ROAD BIKE WEEKEND IN MARIBORBeside excelent road cycling tours and the heart of Styria you will experience great hospitality, culinary and wines.
Maribor and Styria. Location, known for its excellent hospitality, the oldest vine plant in the world, one of the best road cycling zones in Slovenia – from beginner to racer. Just let go!
Join us for an extended weekend and experience the soul of Slovenian Styria on a road bike. Homeland of Slovenia Cycling Tours. So, welcome to us. Maribor – the capital of Slovenian Styria – the city of youth, ski champions and perfect cuisine.
BEST TIME TO RIDE: from April to November
BICYCLE TYPE: Road
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL TO SLOVENIA AND MARIBOR CITY – CAPITAL OF SLOVENIAN STYRIA
Welcome to Maribor, the second largest Slovenian city, which nested between the wine hills in the north and the Pohorje ski resorts in the south. A welcome drink with a guide and a short walk to the old town, a visit to the House of Wine and the oldest vine in the world, a few walks through the lively old town and dinner at the restaurant. Overnight staying.
DAY 2 – TOUR – MARIBOR WINE ROADS – NORTH
Breakfast. Get ready to climb today. Maribor nested in the middle of green hills. Today we head north, to the heart of the wine-growing region of Slovenian Styria. There are smaller roads winding up and down, some short but steep climbs, some flat paths. You will admire the greenery of the forests that cover the north side of the hills, and the vineyards that cover the south walls of the landscape. We will make a stop or two to taste the homemade food typical for our places, try some wine or homemade apple juice. Afternoon return to the city and free time. Dinner, overnight.
TOUR DATA: 74 km, 920 vertical meter in ascent.
DAY 3 – RIVER DRAVA VALLEY AND CROSSING TO AUSTRIAN WINE ROADS
Breakfast. We head west, cycling along the path along the Drava River. The first part of the stage offers many short ascents, but will take us back to the Drava River, about 25 km from Maribor. From here we cross the course of the river Drava and focus on a large ascent to the mountain Kozjak, which lies on the border with Austria. Steep winding road and a sharp descent to Leutschach in southern Austrian Styria. A short stop before driving along the famous South Styrian wine road…. Of course we can stop and try some high quality local wines that are great! Return via Spielfeld back to Slovenia and drive to Maribor. Free time for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
TOUR DATA: 97 km, 963 vertical meter in ascent.
DAY 4 – FLAT TOUR AROUND THE GREEN FIELDS OF DRAVA RIVER
Breakfast. The stage is not difficult and is mostly very laid out. We will make a large circle on the plains and fields made by the river Drava, sediments of gravel and earth. Today, this area, famous for its quiet village, is connected by small roads. The area is very famous for the winter period of cycling, when Styria is covered with snow and the plains can be cycled. Stop at the oldest city of Slovenia – Ptuj, later return along the Drava River back to Maribor.
TOUR DATA: 96 km, 380 vertical meter in ascent.
DAY 5 – DAY OF DEPARTURE
Breakfast. Free time, before check-out. Farewell and individual departures.
Optional: organized transport to international airports.
PRICE AND SERVICES
- accommodation in a 4 **** city hotel in Maribor on the basis of 4 x half board (breakfast and dinner)
- one dinner is organized in a typical restaurant
- assistance and guidance of the cycling tour guide on daily tours
- organizational costs
- a small gift for participants by the organizer
- basic accident insurance for passengers
- surcharge for single room
- drinks and personal expenses, additional transport from the airport of arrival and departure – on request
- upon request
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
- min. 6
- max.: 12
WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN US?
Send us your wishes, desired date of travel, number of participants, difficulty, preferences … and we will prepare a tour tailored to your wishes and needs.
You will spend some exceptional days with us, expirience beautiful parts of our country.
We will make your vacation unforgettable 🙂