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Anyone ridden to or in Slovenia , going to Europe at the end of July and hoping to make it that far, any advice on what way through the mountains , Iíve come through Switzerland and over stelvio on previous trips. Any must see tips would be appreciated
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Old 1st July 2019, 10:40 AM #2
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I passed through it quickly a few years ago, heading from Austria to Croatia, I found out after that I hadn't seen the best of it! Its supposed to be class once you get off the motorway. So no help at all I'm afraid!
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Visited Lake Bled, amazing place and plenty of class roads in the area, great biking runs and scenery, people are class too
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Re: Slovenia

We rode down from Italy into Slovenia last summer - here's a wee blog about that part of the trip...

https://hatchoseurotrip2018.blogspot...led-175km.html

Deffo head up the 902 to Mangart - we didn't because of the weather, but if the weather's decent, it's meant to be stunning.

The 206 through the Soca valley is a class bit of road - perfect surface and built by a rollercoaster designer! After Bovec, stop along the way to see the river run through the gorge beside the road...

Russian chapel is pretty cool, and the cobblestone hairpins are mad! Sounds lethal, but they are actually quite grippy!

Check out the Slap Peričnik waterfall just off the road between Kranjska Gora and Bled. Bit of a walk to see it - but worth every step!

This should help ye find some decent tarmac...

https://www.bestbikingroads.com/moto...op-10/slovenia
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did it years back, ferry from Ancona IT to Zadar HR and up the Croatian coast to Slovenia. Savage spot. Bled, Bohinj etc. loads of twisty mountain roads. Got lost a few times. Totally worth it
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Dammit! Now I'm properly annoyed I didn't look around! Like Croatia, the locals are fairly "scenic" alright..... I was offered a bike wash in a petrol station on the motorway and thought I was about to be in a movie......

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Go to Mangart, highest road in Slovenia at over 2000m, small toll but worth every cent, views up there are awesome
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We were there about 5 years ago, great roads, great scenery. Very cheap, stayed in Novo Mesto, nice town.
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We were there about 5 years ago - great pussie.
Wheres the pics?
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Sorry, just spotted that serious typo there, should have read scenery
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Once again the predictive text is killing me s,cenery
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Ah yes Slovenia! Been there a number of times mostly from Austria through the amusingly named Karawank Tunnel. High mountain roads to the west are where to aim for, you will need a vignette also.
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Wheres the pics?
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Re: Slovenia

I'm from there, and I really miss the roads )
I'll just lay out a few of the most popular roads and destinations since I don't know which part you plan to visit, and if you need anything more specific just send me a PM :)

Vrsic pass
Road to Mangart
Bled
Bohinj
Bovec
Road from Tolmin through Idrija to Logatec then towards the sea side via Postojna to Koper
Road from Novo Mesto to Dvor
Road from Ljubljana via Rakitna to Cerknica
Pretty much the entire Soca valley

I could go on and on, but even if you do just those routes you will see allot and have fun :)
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