Camp Saksida is at the beautiful junction of the Vipava Valley, the Karst, the Goriška Brda and the high mountain plateau at the north of the Vipava valley. The possibilities for bike trips are almost limitless. Here are some ideas for cycling around the area. You can do a cycling trip on your own or join a tour with our qualified bike guide. Guided bike tour is an attractive and worry-free experience of the Vipava valley!!
We rent brand new bikes of the highest quality, manufactured by a renowned French manufacturer. Our electric bikes have a range of up to 80 km and allow easy cycling even on more rugged trips. All bikes are regularly maintained and serviced. Bicycle rental also includes a helmet, a cycling map and bike routes in a free app. In cooperation with RockVelo – cycling specialists, field assistance is also provided.
E-bike rental price list
1 day 49€
2 days 45€
3 days and more 42€
Weekly special price 38€
Half-day rental (after 1.pm) 32€
1 day 35€
2 days 29€
3 days and more 25€
Special weekly price 19€
Half-day rental (after 1.pm) 22€
Hourly rental 7€/h
- New bikes of the highest quality
- Bikes are available at your accommodation
- Cycling helmet included in the price
- A map of cycling routes in Vipava valley
- Roadside assistance in case of problems
- A free app with navigation
- Bookings and payments are possible via app
- The service is provided by RockVelo – cycling specialists
The Vipava Valley is one of the best cycling regions in Slovenia. Check out these great free routes we provide and enjoy the valley on two wheels! Download a free cycling app Komoot to navigate on your route! Take a break from cycling at one of our carefully selected BIKE-STOP-ENJOY points along the way and get an advantage of the specially prepared cyclist`s menu of the day!
Easy tour of Vipava valley
(Family cycling tour of Vipava valley)
This cycling route takes you along the Vipava river, where you can enjoy the tranquillity and even go for a swim on a hot summer day. On the way back stop at Vipavski Križ for refreshments. The route is also suitable for children, as it does not contain many steep climbs. On the main road take a left turn into Batuje industrial zone, where a sign directs you. Continue along the macadam road along the railway. When you cross the Vipava river for the second time, you will see several natural pools along the way, where you can stop. From the village Male Žablje you can extend your trip by visiting BIKE|STOP|ENJOY point Darovi Vipvaske, which is a perfect stop for refreshments and a break. You can easily return to Saksida resort by following back the same road by the railway.
E-bike tour of Vipava valley
(Cycling circuit of Vipava Valley – suitable for electric bikes)
This slightly longer trip takes you through the valley of river Branica, from where you ascend to Vipava Valley. An astonishing view over the valley’s vineyards to Nanos, Čaven and Gora awaits you. On the way back to the resort you will cycle on country roads and experience some of the most beautiful corners of our valley. We recommend making a stop at the bike point Hiša posebne sorte in Kodereti village, paying a visit to village Goče, a BIKE|STOP|ENJOY point for refreshment: Molendini Summer Bar in Manče village, as well as visiting Darovi Vipavske in Vipavski Križ. The trip is more varied and a real pleasure on electric bikes.
E-bike tour of Karst
The cycling trip takes you to Karst, which is famous for its stone, wine Teran and prosciutto. The trip begins by ascending over the pass Železna vrata (Iron door pass), which offers an astonishing views over the valley, all the way to the Alps. Once you conquer the slope, a calm cycling through the kasrt villages awaits you; here you will be able to admire the skill of stonemasons shows in the authentic karst architecture. Following the side roads and macadam paths you will arrive in the village of Štanjel; which deserves some time to explore and to refresh yourself. The only thing still awaiting you is a descent to the Branica valley and an easy cycling back to Saksida resort. Since the trip is quite varied, an electric bike is most suitable for it.
E-MTB tour Cerje
This challenging MTB tour will award you with great views from the Alps to Adriatic sea! Route takes you mainly on gravel and forest roads and requires some off-road riding experience. On the way you`ll stop at monumental Cerje tower, have a rest & snack in the village of Komen and visit a castle Rihemberk on the way back to the resort. A fantastic tour for electric mountainbike!
During your cycling adventure in the Vipava valley, you may stop at one of the bike points. BIKE|STOP|ENJOY network is provided by RockVelo and offers free bike parking & charging, additional information about cycling, assistance and special daily menus! Take a break during your cycling adventure, stop and enjoy your time in the Vipava valley!
–Darovi vipavske, Vipavski Križ
–Gostilna Krhne, Vipava
–Molindini Summer Bar, Manče
–Zoro Bar, Štanjel
The Vipava river bike tour
Less busy side roads and gravel roads lead you along the Vipava River throughout the Vipava valley! This trip is also suitable for families, since the route is mostly flat. A great all day trip with many refreshments along the Vipava river and interesting places to see along the way.
Altitude difference: 400m
Terrain type: tarmac and gravel roads
Type of bike: trekking, gravel, MTB, E-bike
Vitovlje – a source of mysterious energy
Due to its steep incline, this exceptionally picturesque cycling tour is suitable for better prepared cyclists, and is accessible to almost everyone by e-bikes! Vitovlje opens one of the most beautiful views over the Vipava valley. On a beautiful sunny day you may even see all the way to Venice!
Altitude difference: 700m
Terrain types: tarmac and gravel roads, forest trail
Type of bike: E-bike, MTB
The Karst loop with Štanjel old town
Meet the old town of Štanjel! Cycle through a beautiful green valley and climb to beautiful Karst hilltop village. Meet the wild side of Karst landscape on the way through tiny countryside villages, known for its tradition of drying Karst prosciutto! On the way back to Camp Saksida, you may also visit Rihemberk Castle above the village of Branik. This tour is of medium difficulty, you`ll need a good pair of legs or an E-bike to really enjoy it!
Distance: 35 km
Altitude difference: 450m
Terrain type: asphalt and macadam, forest trail
Type of bike: MTB, E-bike, Trekking, Gravel
Gorizia hills and emerald Soca river
A real road cycling gem!!! If you`re riding a road bike, the tour of choice should be Gorizia hills! Great views, quality roads and little traffic! This micro-region is often called a Slovenian Tuscany and you are soon about to discover why. It`s hilly, it’s amazingly beautiful and covered with vineyards! When leaving Gorizia hills behind, have a look at the emerald Soča river and the biggest single-stone-arch bridge in the world!
Distance: 76 km
Altitude difference: 880m
Terrain type: asphalt
Type of bike: Road bike, Trekking, E-bike
More detailed information on bike tours and trips can be found at Camp Saksida, where a qualified cycling guide is also available for consultations and basic bike repairs!.