Mountain Biking in Slovenia

Cicerone

EAN: 9781852848088
Editorial: Cicerone
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Características

ISBN: 978-1-85284-808-8
Encuadernación: Tapa blanda
Edición: 1
Número de páginas: 230
Tamaño: 17.2 x 11.6 x 1.1

Descripción

"Guidebook to 35 full and half day mountain biking routes in Slovenia. The graded routes, which range from technically not difficult but requiring a reasonable level of fitness to highly technical, requiring a high level of fitness and confident bike handling skills, vary in length from 12km to 59km. Routes are located in Gorenjska, Soca Valley, the South, as well as Central and North Eastern Slovenia. Full route descriptions are accompanied by gradient profiles and 1:75,000 mapping, together with practical information such as getting to and around Slovenia, travelling with the bike, arranging accommodation and dealing with emergency situations. A handy Slovenian language glossary is also included. Showcasing a remarkably diverse landscape, Slovenia is an idyllic (and incredibly, little known) mountain biking destination. From the towering peaks of Gorenjska and the stunning riverside trails of the Soca Valley to the tremendous limestone caves of the Karst region and the forests of the Nanos plateau in the country's south, there is endless opportunity for tough climbs, long descents and technical trails - as well as slow, scenic trips lakeside and through vineyard-laced landscapes - making it a perfect travel destination for the avid mountain biker. Activities Mountain biking Seasons most of the routes can be tackled from Spring to Autumn; a few in the more clement south could be tackled in Winter Centres Bled and Bohinj; Bovec, Kobarid and Tolmin; Ajdovšcina; Postojna; Kamnik; Maribor; Doljenske Toplice Difficulty vast majority of routes technically require only a reasonable amount of competence to complete; however, they often require a good level of fitness as most will include a climb that can go from stiff to brutal; there are also rides included that anyone should be able to complete and a few with a higher technical grade Must See Lakes Bled and Bohinj; the high Alpine pastures of the Julian Alps; beautiful River Soca; caves of the limestone Karst; Predjama Grad - the castle in a cave; vineyards of the South and East; historical sites from both world wars. Eslovenia en bicicleta."

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