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Slovenia Mixed Activity

from $1,749.00

Enjoy an action-packed holiday in beautiful Slovenia

  • Reviews 21 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided
  • Activity Level Moderate
    5/8
  • Group Size Small Group
    4 - 16
All about the Slovenia Mixed Activity.

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.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

* All breakfasts, 6 dinners
* All accommodation
* Airport transfers (at designated times)
* Equipment rental included

Tour leader throughout

What is not included in this tour?
  • Flights
  • Single Accommodation (available on request, inquire for supplement)

Highlights

  • An action-packed week with a great range of activities
  • Try whitewater rafting, canyoning and mountain biking
  • Ride one of Europe’s longest and fastest zip lines
  • Further optional activities; including paragliding
  • 7 nights hotel in en suite rooms
  • 6 days whitewater rafting, canyoning, kayaking, mountain biking and zip lining
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
  • Travel by private air-conditioned minibus
  1. Day 1 Start Kobarid

    Arrive in Venice and transfer to Kobarid (approximately 2 hours), arriving late evening.*Standard Hotel*

  2. Day 2 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.*Standard Hotel*

  3. Day 3 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.*Standard Hotel*

  4. Day 4 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. *Standard Hotel*

  5. Day 5 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 Farwell to Arms’ is based on his experiences in this region. In the evening you can choose to eat in one of the restaurants. We recommend the Hisa Franko, a delightful family run restaurant serving award-winning food in a picturesque setting. *Standard Hotel*

  6. Day 6 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, but you are free to use the bikes for the rest of the day free of charge. *Standard Hotel*

  7. Day 7 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 gentile free afternoon.*Standard Hotel*

  8. Day 8 End Kobarid.

    A free morning for last minute adrenaline or relaxation.**

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Where you stay

Hotel Gostisce Jazbec

You will spend each night in the Hotel Gostisce Jazbec. The property, just outside the centre of Kobarid is a small family run hotel with 13 en suite rooms equipped with TV and safe. The hotel also features a small fitness room and games room and internet facilities are available. The restaurant offers traditional Slovenian cuisine, which can be enjoyed on the front terrace with lovely views of the village and mountains beyond.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfast and 6 dinners are included.

Slovenian cuisine is a mix of Central European (mostly Austrian and Hungarian), Mediterranean and Balkan food. One pot dishes such as Rict and Istrian stew are popular and worth seeking out. Prekmurska is a typical layered pastry from the region.

Vegetarians are well catered for, but due to the large quantity of dairy product used in Slovenian cuisine, vegans may struggle a little.

 

Basing our stay in the small resort town of Kobarid gives us access to all sections of the river. Water levels vary throughout the season, but as the river has different sections, both rough and calmer, it is always possible to choose a stretch of river according to the activity and the experience level of the group. The guides aim will be to challenge the group just enough each day. This trip needs no previous experience, but those who have rafted, kayaked or been canyoning before should enjoy the chance to experience a new river in new surroundings.

Off the water, our day mountain biking will be quite challenging, but not too hard. The guide will vary the route depending on the group. There will be a mixture of on and off-road terrain. Zipline Slovenia is one of Europe’s largest and fastest zip lines and is included as it’s been such a popular optional activity with our clients in the past. The line is divided into smaller sections, so if there is a part you don’t want to do, you can be collected and taken off. But there is no way of rejoining the group.

Overall Rating
5/5
Reviewed On 25/06/2020
4/5

Picturesque white knuckle ride

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Seeing the moutains and hillsides that we would be travelling into. The Julian Alps are a magnificent site! Also the Boka Waterfall and the 44 foot waterfall that we could have abseiled - frightning but unfortunately the water current was too strong.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    We had a hotel owner who organises the activity week with two guides. It was very basic introductions and we hardly saw her after that. The guides were great though. Unfortunatley Peter was ill most of the week so couldn't do the activities with us. Urban was extremely saftey concious and made you feel beyond safe despite the experience that is canyoning!
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Use your day off to walk around the local area - theres enough sites and walks to keep you throughally entertained. We went during Bovec day which was a nice local event that brought out very nice market stalls.
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Its a shame it did not have a guide that stayed and ate with you all week (like the Lycian activity week) as that really seems to bond the group together. As all meals were paid for in hotel, made people releuctant to eat together and the group only stayed together for each activity.

Reviewed On 25/06/2020
4/5

exciting holiday in moving water

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Rafting, paragliding and caving
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Both our group leaders, for whitewater rafting and kayaking, paragliding and canyoning, were reliable and nice. Safety was always top priority.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Whitewater kayaking was for me the most exciting activity, but it is demanding and you need to be really fit. You should not be overweigh for caving, as there are some extremely narrow passages. Hydrospeed is difficult and may even be dangerous if you hit a rock. Have dinner at restaurants nearby hotel Alp that have good food and are cheap.
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    We had showers the first days, so it was  tough. The holiday became deflinitely better with fine weather.

Reviewed On 25/06/2020
5/5

The most fun you can have in water!

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The ability to meet like-minded people with a full itinerary of white water activities - made me feel alive!
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Several group leaders because of various activities.  Well organised, enthusiastic and put the group's needs as a priority.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be prepared for some bruises - but safety was a very high consideration for group leaders.
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    One of the best holidays I've ever been on!   It was such a wonderful group of people, who 'bonded' and supported each other through the activities.  Many of us have kept in touch after the holiday.

Reviewed On 25/06/2020
4/5

Fantastic introduction to whitewater sports!

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Hydrospeeding is the most fun you can have in whitewater...assuming you're a strong swimmer and don't mind a few bruises.  It's the nearest you get to being part of the river itself.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    All the guides were excellent and spoke great English.  They were all super competent on water and made everyone feel safe at all times even if they were total beginners.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be prepared for some of the activities to be a little tame if you have done them before - this is very much a total beginners trip!!  It is possible to book more advanced kayaking and canyoning later on in the week though if you haven't had enough adrenaline. Take sunscreen and use it!  Be prepared for the fact that the water is very cold even if it's very warm on dry land.
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Make the most of the free day.  If you're feeling really energetic you can hike up Mt. Krn, which is the tallest mountain in the region and dominates the valley.  There is a hut near the top selling drinks and snacks and the views are unparalleled by anything else on the trip - even if you decide to go paragliding, which is also an excellent addition.

Reviewed On 25/06/2020
4/5

SLOVENIAN WHITEWATER

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The canyoning was the best bit for me and I think a lot of people on my trip given that a lot of us did the advanced canyoning as well. Be warned though the you do have to walk a bit for both to get to the start (30 minutes top). 
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    The guides tend to mess around a lot and are a lot of fun, but if you really need their help they are absolute professionals.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    I would recommend this trip but suggest you do it earlier in the year (June or July would be fine). A waterproof camera is a must for this kind of trip.There is a small church quite close to the hotel which rings on the 1/4 hour from 6 in the morning so you may want earplugs if you are a light sleeper. 
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Most activities take only the morning so you have the chance to do something else in the afternoon. If just want to hang around the hotel though, there isn't really anywhere to hang out together as it's popular for food and the tables outside are mostly taken (our group required half of the outside space in the evening when we were having our meals).

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