Featuring highlights of southern Slovenia's pristine wild beauty, you'll start in the eco-progressive capital and SUP beneath centuries-old bridges along the Ljubljanica River. Paddle and hike through the forested Kolpa Canyon, hunt wild mushrooms and track brown bears outside of Kočevje, and cruise emerald-green lakes in the underground Križna Cave network.
Bananaway specializes in unique holidays and active adventures, which like to take you little off the beaten path with selection of activities, experiences and places to visit in Slovenia.
Bananaway believes in active travel style, so we plan sightseeing while hiking, cycling, adventurous rafting etc. But paddle-boarding is very special to Bananaway team - it's relaxing and mediteative effects are responsible so the activity became so popular and has taken the world by the storm.
Bananaway likes to plan local experiences, which are specific to our country. So maybe we will take you to the bee hive or organized a local culinary workshop for you. Or take you to the local farm, where you will be able taste home produced food and to enjoy the country side.
Bananaway likes to awoid crowds so we will do our best to take you at the right location at the right time and especially show you beautiful and less visited places in Slovenia.
The active adventures are guided by experienced guides and licensed SUP instructors and are perfectly suited for environmentally conscious and outdoor-loving travelers who swear by exploring a new country through a local’s eyes and enjoy meeting like-minded, active people.
If we're honest, Bananaway is not focused on the detailed historical presentations, but we're connected with the right people, who are. So don't be afraid to ask for a historical tour too, we can manage everything!
Bananaway represents an active way of life! We like to take a banana on every trip, as it give us the energy we need while exploring our beautiful world. So let's pump our heart, breath fresh Alpine air, get to snow slovenian culture and relax while awoiding the crowds.
Featured trips & expertise
This quick active adventure showcases some of Slovenia's top highlights in four days. You'll tour vineyards in wine country and pedal through rural landscapes, explore a labyrinthian underground cave network, hike to stunning waterfalls, and paddleboard emerald-green rivers in nature and the capital, Ljubljana. Hike, bike, and paddle your way across the country and fall in love with Slovenia.
September is a fantastic month to experience Slovenia, as the crowds have lessened, the weather is more comfortable (though a little rainy) and the Adriatic and alpine lakes are still warm enough to enjoy. This is also a great month to experience the off-beat Cow Ball festival in Lake Bohinj. Read on to learn more.
Combine a storied history with rugged alpine scenery on this relaxed five-day itinerary. This guided tour starts and ends on the cobblestone streets of colorful Ljubljana, completing a loop that includes the serene Lake Bled, rolling hills of wine country, and prehistoric Škocjan Caves—a UNESCO-listed site surrounded by diverse flora and fauna. You'll even meet some four-legged equestrian friends along the way.
This outdoorsy 8-day road trip allows you to travel through Slovenia's gorgeous countryside at your own pace. Starting from the laidback riverside cafés of Ljubljana, you'll explore the fairytale shores of Lake Bled, rocky passes of the Julian Alps, rushing waters of Soça River, and rolling hills of Goriška Brda wine region. Enjoy alfresco activities that this small country is known for—i.e. hiking, biking, swimming, and river rafting—along with caves, castles, and centuries of history.
Experience the best of Slovenia in less than a week on this 6-day road trip. The adventure starts in the leafy capital Ljubljana, from where you'll journey to the shores of Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj. Continue driving to the rocky passes of the Julian Alps and Goriška Brda wine region before heading to the medieval port of Piran. With castles, caves, and the Adriatic coast along the route, take in all the views and outdoor activities Slovenia has to offer, along with plenty of time to pull over for the perfect photo.
Recent Trip Reviews for Bananaway
Best Summer Hikes in the Slovenian Alps
Jul 9 - Jul 15, 2019
This trip was the highlight of my time in Europe! I told them I wanted to hike and they planned a trip that was challenging in exactly the way I wanted it to be. They partnered with an excellent tour group located in Lake Bled who were extremely helpful upon my arrival.
Hiking to the top of Mt Triglav and staying in huts along the way was a beautiful way to experience Slovenia. I highly recommend it!