Slovenia & Italy: From Jesenice to Lake Faak

Arguably one of the most beautiful E-Bike day tours in all of Europe. Three countries, with an astounding cultural and culinary diversity. All on bike paths far from any other traffic, with the most beautiful scenary:

The first leg follows the river Save in the valley between Karawanks and Triglav National Park, from Slovenia into Italy. Then you cross the border to Austria in the valley between Karawanks and Julian Alps.

This is actually the most beautiful section of the multi-day tour “Karawanks circle”. You can cycle this section in one day, but taking the train from Faak am See to Jesenice or vice versa. The train takes only 23 minutes, as it crosses the Karawanks in a tunnel. 

On the weekends from June onwards, and daily from July 8th to September 10th, 2023: you can take S5, leaving Faak am See at 8:56h.

The rest of the year, you can also do this tour, but then you cycle in the opposite direction. You need to make sure to catch the train in Jesenice at 4:32 pm, in order to get back to Faak am See. So please leave early, and plan some buffer.

  • Distance: 76 km
  • Altitude difference: 690 m
  • Pure cycling time without breaks: 4 hours
  • Recommended rental period for this tour: entire day


The route can easily be cycled with our GPX files. Download to Komoot or BikeGPX by clicking one of the buttons below. 

Make sure to load the file in the right direction, i.e. from Jesenice to Lake Faak or vice versa.

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