Cycling, hiking, rafting and kayaking in alpine lake resorts of Julian Alps on a 8 day Julian Alps adventure tour. A Slovenia multi activity holiday from €710
Cycling, hiking, rafting and kayaking in Slovenia
A Slovenia multi activity holiday packed with a variety of mixed outdoor pursuits among breathtaking alpine scenery and unique natural attractions. The glacial Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, as well as Mt. Triglav National Park, are just some of the outstanding locations for these activities. Suitable for hikers and cyclists of very average fitness.
8 day Julian Alps adventure tour highlights:
• cycle the pristine Triglav National Park
• whitewater rafting near the stunning Lake Bled
• beautiful scenery as you trek through alpine valleys
• hike to Lake Bohinj framed by alpine mountains
• raft and kayak on alpine rivers and lakes
8 day Julian Alps adventure tour itinerary
Day 1: ARRIVAL KRANJSKA GORA. Family hotel 3*.
Main attractions: alpine village of Kranjska Gora with beautiful scenery of Western Julian Alps. Known from winter sports - World Cup slaloms are held here every January.
Day 2: KRANJSKA GORA – JASNA VALLEY – KRANJSKA GORA
16km round trip / ascent 400m. (hotel 3*).
Your warm up walk will take you out past the first of many beautiful lakes you'll visit on this trip: Lake Jasna. With the jagged peaks of the Julian Alps behind it, Lake Jasna is the perfect spot for relaxing. But save it for the walk back because there's more ahead. Continuing on through the Jasna Valley, you'll be greeted by the glorious mountain arena of the Prisank and Razor Mountains. You'll return via the “Russian Chapel” dedicated to Russian POWs who died during WW1 building the military road over Vršič Pass.
Day 3: CYCLING KRANJSKA GORA – BLED (40 km). A nice downhill ride with one pass of 200m/700ft over 3 km (4* hotel).
For your final day you will head back into the heart of the Triglav National Park. The route takes you alongside the Sava Dolinka River as it cuts its way south to join the Sava Bohinjka, where it becomes the Sava River, the longest in Slovenia. From Mojstrana you will head into the Krma Valley. This lush green valley leads through a peaceful forest littered with WW2 monuments and traditional farmhouses, one of which has been adapted into a museum. You can have lunch in the mountain hut at the foot of Triglav, the mightiest mountain in the Julian Alps, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery deep in the heart of this beautiful alpine landscape. As you exit the valley, take a short detour to the stunning 1.6km Vintgar Gorge, carved 150m deep into the mountains by the Radovna River.
Day 4: CYCLING AT LAKE BLED (35 km). (hotel 4*).
Days' biking tour goes alongside Jelovica high-plateau and Sava River, easy, some undemanding hills.
Old smithies' village of Kropa with a museum, bee-keeping museum in Radovljica. Take your lunch in an old fashioned restaurant next to the castle in Radovljica.
Day 5: RAFTING LAKE BLED. 3 hour rafting trip on Sava Dolinka river (grade 2-3) (4* hotel).
This trip is suitable for all, no extra experience or equipment needed. A free afternoon in Bled.
Main attractions: time to explore Bled – its Lake, island church, the castle on the rock...
We liked: cream cake in Park hotel – famous in all central Europe...
Day 6: HIKING (car transfer) POKLJUKA – USKOVNICA SADLE – LAKE BOHINJ 12 km / ascent 200m. Mountain meadows & tree line walk (3* hotel).
Today you will be driven by car up to the Pokljuka Plateau from which you will begin your hike across mountain pastures and old farmhouses where you will come to a viewing point providing outstanding views into the Bohinj Valley. As you descend you can stop at the little historic village of Studor where you can visit the museum and see how people lived 150 years ago. Your final destination is Lake Bohinj, the jewel in the heart of the Triglav National Park, and the small settlement of Ribčev Laz (Fisherman’s Pass).
Day 7: KAYAKING OR CANOEING ON BOHINJ LAKE A day for rest or an easy kayak trip on Lake Bohinj (in the summer months one can swim in its' crystal clear waters) (hotel 3*).
Main attractions: Spend a lazy afternoon on one of hidden beaches of this tranquil place.
We liked: local pubs with excellent lake trout, cable car ride up Vogel mountain - 1532 metres high.
Day 8: End of 8 day Julian Alps adventure tour after breakfast.
Daily departures of Slovenia multi activity holiday between 20.3. and 12.10.2021
Price: 710 EUR per person based on two people sharing
High season supplement (May 31 to October 3 2021): 45 EUR