Enjoy its wildlife and discover the beautiful countryside of Slovenia - its a marvel of activities, culture, history and wildlife waiting for you.
Slovenia is simply heaven. Situated between the high Alpine mountains and the warm Adriatic Sea, it is home to all sorts of magnificent natural attractions with half its surface covered in forest, which offers a perfect shelter for many kinds of wildlife and activities such as hiking, biking, rafting and wildlife watching.
Day 1: Arrive at Ljubljana Airport and be transferred downtown. This medieval city is a must see, and in the afternoon you will have a sightseeing tour, followed by dinner in the old castle overlooking the city. Spend the night in a family owned hotel in a central location and take in the sights and sounds of this bustling yet quaint city.
Day 2: After a leisurely breakfast, you are ready for a day hike around Bohinj. This can mean anything from strolling around the lake to a proper mountaineering experience, catered to your wishes. Lunch will be had at the mountain hut and a cable car will bring you back from Vogel to Bohinj. Why not take a refreshing dip in the lake before dinner is enjoyed with a glass of wine?
Day 3: A train transfer will take you to Soča river after you've had breakfast for the days adventure! Mini rafting can be a truly amazing experience for anyone who loves water and the outdoors, and it even includes a picnic along the way. After a fun day out, you will have dinner and a good night's rest in Tolmin.
Day 4: The first attraction on the route are the Škocjan Caves, followed by Lipica - the oldest European stud farm. The guided tour around the caves is followed by lunch with prosciutto teran wine, which is typical of the Karst region. This insightful day ends with a dinner at a special accommodation called Hostel Bearlog, a perfect lodge for the adventures ahead - bears in the wild.
Day 5: After breakfast, prepared from locally grown products, your guide will present the entire program and explain everything there is to know before entering the forest. This day’s adventure, which takes place in the region of Kočevska, includes parts of the Roška pešpot hiking trail, Lake Kočevje and the Rajhenav virgin forest.
In the evening, a guided observation of bears will be organised at the local hunting association. The best time to observe bears is late in the afternoon, just before dusk and sitting quietly in a wildlife hide in wait. Dinner is included in the program.
Our partners developed this unique programme in collaboration with the Life DinAlp Bear project and the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, according to sustainable tourism standards and with the smallest possible impact on the environment, especially the wildlife.
"A bad day on a mountain bike is better than a good day in the office!"
- Mike Brcic