Family Activity Holiday

Independent travel with (optional) pre-booked activities

About Family Activity Holiday

Summary

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

Activity code: SLFD04

Duration: 10 Days / Nights

START / FINISH - Ljubljana

This itinerary is our recommended THREE CENTRE holiday for an active family in Slovenia. 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 recommended 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 highway* from the capital to the coast cuts down on travel times but also frees 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

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

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 the 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.

Why Book with Rediscover the World ?

We can tailor-make a holiday to suit your requirements for any or all of the following - departure airport, budget, hotel type/size, overall duration, activities, etc.

Accommodation: the hotels in this fly-drive itinerary are generally small, independent or family-run, properties which add significantly to your travel experience in this fascinating country (in the list below we have included our recommended hotels plus suggestions for upgrades to "boutique" hotels and deluxe properties, please do not hesitate to request alternative hotels).

Transport: to take the stress out of arriving and departing we offer a private airport transfer service; we can deliver and collect your hire car from your hotel at no extra cost. All our vehicles have a/c and come with a full tank of fuel, we provide driving directions and parking information for all accommodation.

Extra Information: all our holidays have a recommended route with suggestions for sightseeing; we can also book activities and specialist sightseeing - such as cycling, sea kayaking, rafting and hiking guides, etc.

What's included in your Fly-Drive holiday?

  • 9/10 nights on B&B basis at a choice of small hotels.
  • 10/11 days fully-inclusive car hire (Group C with a/c; also includes highway tax, 2nd driver, excess waiver)
  • 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.

NB: Flights available to book through us with a range of airlines, from various UK airports.

Our recommended hotel choices for this fly drive:

Contact us now to book this self drive holiday for any date and duration.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Ljubljana - Loggar Valley

    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 Velika Planina.

    • Stay at Hotel Plesnik - stay 3 nights.

    * 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.

  • Days 2 & 3: Loggar Valley

    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 and finish 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.

  • Day 4: Loggar Valley to Lake Bled

    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.

    • Stay at Lake Bled, e.g. Pension Mayer, Villa Preseren or Hotel Triglav - stay 3 nights.

    * 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).

  • Days 5 & 6: Lake Bled & Triglav National Park

    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.

  • Day 7: Bled to Bovec

    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.

    • Stay at Hotel Sanje Ob Soci - stay 3 nights.

     

  • Days 8 & 9: Bovec & Soca Valley

    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.

  • Day 10/11: Bovec - Postojna - Ljubljana

    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.

    • Overnight in Postojna, e.g. Hotel Kras or Hotel Jama - stay 1 night.

    * 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.

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

  • Prices & Departure Dates

    Prices shown are 'per person' in UK Pounds and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. A single supplement needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required.

    Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen accommodation, room availability as well as time of travel. Please take this into consideration when comparing prices; we always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Please note that discounts will apply if there are 4 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.

    NB: Flights available to book through us with a range of airlines, from various UK airports.

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