Cycling in Slovenian Istria: Discover beautiful cycling routes, beautiful nature and culinary delights

Slovenian Istria is a popular destination for cycling, with its varied cycling routes, beautiful nature and rich cuisine. The area between the sea and the Alps will impress you with its views, picturesque vineyards, olive groves and the exceptional hospitality of the local people. Here are some of the key features you can experience on the cycling routes in Slovenian Istria.

Varied cycling routes:Slovenian Istria offers cycling routes of varying difficulty levels to suit both beginners and experienced cyclists. The area is intertwined with a network of well-maintained cycle paths that allow you to explore picturesque villages, coastal towns and green countryside. The trails are well signposted and offer opportunities to discover hidden corners and natural beauty.

Macadam, dirt tracks and single-track roads: if you are a fan of adventure and exploration, you will also find many macadam, dirt tracks and single-track roads in Slovenian Istria. These trails will take you through wild nature reserves, forests and hills, where you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Be prepared for some challenges as these routes are more technically demanding, but you will be rewarded with unique experiences.

Beautiful nature and views: cycling in Slovenian Istria allows you to experience beautiful nature and varied landscapes. As you drive, you will admire the picturesque vineyards that stretch all the way to the coast and the olive groves that create an authentic Mediterranean atmosphere. From hilltops and viewpoints, you’ll be amazed by views stretching from the sea to the Alps. This is a truly unique experience for all nature lovers.

Istrian cuisine: Slovenian Istria is known for its excellent cuisine based on local ingredients. After a hard day’s cycling, you can enjoy a delicious meal of homemade prosciutto and refoško or malvasia, the true Istrian hospitality. The wine cellars are open to visitors, where you can learn about the wine-making process and taste fine Istrian wines.

Vineyards and olive groves: during your cycling, you will see numerous vineyards and olive groves, which are typical of Slovenian Istria. Visit local vine-growers and oil producers and learn more about their traditions and production. Tastings are also available, where you can sample the fine wines and extra virgin olive oil produced in the area.

Slovenian Istria is the perfect cycling destination, combining beautiful nature, picturesque landscapes, rich cuisine and genuine hospitality of the local people. Whatever your level of cycling experience, you’ll find routes to suit your needs. Grab your bike, discover the charms of Slovenian Istria and create unforgettable experiences on the cycle paths.

You can find out more about the cycling trips HERE.

Metka Lah
Metka Lah
12/10/2023
Iztok Meža
Iztok Meža
12/10/2023
Tesa Krnc
Tesa Krnc
28/09/2023
Željko Stević
Željko Stević
25/09/2023
Vrhunska izkušnja s super vodičem, odličnimi kolesi in lepimi razgledi! Priporočam vsem, ki bi radi videli slovensko obalo še iz druge, bolj adrenalinske perspektive.
Gloria Kotnik
Gloria Kotnik
25/09/2023
Čudoviti razgledi, super vodič, odlična hrana in vrhunska oprema. Na turo smo se podali z otrokom, zato smo izbrali krajšo različico, prilagodili pa so nam tudi stopnjo težavnosti. Čudovit dan v katerem smo vsi zelo uživali in komaj čakamo, da ponovimo. Toplo priporočamo.
DeGrassi Boutique Garni Hotel
DeGrassi Boutique Garni Hotel
24/09/2023
Simply excellent. The guide is very friendly, the views are wonderful, considering that we are a little out of shape, the guide adjusted the pace, we gained strength with a delicious lunch and had a perfect day!!!
Sasa Supica
Sasa Supica
26/05/2023
This was a truly magnificent experience! I would warmly recommend to all the mountain bike lovers! We were a group of 4, different ages and different capabilities for bike riding. Our guide Sebastian is the best man for the task you could wish for! He is proficient, very experienced and has an extraordinary abilities to make on spot decisions, adapting the route and the tempo to the individual and group capabilities. Sebastian is not only remarkably well prepared but he also is familiar every foot and path in Izola area, we would not be able to explore some well-hidden paths, views and gems without him as our guide. We were reluctant at first to use the electric bikes from Bora Experience because we thought we wouldn’t need them and didn’t know how well the bikes are maintained. I assure you Bora Experience proved to be well knowledgeable and they offer the highest quality electric mountain bikes. Moreover, yes – you need electric, no matter how well trained you are, as some steep paths could otherwise not be reachable. The day-trip we had with Sebastian was amazing, adventurous, great views along the way, good meal / food in between the rides and a great company. Thank you, we will definitely come back to ride with you again!
Ana Dovč
Ana Dovč
21/05/2023
Servis Krštinc
Servis Krštinc
21/05/2023
Odlična izkušnja, odličen vodič ... veselimo se novih tur. Samo tako naprej ekipa
Ivo Vranjican
Ivo Vranjican
18/05/2023
Bora experience was a great experience! Sebastian is a great and thoughtful guide, meals were tasty and in wonderful setting. We shall definetely do this again!

Why choose a guided electric bike tour?

Guided electric bike tours are the perfect choice for all outdoor enthusiasts who want to make the most of their time. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of a guided cycle tour, especially with an electric bike.

  1. Experienced guide: one of the main reasons to take part in a guided cycle tour is the presence of an experienced guide. The guide is familiar with the routes, points of interest and local culture, and can offer you a wealth of knowledge about the area you are visiting. In addition, a guide can help you navigate, advise you on cycling techniques and ensure your safety during your trip.
  2. Discovering hidden corners: guided electric bike tours allow you to discover hidden corners of your destination that you might not have discovered on your own. The guides often have local knowledge and can take you along lesser-known routes that offer unique views, cultural sights or natural beauty. This will help you get to know your destination better and make the most of your time.
  3. Stories and interpretation: guided tours often include interpretation and stories about the area, which the guides share during the ride. This allows you to better understand the history, culture, traditions and attractions of the place you are visiting. With a guide, you’ll take away more than just the physical experience of cycling – you’ll also gain an insight into the rich heritage of the area.
  4. Safety and comfort: renting electric bikes on a guided tour also offers extra safety and comfort. Electric bikes allow you to cover distances easily and tackle more challenging climbs, reducing the physical strain of cycling. You can also feel safer, as your guide will accompany you and ensure your safety throughout the trip.
  5. Socialising and socialising: guided cycling trips also offer a great opportunity to socialise and meet new people. During the trip, you will cycle in a group of like-minded individuals who share your passion for cycling and discovering new places. This creates a pleasant atmosphere and the opportunity to make new friends.

Guided bike tours with electric bikes bring many benefits, such as an experienced guide, discovering hidden corners, stories and interpretation, increased safety, and the opportunity to socialise and socialise. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, guided electric bike tours allow you to make the most of your time and experience your destination in a unique way.

Find out more about guided bike tours with electric bikes HERE .

Metka Lah
Metka Lah
12/10/2023
Iztok Meža
Iztok Meža
12/10/2023
Tesa Krnc
Tesa Krnc
28/09/2023
Željko Stević
Željko Stević
25/09/2023
Vrhunska izkušnja s super vodičem, odličnimi kolesi in lepimi razgledi! Priporočam vsem, ki bi radi videli slovensko obalo še iz druge, bolj adrenalinske perspektive.
Gloria Kotnik
Gloria Kotnik
25/09/2023
Čudoviti razgledi, super vodič, odlična hrana in vrhunska oprema. Na turo smo se podali z otrokom, zato smo izbrali krajšo različico, prilagodili pa so nam tudi stopnjo težavnosti. Čudovit dan v katerem smo vsi zelo uživali in komaj čakamo, da ponovimo. Toplo priporočamo.
DeGrassi Boutique Garni Hotel
DeGrassi Boutique Garni Hotel
24/09/2023
Simply excellent. The guide is very friendly, the views are wonderful, considering that we are a little out of shape, the guide adjusted the pace, we gained strength with a delicious lunch and had a perfect day!!!
Sasa Supica
Sasa Supica
26/05/2023
This was a truly magnificent experience! I would warmly recommend to all the mountain bike lovers! We were a group of 4, different ages and different capabilities for bike riding. Our guide Sebastian is the best man for the task you could wish for! He is proficient, very experienced and has an extraordinary abilities to make on spot decisions, adapting the route and the tempo to the individual and group capabilities. Sebastian is not only remarkably well prepared but he also is familiar every foot and path in Izola area, we would not be able to explore some well-hidden paths, views and gems without him as our guide. We were reluctant at first to use the electric bikes from Bora Experience because we thought we wouldn’t need them and didn’t know how well the bikes are maintained. I assure you Bora Experience proved to be well knowledgeable and they offer the highest quality electric mountain bikes. Moreover, yes – you need electric, no matter how well trained you are, as some steep paths could otherwise not be reachable. The day-trip we had with Sebastian was amazing, adventurous, great views along the way, good meal / food in between the rides and a great company. Thank you, we will definitely come back to ride with you again!
Ana Dovč
Ana Dovč
21/05/2023
Servis Krštinc
Servis Krštinc
21/05/2023
Odlična izkušnja, odličen vodič ... veselimo se novih tur. Samo tako naprej ekipa
Ivo Vranjican
Ivo Vranjican
18/05/2023
Bora experience was a great experience! Sebastian is a great and thoughtful guide, meals were tasty and in wonderful setting. We shall definetely do this again!

Why Cycling Team Building: connecting through sport and exploring Slovenian Istria


Cycling team building is a great choice for organisations that want to strengthen team cohesion among their employees. Sports activities such as cycling bring many benefits, while exploring Slovenian Istria on electric bikes offers a unique experience combining cuisine, nature, relaxation from screens and beautiful views from the sea to the Alps.

  1. Networking and cooperation: cycling team building enables cooperation and networking between participants. Together, they overcome obstacles along the way, encourage and help each other. Cycling also requires coordination between group members, which helps to develop communication, trust and teamwork skills.
  2. A sporting activity for health: cycling is a great sporting activity with many health benefits. Workmates will improve fitness, build stamina and promote physical activity. Regular physical activity helps to increase energy, improve concentration and reduce stress.
  3. Culinary and local culture: Slovenian Istria is renowned for its excellent cuisine, rich history and beautiful nature. Cycling team building gives participants the chance to taste local delicacies, visit wineries and olive groves, and immerse themselves in the rich culture of the region. This creates an opportunity for relaxed socialising and learning about local traditions.
  4. Relaxation from screens and natural views: today’s working environments often involve long hours in front of computer screens. Cycling team building allows you to switch from the digital world to the outdoors. Participants will enjoy fresh air, beautiful views of the sea, olive groves and mountains, and relax from the stress of everyday life.
  5. Electric bikes for easy cycling: using electric bikes at a team building event makes cycling easy for all participants, regardless of fitness or experience. Electric motors help to tackle more challenging climbs and extend the distance travelled. This allows all participants to feel comfortable and safe while cycling.

Cycling team building in Slovenian Istria with electric bikes is a great opportunity for organisations to strengthen team cohesion among employees. Sports activities, cuisine, nature, relaxation from screens and beautiful views make for a unique experience that combines fun, networking and exploring a beautiful region. Colleagues will create unforgettable memories while developing teamwork and cohesion.

We offer team building for small companies or departments in groups of up to 12 people. Half- or full-day excursions are possible, with a snack or a multi-course lunch, as well as a wine cellar tour and tasting. Find out more about team building HERE .

Metka Lah
Metka Lah
12/10/2023
Iztok Meža
Iztok Meža
12/10/2023
Tesa Krnc
Tesa Krnc
28/09/2023
Željko Stević
Željko Stević
25/09/2023
Vrhunska izkušnja s super vodičem, odličnimi kolesi in lepimi razgledi! Priporočam vsem, ki bi radi videli slovensko obalo še iz druge, bolj adrenalinske perspektive.
Gloria Kotnik
Gloria Kotnik
25/09/2023
Čudoviti razgledi, super vodič, odlična hrana in vrhunska oprema. Na turo smo se podali z otrokom, zato smo izbrali krajšo različico, prilagodili pa so nam tudi stopnjo težavnosti. Čudovit dan v katerem smo vsi zelo uživali in komaj čakamo, da ponovimo. Toplo priporočamo.
DeGrassi Boutique Garni Hotel
DeGrassi Boutique Garni Hotel
24/09/2023
Simply excellent. The guide is very friendly, the views are wonderful, considering that we are a little out of shape, the guide adjusted the pace, we gained strength with a delicious lunch and had a perfect day!!!
Sasa Supica
Sasa Supica
26/05/2023
This was a truly magnificent experience! I would warmly recommend to all the mountain bike lovers! We were a group of 4, different ages and different capabilities for bike riding. Our guide Sebastian is the best man for the task you could wish for! He is proficient, very experienced and has an extraordinary abilities to make on spot decisions, adapting the route and the tempo to the individual and group capabilities. Sebastian is not only remarkably well prepared but he also is familiar every foot and path in Izola area, we would not be able to explore some well-hidden paths, views and gems without him as our guide. We were reluctant at first to use the electric bikes from Bora Experience because we thought we wouldn’t need them and didn’t know how well the bikes are maintained. I assure you Bora Experience proved to be well knowledgeable and they offer the highest quality electric mountain bikes. Moreover, yes – you need electric, no matter how well trained you are, as some steep paths could otherwise not be reachable. The day-trip we had with Sebastian was amazing, adventurous, great views along the way, good meal / food in between the rides and a great company. Thank you, we will definitely come back to ride with you again!
Ana Dovč
Ana Dovč
21/05/2023
Servis Krštinc
Servis Krštinc
21/05/2023
Odlična izkušnja, odličen vodič ... veselimo se novih tur. Samo tako naprej ekipa
Ivo Vranjican
Ivo Vranjican
18/05/2023
Bora experience was a great experience! Sebastian is a great and thoughtful guide, meals were tasty and in wonderful setting. We shall definetely do this again!

Electric bike rental in Izola – Enjoy cycling in Slovenian Istria

Slovenian Istria is a beautiful region worth exploring on a bike. One of the most popular ways to do this is to rent an electric bike in Izola. Electric bikes make it easier to cover distances, explore scenic places and enjoy nature without too much effort.

Why rent a bike in Izola?

Explore picturesque Slovenian Istria: Izola is the perfect base for exploring Slovenian Istria, famous for its beautiful coastal towns, green hills and olive groves. You can cycle freely through the narrow streets of Izola’s medieval town centre, ride to Piran to admire the Venetian architecture, or head inland to the beautiful vineyards of the hinterland.

Benefits of electric bikes:

  1. Help with climbs:Electric bikes have an integrated electric motor to help you tackle the toughest climbs. This reduces physical effort and makes cycling more enjoyable, even on rougher terrain.
  2. Going the distance made easy: Electric bikes allow you to easily cover long distances without too much effort. Whatever your fitness or age, you can enjoy cycling and go further than you could on a conventional bike. This allows you to make the most of your time and see more of the different places in Slovenian Istria.
  3. The environmentally friendly choice: Electric bikes are an environmentally friendly alternative to cars. They reduce your carbon footprint by not emitting greenhouse gases. By cycling, you contribute to a clean environment and sustainable mobility.
  4. Increased speed and distance: electric bikes allow you to reach higher speeds than conventional bikes. The electric motor helps you maintain a stable speed, which is especially useful for longer journeys. This allows you to cover more distance in less time.
  5. Flexibility and comfort: electric bikes are designed to provide a comfortable ride. Many bikes have an adjustable level of motor assistance, allowing you to tailor the level of assistance to your preferences and the conditions on the road. They also often have a comfortable seat and suspension, which reduces the strain on the body when driving.

For more information on renting electric bikes, click HERE .

Metka Lah
Metka Lah
12/10/2023
Iztok Meža
Iztok Meža
12/10/2023
Tesa Krnc
Tesa Krnc
28/09/2023
Željko Stević
Željko Stević
25/09/2023
Vrhunska izkušnja s super vodičem, odličnimi kolesi in lepimi razgledi! Priporočam vsem, ki bi radi videli slovensko obalo še iz druge, bolj adrenalinske perspektive.
Gloria Kotnik
Gloria Kotnik
25/09/2023
Čudoviti razgledi, super vodič, odlična hrana in vrhunska oprema. Na turo smo se podali z otrokom, zato smo izbrali krajšo različico, prilagodili pa so nam tudi stopnjo težavnosti. Čudovit dan v katerem smo vsi zelo uživali in komaj čakamo, da ponovimo. Toplo priporočamo.
DeGrassi Boutique Garni Hotel
DeGrassi Boutique Garni Hotel
24/09/2023
Simply excellent. The guide is very friendly, the views are wonderful, considering that we are a little out of shape, the guide adjusted the pace, we gained strength with a delicious lunch and had a perfect day!!!
Sasa Supica
Sasa Supica
26/05/2023
This was a truly magnificent experience! I would warmly recommend to all the mountain bike lovers! We were a group of 4, different ages and different capabilities for bike riding. Our guide Sebastian is the best man for the task you could wish for! He is proficient, very experienced and has an extraordinary abilities to make on spot decisions, adapting the route and the tempo to the individual and group capabilities. Sebastian is not only remarkably well prepared but he also is familiar every foot and path in Izola area, we would not be able to explore some well-hidden paths, views and gems without him as our guide. We were reluctant at first to use the electric bikes from Bora Experience because we thought we wouldn’t need them and didn’t know how well the bikes are maintained. I assure you Bora Experience proved to be well knowledgeable and they offer the highest quality electric mountain bikes. Moreover, yes – you need electric, no matter how well trained you are, as some steep paths could otherwise not be reachable. The day-trip we had with Sebastian was amazing, adventurous, great views along the way, good meal / food in between the rides and a great company. Thank you, we will definitely come back to ride with you again!
Ana Dovč
Ana Dovč
21/05/2023
Servis Krštinc
Servis Krštinc
21/05/2023
Odlična izkušnja, odličen vodič ... veselimo se novih tur. Samo tako naprej ekipa
Ivo Vranjican
Ivo Vranjican
18/05/2023
Bora experience was a great experience! Sebastian is a great and thoughtful guide, meals were tasty and in wonderful setting. We shall definetely do this again!