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SUP Holidays Slovenia

Explore the most scenic parts of Slovenia by stand-up paddling on its pristine lakes and rivers

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Ljubljana

Piran
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4 nights / 5 days
DIFFICULTY
Leisurely
  • Spend 5 days paddle boarding in best places to visit in Slovenia
  • Discover the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, both on top of a SUP board as well as on a bike
  • Enjoy two of the most famous lakes in the Slovenian Alps, Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj
  • Paddle board on the Soča River, the alpine emerald famous for water sports
  • Visit the wine region of Goriška Brda and taste some excellent Slovenian wines
  • Explore the Slovenian coast and paddle board in Piran
  • Top your holiday off with a visit to the world famous Postojna Cave

Included in price

English speaking ASI certified SUP instructor
Total SUP gear rental
Introductory SUP course
5 SUP programs
A short wetsuit (if needed)
4 nights accommodation with breakfast (double or twin rooms)
Comfortable transportation
Bike tour in Ljubljana
4 Hiking tours
Healthy snacks
Photos from your SUP tour
Tourist tax

Itinerary

Day What we will do
DAY 1 Ljubljana
DAY 2 Lake Bohinj - Savica Waterfall - Lake Bled
DAY 3 Bled - Vintgar Gorge
DAY 4 Soča Valley - Most na Soči - Idrijca River - Goriška Brda
DAY 5 Piran - Postojna Cave

DAY 1 - The capital of Slovenia

Discovering Ljubljana by stand-up paddling through its vibrant centre will give you a one-of-a-kind perspective of the city’s landmarks, including the Ljubljana Castle, the Triple Bridge and Dragon Bridge as well the many other wonderful architectural designs along the colourful banks of the green Ljubljanica River. After our first taste of SUP paddling and a lunch break, we’ll mount our bikes and explore the rest of Ljubljana, stopping off in the great Tivoli Park for some slacklining. Then it’s up to Ljubljana Castle for some views and back in time for dinner and night time merry-making.

Accomodation
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Included
SUP tour on Ljubljanica River
Ljubljana Bike Tour
Highlights
Bike Tour Ljubljana
Paddle boarding on Ljubljanica River

DAY 2 - In the Alps

Next stop is the spellbinding Lake Bohinj, Slovenia’s biggest natural lake. Embellished by majestic Alpine backdrops, this gem of a lake is bang in the middle of Triglav National Park. We’ll stand-up paddle along the most striking part of the lakes’ shore and practice our paddling techniques. After our SUP session, it’s time for a healthy snack to recharge our batteries and get ready for an hour-long hike through the forest up to the 60-metre Savica Waterfall and its smaller cousin a bit further on. Then it’s a quick drive to Bled, our new home for a couple of nights.

Accomodation
Overnight stay in Bled
Meals
Breakfast
Included
SUP tour on Lake Bohinj
Highlights
Paddle boarding on Lake Bohinj
Optional extra charge
Savica Waterfall entrance fee

DAY 3 - Enjoy Lake Bled & surroundings

Waking up next to Slovenia’s most iconic lake, it’s breakfast time and then off to do some SUP yoga, before paddling on the lake and getting inspired by the incredible surrounding and the medieval cliff-perched castle. SUP games are in order, as is a refreshing dip in the lake and a visit to the legendary Bled Island where we’ll ring the wishing bell for luck. The afternoon it’s time to explore Bled, its lovely castle, and admire the phenomenal panorama it offers. After lunch, the splendid Vintgar Gorge awaits, before retiring for well-deserved rest.

Accomodation
Overnight stay in Bled
Meals
Breakfast
Included
SUP program in Bled
Highlights
Paddle boarding on Lake Bled
Osojnica hill
Optional extra charge
Entrance fee to the church on Bled Island
Vintgar Gorge entrance fee
Bled Castle entrance fee

DAY 4 - Soča River Valley & wine region

Early in the morning, we head off toward the Upper Soča Valley, one the most scenic parts of Slovenia and stop off at the pretty Most na Soči village. We’ll SUP under an impressive bridge, then follow the railway along the narrow valley of the Idrijca River. Our next destination is the sunlit Mediterranean coastal part of Slovenia. Goriška Brda, is known for its endless vineyards, olives and fragrant orchids. We’ll spend the night at a traditional homestead, take a walk among the vineyards and visit a local wine cellar. Tasty culinary treats with high-class wines will end the day nicely.

Accomodation
Overnight stay in Goriška Brda
Meals
Breakfast
Dinner - part of local experience
Included
SUP tour in Most na Soči
Local experience in Goriška Brda – wine cellar and local dinner
Highlights
Paddle boarding on Soča River

DAY 5 - The Coast & the Karst

The last day is dedicated to supping along high cliffs towards the cutest Slovenian seaside town of Piran. We’ll explore the quaint Venetian-style streets, have a lovely lunch and then SUP back.

The afternoon can be spent relaxing at the beach or you can opt for a trip up to Postojna Cave, one of the insanely beautiful symbols of Slovenia’s natural world.

Meals
Breakfast
Included
SUP program in Piran
Postojna Cave entrance fee
Highlights
Paddle boarding in Piran

Extra days

Why not spend a few more days in Slovenia? Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.

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Slovenia is home to the cleanest network of rivers and lakes in Europe. The country’s magnificent waterways run through or are located in stunning rural and urban surroundings that are just begging to be explored.

This 5-day adventure holiday offers you the unique opportunity of experiencing Slovenia’s breath-taking locations on a SUP board by combining this awesome outdoor activity with sightseeing. You’ll be able to discover the magic of the most idyllic glacial lakes of the Alpine world, soak up the sights and sounds of vibrant Ljubljana, traverse down the emerald queen of rivers, venture to the Mediterranean region with all its coastal charms, and enter a spectacular karst cave that is sure to blow your mind.

The SUP holiday’s itinerary is carefully planned to include all the top destinations, accompanied by an assortment of delicious local delicacies and a treasure-trove of information about the places you visit. Our professional guides will make sure your water-based adventure is absolutely safe, educational and packed with exciting experiences you’ll never forget.

Minimum number of participants applies.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a single traveller, how can I book?

Don’t worry, just drop us a line in our inbox. We will do our best to try and find you some company, so if you are flexible in your travel dates, let us know as well. Do you want a private trip? No problem, we got you covered too.

Why is the accommodation not specified?

We are always looking for the perfect fit for you. We use a few different accommodation providers that fit our standards but they are subjected to availability, especially in the high season. We can also adjust the holiday, keeping in mind your preferences and budget and can always find a more suitable solution for your taste.

What should I wear on SUP Holidays?

Wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting wet. A swimming suit is a must in the summertime, since refreshing dips are practically obligatory. During spring or autumn, we recommend a hoodie or a wind-stopper jacket to keep you warm. The Soča River is quite cold in those months, so if you decide to take a dip, we can provide you with a short wetsuit free of charge.

Who will be our guide?

The SUP Holidays Slovenia are guided by experienced and ASI certified SUP instructors.

Who can attend the SUP Holidays?

The holiday is suitable for people who can swim and are in reasonable physical shape. The tours are not demanding and you need no prior experiences with stand-up paddle boarding. Children are also most welcome to join. Those over 12 years old can join us on their own board, while younger kids can sit on their parent’s SUP board, providing they already have experience in stand-up paddling.

Can I join if I don’t have any SUP experience?

We try to provide the best possible experience on our holidays, so we use very stable Red Paddle Co boards, perfect for beginners or travellers with little experience.

What should I bring with me?

We recommend comfortable sport clothes, swimsuits, a towel, comfortable sport shoes for hiking, a sweater and wind-stopper jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat / cap.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

We will gladly take you stand-up paddle boarding in sunny or cloudy (dry) weather, but cannot in the event of heavy rain, windy weather or strong river currents. If the weather forecast looks rainy, we will try to reschedule the SUP Holiday to another date or another location.
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