I want to share some of Europes best and safest cycling routes found here in Slovenia. I’ve bicycled approximately 7000km over the past 10 years living here in Slovenia. The climate crisis asks us, if we travel that we do it responsibly. Combing the train, bus and cycling can allow us to enjoy travel without destroying the planet in the process. I will be adding new routes all the time, so check back. RIDE ON, JEFF HERE
E-Bike tour Northeast Slovenia: Jezersko, Velenje, Ptuj, Gornja Radgona, Murska Sobota, Maribor & Celje
I’ve ridden to Jezersko many times. If you’re avoiding the crowds in July & August, this is a great escape for some great hiking and biking. I have some friends who live here. They gather wild herbs, grow mint and grow raspberries for making syrup and jams. I volunteered to help clean-up the raspberry rows. Doing this kind of work makes you realize how much work growing food is and how lucky we are There’s a super (somewhat new) pizza restaurant too.
The camping season in Slovenia is getting off to a slow start, so now is a good time to go, before the crowds. I’ve been going to NATURAVANTURA CAMPGROUND for 5 years. From Ljubljana it’s about 60 km bike ride, with a climb over the Kamnik Alps.
There’s maybe 5 restaurants around Skofja Loka, and I plan to eat a last supper at all of them. Earlier I explained to Natasa that I liked to go out to eat. She said she’s willing to go out once a month. That’s 12 times a year, there’s over 1,000 meals a year. I explained the main reason I wanted to go out was to just be together and talk. Not jump up and check the pasta or do the dishes, just hang out together. After explaining it to her 5 or 6 times, I gave up, she just didn’t get it. Now I can go out anytime I want and that’s what I plan to do.
I try to ride my bike weekly from Skofja Loka to Ljubljana (25km). On one journey home I notice some new Red Bike Signs that directed you to “Kranj.”. I wondered what route it took and why there was no signs to Skofja Loka?
I love Skofja Loka, but sometimes I get a case of small town fever. So I’ve been riding my bike weekly and sometimes twice weekly to Ljubljana, round trip about 52 km. The new spring leaves were on most of the trees, then it snowed 10 centimeters on April 27th. Well the heavy snow broke tree branches on nearly every tree I saw. Continue reading “LJUBLJANA & OTHER TALES”→
It’s so weird having so much free time, called retirement. I’m able to pick things that interest me, whether it’s visiting museums, biking, or proposing new ideas for active tourism here in Skofja Loka. When I was working, I was lucky to go to one movie during Film Festivals in Portland. Ljubljana had a documentary film festival, I picked 10 movies, 2 alternates to see, Natasa could only find 2 (different ones). Some things are frustrating. Continue reading “MISC. FUN STUFF IN SLOVENIA-PHOTOS: documentary film festival”→
It’s been winter and a little cabin fever is setting in. We had some great sunny but it was also very cold. I would rather ride my bike when it’s cold than when it’s raining.. There’s a walking tour called THE TRAIL OF REMEMBRANCE that encircles Ljubljana. It’s where the Italian fascist during World War II erected a barbed wire fence around the city. I contacted WATERMELON BIKE TOURS of Ljubljana to arrange a guided tour, that was a good decision.
After weeks of emailing back and forth he finally finds a day when he’s available. I text back “it’s -2”! He’s convinces me it will be OK, so I ride into Ljubljana to meet him. Continue reading “BIKING LJUBLJANA & BEING CRAFTY IN SKOFJA LOKA”→