Slovenia’s Great Outdoors
Paddleboard across Lake Bled, canyon through the Bohinj Valley and taste world-class Slovenian wines
Slovenia’s Great Outdoors
About your trip
Slovenia’s wild beauty in just four days? There’s got to be room in your calendar for this one.
Welcome to a fairytale world where postcard-perfect Ljubljana dazzles with its colourful architecture and vibrant riverside cafe culture. Where dramatic mountainscapes and shimmering lakes offer up endless opportunities for adrenaline-inducing exploration.
On this adventure, you’ll canyon through the soaring Bohinj Valley and, buoyed by the encouragement of new friends, you’ll swim through a series of hidden caves and waterfalls. You’ll explore the serene beauty of Lake Bled on a SUP safari, paddling your way to the lake’s otherworldly island to climb to the top of its ancient clocktower. You’ll even get to try some of Slovenia’s world-class wines in a private tasting. And then there’s leafy Ljubljana, where you’ll eat like a local and uncover the city’s vibrant nightlife.
A perfect taster of Slovenia in just four days – how could you not?
Got more than four days to spare for a European escape? These Slovenia dates match up perfectly with our Croatia adventure, where you’ll spend time on a private island and sail to hidden bays on your own speedboat. So, what’ll it be, four days or 12?
- Accommodation in twin rooms
- Max 14 travellers per group
- Exclusively for people in their 30s & 40s
- Private airport transfers
- All activities mentioned on the itinerary
- 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Stay in hand-picked 4-star hotels
- We offset the carbon emissions per person on this trip
- Tips for guide & driver
- Experienced Pack Leader with you throughout the trip
Flashpackers are required to produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination 30 days before departure OR proof of a negative test within 72 hours of their adventure starting. Flashpackers must also provide evidence that they have purchased travel insurance for the duration of their adventure. Remember, flights aren't included and prices are based on sharing a twin room. If you'd like to upgrade to a single room, you can add this during the booking process or by contacting our Customer Experience team.
Day 01 Hello, Slovenia
Proudly one of Europe’s greenest capitals; Ljubljana offers up colourful and delightfully varied architecture that seems to coexist seamlessly with the swathes of greenery that adorn its cityscape. Sliced through by the emerald Ljubljanica River, whose banks are lined with quaint cafes and bars; the city is almost too ‘picture perfect’ to be believed, making it an ideal spot to begin your adventure in wild Slovenia. Landing into the city’s airport, you’ll be met by your private driver and whisked off to your centrally located hotel. Upon arrival, you’ll check-in and enjoy a welcome drink with your group before heading out into the city. Tonight you’ll get to know each other over four local dishes (and some delicious wines) at three different restaurants, all of them recommended by locals in the know. Afterwards, it’ll be time to wind your way to the city’s vibrant riverfront bars. Just remember there’s a big day outdoors tomorrow…
Day 02 Wild canyoning & lakeside beauty
This morning you’ll have a few hours to explore the city together at your own pace. The Old Town, with its cobbled streets and piazza cafes is particularly lovely, and the picturesque hilltop castle is definitely worth exploring. Before you know it, it’ll be time for your transfer to Lake Bohinj. Located in Triglav National Park in the heart of the Julian Alps, Bohinj is rich in forests and boasts Slovenia’s highest mountain peaks (as well as the country’s largest lake). Amongst all this natural beauty, you’ll canyon through the soaring Bohinj Valley, swimming, climbing and abseiling through a hidden network of caves and mountain streams, cheering each other on as you go. Afterwards, your private transfer will take you to the iconic Lake Bled. Here, the rest of the afternoon and evening is yours. Spend your time hiking around the lake to gorgeous viewpoints, or simply relax at your high-end waterfront hotel.
Day 03 Lake Bled SUP & wine tasting
With a turreted church peeking out from its central island and the vast mountains unfolding around you, Lake Bled is a region of old-world beauty – and a fantastic location for some stand-up paddleboarding. As you paddle across its shimmering waters, you’ll be aiming for the breathtaking central island. Here, as an optional extra, you can climb 99 steps to see the ancient church and clock tower (or you can just relax with an ice cream). Then, after some free time for lunch and local exploring at your own pace, Slovenian wine tasting will be calling. Fast becoming a real contender on the world stage, Slovenia’s wine-growing regions produce wines with a beautiful range of delicate notes. After your wine-tasting experience on the shores of Lake Bled, your final night dinner on the terrace of Bled Castle awaits. Expect four courses of Slovenian perfection, views out across the lake and something sparkling on arrival. That’s one way to end an adventure.
Day 04 TIME TO FLY
Today marks the end of your whirlwind, outdoorsy European escape, and hasn’t it been a great one? From food touring to wine tasting, canyoning to SUP and plenty of moments to breathe it all in at your own pace; your first taste of Slovenia might not be your last… Keen to see more of Europe? We’ve got a few more trips that might pique your interest. Discover them here.
Our Favourite Hotels
Browse a selection of our favourite hotels, for a flavour of where you may stay on this trip.
Bled Rose Hotel, Lake Bled
Offering 4-star luxury right on the shores of Lake Bled, the Bled Rose Hotel boasts an indoor pool and spa (ideal for weary bodies post-SUP) as well as a lounge bar perfect for cocktails in view of the water. Rooms are modern and chic with a splash of colour to bring forth Slovenia’s vibrant character.
Hotel Slon, Ljubljana
Centrally located and within a few minutes of Ljubljana’s iconic main square, this hotel has everything you need for a short stay in the city. Think comfortable, classic-feeling rooms and a lounge bar (perfect for a group nightcap).
- Which airport do I need to fly in and out of? Plus airport code
Fly into and out of Ljubljana International Airport (LJU).
- Are airport transfers included?
The arrival transfer is included and is private to Flash Pack. It will be in groups depending on flight times. The departure transfer is not included, however. The airport is only a short drive from the hotel, so if you and some other Flash Pack friends are all getting the same flight, we recommend splitting the taxi journey.
- What time should my flight arrive? (to arrive in time for the welcome meeting)
We recommend booking a flight that lands in Ljubljana before 4:30pm on Day 1 of your adventure. The welcome meeting and dinner will be from 7pm onwards starting at the hotel. You’re welcome to book your departing flight at any time on Day 4.
- Will the itinerary change?
Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control – but we’ll always do our best to ensure it has little impact on your experience. From time to time, we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh and exciting.
What Flashpackers say
"Great group! Felt so lucky to have a group of fun, sociable, like minded 30-45yr olds from professional jobs all craving some fun & de-stress adventuring! Stunning scenery & accommodation with a very fun itinerary of SUPing, canyoning & exploring an incredible country. We laughed so much & made some fantastic memories! "
"My first Flash Pack experience in Slovenia was amazing. I have never been on a group tour before but this was a fantastic experience with a great group of people."
"Without a doubt the best holiday I’ve ever been on. I had so many reservations and concerns going in, but I need not have worried - every detail is taken care of so you can fully enjoy your holiday. I roomed with a lady from another country and from going out there nervous as hell about it, we turned into absolute besties!"
"Fabulous travel company!! Ideal for anyone in their 30s and 40s. I have been on two Flash Pack trips so far, and have two more planned for the coming year! Fantastic locations, lovely hotels, phenomenal guides and experts, amazing adventures, and always a wonderful way to meet new people. "
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