Slovenia Adventure Experience

8 Days

Price from: £615.00

Ref No: Activus 004

Mini-Rafting
Mountain Biking
Multi-Activity
Summer Activity
Trekking

A one week hiking and multi activity trip in Slovenia...

A rewarding week of trekking in the Julian Alps, rafting the turquoise Soca river and biking the spectacular Slovenian countryside.

  • Slovenia Adventure Experience image
  • Highlights
  • Trekking
  • Overnight in mountain hut
  • Mountain biking
  • Mini Rafting
  • Central valley location
The central aspect of this trip a a 2 day trek in the Julian Alps. You will wittness amazing views of the Adriatic Sea, Italian lowlands and half of Slovenia. Discover the fabulous geology and unique flora and fauna. Experience the history in an area where one of the biggest and bloodiest battles in WWI took place. Other activities include mini-rafting down the crystal clear Soca River, mountain biking on the Sentviska plateau and a trip to Adrenaline Park for a high wire forest adventure!

The base for the trip is Tolmin, a small picturesque town on the outskirts of the Alps, steeped in history. Tolmin is the centre of the pristine Soca valley and is ideally located to take advantage of the surrounding Julian Alps and crystal clear rivers, making it the perfect base for outdoor enthusiasts looking to enjoy a selection of land & water activities.Throughout the trip you will be looked after by an experienced team of friendly local guides. 

Trek in the clear Alpine air, raft down the river Soca surrounded by high alpine peaks, take in the magnificent scenery as you cycle through the Slovenian valleys and swing through the trees in the adventure park. An exhilarating trip, not to be forgotten quickly.

Activity Information

Mini-Rafting
Unlike standard rafting, with mini-rafting you and your group (3 people to a raft) board the raft alone while the guides accompany you from kayaks. Mini rafts are much more monoeverable than standard rafts.Before you set off, the guides will explain, demonstrate and teach you everything you need to know about safety and paddling techniques. You leave your dry clothes in the minibus. The first stop on the river is at Kamno Bridge, where a surprise will be waiting for you. After a short break on dry land, you return to your rafts and continue on towards Tolmin. Other treats en route include swimming and plunging into the Soca, a water slide, and lots of fun and laughs. The trip ends at Volce Bridge, where you can change back into dry clothes. Our cook will be waiting for you here, with local, home made food. Our picnic location also has facilities for additional recreation (beach volleyball, football, badminton, children's playground, etc.), or you can simply lie back and listen to the flowing river.

Mountain Biking
Venture off with your guide on your mountain bikes, to discover more sides to this stunning region. Wind your way along quiet roads, off-the-beaten track paths and through lush meadows. This is a fantastic region for cycling. If you get too hot you can cool down by taking a dip in the crystal clear river.

The Adrenaline Park (high ropes course)

The 'adrenaline park' is a high-wire forest adventure based in the tree tops at the confluence of Tolminka and Soca rivers. It is a giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tarzan swings made of wood, rope and super-strong wire. It has nine different obstacles including the "pillar of fear" and "Jacob's ladder". Each obstacle provides a unique challenge. Nowhere can you enjoy such an activity in such a picturesque environmentAll safety equipment is provided. The guides help you get your safety harness and helmet properly fitted. You will be given brief instructions on the ground on the correct way to clip yourself safely to the steel cables that ensure safety in the park.

Accommodation

For this trip there are two accommodation options:

The first is the 3 star Hotel Krn, which is ideally situated in the centre of Tolmin with comfortable en-suite twin, double, triple and quad rooms available. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, games room and swimming pool. It has a spacious terrace where you can enjoy stunning late afternoon view over the Alps. There is also a selection of restaurants near to the hotel in town if you prefer to dine out. (Half board - £725.00 per adult / Bed and breakfast - £675.00 per adult)

The second option is to stay in private apartments (Bed and breakfast - £615.00 per adult)

Itinerary

Day 1

Transfer from the airport to Hotel Krn, welcome drink, introductory meeting and quick explore of pretty Tolmin town

Day 2

High ropes course. It's an excellent challenge, based in the tree tops at the confluence of the Tolminka and Soca rivers, 1 km from the town centre. Free afternoon for alternative activities, like paragliding, quad biking, caving or the high ropes course.

Day 3

A whole day Mini rafting white water trip on the emerald Soca river with paddling, swimming, water games and a barbecue. An excellent mix of relaxation and skills development.

Day 4

Short transfer to the Sentviska plateau, where the mountain biking starts. We will explore beautiful villages in unspoilt surroundings on the Sentviska plateau with views to the Julian Alps. You'll ride steep descents and rewarding ascents all within the capabilities of those quite new to narrow road riding or for those just wanting a great weekend! We will return to Tolmin in the late afternoon.

Day 5

Beginning of two day trekking in stunning scenery along mountain lakes, pastures and peaks with views of the Adriatic coast and Italian lowland. Explore a well preserved 3 story bunker from WWI. Overnight staying in a mountain hut

Day 6

Cross the Tolmin mountains. Wittness the remnants of war scattered across the landscape that help you picture the scale of the horror that took place 90 years ago. Return through high Alps pastures to arrive home late in the afternoon

Day 7

Free day with many possibilities such as visiting famous Lake Bled and swimming there, exploring nearby cultural and historic heritage (Highly rewarded Museum of WW1 Soca Front), visiting refreshing and picturesque Tolminka Gorge, or maybe just relaxing next to the Soca river...

Day 8

After a late breakfast you will depart for the airport

Dates and Prices Info

Departure Dates: June 6th
                        July 18th
                        August 1st & 22nd

Variations in prices apply depending on your choice of accommodation:

Hotel half-board - £725.00 per adult
Hotel bed and breakfast - £675.00 per adult
Apartment bed and breakfast - £615.00 per adult

Airport Transfer Supplements (Return journey)
*Please note: only transfers for 4+ people from Trieste are free of charge.

Airport                  No. of persons    Price per person
Trieste                        1                    £45.00
Trieste                        2                    £25.00
Trieste                        3                    £15.00
Trieste*                  4 to 8                    Free
Venice Treviso             1                    £125.00
Venice Treviso             2                     £65.00
Venice Treviso             3                     £45.00
Venice Treviso          4 to 8                  £35.00
Venice Marco Polo        1                    £115.00
Venice Marco Polo        2                     £60.00
Venice Marco Polo        3                     £40.00
Venice Marco Polo     4 to 8                  £30.00
Klagenfurt Austria        1                      £95.00
Klagenfurt Austria        2                      £50.00
Klagenfurt Austria        3                      £30.00
Klagenfurt Austria     4 to 8                  £25.00

What's Included?

  • Airport transfers (Trieste) for groups of 4 or more
  • 6 nights 3* hotel accommodation (2 sharing) based on B&B or half board + 1 night in mountain hut or 6 nights accommodation in private apartment based on B&B + 1night in mountain hut
  • 1 lunch
  • Activities: mini rafting, 2 days trekking, adrenaline park and mountain biking (All equipment)
  • Activity transfers
  • Tuition and supervision from qualified instructors
  • Evening entertainment
  • Discount outdoor clothing voucher for Cotswold Outdoor and Montane

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transfer from other airports
  • Tourist Tax

Testimonials

Ali & Joe

13/05/2009

The guides we met were all great. You all made us feel very welcome and were all really friendly. We both think you live in a beautiful country and will hopefully return to do some more 'daring' activities next time

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Buckley Family

06/08/2008

A great bunch of people - went absolutely beyond the call of duty and ensured we took back loads of wonderful experiences and memories. Superstars!

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Derby Family

16/08/2008

OUTSTANDING! We have had a really fantastic holiday and the whole Maya team worked really hard to give us a great time. They did all we could ask + MORE.

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Mike

01/08/2008

Excellent and exciting fun packed week. The staff went way + beyond what was required to ensure a great holiday.

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Mrs. C. Greengrass

02/10/2008

Extremely happy. Everything was absolutely professional and well organised.

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Phillipa Holmes

We had an awesome time on our break in Slovenia! It was brilliant fun and one of the best holidays we've ever been on. We really couldn't have asked for anything more - Slovenia is beautiful, the team who looked after us were all absloutely lovely, the activites were even better than we imagined and the accomodation and food were lovely too.

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Phillips Family

05/07/2007

Our leaders Jan and Simon were excellent in everything. Put in a lot of time and effort to ensure we had the best holiday ever

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Sally & David

30/06/2008

Fantastic holiday. Excellent staff. Simon made our holiday so so memorable and all the other guides. We will be back without a doubt.

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FAQs

Q. Are we covered by insurance during the activity?

A. Yes. All customers are covered by our own accident insurance during the activities we provide. We would recommend that you take out your own general travel insurance as well to cover you for other aspects of your trip.

Q. Can an activity be cancelled and when?

A. An activity can be cancelled because of poor weather conditions such as an excessively high water level in the case of water activities or rain in the case of the adrenaline park. Cancellation Policy: if we need to cancel; due to a dangerous water level, we may cancel certain activities and suggest that clients take different activity. If this is not possible, you will get a full refund.

Q. Do I need a visa to travel?

A. As Slovenia is a member of the EU you will not need a visa to enter if you are a British passport holder. There is a toursit tax to pay but this is often included in your holiday price.

Q. Do we need special equipment?

A. For water activities, just a swimsuit and a towel; for other activities, gym shoes and comfortable sports clothes.

Q. Is there an age limit?

A. The minimum age limit for the family holiday is 10. Some of the more demanding activities such as hydrospeed, canyoning and classic rafting have a lower age limit of 15. Visitors to the adrenaline park must be at least 150 cm tall

Q. What abilities are we expected to have?

A. None of the activities require any previous knowledge or experience. Normal physical and mental health and the ability to swim in the case of water activities are all that is required. We do not accept guests under the influence of alcohol and other psychoactive substances. Our activities are not recommended for pregnant women. Guests with certain pre-existing health conditions (asthma, injuries, etc.) are advised to consult a guide.

Q. What about safety?

A. It is important to be aware that all outdoor activities include a certain degree of risk, and this should not be underestimated. We can, however, reduce risk to a minimum, which we do by using highly trained and experienced guides who satisfy all requirements for the individual activities, and by observing safety rules covering every aspect of safety from your arrival at the centre to your happy return. Additionally, only high-quality, fully-tested equipment is used for all activities.

Q. What happens if its raining?

A. We know from experience that rain simply makes water activities even more fun! Once you are in the water, you forget about the rain, or rather you start to enjoy it and the unique mist clouds that form just above the surface of the water.

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Grade: Moderate

Suitable for...

Keen walkers looking for a week long multi-activity holiday in a pristine, unspoilt environment.

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