Robert Munro
/ Rob Munro

Slovenia

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Got really lost trying to find my way through the Goricko Hills - I crossed one small mountain three times when trying to find the way around it. Almost every town in the area had a church, many of them boasting the highest steeple, oldest pew etc. I liked this one because it was the smallest - about the same size as the bus-stop. I guess the priest doesn't have trouble filling the place on sundays. And yes, those are pumpkin people waiting for the bus.

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Decided to skips the plains and catch a train from Putj to the Julian Alps. I only had a few hours in Ljubljana between trains - seemed like a nice place - would like to go back sometime.

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These are the same pictures you can find on a million postcards in Bled, but, well, with good reason. Looking forward to cycling through these mountains.

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A cruisey ride along the Pisnica valley before I need to cross the range. Click the left picture to see the water running (2.5MB).

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24 switchbacks to cross Vrsic pass, but never too steep and with views like these it was pretty easy going. The top-left picture is a video of me nearing the top (6MB).

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Camped by Soce gorge for my last night in the mountains. This was probably my favourite leg of the whole trip - stunning landscapes.

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Caught a short train through the mountains - one small carriage for people and one big one for bicycles. You can see that the tourist season's already ended.

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Rode out of the mountains via Bohinj valley - the rain from Slovakia had found me again but it only poured for 10 minutes or so.

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A welcome change from camping, Igor and Marjana hosted me for the last night of my trip. This is Igor, myself and a random dog on a short day trip we made up the Kokra valley.


  Goricko hills Ljubljana Bled Pisnica valley Vrsic Soce gorge Train through the mountains Bohinj valley Kokra valley