ADVENTURE SLOVENIA in 8 days
Mountain Biking, Whitewater Rafting, River Kayaking, Canyoning and Hiking
Live life to the fullest on this 8 days double dose deal from Adventure Slovenia to explore the most beautiful and secret places of Slovenia, the hidden gem of Central Europe. From the spectacular rocky limestone peaks to the medieval towns, this ancient country includes castles, vineyards and glistening lakes. Add to the equation a mix of kayaking, biking, hiking, rafting and canyoneering for the full adventure experience!
- Hiking in Julian Alps in Triglav National Park
- Rafting and canyoning in the most through Soča river
- Kayaking with World Champion
- Cross-country biking
- Wine extravaganza in Slovenian "Tuscany"
Day 1: Arrival in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Upon arriving in Ljubljana, you will be met by Adventure Slovenia representative and transferred to the old part of the city. You will stay overnight in a comfortable hotel in Ljubljana.
Meeting point at the train station in Ljubljana
Day 2: Kayaking at Dolenjske toplice
We will first arrive at Krka village, where the local kayaking crew will warmly welcome us! We will kayak on the Krka River with world kayak champion Borut Javornik, a medal-winning Slovenian Olympic team member and coach. After basic instructions, we will begin a 9 km journey down the Krka River, taking in the splendors of the passing Slovenian countryside.
After we have finished kayaking, we'll have a short drive to our local guesthouse for lunch or early dinner, depending upon our kayaking time. There will be plenty of local wines, homemade bread, fresh trout and more to satisfy your culinary needs..
Accommodation in Bled (B,L)
**Please note that the program and degree of the river course is always adjusted to the knowledge and ability of the participants.
Day 3: Hiking in Triglav National Park
After a hearty breakfast we will set off for Bohinj, where Triglav National Park is waiting for us. We will drive to one of the trailheads of Triglav National Park, where we will begin a day full of trekking high above the village of Bohinj. The path ascends high through an evergreen forest, eventually reaching the heart of the craggy Julian Alps. We will hike along soft golden pastures, filled with curious cows following our paths. Once we reach the highest point of the day, the viewpoint of the Seven Triglav lakes is below us. It is a spectacular landscape of turquoise lakes, limestone peaks and giant boulders scattered across the surrounding area. Set in the middle is our mountain hut, where we spend the night in dormitory-style lodging. (B, L)
Day 4: Julian alps
After a high energy breakfast at the mountain hut, we gear back up with hiking boots and traverse through Triglav National Park. We meander along undulating paths with wide-open views of the green pastures and surrounding Julian Alps. The final part of the trek is through an evergreen forest, and the springy trail is strewn with pine needles and honeycombs. Our driver will be waiting for us at the end of the trail and transfer us to Lake Bled where we will stop for a short break and try Bled's famous cream cake. Bled Lake is a famous glacial lake with an iconic castle perched high on a rock overlooking the lake. After thrilling adrenaline-pumped hike, we will go on a boat ride with a traditional pletna boat to the only island in all of Slovenia. We will spend the night in Bled. (B, L)
Day 5 : Kobarid (rafting and canyoning)
We will start our journey early in the morning by heading towards the beautiful alpine world of the Slovene Northwest. After crossing Vršič, Slovenia’s highest mountain pass, a magnificent view of the Julian Alps will open up before us.
This is the world of the emerald green Soča River, where we will visit one of its springs. Our main destination for the day, considered by many the most beautiful river in Europe. We will then embark on an adrenaline-filled rafting trip down the wild rapids of the Soča River!
After river splash on boat we will try canyoning. This involves cruising along natural scultpures created over millenia. While canyoning, we will meander over to Sušec and Fratarca, where we will swim in crystal-clear pools, slip through both small and large waterfalls, slide along with toboggans and descend into the canyonswe will head to Kobarid, an idyllic village at the heart of the Julian Alps that is very popular with paragliders. (B, D)
Day 6: Slovenian Tuscany (biking)
After breakfast we head to the Kolovrat range where structures of the third Italian line of defense are densely tossed on both sides of the state border. A special approach to the restoration of these positions was the use of original building materials (wire nets for fortifying slopes, corrugated sheets, slates, etc.) from the time of the First World War.
After knowledgeable interduciton of WW1 our guide will be waiting us with bikes and we start to ride them through the Brda region, known as the Slovenian Tuscany and wine region. We'll pedal from village to village experiencing the natural and cultural heritage of this region that had a turbulent past, but has an interesting present. Brda is a land of castles, vineyards and small white churches, often situated on the top of the hills overlooking the villages. We'll stop for a wine tasting at one of the hospitable local vineyards. Overnight stay in a comfortable boutique hotel in Brda. (B, D)
Day 7: Ljubljana
Last day of Adventure in Slovenia will be easygoing day of relaxing in Ljubljana, spent by drinking wine in a local wine bar and discovering the old part of this medieval town considered to be the most friendly city in Europe. We will enjoy a special farewell dinner before saying goodnight. (B, D)
Day 8: Goodbye Slovenia
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the train station in Ljubljana for your next adventure. (B)
This itinerary represents a typical adventure package. We prepare itineraries well in advance of the trip and therefore we reserve the right to make changes due to weather, local events or other circumstances - but always to improve the experience of our guests.