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Albania – Europe’s last Bicycle Touring frontier

Albania is Europe's last bicycle touring frontier. Remote, unknown and visually stunning - During a seven day tour in early March we took an in depth look at the southern reaches from Lake Ohrid to Sarande, and here's what we found. Read More »

Slovenia – a bicycle travel guide (an update)

Slovenia - a bicycle travel guide; Coming in 2014; by Two Wheel Travel

When we decided to go to Slovenia to research and write a bike travel guide, we never knew how wonderful and challenging it would be. It's been almost eight weeks since we left for points south, and we miss it everyday. Currently holed up at Lake Ohrid, Macedonia, we thought an update was due. Read More »

The Soča – A bicycle journey to the Alps

We get wet…and you thought this was only about bicycles After a 2 hour splash down the icy cold Soča with Sara and the crew from Activni Planet rafting we are standing in the sun trying to warm our extremities and grinning ear to ear. Day One in the Soča Valley and we couldn’t be happier. Bright sunshine on our ... Read More »

Climbing Vrsic

Switchback 15 on Vrsisc Pass Slovenia; Bicycle touring; Two Wheel Travel

The tourist village of Kranjska Gora is a charming place to rest, alpine beauty in every direction. Triglav, the three-headed mountain, looking down at us from all angles, reminding us of exactly how small we really are. The following morning we begin our assault: Climbing Vršič, the highest paved mountain pass in Slovenia, on our loaded touring bikes. Read More »

Crossing Pohorje

Looking for adventure? Come with us - Crossing Pohorje with loaded touring bikes from Maribor to the Savinjska Alps across the Pohorje Tranzversal trail and through the gravel roads of Koroška. Read More »

Gravel road bicycle touring: Slovenia

Slovenia: a gravel road paradise On our first visit through Slovenia we knew nothing of gravel road bicycle touring and barely left the main roads at all. Our trip took us, like most people who come here, from Maribor to Ceilje to Ljubljana to Postonje and then south to Croatia. 5 days and out. Barely enough time to notice what ... Read More »

Bicycle Travel Slovenia: A road to Jeruzalem

Bicycle touring Slovenia, Jeruzalem, vineyards, wine country

About 60km downstream on the Drava River from Maribor, past the ancient Roman village of Ptuj and the border town of Ormoz, sits Jeruzalem. As legend has it, this small circular cluster of incredibly steep ridges, known for growing some of the finest wine in Slovenia, was settled by Crusaders returning to Europe from the Holy Lands, thus the name. ... Read More »

Bicycle Touring Inspiration: the Drau Cycle Path /Drava River Trail

Distance: 366km from Toblach ITA to Maribor SLO(It is possible to extend another 130km to Legrad, Croatia) Difficulty: Easy (ITA & AT); Moderately Difficult (SLO) Suitable for: Families, Mature Cyclists, Recreational Cyclists and Long Distance Tourists Recommended bicycle type(s): Trekking/Touring Bikes and Mountain Bikes Why you should go: Incredible Alpine views, beautiful river valley, charming villages, gastronomic delights, a multitude of wineries & cyclist-friendly services ... Read More »

Bicycle Travel Slovenia: Ekohotel Kmetija Koroš

bicycle touring slovenia; two wheel travel; bicycle friendly hotel

At the top of a long, twisting gravel road climb, we stop to snap a few pictures of the Alpine valley scene unfolding below us. Only about 25km from our camp in Austria at Pirkdorfer See, but a 2-hour grind on unpaved mountian roads, we are almost to our destination, Ekohotel Kmetija Koroš – a hilltop mountain bike enclave and ... Read More »

Bicycle Travel Research mission: Slovenia

bicycle touring by train; Villach Austria; Drava River trail; Two Wheel Travel

As a relatively unpolished gem of European bicycle touring, Slovenia seems to be exactly the right place to focus our next efforts. Mountains, rivers, Adriatic coast, wine country, friendly people, low costs and a nation committed to sustainable tourism, combine to make an almost perfect mix for bicycle tourists. We want to be a part of it. Read More »

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