What’s Slovenia like as a riding destination?
Answered by Tony Hoare, MCN Consumer Editor I got lucky this summer when I found myself in the capital, Ljubljana, and was invited to spend a day out riding with a group of locals – which shows the sort of friendly country it is. After a short motorway haul, we tackled a country run to the shimmering Lake Bled, a must- see destination for a coffee stop, before tackling the tricky Vrsic Pass across the Julian Alps. Many of the corners on this Russian-built road are still cobbled and it has a genuinely unique feel as you make your way across to the resort town of Bovec. From here, there’s one of the most unforgettable roads I’ve ever experienced. It only leads up Mangart mountain and back again, but it has enough corners to send you dizzy as you climb up into the clouds and gawp at the views. Near the top a small road leads off to Mangart mountain hut, which serves a mean Slovenian soup to sustain you for the ride back down. Bike hire is available from the capital via www.adriaticmototours.com.