It is always an adventure to break new ground and deep, personal feelings evoke. We spotted this region a while ago. The landscape is so craggy and wild, the rivers so strikingly blue and clear and the forests so unspoilt as nowhere else. It’s a spectacilar display of nature, which simply left us speechless. The massive mountain ranges surrounding Big Mount Kanin are impressive. The summits offer a view of Triglav, the symbol of the Slovene Nation. The trails here are pretty rocky but, nevertheless, a great biking experience. The region around the Soča, a kayaking paradise, is also a perfect place for biking. As we travelled further south, the landscape became gradually dominated by forest. Then Matajur with its great downhill trails towered over the settlement Kobarid. For us, it was impossible to not leap into the Soča. We could clearly feel that the Mediterranean Sea was near. After this refreshing dip, we changed direction slightly and found the beautiful Lake Bohinj nestled in a lush green valley. Rugged rock formations, large forests and the view of the lake create a wonderful atmosphere. The valley of Kranjska Gora is waiting for us with an absolutely great trail at the foot of Dovška Baba, which embraces three countries – and the best comes at the end. A wonderful trail, nestled in the massive basin of Mangart only ends at the beautiful lakes around Laghi di Fusine.
Freeriding around Triglav is a lonely jewel for bikers who like technical challenging trails. According to the two groups of 2016, this tour requires very technical biking skills, but for those of you who have the skills, will find yourselves in riders’ heaven with great Slovenian cuisine.
Appr. 14,000 metres downhill and 4,500 metres uphill