Activity Holidays in Slovenian Alps

Fun and active holiday at the famous Lake Bled and the adrenaline capital Bovec.

Location
Ljubljana
Length
3 nights / 4 days
Difficulty
Moderate

Highlights

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Jovan
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Avaliable group tour dates

15.5.2021 - 18.5.2021
19.6.2021 - 22.6.2021
10.7.2021 - 13.7.2021
14.8.2021 - 17.8.2021
11.9.2021 - 14.9.2021
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Description

When visiting a place like Slovenia, where the natural world has provided an infinite number of possibilities for outdoor activities, it can be very difficult to choose which one you want to try. Especially if your time here is limited to a few days. On this 4-day activity holiday you won’t have to worry about running out of time or having to skip an exciting adventure. We have carefully compiled a list of must-see attractions and recreational pastimes in the stunning Slovenian mountains, so that you get the most and more out of your visit.

Your adventure begins at Lake Bled, the symbolic landmark of Slovenia. Besides being an idyllic destination, Bled is a perfect Alpine hub from where you can easily access the rest of Slovenia’s magnificent Triglav National Park. One of the best ways to get the feel for this glacial wonder and its surroundings is by paddle boarding on the lake itself. After venturing on and strolling around Lake Bled and hiking up a nearby hill for the best panoramic view of the lake, the next day will be a splash – above and below ground. First, you’ll get to climb, jump, zipline and abseil down an underground stream, followed by kayaking on the majestic Sava River in an unbelievably scenic natural environment.

On the third day, we’ll take you deeper into the wonderful world of the Julian Alps for a drive up to the most popular mountain pass in the country – the Vršič Pass. There will be plenty of pit-stops for photo ops and we’ll also visit a famous wartime memorial built by Russian POWs during WWI appropriately called the Russian Chapel. Then it’s time to meet our Emerald Queen, the crystal-clear Soča River. Hiking in the Soča Gorge with its deep ravines and surreal landscape is topped off with some super fun ziplining on the Kanin mountain and an easy hike to a waterfall near the picturesque town of Bovec.

After taking in spectacular views, discovering the hidden corners of one of the oldest national parks in Europe and getting a glimpse of Slovenia’s cultural heritage, another dose of adrenaline is in order. Your adventure will end in style with some incredible whitewater rafting on the wilder parts of the Soča River before heading back to civilization.

Included in price

English-speaking guide*
Comfortable transportation*
3 nights 3* accommodation with breakfast
All entrance fees as in the itinerary
Tourist tax

Itinerary

Day 1 - Lake Bled

What better place to start your activity holiday than the most popular place in Slovenia, Lake Bled? Get settled at your accommodation, change into your sports equipment and explore the lake on a paddle board. Stop at Bled island and take in all the panoramic views of the area and perhaps treat yourself to some amazing gelato. Finish the day with an evening hike to Osojnica Hill, a marvelous lookout spot with some of the best views of Lake Bled.

 

Walking:
Trail to Mala Osojnica is around 30 minutes hiking with 211 m (690 ft) of elevation gain. Optionally, you can continue higher to Velika Osojnica for another 15 minutes.
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Bled
Included:
Paddleboard rental
Highlights:
Hike to Osojnica hill for the best views of Lake Bled
Paddle boarding on Lake Bled
Day 2 - Lake Bohinj

For early risers, we have the option of waking up before dawn and hiking up a small hill called Ojstrica to get a great view of sunrise above Lake Bled. We return in time for breakfast and some downtime, before heading to the area of Lake Bohinj. Enjoy the thrills of canyoning in a nearby canyon, abseiling, tobogganing and jumping down the cool stream. After a lunch break, we will kayak across Lake Bohinj and onto the Sava river for some more water fun. The rest of the afternoon will be spent more leisurely around Lake Bohinj, but if you still prefer to stay active, there is a trail around the lake, as well as the possibility of bike hire to explore the area further.

Important:

Bring a swimsuit and towel for canyoning and kayaking.

Walking:
Trail to Ojstrica Hill is 20 minutes long with 130 m (425 ft) elevation gain.
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Bled
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Canyoning
Kayaking
Highlights:
Kayaking on Sava River
Canyoning
Extras:
Bicycle rental
Day 3 - Soča Valley

Start the day by driving up the spectacular road leading over the Vršič Pass and take in the amazing scenery of the Julian Alps with numerous photo stops. Continue to the valley of the emerald Soča River, where we will stop for some light hiking, before reaching Bovec, the adrenaline capital of Slovenia and your home for a couple of days. After lunch break, it will be time to get back into the harness, quite literally, and head to the mountains above the resort, where a series of steel cables promise great thrills and spectacular views as you will zipline across the valley. To finish the day off, we will explore the area around Bovec on foot and visit the nearby Virje Waterfall.

Accomodation:
Overnight stay in Bovec
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Ziplining
Day 4 - Bovec

Take the morning off, sleep in or enjoy the area of Bovec and fill up with energy for the afternoon. We will gear you up for an exciting adventure of white water rafting down the Soča River, the best way to really experience this alpine jewel. To finish your holiday on a high note, we will continue the day with an exciting drive up the highest road in Slovenia the Mangart Pass at about 2,000 m (6500 ft) elevation, where you will really feel like you are at the top of the world.

Important: Bring a swimsuit and towel for white water rafting.

Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
White water rafting
Mangart Saddle drive
Agent
Jovan
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Shared: 
per request

Avaliable group tour dates

15.5.2021 - 18.5.2021
19.6.2021 - 22.6.2021
10.7.2021 - 13.7.2021
14.8.2021 - 17.8.2021
11.9.2021 - 14.9.2021
Guided private:
per request
Self guided:
per request
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Holiday Types

Self-guided

For travellers that want flexibility and independence. We organize the holidays of your choice, but the adventure of getting around is all yours. You will get a fly & drive itinerary with activities, accommodations and travelling tips with full support of our team for any emergencies or concerns.

Small group

For solo travellers or travellers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about trip planning and would maybe like to enjoy some time on their own as well. You will be travelling with our tour leader in a small group of maximum 8 people in a comfortable van with accommodation, entrance fees and a detailed plan of activities arranged. For guaranteed tour departures we have a minimum of 4 people.

Guided private

For travellers who want a holiday based on their preferences and needs. You don’t need to worry over itinerary planning or your next move, and at the same time you can enjoy the holidays at your own pace and take as much time on your own whenever needed. We take care of the entire organization and provide you with a professional guide, accommodation, transportation and plan of activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the pickup and which transfers are included?

The included pickup and drop-off at the end of the holiday in the price published on our website is in Ljubljana. For any changes, please notify us upon booking. The included transfers are all the transfers between places and/or activities specified in the itinerary.

Where do I eat when the food is not included?

Both our back office team and our guides know where to go. We can give you recommendations or even pre-book some places for you. You can be adventurous and find places on your own. Either way, let us know if you would like any sort of help.

How fit do I need to be?

Our activities included in the tour are appropriate both for absolute first-timers to people with experience. For most of the activities included in the itinerary, you need to be moderately fit, meaning that you are able to hike up a slope for about 30 minutes and know how to swim for the water activities. In case you are unsure about any of the activities, feel free to ask us anything and we will help you out.

What should I wear? Do I have to bring anything with me?

It is important to dress for the season. Slovenia has all 4 seasons, so please check the weather forecast before the day trip regarding temperatures and rainfall. When you are close to the Alps, the weather can change fairly quickly, so your best bet is to always bring an extra layer. We recommend shoes you will be comfortable in.

I have food restrictions. Are there restaurants for me?

It really depends on the level of your restriction. Vegetarian options are fairly easy to find in Slovenia, but vegan dishes, on the other hand, are extremely hard to come by in rural areas of the country and in smaller towns. Please note, that the places where we stop off for lunch are often traditional and may have difficulties accommodating you outside of their standard menu. We suggest you keep this in mind.

Will I have some time to myself?

If you want to, sure! We are well aware that some people love to stay in groups while others prefer some more alone time on their trip. We wanted to give you the opportunity to do things your way. It is your holiday, after all! As long as you respect the group timings and locations designated by your guide, please feel free to customize your itinerary and create your own adventure!

What is the tourist tax that is not included in the price?

A tourist and promotion tax is a fee that every visitor has to pay for each overnight stay all over Slovenia. It consists of two parts: each municipality charges a tourist tax fee, which goes towards financing and maintenance of tourist facilities in the area, and the Slovenian Tourist Board charges a promotion tax, which is used to promote Slovenia. Depending on the municipality, the tax rates vary - from 1.5€ in some locations to 3.13€ in Ljubljana or Bled (per person, per night).

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