A Roman fort hidden behind the trees

Along one of those magnificent Slovenian roads for a bike ride stands an ancient Roman fort. It can easily be reached by bike, but not many of the cyclists who pass here stop. Not many even know of the existence of this piece of Slovenian heritage. Fort Lanišče had a long history but deserves a better future. Slovenian road 621 is a quiet road and a … Continue reading A Roman fort hidden behind the trees

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 go: 5 rides, 505 kilometres of Slovenian roads in 38 … Continue reading Festive 500: Slovenian holiday spirit seen from the bike

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 is its behind which is stuck in Italy. Anyway, Goriška … 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 you go and wander into the forest you might never … Continue reading A Ride On The Wild Side