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Ljubljana to Bled on HHT (in 5 days)

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Explore the hidden trails of the hills between Ljubljana and Lake Bled

  • 4-6h long bike rides every day
  • Tour design and organization
  • 5 days of biking 
  • GPS navigation with the easy-to-use app
  • E-bike rental and helmet
  • Service and support during your tour
  • Luggage transfer
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Shuttle transfers

Ljubljana to Bled on Hidden Hills Trail in 5 days

The Hidden Hills Trail is a long-distance e-bike trail in Slovenia that links Ljubljana with two alpine lakes, Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled, crossing the most preserved medieval city in Slovenia, Škofja Loka. The trail was carefully designed to include the most captivating sightseeing points in the area and lead past all the local attractions.

Why Ljubljana to Bled on HHT?
  • It offers relaxing cycling through remote villages without road traffic.
  • Discover unknown parts of Slovenia, the pre-Alpine mountains.
  • It is a multi-day cycling adventure hassle-free. 
  • It can be done with an e-bike, gravel bike, or mountain bike
  • The services provided by HHT significantly facilitate your stay in Slovenia; We offer passenger and luggage transportation, local cuisine, accommodation, and more.
  • the offer includes a tour of medieval castles, tourist farms, craftsmen workshops, and culinary delights.
Riding styles and difficulty (Levels 1-10)
  • MTB (Mountain Bike) – Your fitness level and bike skills should be 8/9 out of 10.
  • Gravel bike – Your fitness level and bike skills should be 7 out of 10.
  • E-bike – Your fitness level and bike skills should be 4/5 out of 10.
Why choose HHT instead of Alpe-Adria Trail?
  • Experience in a more authentic way
  • More backroads and at least 30% of panoramic roads
  • Pre-Alps region with land constitution perfect for biking
  • Crossing the less traveled paths of Slovenia
  • No need to cycle to the sea when you can swim in Slovenia’s remote rivers and lakes (we recommend the hidden spots to you).
  • Meet friendly locals in remote villages. They are welcoming and always happy to share a story or two of Slovenia.

Highlights:

  • Hut to Hut cycling adventure.
  • Non-crowded area with little traffic.
  • Visit Slovenia’s top highlights like Ljubljana, Škofja Loka, Lake Bohinj, and Lake Bled.
  • An amazing route through diverse terrain.
  • Viewpoints that only locals know
Day 1: Ljubljana

When you arrive in Ljubljana, the bikes and guide will already be waiting for you at your accommodation. You will receive complete information regarding the itinerary beforehand, and we will address any questions you may have. If you arrive in Ljubljana early and have extra time, you should visit the Ljubljana city center and the castle. There is an adventurous week ahead of you, so rest up.

Day 2: Ljubljana - Škofja Loka

This first day of cycling will already be an exciting ride from the city center of Ljubljana to the medieval town of Škofja Loka. After leaving the city center you will start with an ascent up to St. Katarina, overlooking Ljubljana valley, and continue all the way to scenic St. Jakob church which offers a 360-degree panoramic view. After the descent from Polhograjski Dolomiti hills, you will reach Škofja Loka – the town full of history and culture.

Route data:
– Distance: 30km
– Elevation gain: 780 m
– Elevation loss: 730 m

Day 3: Škofja Loka - Hotavlje

The second stage takes you from the medieval town through Visoko Mension, that gave Slovenia one of the most important novels. From there, you’ll ride over the hills and through remote homesteads to lovely small village of Hotavlje.

Route Data:
– Distance: 30 km
– Elevation gain: 790 m
– Elevation loss: 830 m

Day 4: Žirovski circle

From your accommodation in Hotavlje you will go towards Sovodenj and up to the highest point at Mrzli Vrh. Then you will enjoy a breezy decent to Žiri, from where you slowly elevate to Sv. Trije Kralji (Sv. 3 Kings) view point. You continue over the hill towards a famous Rupnikova Linija bunkers. Then you continue over Žirovski vrh and back to the valley, where you finish at your accommodation.

Route Data:
– Distance: 53 km
– Elevation gain: 1653 m
– Elevation loss: 1656 m

Day 5: Hotavlje - Soriška planina

On third stage you will head from Hotavlje over the hills of Slajka Ermanovec, Davča, and towards Soriška Planina. Some of the best panoramic views will be your friend along the way.

Route Data:
– Distance: 47 km
– Elevation gain: 1134 m

Day 6: Bohinj - Bled

There is no better way to start the day at one lake and finish it with a well-deserved swim at the other. The route will take you from lake Bohinj up to the mountain pasture Zajamniki, which is known as the most picturesque panorama view in Slovenia. After leaving one pasture you will cross many of them and have a chance to try traditional alpine cheese. Having enough of typical shepherd's mountain huts you will start with a long descent to Lake Bled and finish the day.

Route Data:
– Distance: 45 km
– Elevation gain: 1110 m
– Elevation loss: 1150 m

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