Multi-sport tour around Bled, 8 days, from 710 €
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN KRANJSKA GORA 3* family hotel
For the first couple of days you’ll be based in the alpine town of Kranjska Gora, with beautiful views of the western Julian Alps everywhere you look. The town is famous for its winter sports – World Cup slaloms are held here every January.
Day 2: HIKING KRNICA VALLEY
16 km round walk / ascent 400 m, hotel 3*
Your warm up 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 save it for the walk back because there’s more ahead. Continuing on through the Jasna Valley, you’ll be greeted by the glorious mountain arena of the Prisank and Razor Mountains. You’ll return 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, A nice downhill ride with one pass of 200 m/700 ft
Today’s activity takes you cycling alongside flowing rivers as they slice their way through lush valleys framed by towering mountains. At the alpine gateway village of Mojstrana, you will head into the Krma Valley and then through the Radovna Valley. At the exit, take a short detour along the thundering rapids of Vintgar Gorge, before heading into the fairytale world of Lake Bled.
While you are soaking up the stunning views of Lake Bled, why not take the opportunity to improve your photography skills on a one-day workshop with British professional photographer Ian Middleton? A practical hands-on workshop starting in the afternoon and ending after dusk. More info here.
Day 4: CYCLING BLED – RADOVLJICA
35 km, 4* hotel
Today you peddle to Slovenia’s foremost blacksmith town, Kropa, and visit the iron forging museum. You can even learn how to make your own nail. Then cycle up 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, 4* hotel
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 – LAKE BOHINJ
12 km / ascent 200 m, 4* hotel.
Mountain meadows & tree line walk
Today you will be driven by car up to the pristine forest of the limestone Pokljuka Plateau, from where you will begin your 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.
Lake Bohinj, the jewel of the Triglav National Park. Spend a lazy, tranquil afternoon on one of the hidden beaches, take a circuitous walk around the lake, and then head up via the gondola lift to Vogel ski resort (1532 m high), for a great view across the lake and Julian Alps. Alternatively, you can hike up to the source of the lake, Savica waterfall. The choice is yours.
Day 8: BOHINJ LAKE End of tour after breakfast.
Price: 710 € per person sharing a room
High season suplement 45 € from 17/8 to 20/9.
• accommodation in hotels 3*/4*, double rooms with WC and shower, on a bed & breakfast basis
• mountain bike on days three and four
• half day whitewater rafting tour in Bled
• half day kayak or canoe rental in Bohinj
• transfers on days two and six
• GPS data
• local tourist and other taxes
• 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 set 20 EUR
• personal welcome meeting and briefing upon arrival
• single room 130 EUR
• half board 125 EUR. Includes seven three course dinners.
• additional day of MTB bike hire 18 EUR