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Slovenia is the only country in Europe that combines the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian Plain and the Karst. One of the more memorable contrasts in the Slovenian landscape is the proximity of the Alpine and Mediterranean worlds, each offering the visitor a whole palette of regional characteristics. Between its ancient salt works - the northenmost in the Mediterranean- which are home to 150 bird species and its picturesque coastal towns, Slovenia definitely has enough Mediterranean in it to deserve its spot on EuroVelo 8.
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The Skocjan Caves Regional Park is also worth a visit. The UNESCO world heritage site is the pride of the coastal region of Slovenia named the Karst Region. In fact, this region gives its name to the soluble rock based landscape type that can be found across the world. The caves were carved out by the Reka River which flows underground for 34 kilometres. This underground channel is approximately 3.5 km long, 10 to 60 m wide and over 140 m high. At some points, it expands into huge underground chambers. The largest of these is Martel's Chamber with a volume of 2.2 million cubic metres and it is considered the largest discovered underground chamber in Europe and one of the largest in the world.

 

This short section of EuroVelo 8 is as yet unofficial and unmarked in Slovenia. The EuroVelo Coordinator will in the coming years towards a final outline the layout and create the conditions for a comfortable, attractive ride on the Slovenian part of the Mediterranean way. Updates will of course be posted on the website, where you can already find an interactive gps map of the proposed route.

 

Photo credit: Lassi Kurkijärv (flickr.com)

National Coordination Centre

EuroVelo Slovenija

EuroVelo Slovenija is a project of Zavod EuroVelo, the national coordination center, which aims to develop EuroVelo routes throughout Slovenia. The main activities of Zavod EuroVelo, along with coordination of EuroVelo route development, are the promotion of the EuroVelo project in Slovenia and providing information about routes, tourism, cyclist-friendly sites, points of interest, etc. Zavod EuroVelo was established as a result of common interests of different individuals and organizations from fields such as cycling advocacy, design, tourism, marketing and traffic engineering.

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    EuroVelo Slovenija

    EuroVelo Slovenija is a project of Zavod EuroVelo, the national coordination center, which aims to develop EuroVelo routes throughout Slovenia. The main activities of Zavod EuroVelo, along with coordination of EuroVelo route development, are the promotion of the EuroVelo project in Slovenia and providing information about routes, tourism, cyclist-friendly sites, points of interest, etc. Zavod EuroVelo was established as a result of common interests of different individuals and organizations from fields such as cycling advocacy, design, tourism, marketing and traffic engineering.

    Electronic maps / GPS tracksPublic transport connectionsPoints of interest / attractions etc.

    available in en / sl

    http://eurovelo-slo.com/en/route-eurovelo-8-slovenija/

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    I feel Slovenia

    The official travel guide by slovenian tourist board.

    Electronic maps / GPS tracksBookable offers

    available in en / fr / de / it / sk / ru

    http://www.slovenia.info/?kolesarske_poti=0&lng=2&redirected=1