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Other Holiday in Slovenia. Bringing the mountainbike!

Discussion in 'Cycling Department Forum' started by Bram, May 29, 2017.

  1. Bram

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    We are going on a well deserved vacation in August (the first proper one since 2008!) and we have decided to go and explore the beautiful country of Slovenia. Most likely to the Julian Alps.

    Do any of you guys have experience going to this country? Apart from the usual touristic places we are mainly looking for a nice accommodation, a great region, good food, nice people.

    Any CD members from Slovenia by any chance?
     
  2. jimortality

    jimortality Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure there is one Bram but I can't remember his name.
     
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  3. Matej Lakota

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    http://apartmakokl.si/
    https://www.booking.com/hotel/si/apartma-kokl.sl.html
    https://www.facebook.com/apartma.kokl/

    Wonderful place to stay. Ed Trevelyan-Johnson and his film crew were here last year when they visited me and they were more than satisfied. It is about 500 metres from my house near Sava river and good starting point to climb to Jelovica (in last 10 years I have discovered only 30% of all roads and paths up there) or Karavanke, where is literally nature playground for MTB rides. Julian Alps are , from my experience, simply too crowded all Summer long and too rocky for real MTB enjoyment out of the asphalt roads:).
     
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  5. Bram

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    Hey Matej thanks man!

    Hmm we've picked Slovenia to avoid the mass tourism, oops. Is it annoyingly busy at the end of August still. Do you have another suggestion to go to in Slovenia. Maybe a less crowded but beautiful region with some mountains.

    @Petra and I are okay with asphalt roads as long as there are some nice countryside dirt roads as well. We aren't really after the MTB trails or singletracks :)

    Thanks for all the tips <3
     
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  6. Matej Lakota

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    Sure, I am glad to help in any way :)

    You can stay near Bled or Radovljica, but as I ve said, don t go to Alps. If you take a look to my pictures and maps I ve posted in upper link or here, http://www.cyclingdepartment.com/th...latest-mountain-bike-ride.80/page-3#post-1652 everything what you see is on Jelovica plateau or Karavanke mountains and there you can enjoy riding several hours without to see a living person. Here around are many nice dirt and also asphalt roads. My today s easy ride just around a bit on the local roads with almost without any traffic, where you can ride safe and also see many interesting things :)
    http://www.sports-tracker.com/workout/sripletix/592d3c54f175724d4898b878
     
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  7. Bram

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    Holy moly that looks fabulous!!! Ok scratch the Alps. Jelovica it is then ;)
     
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  8. Matej Lakota

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    Great and I am sure you both will enjoy it :)
     
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  9. Bram

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    Matej would you suggest to book an accomodation online way in advance. Or take the risk and travel to Slovenia and find something locally while being there. I prefer the latter personally.
     
  10. Matej Lakota

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    It is a good question.
    I always book in advance when I go abroad, but it is just the way I like it to do. I am sure you will get nice accommodation, especially out of crowded tourist points, also if you come here without it. Let s say, Bled is surrounded with small villages with offer of tourist rooms or apartments.
    An example: http://www.zasip.si/en/nastanitve/
    (I don t know why site is only in Slovene, but here almost everybody speaks English)
     
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  11. Bram

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    Thanks @Matej Lakota I think we'll just look around in the surrounding villages as you suggested.

    Now lets hope the weather is awesome ;)
     
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  12. Matej Lakota

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    No probs, glad to help if I can.

    You can watch satellite weather map in Slo. here http://www.arso.gov.si/vreme/napovedi in podatki/radar_anim.gif (you will ride around dot called JE) and I can tell you, almost every late afternoon/evening we have showers here, or at least some dark cloud threatens with it :D

    In Edge browser (in my case it doesn t work in Chrome due some Adobe Flash problems) you can watch Live camera from Lesce airport which shows almost whole near biking areas.
    http://www.opensoaring.com/kameraALC.html
     
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  13. Matej Lakota

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    I don t know how could have I forgotten this https://adeleinslovenia.com/

    No Slovenian represents our part of the country like Adele does.
     
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  14. Bram

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    Thanks so much Matej
     
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    According to booking.com they are sold out. Have sent an email to the owner to see if there is any room or maybe he/she has an alternative location for us to spend our time.

    Really checked these links too late :)
     
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    This country is amazing
     
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  18. Bram

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    @Matej Lakota we found it. Picture to proof it.

    Beau-ti-ful!!!!!!
     
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  19. dazzyb2k3

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    Just stunning. Was that the ride you posted on Strava earlier? Looks amazing!
     
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  20. Matej Lakota

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    Hey Bram, I would believe you also without a picture, but it really shows that you were "on my" cycling area :)
     
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