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?
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.
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.
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 can be achieved by bike 😊.
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.
The Classic category provides you with the following services with qualified guides: