One of the lesser explored of the European capitals, Ljubljana is growing as a destination for Brits and it's not difficult to understand why: it boasts a pretty old town, is blessed with green spaces and is financially accessible.
Although the city centre is rather compact, it is still pleasant to get your bearings using the city's new bike share scheme, Bicike(lj) installed just last year. Run by Cyclocity, which operates similar systems in 10 countries around the planet, the network is pretty small with only around 30 docking stations, but then again the Slovenian capital, whose name translates as 'beloved', isn't huge!
One of the most attractive aspects of Bicike(lj) is the pricing system: tourists can purchase a weekly subscription (there is nothing for a shorter period of time) for just 1 euro. The first hour of rental is free while subsequent periods of 60 minutes are priced at 1 euro for the first, then 2 euro for the second and then 4 euro thereafter, a bargain in comparison to the other schemes we have covered.
If you really feel like pushing your limits you could head up the hill to the castle where the city view will be a fair reward for your efforts. If you prefer to pedal at a slower pace, then Tivoli Park on the edge of the city is probably a more suitable destination.
For more information visit the Bicike(lj) website.Tel Aviv, Tel-O-Fun