Mountain Bike

Ride with us

As members of the Mountain Bike Holidays Association, which has been the leading European provider of quality standards for equipment and services in the field of mountain biking since 1996, we at the Hotel and Glamping Ribno Bled have become experts for your cycling holiday. We have been confirmed with the Classic category by “Mountain Bike Holidays”. We earned 4 bikes from the Slovenian association Outdoor Slovenia.

What do we offer for a perfect cycling holiday?

Our competencies

If you want to experience Slovenia on your bike, then staying at Hotel and Glamping Ribno near Bled is the right choice. This bike-friendly hotel lives and breathes cycling and you and your bike will be in good hands. The owner of the hotel is a cycling enthusiast himself and this is reflected in the cycling-related services offered by the hotel and the wide range of expertly guided bike tours we offer around the variety of scenic bike trails in the region.

You will be taken care of by three qualified bike guides with expert knowledge who will be able to give you all the advice you need.

Matija, the owner of the hotel, a local and a keen cyclist knows all the hidden gems worth visiting in the local area. He likes to have a chat with guests, listens to their needs and provides helpful advice. But most of all, he loves cycling and enjoys joining his guests on a bike ride.

Have you ever experienced being guided by a professional cyclist? Tadej Valjavec was among the top 10 at the Tour the France as well as the Giro d’Italia before he moved into a career in tourism. His speciality now is guiding cycling tours and he will be happy to share with you his expert knowledge about just anything related to cycling. He says: “Sports and cycling above all are my way of life. My motto is U2’s ‘One Love, One Life’.”

Would you be interested in a culinary experience besides pedalling? Aleš, who is our head chef, has been committed to cycling for a long time and he spends every spare moment on his bike. It is a perfect combination – being a food connoisseur and a cyclist, he is the person to get advice from on what and how much to eat or what wine to choose with your food. Besides guiding a bike tour, he will make sure to provide you with genuine local specialities to satisfy your gourmand taste buds.

Region

Bled and its vicinity is one of the most beautiful Alpine resorts which is famous for its balmy, healing climate, thermal lake water, and unique natural setting. The sun, fresh air, peaceful environment and breathtakingly beautiful mountains mirrored in the lake make visitors feel at ease with themselves and the surroundings. This mild and health-inducing sub-alpine climate ensures ideal conditions for either a relaxing or an activity-packed holiday at any time of the year. Because Bled is protected from cold northerly winds by the Julian Alps and Karavanke mountain range, its bathing season is long compared to other Alpine resorts and there is no fog in the tourist season.

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Stunning scenery and varied terrain allow excellent conditions for all types of cycling almost all year round.

The remarkable natural sights include Lake Bled with its island, the Vintgar gorge, the Pokljuka gorge, the cave under Babji zob, the Iglica waterfall, and one of the oldest national parks in Europe – Triglav National Park.

However, if you prefer to experience culture and history, you can take a ride around the lake on a horse-drawn open carriage called ‘fijaker’, take a boat ride to see the charming church on the island, or explore the castle, which is perched on a cliff high above the lake.

There are so many places worth visiting. And many are accessible by bike 😊.

Bike themes

Tour & Trail /

The area provides unlimited biking pleasure on the most beautiful MTB tours. Our qualified guides will advise you on cycling techniques and show you the hidden corners of the region, the best trails and spectacular downhills. Each ride will guarantee an unforgettable experience.

Easy & Family

This option is suitable for beginners and leisure bikers who like to combine their love of cycling with the love of good food and stunning panoramic views. On themed trips, you will explore picturesque scenery and taste local Slovene cuisine. Children’s bikes and e-bikes are available for hire. A family ride around Lake Bled is an easy trail but an amazing adventure.

Cycling tours

From Ribno Alpine Resort, go through the village of Ribno and turn left at the school onto the macadam road that leads to the village of Selo. There, you will descend a little, and then you will be surprised by a short but steep climb to Mlinsko polje, where you will have a wonderful view of the cliffs of Straža and Babji zob, which protrudes from Jelovica. Through the village of Mlino you descend to the lake, where you turn right. The short stretch to Bled is on a regional road, so be careful of motor vehicles. When you pass the Toplice Hotel, turn left onto the promenade. Keep to the upper road, where traffic is allowed for bicycles. The road around the lake is shared by cyclists and pedestrians, so ride carefully and slowly. Once round the lake, cross the road at the crossroads at the ‘Pristava’ below us on our right and turn down between the houses. At the road below, turn right and descend to the end of the hill. Turn left and at the top of the slope turn right onto the macadam road which leads along the Sava Bohinjka first to one bridge, then to another bridge, and from there left uphill back to the Ribno Resort.

A trip is suitable for getting to know Bled, the lake, and the surrounding area. Also suitable for families.

A beautiful panoramic trip that takes you along quiet paths and roads past some of the local sights of Bled and Gorje. From the start of the trip, we are struck by the magnificent scenery of the Julian Mountains with Triglav on one side and the Karavanke Mountains on the other. From hill Hom, where the Church of St Catherine is located you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Gorenjska region. The next jewel we are stringing on the necklace of our trip is the beautiful Vintgar Gorge. Just as we are inspired by the crystal-clear Radovna River, we relax on the panoramic Beekeeping Trail. For a short break, we can visit the small church Poglej, which was inhabited in prehistoric times. Then we cycle along the lake Bled, where we turn towards the village of Ribno at the Mlino and cycle back to the Ribno Resort.

The sightseeing makes the trip an inspiring tour suitable for the average cyclist.

A trip that promises manyimpressions and experiences. On the tour, you will visit the northern slopes of Jelovica, which is one of the largest uninhabited areas in Gorenjska, but is nevertheless densely interspersed with forest roads and trails and therefore very suitable for touring cycling. From the Ribno Resort, the trail descends to the green Sava River, from where y a beautiful ascent awaits you all the way to the hunting lodge on Talež. Here you can relax, refresh yourself and enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding area. An attractive descentto the trailhead follows.

Na razgibanem izletu boste nagrajeni s čudovitim razgledom in odkritjem bolj skritih kotičkov podobe raja – Bleda. Tudi noge, pljuča in srce bodo prišli na svoj račun in pokazali, kaj zmorejo.
Naša pot nas vodi ob blejskem jezeru do Zake in nato po stari poti proti Bohinjski Beli. Da so že davno tega domačini uporabljali to pot, nam govori znamenje pred začetkom strmejšega dela vzpona. V Bohinjsko Belo se pripeljemo po kolovozu, vzporedno z železniško progo Bled – Bohinjska Bistrica na naši levi strani. Ko pridemo do podvoza, zavijemo levo pod njim in že smo v vasi. Čaka nas dolg spust po ozki vaški cesti do središča vasi in mimo vaškega napajalnika za živino naravnost dol do mostu preko Save Bohinjke. Začne se slabe tri kilometre dolg vzpon na Kupljenik, kjer dosežemo najvišjo točko našega izleta. S Kupljenika se spustimo po starem kolovozu do selskega mostu, ga prečkamo in nadaljujemo do ribenskega mostu. Od tam sledi na začetku malo strmejši, nato pa zložen vzpon skozi vas Ribno, od koder imamo do našega izhodišča le še lučaj.

This tour is intended for the best prepared and most experienced touring cyclists. The trail surrounds Bled on the most attractive touring cycling routes. You can try out all the elements of this sport: endurance, sense of orientation, and adventure planning. The route through the beautiful forests of Jelovica and Pokljuka, past viewpoints with stunning panoramas and unique landscapes leaves no one indifferent.

It is also an interesting tour for mountain e-bike riders.

From Kropa, we descend through the village of Brezovica, past Spodnja and Zgornja Lipnica, where you turn left at the crossroads and start climbing along the macadam road to the hut on the Zgoška ravan plateau. The climb is more than 8 km long. In the hut, you can have a rest and taste local and homemade dishes. Then we continue downhill to the turn-off for Talež, which is on the left-hand side, and after a good kilometer of driving along a forest road, we reach a hunters' cottage. Here you can also enjoy a typical Gorenjska dish before continuing on your way. Talež offers one of the most beautiful views of the Karavanke Mountains, the Julian Mountains, and Lake Bled and its surroundings. We can return to the hostel along the same route or take the adrenaline rush down into the valley and climb back up the macadam road to Talež, then return to Kropa along the more preserved road past Lipnica and Kamna Gorica. The route is demanding, so physical condition is recommended.
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The Classic category provides you with the following services with qualified guides: