Slovenian Alps Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Where you choose the date and set the pace
Start / Finish in UK

Tour Information

Slovenia is a delightful country with a warm and friendly people, vast forests, dramatic caves and gorges, crystal clear mountain rivers and lakes together with historic castles and peaceful alpine villages.

After the Channel crossing from Folkestone and a relaxing ride across France and Belgium, you’ll spend the first night in Luxembourg.

Your four star hotel is located on the banks of a river in the centre of the historic town that is overlooked by the imposing medieval castle.

En route to Slovenia you will enjoy the hospitality of RideWithUs long standing partners biker-friendly hotels in both the Black Forest of Germany and the Austrian Tyrol.

In Slovenia your hotel at Lake Bohinj is situated in an idyllic location with views of the lake and the surrounding mountain peaks of the Julian Alps. During your stay you’ll might opt to visit the Vintgar Gorge which is one of the most popular natural features in Slovenia. The path through the gorge leads along the wooden bridges, galleries and rushing white-water river and ends with 26-metre waterfall.

While here you’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Postojna Caves. With some 13 miles of natural tunnels, narrow passages, spectacular galleries and stunning formations of stalactites and stalagmites it is considered as one of most unique natural wonders. However the most popular part of the whole visit appears to be a two mile journey on a mining train.

If you still happen to have some time to spare we recommend that you visit the nearby Predjama Castle which is about 700 year old and is dramatically perched on a 250 foot high cliff.

Another popular ride out follows the twisty roads through the Triglav National Park, including the famous Vrsic Mountain pass, via beautiful ski resorts of Bovec and Kranjska Gora.

For those with a more adventurous taste there is an opportunity not to be missed – a lunch at one of the local taverns with an extensive range of local delicacies and the on-hand assistance of the local proprietors to guide you through the extensive menu.

From Slovenia your journey continues to the Italian Dolomites where you stay for one night in a four star biker-friendly hotel. You’ll arrive here via the enjoyable switchbacks of the Mauria Pass and at the picturesque alpine lake of Misurina where we usually stop for lunch on our RideWithUs guided tours.

Leaving the magnificent Dolomites behind you’ll arrive to your next destination where you stay in another comfortable family run hotel situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The popular ski resort of Zernez is your home for the next two nights. Here a day off can be used to take a ride around some local mountain passes that include Stelvio, Umbrail and Ofen. As a bonus on the way to your next overnight stop you’ll also have a chance to ride the fantastic Fluela pass.

Finally, to bring this great tour to its conclusion you transit via the Black Forest, one of the most attractive biking destinations in Europe, cross yet another border, ride some great roads through rural France and arrive back to the UK.

Tour Itinerary

Day Event Approx Daily Mileage
Day 1

Departure from Folkestone.
Combination of motorway and non-motorway roads to Champagne region of France.

Day 2

09.00am start towards Black Forest region of Germany.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

Day 3

09.00am start towards Tirol region of Austria.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

Day 4

09.00am start towards Bohinj – Slovenia
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads non motorway roads.

Day 5

Free day in Bohinj.
Optional excursions to Lake Bled.

Day 6

Free day in Bohinj.
Optional ride to Triglav National Park.

Day 7

Free day in Bohinj.
Optional ride to Postojna Caves.

Day 8

09.00am start towards Sud Tirol region of Italy.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.
Dolomites to be enjoyed on route.

Day 9

09.00am start towards Zernez, Switzerland.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads – Stelvio pass weather permitting.

Day 10

09.00am start towards Black Forest, Germany.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

Day 11

09.00am start towards Champagne region of France
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

Day 12

09.00am start towards Calais
17.00 crossing to Folkestone



  • Depart and return when it suits you

Tour Hightlights

  • 3*** and 4**** hotels with leisure facilities
  • Medieval castle in Luxembourg
  • Lake Bled
  • Lake Bohinj
  • Vrsic mountain pass
  • Vintgar gorge
  • Predjama castle
  • Postojina caves
  • Triglav National Park
  • Italian Dolomites
  • Black Forest
  • Champagne Region of France

Tour Pricing

  • Rider and pillion £1195 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £1295 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1495

Price Includes

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • 11 nights b&b accommodation

  • 11 evening meals

  • Route pack for each day

Price Excludes

  • Hotel parking

  • Petrol

  • Toll charges (vignette)

  • Admission charges

  • Meals other than those specified

Pre-Trip Checklist

  • Make sure the tyres on your bike are going to last the duration of a trip.
  • Make sure that the bike is serviced for the duration of a trip.
  • Puncture repair kit recommended.
  • A good bike chain is also highly recommended.
  • Chain lubricant.
  • Spare bike keys.
  • Spare battery for the alarm fob (if you have an alarm).
  • Spare bulbs (in some countries required by law).
  • Spare fuses (in some countries required by law).
  • Spare spark plugs (in some countries required by law).
  • Some tools.
  • Some extra bike security device (padlock and chain, disc lock).
  • Torch.
  • Valid passport.
  • Valid riding licence.
  • European breakdown cover recommended.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Green card for European travel.
  • Check if your bike insurance covers (Green Card) all the countries will be passing through (e.g. Eastern Europe).
  • Copy of bike insurance policy.
  • Registration document.
  • E111 obtained from the Post Office (this guarantees you equivalent NHS treatment in EC countries only).
  • High viz vest/jacket.
  • Breathalizer.
  • Waterproofs.
  • Spare set of gloves.
  • Enough clothes to last you for a trip.
  • Some swimming gear.
  • Some casual clothes.
  • Some local currency.
  • A major credit card recommended.
  • Mini first aid kit (in some countries required by law).
  • Some basic pain killers and prescription drugs.
  • Note with your driving licence of any allergies in Latin.
  • Pack everything into plastic bags before putting it into the panniers.

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