Day trip Ljubljana Marshes by bike
Discover the kingdom of plants and animals of the Ljubljana Marshes.
We are inviting you to discover the secrets of the Ljubljana Marshes by bike and your camera. The marshy mosaic of meadows, fields, woodlands, ditches and hedges, where you can enjoy the peace and quiet, are just a few kilometers from the capital city of Slovenia – Ljubljana. The total area is nearly 162 km2 and half of it used to be a lake and can sometimes be flooded.
UNESCO sites in Slovenia
Škocjan Caves, Idrija Mercury Mine, Pile Dwellers from Ig are the main three and there are other important sites or details. You can visit them all with our guides on short tours. Many are not crowded or yo can pick the right timing do have a calm visit. All can be combined with cycling tours, natural sites with rich flora and excellent and variable Slovenian food.
at request, mostly we meet in Ljubljana centre – by the church in Trnovo
Length: 43 km - 26 miles (asphalt: 38 km, a good white road: 5 km), coffee-break included. A shorter trail of about 30 km – 19 miles is also available for less experienced cyclists.
Guiding is in English language. Our guides have national guiding licence. Other languages available on request.
Our tour is often just a source of ideas you then use on short tours in next days. Do ask the guide about other places in Slovenia!
Duration: 4–5 hours (also possible shorter route 3–4 hours)
Suitable for guests from 8 up to 68 years and older if you enjoy cycling.
Dates: every Saturday from April to September at 9.00 am. Other dates on request.
Trnovo Church – Iška Loka: 9 km, Iška Loka – Ig: 1 km, Ig – Brest: 6 km, Brest – Lake: 6 km, Lake – Podpeč: 1 km, Podpeč – Small Plot: 8 km, Small Plot – Trnovska church: 15 km. A total of 43 km.
Most of the route is on flat land, no steep climbs.
We can arrange shorter itenerary if requested.
Number of participants: 1–8 guests
Our price includes renting of a bike (trekking bike, 28¨, Shimano Altus gears), coffe and the entrance to the exhibition on prehistoric Pile dwellings (Unesco cultural site).
If you bring your own bike, the price is 13 EUR lower.
1 guest: 120 EUR
2 guests: 60 EUR per person
3 guests: 45 EUR per person
4-8 guests: 40 EUR per person or 27 EUR per person if you use your own bike
Larger groups on request
- guiding in English language (ask if other languages are needed),
- coffee break,
- entrance to the exhibition about pile dwellers,
- entrance fees on your request,
- meals on your request,
- longer hours, stops for picnic, time to swim in a lake on our tour,
- other optional requests.
hat, sunglasses, water, we will provide you a bike (but you can ride your own if you prefer), camera (optional), binoculars (optional).
Cycling helmet is obligatory for under 18 and recomended for all.
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