8. From Ljubljana: Private Trip to Bled, Bohinj, & Škofja Loka
After a short drive from Ljubljana discover the famous Alpine jewels of lakes Bled & Bohinj along with the Vintgar Gorge. Sports enthusiasts can opt for rafting on the Sava river (optional). Make one last stop at a hidden gem, the medieval Skofja Loka town, before returning to Ljubljana.
From Ljubljana to the Alpine region below the Julian Alps we reach Bled, the magnificent Alpine resort. Ascend the old castle perched on top of a cliff above the glacial Lake Bled. The castle's terraces offer spectacular views of the lake and its tiny island in the middle. Take a boat ride with »Pletna« – a traditional flat-bottom boat made by locals and reach the only true island in Slovenia. Continue to the impressive Vintgar Gorge, one of the most stunning natural canyons, where a path takes you across the wooden platforms and bridges along the rushing Radovna River and through the picturesque gorge. This pleasant hike ends with a 13-meter-high waterfall Sum.
Our next stop is Bohinj, Slovenia's largest glacial lake, located in the Triglav National Park area. Take a swim, a canoe ride, or just a pleasant walk around the lake area to soak in Bohinj's pristine natural environment.
All interested in some white water action can join a rafting experience on the fresh waters of the Sava Dolinka river! Swimming ability, swimsuit, and a towel are required, everything else is provided by our rafting partners!
On the way back to Ljubljana, we stop in Skofja Loka, one of the oldest and best-preserved Slovenian towns. A walk around the charming town center, situated under the castle and the monastery.
Return to Ljubljana in the late afternoon.
- Please note that rafting on the Sava river takes place instead of the visit of the Lake Bohinj. Activity is subjected to the weather and a minimum number of applicants at the rafting operator
- Vintgar Gorge is closed during Winter season (optional alternative - Savica waterfall: 3 € / person)