Postojna Caves

Cycling Slovenia: Ljubljana to the Adriatic

Explore picturesque Slovenia on two wheels as you cycle from the historic city of Ljubljana through idyllic rural communities to the warm blue waters of the Adriatic and ‘Venetian’ Piran. Begin your Slovenian cycling adventure in the charming capital city, Ljubljana, before cycling across easy going countryside, teeming with birdlife, as you pedal to the pretty Iski Vintgar gorge and the most extensive cave system in Slovenia; the 21km long Postojna karst caves. Cycling onwards, head south to the UNESCO-listed Skocjan Caves en-route to the bustling port of Trieste with its Miramare Castle, cathedral and Piazza Unita square. Your final exquisite stop is the little Venetian harbour village of Piran. Where you can relax and soak up the relaxed atmosphere of Slovenian Istria over a local seafood dishes and an ice-cold beer!

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Bike Riding · Upper Carniola
Cycle Ljubljana to Vrhnika
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 36.4 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 34 m
Descent 12 m

Scenic ride across the Ljubljansko Barje to Vrhnika.

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Bike Riding · Lower Carniola
Iski Vintgar Gorge Extension
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 19.5 km
Duration 1:55 h
Ascent 90 m
Descent 90 m

Out and back route through the Iski Vintgar Gorge.

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Bike Riding · Inner Carniola
Cycle Vrhnika to Postojna
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 33.4 km
Duration 3:10 h
Ascent 504 m
Descent 274 m

Cycle over rolling hills and through forests to see Slivnica Mountain en route to Postojna.

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Difficulty easy
Distance 8.3 km
Duration 1:15 h
Ascent 180 m
Descent 13 m

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Bike Riding · Inner Carniola
Detour to Rakov Škocjan Nature Reserve
Difficulty easy
Distance 4.7 km
Duration 1:00 h
Ascent 38 m
Descent 38 m

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Bike Riding · Inner Carniola
Cycle Postojna to Kodreti
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 40.7 km
Duration 3:45 h
Ascent 328 m
Descent 707 m

Take detours to Postojna Cave formation, and Predjama Castle before arriving to Kodreti.

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Bike Riding · Inner Carniola
Detour to Predjama Castle
Difficulty easy
Distance 5 km
Duration 1:00 h
Ascent 122 m
Descent 122 m

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recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 7.7 km
Duration 2:45 h
Ascent 128 m
Descent 12 m

To reach Hrusevica from Kodreti if you are being accommodated there.

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Bike Riding · Littoral
Cycle Kodreti to Divača
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 47.8 km
Duration 4:20 h
Ascent 497 m
Descent 207 m

Cycle from Kodreti to Divača via the charming old-world town of Stanjel and the lovely botanical garden in Sezana.

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Bike Riding · Inner Carniola
Cycle Divača to Muggia
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 38.8 km
Duration 3:15 h
Ascent 216 m
Descent 650 m

Cycling along the coast you’ll come across the delightful old town of Muggia in Italy.

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Bike Riding · Italy
Cycle Muggia to Piran
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 35.3 km
Duration 4:05 h
Ascent 163 m
Descent 148 m

Cycle along the coastal road with incredible views of the Slovene coast and Trieste Bay to Piran.

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