Emerald river tour

Kozjak waterfall

The beauty of Trenta valley, the emerald colour of Soča river and hospitality of locals of Bovško enchants everybody.

Visit one of the most beautiful valleys in the world!

 

Did you know that Emerald river Soča was also a movie set for “Chronicle of Narnia”?

 

1. Bled/Ljubljana

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The trip begins in Bled/Ljubljana or any other arranged location. 

2. Jasna lake

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Just before Vršič pass in Kranjska Gora lies Jasna lake. There are walking paths around the lake, which has very clear, green, very cold water. At the lake shore stands a statue of the legendary Zlatorog, a perfect photo opportunity for your album.

3. Vršič – Russian Chapel

Vršič is the highest mountain pass in eastern Julian Alps. The road over the pass was built by Russian prisoners of war during the WWI. Today there is a Russian Chapel built in memory of those prisoners of war and all casualties of WWI. The Chapel is a reminder of the nonsense of world wars.

4. Trenta and the source of Soča

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Trenta is a glacial valley in Triglav National Park and is the highest part of Soča valley. The source of Soča is one of the most beautiful karst sources in our mountains. To see the source of Soča we will take a 15 minute walk from the Cottage at the source of Soča. The trail is maintained and partly secured with pitons and steel cables.

5. Bovec 

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A nice destination in the valley of the emerald river Soča, partly in the heart of the Triglav National Park amidst the summits of Julian Alps is a true holiday paradise. You can relax, have an active vacation and learn about soška fronta (Isonzo front). Bovec is being discovered by numerous film makers and Disney’s Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian was partially shot there.

6. Boka waterfall

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Boka is a karst water source, a waterfall and a swift mountain stream, a tributary of Soča. Boka waterfall is 106 meter high and 18 meters wide and is the most magnificent waterfall in Slovenija and in Europe. If you add the 33 meter high cascade under it, this is probably the highest waterfall in Slovenia (139 meters).

7. Rafting (Optional)

The most famous Soča descent starts near the beautiful 106 meter high Boka Falls in the vicinity of Žaga village. On the first part of the 10 km long descent, which is not all that demanding, we will prepare for the range of rapids we will encounter in the second, more demanding part. The descent ends at the bridge in Trnovo.

8. Kobarid

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Napoleon’s Bridge is a graduated stone bridge over the narrow canyon of Nadiža river, built around 1812 and is a testimony to importance of this transit area from the Roman times onward. The ancient trail from Pradola and Robidišče towards Nadiža runs over the bridge.

Kozjak waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Slovenia. The waterfall carved a dark chamber but the ceiling has caved in and the chamber is now a pool of blue-green water.

9. Most na Soči

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Stands at confluence of rivers Soča and Idrijca. When they built the dam on Soča river for the hydro power plant, a reservoir formed here. The beautiful pristine nature, clear lake water and numerous water fowl are incentive enough to visit the Most na Soči lake.

10. Auto Train

The famed railway track built in 1906 connects Most na Soči and Bohinjska Bistrica. With its quaintness, viaducts and the longest railway tunnel in Slovenija (6327 meters) it will enchant everybody.

11. Bohinj Lake

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Bohinj Lake with its 3,19 km2 is the largest permanent natural lake in Slovenija. It lies in Julian Alps at 526 meters above sea level between Pršivec to the North and Vogel to the South. This is one of the most beautiful lakes in Slovenija and a true paradise for trekking, skydiving, bathing, adrenaline parks and many other activities.

Bled/Ljubljana or any other arranged location- Kranjska gora (stop – Jasna lake) – Vršič (stop Russian Chapel in pass) – Trenta, Soča valley (stop – source of the Soča) – (stop – center) – Boka waterfall (stop) – Trnovo ob Soči (stop – optional rafting) – Kobarid (stop – Napoleon’s bridge and Kozjak waterfall) – Most na Soči(stop) – Auto train (transfer from Most na soči to Bohinjska Bistrica) – Bohinj lake (stop) – Starting location

This one day will be the highlight of your holidays!

 

HOW AND WHEN? There is about three hours of driving with stops every few kilometers for outdoor activities, beautiful views and a real adventure.

We start from Bled/Ljubljana or any other arranged location at 8:00 a. m. and return around 7 or 8 p. m.

PRICE: 69 Euros per person

A piece of heaven

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The Triglav National Park, the lakes, the waterfalls and the adrenaline are all mixed into a beautiful, local culinary delight named “Heavenly”.

 

1. Bled/Ljubljana

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Bled is one of the most beautiful Alpine resorts in this part of Europe, with mild healing climate and thermal lake water. The beautiful mountains are mirrored in the lake water and the sun, tranquillity and fresh air provide enjoyment for visitors in all seasons. They like to come back because of its beauty and charm.

 2. Vintgar gorge

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One of the greatest, most beautiful and most renowned natural monuments around Bled is the 1,6 kilometers long Vintgar gorge. The wonderful green Radovna river has pools, falls and rapids running through it. It is 250 meters deep. The trail traverses wooden bridges and at the end of the Vintgar gorge there is a 13-meter fall, Vintgarski Šum.

3. Pokljuka

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Pokljuka is a high wooded karst plateau in the Julian Alps. It is the largest wooded area in Triglav National Park. The hidden chasms, overgrown potholes, sinkholes and valleys are the result of the once existing Pokljuka glacier. On Pokljuka we will eat at one of the tourist farms.

Zajamniki

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Zajamniki mountain pasture is located at the western edge of Pokljuka and offers some spectacular views. Because of this it is known as the Pokljuka balcony. In the clear weather you can see Triglav behind the mighty Tošč and the line of summits of Mišelj vrh, Debeli vrh and other on the horizon. At the right hand side there are Veliki Draški vrh known for its difficult climbing routes, and Ablanca. To the south and southeast the view opens over the Bohinj Lake and Vogel to the mountains silhouetted in the distance. The mountain pasture itself is renowned for its shepherd’s cottages standing on a virtual street. The mountain pasture is protected as a monument and is a true jewel of the mountains.

Snack

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While roaming around beautiful Pokljuka, we will stop at the local mountain farm and try some delicacies. Snack is included in the price

4. Bohinj

Bohinj

Bohinj Lake, with its 3,19 km2, is the largest permanent natural lake in Slovenija. It lies in the Julian Alps at 526 meters above sea level between Pršivec to the North and Vogel to the South. This is one of the most beautiful lakes in Slovenija and a true paradise for different outdoor activities.

Paragliding (optional)

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If you want to experience the true feeling of flight we invite you to fly double – in tandem paragliding. No cabin, no noise, just a swish of winds high in the sky.

Adrenaline park – High ropes course (optional)

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The Adrenaline Park is an obstacle course built on 8 meter wooden pillars. Under supervision of an experienced and professionally trained instructor you will experience utterly new and unusual situations.

5. Savica waterfall

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Savica is a karst fountainhead, waterfall and a creek which forms a delta at it’s flow into Bohinje lake. Savica waterfall is one of the most beautiful and renowned waterfalls with its romantic touch and historical significance. It is one of the most visited waterfalls in Slovenia.

ZKoscek Nebes-zemljevid

 

Bled/Ljubljana or any other arranged location – Vintgar (stop)– Pokljuka (stop, snack at a farm) – Bohinj (stop – paragliding or adrenalin park) – Savica waterfall (stop) – Starting location

 

This one day will be the highlight of your holidays!

 

HOW AND WHEN? There is about three hours of driving with stops every few kilometers for outdoor activities, beautiful views and a real adventure.
We start from Bled/Ljubljana or any other pre-arranged location at 8:00 a. m. and return around 7 or 8 p. m.

 

PRICE: 59 Euros per person

 

Magical experience

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A choice of most beautiful sights, tasting of the sweetest flavours… Simply a magical day.

 

1. Bled/Ljubljana

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The trip begins in Bled/Ljubljana or any other arranged location.

 

2. Postojnska cave

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Postojna cave is a jewel of Slovenian Karst being the most renowned cave and one of the greatest karst monuments in the world. The temperature in the cave is constant and regardless of the season, it is always around 10° C. You should dress accordingly but you can rent a warm cloak at the entrance to the Postojna cave.

 

3. Predjama castle

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This castle is a special sensation. It is built high into the cliff 10 kilometers from Postojna cave and is a romantic sight throughout the year. It has only one access route but according to legend there is a secret tunnel leading out. Historical robber baron Erazem was besieged by the imperial army and held out for a year and a day because he was smuggling food and drinks through this secret tunnel. The castle only fell due to an enemy trick and betrayal.

 

4. Štanjel

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Štanjel is a quaint karst settlement on terraces of the 363 meters high Turn hill. It has narrow streets between stone houses. Its skyline is dominated by the characteristic bell tower of St. Daniel Church and a castle in the renaissance and baroque style.

 

5. Karst

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Karst is a landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble limestone. It is characterized by surface formations, caves and underground drainage systems. The name derives from an old folk term for stone and its original meaning was stone landscape. This gave the name Kras to the area between Trieste Bay, Vipava Valley, Soča Valley and Brkini Hills. Geological phenomena in this area is so common that Europe accepted the term “karst phenomena” and later just “karst” for all later discovered similar areas. When they found similar phenomenas around the world they described them as the karst of that area and in the past century the name was accepted as technical term. But the Slovenian term kras was not accepted as international scientific term because other researchers have used the translation of the term in their own language, especially Italians (carso) and Germans (Karst) who’s scientific work draw attention from around the world.

 

Komen

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Komen is an urbanized village near crossroads of roads to Nova Gorica, Vipava and Sežana. Because of its favourable geographic position, Komen has evolved in the central village of Komen Karst. It is situated on a low plateau surrounded by Kočnik (500 meters), Lipnik (536 meters) and Sv. Martin (475 meters). The village boasts an 18th century baroque church with a free standing bell tower with the date 1733 carved into the portal.

 

Lunch

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While roaming around the Karst region, we will try local delicacies at one of the typical karst farms. Lunch, a tour of the production prosciutto and wine cellar is included in the price.

 

Pliskovica

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This village has a rather unusual but still pleasant name. Pliska is a local name for the White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) which lives in and around the village. It is said that because of its boisterous character the shepherds who are said to be the first settlers here used the term pliska for boisterous goats and sheep. So the village got its name from birds and sheep. This is one of the bigger villages in the heart of the vast karst plateau only 10 kilometers from the Adriatic Sea. It has some 100 houses and a population of 220. It is surrounded by vast vineyards and the first class Teran wine is made here.

 

Dutovlje

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Dutovlje is situated in the centre of most fertile part of karst plateau. All the flatland around the village is covered in jerovica (terra rossa).

 

6. Ljubljana or Koper

(depending on the starting location)

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Visit Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Besides having everything that all the other modern capitals have, Ljubljana succeeded in maintaining the relaxed atmosphere of a small city. This picturesque and very vibrant city is full of surprises. As its inhabitants and numerous visitors will tell you, Ljubljana is, indeed, a people-friendly city.
In Ljubljana the old meets the new. It has managed to retain traces from all periods of its rich history; from the legacy of Roman Emona; through to the Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau periods characterised in the house fronts and ornate doorways of the city centre, the romantic bridges adorning the Ljubljanica river, the lopsided rooftops and a park reaching deep into the city centre.

 

Zarobno doivetje-zemljevid

 

Bled/Ljubljana or any other arranged location – Postojna ,Postojnska cave (stop) – Predjama castle (stop) – Štanjel – Karst (stop- Komen – Pliskavica – Dutovlje +culinary delights) – Ljubljana/Koper (stop, depending on the starting location) – Starting location

 

This one day will be the highlight of your holidays!

 

HOW AND WHEN? There is about three hours of driving with stops every few kilometers for outdoor activities, beautiful views and a real adventure.
We start from Bled/Ljubljana or any other pre-arranged location at 8:00 a. m. and return around 7 or 8 p. m.

 

PRICE: 69 Euros per person

 

Entrance to paradise

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The Logarska Valley is one of the most beautiful Alpine glacial valleys in Europe…beautiful nature to admire and respect!

 

1. Bled/Ljubljana

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The trip begins in Bled/Ljubljana or any other arranged location

 

2. Vransko

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According to an old folk tale, Vransko got its name from the bird vrana (crow). It is said there was a lake in the Vransko basin which was dug out and drained to build the settlement. There were flocks of crows converging on the lake and later marshes, so the settlement was named after them.

 

3. Upper Savinja Valley

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In the Upper Savinja valley you will experience the hospitality of nature and the people who have lived here for many generations. They respect the traditions and culture of our ancestors, farmers, foresters and raftsmen and they aspire to the better quality of life. The sustainable and eco-tourism are the directions which are more and more visible. Solčava region in the headwater region of Savinja was awarded the title of the European destination of excellence in 2009 for its achievements in sustainable tourism in protected areas.

 

4. Rafting, Kayaking (optional)

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The descent down the most beautiful stretch of Savinja River is more than 10 kilometers long and it has a comparatively high gradient, which ensures 100 % rafting or kayaking enjoyment. Because of this and the wonderful beauty of upper and lower Savinjska dolina, Savinja is one of the most beautiful rivers in Slovenia.

 

5. Solčava – Centre Rinka

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Multipurpose centre for sustainable development of Solčava region includes a visitor’s information point, multipurpose auditorium for multimedia presentations and a circular permanent exhibition about life and nature in Solčava region SOLČAVA REGION – A WALK INTO THE ARMS OF ALPS. It takes you from a prehistoric dwelling to a house, to a yard with timber and sheep, to the forest, to a creek, to a mountain meadow, to the rocks and into the mountains. On the ground floor there is a shop with products from Solčava and the surrounding region.

 

Snack

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While roaming around the beautiful upper Savinjska valley we will try local delicacies at one of the local farms/restaurants. Snack is included in the price.

 

6. Logarska valley

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This is one of the most beautiful Alpine glacial valleys in Europe and cuts from the north into Kamnik-Savinja Alps. The Logarska dolina Landscape Park is rich with different natural formations. The geological base, effects of glacier and other factors have created some wonderful images. And Logarska valley is the most beautiful of them. It is renowned for many waterfalls and many alpine flowers, some of them pretty rare or even endagered.

 

7. The Rinka waterfall

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The Rinka waterfall is one of the highest vertical waterfalls in Slovenia. It collects water from Okrešelj and then runs over smaller rocky steps and rapids to the tectonic-glacial cliff where it plunges 90 meters deep into the pool under The Eagle Nest. Not far from there it disappears into the gravel deposit under Okrešelj. Because of its magnificence and height it was declared a natural monument in 1987.

 

8. Panoramic road

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The renowned Solčava panoramic road connects large mountain farms in Matkov kot with farms in the hamlet of Podolševa. There are some spectacular views of the valleys and peaks of Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

 

9. Luče

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Is a center of Community of Luče. It is situated in the deep and slightly widened valley of Savinja at the confluence with Lučnica which runs from the smaller valley of Podvolovljek. The village is interesting for tourists with some tourist farms, cultural and natural sites in the vicinity.

 

10. Kamnik

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Kamnik is an old medieval town, rich with history and cultural heritage. It has a soul. Old Kamnik is an administrative, cultural, tourist and industrial centre under southern slopes of Kamnik Alps.

 

Zvhod v raj-zemljevid

 

Bled/Ljubljana or any other arranged location – Vransko – Savinja valley -Ljubno, Prodnik sport (stop, rafting, kayakin…) – Solčava Center(stop) – Logarska valley (stop) – Rinka waterfall (stop) – Panoramic trail to Solčava (stop) – Luče – (stop) – Starting location

 

This one day will be the highlight of your holidays!

HOW AND WHEN? There is about three hours of driving with stops every few kilometres for outdoor activities, beautiful views and a real adventure.
We start from Bled/Ljubljana or any other arranged location at 8:00 a. m. and return around 7 or 8 p. m.

 

PRICE: 69 Euros per person

 

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