From the Mountaims to the Sea
SLOVENIA HAS IT ALL
This journey has taken us through river valleys, over mountain passes and eventually to the Adriatic coast. We followed the Mur River, then the Drava and Soca River to Lake Bled and then did a days ride to exquisite Lake Bohinji. We took a well earned 4 day rest in Ljubljana before riding on to see the spectacular caves at Postonja and Divaka and now after many hills and dales, we are in Piran on the Adreiatic coast.
Town of Krnica on the Radnovna River
The Russia Chapel
On the road to Vrisc Pass, the highest pass in Slovenia. This Orthodox Chapel was built to commemorate the hundreds of Russian POWs who died during the construction of the road built to provide an uninterrupted supply line to troops on the front in 1915.
On the way to the top of the Vrisc Pass
The Soca River between Trenta and Bovec
Classic Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge near Lake Bled
On the road between Lake Bled and Lake Bohinji
Postonja Caves - 25 km in length with 5 km open to.the public. A train runs for 2 kms into the depths.
Photography was not permitted in the Divaka cave system. This is the exit
We left Divaka and headed to the coastal town of Piran a beautiful port city on Slovenia's small coastline. The ride included some lovely downhill sections, some rail trail and tunnels.. We stopped in the Italian port city, Trieste, for lunch which was lucky as we need sustenance for the ride to Piran, there were more hills waiting for us.🚵♀️
Trieste, a maze of streets to.get lost in
Riding in Slovenia along the Adriatic coast
Early evening in Piran
From here we head to Istria, Croatia, famed for it's white wines. It will be hard to beat the wines we have savored so far!