It's Slovenia's capital and also Slovenia's largest city; and it also happens to be one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals. Indeed, the European Commission awarded Ljubljana with the coveted Green Capital of Europe title for 2016. The car traffic restriction in the centre, leaves the leafy banks of the emerald-green Ljubljanica River free for pedestrians and cyclists. The River flows through the heart of the city, meaning you'll see lots of main areas on your SUP tour!
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Lake Bled, Slovenia
The lake offers many opportunities for sport and relaxation, from watersports on the lake, to hiking, cycling, fishing climbing and much more there is something for everyone, including an adventure park for younger guests. Take a traditional wooden boat called a ‘pletna’ to the island in the middle of the lake, famous for its Baroque church.
The enchanting town of Piran is a beautiful historical seasside town in Slovenia. There's high cliffs, a glamorous cathedral in the distance; rhe view of the town will definitely take your breath away! The statue of Giuseppe Tartini is a big tourist must-see, he is Piran’s most famous inhabitant and known as the “first violin of Europe”. You’ll wander through the small, venetian-style winding alleys with laundry hanging across the streets. At the church overlooking the town you’ll be rewarded with a phenomenal view of the Adriatic Sea.
There is the option to visit the Škocjan caves, a remarkable cave system, which have been on UNESCO world heritage list since 1986. The most important underground phenomenon in the Karst region will overwhelm you with it’s diverse stalactite and stalagmite formations and limestone pools.
3 day SUP tour in Slovenia with your choice of accommodation!
A 3 Day Active SUP Tour will see you standup paddling in the most beautiful locations in Slovenia; exploring Ljubljana by, Lake Bled and Prian. You'll paddleboard down the Ljubljanica river, explore Ljubljana castle, SUP at Lake Bled and explore the beautiful coastline of Piran across 3 days. This package has accommodation in Hostel Tresor, but accommodation upgrades are available (see upgrades below). *This package is available for a minimum of 4 travellers, please ensure you have selected 4 adults on the filters below the calendar before sending your enquiry*
- Explore 3 beautiful settings in Slovenia, with all transportation included!
- Complete a SUP introductory course to find your balance before you get exploring.
- Explore Ljubljana in your spare time with accommodation based in the city.
- 3 nights accommodation in Hostel Tresor (options available, please see below).
- SUP tours in Ljubljana, Bled and Piran with ASI certified SUP instructor
- SUP gear (Red Paddle Co. board, paddle, leash);
- Standup Paddling Introductory Course;
- Ljubljana and Bled castle hike
- Transportation to Piran and Bled
- Short neopren wetsuit (normally needed Sept/Oct)
- Photo memories
- Healthy snack.
- Airport transfer
- Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified above
- Local taxes where applicable
- Everything not specified above
DAY 1: LJUBLJANA
Ljubljana is currently the only European capital that offers a relaxed and intimate experience of standup paddling through the very heart of town. We’ll paddle along the Ljubljanica river and experience an interesting view of the fast changing faces of the town. We’ll glide past the tranquil suburban area where we’ll observe the coypus weaving in and out of the water and listen to the excited chatter of birds. Slowly, we’ll take you right into the midst of the urban beauty. We’ll crane our necks to see the impressive Ljubljana castle, admire the Triple Bridge designed by the celebrated architect Joze Plecnik and wave to the mighty dragons that protect both banks of the river.
After the morning SUP Tour and a light lunch, we’ll mount our bikes and see the most beautiful parts of Ljubljana with the wind in our hair. We’ll make a stop in Tivoli Park and test our balance on a slackline.
For a treat, we’ll walk up to the Ljubljana castle and enjoy the spectacular views over the city and nearby mountains and forests. The only thing left to do after is to sit down to a delicious dinner and watch the town come alive at night.
DAY 2: BLED
After breakfast, we’ll drive towards the North of Slovenia to visit Lake Bled and its famous island in the middle. Standup paddling in the arms of green forest, high cliffs and a little old town is really relaxing and we will see every corner of this crystal clear beauty. In summer, we won’t be able to resist a refreshing dip in the lake and if you like to challenge yourself, we can test your newly acquired skills on an SUP board with sup’fun games. Of course we will make a stop on the Bled island – walk mighty stairways and visit famous Baroque church. We adore the little island also because of the scrumptious chocolate ice cream and and “wishing bell”. Every wish can come true, if you ring the bell on the tower and believe!
We’ll spice up our adventure on the water with a walk up the steep cliff to visit the Bled Castle. After lunch, we’ll head to the narrow Vintgar gorge where the Radovna river shows off its lively pools, rapids and waterfalls.
In the evening, we suggest discovering the culinary delights of Ljubljana or a dinner with the locals.
DAY 3: PIRAN
On our last day, we’ll drive towards the coast where we’ll standup paddle along high cliffs until the unique little town of Piran will reveal itself from behind the next turn. We’ll wink at the statue of Giuseppe Tartini, say hi to the fishermen putting away their nets after a successful day on the sea, get lost in the labyrinthine streets of this quaint town. After lunch we will paddle back to where we started.
We’ll conclude this perfect day with a train ride through the majestic Postojna cave, which is one of the best-known caves in the world. The train offers an unique adventure in the heart of karst tunnels, passages and galleries. We’ll look for the shiniest white stalagmite called the Brilliant and meet famous human fish.
What to bring A swimming suit, towel, sun cream, t-shirt, comfortable shoes, jumper (in september/october if you plan to visit Vintgar Gorge) and a bottle of water. Supplementary costs You will have to pay an agency fee of €15 upon arrival, city tax of €1.26 per person per night is also payable at the hostels/hotels. Please note, the 3rd day of this tour is on the last day of the break, following check-out from the hotel, so we recommend booking an evening return flight
Minimum number of travellers The minimum number of travellers to guarantee departure is 4 people. If you wish to travel as a smaller group then please email our customer services team firstname.lastname@example.org You must be able to swim
Hotel Options This package is available with 3 accommodation types. At Trezor Hostel in Ljubljana OR at an Trnulja Eco-Estate 20 mins from Ljubljana OR 5* Hotel Cubo in Ljubljana. Optional Charges on Tour Vintgar Gorge entrance fee: €4, Island Church admission fee: €6, Bled Castle entrance fee: €10, Ljubljana Castle entrance fee: €10, Postojna Cave entrance fee: 22€, Ljubljana bike tour: 25€, Beer or Food walk Ljubljana: from 35€.
This package can be booked with 3 different types of accommodation
Accommodation in Hostel Trezor OR in Eco country estate Trnulja OR in 5* hotel Cubo.
Hostel Tresor, Ljubljana
Hostel Tresor is a unique hostel, located in the very centre of Ljubljana. It is just step away from the famous Prešeren square and the Three Bridges. It's a former bank transformed into a unique urban getaway! Accommodation would be in their 4-bed rooms.
Eco country estate Trnulja, 20 mins outside Ljubljana
Their holiday apartments are built solely with sustainable eco materials. All natural, unprocessed wood interiors, with floors made from recycled bricks from the old house, even the plaster is clay! All of the furniture is made from natural Slovenian wood and given a rustic finish. The mattresses are made from hemp fibre of the highest quality, as is the hemp textile for bed linen, towels and curtains. These materials have a positive influence on our health and well-being. Accommodation will be in one of the four holiday apartments. There are two on the ground floor and two in the attic. Each has kitchen, living area, bedroom and bathroom.
5* Hotel Cubo, Ljubljana
A hotel capable of providing all the services of large hotels, but with a distinct, intimate atmosphere that can only be created by a small property where the staff can pay special attention to each and every guest. Hotel CUBO is housed in a historic, protected building that has been enriched with a fresh, modern design to create an impressive contrast. All of our rooms offer the following facilities:
• Air Conditioning,
• Telephone with free calls abroad,
• Laptop-size safety deposit box,
Nearest Airport: Ljubljana Airport (approx. 30mins)
Other airports: Klagenfurt Airport (1hr)
Take Route 104 and Šenčur to A2/E61 in Voglje. Follow A2/E61 to Route 8 in Ljubljana. Take the exit towards Lj.-Šentvid/Lj.-Center/Škofja Loka/Medvode from A2/E61. Continue on Route 8. Take Celovška cesta to Slovenska cesta
By Public Transport:
Public bus no.28 operates between Ljubljana bus station and Ljubljana airport.
By Private Transfer:
Private transfers available post-booking.
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