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Bovec: Canyon Učja — Biggest Zipline Park in Europe Entry

1. Bovec: Canyon Učja — Biggest Zipline Park in Europe Entry

Experience the biggest zipline park in Europe at the Bovec Zipline. Get your adrenaline pumping and with 10 ziplines at different lengths (250 – 600 m) stretched over the kanjon Učja, located in Učja valley. Reach speeds from 40-60 km an hour! Besides adrenaline ziplining you will enjoy the beauty of the intact Učja valley, panoramic views towards Soča valley, and the highest mountain in Slovenia – Triglav. Before the trip, you will get all the necessary instructions for zip-lining in the training polygon, so no special experience is necessary.

Slovenia: Half-Day Rafting Tour on Soča River

2. Slovenia: Half-Day Rafting Tour on Soča River

Start your day of outdoor adventure by meeting your guide/driver at the pre-arranged meeting destination in the centre of Bovec. At this location you will meet and get to know your rafting team. After a short introduction you will be given your white water equipment (wetsuits, shoes, helmet, life jacket), ensuring you have everything you need for the day ahead. Once you have been familiarised with your gear you will take a brief, scenic drive to the starting point at Soča River. Once you arrive at the scenic destination your guide will fill you in on all the information you need regarding safety and how to use the raft. After everyone has been informed it is time for the group to head into the crystal clear water and start. Jump into the Soča river with your rafts and begin paddling through the rapids. Along your journey you will stop a few times in order to have swimming breaks in the emerald pools and enjoy the waves for roughly 1.5-hours.  Once you reach the finish point, your drivers will be waiting with the dry clothes. After everyone changes, you will return to Bovec with a 20-minute drive to head home for an evening's rest after a day of adventure.

From Bovec: Sušec Stream Canyoning in the Soča Valley

3. From Bovec: Sušec Stream Canyoning in the Soča Valley

Get back to nature on an amazing canyoning tour of the Sušec Stream in the Soča Valley. Encounter river rapids and thundering waterfalls at one of the most beautiful canyoning destinations in Europe. Depart Bovec and travel to the nearby natural water park of Sušec after registration. Receive all the equipment needed, including helmet, neoprene clothes and slide pants or canyoning harness. Gear up at the trailhead, and then take the 20 to 25-minute mountain trail to the canyon entrance. Get a comprehensive introduction to this exciting activity from your experienced guides and learn about techniques such as sliding and jumping. Spend approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours in the valley using different methods. Clamber over rocks and toboggan through the river to reach the end point. Change back into your dry clothes and return the equipment before the bus drive back to Bovec. Purchase any digital photos your guide took during the day as a unique souvenir.

Bled: Sava River Rafting Trip

4. Bled: Sava River Rafting Trip

Experience an adrenaline rush on a rafting trip in Bled alongside licensed guides. Raft and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Sava River with unforgettable views of the Karavanke and Julian Alps in the background. Get picked up from Bled, then head to the Sava River, one of the best rivers where you can try different water adventures. Before getting in the water, your guides will explain everything you need to know about action and safety. After your safety lesson, hit the waters to experience the rapids of the area’s longest river. Feel secure with experienced licensed guides by your side. Later, swim at the confluence of the Sava Dolinka and Sava Bohinjka headwaters near Radovljica. Compete with other boats and, if you’re up to it, experience the adrenaline rush of jumping from the rocks. At the end of the trip, get photos of your adventure before your guides take you back to where you were picked up.

From Ljubljana: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Tour

5. From Ljubljana: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Tour

Admire the stalagmites inside Postojna Cave! Meet your guide in central Ljubljana and settle into your ride as you set out for two of Slovenia’s most enchanting wonders, Predjama Castle and the Postojna Caves. First, go with your guide to the Postojna Caves and uncovers the fascinating world of an unusual amphibian known as the blind salamanders or referred to locally as “human fish”. Explore this enthralling underground world, while your guide explains the geologic forces that created them. Next, head to the Predjama Castle, a storybook castle wedged beneath a dramatic stone archway and against a cliff. Admire the unique Renaissance architecture of the castle located in south-central Slovenia, in the historical region of Inner Carniola. From the castle, enjoy views of lush, rural Slovenia. After that, sit back and relax on your ride back to Ljubljana.

Half Day Rafting on the Emerald Soca River

6. Half Day Rafting on the Emerald Soca River

Cruise down the river, in either the morning or afternoon departures. Spot the wildlife on the way to the river. Arriving at the most popular section of the Soca River. Along with exciting rapid spots, swim about in some of the gentle waters. Raft along the trip with a slow start, getting you and your team ready. The second half of the river, is longer and much more fun. Admire how the water flows open through a gorge with big rocks, waves and rapids. 

Bovec: Panoramic Zipline Tour

7. Bovec: Panoramic Zipline Tour

The meeting point is at the agency's office on the main square of Bovec. There you will be guided through the formalities and provided with necessary equipment, such as harness, helmet, and gloves. Afterwards, there is an approximately 20-minute panoramic and bumpy ride to Krnica Valley on Kanin Mountain. Once there, the guides will provide you with all information regarding safety. You will then have to try the small zipline polygon first and after that - the true adventure begins. You will fly on 5 wires, together more than 3 kilometers long. Your heart rate will be the fastest on the highest wire, when you will fly 200 meters above the ground. During the zipline descents you will reach speeds of up to 60 km/h and will be blessed with panoramic views over Bovec Valley. When the trip is complete, the driver will be already waiting for you at the bottom of the last wire. You will be dropped off in front of the office on the main square of Bovec city.

Bled: 3-Hour Family-Friendly Rafting Adventure

8. Bled: 3-Hour Family-Friendly Rafting Adventure

Hop on a raft and embark on an easy rafting adventure on the beautiful Sava Dolinka River located just 5 minutes from Bled. The trip starts with a pickup at your accommodation in Bled and a short drive to the starting point of the rafting trip. Then, you'll receive all necessary rafting equipment including a life jacket, helmet, wetsuit, and rafting shoes. In case of cold weather, an extra whitewater jacket to protect from cold is provided. Receive a safety briefing from your guide before departing on the river. Join a safe and family-friendly activity in nature as rapids on the Sava Dolinka River are suitable for kids and families. Be accompanied by a professional and swift water rescue certified guide who will make sure you will have fun and stay safe. The brave ones have the chance to swim in the cold and refreshing waters of the Sava Dolinka River. On hot summer days, the river offers the best refreshment. During the trip, all your belongings and dry clothes will be safely stored and transported to the endpoint of the rafting tour. After the trip, be transferred back to your accommodation in Bled.

Bled Slovenia: 3–Hour Rafting Experience

9. Bled Slovenia: 3–Hour Rafting Experience

White water rafting has long been an exciting addition to the extreme water sports family and it is still very much a must–do if you are planning to visit Bled or nearby areas. A rafting trip is a wonderful idea if you are looking to add a day of adventure to your Bled holiday. If you haven’t done it before, don’t worry. No previous experience is required, your guides will make sure you are completely safe throughout the trip, and you are guaranteed to have a great time. The rivers in Slovenia are divided according to the difficulty level they present. Each one has something different to offer. You can choose between an easy, slow flowing scenic rafting trip suitable for the whole family, larger groups or individuals, or faster, more exciting sections for those seeking a more energetic thrilling ride. The choice depends on the time of year, weather conditions and water levels, and preferences of the guests. Even the adrenaline junkies can find something to satisfy their demanding taste. The emerald Soča river for example is well known for its amazing rafting options. White water rafting is a very safe sport, however this does not mean that the safety precautions are not being strictly followed. Every boat is steered by an expert guide with years of guiding experience and detailed knowledge of the rivers. Every guest is provided with all necessary equipment needed for the trip: wetsuit, shoes, life jacket, helmet and of course a paddle. 

Bovec: Half-Day Kayaking Trip Down the Soča

10. Bovec: Half-Day Kayaking Trip Down the Soča

Enjoy a half-day inflatable kayak tour designed for those who don’t have a lot of experience with kayaking. Due to their design, the one-person Guppy and the two-person Ducky are much more stable than the traditional plastic kayak, making them easier to steer.  Take tour that is perfect for beginners or intermediate kayakers. Choose from a beginner (Class I-II) and an intermediate (Class II-III) route. Start with a briefing from your guide and learn about the river, safety procedures, and paddling techniques. Embark on an adventure down the most popular sections of the Soča river. The first section of the river is easier, so you have some time to practice what you've learned.  Challenge yourself with the second section , which is longer and more fun, with an open gorge, big rocks, waves, and rapids (Class II-III). During the journey, stop to jump around between rocks or try swimming down an easy rapid.

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What people are saying about Slovenia

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4.8 / 5

based on 2,768 reviews

Our favorite tour of our entire stay in Slovenia! Our guide Jascha was outstanding and went out of his way to show us the best spots in and around Triglav National Park. Amazing waterfalls, views of the mountains, and stunning lakes. Highlights: Vintgar Gorge, Jasna Lake, and Pericnik waterfall. Definitely worth a visit! Tip: If you are staying in Ljubljana, ask your guide to let you out at Lake Bled end of the day to grab the last boat to the island on the lake - we got to experience it in peace and quiet and at sunset. Then, take a bus back into the capital for only a few bucks.

This was our intro to Ljubljana and Slovenia. We had been in the country less than two hours before we joined Jasmina on a Food & Wine Tour. She gave great information about the history and geography of the country, as well as wonderful commentary on the food and wine. The restaurants selected really gave us a nice variety of local offerings. Our only complaint was that the group was a bit too large and being indoors post-Covid with that many people was a bit uncomfortable,

We loved the freedom of the self guided d bike tour. Vintgar Gorge took about 2 hours so we still had plenty of time to bike to the castle and around the lake. Highlight of our time in Bled. Also when you do the gorge be sure to take the 1 hour 15 min route back and you’ll be treated to amazing views as you walk through the meadows.

the tour was great. excellent guide Dino with good knowledge and friendly. the Predjama castle in the cave was brilliant and unique. lots of good audio explanation on the tour for the history. the Postojna caves were fascinating - good train ride inside and walk around the stalactites and stalagmites. recommend this trip

Lake Bled is the most beautiful place ever. So picturesque. Went for a boat ride with my fiancé and took a dip in the warm water. Saw the castle at 9am which was a perfect time to take pictures.