Mysterious Three Caves
Bike the route of the magnificent Green Karst and enrich your days with the healthy mediteranean breeze.
Discover the biggest chamber in the world in The Giant Cave, get stunned by UNESCO Škocjan caves and hear the stories from the mysterious Predjama castle of Postojna cave.
Chat with locals and treat yourself to famous karst prosciutto and wine from the local wine cellars.
DURATION: 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
TOUR TYPE: GUIDED
DISTANCE: 220 KM
LOCATION: ITALY, SLOVENIA
START: Trieste, Italy END: Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATES: from MAY to OCTOBER
GROUP SIZE: 4-12 people
PRICE: from 1599 EUR
TOUR PACKAGE (INCLUDED IN TRIP PRICE)
TOUR GUIDES: 2 experienced local trip guides (1 for small groups up to 6 people) who will lead and support you during your trip
ACCOMMODATION: 5 nights in Boutique hotels, Villas or Private accommodation
FOOD: 5 x Breakfast, 5 x Lunch, 5 x Dinner
+ Snacks every day during biking
+ 1 x Food and wine tasting in local wine cellar
BIKE: Top Quality Touring bike
BIKE ACCESSORIES: Helmet, Water Bottle, Bike computer, Side Pannier
BAGGAGE TRANSFER: Every day between stages
ENTRANCE FEES: All 3 caves (Grotta Gigante, Skocjan Caves, Postojna Cave), Lipica Stud Farm, Predjama Castle
TOUR EXTRAS (NOT INCLUDED IN TRIP PRICE)
AIRPORT TRANSFER: Pick up and drop off available upon request (Venice, Trieste, Ljubljana, Pula)
E-BIKE: New E-bikes available for only 30 EUR/day
SINGLE OCCUPANCY: suppl. of cca. 40 EUR / night
ADDITIONAL LODGING: night before/after the trip
TOUR DAY BY DAY
Day 1 – The great chamber of cave secrets!
Start your tour with some great italian coffee on the main square of historical Trieste. Take the mediteranean road past the remains of a roman theatre and marvelous Miramare Castle which rises just up from the sea reefs. Amaze yourself with cycling through the tunnels of the former railway to the hills, embraced by panoramic views of the sea on the one handside and mountains to the other. Enrich yourself with stories from the Austro-Hungarian and Napoleon eras and finally get to the majestic beauty of the Grotta Gigante, inscribed in The Guiness World of Records as one with the biggest underground chamber in the world.
Day 2 – Real treatment!
Cycle through the picturesque small villages like Dutovlje, Štanjel and Štorje, and stop at the butique wine cellars for the unique experience! Listen to the local people's old stories from their vineyards and share a glass of an exquisite slovenian wine with them. And before treating yourself with the slovenian finest poetry, treat your taste buds with some homemade bread, local prosciutto and other mediteranean flavours.
Day 3 - The Slovenian pride!
Take a walk through the history of Slovenian pride, dating back to 1580 and meet the cradle of Lipizzaners, the glorious and elegant white horses. Indulge in stories of Slovenian soldiers of the First World War in the defence tower encompassing the quarters of the Millitary Museum. And at the end of the day, get completely stunned by the inspiring Škocjan caves, Slovenian and UNESCO world heritage.
Day 4 – The biggest cave castle in the world
Put your fitness to the test and enjoy the landscape changing fast. From the sea to the hills and down to the lowlands. On the way, get amused by anecdotes of the »karst windy friend« called burja that overturns even trucks. Explore the biggest cave castle in the world, built up in the stone walls at the entrance of the Postojna cave. Take the train for the unforgettable journey to the branching undergrounds full of legends
Day 5 – The Green Capital of Europe, Ljubljana
Pass through the green boulevard of Napoleon to find treasures of Ljubljana, the old Roman Emona. Travel 5200 years to the past and learn how the pile dwellers once built their houses in the Ljubljana Marsh lands. Enriched with precious experience, park your bike in the charming streets of the green capital and enjoy the famous architecture and its lively surroundings!
Day 6 – Wave a Dragon Goodbye
Before we say the last goodbye, let's take a short morning hike up to the Ljubljana Castle to take the panoramic group photo and meet the legendary dragons. Enjoy the last cup at the Castle Coffee House on the top of the green capital and wave a dragon goodbye.