Active Slovenia

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  • adventure vacations

Quick highlights:

  • Bovec – River Soča valley
  • Adrenalin Activities
  • Underground mountainbiking and kayaking
  • Survival course
  • Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia
Length: 10 days
Group Size: min 4
Season: April - October
Difficulty: Medium
Starting Point: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nearest Airport: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Category: Multi sport
Price (from):
1.385€

What to expect

Perfect tour for all  travel lovers, who wants to experience something different. Slovenia is a tiny country, but people here have big hearts and there are no words to describe the nature. We will explore this amazing country, with a short trip to Croatia, through adventure activities and adrenaline. We will visit Soča valley, a paradise for adrenaline addicted people and as well for true outdoor and nature fans. After we experience what Soča valley has to offer we will continue our adventure in Istria peninsula, Croatia, where we will meet our Survival instructor. He will have 3 days to teach us as much as possible about the basics of surviving in the nature. After this amazing experience out in the wild we will travel to Mežica, Slovenija to experience something unique. Back in the days Mežica was famous for mines, but today they are abandoned. Well not really, today this is a playground for mountain bikers and kayakers. Deep in the mines, there is a mountain bike trail and even deeper we will paddle underground lakes. To finish this great adventure we have to visit Ljubljana, the capital. Ljubljana one of the  greenest and most livable cities, boasting a friendly cafe culture by day, and vibrant nightlife after the sun sets.

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Activity

This tour is designed so our guests can explore our beautiful country through adventure and sport. Every day we are out there in the nature and different activities takes us to different places. Though we can adopt a bit each activity to the level of guests it is important to be fit and not first timer in sport. There is really a lot of activity on this tour: Rafting, Canyoning, Climbing, Zip lining, Mountain biking, Kayaking, as well as unique experience of underground Mountain biking and Kayaking. We will also meet or specialist for outdoor survival and in 3 days he will teach us a lot of useful stuff.

Group size

Minimum 4 people

What to pack

Sport shoes

Hiking shoes

Warm clothes for 10 days as April is still cold (the best is good technical gear)

Swimsuites

Towel

Personal things (shampoo, tooth brush, tooth paste, sun cream…)

Medicines

Headlight

Knife

1 pot or tin can for a minimum volume of 1 liter

Sleeping bag if possible

Sun cream

1

Saturday

Ljubljana – Bovec

12:00 Meeting point

After arrival we will take You to Bovec, adventure capital of Slovenia. We will stay in first self sustainable eco/adventure resort in Europe just near the amazing emerald river Soča. Our home is “off the grid” and all electricity is produced by sun. You will still be able to charge your phones, computers & connect to wifi, but do not tell around. We have our own water source & therefore you will drink spring water without additives. Vacuum solar collectors provide hot water in outside wooden showers made with handpicked stones from Soca river. / If the weather is too cold we will stay in Triglav National Park in Mountain Cottage.

16 00 River Rafting

19 00 Dinner

20 00 Welcome party

2

Sunday

Bovec – adventure paradise

8 00 Breakfast

10 00 Biking

13 00 free time/lunch

15 00 Kayaking

19 00 Dinner

20 00 Evening fun

3

Monday

Bovec – adventure paradise

8 00 Breakfast

10 00 Climbing

13 00 free time/lunch

15 00 zip lining

19 00 Dinner

20 00 Evening fun

4

Tuesday

Bovec – adventure paradise

8 00 Breakfast

9 00 Canyoning

13 00 lunch and free afternoon (planty of activities inside Camp)

19 00 Dinner

5

Wednesday

Bovec – Istria, Croatia

After early breakfast we will move to Istria in Croatia where we will meet our outdoor survival specialist who will take us to the forrest where we will spend 2 nights learning basics of outdoor survival according to Bear Grylls: Psychology of survival, modern and primitive methods of fire making, shelter finding and building, finding and treating water, hunting and snaring, plant gathering, use of primitive and not weapons, tools and knife, use of rope in emergency climbing, navigation and direction finding, night navigation, tracking, trapping, signalling, first aid, survival kit are only some of knowledges this survival course offer. After this amzing experience You will be able to survive alone in the nature, but You will also learn a lot of skills that can be used in everyday life.

6

Thursday

Istria, Croatia

In the woods of Istria on a Survival Camp

7

Friday

Istria – Mežica (Slovenia)

Transfer to Mežica Eco Hotel/Farm -certified organic farm since 2000 – home grown vegetables and herbs (for Your meals) – home baked bread

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8

Saturday

Mežica

People usually seek mountain biking enjoyment in the mountains, but we will take You to a unique passage through the mountains, along the abandoned and mysterious tunnels under Mt. Peca. What You will experience is a more than 5-kilometre guided underground cycling tour, the route of which follows an illuminated path from one valley into another, for You to enjoy a safe and unforgettable adventure.

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9

Saturday

Mežica – Ljubljana

In 1994 the excavation of ore in Mežica mines was stopped. This means water was no longer drained from the mine so its lower parts were completely flooded all the way to the water shaft where the water flows out. Flooded excavation sites now seem like magical underground lakes. This underground adventure starts in front of the mining museum in Glančnik in Mežica. Visitors board a genuine mining train which takes from the museum through the 3.5 km long Gačnik tunnel and up to Unionski vpadnik slope mine. From here you descend for 95 m and go down the stairs that lead to water. At this point, all visitors receive the necessary protective equipment (neoprene boots, life jackets and mining helmets with a flashlight). Then you enter a flooded shaft where special kayaks for three persons are already waiting for you. Your guide leads you along a small underground river until you reach the magical underground lakes almost 700 m below the surface. Visitors can now enjoy the peaceful and pristine water and explore the underground labyrinth, submerged tunnels and excavation sites. To end your journey, you will follow a narrow passage, paddle through some minor rapids and arrive back at the starting point. After the kayak ride is completed, you will take a walk pass the abandoned underground working sites to the mining train station. Allow your guide to take you back to a time when the mine was not immersed in silence, but rather full of miners working away with different tools and machines. After a real miner’s lunch, the train will take you to the mining museum where you can admire a number of interesting collections. These display the daily lives and work of miners in the heart of Mount Peca as well as precious ores and minerals, wonderful creations of Mother Nature. Transfer and night in Slovenian capital, Ljubljana.


10

Saturday

Ljubljana

We will spend last day in Ljubljana. Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is one of Europe’s smallest, most compact and charming cities. With a population of less than 300,000, it has none of the seething crowds, gridlocked traffic and overwhelming noise synonymous with most major cities. But it does have a plethora of cultural treasures, excellent restaurants and stunning architecture, all flooded with a bewitchingly languorous atmosphere. It’s located in the centre of Slovenia at the crossroads of two mountain ranges – the Dinarides and the Alps – and forms the geographical, political, cultural and infrastructural heartland of the country.

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Price & Dates: 

CONFIRMED DATES:

9.4.-18.4.2016

NEXT DATE:

7.5.2016

Included in the price:

All Transfers from starting point (in Ljubljana) to finishing point (in Ljubljana)

Accomodation (Eco Camp-First self sustainable eco/adventure resort in Europe, Eco Hotel/EcoFarm Koroš, Outdoor, Hotel )

Guided Activities + all equipement: Underground Mountainbiking, Undergroung Kayaking, Biking, Kayaking, Rafting, Climbing, Ziplining, …

Basic Survival course with licensed instructor + equipement

Meals

Guided Tour in Ljubljana

Tourist tax

Not included:

Flights

Drinks and food in restaurants

Insurance

Extra Food & Drinks in restaurant

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