Trans Slovenia 01 (TS1) is a program that connects three countries: Slovenia, Italy, and Austria. In just seven days, it offers almost everything—from snow, to wine, to the sea. The trail starts with winding ascents to the Julian Alps in Kranjska Gora, across the Vršič pass and a descent along the emerald wild Soča River (passing Bovec, Kobarid and Tolmin). Along the way, we uncover the memories of the First World War, stop at the wine cellars in Brda and Collio, enjoy moments of extraordinary culinary delights, and discover the Karst region and its underground caves and intriguing Lipizzan horses. The tour ends with a dip in the warm Adriatic Sea while enjoying relaxing Mediterranean evenings.
Slovenia, for many riders, is still a relatively unknown land. but that will soon change. With stunning and varied landscapes between the striking Julian Alps, the romantic Soča valley, the lovely Brda wine region, the unique karst area and the sunny Adriatic coast, everything is connected here with many old military roads and routes from the First World War, and magical trails.
Trans-Slovenia is a new and exclusive TransAlp Tour for mountain bikers in five to seven stages, with many variations to suit all tastes: on gravel or trail, from easy to difficult, with an orientation tour for a high-enjoyment factor, and a perfect combination of adventure, hospitality, and fun.
By Uli Stanciu, pioneer of Bike magazine, Trans Alps tourism, BIKE Festivals Riva del Garda and Willingen and owner of www.bike-gps.com