The second journey in our series Riding Behind the Curtain takes us to Kranjska Gora in Slovenia where we tackled the Vršič Pass and Mangart climbs.
While Slovenia was not actually behind the Iron Curtain, there in no doubt that it was an important area for the European history in twentieth century.
The phrase ‘Hidden Gem’ is often used, but here it can be safely applied. While the Vršič Pass boasts 24 turns (from Kranjska Gora) most of which are cobbled, the Mangart reaches 2,072m with a long but rewarding 11.9km climb.
See more of our journey on the dedicated Podia | Festka website, where you can also learn about Riding Behind the Curtain project.
The film we made to document out trip is below.