Cycling, hiking, rafting and kayaking in Slovenia
A multi-sport holiday packed with a variety of mixed outdoor pursuits among breathtaking alpine scenery and unique natural attractions. The glacial Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, as well as Mt. Triglav National Park, are just some of the outstanding locations for these activities. Suitable for hikers and cyclists of very average fitness.
As a pre-trip, why not consider our Salzburg to Lake Bled.
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN KRANJSKA GORA
For the first couple of days you'll be based in the alpine town of Kranjska Gora, with beautiful views of the western Julian Alps everywhere you look. The town is famous for its winter sports - World Cup slaloms are held here every January.
Day 2: HIKING KRANJSKA GORA - JASNA LAKE - KRNICA VALLEY - KRANJSKA GORA (5 hrs, ↔ 17 km, ↑↓ 460 m)
Let the your multisport adventure begin! Your warm-up walk will take you out past the first of many beautiful lakes you'll visit on this trip: Lake Jasna. With the jagged peaks of the Julian Alps behind it, Lake Jasna is the perfect spot for relaxing. But save it for the walk back because there's more ahead. Continuing on through the Jasna Valley, you'll be greeted by the glorious mountain arena of the Prisank and Razor Mountains. You'll return via the “Russian Chapel” dedicated to Russian POWs who died during WW1 building the military road over Vršič Pass.
Day 3: CYCLING KRANJSKA GORA – BLED (↔ 40 km, ↑ 310 m, ↓ 620 m)
Today's activity takes you cycling alongside flowing rivers as they slice their way through lush valleys framed by towering mountains. At the alpine gateway village of Mojstrana, you will head into Krma Valley and then through Radovna Valley. At the exit, take a short detour along the thundering rapids of Vintgar Gorge, before heading into the fairytale world of Lake Bled.
Day 4: CYCLING BLED - KROPA - RADOVLJICA - BLED (↔ 35 km, ↑↓ 510 m)
Today you peddle to Slovenia's foremost blacksmith town, Kropa, and visit the iron forging museum. You can even learn how to make your own nail. Then cycle up to the lovely hilltop church of Jamnik for a classic postcard view of Slovenia: church and mountains. On the way back, stop in the beautifully preserved old town of Radovljica and its interesting beekeeping museum.
Day 5: RAFTING LAKE BLED (↔ 8 km, grade 2-3)
A three-hour adventure rafting trip on the Sava Dolinka river (grade 2-3). This trip is suitable for all, no extra experience or equipment needed. With a free afternoon in Bled you'll have time to explore its lake, row yourself over to the island church, and hike up to the clifftop castle for a splendid view across the lake and valley. Then end the day by treating yourself to Bled's famous cream cake (Kremšnita).
Day 6: WALKING POKLJUKA – USKOVNICA - LAKE BOHINJ (4 hrs, ↔ 14 km, ↑ 30 m, ↓ 830 m)
Today you will be driven by car up to the pristine forest of the limestone Pokljuka Plateau, from where you will begin your hike across mountain pastures and old farmhouses to a viewing point providing outstanding views into the Bohinj Valley. As you descend, you can stop at the little historic village of Studor for a glimpse into life as it was 150 years ago.
Day 7: KAYAKING OR CANOEING AT BOHINJ LAKE
A rest day or a gentle kayak trip on Lake Bohinj.
Lake Bohinj, the jewel of the Triglav National Park. Spend a lazy, tranquil afternoon on one of the hidden beaches, take a circuitous walk around the lake, and then head up via the gondola lift to Vogel ski resort (1532 m high), for a great view across the lake and Julian Alps. Alternatively, you can hike up to the source of the lake, Savica waterfall. The choice is yours.
Day 8: DEPARTURE
After breakfast your tour ends or you can prolong your stay.
Price per person based on two people sharing:
Low season: May 5 to May 19 and September 19 to October 9, 2023: 880 EUR
High season: May 20 to September 18, 2023: 920 EUR
• accommodation in hotels 3*/4*, double rooms with WC and shower, on a bed & breakfast basis
• mountain bike on days 3 and 4 (rental begins on the morning of day 3 and ends at 18.00 of day 4)
• half day whitewater rafting tour in Bled
• half day kayak or canoe rental in Bohinj
• transfer on day 6
• GPS data
• local tourist and other taxes
• luggage transport between hotels (one piece per person, max 20 kg / 45 lb). Every additional piece 10 EUR, payable on the spot
• information pack including text road notes in electronic form
• personal welcome meeting, detailed briefing upon arrival
• backup service (hotline) during the trip
• single traveler 310 EUR
• single room 185 EUR
• additional day of MTB bike hire 25 EUR per day, supplement for electric bike 45 EUR per day
• printed information package in English including route notes and corresponding maps delivered upon arrival 30 EUR
• in a 3* Hotel in Kranjska Gora 85 EUR per person per night in a standard double room, B&B. Single room 135 EUR
• in a 4* Hotel in Bled 105 EUR per person per night in a standard double room, B&B. Single room 170 EUR
• in a 4* Hotel in Bohinj 95 EUR per person per night in a standard double room, B&B. Single room 140 EUR
• children up to 12 years when sharing room with parents up to 40% discount on basic price
• third adult in the room 10% discount on basic price
Not included: entrance fees, lunches, drinks with meals, saunas and massages in hotels
Ljubljana Airport to Kranjska Gora
1–3 persons: 110 EUR
4–8 persons: 140 EUR
Ljubljana City to Kranjska Gora
1–3 persons: 130 EUR
4–8 persons: 180 EUR
Bohinj to Ljubljana Airport
1–3 persons: 130 EUR
4–8 persons: 170 EUR
Bohinj to Ljubljana City
1–3 persons: 150 EUR
4–8 persons: 190 EUR
Bohinj to Kranjska Gora
1–3 persons: 130 EUR
4–8 persons: 170 EUR
Other transfer routes prices on request
Total Length: xxx km
Total vertical up: xxx m
Terrain: xx% asphalt, x% unpaved
The tour is as the name implies a multisport tour, as it combines hiking, cycling, rafting, and kayaking all together. The tour itself is not difficult. Days 2 and 6 are hiking days, days 3 and 4 are cycling days. On day 5 it is rafting day and on day 7 is kayaking day.
Helia supports responsible travel. On our trips we therefore use small, authentic hotels and guesthouses with character operated by locals or their families. Here you can find the list of standard accommodation we primarily use on the trip. The actual hotels may differ from this list, depending on time of booking and rooms availability.
Day 1-2 3* Hotel Miklič Kranjska Gora
Day 3-5 4* Hotel Triglav / Hotel Park Bled
Day 6-7 4* Hotel Kristal Ribčev Laz / Bohinj
Starting point of this trip is Kranjska Gora in NW Slovenia, on the Slovene / Austrian / Italian border.
By plane: closest airport is Ljubljana (LJU). Several airlines serve it. From the airport you can travel to Kranjska Gora by bus (change once in Kranj, takes about three hours) or book our transfer - please ask us for a favorable quote!
By train: nearest railway station is in Jesenice, take a local bus (some 45 minutes) or order our transfer - please ask us for a favorable quote!
By car: take exit Karavanke on A1 motorway Ljubljana - Jesenice, Karavanke and then follow signposts to Kranjska Gora. On motorway Villach - Venice, take exit Tarvisio in Italy or exit Villach West in Austria. Parking is possible at the first hotel and costs 5 EUR per night per car.
... and away
By plane: need to get to the airport? Our transfer to Ljubljana airport: return to the airport from Bohinj - please ask us for a favorable quote!
By train: Bohinj has a railway station in Bohinjska Bistrica 5 km from your last hotel. It is on the Jesenice - Nova Gorica sideline, only a few trains a day
By car: if your car is in Kranjska Gora, you can get there by local bus (change once in Lesce, travel time is about two hrs) or we can transfer - please ask us for a favorable quote!
Helia bikes are available in different sizes in unisex model:
- aluminium frame
- rear rack
- comfort gel saddle
- anti-puncture Continental tyres
- ergonomic bicycle grips
All rented adult bikes are equipped with:
- cycle computer
- Vaude one-sided saddlebag
- combination bike lock
Only for self-guided tours: one repair kit per two bikes: one spare inner tube, glue, patch, a pump, two allen keys and tyre levers