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We offer All-Mountain and Downhill biking holidays in the Slovenian Alps. A great variety of riding from natural single track and bike park trails to world cup downhill tracks. We are located 15km from the Austrian border in a village called Luce - On the sunny side of the Alps!


Ski lift and vehicle uplifts.

Plush accommodation.

Renault Trafic minibuses with specially adapted trailer to transport bikes(damage free!)

Bike hire(downhill, enduro and road bikes available upon request).

Started by Jonathan Tubman originally from the UK, with over 15 years experience of downhill racing and cross country.

British Cycling level 2 qualified guides.  


Getting Here

Easyjet operate everyday between Stansted-Ljubljana(Slovenian Capital) 50 min transfer.

Wizzair fly every other day between Stansted-Ljubljana.

Ryanair fly:

London Stansted-Trieste(Italy) 2 hr transfer.

Birmingham-Trieste(Italy) 2 hr transfer.

Liverpool-Venice Trevsio(Italy) 3.5 hr transfer.

Leeds-Venice Treviso.

London Stansted-Salzburg(Austria) 3.5hr transfer.

Driving

A few guests have drove, we are not as far as you might think, just over the Austrian border. Motorway pretty much the whole way and no tolls except for in Austria. It takes about 13 hours from Calais without stops.

   

Biking season beginneth

The weekend before last saw the first round of the new SLO Enduro race series. It consists of the first 3 rounds just across the border in Italy and the last 3 here in Slovenia. Rachael Walker and Sam Sharpe from the Hope Race Team joined us from the UK for the season opener.

Sam and Rachael

The race took place just a few miles from Slovenia, in Trieste. There is a really good network of natural single track trails here, tucked away on the hills above the maritime city. The race had 5 timed stages and with the transition between stage, this made the total distance 30km. We turned up saturday to find the trails quite muddy, but still great fun to ride. Practice day was good, but pretty tiring for me as I had hardly been on the bike since end of last season.

Sunday brought race day and different conditions to the previous day, the sun appeared and the trails dried up nicely. It was mixed fortunes for all of us, Rachael who has trained hard coming into this season, was in first place after stage 1. But another competitor crashed in front of her on the second stage, causing her to crash and resulting in her tearing her rear brake hose. Left with only one brake she was forced to pull out. Sam was riding good all weekend and finished 45th. I snapped my chain on the first stage and had to run back to the van to get another, leaving me 5 minutes late for the second stage, not really sure how I did overall. I was put in other riders slots for the rest of the race and am pretty sure my result is a bit messed up, only my first stage time seems correct. My fault really, should have checked with the timing people as it all got a bit confusing.Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 12.15.24

So first enduro race under the belt and it was a really good experience. The Italian organisers did a great job and the race had a nice relaxed vibe. I certainly enjoyed this form of racing, and will do more of the Slovenian rounds if I can. But the best thing… I discovered more new trails that I never new existed for us to ride.

A few pictures

A few pictures

From a ride the other day. This trail is on the mountain of Raduhu 2062m, which lies next to our village. The route that we did has 1860m of vertical, which makes for a nice descent, which pretty much ends in our garden.Continue Reading

In search of new trails

In search of new trails

Well the summer season is pretty much coming to and end, we had our last guests a couple of weeks ago. Some have already been in contact to book next years holiday with us, we must be doing something right! Now we are getting ready for winter, but before the snow arrives we have beenContinue Reading

European Masters Championships Kranjska Gora

European Masters Championships Kranjska Gora

This past weekend the town of Kranjska Gora hosted the European MTB Masters Championships. Jed Whitfield and his wife Emma came over from the UK to stay with us for the race and to check out some of the other riding spots Slovenia has to offer. The race used one of the tracks from the bikeContinue Reading

Slovenia DH Cup Round 3

Slovenia DH Cup Round 3

Round 3 for the Slovenian Cup took us to Psunj in Croatia. This is an interesting track with a pedally start, taking you too some nice jumps, then into a fast wooded middle section, ending with some steep chutes with lots of rocks and roots, it was quite a challenge to make this track flow,Continue Reading

First Race Of The Season

First Race Of The Season

We just had Rob Jarman(Hope/Berghaus) and Rachael Walker(All Terrain Cycles) visit us for some early season training. During their stay they raced the first Slovenian national cup race(UCI C1) in Trbovlje. The track was great fun with a good mix of roots and rocks and some really fast sections. Rob had a great run toContinue Reading

New blog

New blog

We have added a blog section to our site, you will find news and general happenings here at rideslovenia and the Slovenian riding scene. Hope you enjoy….Continue Reading