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Bled Slovenia: 3–Hour Rafting Experience

1. Bled Slovenia: 3–Hour Rafting Experience

White water rafting has long been an exciting addition to the extreme water sports family and it is still very much a must–do if you are planning to visit Bled or nearby areas. A rafting trip is a wonderful idea if you are looking to add a day of adventure to your Bled holiday. If you haven’t done it before, don’t worry. No previous experience is required, your guides will make sure you are completely safe throughout the trip, and you are guaranteed to have a great time. The rivers in Slovenia are divided according to the difficulty level they present. Each one has something different to offer. You can choose between an easy, slow flowing scenic rafting trip suitable for the whole family, larger groups or individuals, or faster, more exciting sections for those seeking a more energetic thrilling ride. The choice depends on the time of year, weather conditions and water levels, and preferences of the guests. Even the adrenaline junkies can find something to satisfy their demanding taste. The emerald Soča river for example is well known for its amazing rafting options. White water rafting is a very safe sport, however this does not mean that the safety precautions are not being strictly followed. Every boat is steered by an expert guide with years of guiding experience and detailed knowledge of the rivers. Every guest is provided with all necessary equipment needed for the trip: wetsuit, shoes, life jacket, helmet and of course a paddle. 

Bled: Sava River Rafting Trip

2. 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.

Triglav National Park Tour from Bled

3. 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.

Lake Bled: Rafting and Canyoning Excursion

4. Lake Bled: Rafting and Canyoning Excursion

Explore the natural surroundings of the beautiful town of Bled on this full-day activity. The canyoning and rafting tour combines the area’s most popular activities. Your guide will take you on an epic exploration of hidden places where nature still reigns. The Sava Dolinka river near Bled offers a perfect rafting trip for beginners, groups and families. It is very close to the Bled town, and it offers beautiful nature scenery, and a lovely fun and exciting rafting descent. Each part of the activity last 3 to 3.5-hours. Between the trips, you’ll have a short break to get some food before heading to your next adventure.

Bled: 3-Hour Family-Friendly Rafting Adventure

5. Bled: 3-Hour Family-Friendly Rafting Adventure

Hop on a raft and embark on an easy rafting adventure on the beautiful Sava Dolinka River located just 5 minutes from Bled. The trip starts with a pickup at your accommodation in Bled and a short drive to the starting point of the rafting trip. Then, you'll receive all necessary rafting equipment including a life jacket, helmet, wetsuit, and rafting shoes. In case of cold weather, an extra whitewater jacket to protect from cold is provided. Receive a safety briefing from your guide before departing on the river. Join a safe and family-friendly activity in nature as rapids on the Sava Dolinka River are suitable for kids and families. Be accompanied by a professional and swift water rescue certified guide who will make sure you will have fun and stay safe. The brave ones have the chance to swim in the cold and refreshing waters of the Sava Dolinka River. On hot summer days, the river offers the best refreshment. During the trip, all your belongings and dry clothes will be safely stored and transported to the endpoint of the rafting tour. After the trip, be transferred back to your accommodation in Bled.

From Ljubljana: Slovenia in One Day Tour

6. From Ljubljana: Slovenia in One Day Tour

You will start your small-group tour with a pickup from your central Ljubljana hotel, and depart for Lake Bled in an air-conditioned minivan. On the 1-hour journey, you can admire rural Slovenia and listen as your guide describes the glacier-formed lake and the legends that surround Bled Island, the church-topped islet in its center. On arrival, you can drink in the views of the lake and towering mountains, and gaze up at medieval Bled Castle, the fortress perched high on a cliff above the water. Then, you will ride a two-oared pletna to the island and enjoy free time to explore, visit the Church of the Assumption of Mary or sample some scrumptious potica at the island cafe. Next, you will be driven up to Bled Castle and can delve inside the red-turreted fortress. Absorb the bird's-eye views of the lakes from the walls and visit the museum to chart the castle’s story from its roots in the 11th century. You will then return to the lakeside for free time to walk around, and if you wish, sample a local specialty, kremšnita vanilla cream cake. Then, after a break for lunch, travel onward to your next stop, Predjama Castle. You can marvel at this remarkable cliffside castle and hear how it was extended through the centuries after being built in 1202. Then, you can choose either to explore its stairways and chambers on your own, or with a guide. Lastly, you will continue to nearby Postojna Cave, Slovenia’s most-visited tourist attraction. Ride the mini-train into the depths of this subterranean network and then follow a guide through its eerie caverns. Ogle the bizarre stalactites, stalagmites, and rock formations and hear tales of how the caves were created and the rare amphibians that live in its underground rivers — the blind salamanders known as 'human fish.' Then, return to your minivan and end your tour in Ljubljana, with a drop-off at your hotel.

Bled: Rafting and Zipline Tour

7. Bled: Rafting and Zipline Tour

Arrive at the meeting point and be driven to the location to begin rafting. Collect all the necessary equipment and listen to all the necessary instructions for a safe descent. Then, begin your exciting adventure along the Sava Dolinka and Sava rivers for 13 kilometers. After a good 2 hours of rowing and fun, you will end your rafting trip. You can change into dry clothes at the rafting center. Then, collect all the equipment for your zipline experience and listen to all the instructions. Take a short walk to the start of the zipline then enjoy the beautiful views and the feeling of sliding down two 250 meter long cables. After your zipline experience, you will be taken back to the original meeting point. 

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. 

Ljubljana: Scenic Bled and Škofja Loka Self-Driving Tour

9. Ljubljana: Scenic Bled and Škofja Loka Self-Driving Tour

Discover scenic lakes and historic towns as you drive, read stories provided on the tour app, and stop for photos whenever you like. Begin your drive in Ljubljana, and make your way to Škofja Loka at your own pace. Begin your journey with a short drive from Ljubljana to discover the famous Apline jewel of Lake Bled. Choose your itinerary from the curated list of options, and stop to hike along the lake’s scenic routes, explore Bled Castle perched on the top of a cliff above Lake Bled, or enjoy a relaxing boat ride on a pletna — a traditional flat-bottom boat. Continue on to one of the most stunning natural canyons, the impressive Vintgar Gorge, where you can walk along wooden platforms and bridges above the rushing Radovna River, ending your walk by the 13-meter high Sum waterfall. Next is Lake Bohinj, Slovenia’s largest glacial lake, in the Triglav National Park. Swim, canoe, and walk in the verdant park, or simply relax next to the calm waters. Head back to Ljubljana, and on your way stop in Škofja Loka, one of the oldest and best-preserved Slovenian towns still standing today. Walk through the charming town center and marvel at the castle and monastery perched high above you. Round up your trip by driving back to Slovenia’s capital city at your own pace.

Half-Day Snowboarding with Instructor in Vogel Ski Center

10. Half-Day Snowboarding with Instructor in Vogel Ski Center

Snowboard lessons are a great way to spend your winter getaway in the crisp fresh mountain air. It is fun for all ages; your children can learn a new fun activity while you have some time for yourself or work on your riding.  Your half day snowboarding lessons will start with a scenic cable car ride above Lake Bohinj to the top station at Vogel. There you will be able to get the rental equipment if you do not have your own.  The tour caters to all levels of snowboard experience. If you are a beginner or you have never stood on a snowboard before, you will first get familiar with the equipment, and take your first steps in snowboard boots as well as get used to your position on a snowboard. The teaching technique perfected by the instructors will take you step by step to ensure you get the most out of every lesson. As you progress and your confidence grows you will also become familiar with all types of ski lifts (T-lift, chairlift) and learn how to use them safely.  Once you have mastered the basic turns, sliding and other techniques you will move on to perfecting them so you can really enjoy riding more. The intermediate level focuses on correcting common mistakes and overall improvement of your riding style as well as learning more and more new skills.  Even if you're already on the advanced level, a lesson or two can immensely improve your ride. If you're interested in learning some freestyle techniques, there are easy tips to get started in the snowpark or add some new impressive moves to your freestyle repertoire. If you're already an expert and you'd just like to work on riding on different, more demanding terrains, the instructors can show you easy ways around any obstacle so you can improve your free ride skills as well.  At the end of your lessons you can enjoy the rest of the day and practice your newly acquired skills or just relax on the mountain, take in the incredible views, and enjoy the local delicious food and drinks in one of the mountain huts on Vogel.

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What people are saying about Bled

We really enjoyed the tour and felt that it was a really great way of seeing the main attractions in Slovenia. Our guide was very informative and friendly and tailored the experience to our preferences and guided us with timings so we were able to enjoy all the sites stress-free.

It was amazing especially for the kids. The level was perfect. The staff was friendly and amicable. Perfect afternoon apart from the beautiful scenery we experienced during the rafting. Not to be missed

It was a fantastic experience! The places were beautiful and Nina was a 5 star guide! He told us a lot about the history of Slovenia as well as the places we visited. I strongly recommend it!

It was such a fun experience! Our guide was so knowledgeable and engaging, and the tour was the perfect balance of activity, relaxation, and beautiful scenery.

Our guide Rok Was very experienced and was able to show us how to do each of the steps safely.