Ljublijana to Salzburg Cycle Picture 1
Ljublijana to Salzburg Cycle Picture 1

Next departure:  Please Call for Details

Best Time of Year: April - September

Max alt:  2504m

Dist:  520km

Min age:  18

Duration:  5

HochAlpenStrasse Cycle Challenge Slovenia Austria

Bike Adventure

Lakes, pretty, historic towns and cities, the romance of the crossroads of central Europe at the historic frontier between east and west, this is a ride steeped in natural majesty and fascinating history at every turn. The mountains start in Slovenia, and continue right through into Austria - culminating with the towering Grossglockner. Our ride has once last surprise then, as we swoop down into Bavaria and ride beneath the infamous Eagle's nest, before we ride the last few kilometres into Salzburg.

Hi ho, hi ho, its off to the mountains we go! This is a sublime ride through the incredible Julian Alps of Slovenia followed by the Hohe Tauern range and the amazing High Alpine Road across Austria's most famous mountain pass. But this ride also takes in the pretty and unique capital of Slovenia, as well as Lake Bled and its fairytale castle and then the adventure villages of Bovec and Kranjska Gora, before crossing into the Hohe Tauern mountains and up to Heiligenblut - before crossing the mighty Grossglockener and then screaming down for a brief visit into Bavaria and to our end at Salzburg. This is a perfect slice of some lesser visited mountains of Europe, and a peak into a wonderful set and secret landscapes. Don't be fooled, whilst this isn't the French Alps, the Pyrenees or the Dolomites, these mountains pack a punch - especially the little known Vrsic Pass and the Wurzen Pass into Austria. Make sure you get some hill training in!



Day 1 : - Arrive from London into Ljublijana - transfer to hotel

Day 2 : - Cycle to Bovec - 170km*

Day 3 : - Cycle to Winklern - 170km*

Day 4 : - Cycle over Grossglockner to Salzburg - 170km*

Day 5 : - Return Flight to UK


Route Map



Equipment Required

Kit lists specific to your trip dates and location will be issued upon enquiry...below is our guide advice to give an idea of what you should bring on a multi--day ride in Europe

Bike Items
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike (with puncture resistant tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
2 X Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf, Inner Tubes*, Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Day Bag for support vehicle, Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Bike Lights (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Saddle Bag (recommended - can be used to carry asterisk* items)
Puncture Repair Kit*, Spare parts for your bike (specialist parts and spokes), Pump (suitable for your valve type)

Helmet (compulsory)
Personal Medikit  Suncream, Plasters, Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant


Warm Clothing Medium Weight Softshell, Long sleeve Jersey / insulating layer Lightweight Gloves.

Cycle  Clothing
Padded Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts, or Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (wicking type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes or sturdy traners suitable), 

Spare Shoes/Sandals for after ride

Casual Evening Wear - tracksuits, jeans, T shirts, fleece ...

Waterproof Clothing
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in

Travel Documents, EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) Credit Cards, Cash, Local Currency, Mobile Phone, chargers, EU plug adaptor, Sunglasses
Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Travel insurance (not included), Passport

Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip. It is advisable to check that your travel insurance covers the value of any expensive items of kit that you chose to bring along with you. 

A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure


Notes on Cycling Events

This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss! Please note that for overseas point to point cycling challenges we can transport soft cases for bike transport - but not hard cases, due to space limitations on board our support vehicles. On all our cycling events, please pack sensibly and bring a reasonably sized soft holdall type bag. To participate in an overseas Adventure Cafe challenge - you must carry Travel Insurance (to be for the activity you are participating in, and to include repatriation to the UK). Please also note that you should have a good level of cycling experience and be competent to handle your bike. We ride on roads shared with other vehicles - and you need to be able to deal with this safely.


Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event

To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events



Guide price

£Price on application



This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information

Event Location

Ljublijana to Salzburg Cycle Picture 2
Ljublijana to Salzburg Cycle Picture 2

Ljublijana to Salzburg Cycle Picture 3
Ljublijana to Salzburg Cycle Picture 3