TOUR OF SLOVENIA, 9TH – 13TH October 2024

TOUR OF SLOVENIA, 9TH – 13TH October 2024

  • THE TOUR OF SLOVENIA
    October 9, 2024 - October 14, 2024
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Slovenia is tucked away to the south of Austria, to the east of Italy, west of Hungary and north of Croatia. After centuries of war over its coastline, Slovenia now holds a 47k strip on the eastern Adriatic, south of the mighty and beautiful Trieste. Slovakia is further north, landlocked, and borders Poland. They share such an entwined history that both countries’ national flags and national anthems are often confused. (Slovenia and Slovakia are shrouded in mystery mostly due to them constantly being mistaken for one another!​)

However it is Slovenia that is making a name for itself in the cycling world. Primož Roglič became the first Slovenian to win a Grand Tour when he won the 2019 Vuelta a España. In 2020, Tadej Pogačar won the Tour de France, while Primož Roglič finished second

With the capital Ljubljana being almost in the middle of Slovenia you can enjoy the very best cycling the country has to offer in just a few days. ​

The Triglav National Park in the north west corner of Slovenia is generally considered to be the most dramatic part of the country and it is at the heart of our event. We include the Vršič Pass, one of, if not the, most famous road cycling climbs in Slovenia and on the way we pass through Bled, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will once again be on the trail of the Pro cyclists as we pick up the 2022 Giro d’Italia route along the world renowned Soča Valley and take on Kolovrat​. ​Our paths will cross with the 2022 Giro d’Italia route in the Province of Friuli near Udine. ​Along the way there will be high mountain passes and beautiful valley roads, history, rolling hills, stunning scenery, impressive food and hotels and, of course, amazing cycling​!​​​​​​

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Dates: October 9th – 13th 2024

Highlights:

  • The very best of Slovenian cycling
  • Following in the footsteps of the 2022 Giro d’Italia summiting Kolovrat
  • Parts of the Giro d’Italia 2023
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lake Bled
  • The Julian Alps and a coastal finish in Trieste
  • Excellent accommodation, three with spas and / or swimming pools

Example Full Route Overview: 442km

Example Full Route Profile: 5911m

Day 1 Example Route: 68km

Day 1 Example Profile: 763m

Day 2 Example Route: 117km

Day 2 Example Profile: 1803m

Day 3 Example Route: 127km

Day 3 Example Profile: 1748m

Day 4 Example Route: 130km

Day 4 Example Profile: 1597m

Night 1 & 2 Hotel:

9th & 10th October

InterContinental Ljubljana *****

Pool, spa, roof top bar and restaurant, close to city centre and sites.

Night 3 Hotel:

11th October

Boutique Ski Pass Hotel ****

Wine, massage, sauna, bike store.

Night 4 Hotel:

12th October

Bar, restaurant, gym, lounge and bike storage.

Night 5 Hotel:

13th October

Restaurant, bar and near to the beach.

Included in the Package:

  • 5 night’s twin accommodation in 4 – 5 star hotels
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 3x picnic lunches
  • 1x lunch in restaurant
  • Refreshment stops in the morning and afternoon on each full riding day
  • 5 evening meals
  • Post ride snacks each day
  • Gel & hydro tabs
  • 1x event manager to look after you
  • Support vehicle with bike spares, med kits, water, etc

Not Included in the Package:

  • Flights
  • Transfer from/to airports
  • Single room – available for a supplement
  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle insurance
  • Personal expenditures
  • Drinks with meals
  • Bike transfer to/from the start/finish locations
  • Cycle jerseys

Transfer times

  • Trieste to Venice = 1 ¾ hours
  • Trieste to Ljubljana – 1 ¼ hours
  • Venice to Ljubljana – 2 ½ hours

Green Travel Option – train to Trieste and then train to Ljubljana.

See www.rome2rio.com

Testimonial from a Previous Rider:

I’ve ridden many time on pie events over the years, and I can say without fear of contradiction they are superb. And that word applies to all the essential components of a great trip – the organisation, accommodation, food, guiding, support, location and routing. Oh – I left out the craic and camaraderie as well!

Dermot Murnaghan, Sky News Reader

pie Guides:

The Tour is a self-guided ride with the group having support of 1 pie Event Manager.

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We look forward to seeing you there!

Or, in Slovenian … Veselimo se, da vas vidimo tam!

Please note this is a private tour by invitation only.

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