Category Archives: Slovenia

Bicycle touring from the Julian Alps to the Friuli Plain

The Russians built the road over Vrşiç Pass during WWI after the Italians invaded the Austrian Empire. The aim was to supply the Isonzo Front. There’s still a well kept Russian chapel about half way up the north of the … Continue reading

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15 days in Gozd Martuljek: hiking, biking, via ferrata, and other excitement

Ferda and I had heard there was a lot to do in the Kranjska Gora area. When we finished our via ferrata in Mojstrana, we looked for a place to stay there for a few days. Everything seemed full. On … Continue reading

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Into the Julian Alps: Viševnik, Bled, and on to Mojstrana

Bicycle tourists had warned us that the direct road from Bohinj to Bled was narrow and busy with traffic. You can take the train instead, we were told. However, that route was never even on my radar. Another option is … Continue reading

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Bicycle touring Slovenia: Ljubljana to Bohinj via Hotavlje

When people asked about our bicycle route heading west from Ljubljana, they often corrected me when I said we were going to Bohinj and then Bled. No, no, they said, you go to Bled, then Bohinj. That’s the main route, … Continue reading

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Jože Plečnik’s Ljubljana

I suppose you could visit Ljubljana without knowing the name Jože Plečnik, but come on, you’re not paying attention. Plečnik is a Slovene architect “who had a major impact on the modern architecture of Vienna, Prague and of Ljubljana” (wikipedia). … Continue reading

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