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Classic Climbs: The Slovenian and Italian Alps Bike Tour

From Slovenia's Julian Alps to Italy's Monte Zoncolan

Tour Duration

6D / 5N

Trip Style

Signature, Classic Guided

Activity Level


Hotel Level



Trek Domane SL 7
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

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Starting from

$4,299.00 per person

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Dive into a cyclist's dream that combines challenging climbs, vast forests, and charming villages, rolling three countries into one unforgettable experience.

Cycling in Slovenia's mountains may seem like venturing into the great unknown. It doesn't receive the same attention as its neighboring Alps in France or Switzerland, but here you'll find some of the most challenging and spectacular riding around. Your adventure begins with the Kravavec climb, a favorite of the Tour of Slovenia, with a quick visit to Austria. Bike through the unforgettable Julian Alps on the highest mountain pass, Vršič, with switchbacks reminiscent of Alpe d'Huez. Follow the clear turquoise waters of the Soča River before continuing up to the formidable Mangart Saddle, with its breathtaking views of Italy. Top it all off by tackling the legendary Zoncolan, a Giro d'Italia staple and one of the most demanding climbs in Europe. Join us for an extraordinary week of great cycling and discover for yourself one of Europe's best-kept secrets.

Trip Wows
  • Discover the magnificent and challenging climbs of the Slovenian Alps

  • Tackle the giant of the Giro d’Italia, Monte Zoncolan, renowned as one of the most demanding climbs in Europe

  • Test your legs on the iconic Vršič Pass, famous for its cobbled hairpin switchbacks and stunning views

  • Take on the highest paved road in Slovenia to conquer the towering Mangart Saddle before descending into Italy

  • Ride in Slovenia, Italy, and Austria and experience the hearty local cuisine, blending the delicious traditions of each country

Biker riding towards snowy mountain

Stunning vistas in the Slovenian Alps

Conquer Vršič Pass

Experience the magnificent Slovenian Alps, where challenging climbs, such as the iconic Vršič Pass, are met with rewarding moments at every turn.

What Guests are Saying
Biker in front of old house and mountain

Slovenia is a great destination for cycling, with amazing scenery and excellent roads. Our Day 2 ride into Austria is one of my most beautiful cycling experiences ever. Until the next day, because every day on this tour is my favorite. I can’t imagine a better finale than climbing up the famous beast, Monte Zoncolan. This week is every cyclist’s dream and I can’t wait for you to experience it.

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Ilona Kohlerova, Trip Designer

Group of bikers on top of Zoncolan

Riding these mountains is an amazing and challenging experience. Each day the rides are better and better as you build towards the final big day - tackling the mighty Zoncolan. If you love climbing, you will love this trip!

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Nick, Trek Travel Guide

Biker climbing switchback

All around excellent trip. Well planned, well executed. Couldn’t have been happier with our two guides and all riding companions. A very fun group and future new friends. Thanks for a great time. Would certainly recommend to anyone who asks.

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Michael, Trek Travel Guest

Mountains with village houses in the foreground

Great Ride

Grad to Austria Loop

This century ride takes you through beautiful valleys and mountains, with challenging gradients and stunning views as you venture into Austria and back.

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