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The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
A fascinating milieu of cultures
From the Alps of Slovenia to the coast of Croatia and a quick dip into Italy in between, this north-south journey immerses you in the region’s excellent biking and walking terrain, love of locally sourced food and appreciation for well-crafted wine. Local hosts and family-run properties give us a behind-the-curtain look at the culture, customs and history that shaped this region, while visits to vineyards, home-prepared meals and cobalt-blue lakes electrify our senses.
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Day by Day
We meet in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana and head out for our first ride along countryside trails that lead us to Lake Bled. We enjoy a lakeside lunch followed by an afternoon cruise on a traditional wooden boat.
Pedal along alpine backroads to the beautiful Lago di Fusine where we pause for a picnic lunch. This evening, we visit one of the oldest houses in the region before dinner nearby.
We head to Vršič Pass for a spectacular hike in the Julian Alps with a historian. This afternoon, we sit down to a farmhouse lunch in the alpine before a walk through the Soča Valley.
Our journey continues with sublime biking through the Goriška Brda wine region. Crisscrossing the border of Italy, we make stops along the way to sample the local varietals and soak up the incredible views.
Visit the UNESCO-listed Škocjan Caves with a local expert before heading to one of the oldest European stud farms to learn about the fabulous Lipizzaner horses and for a picnic.
We take a short drive to the town of Vodnjan for a visit with one of the area's best olive oil producers. Then, we hop on our bikes for a tour of the Istrian Peninsula through farmer’s fields and forest groves.
After a relaxed breakfast, we depart for Pula Airport. If you have time before your flight, you can visit the nearby Roman Amphitheatre, which is one of the best-preserved in the world!
Discover the world’s greenest country.
Grand Hotel Park Rovinj, Rovinj
Well-positioned with views of the old town, the islands and the sea, the inspiring Grand Hotel Park was designed by one of the most renowned contemporary Italian designers and architects, Piero Lissoni. Chic and modern, enjoy spacious guest rooms, an outdoor seaside pool, a wellness centre & spa and epic sunsets over cocktails from the dining terrace.
La Subida Country Resort, Cormons
La Subida Country Resort's draw lies in its location—a quick jaunt across the Slovenian border and into the Gorizia Province of Italy. Amid a setting of vineyards and forest, a farmhouse equipped with comfortable guestrooms, a pool and a spa, places us in the heart of what this region is all about: outdoor activity, stunning natural landscapes and fabulous wine.
Skipass Hotel, Kranjska Gora
This family-owned and operated hotel is the embodiment of warmth, sophistication and hospitality. A boutique-style ski lodge with a minimalist aesthetic, it's the perfect place to relax and soak in the views of the surrounding mountains. Your stay will leave you feeling lighter, well-rested and closer to nature.
B&R is the best of all. Guides know the history of the areas where the others bring guides from all over without the local knowledge.—Henry Miller
The views from the ride were spectacular, the sunsets unforgettable, and the Adriatic Sea swimming was the perfect restorative activity each day. The beautiful meals and hospitality of the local crew were also wonderful.—Emily Murray
Biking distances range from 25 to 45 km (15 – 28 mi.). Walking distances usually vary from 4 to 7 km (2.5 – 4.5 mi.). The terrain is generally varied with some steep grades. The city walking routes are mostly flat but some have varied terrain as well.
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- Meals as indicated with wine (as selected by B&R)
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- Use of two lightweight, telescoping walking sticks
- Customized bike and helmet
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop off
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality, local bikes that provide the perfect fit for your size and weight.
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
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