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Slovenia: Hike, Bike & Raft

7 Days | Up the adrenaline on this exhilarating tour of Slovenia

4.8 out of 5 based on 13 reviews submitted.
Multi-Active Adventures
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With its crystal-clear emerald lakes, picture-perfect castle and fairytale island at the foothills of the Alps, Bled is the perfect spot to base your active adventure in Slovenia. Hike lush trails on Mt Vogel in Triglav National Park, go cycling next to the Radovljica River and hold on to your helmets on an exhilarating rafting trip on the Soka River. Walk the Vintgar Gorge boardwalk, discover the secrets of Ljubljana and see the quaint village of Ribcev Laz. Along with all this adventure, there’s plenty of free time to discover spectacular Slovenia for yourself – kayaking or ziplining after lunch, perhaps?

Trip overview

Map of Slovenia: Hike, Bike & Raft including Slovenia
Start
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Finish
Bled, Slovenia
Theme
Multi-Active Adventures
Destinations
Slovenia
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMXS
This trip generates 23 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • From the top of Mt Vogel, within Triglav National Park, hike along lush trails, looking down to the valley where the deep green forest meets the endless blue of the glacial Lake Bohinj.
  • Cycle through mountain pastures, beside the Radovljica River, to a peaceful flower and tree-filled valley. Is there a better landscape to get active than picture-perfect Bled?
  • Discover Ljubljana, then hike through Bled to Vintgar Gorge, across rapids, waterfalls and pools. Find your reflection in the ethereal water below from the boardwalk on the rock face.
  • Explore picturesque Bled – famous for its fairytale-like surroundings, including an emerald-green lake with a church and medieval castle smack bang in the middle. Then, try the delicious local cake (Bled cream cake) to refuel your energy.
  • Go whitewater rafting over the rugged rapids, gates and pools of the Soka River, taking in stunning Alpine scenery as you go.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is an active trip packed with activities such as cycling, whitewater rafting and trekking. To fully enjoy it, you'll need to be in a good state of health and fitness. To participate in the rafting experience, you'll also need to be a confident swimmer.

Itinerary

Map of Slovenia: Hike, Bike & Raft including Slovenia

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts

Transport

Private vehicle, Local bus, Bicycle, On foot

Accommodation

Guest House (5 nights) Hotel (1 night)

Activities
  • Ljubljana - Leader led orientation walk
  • Vintgar Gorge hike
  • Mt Vogel Cable Car
  • Hiking on Mt Vogel
  • Biking in Bled
Add on activities
  • Bled - Pletna Boat Trip - EUR14
  • Bled - Castle - EUR15
  • Kayaking on Soca River - EUR45
  • Bled - Ziplining - EUR75
  • Hike Osojnica viewpoint loop - Free

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Important notes

1. This multi-activity trip requires a good level of fitness and health.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. Please note that due to the small properties we use in Europe there is only a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. If you would like to book a single supplement and enquire about availability please speak to your booking agent.
3. An arrival transfer is NOT included, however can be booked at an extra cost. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking. If no transfer has been booked, please make your own way to the hotel for the welcome meeting at 6pm on day 1.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 13 reviews submitted.
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Helen · Traveled September 2023
Fantastic experience in an idyllic location. This trip was a perfect balance of fun physical activity and free time to explore individual activities and interests. Beautiful hiking, biking and rafting. Slovenian is magical and we were so happy to have the opportunity to explore with ease.
Review submitted 22 Sep 2023

Julie · Traveled August 2023
Slovenia is Beautiful! Well planned itinerary with enough time to enjoy your free time walking around Lake Bohinj, or take a swim. Vlad was a great tour leader and created a memorable week for our tour group! Highly recommend!
Review submitted 21 Aug 2023

Katrina · Traveled August 2023
I spent a wonderful week in the Slovenian mountains with Vladamir and our Intrepid group. My daughter (18yrs) and I loved the whitewater rafting and hiking through stunning summer weather in the alps. Highly recommended.
Review submitted 22 Aug 2023

Steve · Traveled July 2023
Slovenia is beautiful. Great architecture & museums & fun things to do in Ljubljana (I arrived a few days early). Lake Bled & Bohinj are blue and great swimming. Went on a few hikes on my own (free time). Happy country (lots of babies!).
Review submitted 01 Aug 2023

Steve · Traveled July 2023
Slovenia is beautiful. Great architecture & museums & fun things to do in Ljubljana (I arrived a few days early). Lake Bled & Bohinj areas are beautiful. Went on a few hikes on my own (free time). Happy country (lots of babies!).
Review submitted 01 Aug 2023
Slovenia: Hike, Bike & Raft
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CAD $2,075