Sava River, Slovenia: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bled: Sava River Rafting Trip

1. Bled: Sava River Rafting Trip

Experience an adrenaline rush on a rafting trip in Bled alongside licensed guides. Raft and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Sava River with unforgettable views of the Karavanke and Julian Alps in the background. Get picked up from Bled, then head to the Sava River, one of the best rivers where you can try different water adventures. Before getting in the water, your guides will explain everything you need to know about action and safety. After your safety lesson, hit the waters to experience the rapids of the area’s longest river. Feel secure with experienced licensed guides by your side. Later, swim at the confluence of the Sava Dolinka and Sava Bohinjka headwaters near Radovljica. Compete with other boats and, if you’re up to it, experience the adrenaline rush of jumping from the rocks. At the end of the trip, get photos of your adventure before your guides take you back to where you were picked up.

Bled: Great Fun White Rafting on the Sava River by 3glav

2. Bled: Great Fun White Rafting on the Sava River by 3glav

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 Bled: Sava River Kayaking Adventure by 3glav

3. From Bled: Sava River Kayaking Adventure by 3glav

Join experienced kayaking instructors on this 1.5 hour kayaking experience in the Bled area. After a safety briefing, receive your full kayaking gear, including a wet suit, life jacket, and helmet. If you are a first-timer, you will learn basic kayaking techniques before you paddle through a lush green and peaceful river environment, far from hustle and bustle. Head down the local Sava River, a perfect playground for beginners as well as intermediate paddlers. During the trip, your experienced guide will accompany you & take care of your safety. Your guide can also take pictures for you which you can pick up later on if you would like.

From Bled: Sava Dolinka River Kayaking Tour with Transfer

4. From Bled: Sava Dolinka River Kayaking Tour with Transfer

Pick up will be at the guests accommodation in Bled and neighbouring villages. The driver will take you to the starting location (around 10-15 minute drive from Bled). Then you will be welcomed by the team members, who will explain to you the gear-up procedure. All the necessary kayaking equipment like life jackets, wetsuits, water shoes, helmets, paddles and kayaks will be provided. English speaking and fully licensed white water river rafting guide/white water rescue technician will lead the tour down the beautiful Sava River and will be there to ensure your safety. You'll be paddling through stunning scenery and down many fun rapids. About 3/4 of the way, there will be a stop and if you feel like it you'll be allowed to jump from a small cliff, under the supervision of your guide. After that there'll be an easier section of the river where you will gentilly float trough a scenic gorge to the finish where the vans will be awaiting your arrival. After the tour you will be transported back to your accommodation.

From Ljubljana: Private Trip to Bled, Bohinj, & Škofja Loka

5. From Ljubljana: Private Trip to Bled, Bohinj, & Škofja Loka

After a short drive from Ljubljana discover the famous Alpine jewels of lakes Bled & Bohinj along with the Vintgar Gorge. Sports enthusiasts can opt for rafting on the Sava river (optional). Make one last stop at a hidden gem, the medieval Skofja Loka town, before returning to Ljubljana. From Ljubljana to the Alpine region below the Julian Alps we reach Bled, the magnificent Alpine resort. Ascend the old castle perched on top of a cliff above the glacial Lake Bled. The castle's terraces offer spectacular views of the lake and its tiny island in the middle. Take a boat ride with »Pletna« – a traditional flat-bottom boat made by locals and reach the only true island in Slovenia. Continue to the impressive Vintgar Gorge, one of the most stunning natural canyons, where a path takes you across the wooden platforms and bridges along the rushing Radovna River and through the picturesque gorge. This pleasant hike ends with a 13-meter-high waterfall Sum. Our next stop is Bohinj, Slovenia's largest glacial lake, located in the Triglav National Park area. Take a swim, a canoe ride, or just a pleasant walk around the lake area to soak in Bohinj's pristine natural environment. All interested in some white water action can join a rafting experience on the fresh waters of the Sava Dolinka river! Swimming ability, swimsuit, and a towel are required, everything else is provided by our rafting partners! On the way back to Ljubljana, we stop in Skofja Loka, one of the oldest and best-preserved Slovenian towns. A walk around the charming town center, situated under the castle and the monastery. Return to Ljubljana in the late afternoon. IMPORTANT: - Please note that rafting on the Sava river takes place instead of the visit of the Lake Bohinj. Activity is subjected to the weather and a minimum number of applicants at the rafting operator - Vintgar Gorge is closed during Winter season (optional alternative - Savica waterfall: 3 € / person)

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What people are saying about Sava River, Slovenia

We (a group of 4 girls) were genuinely surprised how much we enjoyed this activity. The transfer to the river was well-planned, the scenery was absolutely stunning and our guide made all the difference. (His name is Mitja if I'm not mistaken) His English was super, knew a lot about our surroundings and made the whole tour more enjoyable. The tour was organised, the swimming suits and other stuff were clean and taken care of.

Let's say that they are not the rapids I thought, but what is spent is fair to the experience. Our guide was very funny and helpful: diving, getting wet, body surfing and battles between rafts. The river bed is very large and it is fun to paddle for both adults and children.

It was a special experience. I must say, we had a very nice guide who told a lot and did nice tricks with the raft. Which made for some adventure. We did not see this with the other boats. So we got lucky with that. We enjoyed it immensely.

Special thanks to the guides. They are amazing, with the right attitude, and make the rafting even more fun than one can imagine.

Tim was a great guide with lots of local knowledge and fun activities