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

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 waves. In the fields small settlements float like ships, their … Continue reading Cycling out of Schengen

Tuesday Touristique International, Crossing Borders

How small is Slovenia? Well, from capital Ljubljana you can ride your bike to each of its neighbouring countries in a day. Part one: Austria, 65 kilometres. https://www.strava.com/activities/382464239 River Kokra is 34 kilometres long and in summer the water is just a few feet deep, not even reaching the knees of the fly- fisherman who throws a line in the clear water. It’s not much … Continue reading Tuesday Touristique International, Crossing Borders

To Bled and back – Fueled by a cream cake

The small town of Bled is the flagship of Slovenian tourism. It’s famous for its lake with fairytale island, its medieval castle and its cream cake. Bled cream cakes are said to be the best there are. Bled’s history and legends date back hundreds of years, the cream cake’s history dates back only 60 years to the day when the former chef of hotel Park … Continue reading To Bled and back – Fueled by a cream cake