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SUP, Hike and Enjoy Local Experience on the Horse Farm
SUP, hike and ride horses is a mix of activities at a couple of very unique and fascinating locations. Active travelers that like diversity will definitely enjoy this retreat full of adventurous activities.
Join us on a short escape on a group guided tour exploring Triglav National Park, a popular green spot that can not be missed! Take an insight into a beautiful and peaceful mountain world. Participate in sporty activities. Learn SUPing and have fun. In the second half of the trip we’ll take a slight withdrawal into less touristy often overlooked, but no less wonderful part of Slovenia. We’ll get to know our new friends, the horses and gain some local skills making soups, candles and learn how to make traditional local cuisine.BOOK NOW
SUP, HIKE AND ENJOY LOCAL EXPERIENCE ON THE HORSE FARM PROGRAM
DAY 1: A GLIMPSE OF LAKE BLED
Welcome to Slovenia! Upon your arrival at the Ljubljana airport in the afternoon, we’ll take the trip to Triglav National Park, a popular green site. We’ll stop at lake Bled along the way, where a hike to a beautiful viewpoint awaits, from which the famous lake with its islet can be admired at all its glory. Then we’ll continue towards the heart of Triglav National Park, Lake Bohinj, where you’ll be accommodated. Following accommodations, you’ll visit a typical Alpine homestead where you’ll get familiar with the local customs and goodies of the Alpine region.
DAY 2: SUPING ON LAKE BOHINJ
The following day adventures in the middle of the Triglav National Park await for you. Learn the basics of SUPING (stand up paddleboarding) one of the most relaxing sports activities. Enjoy astonishing views from the middle of the lake. If you don’t feel like testing your balance on a sup board or if you simply prefer peace and quiet, away from all the sporty activities there is more than enough places for you where you can relax or refresh yourself in cool, crystal clear waters of Lake Bohinj. In the afternoon join us on a hike through the Valley of Shepherds, across the stunning Mostnica gorge, named by our ancestors after many bridges crossing it (Mostnica- “bridge water”), towards Mostnica waterfall. In the evening we’re leaving the fresh Alpine air and migrate towards the warm Coastal region (ALI Karst region).
DAY 3: SLEEP ON THE HAY, GET THE FARM EXPERIENCE
Ever imagined yourself as a rancher? You’ll experience living on a local eco horse farm, meet the horses, learn how to brush and set a horse saddle. Awake your crafty side by learning how to make your own soap or candle for a souvenir. For all the gourmet enthusiasts, the local chef will visit us in the evening to host a cooking workshop and cook us some delicious traditional food. To top it all off, spend the night on warm cozy hay! The setting could not be much more perfect for a peaceful get away from it all, while still combining the fun and excitement.
DAY 4: EXPERIENCE FREEDOM IN THE SADDLE THROUGH THE UNESCO HERITAGE
Start the day with an exciting, morning horse ride and continue it with a relaxing, short walk towards another viewpoint, where a stunning view extends over wondrous Brkini plain. This often overlooked, but no less wonderful part of Slovenia is special due to its marvelous nature sites. One of them being Škocjan caves, included in UNESCO heritage list due to its marvelous underground canyons. Following lunch, you’ll be taken back towards the airport so you’ll safely catch your flight that evening.
If you wish to extend your visit, you are more than welcome to stay one more day and discover hidden gems of Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia and explore all the major attractions of historical city center with a romantic medieval castle on a hilltop.
WHO IS SUP, HIKE AND ENJOY LOCAL EXPERIENCE ON THE HORSE FARM MEANT FOR?
The true adventurers that love to explore new countries and for animal lovers. It’s for anybody that wants to spend a weekend on eco house farm, meet the horses and learn to feed, brush, saddle and ride them.
The paddle boarding experiences are not required, introductory sup course is a part of the program, so anyone who can swim can join.
4 day SUP, HIKE AND ENJOY LOCAL EXPERIENCE ON THE HORSE FARM: 664€ per person
Group size: min 4, max 8 people
We like to work with small groups, which allows us to create more intimate atmosphere and better connection among the group. With smaller groups we maximise the safety of the group and minimise our environmental footprint. We believe in sustainability. We prefer slow travelling than rushing from location to location.
- Pick up and drop off at Ljubljana airport
- 1 night accommodation in lake Bohinj area with breakfast
- 2 night accommodation on hay at eco horse farm
- Hike to the viewpoint at lake Bled
- SUP tour at lake Bohinj with introductory course
- Entry fee to Mostnice gorge
- Unique experience of sleeping on the hay
- The horse experience – meet the farm, lean to brush th ehorse, saddle and ride it
- Herb soap workshop – make your own souvenir
- Cooking workshop with a local chef
- Riding horse without the saddle experience
- Hike to the viewpoint over Brkini, swimming in the local river
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the eco farm
- SUP equipment (sup board, paddle, leash)
- Professional guides
- Tourist tax
- Flight to Ljubljana
WHAT TO PACK?
- swimming suit, board shorts, micro fibber towel, flip flops,
- hiking shoes, hiking clothes, hiking backpack,
- sunscreen, water,
- smile and positive energy!
It depends on the season, in spring and autumn time can be colder, so bring a wind stopper and some warmer clothes.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS BAD? Ensuring the safety of paddle-boarders is our number one priority. We can take you paddle-boarding in sunny and cloudy weather, but not in case of heavy rain, river current or wind.
In case of bad weather we will try to adjust the program and activities.