Unforgettable experiences in Slovenia
Arrival at the Ljubljana Airport and transfer to your hotel. The Slovenian capital is an architectural gem. The mixtures of baroque style with the modernist Art Nouveau and the work of the architect Joze Plecnik are among its special treasures. The city boasts several cultural events and an impressive social and nightlife. In the afternoon, we will check it out walking through the old town. We will climb our way to the castle overlooking the city, to enjoy the wonderful view. Overnight.
We will wake up early to embark on a hot air balloon and flight across Ljubljana and its surroundings. Then the road will take us to the Carinthia region, where a former lead-zinc mine was active until the 90s of the last century. After the 800 km of galleries were shut down and now works us a museum. We will wander around just a small part with helmets on, lamps and ... by bike or by kayak! Coming back to the light, we will continue pedaling a little more for the forests and meadows of this region bordering Austria. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we will continue the way to Logarska dolina, a valley surrounded by wonderful Savinja and Kamnik Alps and Karavanke mountains. We will spend the day hiking and learning the basics of Nordic walking. This it will give us an insight into the lush forests, streams and waterfalls, hidden paths and the tranquility that characterizes these places. Dinner and overnight.
In the morning we will go to Kamniška Bistrica, where we will take the funicular to Velika Planina mountain (1666 m). Following signposts to "Pastirsko naselje", we will arrive at the shepherds village, made of small wooden and circular huts, in which the shepherds live during the summer. You will have the opportunity to taste fresh dairy products that are made in this ethnological jewel of Velika Planina. Return to the valley and travel to Bled. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. This day will be dedicated to water. With a professional kayak guide, we will discover one of the pure rivers of the Julian Alps, located near Bled. After spending all the energy paddling, we will have a free afternoon at the Lake Bled. We recommend you to relax and enjoy the incredible nature of the area. You cannot miss a swim in Lake Bled; it will fill us with the strength necessary to continue the journey. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, horseback riding!!! A two-hour tour will take us around the Lake Bled and the edges of the Triglav National Park. Then drive to Kranjska Gora, a popular ski resort in the foothills of the Julian Alps. Here the road begins to climb up to the mountain pass Vrsic at 1611 m above sea level. Stops: Lake Jasna, Russian chapel of the First World War, "the girl's face" and "The Window", both carved into the rock by nature. Down the valley of the river Soca, exceptional for its emerald color and its marmoreal trout. In Bovec prepare to experience the fascinating canyoning: we will descend the course of the stream ravines Susec sorting different natural obstacles. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Today we will discover the Lake Krn, located at 1391 m. A not very difficult path begins near the shelter in Lepena (700 m) and goes through the forest slopes of the mountain Krn. After about two and half hours, we will reach the largest alpine lake in Slovenia. We will return by the same route and continue the journey to the interior. This will be our base for the bears watching.** In the evening we will go to the woods and in a safe place we will wait for the brown bear, which usually feeds at this time of the day. An extraordinary and unforgettable experience. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Free time in Ljubljana until your return flight.
*The program is subject to change if the weather does not allow certain activities.
**Because of the bear watching, the maximum number of passengers is 5. Keep in mind that bears watching is done in nature and not in a zoo, so it can happen that the bear do not appear.