Slovenia·July - August

Trail Pursuit

Slovenia | Adventure in the Slovenian Alps

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Overview

Duration: 4 nights (Sat-Weds) Group Size: Up to 15 Accommodation: 4* Hotel & Spa Dates: 20 - 24 July & 31 Aug - 4 Sept 2024 Meet Point: Ljubljana Airport Difficulty: Beginner friendly, for guests in good physical shape who love adventure! Embark on an active adventure in beautiful Slovenia, with guided hikes, trail runs, kayaking, and canyoning through the stunning Julian Alps. Connect with a group of like-minded explorers and immerse yourself in Slovenian culture, enjoying unique perspectives from sea level to summit. You'll forge new friendships amid the breathtaking landscapes of Slovenia's untamed beauty!

Highlights

Trail Runs

Trail Runs

Get ready for an epic circular 13.8km trail route around Lake Bled, encompassing the best views of the Slovenian pearl which connects all the main hills above: Bled Castle, Kuhovnica, Ojstrica, Osojnica and Straža.

Explore Lake Bled

Explore Lake Bled

Lake Bled, nestled in the heart of Slovenia, is a captivating jewel of natural beauty that enchants travellers with its picturesque charm. This Alpine lake is renowned for its stunning azure waters, which reflect the surrounding snow-capped peaks of the Julian Alps. At the center of the lake, Bled Island beckons with its medieval church and a sense of tranquil seclusion.

Kayak

Kayak

For the thrill seekers you can take to clear waters along the Sava Dolinka River. Kayak passed boulders, navigate rapids, and relish views of Karawanks and the Julian Alps.

Canyoning

Canyoning

Enjoy sliding over rocks, jumping into pools, and climbing river waterfalls. Embraced by pristine nature and crystal-clear water, you'll discover a new world that is inaccessible to many.

Hike with new friends

Hike with new friends

Explore Debela Peč ~ A prominent mountain in the Julian Alps, its name translates as "Fat Peak" in English rising to an elevation of 2,014m above sea level. Prepare for a full days hike covering 16km across breathtaking landscapes.

4* Hotel & Spa

4* Hotel & Spa

Hotel Kompas is situated on a small hill right in the heart of Bled. Built in original Alpine style, it blends harmoniously with the natural environment, which is characterised by high plateaus and the peaks of the Julian Alps. Its unique location offers travellers unforgettable views across Lake Bled and the castle.

Discover magnificent Slovenia

Discover magnificent Slovenia

Slovenia, nestled in the heart of Europe, is a hidden gem renowned for its stunning natural landscapes and diverse outdoor adventure offerings. From the emerald waters of Lake Bled and the soaring peaks of the Julian Alps to the enchanting caves of Postojna, Slovenia's scenery is a picturesque tapestry of lush greenery, pristine lakes, and dramatic mountains.

Hosts

Qualified Mountain Leader

Qualified Mountain Leader

International Mountain Leader Guide who will be our head point of contact during the trip. Fully qualified, ensuring guest safety & enjoyment, along with sharing historic stories about Slovenia!

Ed

Ed

Passionate adventurer, runner & outdoors entrepreneur. Ed is the founder of Trail Pursuit who will support the delivery of the experience.

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DAY 1

Day 1 - Arrival

Welcome to Slovenia! You'll be collected from Ljubljana airport & transferred to our 4* Hotel, called Kompas in Lake Bled. After settling in and meeting your team, get ready for a relaxing evening with your guides, teammates and an intro to the itinerary!

Transfer: Ljubljana Airport - Lake Bled

Accommodation: 4* Hotel                                                        

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DAY 2

Day 2 - Hike in Debela Peč

After a delicious breakfast, get ready for an incredible day on the trails hiking through Debela Peč.

Embark on a picturesque guided hike through Debela Peč, beginning in a dense spruce forest. Follow a marked path, ascending gradually until you emerge into the expansive Zajavornik meadow. Traverse the meadow, passing pastoral houses, and cross a gravel road, guided by signs toward the Blejska Koča mountain hut. The trail weaves through a dense lush forest, ascending steadily. Joining paths from the Pri Rupah monument, ascend to the lower Lipanca meadow, passing a memorial plaque. Follow the path to Blejska Koča on Lipanca.

Navigate a less visible path, climbing to the upper edge of the meadow. Keep left toward "Lipanski vrh, Brda, and Debela peč," passing a sinkhole. Continue to Debela peč, ascending gradually after a steeper section. The trail meanders, revealing a junction leading to Klek meadow. Bypass Spodnja Brda peak, climb through less wooded slopes, and reach a wide ridge. Skirt Okroglež and traverse eastward, culminating at the base of Debela peč. Ascend steeply to the summit, enjoying breathtaking scenery along the way.

Activity: Hike (16km) & wild swim
Dinner: At our hotel
Accommodation: 4* Hotel                                    


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DAY 3

Day 3 - Kayak & Canyoning

Get ready for a day on the water!

The spectacular landscape, clear river waters, and mighty rapids make Gorenjska one of the best areas for water sports. The Sava Dolinka River merges with the Sava Bohinjka near Radovljica and continues as our longest river. It is suitable for both fast and slow kayaking, enjoying the rapids, and navigating past boulders. We’ll stop at one of the riverbanks, take a plunge, and refresh ourselves! Besides the water thrills, you'll also relish the views of the Karawanks and the Julian Alps. It's an adventure that you simply can’t miss!

After lunch we’ll prepare our equipment & head for an afternoon canyoning! 

Canyoning is an adrenaline-fuelled outdoor activity that takes place in canyons and mountain river gorges. In the vicinity of Bled, we offer you an unforgettable experience where you can immerse yourself in fun and descend natural rock-carved slides. Enjoy sliding over rocks, jumping into pools, and climbing river waterfalls. Embraced by pristine nature and crystal-clear water, you'll discover a new world that is inaccessible to many.


Activity: Kayaking, canyoning & wild swimming
Dinner: At our hotel
Accommodation: 4* Hotel                                       


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DAY 4

Day 4 - Trail Run & Optional Zipline!

Embark on an exhilarating 13.8km trail run around the enchanting Lake Bled, promising a spectacular finish to our adventure. Embrace a steady and social pace, hiking any challenging hills as a united team.

Bled Round Trail offers a captivating circular path around the lake, providing breathtaking aerial views of the island and surrounding landscapes. Beyond the serene lake, the trail introduces genuine mountain challenges, featuring demanding ascents, thrilling descents, and unique elements absent from other routes. This route seamlessly weaves through the main hills above Bled, including Bled Castle, Kuhovnica, Ojstrica, Osojnica, and Straža, ensuring an unforgettable trail-running experience.

After a celebratory lunch, you have the option to take on a mighty zipline adventure. The zipline takes you along the river Sava Dolinka, all the way back to the lake. You'll soar through the air, suspended up to 200 m (650 ft) above the valley on a series of zip lines that stretch around 4km (2.5 miles) in length. The views of the valley below and across to the Julian Alps and the mighty Mt. Triglav are absolutely incredible! Plus, you don't need to worry about safety because your professional ziplining guides will give you all the necessary safety gear, including helmets, harnesses, and protective gloves, as well as important safety instructions.

Activity: Trail Run & Optional Zipline (Extra)
Run Distance: 13.8km
Dinner: At our hotel
Accommodation: 4* Hotel                                      

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DAY 5

Day 5 - Goodbyes!

New friends, epic memories! 

Get transferred to the airport in the morning or, if you aren’t pressed for time, go for a paddle and a swim in Lake Bled. 

Transfer: Bled-Ljubljana Airport: 40mins

What's Included

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Qualified Guides

Private transport in Slovenia

Beautiful 4* Hotel Accommodation

x1 guided hike (16km)

x1 guided trail run (13.8km)

Morning kayak along Sava River

Afternoon canyoning along Sava River

Multiple wild swim spots

Meals - 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners (all dietary types catered for)

Pick up & drop off from Ljubljana Airport

An incredible adventure exploring the Slovenian wilderness!

Flights to & from Ljubljana Aiport, Slovenia

x3 lunches

Optional Zipline across Lake Bled (Extra)

Travel Insurance

Alcoholic drinks & 2 dinners

Trip Tips

Fitness level required

Fitness level required

Participants are required to be healthy & in good physical shape, managing a mix of activities across 4 days. Your adventure is completely customisable & you can participate in as many or as few activities as you wish!

Personal equipment required

Personal equipment required

A comprehensive kit checklist will be sent to all guests ahead of travel, this includes: - A good quality waterproof jacket - A fleece jacket or similar
 - Lightweight tees & shorts - Something warm for the evenings - Trail running shoes & run kit - Swimsuit - Trainers, hike boots & flip flops - Day rucksack - Cash - Personal toiletries & sun cream - Sunglasses - Quick dry towel / beach towel - A personal water bottle – you will be able to refill this - Dry bag (keeping personal items dry near water - i.e phone/camera)

Travel insurance

Travel insurance

You are required to take out cover, which most activity insurance companies will provide, this needs to include emergency evacuation and medial care. Sports Cover Direct offer a comprehensive range of sports travel insurance.

Note on itinerary

Note on itinerary

The itinerary and duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Trail Pursuit guides will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their guests without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations, and Trail Pursuit reserves the right to alter the itinerary accordingly.

Payment Options

Payment Options

We have 3 options for you to choose:

 Payment Options: 1) Payment Plan - £150 deposit & then spread the balance over 4 monthly instalments 2) Pay a 20% deposit & the balance by 1st May 2024. 3) Pay in full Book with confidence: 
 - 14 day cooling off period - If Trail Pursuit have to cancel or postpone the trip due to any reason, you can either be credited to a future trip or receive a full refund.

Stories

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I recently went on the Trail Pursuit Norway trip. It was truly an outstanding holiday - well organised and fun with the best guides. The views were spectacular, food was amazing and I loved the range of different accommodations (from tree tents to a fancy eco lodge with hot tubs!). All activities (trail running, hiking and kayaking) were well planned and paced. Special thanks to Ed and David for making this trip one in a million.

Katie

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Top week of surfing, trail running and yoga in Morocco with amazing people, food and accommodation! I’m still buzzing from the whole trip and can’t wait to go surfing again next year!

Philly Conlin

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Joined the Trail Pursuit events in the Lake District, Brecon Brecon, and most recently Norway. Great events, fantastic experiences, and met some awesome people there. Fully recommend to anyone who loves adventure!

Gavin Burns

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Absolutely loved my time on the TP Croatia trip. SO special to be able to explore wilder parts of Croatia and get right into nature. Whilst I loved each day and all the different activities, I feel that the people I met and connected with on the trip is what made it so incredibly special. 12/10 would recommend.

Lauren Everet

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I’ve just got back from the Morocco trip and what can I say… such an amazing trip with the most incredible people. Ed made everything so smooth with all activities thoroughly planned and prepped for. The accommodation was perfect, so relaxed (a real nice retreat after a long day of surfing, hiking, or running). I can’t recommend TP enough! Jump in!

Dan Wells

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Back in June 2022 I had the privilege of being part of the first 'team' to live the Norway experience. Having found the courage to travel by myself, I found it utterly fantastic from start to finish. Yes, it had its moments of challenge but this helped to make it such an amazing experience. Such a stunning location and well thought out loop above/within the majestic fjord. One of the best experiences I've ever had! As for the 'team' they were all such amazing people and it was a pleasure to share the experience with them, thank you!

Caroline Smith

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This was an incredible trip! I loved every minute! Amazing views and landscapes, challenging, beautiful hikes and the kayaking was awesome! We stayed in an amazing variety of accommodation and the food was plentiful and delicious! Can’t recommend enough! Thank you guys! I’ll be booking again! X

Laura Brooks

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Completely surpassed my expectations, was an utterly magical week in Morocco - made some beautiful memories and friendships. It was my first time travelling solo, so needless to say I was a little nervous but I couldn’t have felt more supported and been surrounded by a friendlier and kinder group of people. The Trail Pursuit team were incredible from start to finish, answering my many questions pre-booking to planning one of the funnest weeks away. If you’re toying with going away with them - go for it! You won’t regret it!

Camille Cowan

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I had the best time on a Trail Pursuit Adventure to Norway. It was a perfectly organised trip with an amazing range of activities. Ed was very friendly and inclusive of everyone. Would highly recommend TP to adventure seekers!

Emily Gow

Add Ons

Zipline

Zipline

On our final day embark on Zipline Dolinka - more than just a zipline tour - it's an outdoor experience designed to thrill and enlighten. You'll embark on a 4 km adrenaline ride on 7 distinct ziplines, interspersed with an eco-conscious journey through the mesmerizing Sava Dolinka river valley. **Please book in advance as sessions will be reserved**...
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PRICE$91.86/pp

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You'll Be Staying Here

4* Hotel Kompas Bled

4* Hotel Kompas Bled

Twin & private rooms available. 

Twin & Private Rooms

Twin & Private Rooms

Pool & wellness spa

Pool & wellness spa

Delicious food

Delicious food

All dietary types catered for. Please specify at checkout. 

FAQs

Trail Pursuit: Slovenia is based in Lake Bled. Located on the doorstep fo Triglav National Park, Bled is renowned as one of the most beautiful Alpine resorts in Europe. And it's no wonder why - with its amazing Alpine backdrops and green hills dotting the surrounding countryside, Bled's location is straight out of a storybook.

Based 40mins from the city of Ljubljana, and Ljubljana Airport, which is a short hop (2-3 hours) from most European cities. It’s the perfect spot for guests who love wild landscapes & immersing themselves in nature. 

Participants are required to be healthy & in good physical shape, managing a mix of activities across 4 days. Your adventure is completely customisable & you can participate in as many or as few activities as you wish!

If you have any concerns about your fitness level, please don’t hesitate to contact us so we can discuss your options and help you choose the right adventure holiday for you. hello@trailpursuit.com or call +44 7748 722282

We can accommodate for all dietary types, please tell us your preferences when you book. 4 Breakfasts & 4 dinners are included in your booking.

All food is fresh & portion sizes are generous. The menu is varied & will include things like rice, pasta, fresh vegetables, egg & meats. We recommend bringing your own refillable bottle! Tea & coffee is provided with breakfast, however you will have to purchase alcoholic drinks/soft drinks with dinner.

We provide all of the necessary equipment for the activities on our adventure holidays. This includes things like kayaks, helmets, harnesses, and other safety gear, as well as any specialised equipment that may be required for a particular activity.


Yes, the Trail Pursuit hosts and outdoor guides are very experienced with good English so you will have no problems in communication on the trip.

Hotel Kompas is situated on a small hill right in the heart of Bled. Built in original Alpine style, it blends harmoniously with the natural environment, which is characterised by high plateaus and the peaks of the Julian Alps. Its unique location offers visitors unforgettable views across Lake Bled and the castle.

An especially charming feature of the hotel is its terrace, where you can unwind, let yourself be caressed by sunshine and go for a swim within a glazed pool offering a unique lakeside view.

You will be safe & comfortable throughout for a true Slovenian experience!

We offer both twin rooms (same-sex where possible) & private rooms with an en-suite. You can choose your preference at checkout. 

There will be a mix of guides hikes, trail running, kayaking, canyoning & swimming. 
- x1 guided 16km hike through Debela Peč
- x1 day kayaking & canyoning!
- x1 guided 13.8km trail run
- x2 pilates classes

Yes, available payment options include: 
1) Payment Plan - £99 deposit & then spread the balance over 5 monthly instalments (most popular)

2) Pay a 20% deposit & the balance by 1st May 2024.

3) Pay in full

Our meet point is Ljubljana Airport & your hosts will meet you. Please let us know your flight details once you have booked & we will then coordinate pickups. You will be transferred to our hotel in Lake Bled.

You are welcome to arrive a day early & make your way back to the airport pickup if that is preferable.

Ljubljana Airport is served by direct flights from the UK and other major European airports, with flight times between 2-3 hours.

UK: British Airways, Easyjet, Wiz Air

Skyscanner is a great tool to see available flights. If you would like help coordinating, please do reach out hello@trailpursuit.com or call +44 7748 722282

Once you book your flight please let us know your arrival & departure times+day.

Yes, a Whatsapp Group will be made where we can confirm kit lists, logistics & answer any questions you may have. Team effort!

Absolutely, you are welcome to arrive earlier & stay longer after the trip if you wish. Please confirm your plan with us so we can coordinate transfers. 

No, we welcome guests from all over the world!

Each group will have a maximum of 15 guests plus guides. We welcome guests of all ages who are in good physical health & up for adventure.  

- A good quality waterproof jacket
- A fleece jacket or similar

- Lightweight tees & shorts
- Something warm for the evenings
- Trail running shoes & run kit
- Swimsuit
- Trainers, hike boots & flip flops
- Day rucksack
- Cash
- Personal toiletries & sun cream
- Sunglasses
- Quick dry towel / beach towel
- A personal water bottle – you will be able to refill this
- Dry bag (keeping personal items dry near water - i.e phone/camera)

Dates

July 20 - 24 2024

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August 31 - September 4 2024

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