Slovenia: Hike, Bike & Raft

Duration: 8 days
From: £1,011.00

Hike lush trails on Mt Vogel, go mountain biking alongside the Radovna River in Triglav National Park and hold on to your helmets on a rafting trip on the Sava Dolinka. Along with all this adventure, there’s plenty of free time to discover this spectacular part of Slovenia for yourself.

Join this active Slovenia adventure to bike through Triglav National Park, hike Mt Vogel, raft on the Sava Dolinka, and explore Lake Bled.

Contrast the active adventure with plenty of free time to explore at your own pace and relax. Slovenia’s green and lush landscapes looks like something out of a fairy tale and you’ll love getting to know this small corner of the world.

Highlights:

  • Explore Bled, an adventurers paradise on the edge of the Julian Alps
  • Raft the rugged rapids of the Sava Dolinka River
  • Enjoy the spectacular views from Mt Vogel
  • Explore the underground canyon of Škocjan Caves
  • Chill out at Ziva Wellness Centre
  • Visit Old Bled Castle, set 100 metres above the town and built in the 11thcentury
  • Enjoy a Pletna boat ride (awning covered wooden boat with your own boatman)

Base camp for this Slovenia Adventure is Bled. It’s about 35km north of Ljubljana and is the perfect representation of this idyllic country. Although Slovenia is small, it’s often called Europe in Miniature because of its diversity. When you see the Julian Alps, you’ll be reminded of Switzerland, and the coastline will remind you of the Mediterranean.

The breathtaking vistas begin straight away. You’ll take a cable car to the top of Mt Vogel in Triglav National Park. At 1500 metres the hike is one incredible view after another. If the weather permits, the group may head for the Šija peak. This entire day is influenced by the presence of Lake Bohini – the village, church, and bridge are completely charming.

The rafting portion of the trip is led by a professional river guide who will lead you through pools, gates, and rapids. The Sava Dolinka cuts across all of Slovenia giving you a chance to see Alpine forests, moss covered boulders, and cypress trees. The river is graded 2 to 3 in difficulty.

In Piran, explore the underground canyon of Škocjan Caves. Carved over time by the Reka River, the caves really help to create the atmosphere of medieval Piran. Situated on the Slovenian coastline (and once well known as a pirate stronghold), Piran is as photogenic as they come. Kayah, explore, feast on great food, and soak up the Venetian ambiance.

Wrap up the trip with a mountain bike adventure in Triglav National Park. Choose the route along the Radovna River to the village of Zgornja Radovna or the more elevated route to Srednja Vas and Lipnica. No matter the route, you’ll be riding through beautiful national forest. The reward for all your adventuring is a three hour luxury afternoon at Ziva Wellness Centre.

The activities on this active Slovenia adventure are mostly moderate, but an average level of fitness is needed to really enjoy the trip. Enquire now for full details.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • From the top of Mt Vogel, hike along lush trails, looking down to the valley where deep green forest meets the endless blue of the glacial Lake Bohinj
  • Cycle through mountain pastures to outstanding lookouts in Triglav National Park
  • Ride a raft over the rugged rapids, gates and pools of the Sava Dolinka River
Start
Bled, Slovenia
Finish
Bled, Slovenia
Trip Duration
8 Days
Group Size
Between 1 and 12
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Cycle & Bike, Explorer, Hiking & Trekking, Mixed Activity, Rafting, Water Sports
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Private Departure, Solo Traveller

Dates

STARTEND

Saturday

25 May 2019

Saturday

1 June 2019

Saturday

8 June 2019

Saturday

15 June 2019

Saturday

6 July 2019

Saturday

13 July 2019

Saturday

17 August 2019

Saturday

24 August 2019

Saturday

7 September 2019

Saturday

14 September 2019

Saturday

23 May 2020

Saturday

30 May 2020

Saturday

6 June 2020

Saturday

13 June 2020

Saturday

4 July 2020

Saturday

11 July 2020

Saturday

18 July 2020

Saturday

25 July 2020

Saturday

1 August 2020

Saturday

8 August 2020

Saturday

15 August 2020

Saturday

22 August 2020

Saturday

5 September 2020

Saturday

12 September 2020

Saturday

19 September 2020

Saturday

26 September 2020

This trip can be tailor made for your perfect travel dates. Please make a booking enquiry for more information.

Itinerary

Zivjo! Welcome to Slovenia. Known as ‘Europe in Miniature’, tiny Slovenia has a huge heart and a wealth of diversity. The soaring Julian Alps capture a touch of Switzerland, the radiating coastline oozes Mediterranean charm, and Bled’s island church appears to have come straight out of a fairytale. The mountainous backdrop, stunning lake, and impressive cliff-top fortress all combine to make Bled a wonderful place to visit and a delight of Slovenia. Importantly for us there's also plenty of action for adrenaline junkies, from cycling, hiking and skiing, to canyoning, caving and boating.

Active Slovenia Adventure

What's included

  • Transport
  • Cable Car to Mt Vogel
  • Hiking on Mt Vogel
  • Sava Dolinka River Rafting
  • Day Trip to Piran
  • Mountain Biking in Triglav National Park

For the full list of included activities please make an enquiry and we’ll send full details over to you.

Please request full details

Trip notes

Accommodation: Guesthouse (7 nights)

OCCASIONAL ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION

The style of accommodation indicated is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our usual accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances.

TWIN SHARE BASIS

Accommodation on this trip is on a twin share basis. Please note there may be times where facilities will be shared rather than ensuite.

CHECK-IN TIME

On your arrival day rooms should be ready for you at 2pm.

Includes:
7 breakfasts,
0 lunches,
0 dinners

This trip has a physical rating by the operator of 4 out of 5. Get in touch to find out more about what this means and what to expect.
Theme: Explorer, Walking & Trekking

For the full trip notes please make an enquiry and we’ll send them right away to help you decide if this is the perfect trip for you.

Do I need to be fit to take part?

This is an active trip packed with activities such as cycling, white-water rafting and trekking. To fully enjoy it, you’ll need to be in a good state of health and fitness. To participate in the rafting experience, you’ll also need to be a confident swimmer.

How much travelling is there each day?

The trip involves some early starts and long days, because the itinerary is packed with lots of exciting activities.

Are there transfer options?

Bled, the base for this trip, is located approximately 35 kilometres north-west of Ljubljana Airport. An arrival or departure transfer can be booked at an additional cost.

Tour operator

We love this operator for the freedom and flexibility they give travellers to get off the tourist trails and really experience local cultures. Their style of small group travel is perfect for solo travellers, couples or small groups of friends and their grassroots style of travel seeks to have a positive impact on the communities they visit.

They use local leaders, local accommodation & transport and support local community projects, ensuring sustainability is at the centre of everything they do.

In addition, they expect their staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel – respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

 

Hello! If you’d like to chat about finding you the perfect adventure or guidance on what’d suit you then we’re very happy to help. Tori & Larissa 0207 097 1734 • info@anotherworldadventures.com.

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