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

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

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… Continue reading Tuesday Touristique International, Crossing Borders

In Black-and-White: Conclusions of the Amateur World Championships

From Thursday 28 to Sunday 31 August Ljubljana hosted the World Cycling Championships for amateurs. Some personal conclusions from the championships: Amateurs take their cycling much more serious than professionals. You are never too old to: - Ride the newest and most expensive bikes - Suffer - Fall - Fight - Win - Ride fast… Continue reading In Black-and-White: Conclusions of the Amateur World Championships

Men carried by toothpicks

There they are walking on the sidewalk of Slovenska Cesta in Ljubljana. Two men with legs so skinny that you wonder how they can carry grown men. But the legs of Kenyans Jacob Yator and Stephen Kipkoech Kibiwott are capable of carrying them at speeds some people have trouble reaching by bike. Yator and Kipkoech… Continue reading Men carried by toothpicks