Adventure Holidays in Slovenia

Outdoor holiday full of adrenaline activities in the stunning corners of Slovenia.

Location
Ljubljana
Length
7 nights / 8 days
Difficulty
Moderate

Highlights

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Jovan
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Avaliable group tour dates

15.5.2021 - 22.5.2021
19.6.2021 - 26.6.2021
10.7.2021 - 17.7.2021
14.8.2021 - 21.8.2021
11.9.2021 - 18.9.2021
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Description

When it comes to outdoor activities, Slovenia is a land of limitless possibilities and none is as diverse and picturesque as the mountainous region of the Julian Alps. Everywhere you turn, there’s a scenic valley to hike through, a majestic mountain to climb, a cave to explore, or a crystal-clear river to raft down. On this 8-day adventure tour of our Alpine fairy-tale you will receive an unforgettable dose of sport, nature and culture – the main three ingredients of an active holiday.

Before entering the magnificent Triglav National Park, your adventure will already be well on its way. Located on the outskirts of this mountainous wonderland is Lake Bled, the symbol of Slovenia’s natural and cultural richness. Strolling around the lake, paddle boarding on its surface and hiking up a nearby hill will give you a tiny taste of what’s to come. Even staying in Bled’s immediate area for some canyoning down underground streams and kayaking on the impressive Sava River is only the tip of the iceberg of thrills that lay ahead.

Venturing deep into the wilderness of one of the oldest national parks in Europe, we will take you high up a breath-taking mountain pass with views beyond compare. But this type of incredible natural splendour isn’t meant to be observed from afar. Descending back to the valley, it’s time to hike along the emerald jewel called the Soča River, explore the deep ravines of the Soča Gorge, and experience these hidden gems up-close. After ziplining on top of a mountain and checking in at Bovec, Slovenia’s adrenaline capital, the rapids of Soča River await. Whitewater rafting accompanied by insanely perfect countryside is definitely the way to travel. From the watery fun of below to a drive up the highest mountain road in Slovenia, the Mangart Saddle. So saddle up and make sure your cameras and phones are fully charged for the flood of incoming photo ops.

An amazing waterfall and a gorgeous gorge later, you will be back in civilization and ready to hit the streets of vibrant Ljubljana. When in town, a food tour is highly recommended to get a proper taste of the local cuisine and recharge your batteries for the cave exploring ahead. Yup, next on the menu is caving in some of the less-known caves of Slovenia. And if these caves just happen to be in close proximity to bear country, why shouldn’t you be in even closer proximity to this striking wild animal? Joining a bear watching safari in the wilderness makes for a great afternoon trip.

On the final leg of your adventurous journey, we will take you to another very attractive part of the country and go for some black water kayaking in an abandoned mine. After a hearty miner’s lunch and a visit to Logar Valley, probably Slovenia’s most stunning valley, it’s back to the capital. And to end your travels in the same active spirit you started them in, a relaxing bike tour of Ljubljana is the best way of getting to experience the sights and sounds of the greenest capital in the world.

Included in price

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

Optional extra charge

Ljubljana Food Tour

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Lake Bled

What better place to start your adventure 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
Extras:
Entrance fee to the church on Bled Island
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 a 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 zipline across the valley. To finish the day off, we will explore the area around Bovec on foot and visit the nearby Virje Waterfall.

Accommodation:
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.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Bovec
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
White water rafting
Mangart Saddle drive
Highlights:
Bovec, the adrenaline capital of Slovenia
DAY 5 - Kozjak waterfall & Tolmin Gorge

The valley of the Soča River has numerous magnificent natural attractions and as we leave Bovec, we will head south to Kobarid to hike to the amazing Kozjak Waterfall and then further to Tolmin Gorge. In the afternoon, we will make our way back to Ljubljana, where you will have some time off for leisure.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Kozjak Waterfall entrance fee
Tolmin Gorge entrance fee
Highlights:
Mystical Tolmin Gorges
Kozjak Waterfall
Town of Kobarid
Extras:
Ljubljana Food Tour
Ljubljana Wine Tasting
DAY 6 - Planina Cave & Bear Watching

The underground world of the Slovenian Karst is not to be missed! But forget about the leisurely stroll through a lit up cave and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the caverns below in full caving equipment, paddling across underground waters like the first explorers. The rest of the day will be spent above ground in pristine Slovenian forests looking for an encounter with the brown bear in its natural habitat. Don’t worry, it will be done from a safe lookout with an expert guide, but thrilling nonetheless!

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Caving in Planina cave
Bear watching
Highlights:
Caving in the beautiful yet less-known caves of Slovenia
Bear watching safari in the wilderness of Slovenian forests
DAY 7 - Black water Kayaking & Logar Valley

Normally you don’t associate mines with adventure, but that is about to change. We will head north to a town called Mežica, once a famous mining town with a flooded lead and zinc mine, which we will explore by kayak for a truly unique experience. After all the hard work, you will be treated to a hearty miner’s lunch for an immersive finish of your underground adventure. On our way back, we will stop in Logar Valley, one of the most picturesque valleys in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Miner’s lunch
Included:
Black water kayaking
Highlights:
Logar Valley
Black water kayaking
DAY 8 - Ljubljana

Finish your adventure holiday by exploring Ljubljana, Slovenia’s lively capital, on two wheels. Visit all the main attractions in the center and broaden your horizons as the tour will take you further afield, to green parts of the city and some attractions, easily missed on regular tours.

Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Ljubljana Bike Tour
Highlights:
Ljubljana Bike Tour
Agent
Jovan
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Shared: 
per request

Avaliable group tour dates

15.5.2021 - 22.5.2021
19.6.2021 - 26.6.2021
10.7.2021 - 17.7.2021
14.8.2021 - 21.8.2021
11.9.2021 - 18.9.2021
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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