What’s Slove­nia like as a rid­ing des­ti­na­tion?

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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.

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