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Central Slovenia National parks

Our most recommended Central Slovenia National parks

From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Bohinj Trip

1. From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Bohinj Trip

Enjoy Bled, or the “Image of Paradise,” which has been attracting visitors with its breathtaking beauty for centuries. The calm and inviting waters of its lake spurred the tradition of making the typical ‘pletna’ boats back in the 12th century.  Optionally you can board one of these wooden beauties to reach the island, with its romantic church and mysterious wishing bell. Sightseeing in Bled continues with a visit to the impressive castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Step back time in its museum and enjoy the unforgettable view of the surroundings. Surrounded by alluring summits, the Bohinj Valley charms visitors with its inspiring scenery, crystal lake waters, and the harmonious coexistence of man and nature. The picturesque lakeside boasts the frescoes of the Church of St. John the Baptist. You will have time to discover the legend of Zlatorog (Goldhorn), enjoy a stunning view over Mount Triglav, and try the hearty local cuisine. 

Soča: Kayaking on the Soča River Experience

2. Soča: Kayaking on the Soča River Experience

After meeting at the office with your kayaking team, you will receive your whitewater equipment (neoprene suits and shoes, helmet and a life jacket) before driving for 10 minutes to the starting point besides the Soča River. Before you begin your journey, the guides will tell you all the necessary information about whitewater safety and about the kayaking itself. Then, you will sit on your kayak and row your paddle through the crystal clear water through easily navigated parts of the Soča river. Using sit-on-top kayaks, which are very stable and easy to manoeuvre, will allow you to enjoy the whitewater rapids without any previous kayaking knowledge required. You will stop on the way for jumping and swimming in the emerald pools, and have a lot of fun on the waves for about 1.5 hours. The river is easy and calm, so your guides will add some kayaking challenges and games to the trip. Once you reach the finishing point, the drivers will be waiting with your dry clothes, and after everyone changes you will return to Bovec for a tour farewell in the office.

Bovec: Soča River Whitewater Rafting

3. Bovec: Soča River Whitewater Rafting

Get ready for a day of fun and adventure and meet the experienced guide who will introduce you to the beautiful Soča river. Fill out the necessary paperwork and get equipped from head to toe for your whitewater rafting experience. Get dropped off at the entry point to the river, leave your dry clothing and other belongings in the vehicle, and let the fun begin. Spend the first part of the trip learning the proper techniques and safety tips for whitewater rafting and let your guide smooth out any doubts or uncertainties. Follow your guide down the river to some of the most thrilling spots and beautiful viewpoints. Stop for a dip in the refreshing, pristine water of the river. At the end of your experience, your driver will be waiting to transport you back to Bovec.

From Ljubljana: Triglav National Park Tour

4. From Ljubljana: Triglav National Park Tour

Get back to nature and explore Triglav National Park on a full-day tour by air-conditioned minivan. Journey into the heart of the Julian Alps on an approximate 3.5-hour scenic drive with stops every 10-30 minutes to see points of interest. Take part in 3 nature hikes of around 30-45 minutes. Choose to skip any, or all, of these hikes if you prefer and wait by the minivan in a scenic spot. Get the chance to try wild swimming to refresh yourself. See major landmarks such as Lake Bohinj, Savica waterfall, and the Pokljuka plateau. Be amazed by the Vintgar Gorge, Alpine Radovna valley, Pericnik waterfall, Jasna Lake, and pretty village of Mojstrana. Express your wish to see a particular attraction to your guide and they will happily point them out during the day.

Bled: Amazing Canyoning Adventure Half-Day Tour

5. Bled: Amazing Canyoning Adventure Half-Day Tour

Enjoy this unique canyoning experience, it is great fun - it's just like a natural water park, where you have lots of slides, jumps and abseiling. If you are a complete beginner, do not worry, there is absolutely no previous experience needed. Visit the moderate canyon on the edge of the Triglav National Park which is considered one of the most scenic and dynamic canyons in Slovenia and around. Receive all your necessary equipment in the office, including your wet-suit, helmet, special shoes then get picked up with our mini-van to the canyon.  After a brief safety & instruction session, slide, glide & jump along the canyon with the experienced guides. During the trip, your guides will take pictures for you to keep the trip in your memory. The whole trip takes around 3,5 hours from Bled and back (you spend around 2 hours in the canyon).

Triglav National Park Tour from Bled

6. Triglav National Park Tour from Bled

Get back to nature and explore Triglav National Park on a full-day tour by air-conditioned minivan from Bled. Journey into the heart of the Julian Alps on an approximate 3.5-hour scenic drive with stops every 10-30 minutes to see points of interest. Take part in 3 nature hikes of around 30-45 minutes. Choose to skip any, or all, of these hikes if you prefer and wait by the minivan in a scenic spot. Get the chance to try wild swimming to refresh yourself. See major landmarks such as Lake Bohinj, Savica waterfall, and the Pokljuka plateau. Be amazed by the Vintgar Gorge, Alpine Radovna valley, and the pretty village of Mojstrana. Express your wish to see a particular attraction to your guide and they will happily point them out during the day.

From Ljubljana: Day Trip to Bled and Vintgar Gorge

7. From Ljubljana: Day Trip to Bled and Vintgar Gorge

Following pick-up from Ljubljana, travel in comfort to the beautiful resort town of Bled in the foothills of the Julian Alps Journey up to the castle perched on the top of a steep cliff above the glacial Lake Bled. Get spectacular views of the lake and its tiny island from the terraces, and then board a traditional pletna boat and sail across to the only true island in Slovenia. Alternatively, visit Vintgar Gorge and walk the wooden paths to marvel as the River Radovna runs through the canyon to end at the amazing Šum Waterfall. Stop for lunch in a typical Alpine restaurant before going to the glacial lake at Bohinj in Triglav National Park. Cool down with a swim or explore the lake on foot, or by canoe if you prefer. End with a visit to the well-preserved town of Skofja Loka. Walk around the medieval town center, overlooked by an historic castle and monastery.

From Bled: Water Rafting on the Sava River

8. From Bled: Water Rafting on the Sava River

Enjoy this easy rafting experience on the beautiful Sava Dolinka River close to Bled. After a safety briefing, receive your full rafting gear, including a wet suit, life jacket & a helmet, then take a minivan transfer to the start of the rafting trip.  This river trip is suitable for families with small kids and anyone who would like to have some fun on some easy and slow II & II+ class rapids. The whole trip takes around 2.5 hours and you spend between 1-1.5 hours rafting on the river.  During the trip, the guide can take pictures for you which you can pick up later on if you like. If you are a first-timer you do not need to worry, as your instructor will teach you the basics and will take care of your safety. 

From Bovec: Soča Gorge Snorkeling

9. From Bovec: Soča Gorge Snorkeling

Receive some basic paddle instructions and safety information ready for your aqua adventure. Explore the emerald gorge of the Soča river and experience it's underwater world. Enjoy 2-hours of relaxation and fun in the gorge, and appreciate it's natural beauty. Jump and swim in the clear waters of the gorge. Snorkel along the imposing sides of the canyon and explore life below the surface of Sočca river. The gorge of Soča river is located in the Triglav national Park, near to Bovec, and there should be an abundance of local wildlife along the way.

Bovec: Canyoning in Triglav National Park

10. Bovec: Canyoning in Triglav National Park

After meeting your canyoning team at the office in Bovec and signing the necessary paperwork, meet your guide, who will give you all the necessary equipment. Then, embark on the 15-minute journey to the starting point of your adventure in Triglav National Park, right under the canyon of Fratarica Creek. Change into your gear before you begin your half-hour hike to the top of the Fratarica canyon, where the fun begins. Listen to your guide as he explains all the necessary instructions for a safe descent down the canyon Then begin your four hours of canyoning as you explore the waterfalls and gorges of the canyon and even rappel down a 48-meter high waterfall! Once you reach the end point, return to your van where you will change into your dry clothes before heading back to the office in Bovec.

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Really can’t think of a better way to explore Bled and Bohinj. The guide was awesome, full of knowledge about Slovenija’s history and a bunch of fun facts! He took us to the snowy mountains of Bohinj, to see a beautiful waterfall, to a cozy little village that seemed to come out straight of a Christmas postcard and to a tasty restaurant with all of Slovenija’s classics. Then we went to Lake Bled and the castle and he stopped at all the right spots to get the best views. Just wonderful overall and definitely worth it!

What an incredible experience, I couldn’t recommend it highly enough!! Our guide Vasco (I think that was his name) was amazing! He gave us lots of information about Slovenian history and culture on the drive there which was great. We had amazing weather and both Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj were absolutely stunning despite the cold. The stop offs to try cream cake (delicious), visit the castle and the boat ride to the island were very worthwhile. What an amazing experience!

Our guide, Vasko, was very informative. He went out of his way to make our tour a great experience. We were picked up at our hotel, which was very convenient.

Amazing trip, would recommend this activity to everyone looking to explore Lake Bled and the surrounding area :)

Very good experience in winter, wonderful landscapes and discovery of local culture !