From Ljubljana to the port city of Piran


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about 236 km
Slovenian Emerald Route sketch_(c) Austria cycling tours

from € 885




On the wonderful Emerald Route you can discover the tourist highlights of Slovenia by bike. The week-long cycling trip takes you from the charming Slovenian capital Ljubljana through beautiful karst landscapes and wine regions to the Adriatic Mediterranean to the picturesque port town of Piran. On the way you will see other top sights, such as the huge stalactite caves in Postojna, the knight's castle Predjama or the Lipizzaner stud farm in Lipica and also the Italian port city of Trieste.


  • 7 nights in 4 * - star and 3 * - star hotels and inns
  • Breakfast buffet or rich breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (1 piece, max. 20kg)
  • detailed route description and cycle maps in electronic form
  • GPS data
  • Service hotline (7 days a week)


Individual arrival to Ljubljana,
daily from March 23.03rd to October 12.10.2024th, XNUMX

Bookable from 2 people


4 * - star and 3 * - star hotels and inns

Season 1:
€ 885 per person in a double room
23.03/03.05.2024 – May XNUMX, XNUMX
23.09. – 12.10.2024

Season 2:
€ 940 per person in a double room
04.05. to 20.09.2024


Single supplement:
Season 1: € 265,-
Season 2: € 290,-

Touring bike: € 90, -
E-bike: € 230, -

By minibus from Piran to Ljubljana € 125 including bike

Monitored parking in Ljubljana for the duration of your trip, approx. € 90 per week (payable locally)


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Arrival to Ljubljana

Individual arrival to Ljubljana (in German Laibach) and check-in at the hotel. The pretty capital of Slovenia offers a wealth of sights. Walk through the center or to the castle above the old town.

Bike tour to Slovenia and explore the city of Ljubljana

Old town Ljubljana © pixabay

Ljubljana - Vrhnika, approx. 39 km

Today's bike tour takes you across the Ljubljana Moor to Vrhnika. Take time to see the sights along the route, such as the remains of the world's highest railway viaduct or the Technical Museum of Slovenia, where Tito's limousines are on display. 

Cycling tour Emerald Route Slovenia, (c) Helia


Vrhnika - Postojna, approx. 34 km

The Slovenian karst landscape is special, especially because of the rare limestone formations. After an incline of 200 m, you cycle over side streets and karst fields worth seeing. Visit the impressive Rakov Skocjan nature reserve (detour + 10km) with its natural caves and rock bridges before reaching the world-famous Postojna

Skocjan grotto

Skocjan Grotto, © Helia

Postojna - Stanjel, approx. 42 km

Postojna is home to a unique natural wonder, the second largest stalactite caves in the world! Make sure you plan enough time to visit this cave system, which is 24 kilometers long. You should also make a sightseeing stop at Predjama Castle (+6 km) - a knight's castle built into the rock. The best place to taste the region's best wines is in the evening with your host at the farm.

a great experience during the bike tour - a visit to Postojna Caves

The huge karst stone caves of Postojna, © Helia

Stanjel - Lipica - Divaca, approx. 48 km

Today's bike tour takes you up (approx. 600m) to a karst plateau through sleepy villages and along inviting vineyards to Lipica. It is home to the world-famous white Lipizzaner horses, whose stud farm you can visit.

Bike tour to Slovenia - the world-famous Lipizzaners owe their name to the village of Lipica

Lipizzaner horses in Lipica, © Helia

Divaca - Trieste - Muggia, about 38 km

After a short climb it really goes downhill! Enjoy the wonderful coastal panorama as you cycle towards the Adriatic up to the Italian border. The former K&K port city of Trieste is only a few kilometers away by bike and is worth a detour, be it for a walk in the harbor or a cappuccino in a piazza. Today you will spend the night in Muggia, Italy, where you can also enjoy Italian cuisine.

Port of Trieste (c) Carinthia bike tours

Port of Trieste (c) Carinthia bike tours

Muggia - Piran, approx. 37 km

Today is a wonderful trip along the sea coast to Izola on the program. From there you follow the new 'Parenzana' cycle path, the former railway line from Trieste to Porec. You cycle to the glamorous seaside resort of Portoroz and then to your destination, the old Venetian port city of Piran.

The beautiful old town of Piran is the stage destination of the Emerald Cycle Route.

Piran old town (c) Austria cycling tours


Individual departure or extension in Piran.

Enjoy Slovenian seafood in a port restaurant in Piran.

Slovenian seafood c Oesterreich Radreisen


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