A multi-sport holiday for lovers of mixed outdoor pursuits among glorious alpine scenery. The glacial Lakes, Bled and Bohinj, as well as Mt. Triglav National Park, are just some of the outstanding locations for these activities. Suitable for hikers and cyclists of very average fitness.
Tour highlights: • Hike to the "Triple Border Point" - SLO, IT, AU. • Cycle the pristine Triglav National Park. • Exquisite views of Lake Bled from your hotel. • Ring the bell of wishes at the island church. • Picnic beside Lake Bohinj in the Bohinj Valley. • Raft and kayak on mountain rivers and lakes.
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN KRANJSKA GORA (*** hotel). Start your tour in the fabulous alpine town of Kranjska Gora with the beautiful Western Julian Alps as your backdrop.
Day 2: HIKING PODKOREN – TRIPLE BORDER (19 km / ascent 640m) Forest and mountain meadow trail (*** hotel). This circular warm-up walk takes you to the summit of Mt. Peč (1508m); the triple border point where Slovenia, Italy and Austria meet. Here you can soak up dramatic views across the Julian and Carnian Alps, with Hohe Tauern, the highest alpine range in Austria, forming a picturesque backdrop. The trail then descends through the valley to the source of the mighty Sava River, the longest in Slovenia.
Day 3: CYCLING KRANJSKA GORA – BLED (40 km) (**** hotel). A downhill ride with one pass of 200m / 700ft. 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 (35 km) (**** hotel). Today you pedal to Slovenia's foremost blacksmith town, Kropa, and visit the 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) (**** hotel). A 3-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 – LAKE BOHINJ 12km / ascent 200m. Mountain meadows & tree line walk (**** hotel). 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 trip on Lake Bohinj (**** hotel). 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 a cable car up for a view of the lake and valley from Vogel ski resort (1532 m high) or head to its source, Savica waterfall.
Day 8: BOHINJ LAKE End of tour after breakfast.
Price: 690 EUR per person based on 2 people sharing (Currency converter here)
High season supplement (18.8. to 21.9.2018): 35 EUR
price includes: • Accommodation in hotels ***/****, double rooms with WC and shower, on a bed & breakfast basis. • Two full days touring bike hire. • Half day white water rafting tour in Bled. • Half day kayak or canoe rental in Bohinj. • Personal welcome meeting and bike handover • Luggage transfer – one piece, max 20 kgs / 45 lb. Every additional item 10 EUR, payable on spot. • Information package including text road notes (in simple English) and corresponding maps. One per booking, Every additional set 20 EUR.
optional extras: • Half board 125 EUR. Includes seven dinners. • Transfer: Jesenice railway station to Kranjska Gora or Bled: 20 EUR per person (minimum 2 persons). Ljubljana Airport to Kranjska Gora – 60 EUR. Bohinj to Ljubljana Airport – 55 EUR. Bohinj to Kranjska Gora 55 EUR. All prices per person, 2 persons minimum, one way.
single supplement: • Single room 130 EUR.
additional nights: • *** Hotel in Bled 59 EUR per person in standard double room, B&B. Single room 85 EUR. Half board 15 EUR (three course dinner). • **** Hotel in Bled: 79 EUR per person in lake view double room, Single room: 135 EUR Half board: 25 EUR (four course dinner).
price excludes: flights, entrance fees, meals not mentioned in itinerary, drinks with meals.
Starting point of this trip is Kranjska Gora in NW Slovenia, on the Slovene / Austrian / Italian border.
Getting there... 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): 60 EUR per person, two persons minimum. Transfers need to be ordered and paid for when booking the trip. By train: nearest railway station is in Jesenice, take a local bus (some 45 minutes) or order our transfer 20 EUR per person, two persons minimum. 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. There is a free but unguarded parking lot in Podkoren.
... and away By plane: need to get to the airport? Our transfer to Ljubljana airport: return to the airport from Bohinj - 55 EUR per person, two persons minimum. 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 you for 55 € per person, two persons minimum.