Ljubljana is among the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. The city centre is closed to motor vehicles and inhabitants and visitors can enjoy many areas that are reserved for pedestrians and cyclists. The area closed to traffic covers 12 hectares and is the largest car-free zone in the European Union.

The city is best experienced by cyclists taking themed cycling paths, identified by easily noticeable blue markings. Check out some of the many cycling routes Ljubljana has to offer.

Visitors can take a tour of the city centre aboard the Urban electric tourist train, have a free ride with the electric Kavalir vehicle or take a (self)guided cycling tour. Ljubljana is the cyclists’ idea of a city. Cycling as a mode of transport is increasingly popular and the city is constantly expanding its network of cycling paths as part of its efforts for sustainable development.

Bicikelj, the city's bike sharing system, provides bikes for hire from self-service terminals located across the wider Ljubljana city centre. And it’s practically free. The Ljubljana Bike project provides easy and affordable bike rental from the Slovenian Tourist Information Centre.

Ljubljana Tourism also offers several guided cycling city tours, such as Exploring Ljubljana by BicycleA Bicycle Tour through Plečnik’s Ljubljana and the Moustache Tour, a unique insight into the city's cultural heritage.

Kočevsko

Kočevsko is known as the Secret Forest of Slovenia since over 90% of the landscape is covered in forests, where visitors can experience primal contact with nature and embark on unforgettable, active, and healthy hiking or cycling explorations. Kočevsko is known as the cradle of responsible forest management, and six valuable primeval forests remain hidden in the deepest corners of our forests. The largest of them is the Primeval Forest Krokar, which was inscribed on the UNESCO list of natural heritage in 2017. Primeval forests reflect exceptional biodiversity and are special precisely because in these areas there is no human interference and they can only be admired from afar or the paths along their periphery. Forests of Kočevsko offer a home to many animals – Kočevsko is one of the few areas in the world where all three large carnivores can still be found in nature - the brown bear, the Eurasian lynx, and the gray wolf. Visitors can learn more about these mysterious inhabitants on our many guided wildlife watching and tracking experiences. In addition to its exceptional idyllic nature, Kočevsko also boasts a rich cultural history.

Here you can unplug, forget about the stressful every day and truly reconnect with yourself.

Bela krajina

Bela krajina, one of Slovenia's most culturally distinctive regions, is located in the far South-East of Slovenia. The name of the region translates to White Carniola and refers to the white linen of the local folk costumes, and white birch trees typical of the landscape. Bela krajina is one of our favourite places in Slovenia, a hidden gem, perfect for a relaxing getaway. Its unique Karstic landscape with rolling hills and emerald green rivers is teeming with life, offering unforgettable sights to nature explorers. If you are looking for a serene retreat in nature, book one of the modern and sustainably designed accommodations that offer an intimate vacation. Conquer the surrounding peaks on a mountain bike, set off in a raft, or go on a climbing adventure and discover the landscape along the Kolpa river.

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