Slovenian Winter Experience

8 Days

Price from: £695.00

Ref No: Activus 065

Caving
Night Sledging
Paragliding
Sledging
Winter Activity

An unusual mix of winter activities with a cultural theme based in the Soca valley

  • Slovenian Winter Experience image
  • Highlights
  • Paragliding
  • Caving
  • Sledging
  • Night Sledging
  • Wine Tasting
The Julian Alps and the town of Bovec located in the upper Soca valley provide a spectacular backdrop for a different kind of winter break in one of the most beautiful parts of Western Europe. This trip combines some exciting winter activities including caving, sledging and tandem paragliding which are structured around an easy-paced itinerary and will prove an appealing option for those seeking a leisurely winter break with some added fun - on the snow, in the air and under ground. During the week you will also get the chance to go wine tasting and sample some of the culinary delights available in this alpine influenced region once the northern-most outpost of the former Yugoslavia.

Slovenia in winter really is a winter wonderland that sets it apart from the commercial hussle and bussle of other alpine regions and offers a natural innocence reminiscent of a long forgotten childhood from a bygone era...

Sledging by day and using head torches hurtling down from the lofty Mangart Saddle at night, tandem paragliding above Mount Kanin with incredible views to snow-capped Triglav and the surrounding peaks of the Julian Alps, spectacular views of the emerald green Soca River plus a subterranean caving experience will leave you with some abiding memories of Slovenia, its people and the culture of this naturally beautiful region.

Flights to Slovenia are not included in this package and must be arranged by yourself. Ryanair flies from London Stanstead to Klagenfurt, Austria - the closest airport to Bovec - every Saturday and we would recommend this as the best option. However, we can also arrange transfers from Ljubljana if you choose to fly here instead.

Activity Information

Caving
Explore Mala Boka cave, a 1355m long cave complex 6km from Bovec, including some abseiling. No experience necessary!

Paragliding
Join the eagles and buzzards as you marvel at the spectacular aerial views of the Julian Alps soaring in silence through the clear blue sky more than 2500m above the Soca river valley flying from the lofty slopes of Mangart or Mount Kanin.

Sledging/Night Sledging
Whether by day or at night, experience the thrill of sledging down one of Slovenia's most beautiful mountains. This is an exciting but safe activity and a different way of discovering the natural winter delights of the area. By day take in the vistas from this magnificent mountain, or by night under a vast starry sky with only the moon and a head torch to light the way.

Accommodation

You will be staying in Hotel Alp on a half-board basis for 7 nights. The hotel is ideally located in the heart of the town of  Bovec and is a modern 3 star hotel with a touch of the traditional. It has 103 comfortable rooms with 218 beds in total. All rooms are equipped with cable TV, telephone, hair dryer and some have a mini bar and balcony. The hotel has two restaurants where you can choose from a wide selection of dishes on the buffet table and enjoy pastries from the in-house patisserie on the terrace or in the Rest A Bar. For further relaxation after a busy day, the sauna awaits, where you can enjoy the new Finnish, Turkish and infrared saunas. Room prices include:

  • Wi-fi access in hotel lobby
  • FREE use of Baby Cots
  • FREE use of space to store sports equipment
  • FREE use of the hotel car park (limited availability)

Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Klagenfurt or Ljubljana and transfer to the Hotel Alp in Bovec for a relaxing arrival day followed by an early evening welcome and briefing from you local guide.

Day 2

Tandem paragliding in the morning or afternoon subject to weather and Night Sledging down Mt. Mangart in the early evening.

Day 3

Caving

Day 4

Day time Sledging excursion on Mangart

Day 5

Wine tasting - testing Slovene wines from different regions

Day 6

Guided walks in Bovec and surrounds.
In the afternoon you have the opportunity of a 1 hour classic massage.

Day 7

Free day to explore the town of Bovec

Day 8

Depart after breakfast for the airport and fly back to the UK

Dates and Prices Info

Airport Transfer Supplements (Return journey)
Available for groups of up to 8 people

From Klagenfurt (Austria) and Ljubljana (Slovenia) - fixed rate price of £260.00

What's Included?

  • 7 night's half-board hotel accommodation
  • All necessary equipment other than hiking boots
  • Activites: tandem paragliding, caving, canyoning, sledging, night sledging, wine tasting
  • Transfers in between activities
  • Experienced and qualified instructors
  • Tourist tax
  • Discounts on outdoor clothing from Cotswold Outdoor and Montane

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned above

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Suitable for...

Combining some exciting outdoor activities around a relaxing leisure break this trip is an ideal winter destination for adults and families with teenage children who are looking for something a bit different in one of the most naturally beautiful parts of Western Europe.

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