Cycling, hiking, rafting and kayaking in Slovenia
This multisport adventure tour is a perfect blend of hiking, cycling, rafting & kayaking amid breathtaking alpine scenery. The glacial lakes, Bled and Bohinj, as well as Triglav National Park, are just some of the outstanding locations for these activities. A fairly good level of fitness is required for this tour.
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN KRANJSKA GORA
Start your tour in the fabulous alpine town of Kranjska Gora with the beautiful western Julian Alps as your backdrop.
Day 2: HIKING KRNICA VALLEY (5 hrs, ↔ 17 km, ↑↓ 460 m)
Your warm-up day-walk will take you out past the first of many beautiful lakes you'll visit on this trip: Lake Jasna. With the jagged peaks of the Julian Alps behind it, Lake Jasna is the perfect spot for relaxing. But don't get too caught up in the view because there's more ahead. Continuing on into the Jasna Valley, you'll be greeted by the beauty of the Prisank and Razor Mountains. The trail back is via the “Russian Chapel” dedicated to Russian POWs who died during WW1 building the military road over Vršič Pass.
Day 3: CYCLING KRANJSKA GORA – BLED (↔ 40 km)
Today's activity takes you alongside flowing rivers as they slice their way through lush valleys framed by towering mountains. At the village of Mojstrana, you'll head into the Krma and Radovna valleys. At the exit, take a short detour along the thundering rapids of Vintgar Gorge, before heading into the fairytale world of Lake Bled.
Day 4: CYCLING BLED - KROPA - RADOVLJICA - BLED (↔ 35 km)
Today you pedal to Slovenia's foremost blacksmith town, Kropa, and can visit an iron forging museum. Then cycle up the hill to the lovely hilltop church of Jamnik for a classic postcard view of Slovenia: church and mountains. On the way back, stop in the beautifully preserved old town of Radovljica and its interesting beekeeping museum.
Day 5: RAFTING LAKE BLED (↔ 8 km, grade 2-3)
A three-hour rafting trip on the Sava Dolinka river (grade 2-3). This trip is suitable for all, no extra experience or equipment needed. With a free afternoon in Bled you'll have time to explore its lake, row yourself over to the island church, and hike up to the clifftop castle for a splendid view across the lake and valley, then end the day by treating yourself to Bled's famous cream cake.
Day 6: HIKING POKLJUKA – USKOVNICA - LAKE BOHINJ (4 hrs, ↔ 14 km, ↑ 30 m, ↓ 830 m).
Starting in the pristine forest of the karst Pokljuka Plateau, you'll hike across mountain pastures and old farmhouses to a viewing point providing outstanding views into the Bohinj Valley. As you descend, you can stop at the little historic village of Studor for a glimpse into life as it was 150 years ago.
Day 7: KAYAKING OR CANOEING AT BOHINJ LAKE
A rest day or a gentle kayak on Lake Bohinj.
Lake Bohinj, the jewel of the Triglav National Park. Spend a lazy, tranquil afternoon on one of the hidden beaches, or take a circuitous walk around the lake, then the cable car up for a view of the lake and valley from Vogel ski resort (1532m high) or head to its source, Savica waterfall.
Day 8: DEPARTURE
After breakfast or extension of your stay.
You may wish to continue hiking onward over our Goldhorn Trail!
Price per person based on two people sharing:
Low season: April 16 to May 6 and September 17 to October 15, 2022: 750 EUR
High season: May 7 to September 16, 2022: 820 EUR
• accommodation in hotels 3*/4*, double rooms with WC and shower, on a bed & breakfast basis
• mountain bike hire on days 3 and 4
• half day white water rafting tour in Bled
• half day kayak or canoe rental in Bohinj
• transfers on day 6
• GPS data
• local tourist and other taxes
• personal welcome meeting and bike handover
• luggage transfer – one piece, max 20 kgs / 45 lb. Every additional item 10 EUR, payable on the spot
• information pack including text road notes (in plain English) and corresponding maps. One per booking, every additional pack 20 EUR
• additional day MTB bike hire 18 EUR, electric bike 25 EUR
• single room 130 EUR
• 3* Hotel in Kranjska Gora 75 EUR per person in a standard double room, B&B. Single room 105 EUR
• 4* Hotel in Bled 55 EUR per person in a standard double room, B&B. Single room 150 EUR
• 4* Hotel in Ribčev Laz / Bohinj 75 EUR per person in a standard double room, B&B. Single room 105 EUR
Not included: flights, entrance fees, meals not mentioned in itinerary, drinks with meals
Ljubljana Airport - Kranjska Gora
130 EUR 1-3 persons
170 EUR 4-8 persons
Bohinj - Kranjska Gora
120 EUR 1-3 persons
160 EUR 4-8 persons
Bohinj - Ljubljana Airport
120 EUR 1-3 persons
160 EUR 4-8 persons
Other transfer routes prices on request
Helia supports responsible travel. On our trips we therefore use small, authentic hotels and guesthouses with character operated by locals or their families. Here you can find the list of standard accommodation we primarily use on the trip. The actual hotels may differ from this list, depending on time of booking and rooms availability.
Day 1-2 3* Hotel Miklič Kranjska Gora
Day 3-5 4* Hotel Triglav / Hotel Rikli Balance Bled
Day 6-7 4* Hotel Kristal Ribcev Laz / Bohinj
Starting point of this trip is Kranjska Gora in NW Slovenia, on the Slovene / Austrian / Italian border.
By plane: closest airport is Ljubljana (LJU). Several airlines serve it (check connections here). From the airport you can travel to Kranjska Gora by bus (change once in Kranj, takes about 3 hrs) or book our transfer (faster - 45 mins): please ask us for a favorable quote!
By train: nearest railway station is in Jesenice, take a local bus (some 45 minutes) or order our transfer 20 EUR per person, two-person minimum.
By bus: Flixbus stops at Lake Bled, 42 km away.
By car: take exit Karavanke on A1 motorway Ljubljana - Jesenice, Karavanke and then follow signposts to Kranjska Gora. On motorway Villach - Venice, take exit Tarvisio in Italy or exit Villach West in Austria. Unguarded parking at first hotel for the duration of your trip costs 5 EUR per night per car.
... and away
By plane: need to get to the airport? Our transfer to Ljubljana airport: return to the airport from Bohinj - please ask us for a favorable quote!
By train: Bohinj has a railway station in Bohinjska Bistrica 5 km from your last hotel. It is on the Jesenice - Nova Gorica sideline, only a few trains a day.
By car: if your car is in Kranjska Gora, you can get there by local bus (change once in Lesce, travel time is about 2 hrs) or we can transfer - please ask us for a favorable quote!