Slovenia – The Karavanke Alps

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2 - 3
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    Duration - 8 Days
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    Fitness Grade - 2 - 3
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8 Days
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    Suitable Bike - Mountain Bike
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Suitable Bike
Mountain Bike
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    Skills Grade - B - C
Skills Grade
B - C
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Fully Guided


Jaw-dropping views

Slovenia – The Karavanke Alps

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Miles of flowing trails

Twisting singletrack

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Small groups

Expert local guiding

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Petza Mountain

Underground cycling tour

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7 nights

High quality accommodation

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Riding the ridgelines

White Valley Ride

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Slovenia – The Karavanke Alps

Mountain Bike Holiday

The alpine chain of mountains that is so well known in France, Italy and Austria extends east into the seldom explored Karavanke Alps of Slovenia. The mountain biking here was discovered by our very own local expert, and he has developed unprecedented knowledge of Slovenia’s secret singletrack.
Tour Highlights:
  • Miles of flowing trails and twisting singletrack
  • Excellent hill-top accommodation with pool and views
  • Local produce at farms and mountain cafes for lunch
  • Expert local guiding

Riding the ridgelines of the White Valley Ride or the Podpetza Mountain Ride, with 360 degree views down into the valleys as the singletrack snakes off into the distance – this is what Slovenian mountain biking is all about. 

The trails here were cut by mules, miners and huntsmen over a hundred years of non-biking development, and only recently have they been discovered by us. Local legend and CycleActive expert guide Dixi, working with his son Anej, have pioneered mountain biking here. In his past life as a geological surveyor and then environmental engineer Dixi roamed the mountains, got to know the landowners, and explored every corner of this breathtaking landscape.

When mountain bikes arrived, Dixi was among the first to seize the new opportunity to cut trails, often on private land belonging to his long known local contacts. Now, from his farmhouse on a hill top with views of the mighty Petza Mountain, Dixi and his son lead rides into these mountains that they know so intimately. They also explore further – it’s no surprise that Dixi is the man the Slovenian Tourism Authority brought in to create the first map of mountain bike trails in the country.

If you want a unique mountain biking experience then this holiday, with our incredible local team, has to be on your list.

Slovenia 8 day Package holiday



per person

£300 deposit with the final balance due 60 days before the tour date



8 days Saturday to Saturday

The biking

6 days fully guided
Expert local guide
Fitness grade 2/3
Skill grade B & C
Tour Group size 4 - 7

  1. 7 nights high quality accommodation
  2. Two guides for all rides (with groups smaller than 9 there will be one guide)
  3. All breakfasts, 6x lunches, 6x dinners as per itinerary
  4. 6 biking days
  5. Afternoon tea and cakes on 6 biking days
  6. Vehicle uplifts for some rides
  7. Cable car uplift
  8. Underground cycling tour and museum entry
  9. Airport transfers (from specific flights)

Frequently Asked Questions

Payments & COVID19

Travel Insurance - £37.49

With extensive COVID-19 cover


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2022 Slovenia Dates
Trip Dates 2022


Sunday - Sunday

09 - 16 October 2022

2 places left

Trip Dates 2023


Saturday - Saturday

15 – 22 April 2023

Tour Price £1090

13 – 20 May 2023

Tour Price £1090

15 – 22 July 2023

Tour Price £1090

09 – 16 September 2023

Tour Price £1090

14 – 21 October 2023

Tour Price £1090


Flight transfers from:
Ljubljana LJU

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Slovenia Mountain Bike Holiday Options & Hire Bike


8 days
Saturday to Saturday

The biking

6 days fully guided
Expert local guide
Fitness grade 2/3
Skill grade B & C
Tour Group size 4 - 7

Single Room Guarantee

7 nights - £135
There is no supplement for solo travellers who are willing to share a twin-bedded room with the same gender.
CycleActive will confirm the tour once the second person for the shared room has booked.

Hire bikes

Full suspension bike rental

We can reserve a rental bike for you. Your payment and contract will be held direct with the bike shop in country.

Approx €280 (In Country - local bike shop)
Specialized Camber
(Or similar)

Electric bike rental

eBike Full suspension bike rental

Available on request

Private Groups

Bespoke dates can be added on request for group bookings

To find out more about our Slovenia mountain bike holiday please feel free to call our tour designers and chat through your questions in person, or email us.