Family Activity Holiday

Independent travel with (optional) pre-booked activities

Summary

A three centre holiday in Slovenia's countryside. Rivers, caves, lakes, mountain passes & great food make an ideal holiday for active families.

START / FINISH - Ljubljana

Activity code: SLFD04

Duration: 10 Days / Nights

Our recommended THREE CENTRE holiday in Slovenia is ideal for an active family. Starting with a short drive from the airport to either Lake Bled or the Logar Valley the holiday includes National Parks, historic towns, stunning river valleys, mountain passes and much more. This is designed as a circuit from Ljubljana (airport) so you can travel out via Lake Bled and back directly from Postojna or vice versa. It is easily extended by adding nights in some or all locations or, of course, an extra location such as Ljubljana or the coast.

This holiday has a tried and trusted route with our personal suggestions for sightseeing included with your final travel documents but you are free to explore or relax as much as you like within the overall structure of the itinerary. Driving conditions are excellent, in fact the highways cut down on travel times but also free up space on minor roads so drivers can choose between peaceful scenic routes or speedier alternatives to make the most of time away from home

Begin your holiday with some beautiful scenery en route to the Logar Valley, a region full of opportunities for sightseeing and adventure. After your time in this more remote area it is time to visit Lake Bled and the Triglav National Park (choosing to stay in Bled, Bohinj or Kranjska Gora to make the most of the outdoor activities and plentiful fresh air on offer). Then drive across the incredible Vrsic Pass to your next location, Bovec in the Soca Valley; en route back to the airport you can stop in Postojna to visit its fabulous caves before taking your flight home or considering a few extra days at the coast or in the capital.

Important Information

Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports to Marrakech. If we book your flights this means that your holiday will also be fully ATOL protected.

Our hire cars include Slovenia's Vignette (or highway tax disc) and cross-border Green Card for Croatia, Italy & Austria.

Prices shown are a guideline "from" (in UK Pounds) and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. Single supplements may need to be applied to the twin/double price and discounts for children (under 12yrs) and/or a 3rd adult sharing a room are available upon request. Quoted prices for individual enquiries will depend upon your chosen accommodation, room availability and dates of travel. We always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Discounts will apply if there are 3 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.

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What's included in your family activity holiday?

  • 9/10 nights accommodation on B&B.
  • 10/11 days fully-inclusive car hire.
  • Fully detailed itinerary with driving directions and sighteeing ideas
  • FREE travel app with all your vouchers, maps, weather & much more
  • All taxes.
  • Full 24hr representative services.

Highlights

Itinerary

Pick up your hire car directly at the airport and drive east and then north to the Logar Valley near the Austrian border; plenty of time to explore this beautiful, lesser-visited area. Possible detours en route include the small town of Kamnik and the beautiful mountain plateau of the Velika Planina.

* Suggested detour en route to the Velika Planina, a great summer pasture in the heart of the mountain plateau where, near the cable car station there is a herdsmen's settlement where you can experience a little of their traditional way of life and taste their dairy products. If you have time this is a great opportunity to get some fresh air and a walk, with or without using the cable car.

Recommended places to stay

We recommend beginning your exploration with a simple walk up to the Rinka Waterfall at the top of the valley, including a climb up to the log cabin cafe half way up the adjoining cliff, followed by a scenic drive on the panoramic road where you can indulge in high quality local products from the farms along the route, finishing the day with a visit to nearby Solcava which has a new visitor centre and many local crafts workshops. Also in the area is an excellent archery centre, a fairytale forest for the younger children and the opportunity to do some paragliding, mountain biking, climbing and horse riding. There is even a location where you can cycle underground in a former mine, a quite unique experience.

An onward drive via a superb "short-cut" through Austria at the Jezerski Pass and back down to Preddvor and then the lovely town of Kranj en route to Lake Bled.

* also en route to Bled is the pretty little town of Radovljica where you can visit the gingerbread workshop and indulge in some traditional cakes at one of the cafes in the main street (the centre of town is pedestrianised making it a delightful place to sit out and watch the world go by).

Two full days to explore the lake, including its island (by Pletna Boat) and up to the castle; you can walk or cycle around the full shoreline of the lake and explore further on trails in and around the Triglav National Park. On the shore of the lake there is a summer toboggan run, a zip line and mini-golf; nearby is Lake Bohinj where there are lots more activity options such as kayaking and mini-rafting and a ranch for horse riding across the open meadows. Just a short drive up the lake shore is the Vogel cable car which can whisk you up much higher to enjoy some truly alpine hiking. If you fancy a less intense walk then a short drive (or cycle) to the north of Bled is the Vintgar Gorge.

NB. you could choose to extend your stay in Lake Bled to explore the area more fully or even to take a day trip into the mountains by train - there is a station very close to the Hotel Triglav from which you can catch a train in the morning to Most na Soci (or stations down the line to Nova Gorica) and return in the late afternoon.

A full day to travel over the famous Vrsic Pass (with more than 50 switchbacks which are numbered from the north side) and then down the western side of the Triglav National Park along the Soca Valley to Bovec.

Recommended places to stay

From Bovec there are many hiking and cycling trails (including the Soca Trail and Boka Waterfall) plus a cable car to the ski area which is now linked up to the Italian side and this offers more high altitude hiking opportunities. Of course there are more adventurous activities include canyoning, kayaking, paragliding and caving.

When leaving Bovec you could head straight for the airport but we'd recommend a stop at the world-famous site of Postojna. By staying a night you give yourself time to explore the area which has so much more to offer in addition to the caves such as Predjama Castle and the Modrijan Homestead.

* Visit the show caves first thing in the morning (they are just a short walk from both hotels and tickets can be purchased online) and then you have time to enjoy the general surroundings away from the main crowds and / or head along the highway to Ljubljana Airport for your flight home, dropping off the car at the airport.

Recommended places to stay

* If you don't have an extra night but still wish to visit Postojna then you can choose to shave one of the nights at one of the three main locations.

** A further alternative would be to swap one of the three main destinations for Postojna as this may be of more interest to your family.

*** You may also like to finish with a couple of days in the capital, Ljubljana, whose centre is compact and largely traffic-free.

Flexible Tailor-Made Holidays

  • We believe passionately that no two holidays should be the same.
  • With our flexible tailor-made holiday options you can travel at your own pace.
  • Rediscover a city, a resort or an island in a weekend or longer.
  • Take a small group tour or embark upon a more adventurous trip.

Travel Knowledge

  • We have all travelled extensively and will be happy to share our experiences.
  • Personally-chosen hotels, riads, guest houses & apartments in places we know and love.
  • Individual sightseeing recommendations and route planning.
  • Add excursions, activities and food & wine experiences (one of our passions).

Trusted Service

  • ATOL cover for flight inclusive holidays.
  • One of us at Rediscover the World is very likely to have visited the hotels and travelled along the routes on your itinerary.
  • Dynamic, comprehensive travel app with all your documents, maps and much more.
  • Full financial protection for your holiday (TTA).