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10K AT NIGHT AROUND LAKE BLED AND SCENIC SLOVENIA

$3300 $3000 per person

Lake Bled is one of the most attractive lakes in Slovenia. When the island on the lake is illuminated by lights, it is even more magical. After running along this sparkling gem of a lake, you can jump right into it for refreshment. And, are you ready to try the renowned Slovenian kremšnita just after the race?

  • Are you ready for an adventure? How about 6.2 miles at night around the most picturesque lake in Slovenia?
  • Visit four regions: The Alps, the Karst, Styria, and the Mediterranean coast
  • Sample authentic food and wine

 

Highlights
  • Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital
  • Compete or volunteer at a signature running event
  • Big Pasture Plateau
  • Piran, pearl of the Mediterranean
  • Skocjan Caves
  • Logar Valley
  • Bovec and Soča, the Emerald River

 

Running highlights
  • Run 6.2 miles at night around the most picturesque lake in Slovenia at night
  • Compete or volunteer!

 

Quick itinerary video
  • [Day One, Ljubljana] Welcome dinner at one of Ljubljana’s best restaurants
  • [Day Two, Ljubljana, Big Pasteur Plateau] Transportation, admission to Ljubljana Castle, lunch and dinner
  • [Day Three, Škocjan Caves, Piran] Transportation, admission, prosciutto snack, late fish lunch
  • [Day four, Logar Valley] Transportation, lunch and dinner
  • [Day five, Explore] Free time in Ljubljana
  • [Day Six, Lake Bled:] Transportation, pletna boat, lunch and dinner, Night 10K Around Lake Bled
  • [Day Seven, Vrsic, Bovec, Soca:] Transportation, lunch and Farewell dinner

 

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Ljubljana airport/Ljubljana airport
  • Departure Time
    June, 20, 2022 in the afternoon
  • Return Time
    June, 27, 2022 after breakfast
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
  • Included
    10K AT NIGHT AROUND LAKE BLED AND SCENIC SLOVENIA
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Day 1: Ljubljana and its Dragons
On the day of your arrival, we’ll pick you up at the Ljubljana Airport and take you to your hotel. In the evening, we’ll dine downtown in fine Ljubljana style. Dragons are a famous symbol in Ljubljana: Legend goes that one was killed by the mythological Greek heroes Jason and the Argonauts (founders of Ljubljana). Today, dragons are portrayed in statues, in the city coat of arms, and on the mysterious Dragon Bridge! Let’s see how many we can spot during this tour of the Slovenian capital. After the tour takes us through Ljubljana’s Old Town, including Ljubljana Castle, we'll dine at an authentic downtown restaurant.
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Day 2: Hiking to Big Pasteur Plateau and Ljubljana
In the morning, a guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you on a leisurely hike to Velika Planina (Big Pasteur Plateau), one of Slovenia’s most recognizable and picturesque destinations. We’ll ride the lift chair up the gorgeous shepherd mountain. Humans have inhabited this mountain since prehistoric times, and the area is now home to over one hundred distinctive Alpine pasture huts. In the afternoon, a guide will take us on a short walking tour of some of the historic sights of Slovenia’s capital city.
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Day 3: Škocjan Caves and Piran
Next up: Škocjan Caves, a UNESCO natural and cultural world heritage site. This cave is one of the largest known underground canyons in the world, due to a specialized ecosystem and microclimatic conditions. After a special fish lunch, we’ll visit Piran, a fascinating Mediterranean harbor, formerly part of the Republic of Venice. Nestled in the narrow, ancient streets are churches, galleries, and such cultural landmarks as the birthplace of Baroque composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini.
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Day 4: Logar Valley
The Logar Valley is one of the most beautiful Alpine Glacial valleys in Europe. As part of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, tradition and nature have found harmony here, offering a good example of sustainable development. Our visit includes a guided tour around the Logar Valley: we’ll have an opportunity to relax in the peaceful ambience of the landscape park, as well as hike or enjoy a visit to Rinka Waterfall.
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Day 5: Ljubljana: explore on your own
Today, take some time to explore on your own--or just rest up before race day!
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Day 6: 10K at Night around Lake Bled
Lake Bled is one of the most recognizable tourist destinations in Slovenia; we’ll walk along its shores and marvel. There’s time to explore on your own, take a trip by boat to visit the iconic island and ring the wish bell, or simply enjoy some quiet. That afternoon, we’ll join the festivities in anticipation of the race, which kicks off at 10 p.m.
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Day 7: Soca River Valley
On our last day we’ll go to the Soca River Valley. Our first stop will be curve nine over the Vrsic pass, where we’ll see a small chapel, commemorating thousands of Russian prisoners from WW1. At the top of the pass, we’ll take a short stretch break and enjoy the stunning views. On the other side of the pass, the Soca River is waiting for us. One of the most beautiful rivers in Europe will fill us with peace. This emerald river is a hidden gem, surrounded by pristine woods, jagged mountains in Triglav National park, and WW1 history. On our way back we’ll stop for our farewell dinner.
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Day 8: Moving on
This trip has come to an end, but we’re happy to help coordinate your next step. If you plan to vacation in Europe, Ljubljana Brnik, Zagreb, and Venice Marco Polo are the most convenient airports to fly out of. However, if you want to extend your stay in Slovenia, we’re happy to connect you with your next adventure!

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Included in the price of the itinerary
  • Transportation from/to Ljubljana airport
  • Accommodations and breakfast for seven days in Ljubljana hotel
  • Welcome dinner on your first day
  • Admission to Ljubljana Castle, lunch at Velika planina, and dinner in Ljubljana on your second day
  • Transportation, snack, and special fish dinner at Škocjan Caves and Piran on your third day
  • Transportation, lunch and dinner in Logar Valley on your fourth day
  • Dinner on your fifth day in Ljubljana
  • Admission and tours in Ljubljana, Logar Valley, Škocjan Caves, and Piran
  • Transportation, pletna boat, lunch, and dinner at Lake Bled on your sixth day
  • Transportation and lunch in Soca River Valley on your seventh day
  • Entry fee for race day
  • Official T-shirt and food for volunteers
  • English speaking tour guides in Ljubljana, Škocjanske Caves, Logar Valley and Piran
  • Services of Mateja Travel staff
Food and Accommodations
  • Seven nights in one of Ljubljana’s ****hotels
  • Buffet breakfasts each day
  • Six dinners and four lunches in authentic local restaurants
Not Included in the Price of the Itinerary
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Optional trips
  • Travel insurance
  • Food and beverages if it is not define otherwise
  • Alcoholic beverages over provided meals if it is not define otherwise
  • Optional gratuities to your guides.
  • Items of a personal nature.
Consider as you sign up
  • Airline tickets– Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip is confirmed with the minimum number (5) of participants required to operate.
  • Travel insurance– To protect your travel investment, we recommend the purchase of travel insurance.
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