Join us for this brand new and exclusive Slovenia multi activity adventure holiday which has sustainable tourism at it’s core! Climb, ride and kayak in Slovenia
From the soaring peaks of the Julian Alps to the sparkling blue-green lake of Bohinj flanked by the lush green forest and picturesque valleys, this is the ultimate setting for an incredible Slovenia multi activity adventure holiday.
Immerse yourself in the visually spectacular world of pristine mountains and snow capped peaks to ascend the rocky centrepiece, Mt Triglav, Slovenia’s highest peak at 2864m. The climb to the summit is outstanding and excitingly airy along a breath-taking trail which offers some brilliant scrambling and sections of via ferrata. You will be rewarded with incredible panoramic views from the summit across the Julian Alps and as far as neighbouring Austria, Italy and Croatia. Summitting Triglav is the Holy Grail that all Slovenians aim to complete at least once in their life as a right of passage.
It’s then time to swap your boots for a bike and embark on an exciting adventure along scenic cycling trails. Your cycling route runs along the banks of the Sava Bohinjka River in the Lower Bohinj Valley and through the alpine villages of the Upper Bohinj Valley. With a mixture of tarmac and trails, your local guide will show you some hidden gems that the route passes.
To finish it’s on to the shores of the crystal-clear emerald glacial Lake Bohinj to jump onboard your kayak and paddle down the Sava Bohinjka river. The scenery is breath-taking as you travel down the river riding over small sections of fun rapids.
With more than half of its total surface still covered in forest, Slovenia does more than simply claim it’s ‘green’, it really is one of the greenest countries on earth and we can’t wait to welcome you to this earthly paradise.
Itinerary for Slovenia multi activity adventure holiday
Flight from UK to Ljubljana Slovenia
Flight from London UK to Ljubljana (approx 2 hours 10 mins)
On signing up for the trip, we will provide you with the recommended flights to book or alternately, we can book the flights for you through our ATOL protected Flight Agent at an additional cost. Flights are not included in your package to give you the flexibility to travel from your nearest airport, use your frequent flyer points or extend your stay in Slovenia if you wish. The recommended flights for this will include airport transfers in Slovenia. There are direct flights from London and some major airports across the UK. Flights are operated by British Airways and Easyjet and cost upwards £150pp economy return depending on which flights and when you book.
You will be transferred by private minibus from Ljubljana Airport to your hostel at Lake Bled. This transfer will take approximately 30 minutes. On arrival you will have time to get to know your fellow team-mates, make final preparations for your trek and explore this well-renowned picture-postcard wonderland with its natural beauty and wealth of legends. Bled’s bluish-green alpine lake, iconic church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff, some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops, Bled is an ideal place to begin your discovery of the natural beauty of Slovenia.
Transfer: Private vehicle transfer from Ljubljana to Lake Bled
Accommodation: Hostel (dorm share basis)
Meals: Not included
Transfer from Bled to Krma Valley and trek to Triglavski Dom (2515m)
Following breakfast, you’ll meet your IFMGA Guide and take a scenic 1 hour drive via magnificent tracks cutting through the forests, following a wild river to the start of your trek to the start of the trek in the Krma Valley in Triglav National Park. The start of your mountain adventure will see you trekking through picturesque alpine meadows and forests before rising above onto a high plateau with breath-taking views. Then it’s on to the shoulders of Triglav and the Triglavski hut at 2,515 metres. This is the highest mountain hut in Slovenia with the highest meteorological station in the country. Triglavski Dom is one of the most welcoming huts in the park with its dramatic setting where you can relax with a hot drink and enjoy the views, or explore the area and find a nice vantage point for sunset.
Your Guide will decide whether or not you will attempt the summit climb of Triglav in the afternoon or early the following morning which is mainly down to conditions. If your summit attempt is scheduled for the following morning, that afternoon is a great chance to relax, meet some other trekkers from all over the world and enjoy some truly remarkable mountain views from this fantastic location.
Distance covered: approx. 15kms
Ascent: 1,650 metres
Trekking time: approx. 6 – 7 hours
Accommodation: Traditional mountain hut (dorm room basis)
Meals: Not included (allow €20 per day)
Triglavski Dom to Triglav summit to Lake Bohinj
This morning, make sure you set your alarm early to witness the spectacular sunrise over the Julian Alps as the mountains glow orange when the sun’s early morning rays reach their rocky peaks.
If you are still to make your summit bid, you will set off in teams under the glow of the early morning sun. Leaving your day-packs at the hut you can travel light on your final 400 metre ascent along the East Ridge. The route is outstanding and excitingly airy as you follow an exhilarating trail of via ferrata to the summit climbing a series of cables and ladders. This means you will be wearing a harness which is attached to the fixed ropes known as Via Ferrata.
The experienced Guide will be on hand to offer help and support. The scrambling is excellent alongside a breath-taking mountain setting and stunning views. You’ll be focused on the ridge and the climb over Mali Triglav (little Triglav) so the two hours to the summit will pass quickly and before you know it, you’ll be stood on the highest point in Slovenia. The 360 degree views from the top are simply jaw-dropping and include the vast display of the Julian Alps whilst the valleys of Kot, Krma, Vrata and Trenta spread out below. You will also see the neighbouring peaks in Austria and Italy. After taking in the views and the all-important summit photos you will return to the Triglavski Dom mountain hut for lunch.
In the afternoon, you descend through alpine forests into alpine meadows famous for their summer pastures. Cattle are herded to these mountain pastures at the end of June where they graze for at least two months. As you near the end of your trek it’s your last chance to catch a glimpse of the magnificent Julian Alps. Arriving back Krma Valley you will be transferred to Lake Bohinj ready for the next thrilling day of adventure.
Distance covered: approx. 15kms
Ascent: 349 metres
Descent: 1950 metres
Trekking time: approx. 8 – 9 hours
Day 4 of Slovenia multi activity adventure holiday
Mountain bike Bohinj Valley and Kayak Lake Bohinj and Sava Bohinjka River
With having swapped your boots for your bike its time to head out for a morning of pedalling along on a cycling route that connects the picturesque Lower and the Upper Bohinj Valley. Your 25km cycling route runs along the banks of the Sava Bohinjka River in the Lower Bohinj Valley and through the alpine villages of the Upper Bohinj Valley. With a mixture of tarmac and trails, your local guide will show you some hidden gems and jaw-dropping views that the route passes. The circular route then takes you to the start of your final leg from the shores of the crystal-clear emerald glacial Lake Bohinj. Jump onboard your kayak and following some tuition and practice it’s time to paddle in the lake before heading down the Sava Bohinjka river. The scenery is breath-taking as you travel down the river riding over small sections of fun rapids. A great finish to your epic adventure in this green earthly paradise of Slovenia.
Back in Bohinj, make the most of your last night together as a group and celebrate your fantastic achievements with completing this triple challenge.
Accommodation: Hotel on share basis (share & save)
Meals: Breakfast only
Lunch & dinner not included (allow approx. €20 – € 25)
Free morning before returning home
This morning is free for you to either relax around the shores of Lake Bohinj, take a walk along the numerous walking trails, head to the Savica waterfall, or just catch the cable car up Vogel Ski Resort. Or you can take the bus to Lake Bled and explore this chocolate box beauty surrounded by snow-capped peaks and sample some cream traditional kremna rezina (cream cake), visit Vintgar Gorge where series of wooden ridges and viewing galleries enable you to snake along the 1.6 km long gorge admiring its plunging waterfalls and mirror-clear pools and cascades or for an adrenaline kick check out the gorge walking. Then it’s time to be transferred to Ljubljana Airport for your return flight home in the early evening filled with an immense sense of achievement, some great adventure stories and new friends.
Included in Slovenia multi activity adventure holiday
Transfer: Private transfer from Lake Bohinj to Ljubljana Airport
Meals: Breakfast included