Why is bicycling Slovenia so special? There are few, if any, dedicated bicycle paths like in Germany and Austria. There are no bicycle signs to follow. Cyclists must ride on regular roads with the cars and trucks. There are rarely shoulders for the cyclist. The country is mountainous and challenging to cycle. So why did it become our favorite country to cycle?
Many touring cyclists we met used Slovenia to get from the Adriatic coast to Poland, or Austria. They followed the major west-east auto freeway routes that connect the coast with Ljubljana and Maribor. How did they like it? “It was pleasant”, they remarked, “but nothing really special”.
They missed everything that Slovenia has to offer a touring cyclist:
- stunning, peaceful countryside
- spectacular Alps
- beautifully paved roads with hardly any traffic
- a host of suggested bicycle route maps available locally
- extremely courteous drivers who are happy to share the road with cyclists
- exceptionally friendly people many of whom speak excellent English
- delicious local food
- very pleasant accommodations and camping facilities
- wonderful, historic towns
Slovenia is a cycle touring destination that has not yet been discovered. Cyclists simply don’t know where to ride! There are literally hundreds of mountain bike routes that are mapped and advertized, but information about routes for the touring cyclist are hard to find. Hence, the reason for this book.
This PDF full color book details 6 cycle routes in Slovenia adding up to 1200 kilometers (745 mi). Each route is further divided into stages. There are maps for every route and stage. The routes wind through incredibly scenic areas of this beautiful and friendly country on low traffic paved roads. One of the routes connects to Austria and the Drava River Basin while another highlights how to get to the islands of Croatia. The routes are designed for touring cyclists who want to see what Slovenia is all about.
PDF format is like an e-book and can be carried with you as you ride. But what really sets this book apart is the link to download all the GPS data with associated map into your computer, tablet phone, or GPS device. You don’t have to rely on reading paper maps or following long winded verbal directions. Load the routes and follow visually. You will always know where you are!
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