FOOD & BIKE TOUR | 4-days | 819€ | If you like cycling, discovering Slovenia's hidden gems, and gourmet delicacies, join us on this food & bike tour through Slovenia and the breathtaking scenery of the Triglav National Park. This gourmet biking tour is designed specifically for food and nature lovers.
You will sample some amazing food from our local restaurants with traditional cuisine, taste shepherd's authentic food, learn about Bohinj eco-sustainable cheese production and dairy farming and taste their famous local cheeses.
At the same time, you will discover Slovenia's beautiful places: magic lakes Bohinj & Bled, impressive mountains of Julian Alps, the Soča Valley with its emerald Soča River – the most beautiful river in Slovenia.
Other Slovenian highlights: Tolminka River with its narrow gorges and the Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit on Javorca Plateau – a unique architectural jewel, built by Austrian-Hungarian soldiers in World War I in memory of their dead comrades.
This tour is suitable for individuals, families and groups.
There is a possibility to book Gourmet Hiking Bohinj Valley with a professional hike and tour guide. Check the available dates!
Check-in into your accommodation: after 2:00 PM. Welcome meeting with a traditional alpine snack and a bike setup. During our first bike ride, you will discover the remarkable landscapes of the Bohinj Valley, inclusive Lake Bohinj and Mostnica River Gorge. The Mostnica River is an Alpine stream with gorges, waterfalls and rapids. After a short break, we are biking back for a Slovenian dinner at a local restaurant and later to your accommodation where you stay during this tour. Accommodation: chalet or B&B accommodation, Bohinj. Biking: approx. 2 hours. Difficulty: easy. Meals: afternoon snack, dinner.
After breakfast, we will start our biking tour to the Pokljuka Plateau (1,100-1,400 m / 3,600-4,600 ft) near the famous Lake Bled. The entire route is technically easy to moderate. Our journey will take us across Pokljuka's famous meadows to several viewpoints where we will enjoy great views of the highest peaks of Slovenia and the Bohinj Valley. We will sample the products of the local shepherds and have lunch in a mountain hut. Our next destination will be an eco-dairy farm. You will learn about Bohinj eco-sustainable cheese production and dairy farming, and taste their products such as curd cheese, homemade cakes, herbal spreads made from cottage cheese, and at the end the Mohant cheese (protected in EU under the mark of Protected Geographical Indication). After a great gourmet biking day, you can spend the evening relaxing. Accommodation: chalet or B&B accommodation. Biking: 3-4 hours. Difficulty: easy to moderate. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Dinner on your own.
Today, after breakfast, we will start our day with an impressive train ride to the beautiful Soča Valley - one of the most popular outdoor destinations in Europe. Road cycling, mountain biking and cycling routes for families attract countless cyclists to the Soča Valley every year. We continue our biking tour to the Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca (local: Church of Sveti Duh on Javorca, EU cultural heritage site) and the Natural monument of Tolminka River Gorge. Another gourmet highlight: „Frika“ – local dish, very popular in this part of the Soča Valley. Return to the Bohinj Valley and your accommodation, free evening. Accommodation: chalet or B&B accommodation. Biking: 3-4 hours. Difficulty: easy, well marked paths. Meals: breakfast, traditional lunch. Dinner on your own.
After breakfast, check out from your accommodation and departure.
Price information & additional costs:
Tour dates 2020:
on request from May to October
You need to bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, fleece/jumper, wind and waterproof jacket, hat and gloves, swimsuit and towel, small backpack, camera, sun glasses, sun cream, water.
Lake Bled - undoubtedly one of the most visited natural attractions in Slovenia. The ultimate magical setting surrounded by an alpine landscape, with a medieval castle sitting on a clifftop, and features an island that has a small yet enchanting church on it, the Baroque Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary containing fresco fragments from the 15th century.
Lake Bohinj situated in the middle of the Triglav National Park, only 26 km southwest from famous Lake Bled. It is the best-kept secret of Europe and certainly "must-see" in Slovenia. The largest natural lake in Slovenia (4.2 km long and 1 km at its maximum width), best known for its motive of a stone bridge and the Church of St. John the Baptist. It is also the perfect alternative to Lake Bled.
Soča Valley connects Slovenia’s highest mountains with the Adriatic Sea. It is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in Europe. Its emerald Soča River is one of the most pristine Alpine rivers because of numerous waterfalls and playful cascades, pools and ravines which offer unforgettable adventure. The unique beauty of nature was also recognised by the filmmakers of The Chronicles of Narnia, who filmed some of the most exciting scenes on the Soča River.
Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca (local: Church of Sveti Duh on Javorca) – located high above the bed of the Tolminka River. The church celebrates the fallen Austro-Hungarian defenders of the Isonzo Frontbattlefield (1915–1917). This most beautiful World War I memorial in Slovenia is an important European historical and cultural heritage which received European Heritage Labelin 2018.
Tolmin Gorge - a spectacle of nature in pristine surroundings. The lowest and southernmost entry point into the Triglav National Park and one of the most important sights of nature in Slovenia. Located at the confluence of Tolminka and Zadlaščica streams. Both streams have carved deep gorges into the rocks. A beautiful walk in nature (2.5 km), between bridges, caves and crystal clear water. Worth a visit!
Cheese tasting on a family-run eco farm. The Bohinj Valley is famous for a long and rich history in the dairy industry stretching back to the 13th century. The Bohinj cheeses being some of the best in the country, especially the delicious fresh cottage cheese ‘skuta’ as well as the local speciality ‘Mohant’. This very piquant cheese is traditionally made in remote places. It is protected in EU under the mark of Protected Geographical Indication.
Tasting authentic shepherd's food: sour milk and žganci (buckwheat mush), jota (bean and sauerkraut hotpot), ričet (barley stew), sausage with sauerkraut, buckwheat žganci or rolled dumplings with cottage cheese known as štruklji.