- Raft on rushing waters near Bovec, Slovenia's adrenaline capital
- Sleep in a cozy mountain hut in the Julian Alps
- Explore the cobbled streets of Ljubljana
- Hike and bike along the emerald waters of the Soča River
|Day 1||Arrival in Ljubljana, Transfer to Lake Bled||Lake Bled|
|Day 2||Hiking in the Julian Alps||Julian Alps|
|Day 3||In the heart of the Julian Alps (Alpe - Adria)||Trenta|
|Day 4||Walk & Bike in Soča Valley||Bovec|
|Day 5||Rafting near Bovec, Transfer to Ljubljana||Ljubljana|
|Day 6||Depart Ljubljana|
Day 1: Arrival in Ljubljana, Transfer to Lake Bled
Welcome to Slovenia!
Upon arrival at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, you'll get a transfer to your accommodation in Bled.
Located at the foothills of the Julian Alps, this picture-postcard lake and its island are one of Slovenia's main attractions. In addition to visiting Bled Castle and sailing to the lake's island, Bled is also a great place for hiking and biking, as it's surrounded by beautiful mountains, forests, gorges, and old villages.
After arriving in Bled and settling in, go for a stroll around the lake or visit a local cafe to try a traditional Bled cream cake. Our team will meet you for a welcome drink and go over your trip plan with you.
Day 2: Hiking in the Julian Alps
In the morning, a transfer will take you to the northwestern corner of Slovenia to the Triglav National Park. You'll start your hike near Kranjska Gora ski resort and continue towards the central Julian Alps to ascend towards the famous Vršič Pass. This beautiful trail offers some amazing views, as you'll be surrounded by some of the highest peaks in Slovenia and vertiginous limestone rock walls. Spend the night in a rustic, cozy mountain hut.
Hiking: 6.5 miles (10.5 km) / 1,800 ft (550 m) ascent / 0 ft/m descent / total 3.5 hours
Day 3: In the heart of the Julian Alps (Alpe to Adria)
Today you'll walk along an old road built by Russian war prisoners during WWI to reach the highest point of your hike: Vršič Pass. Soak in the impressive 360-views. If you feel up for it, you can also do an optional sunrise hike to another viewpoint to beat the crowds.
From there, your route descents into the beautiful green depths of the Soča Valley. This is a steep downhill hike, and alternatives are available. Once you reach the source of the Soča River, follow the water until you reach Trenta, where you'll sleep tonight.
Walking: 6 hours/ 9 miles (15 km)/ elevation +1,300 ft (400 m), -3,000 ft (900 m)
Day 4: Walk & Bike in Soča Valley
Today, you'll do a combination of hiking and biking through the Soča Valley. You'll follow the river down the valley, explore hidden spots and eventually reach the town of Bovec, the adrenaline sports capital of Slovenia. Spend the night in a charming little rustic hotel in town.
Hiking: 8.5 miles (14 km) / elevation +980 ft (300 m), -2,400 ft (730 m) / 4.5h
Biking: 10 miles (16 km) / elevation 600 ft (180 m), 950 ft (290 m) / 2h
Day 5: Rafting near Bovec, Transfer to Ljubljana
Bovec is Slovenia's outdoor adrenaline capital and is famous for its white water sports. In the morning, you'll go on a rafting trip on the river, before catching a transfer to Ljubljana in the early afternoon.
Take the rest of the day to explore Slovenia's lively capital city. You can walk around town on your own and visit the castle and Tivoli Park. Or, choose a guided walking tour, rent a bike to explore, or join a food expert for a culinary exploration of Slovenia's tastiest dishes.
Day 6: Depart Ljubljana
Depending on your departure time you can visit local museums or simply sit by the riverbank and enjoy a last ice cream in the sunshine before catching your flight home.
Driving time: (Ljubljana to the airport) 30 minutes