Riding High in Slovenia

Over the last few days, we Rhein2Ganges bikers completed a particularly steep tour. We encountered the Wurzen Pass with a sporty ascent of 18-20% and beautiful, tight bends. It took us from Villach, Austria, over the border to Slovenia, all the way to Kranjska Gora. Some of you may know this beautiful municipality as Kronau.

From the Vršič Pass Into the Soça Valley

But it wasn’t to stay this low and tranquil. Later in the day, we also tackled the Vršič Pass. Compared to the smooth asphalt roads in the valley, this route was much more demanding on our riding skills. We bumped our bikes over a mountain road that was partly paved with cobblestones. The first big test for the tires from our sponsor Continental – they passed with flying colors.

After the tough mountain tour, we deserved a little rest. We found it in the picturesque Soça Valley, on the banks of the river of the same name. The turquoise blue Soça was a sight in itself. But see for yourself!

What can we say: the fantastic landscapes made us forget the time a little.

We therefore reached our private overnight accommodation in Bovec a little late. We had to recover well. Because the toughest climb was still ahead of us!

Managing the Mangart

The day began with a little birthday serenade for my mother, followed by a hearty breakfast at the Hotel Alp. After a detour to the banks of the Soça – a great place for hiking, mountain biking and rafting – we finally ventured up the Mangart, the fourth highest mountain in the Julian Alps.

It was a good thing that we had found peace and focus on the Soça beforehand. Because this route demanded everything from our concentration!

In places, the road up the Mangart was barely more than one and a half meters wide and led through many tunnels. At higher altitudes, parts of the route were even closed to cars. Time and again, falling rocks caused us problems: Loose rocks were scattered across the road without warning.

But the breathtaking view made up for it all. We reached an altitude of over 2000 meters until the snowfall made it impossible to get through. With a temperature of 4 degrees, we were glad of our warm motorcycle suits.

As wonderful as it all is, the road eventually called for us again. Back in Bovec, we had a hearty lunch – traditional Ćevapi at the Gostilna Pizzaria, a feast! – and met some great bikers from Italy.

But we couldn’t stay long, we went straight to the last sight on our Slovenia tour: the breathtaking Kozjak waterfall. Over hill and dale (and tunnels) again, of course.

Kozjak, see you soon!

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