Slovenia Hike, Bike & Raft

Slovenia · about Escorted or Guided Tour

Set in the Alpine town of Bled, experience a week of variety and multi-sport activity high up in the mountain air. Cycle through dense forest along countryside tracks, hike in the famous Julian Alps, or get to know the mountains up-close-and-personal by caving or taking a canyoneering expedition. Walk in the footsteps of many explorers before you as you hike routes that have been famous for years. After the day’s adventuring is done, soak up the culture of Slovenia through Bled’s quaint hotels and restaurants. Slovenia’s a hotbed for adrenaline rushes – go get yours.

What's Included

Mountain biking around Bled. Hiking in the Julian Alps. Canyoneering and ziplining in the Soca Valley. Whitewater rafting (full-day). Caving activity. Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Highlights

Mountain bike on country tracks around Bled through villages and green forest, hike along famous mountaineering routes in the Julian Alps, get immersed in the mountains and rivers with caving and canyoneering expeditions, fly over the trees on a zipline adventure.

Itinerary Disclaimer

Group Size Notes

Max 16, avg 12

Transport

Bus, bike, raft, walking.

Solo Travellers

Accommodation

Basic hotel (7nts)

Joining Hotel

Joining Instructions

Please note that day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned on this day. Upon arrival to the city on day 1 (or earlier if you have booked pre-accommodation with us), please make your way to the joining hotel (note that check-in time will be in the afternoon). Once you arrive at the hotel, look for a note or bulletin board in the reception with a note from your CEO. This note will give the details of your Welcome Meeting on day 1 (usually between 5pm and 7pm), where you will get a chance to meet your CEO and other travellers, as well as learn more about how the tour will run. If you don’t see a note, please ask reception for details!

If you are arriving later and will miss the Welcome Meeting, your CEO will leave a note at reception for you with any information you may need, and with morning instructions for the next day.

Arrival Complications

We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier and contact us as soon as possible.

Emergency Contact

Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Operator (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible.

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
G Adventures Office, London, UK
After hours emergency number: +44 7817 262559

If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you.

Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100
Calls from UK: 0344 272 0000
Calls from Germany: 0800 365 1000
Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618
Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307
Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

Checklist

Suggested Items:
•Light fleece top
•Light windproof/waterproof jacket
•Small towel and swimwear
•Sun hat
•Personal clothing for mild to hot weather (See also “What to Take” and “Local Dress” sections of this dossier)
•Sturdy walking shoes
•Sunblock
•Sunglasses
•Toiletries (biodegradable)
•Watch or alarm clock
•Water bottle
•Money belt
•First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, bandaids, anti-histamine,
Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, insect
repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)

Optional Items:
•Camera and film
•Reading/writing material
•Cover for backpacks

Documents:
•Passport (with photocopies)
•Travel insurance (with photocopies)
•Airline tickets (with photocopies)
•EUR cash
•Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
•G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier
•Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required

Spending Money

Emergency Fund

Optional Activities

Rafting Class III – Soca Valley (half day – 2.5 hours) €38 EUR
Rafting Class II – Sava Valley (half day – 2.5 hours) €38 EUR
Canyoneering (half day – 3 hours) – €55 EUR

Safety and Security

Medical Form

A Couple of Rules

Travel Insurance

Planeterra-The G Adventures Foundation

Feedback

Newsletter

Travel Forum - The Watering Hole

Max Pax

Group Leader

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Meal Budget

Allow USD150-195 for meals not included.

Meals Included

7 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners

PRODUCT_LINE: EXHB, ID: 24276

Itinerary

Day 1: Bled

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2: Bled (1B)

Head out along quiet country roads and cycle between villages in the area and cut through forest trails to get a feel for the Slovenian countryside.

Included Activities:
Mountain Biking

Day 3: Bled (1B)

Raft the waters of the Gorenjska region on a full-day rafting excursion. Start with a few easier rapids to get used to the water before a more challenging end to the day.

Included Activities:
Rafting in Gorenjska Region

Day 4: Bled (1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore this picturesque town. There are a wide variety of walking and cycling trails around town and a myriad of optional activities.

Day 5: Bled (1B)

Make use of the unique landscape around Bled today by canyoneering through rivers and ravines. Later, adventure through the treetops on a tree canopy obstacle course.

Included Activities:
Canyoneering in Grmečica Canyon
Adventure Park

Day 6: Bled (1B)

Spend the day inside the mountains on a caving expedition. The natural beauty of the caves inside the Julian Alps gives a different perspective on the landscape, and a morning exploring this underground system is an ideal way to see the scenery.

Included Activities:
Caving

Day 7: Bled (1B)

Famous as a resort for mountaineering, the region around the Julian Alps is perfect for hiking. Follow one of several trails that lead toward Mt Lipanca, covered in pine forest jutting through the jagged rocks, and soak in spectacular views across the Alps from the mountainside.

Included Activities:
Hike in Julian Alps

Day 8: Bled (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

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