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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: 3-Hour Family-Friendly Rafting Adventure

2. 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.

Ljubljana: Slovenia Day Tour to Bled, Postojna, and Predjama

3. Ljubljana: Slovenia Day Tour to Bled, Postojna, and Predjama

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

4. 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. 

Half-Day Snowboarding with Instructor in Vogel Ski Center

5. 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 Upper Carniola

The tour guides were very friendly and made the experience very enjoyable. This was our first time rafting and was the perfect river to start on as rapids were tame but enjoyable. We got picked up from our hotel and dropped off at the starting point on the river and then returned to our hotel after. The guide made it fun by making it very interactive by playing games and teaching us a Slovenian song. Highly recommend to everyone and would be suitable for families. One of the highlights of my trip

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!

Excellent day out with a very knowledgeable guide. You cover a lot of ground and see such a variety of landscapes; from waterfalls to lakes and mountains. Would recommend.

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