White dolomite mountains, crystal clear lakes, hayracks and traditional villages, river gorges and tumbling waterfalls… Slovenia is surely one of the most beautiful and friendly places to visit in Europe! For this holiday we will be based near Bled on the edges of the Julian Alps – a small resort town beside a jewel of a lake. Bled is surrounded by meadows and beech woods. We can walk on good paths around the lake and into the surrounding countryside – to pretty villages with their wooden barns and ornate church spires, and to dramatic Vintgar Gorge.
On one day we will visit lovely Lake Bohinj to walk along its shore. Here we can also take the Vogel cable car to reach views of the Julian Alps, then catch the ferry back along the lake (Cable car optional – £11). On our walks we should get glimpses of mountain birds like crested tits and nutcrackers as well as deer and red squirrel – and many flowers are still sprinkled throughout the hay meadows. Enjoy kingfisher(s) skimming over the River Bohinjka by day and bats hunting over it by night – the river is less than a kilometre from our Penzion and so we can visit it early in the morning and later on in the evening. There are plenty of opportunities to watch wildlife throughout the holiday and on one evening there may also be an optional visit to the Gamsov prehod natural cave to see roosting bats. Guided by Madeline.
Price includes: 5 nights full board apart from one evening meal, airport transfer, gorge entrance fee, Bohinj boat trip, & transport to walks. Easyjet flight from Stansted to Ljubljana is not included.