Paddle-boarding in Ljubljana is a unique experience, as Ljubljana is currently the only European capital that offers an intimate experience of stand-up paddle-boarding through the very heart of town. The SUP tour takes you on a journey in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, offering unique views of the castle, iconic city sights, architectural heritage of Jože Plečnik and hustle and bustle of the streets.
You will participate in an almost effortless sport activity, gain a glimpse into the daily life of locals, take group photos under the Dragon Bridge and even take a refreshing dip in the water!
If you like to stray "off the beaten path", join an active, green and fun way to explore Ljubljana. And find out why this SUP tour has been selected as the BEST SUMMER ACTIVITY in Ljubljana, “European Green Capital 2016”!
LEARN. The Ljubljana SUP tour starts with a brief introductorystand-up paddle-boarding course which makes it suitable for anyone who is trying this activity for the first time.
EXPLORE. After you learn the basics and we help you stand on your own two feet, the FUN begins! We will paddle-board towards the heart of the city on a river bordered by willow trees, glide under the famous Three Bridges, relax near the Dragon Bridge and take in the pulse of Ljubljana!
REFRESH & RELAX. We will put your balance to the test with fun games! This is optional, of course. You can also simply relax and observe the riverside life go by.
REMEMBER. You do not need to bring your camera, we will capture the best moments with our GoPro camera and send you the photos after the tour!
BEGINNERS CAN START PADDLE-BOARDING IN 10 MINUTES!
It is really easy to start! In the introductory course, you will get to know the SUP gear, paddle-boarding techniques and learn step by step how to find your balance on the board. We are using the best SUP gear on the market, so do not worry about your stability on the board! And just so you know – our survival statistics is 99%.
WE SUP EVERY DAY
Actually 3 sup tours are scheduled every day and you can choose between two sup tour options (Urban adventure sup tour, Into the wild sup tour, see below). Groups are small (min 2, max 8), so check the availability and book yourself a fun!
Ljubljana SUP tours all start at Špica café, around 10-15 minutes walking distance from the Prešeren Square.
CHOOSE BETWEEN 2 SUP TOUR OPTIONS
Urban adventure sup tour
Paddle through the city centre, enjoy the views of the lively streets and wave with a paddle to the dragon! It's a perfect tour for adventurers and active explorers!
We had really fun time with Spela and Iris exploring Lake Bled, Most na Soci and Ljubljana city centre. We learned some new skills while experiencing Slovenia's emerald-green and crystal clear waters on a SUP board. Both Spela and Iris are really nice and professional instructors. Thanks for the great days we had! 🙂
I never thought to SUP on a river, but it turns out that it’s a fantastic way to see a city from another perspective! So cool that Ljubljana is one of the only cities you can paddle throughout this city centre, and we got some fantastic views and not to mention a fantastic workout! The guide Spela was awesome and taught us some crazy manoeuvres too. Loved it 🙂
Just wear something comfortable, for example a T-shirt, shorts and a swimming suit. You never know – you might need a refreshing dip in the water! We will paddle-board barefoot, so we recommend that you come in flip-flops which you can simply put on the SUP board.
In spring and autumn it can get a little chilly so we recommend wearing a hoodie or something to keep you warm. Because the water can be cold, we can lend you a short wetsuit free of charge; just let us know what size you need.
The SUP Tours are guided by an experienced and ASI certified SUP instructor. Because we are trying to provide an all-inclusive and pleasant stand-up paddle-boarding experience, we use very stable Red Paddle Co boards that are perfectly suited for beginners or stand-up paddle-boarders with little experience.
They are welcome, of course! Children over 12 years of age can join us on their own SUP board, whereas younger kids can sit at the front of their (experienced) parent’s board where they will enjoy the experience as much as if they were holding the paddle themselves.