SUP in the Soca Valley, Slovenia. Photo: Host/Wajdusna
4.8
| 47 reviews

SUP, Hike and Paraglide in Slovenia

3 nights
Easy

Get off the beaten track and explore the wilder side of Europe’s adventure capital

What's Included?

Activities & Certified Guides

All itinerary activities with professional, English-speaking local guides

Hotel & Guesthouse

1 night hotel, 2 nights at a local farm

Meals

A delicious breakfast each day

Transfers

To and from the airport and everything in between

Equipment

All the equipment you'll need on and off the water

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 8 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
From

excluding flights

What's it like?

4.8
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April 2024
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Sophie P.
Paragliding was the absolute highlight of t...
November 2023
Christina
Fantastic trip, highly recommended! Beautif...
September 2022
Victoria
Fantastic trip, highly recommended! Beautif...
September 2022
Victoria
Fantastic trip, highly recommended! Beautif...
September 2022
Victoria
this was a fantastic trip. Both of the host...
August 2022
Kayleigh
this was a fantastic trip. Both of the host...
August 2022
Kayleigh
this was a fantastic trip. Both of the host...
August 2022
Kayleigh
I had such an amazing time in Slovenia. So...
July 2022
Lorna
I had such an amazing time in Slovenia. So...
July 2022
Lorna
I had such an amazing time in Slovenia. So...
July 2022
Lorna
Absolutely brilliant hosts who took us to s...
August 2019
Leena
Before the trip, the weather was looking re...
August 2019
Carrina
Before the trip, the weather was looking re...
August 2019
Carrina
Before the trip, the weather was looking re...
August 2019
Carrina
Our host Jani was super friendly and was al...
July 2019
Jackie
SUP in the Soca Valley, Slovenia. Photo: Host/Wajdusna
Vipava Valley Paragliding, Slovenia. Photo: Host/Wajdusna
Urban SUP in Slovenia
Kranjska Gora hike, Slovenia. Photo: Host/Wajdusna
Soca Valley

Kick things off with an urban SUP experience through the heart of Ljubljana – one of Europe’s greenest and most photogenic cities

Head to the mountains and hike through the stunning Soča Valley, Slovenia’s adventure playground

Spend two nights in wine country, complete with hiking and a tandem paragliding experience that you’ll never forget

Key Information

Day 1

Welcome to Slovenia!

SUP in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photo: Host/Wajdusna

Stand Up Paddleboarding

2hrs

Fly to the picturesque city of Ljubljana, famous for its green spaces and captivating architecture and head to your hotel in the city centre. Your local guide will meet you there and take you on your first paddleboarding adventure down Ljubljanica river, where you will glide through the heart of the city, passing castles, city life, and iconic sights like the Dragon Bridge. After the tour Ljubiljana is yours to explore, whether it's checking out the famous Triple Bridge, wandering Prešeren Square, or dinner in the city.

Day 2

The Soča Valley

SUP in Slovenia

Hiking

1.5hrs

Stand Up Paddleboarding

3hrs

Take a scenic road trip to the lovely Soča Valley and explore the vivid waters of the Emerald River by SUP. Paddle between narrow canyon walls and float across wide-open pools – your guide will even challenge you to some SUP yoga (and photograph the varying results). If you want more adrenaline, why not try some cliff jumping? Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then hike through the dramatic Tolmin Gorge – be sure to check out Bear’s Head Rock and the view from Devil’s Bridge. Finish the day in the beautiful Vipava Valley, where you’ll check into a charming guesthouse and indulge in wine and dinner at a local farm.

Day 3

Hike and paraglide the Vipava Valley

Paraglide in Slovenia

Hiking

3hrs

Paragliding

20-30mins

Sleep in and enjoy a relaxing morning in the countryside, then depending on the conditions, either hike or take a tour of the valley, stopping at villages, farms and vineyards. In the afternoon, hike from the village of Ajdovščina to the top of Gora (780m). No need to walk back to town, as you strap in with a paragliding guide, fly across wine country and get some epic views of the Alps and the Adriatic Sea.

Day 4

Križna Cave

Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photo: GettyImages-1353143172

Relax over breakfast, pack your things and then head out for a subterranean adventure in the Križna Cave where you'll raft and walk through tunnels to find the ancient remains of cave bears. Return to Ljubljana with time to explore some more beautiful spots along the way and head back to the airport in time for your flight home.

Day 1

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2 – Day 3

Guesthouse · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 4

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Food in Slovenia is very diverse with lots of influence from neighbouring countries. In addition to traditional Slovenian foods like meat stews and dandelion salads, you can also find plenty of Italian food and other international cuisine. A continental breakfast is included each morning and lunches and dinners are up to you - your guide will provide advice on the best spots for you to try.

Vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for - please just request on your passenger info form

What is the accommodation like?

Ljubljana

You'll stay at the modern and recently opened Holiday Inn in Ljubljana in twin share rooms. It’s very popular among outdoorsy people, who stop in Ljubljana to grasp urban adventures like you will. The hotel has a garden and terrace and is a short walk away from all the main sights.

Vipava Valley

Kraljič Farmstay is part of a family farm property situated in a quiet village, surrounded by vineyards. You will stay in a twin-share room with a private bathroom. The friendly owners will prepare a tasty breakfast from local ingredients.

Upgrades

For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room 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 and can be limited depending on guesthouse availability.

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Ljubljana Airport, Ljubljana

11:00 on Day 1

Ends

Ljubljana Airport, Ljubljana

19:00 on Day 4

Transfers

Your adventure begins at Ljubljana Airport (LJU) with your airport transfer at 11:00. If you’re not able to join the group transfer, you can easily get to the start point via a 25-minute taxi ride or the public bus. You will meet your guide and fellow adventurers at the Holiday Inn in Ljubljana.

At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped back at Ljubljana Airport (LJU) at 19:00, and we recommend booking any flight that departs after 21:00. Alternatively, you can be dropped off in Ljubljana city centre: just let your host know.

Travel options

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

Enjoy 12.5% Off Outdoor Gear

In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 12.5% discount to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock and Runner's Need.

What's included?

  • All equipment for SUP (board, paddle, shorty wetsuit), paragliding and caving (boots and head torch)

What do I need to bring?

  • Swimsuit
  • Board shorts and swim shirt (optional, but easier than full-body sunblock)
  • Towel
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
  • Hiking shoes
  • Comfortable, breathable trousers and shirt for hiking and caving
  • Jumper or other warm layer
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Personal first aid kit
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Optional Private Room Upgrade

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room Upgrade

Per Person

Post-trip accommodation in Ljubljana (Single)

Payable Before Departure

Post-trip accommodation in Ljubljana (Single)

Per Night

Post-trip accommodation in Ljubljana (Twin/Double))

Payable Before Departure

Post-trip accommodation in Ljubljana (Twin/Double))

Per Night

Elise T.(April 2024)
So much fun, 5* guides in beautiful Slovenia

Absolutely loved this tour, first MBA tour and definitely won't be my last :) The guides were absolutely fantastic, local knowledge, very personable and lovely. The group were super friendly and we connected instantly, all solo travellers who were up for fun and adventure :) Equipment was all great, felt very safe throughout. Very smooth transitions and incredible scenery at the farm stay. Favourite part was the paddle boarding up Soca gorge - one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, the colour was bright turquoise, I felt like I was in paradise. Slovenia was breath taking - absolutely awesome scenery and outstanding wildlife and outdoorsy culture. Food was delicious, every day was different and super exhilarating. Didn't want it to end.

Sophie P.(April 2024)
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My first time visiting Slovenia ... And what a beautiful country it is! I had the best weekend.

The trip was jam packed which meant you got the most of your visit and covered loads of different places! Each day felt completely different and gave you a true taste for what Slovenia has to offer.

Iris and Matear were great guides for the paddleboarding days. They taught us about the area and some bits of the language. They made sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying the paddleboarding... And captured lots of photos out on the water too! The areas for paddleboarding were beautiful especially Soca valley with it's turquoise water.

Simon looked after us for the second half. Had loads of knowledge about the area and helped a few people with recommendations for their extra days.

Paragliding was incredible!

Food and wine were all really great quality, local produce ... Loved every dish!

Communication from Jani during the run up to the trip was great.

We were super lucky with the weather. All in all couldn't have asked for more!

Christina(November 2023)
Paragliding was the absolute highlight of t...

Paragliding was the absolute highlight of this trip (it is weather dependent, so not always guaranteed to happen, but the guides made clear that they'd change the itinerary to accommodate the best weather opportunity for this activity). Lots crammed in to 4 days.... we had the additional bonus of a trip to Lake Bled and Bohinj on the final day! Beautiful country. Bit of a challenge in some places for veggie/vegan options. Quite a lot of time spent in the minibus travelling to different parts of the country, but for many of the group this gave a perfect nap opportunity! The SUPing is suitable for complete beginners (as I was).It felt like the guides worked hard to ensure we had the best experience and changed the itinerary accordingly (due to weather conditions for paragliding and a slight change with SUP route due to recent flooding). The caving is a bit touristy- nothing physically challenging about that, but all the other activities were great.

Clare(November 2023)

Excellent trip - Slovenia is beautiful, the hosts were all excellent, food great and activities loads of fun. The caving isn't 'caving' in the sense I was expecting, it was more exploring a cave. Really pleased I went and have already booked my next MBA trip!

Tom(October 2023)

This was my first MBA tour and it exceeded my expectations. The activities, organisation, food/wine and accommodation were all excellent. The local tour guides were fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable and made sure everyone had a great time. Slovenia is a beautiful country and the paragliding a big highlight!

Cerys(October 2023)

This was a truly amazing experience, action packed without being to strenuous. Great food, great guides and great holiday full stop

Anna(June 2023)

This was my first MBA tour and I would definitely recommend. The guides were really knowledgeable, ensured everyone did all the activities despite v changeable weather conditions and made sure everyone had a great time

Jackie(June 2023)

Amazing experience with a fabulous group & our guides Iris & Simon were incredible! Despite the dodgy weather, we just went with the flow & we got to do all the activities. A fair bit of driving, but we got to see so much of Slovenia, which is beautiful. Excellent trip!

Sanna(May 2023)

Highly recommend this trip! We had friendly and knowledgeable local hosts for every part of the trip - all of whom do their job with passion for the tourism industry and huge pride in showing you their country. They also created a nice group dynamic were everyone is hands on and not afraid to get a bit muddy and wet in the caves or on the SUP board! You will see a lot of the country in just a few days - including some "secret" local spots! Our trip was in May, so few to no tourists in the places we visited both the sights and the local restaurants as soon as you get outside of Ljubljana. It's action packed but very doable at all levels of fitness but long days so be prepared! Definitely coming back to Slovenia again!!!

Sheila(May 2023)

Excellent tour. Highly recommended. We did so much in such a short time!

Clare L.(September 2022)

Fantastic trip, highly recommend!

Victoria(September 2022)
Fantastic trip, highly recommended! Beautif...
Fantastic trip, highly recommended! Beautif...
Fantastic trip, highly recommended! Beautif...

Fantastic trip, highly recommended! Beautiful country and excellent activities, perfect mix of city and countryside. The local hosts are brilliant and make everything flow perfectly. However it's worth asking if you're finding flights tricky - I ended up paying for an extra night in Slovenia before the trip, and one at the airport the night before that, to get a flight that arrived before the start time. Only to find someone else turned up after the start time (on the flight I could have got, but assumed was too late).

Helen(August 2022)

Fabulous friendly hosts and views with even better paragliding I suspect as location and day changed due to fires - we did it Sunday over the lakes from top of the cablecar and chairlifts. Food was also fabulous but only breakfast included so additional costs. Good accurate kitlist. Except maybe suggest insect repellent! First hotel little far out! So good walk to centre if stayed there extra night. Fair bit driving.

Janice(August 2022)

This was a great trip, Spela provided some pre arrival hike information which I used to explore the local area. She went above and beyond to make sure the paddleboarding, cliff jumping and swimming was a sucess. She even noticed I could paddle a bit and traded up my SUP to a sport so I could practice on a new piece of kit. We transferred over to a new host, Veronika who was our hiking expert and she was very knowledgeable about the local area, taking us to historical places and a vinyard with wine tasting. She also did her upmost to keep us happy when the paragliding was postponed due to poor weather and drove us to another valley to ensure we jumped. I would highly recommend this trip, Slovenia wasn't on my travel radar before but these two guides and the amazing bunch of people I met on the trip made me love the country.

Kayleigh(August 2022)
this was a fantastic trip. Both of the host...
this was a fantastic trip. Both of the host...
this was a fantastic trip. Both of the host...

this was a fantastic trip. Both of the hosts were excellent, the paddleboarding was well executed by a professional company and covered two beautiful areas. all tutoring was included so you don't have to be an expert before you go. the hiking required medium level fitness, but they allowed us to go at our own pace and was very rewarding once we reached the top. the host for the hiking was very patient and took us to some beautiful areas for stunning views of slovenia. the caving was so interesting and the paragliding was fantastic. overall a brilliant trip with fantastic people, a great way to see Slovenia. would highly recommend.

Joanna(July 2022)

I can’t recommend this trip highly enough; great guides, fantastic activities and stunning landscapes.

Lorna(July 2022)
I had such an amazing time in Slovenia. So...
I had such an amazing time in Slovenia. So...
I had such an amazing time in Slovenia. So...

I had such an amazing time in Slovenia. So many experiences packed into a few days. Our guides looked after us brilliantly; well organised activities, the best food, comfortable accommodation and little extras along the way. I learnt so much from them about their beautiful country. I loved every part of the trip.

Laura(September 2021)

Excellent trip. Our guides Spela and Jani were super friendly and knowledgeable. There was a lot to fit into 3 days but all the activities were great fun. Would highly recommend Slovenia and MBA to anyone looking for unique and unforgettable experiences!

Catharine(September 2019)

Scenery and activities were great.

Elena(September 2019)

Hosts are super nice and friendly. They were very supportive and helped me when I left my stuff by mistake in the hostel we left. The best adventure ever! Highly recommend! Time spend is planned super nice: you are always busy with something cool but not too much to be exhausted!

Ali(September 2019)

Slovenia is beautiful; the whole trip was really well organised; we were well looked after and the guides were very friendly, helpful and accommodating before, during and after the trip

Emma(August 2019)

Wonderfully organised trip with fab activities and superb guides.

Leena(August 2019)
Absolutely brilliant hosts who took us to s...

Absolutely brilliant hosts who took us to see the best parts of Slovenia! Even the weather wasn't on our side every day our host made sure that we were able to do everything that was planned and we had the best of time. Group size is perfect and all the activities were awesome. Will definitely book another trip through Much Better Adventures.

Carrina(August 2019)