ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours has announced that, for the first time, it is slated to bring guests into the little-known mountainous region named Carinthia, more commonly known as Slovenia.
Cycling the Lakes of Austria and Slovenia Plus! Ljubljana is an 11-day/10-night cycling tour through a region, said to inspired such luminaries born here as Gustav Mahler, composer; Peter Handke, playwright; Wolfgang Puck, chef; and Franz Klammer, alpine skier. The trip dips into Austria and Italy before crisscrossing Slovenia’s Goldenhorn route. Slovenia is an area about the size of New Jersey with the 9,000-foot Julian Alps, 6,000 miles of trails and a relatively undiscovered territory for cyclists. The itinerary follows river valleys through the Alps into Slovenia’s Lake District, including famous Lake Bled.
The per person double rate is inclusive of accommodations at local inns near town centers, eight dinners with wine or beer, all breakfasts, bicycles, van support and two to three bilingual tour leaders. Guests booking are available by November 15, 2012 for the June 16-23 and September 9-16, 2013 departures. A shorter eight-day version is also available.