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The Trans Dinarica Cycle Route, which starts in Slovenia, is named Lonely Planet’s »Best in Travel« for 2024

The Trans Dinarica Cycle Route, which is the first and only cycle route linking all eight countries of the Western Balkans, including Slovenia, has been named one of Lonely Planet's Best in Travel experiences for 2024. In 2022, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel recognised Slovenia as one of the top countries to visit.

The Trans Dinarica has been named as one of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel experiences for 2024. The renowned travel media company, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, released the 2024 edition of their much-anticipated annual book spotlighting the planet’s most exciting destinations on October 24, 2023.

The Trans Dinarica, launching in 2024, is the first bicycle route connecting the Western Balkans.

The moderately difficult, 3364km (2090-mile) trail weaves through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Montenegro, Albania, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia, and spotlights mountain ranges, the Adriatic Sea, numerous lakes and rivers while prioritizing sustainable exploration of Unesco sites, national parks and villages.

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Slovenia is one of the best cycling countries with great professional and amateur cyclists and a growing, countrywide bicycle infrastructure.

The Trans Dinarica takes full advantage of the country’s varied landscapes and cultural opportunities as it starts in the northwest corner, along the Italian border, with the Julian Alps providing the backdrop. The route follows the beautiful and electric-emerald Soča River into the Goriška Brda wine region before rolling to Slovenia’s UNESCO-recognized GeoKarst Region.

More information about the route on website

Source: Slovenian Tourist Board

Author: Danila Golob

Date: 27. October 2023

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