Welcome to The Julian Alps

On the other side of the breathtaking Vršič Pass, but still within the confines of Triglav National Park, rivers don't come much more scenic than the Soča (so-cha). This aquamarine-coloured watercourse threads through the Soča Valley (Dolina Soče) from its source in the Julian Alps and gives rise to a smorgasbord of gorges, waterfalls and rapids of blue-green water washing over white rock. Loads of activities get travellers up close to the natural splendour from busy centres such as Bovec and Kobarid.

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$102.76 Day Trips & Excursions

Emerald River Day Adventure

This tour starts with a mini-van drive around Triglav National Park and right into the heart of the Julian Alps. There's approximately 2.5 hours of scenic drive throughout the whole day with stops every 10-30 minutes for points of interests and activities (hiking, swimming, and rafting - all optional). There are 3 major and very rewarding hikes of moderate grade involved throughout the day, around 30-45 minutes each. Any or all of these hikes can be skipped by request of individual guests who can wait by the tour mini-van, which is always parked on a scenic spot.Major landmarks you pass by on this adventure day tour are Lake Bled, Karavanke Mountain Range, Kranjska Gora, Jasna Lake, Russian Chapel, Prisank Mountain Window, Vrsic Mountain Pass, Ajdovska Deklica, Soca River Source, Soca River, Velika Korita Soce, Bovec, Kobarid, Boka Waterfall, Kozjak Waterfall, Most na Soci, and Bohinj Lake. The tour is a great introduction of the greater area of Triglav National Park and Julian Alps Mountain Range.If there's a particular sight, landmark or attraction you wish to see, tell your guide so they can point it out. Tours and adventures including Emerald River do not have any kind of firm or certain routes outlined. The itinerary is made by the local, English speaking, professional guide whose decisions are made according to the weather, road, trail, type of the group and special events, in order to provide the safest and most fun experience for each day.

$101.62 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Triglav National Park Tour from Ljubljana

Your first stop driving from Ljubljana will be Bled, a town considered to be the Alpine pearl to have a 15-minute glimpse of the beautiful Lake Bled drenched in the morning sun before you head forward to Bohinjska Bistrica. You continue your journey with one of a kind panoramic ride by motorail to Most na Soči (Eng. Bridge over the Soča River). Once you reach the Triglav National Park, you will explore the beautiful Tolmin Gorges, carved into limestone by river Tolminka. Next, you will be heading to Soča river also called the "Emerald Beauty" where you can experience white water rafting guided by the best professionals or explore the nearby town of Kobarid. Next, the Kozjak Bridge, one of the wooden bridges above the Emerald river, will lead you on the path to Kozjak waterfall, which is hidden inside a cave. A quick jump in the water is very tempting, so bring an extra pair of swimsuits!You make a short stop on the Napoleon bridge to take a moment to admire Boka waterfall, one of the most fluid and majestic waterfalls in our country. Next up is a 15-minute hike to the stunning spring of Soča river. Your way continues over Vršič (1,611 m), the highest mountain pass in Slovenia, which provides us with a stunning panoramic view of the Slovenian landscape. Few hundred meters down the valley, we make a stop to see the natural rock formation in a shape of a face of the Pagan girl (Slov. Ajdovska deklica) and pay a short visit to the Russian chapel which was build by Russian prisoners to honor the memory of those who died and to serve as a reminder of the follies of war. Your journey finishes at the Lake Jasna, guarded by the mighty Goldenhorn statue. You arrive back to Ljubljana in the evening hours around 7.00pm to 8.00pm.

$113.03 Water Sports

Bled: Black Hole Kayaking

Depart from your Bled hotel at 6:30 am or 8:30 am for an 8-hour adventure with kayaking through an underground mine. Drive for about hour and a half to the site and descend for 15 minutes into the deep on an original old mining train. A short hike and a climb over some steep stairs about 95m lower and back up after is included as well.Upon reaching the underground water, row in your sit-on-top kayaking through passages and galleries. Spend four hours in the mine and enjoy the mix of dynamic activities, with a bit of both hiking and paddling. Illuminate your way with glowing headlamps, the only source of light in the mine. All the dry suits, boots, life vests, helmets, and lights are provided.At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your Bled hotel.

$39.96 Tours & Sightseeing

Bled: Vintgar Gorge eBike Trip

Meet in central Bled to begin your self-guided 4-hour eBike experience of the Vintgar Gorge. All the necessary equipment is provided, including a German made eBike, a helmet, a lock, a basket, a basic bike tool, a bottle of water, a map and a entrance to the gorge. After brief orientation session for the eBike and the route, take off to explore the stunning landscape around the Vintgar Gorge. One of the most important parts of this tour is to know the best routes around our Bled and the gorge and since we are locals we know all of them. We will make sure you avoid traffic as much as possible, you won't have to worry about parking, queues, so you can just soak in the views of the rolling countryside and beautiful nature of the area. With the eBike propelling you up hills, enjoy the views without breaking a sweat. After visiting the Gorge, pause for an Original Bled Cream Cake at a local pastry shop with a long tradition.

$68.50 Outdoor Activities

Bled and Bohinj Valley Canyoning Adventure

After meeting up with a friendly local guide at your hotel in Bled, take off towards the pristine Bohinj Valley to begin your 3-hour Bled and Bohinj Valley canyoning adventure. Each trip is guided by a certified canyoning guide who will make sure guests are well prepared for the fun ahead. After a short drive, change into wet suits and head to the entrance to the canyon, just a short hike away. Canyoning in this part of Slovenia offers some of the most breath taking and thrilling experiences as it merges all awesome outdoor sports into one thrilling activity: hiking through beautiful forests, climbing, swimming in pools of fresh mountain spring water, jumping down waterfalls, abseiling and much more.The overall duration of the trip varies slightly as it depends on the size of the group, but it generally takes between 3 and 4 hours. After several hours of adventure, return to the coach and travel back to your hotel in Bled. Whether you’re hungry for adrenaline, looking to add a touch of adventure to your holiday, or would just like to try something new and exciting, come and join our team of experienced canyoning guides on an adventure you’ll never forget.

$90.20 Day Trips & Excursions

Bled All in One Day: Castle - Vintgar Gorge - Island

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Bled Castle (Blejski Grad), Bled, Upper Carniola RegionAt 10 AM, you will be picked up by an English speaking driver, who will bring you up to the number one sight in Bled - Bled Castle. Take your time to visit the wine cellar, Gutenberg's press chamber, the castle's chapel and the museum. In addition, you will have the opportunity to buy Slovenian local products or enjoy a drink and admire stunning views of the shimmering lake and the Julian Alps in the background. Stop At: Vintgar Gorge, Bled, Upper Carniola Regionthe driver will take you to your second destination, the 1,6 km long Vintgar Gorge,where you will be able to enjoy the beautiful and amazing nature while walking over bridges and galleries to the waterfall Sum.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Lake Bled, Bled, Upper Carniola RegionYou can reach your third destination of the day, the unique island in the middle of the lake,or depending on your time, you can first admire the amazing view from the lakeside, take coffee break or lunch time... Duration: 2 hours

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