My good friend David (aka Chops) visited for 3 weeks from America. We rented a car, loaded up the bikes and explored the hidden Gems of Slovenia, while visiting friends.
We started in Tolmin and stayed at Camp Vili, Little did I know this would turn into the Ping Pong Tour Championship of Slovenia.
I was bike touring around Slovenia, with Stanley from France, a few years ago. We stumbled into Kamniks Festival-KamFest. They filled the old town with high quality crafts, chopper bicycle show, food, music and “FREE BEER” from Mali Grad Brewery. I biked back last week, to re-live this great event.
THE RAISED & SEPARATED BIKE PATH MAKE PARTS A SAFE-ENJOYABLE RIDE.
Numerous people have told me about the Parenzana trail from Trieste Italy through Slovenia to Porec Croatia, on the beach. It’s a old railroad right of way, so I thought how hard can it be?
ONCE ON THE TRAIL IN ITALY, IT CAN BE QUITE NICE.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BIKE & CAMPOUT IS HERE.
Someone told me about the FLOATING CASTLE FESTIVAL when I was at the Kranj Fest last week. I was on the fence about going, but on Friday I packed up and took the bus to Sneznik Castle. Camping for only 5 euro + 20 euro for a 2 day all events pass. It’s a weekend of music, puppet shows, comedy juggling, and yep Slovenian Crafted beer. Watch out Portland & Oregon, we’re taking over.
I’ve been settling in my new apartment in Ljubljana (Slovenia). All the paintings are hung, got health insurance, extended my stay so I celebrated by jumping on the train with my bike.
ARLENE AND KIETH
KIETH WAS ONE OF MY FIRST EMPLOYEES OVER 30 YEARS AGO!
The advice from cyclist was to skip riding through Los Angeles, (Hell-A). Then one bike shop owner said riding along Venice Beach was super cool. It was a tough choice, but the train won. I was told the train went along parts of the coast that had no roads. The train reminded me of the train from Barcelona to Colera, right along the beach, good choice.