This Mustache-themed Bike Tour Was Named One of the Best Cycling Tours in Europe
Grab your handlebars, cyclists. No, not the ones on your bike. The ones on your face.
A guided bicycle ride through the capital city of Ljubljana, Slovenia examines the lives of three mustachioed men who left their marks on the local history. The Mustache Tour has been named the best "alternative" cycle tour in Europe by easyJet's in-flight magazine, easyJet Traveller, according to Lonely Planet.
The guided tour — with mustachioed tour guides, we can only hope — takes you through the city to visit important sites relating to architect Jože Plečnik, writer Ivan Cankar, and painter Rihard Jakopič. On the tour, you’ll be able to visit Plečnik’s visionary room, Cankar’s favorite bar, and the National Gallery where Jakopič’s works are housed.
The tour also includes three “clues” from each of the historical men for cyclists to discover, as well as traditional Slovenian refreshments (including a slice of potica, a kind of nut roll pastry, and coffee or tea) and a mysterious “mustachioed” surprise at the International Centre of Graphic Arts.
But on top of all these special stops, cyclists will also enjoy the gorgeous sights of Ljubljana, from its stone streets and picturesque bridges to the fascinating dragon sculptures all around the city (it’s known as the City of Dragons).
And no, you don’t have to have a mustache in order to take the tour. However, you have to be a legal adult to ride with these mustachioed men.
The tour is scheduled to be about three and a half hours and is available for booking between April 1 and Sept. 30 on Fridays at 3 p.m. local time. Each ticket costs €45 (about $51 USD) per person.
Tickets may be bought online or at the Slovenian Tourist Information Centre in Ljubljana.
For more information, go to the Visit Ljubljana website.