Lessons from Holland

In the last week of April I visited the Netherlands with a group of tourists from Slovenia for a bike tour around Amsterdam. We rode bikes between Amsterdam, Leiden, Haarlem and Volendam, the part of the Netherlands we can really call Holland. It was a good opportunity to see how strangers react on Dutch cycling infrastructure. What… Continue reading Lessons from Holland

Festive 500: Slovenian holiday spirit seen from the bike

With the Festive 500 activity application Strava and clothing manufacturer Rapha challenge cyclists to ride 500 kilometers or more between Christmas Eve and New Year. With our, so far, snow free winter it was a good chance to join the challenge and explore and show the Slovenian roads and roadside in wintertime. So here you… Continue reading Festive 500: Slovenian holiday spirit seen from the bike

The Sunny Side of Winter

My 10 favorite views from the bike of the last two weeks in which we saw a little bit of winter and a lot of spring From evening till morning Rest time is yours, From dusk till down Don't be afraid to work (school in Bevke) High on the hills near Ljubljana, curvy lines draw up… Continue reading The Sunny Side of Winter

Rolling between vineyards

It's Slovenia, but not really Slovenia. It's Italy, but not really Italy. Goriška Brda is a little bit of both. It's a 80 square kilometre Slovenian paradise which lies in Italy. Or to say it like Jure Boltar of bike tour company Terra Cycling explains: Slovenia has the shape of a chicken and Goriška Brda… Continue reading Rolling between vineyards

A Ride On The Wild Side

There still are places in Europe where the presence of us humans is almost non existent. Where you don't lock the doors against thieves but against wild animals. Places where nature is the boss. With 555 square kilometres and only 16.000 inhabitants the forest of Kocevje is such a place. It's huge, it's wild. If… Continue reading A Ride On The Wild Side

Views of Il Lombardia

The Tour of Lombardy aka Giro di Lombardia aka Il Lombardia aka Classica delle Foglie Morte is the last of the 5 monumental classic races in cycling held in October. This year on October 4. Although the route changes every year, the race always twists and turns around Lake Como. Here the land of Il Lombardia… Continue reading Views of Il Lombardia

Cycling out of Schengen

How small is Slovenia? Well, from capital Ljubljana you can ride your bike to each of its neighbouring countries in a day. Part 2: Croatia, 72 kilometres Check out the route here: https://www.strava.com/activities/388403226 The elevated landscape of the Bloke plateau and neighboring Lož Valley resemble a green sea where meadows and forested hills come in… Continue reading Cycling out of Schengen