Slovenia Family Mixed Activity Week
Enjoy an action-packed holiday in beautiful Slovenia
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
On the banks of the Soca River, the small town of Kobarid is a mecca for adventure seekers. Running down from the Julian Alps, the crystal-clear waters offer ideal conditions for a variety of adventurous activities. Five different activities are included; on the river, we’ll enjoy whitewater rafting, canyoning and kayaking, and on land we’ll try mountain biking and one of Europe’s largest and most thrilling zip-lines, high above the valley floor. Full instruction and supervision is provided by an expert local team who ease you through these exciting and thrilling activities.
* All breakfasts, 6 dinners
* All accommodation
* Transfers for group flights
* Equipment hire
Arrive in Venice and transfer to Kobarid (approximately 2 hours), arriving late evening.**
Morning whitewater rafting; afternoon hike (optional).
This morning we head on to the river for rafting in 8-man vessels. Basic instruction is given at the beginning of the trip on how to steer and propel the craft. Paddling is compulsory, as the raft must be moving in the water for the guide to be able to steer a course through the rapids. The first part is mild and there is a stop on the riverbank and a chance for a swim. The second part becomes a little rougher and the rafting really starts. The run is usually 10 kilometres.After lunch there is a hike in the countryside around the village. However, you may choose to stay behind and relax at the hotel.**
Morning canyoning; free afternoon for optional water-based activities.
Today we aim for a half-day of canyoning. The Susec canyon is the usual destination, and after donning the appropriate clothing (wetsuits and helmets), we hike up to the entry point. The first few drops are gentle and instruction is given as to how to descend. On one of the larger falls, you will be lowered down with a rope. If the water level is too high in the canyons, or the forecast unpredictable, we will enjoy a further day of activities back on the river, with the group free to choose what they take part in.**
A full day kayaking on the river (various grades).
Whitewater kayakers travel from all over the world to enjoy the Soca River, which hosted the European Kayak Championships in May 2002. The Soca Valley has also become a very popular place to learn this exciting sport. Whitewater kayaks are short, light and manoeuvrable. You will be equipped with a helmet, spraydeck (skirt) and life jacket. Competent kayakers perform rolls to turn themselves upright after capsizing: those who can’t roll can release themselves from the kayak and swim ashore, or wait to be assisted by the instructor. The first session will take place in a pool or in calm water, where you will learn to release yourself and the basics of the roll. You will also be taught the basic paddle stroke. There will be one instructor for every 8 kayakers and instruction will be given for 2 hours in the morning with a further 2 hours in the afternoon, after a well-deserved lunch break. **
Free day for further optional activities, including paragliding.
You can relax on the hotel veranda, hire mountain bikes or try tandem paragliding. The early evening is often the best time for paragliding and, conditions allowing, we can arrange a flight. There should also be more time for flying after the activities, or on the morning of departure. Kobarid is also home to an award-winning WW1 museum. It tells the soldiers stories from the trenches and also has some exhibits of Ernest Hemingway who served in the area at the time. His novel ‘A Farewell to Arms’ is based on his experiences in this region. In the evening you can choose to eat in one of the restaurants in the town. We recommend the Hisa Franko, a delightful family-run restaurant serving award-winning food in a picturesque setting. **
Morning mountain biking around the Nadiza or Soca River; free afternoon.
Off the water today and onto two wheels, for a mountain bike ride through the Slovenian countryside. Depending on the group’s ability we will take routes either long the Soca or Nadiza River, along bumpy tracks and through dense pine forest. We are guided up until lunchtime as the activity lasts about 4 hours. After that, you are free to use the bikes for the rest of the day free of charge. **
Morning at Zipline Slovenia; free afternoon.
This morning we take a 30-minute transfer to Zipline Slovenia, one of Europe’s largest, longest and highest zip line parks. We fly down five wires in total, up to 700 metres in length, reaching speeds of 60km/h. The views of the Julian Alps, Isonzo River and Bovec Valley are simply breathtaking.After all that excitement, we return to Kobarid, for a more gentle free afternoon.**
A free morning for last minute adrenaline or relaxation.**