Epic Outdoor Adventures in Slovenia

8 days
from
£1,699
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Suitable for:
Age 30s and 40s
Activity level:
Moderate
Activity Rating - Moderate
Trip code: 
EVQ
Way to Travel:
Guided Group
Activity:
Mixed-Activity
Group size:
6–16

Enjoy an action-packed holiday in Slovenia's nature playground

For when a week on the beach just doesn’t cut it, we have the perfect antidote. Spend an epic week testing your nerves on an adrenaline-charged escapade in Slovenia’s beautiful north-west region. Fly down zip wires. Take on white water rapids. Fling yourself down waterfalls. Bike. Hike. Swim. Paddleboard. All surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery, waterfalls and crystalline lakes. But it’s not all outdoor pursuits: we’ve balanced this trip out with chocolate sampling, wine tasting and castle dining too.

Highlights

  • Ease yourself into the adventure with easy-going hiking and cycling around gorgeous Lake Bohinj
  • Intensify the challenges in the Soca Valley with canyoning, rafting and ziplining
  • Sip on Solvenia’s wines in its picturesque ‘Little Tuscany’ region

Key information

  • Seven nights accommodation
  • Arrival and departure transfer to meet afternoon flights
  • Equipment hire
  • Countries visited: Slovenia

What's included

  • All breakfasts, one castle dinner
  • All accommodation
  • Transfers to meet afternoon and evening flights
  • Equipment hire

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Single supplement
Call for general departures:
0208 772 3837
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Sustainable Travel

Tourism can be a real help to local communities, providing income, positive cultural exchanges and a financial incentive to protect their natural environment. Ours is a 'total approach' to responsible tourism, covering everything from the way we plan and operate our trips to the practices of Exodus as a company. 

Learn more about what sustainable travel means to Exodus Edits here…

Itinerary

Ljubljana
to
Ljubljana
  • Day 1

    Settle into life on the edge of Lake Bohinj

    Once you arrive at Ljubljana airport, you’ll take a 50-minute group transfer to your hotel in the heart of Triglav National Park. You’ll stay at the Bohinj Eco Hotel for the next three nights, surrounded by alpine scenery.

  • Day 2

    Get familiar with the area on a morning hike, then paddleboard across the lake

    Today you’ll get to enjoy the beauty of this area. You’ll start by getting your bearings on a morning hike on Mount Triglav, which overlooks the sparkling blue-green waters of Lake Bohinj. Come the afternoon, you’ll take to those same waters on a paddleboard, propelling yourself across the crystal-clear lake.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Bike the mountains, then indulge your senses with chocolate tasting and a torchlit hike

    You’ll spend half a day cycling the 30 km gravel and asphalt trails that hug Lake Bohinj. The route takes you past the canyons, caves and waterfalls for which Triglav National Park is famous.

    This evening, you’ll taste unusual chocolate combinations (dark chocolate with mohant cheese, anyone? It's better than it sounds!) followed by an atmospheric torchlit hike to the lake.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    An unforgettable afternoon canyoning

    A scenic 35-minute train journey whisks you to the quaint town of Kobarid. Make the most of the downtime, because the adventure will be dialled up in the afternoon with canyoning.

    You’ll be kitted out in a wetsuit and helmet, and hike upwards through the terrain before sliding down the smooth rock faces and waterfalls, using ropes to clamber down the trickier sections.

    You’ll stay at a hotel in the Soca Valley for the next three nights, perfectly positioning you in the midst of this natural adventure playground.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Scenic cycling and Slovenian wine tasting

    Bike around 50 km (mostly flat or downhill) to Goriska Brda, a wine-producing region close to the Italian border. On the way, visit Kolovrat Outdoor Museum with its First World War trenches and mountain caves. Goriska Brda is known as Little Tuscany thanks to its picture-perfect hills of grapevines, olive groves and cherry orchards. You’ll visit a wine cellar to learn more about Slovenian wines (and of course, taste them for yourself), before taking a transfer back to your hotel.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    An epic day of rafting and ziplining

    There’s more thrill-seeking on the agenda today, starting with a morning of white water rafting. First things first, you’ll learn how to paddle and manoeuvre down the river, before navigating some thrilling Grade II and III rapids. In between, there’s time to swim.

    The afternoon has more adventure in store. You’ll tackle one of Europe's largest, longest and highest zipline parks. Fly down five wires in total, up to 700 metres in length, and reach speeds of 60 kmph. Just try not to squeeze your eyes shut - the views of the Julian Alps, Isonzo River and Bovec Valley are unmissable.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    Hike the Kobarid Historical Trail and dine like a king in a castle

    Explorations of the Soca Valley continue this morning with a two-hour walk on the Kobarid Historical Trail past the Kozjak Waterfall.

    In the afternoon you’ll return to Ljubljana and check into the City Hotel. Tonight, a three-course dinner is served at Ljubljana Castle, a medieval fortress. It’s a fitting finale to celebrate your exhilerating adventures in Slovenia's great outdoors.

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 8

    Return home with lifelong memories

    Depending on the time of your flight, there may be time to explore the leafy centre of Ljubljana. Then it’s time to say your goodbyes and return to the airport.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

Visas

Vaccinations

Slovenia

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts and one dinner are included along with a wine tasting and chocolate tasting session. Vegetarians are well catered for, but as the Slovenian diet relies on dairy products, it can be a more challenging destination for vegans.

Slovenian cuisine is a mix of Central European (mostly Austrian and Hungarian), Mediterranean and Balkan food. One pot dishes such as Rict and Istrian stew are popular and worth seeking out. Prekmurska is a typical layered pastry from the region.

Is this trip for you?

This trip is graded Activity Level 3. It is an energetic and challenging itinerary, but all activities are suitable for beginners. You should be a confident swimmer and be able to ride a bike. Rafting is on Grade II and III rapids that are suitable for beginners but challenging enough to be exhilarating.

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Call for general departures:
0208 772 3837
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Hotels

Bohinj: Eco Hotel

A smart and sustainable hotel nestled in the mountains with gorgeous alpine views. Several wellness facilities and a cosy restaurant complement the inviting guestrooms.

Kobarid: Hotel Hvala

A small, family-run hotel in the heart of the Soca Valley provides easy access to the adventures on its doorstep. Rooms are modern and comfortable, and there’s an on-site restaurant too.

Ljubljana: City Hotel

Newly renovated and comfortable rooms in the heart of the city. From the 7th floor terrace, there are views over to Ljubjana Castle.

Call for general departures:
0208 772 3837
Trip Notes

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