Green land Slovenia, almost completely covered with forests, offers various MTB routes in unspoiled nature. Since the terrain is very diverse, biking tours are suitable for experienced cyclists and for beginners who started to explore this amazing outdoor sport.

Each region offers countless tracks and top destinations where you can cycle through the forest macadam cart track, ascend to the top of plateaus with breathtaking views or wind up narrow and steep forest paths. All you need for an unforgettable adventure is a proper bike that will help you to overcome even the most challenging terrain.

Most beautiful mountain bike trails wind from the Slovenian coast, across the Karst region to the diverse landscape in central and northeast Slovenia. For enthusiasts of real challenges, it is a paradise in the hilly part of the country, beneath the slopes of plateaus and mountains in the northwest region. Here, cycling is a pleasure on tracks through the alpine valleys with views of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps. Below we have prepared some ideas for the most exciting biking tours in Slovenia.

1. Vremščica with a view to the sea

The mountain bike trail to the top of Vremščica starts near the world-famous Skocjan Caves, from where you take the path along the karstic Reka River. In this part, you will get wonderful views of the largest underground canyon. Here the views also open to the hamlets, located above the cliffs. In the background, you can already see the gently sloping path to Vremščica.

Gradual MTB routes will lead you across meadows and hiking paths to the summit of Vremščica. The last ascent is somewhat steeper. On the top, you will have beautiful views of the Slovenian coast with the Adriatic Sea.

This tour is not technically demanding, so it is also suitable for beginners. The descent is a bit more technically demanding in the section below the railway at Famlje village. If you are in good shape and can control the bike, you can also go down the track to the lower part of the canyon.

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2. Zasavska Sveta gora across the Sava River

Zasavska Sveta gora or the Zasavje Holy mountain, together with Church of Mary’s Birth, is one of the most visited viewing points in central Slovenia. It lies on a ridge that slopes downwards to the Sava River valley and into the narrow Kandršica valley. Due to the diverse terrain with many sights of cultural heritage, this is one of the most impressive mountain bike trails in Slovenia.

MTB routes will lead you on the macadam, asphalt and forest tracks. The biking tour lasts 1.5 hours when you will make 17 kilometers. The trip is suitable for cyclists in their best fitness, as there are plentiful steep ascents. Start your journey in the town of Litija and continue across the Sava River to the Panovič Castle. Then cycle across the valley of the brook Vidrnica, from where the path starts to rise steeply to the Castle Ljubek. At Vače, turn for Klenik onto a cart track that slopes to the top of Zasavska Gora.

4. Mt. Matajur above the Soča River Valley

Zasavska Sveta gora or the Zasavje Holy mountain, together with Church of Mary’s Birth, is one of the most visited viewing points in central Slovenia. It lies on a ridge that slopes downwards to the Sava River valley and into the narrow Kandršica valley. Due to the diverse terrain with many sights of cultural heritage, this is one of the most impressive mountain bike trails in Slovenia.

MTB routes will lead you on the macadam, asphalt and forest tracks. The biking tour lasts 1.5 hours when you will make 17 kilometers. The trip is suitable for cyclists in their best fitness, as there are plentiful steep ascents. Start your journey in the town of Litija and continue across the Sava River to the Panovič Castle. Then cycle across the valley of the brook Vidrnica, from where the path starts to rise steeply to the Castle Ljubek. At Vače, turn for Klenik onto a cart track that slopes to the top of Zasavska Gora.

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4. From Lake Bled to Kranjska Gora

Join us on the best mountain bike trail from Lake Bled to Kranjska Gora and mesmerizing Lake Jasna. With a guide from our agency, you will cycle through the idyllic alpine countryside while admiring the beautiful surroundings of the Upper Radovna River Valley with views of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps that encircle the valley in the south side. This biking tour offers undemanding ascents and descents that alternate throughout the route.

Further from the villages of Spodnje and Zgornje Gorje and Krnica hamlet, you will follow the riverbed of Radovna River. At the end of the valley, mountain bike trail will lead you to the Krnica Valley with smaller Lake Jasna in emerald green colors. Here you can also swim or freshen up during the summer season. Kranjska Gora ski resort is only 2 kilometers away from the lake.

5. Triglav National Park with Radovna Valley

In our agency, we offer a unique adventure on the best mountain bike trail that starts in Bled, continues along the Radovna River and ends at Lake Kreda. Book a Triglav National Park biking trip and take a tour with our guide and well-equipped bike and explore hidden spots in the heart of the Triglav National Park.

The tour takes 2 to 3 hours when you will make 16 to 18 kilometers. In the beginning, there is a somewhat more demanding ascent to the Krnica hamlet. Then you will descend to the alpine valley, followed by easy ascents and descents on the forest and gravel paths.

Along the way, you will have the most amazing views of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps. Triglav National Park mountain bike trail combines several fascinating sights such as Napoleon Stone, Pocar homestead and the old Psnak sawmill. A guided biking trip will lead you to Lake Kreda where you can freshen up or just admire the breathtaking colors of the lake.

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6. From Lake Podpeč to Krim

Lake Podpeč in central Slovenia near Ljubljana represents an excellent starting point for MTB routes to the summit of Mt. Krim with an altitude of 1107 meters. The biking tour takes 3 to 4 hours while making 30 kilometers and ascending 1000 meters on macadam and cart tracks in the woodlands. The trip starts at Lake Podpeč, from where you cycle towards the vast forest on the south side of the hill.

When the road at the end widens, continue cycling on the left side to the sign for Tomišelj, where you turn right. From here follow a moderately long mountain bike trail with alternating ascends and descends along the eastern side of Krim.

Then cycle on a wider macadam path towards Iška vas and Rakitna. After a few kilometers turn right at a Krim sign. The gently sloping path will lead you below the summit with a short but steep slope. At the top of the Krim, you can make a stop in a cottage that offers food and drinks.

7. Pohorje plateau with a trip around Rogla

A Pohorje plateau near Zreče offers many MTB routes, such as the circular Rogla ski resort route. The biking tour on macadam and forest paths takes about 4 hours and 47 kilometers. The tour is suitable for recreational and experienced cyclists who would like to spend a pleasant day in the forests of Pohorje and combine outdoor activity with the sightseeing tour and eat delicious food in the cottages. The Rogla circular mountain bike trail runs within the following points:

  • Start at the top of Mt. Rogla with a descent through Bike Park Rogla to the Na Pesku cottage
  • Cabin on Klopni vrh with the most beautiful views of Maribor city
  • Šumik hut with the Veliki and Mali Šumik waterfall
  • Osankarica cabin; here is also a stunning Black Lake
  • The biking tour continues on the right side of the track, where you will soon reach the Na Pesku cabin. After an undemanding ascent, you will reach the top of Rogla ski resort.
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8. Active MTB routes on Pokljuka plateau

Join us and book an unforgettable guided biking tour on the best mountain bike trail that leads from Bled to Pokljuka plateau at an average height of 1300 meters. The active biking tour will lead you through gigantic spruce forests, across the beautiful Grajska and Rečiška mountain pastures with shepherd’s cottages and along the historical paths that were built between World War I and World War II. At the top of the plateau, you will have magnificent views of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps.

Guided Pokljuka active biking tour, which takes 6 hours, is suitable for more experienced cyclists who are physically well prepared, as there are quite a few challenges on the way that will give you a lot of adrenaline. At first, there is a steeper slope to Zgornje Gorje, west of Bled. From here the MTB route will lead you to the entrance of the Triglav National Park area. The next point is Zatrnik, a former ski resort, from where you continue to the Mrzli Studenec and back to the starting point.

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