Podkoren is located close to the lovely alpine village of Kranjska Gora. You will spend your first two nights nestled in the shadows of the mighty Julian Alps.
2: HIKING PODKOREN – TRIPLE BORDER POINT - PODKOREN (*** village hotel).
13 km round trip / ascent 640 m. Forest and alpine meadows trail.
This warm-up walk takes you to a breathtaking viewpoint from the triple border point where Slovenia, Italy and Austria meet at the summit of Mt. Peč (1508 m). Here you get an unbridled view across the Julian and Carnian Alps, backed by Hohe Tauern, the highest alpine range in Austria, before descending to the source of the Sava River; the longest in Slovenia.
Day 3: CYCLING PODKOREN / KRANJSKA GORA – BLED (40 km) (**** family hotel).
A nice downhill ride with one pass of 150 m /500 ft.
Today's activity takes you alongside flowing rivers as they slice their way through lush valleys framed by towering mountains. At the alpine gateway village of Mojstrana, you will head into the Krma Valley and through the Radovna Valley. At the exit, take a short detour along the thundering rapids of Vintgar Gorge, before heading into the fairytale world of Lake Bled.
Day 4: CYCLING BLED - KROPA - RADOVLJICA – BLED (35 km) (**** family hotel).
Today you peddle to Slovenia's foremost blacksmith town, Kropa, and visit the iron forging museum. You can even learn how to make your own nail. Then cycle up the hill to the lovely hilltop church of Jamnik for a classic postcard view of Slovenia: church and mountains. On the way back, stop in the beautifully preserved old town of Radovljica and its interesting beekeeping museum.
Day 5: RAFTING LAKE BLED (8 km) (**** family hotel).
A 3-hour rafting trip on the Sava Dolinka river (grade 2-3). This trip is suitable for all, no extra experience or equipment needed. With a free afternoon in Bled you'll have time to explore its lake, row yourself over to the island church, and hike up to the clifftop castle for a splendid view across the lake and valley, then end the day by treating yourself to Bled's famous cream cake.
Day 6: HIKING POKLJUKA – USKOVNICA SADLE – VOJE – LAKE BOHINJ
12 km / ascent 200 m. Mountain meadows & tree line walk (**** family hotel).
Quiet at Lake BohinjToday you will be driven by car up to the pristine forest of the karst Pokljuka Plateau, from where you will begin your hike across mountain pastures and old farmhouses to a viewing point providing outstanding views into the Bohinj Valley. As you descend you can stop at the little historic village of Studor for a glimpse into life as it was 150 years ago.
Day 7: KAYAKING OR CANOEING AT BOHINJ LAKE
A day for rest or a gentle kayak trip on Lake Bohinj (**** family hotel).
Lake Bohinj, the jewel of the Triglav National Park. Spend a lazy, tranquil afternoon on one of the hidden beaches, take a circuitous walk around the lake, take the gondola and view the lake and valley from Vogel ski resort (1532 m high) or head to the source of the lake, Savica waterfall. The choice is yours.
Day 8: BOHINJ LAKE End of tour after breakfast.
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