Ptuj, Slovenia, along the Drava River. Photo via Flickr:korom
Lake Bled in Slovenia, which may not be on this itinerary but a good example of Slovenia's beauty. Photo via Flickr:snoboard1010

Street in Maribor, Slovenia. Photo via Flickr:Dennis Jarvis

Slovenia - Bike & Relax

Austria, Hungary, Slovenia Bike Tours

A biker’s paradise in three countries

Slovenia certainly knows how to charm visitors with its originality and beauty. Biking AND relaxing go hand in hand with this tour. Bike Slovenia's beautiful country side during the day, and enjoy the thermal spa resorts at night! While biking you will also take some unforgettable side trips to Austria and Hungary. This bike tour will be an experience you can never forget!

Slovenia is the meeting point of the Mediterranean, Pannonian and Dinaric worlds. It offers extremely diverse scenery due to the variety of landscapes and the distances can be managed by bike. The tour leads you along the endless corn and sunflower fields. You will find quaint and charming little villages and you will be amazed by their wonderful, yet simple ways of life. Excellent wines and culinary highlights will further enhance this experience.

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Tour Dates

2016 Dates
Arrivals every Saturday from March 5 to October 29, 2016
Season 1: May 28 to July 8
Season 2: March 5 to May 27 + July 9 to October 29

2017 Dates
Arrivals every Saturday from March 4 to October 21, 2017
Season 1: June 3 to July 7
Season 2: March 4 to June 2 + July 8 to October 21

Where You’ll Stay

2016: Option A: 2 nights in the 4 star Therme Radenci, 2 nights in the 4 star Therme Moravske Toplice, and 2 nights in the 4 star Therme Ptuj.
Option B: 2 nights in the 4 star Therme Radenci, 2 nights in the 4 star Therme Moravske Toplice, and 2 nights in Therme Ptuj in comfortable and modern apartments.

2017: 4 nights in 4 star Thermal Spa hotels in Radenci and Moravske Toplice, 2 nights in 3 star hotel Lipa (Thermal Spa Levanda)

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 6 nights
  • 6 x breakfast buffets
  • Luggage transportation
  • Detailed route descriptions (one packet per room)
  • Entrance fees to Thermal Spas: Ptuj, Radenci, and Terme 3000
  • Free WLAN in all hotels
  • 24-speed hybrid bicycle with pannier and handlebar bag

What’s Not Included

  • Individual arrival to Ptuj (pick-up is available by request)
  • Lunches and dinners (dinners can be included for a supplement)
  • Transfer from Moravske Toplice back to airport (available by request)
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance

Extra Stay

Stay an extra night in Ptuj before the tour, or Moravske Toplice after the tour!

TypeSelf Guided
Length7 days
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Skill Level

Easy to Moderate self-guided bike tour. Some of the cycling is flat while other parts can be hilly. You bike all on quiet field paths and country roads with very little traffic. Of course you may expect more traffic while entering the bigger towns.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Slovenia - Bike & Relax Map

2016 Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Ptuj
Day 2: Ptuj - Maribor/Haloze - Ptuj,  30 to 38 mi. (49 to 60 km)
Day 3: Ptuj - Radenci, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 4: Radenci - Bad Radkersburg - Radenci, 26 mi. (42 km)
Day 5: Radenci - Moravske Toplice, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 6: Roundtrip to Hungary, 33 mi. (53 km)
Day 7: Departure from Moravske Toplice

*All distances in this bicycle tour in Hungary, Slovenia and Austria are approximate

Day 1: Arrival in Ptuj
Welcome to the oldest town of Slovenia. Take a stroll through this lovely city or just enjoy the rest of the day at the Ptuj Thermal Spa.

Day 2: Ptuj - Maribor - Ptuj, 30 to 38 mi. (49 to 60 km)
Today you cycle Slovenia through the Pohorje region. The green specialty of Slovenia's mountain world greets you with its remarkable lakes and extensive grassy plains and slopes. End the day in Maribor, a university town, and also the second largest city in Slovenia. Be sure to walk through the proud center of town, or make a visit to the 12th century cathedral.

Day 3: Ptuj - Radenci, 31 mi. (50 km)
Bike along the edge of the Pannonian Plain. The green landscape of the wheat fields and vineyards along the Mura River will make it feel like paradise. In Radenci you may enjoy the Radenci Health Resort where mineral water was discovered in 1833.

Day 4: Radenci - Bad Radkersburg - Radenci, 26 mi. (42 km)
How about a short side trip to Austria? Cycling Slovenia along the Mura River you leave Radenci and bike through the Goricko nature reserve, visiting the interesting town of Bad Radkersburg in Austria and return to Radenci.

Day 5: Radenci - Moravske Toplice, 25 mi. (40 km)
You bike to the 'Granary' of Slovenia - the fertile region of Prekmurje. This region is also well known for it’s distinctive cuisine. Most popular is the pork, turnip and millet casserole called ‘bujta repa’ and a layered pastry called prekmurska gibanica. Moravske Toplice, one of the lushest and most modern Thermal Spas of Slovenia is today's destination.

Day 6: Roundtrip to Hungary, 33 mi. (53 km)
Today's visit to neighboring Hungary is an interesting and beautiful distraction. You can visit a pottery and acquire some souvenirs while admiring the art of pottery. Back in Slovenia you can relax at Lake Bukovnica.

Day 7: Departure from Moravske Toplice.
Individual departure or extended stay.

2017 Itinerary

Day 1: Radenci
Individual arrival to Radenci.

Day 2: Radenci – Bad Radkersburg – Radenci, approx. 26 miles (42 km)
What about a short side-trip to Austria? Along the River Mur you depart from Radenci and cycle through the Nature Reserve of Goricko, visit the interesting town of Bad Radkersburg (Austria) and return to Radenci.

Day 3: Radenci – Moravske Toplice, approx. 25 miles (40 km)
Cycle to the “Granary of Slovenia”, the fertile region of Prekmurje. Moravske Toplice. Today’s final destination is one of the most lush and modern Thermal Spas of Slovenia. 

Day 4: Roundtrip to Hungary, approx. 33 miles (53 km)
Today’s visit to neighbouring country Hungary is a fascinating and beautiful distraction. You can visit a pottery and acquire souvenirs while admiring the Art of Pottery. Back in Slovenia relax at the Bukovnica Lake.

Day 5: Moravske Toplice – Lendava, approx. 31 miles (50 km)
Today you cycle through stork landscapes and the Pannonian Bassin along the river Mur. You can visit the famous island of love. A few other highlights of this trip is the castle Beltinci with the bicycle museum as well as the really popular stork village called Velika Polana.

Day 6: Three country trip: Lendava – Croatia – Lendava, approx. 31 miles (50 km)
Today you cycle along the traces of the former oil springs to Croatia and back along the river Mur to Slovenia. You can visit the following sights: the first oil spring of the world in Peklenica, oldtimer museum in Selnica, dear labyrinth, the ferry and mill on the Mur river at Marof, the martins church at Muri and the open air museum and oil industry in Petišovci. A day of impressions and places of interest.

Day 7: Lendava
Individual departure or extend your stay in Lendava.

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