checklist:

  • Travel documents and a passport
  • Information on travel insurance (one option can be found HERE)
  • First-aid supplies
  • Toiletries for personal use
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen are required.
  • Sun protection hat or cap
Bohinj Lake in Slovenia

Cycling in Slovenia: A packing adventure awaits!

With your backpack packed with necessities and excitement, you’re ready to explore Slovenia on two wheels. Remember that preparation is the key to a memorable adventure as you prepare for your cycling tour. Each item you bring adds to the overall comfort and enjoyment of your trip. So put on your helmet, adjust your backpack, and start your cycling adventure!

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