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Hike, Canyon and Raft the Slovenian Alps

Experience the best of Slovenia by land and water over an epic active weekend.

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Adventures / Adventure Tapas

Hike, Canyon and Raft the Slovenian Alps

Experience the best of Slovenia by land and water over an epic active weekend.

DURATION
2 nights
LOCATION
Slovenia
ANNUAL LEAVE
0 days off work
GROUP SIZE
Up to 16 people
MEETING POINT
Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Slovenia
ACCOMMODATION
Hostel
DIFFICULTY
Moderate

No rafting, hiking or canyoning experience needed, just a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to handle 3-4 hours of activity a day.

Abseil off ledges, slide down waterfalls and bridge-jump into deep blue pools as you explore the outdoor wonderland of the Triglav National Park

Stay in the lakeside town of Bled, home to a photogenic little church built on its own island

Raft the unique, emerald waters of the Soča River and test yourself against class 2 and 3 rapids as you navigate one of the most thrilling canyons in Europe

Included

Guides

Professional, English-speaking guide

Accommodation

2 nights in a hostel

Meals

2 breakfasts

Transfers

To and from the airport and everything in-between

Equipment

All your canyoning and rafting equipment

Permits

Entry to the Triglav National Park

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

Some meals as described

The Area

Logistics

Starts

Ljubljana Airport

17:00

Ends

Ljubljana Airport

20:00

Transfers

You'll be picked up on arrival and dropped off in time for departure. If you’re not able to meet the arranged transfer or need to leave earlier, you can get between Bled and the airport via a 25-minute taxi ride or a direct bus (€6.20). You’re free to book any departing flight that leaves after 21:30.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Ljubljana from airports across the UK and Europe.

What about all the carbon?

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Day 1

Hostel · Twin or triple share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Hostel · Twin or triple share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Food in Slovenia is very diverse and greatly influenced by its neighbouring countries. In addition to traditional Slovenian food like meat stews and dandelion salads you'll also find plenty of Italian food and other international cuisine on offer.

What is the accommodation like?

Bled

You'll stay at the Jazz Hostel in a peaceful part of Bled, just 5 minutes from both the lake and the town centre. Depending on availability you'll either stay in either a twin/triple/quad room. The hostel includes free WiFi, city maps, linens, shampoo and soap, lockers, and luggage storage.

Upgrades

For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room and tent can be booked for an extra charge, see Optional Extras for the price . Please request this at the time of booking (this is subject to availability).

Day 1

Bled

Head for the alpine town of Bled, set on one of the most picturesque lakes in Europe. Check into your hostel, meet the rest of your team and spend the evening exploring the area and taking photos of the impossibly lovely church built on its own little island.

Day 2

Raft the Soča River

Hiking

2-3hrs

Rafting

2hrs

Drive to the nearby Triglav National Park, a wonderland for outdoor sports and adventures. Take 3 separate hikes in this protected area and visit some beautiful viewpoints and the Vrsic Mountain Pass – there’s even an optional via ferrata section at the end of one. Raft the unique, emerald green waters of the Soča River and tackle some class II, III and III+ rapids. If that's not enough excitement for you, try some cliff and bridge jumping into deep blue pools. Return to Bled in the evening for dinner and a well-earned night's sleep.

Day 3

Canyoning

Canyoning

2hrs

Head to either Grmecica or Jereka Canyon, two of the most scenic and dynamic gorges in Slovenia and spend two hours navigating a narrow limestone channel - canyoning is a rush, and Slovenia is the perfect place to try it. Abseil off ledges, jump into still pools, slide down waterfalls and spend the rest of the afternoon exploring some more of Bled before heading back to Ljubljana in time for your flight home.

Please Note

All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

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What's included?

All your rafting and canyoning equipment -wetsuit, neoprene socks, shoes, harness, helmet

What do I need to bring?

  • Sport shoes
  • Jacket or fleece in case of cold or rainy weather
  • Swimming suit and towel
  • Small rucksack for carrying personal items
  • Sun protection

No previous rafting, hiking or canyoning experience is needed, just a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to handle 3-4 hours of activity each day. You can also sit out any of the activities you wish.

Honestly, some of the best rafting in Slovenia! The Soča River offers a scenic and fun experience with some moderate II, III & III+ class rapids. The water is clear and has a unique emerald colour, that makes it one of the most beautiful rivers in the world.

You'll be led by an experienced and safety-focused guide. Expect to be in and out of water a lot, negotiating obstacles, and jumping off rocks into deep blue pools.

The minimum height is 145cm (4ft 9in) and the maximum weight is 120kg (242lbs). Participants must also be able to swim.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Summer in Bled is generally warm and sunny. From May to September temperatures range from 10 to 25 °C. Storms are typically brief and sunny skies are normal.

You can safely leave any excess luggage in your room at the hostel during this trip.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here.

We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

For current advice about travelling in Slovenia, have a read of the UK Foreign Office pages here.

All of our group adventures are especially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded.

"I cannot recommend this highly enough! The people on the trip were amazing. Easily the best trip I've ever been on!" Charlotte, 2019, Trustpilot.

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