If you would rather go on an active holiday or would like to make your sightseeing trip a little more adventurous, we have some great news: you can do all this in Slovenia! From water sports through caving to paragliding, there are lots of options to try in beautiful surroundings.

Sounds interesting? We think so too! Read this post to find out more about the must-have adventures in Slovenia.

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Top summer adventures in Slovenia

#1 Rafting

Rafting is one of the most popular extreme sports in Slovenia - with good reasons. Rafting in the crystal clear water of Soca and Sava river is a very unique and scenic experience.

The rafting boats can fit 4-12 people and rowing require fully coordinated teamwork so the sport is also a great option for team buildings.


#2 Zipline

A zipline is a steel wire that connects two points. With the right equipment, you can slide from one point to the other. On the longest ziplines, you can reach up to 100 km/hours speed.

The biggest zip line park in Slovenia can be found above Bovec, in the Krnica valley between two mountains over 2000 meters high. The adrenaline rush and the marvelous sight of Bovec and the Julian Alps will definitely take your breath away. You can fly five times, the overall length of the path is more than 4,5 km.

If you are interested in the adventurous things to do in Bled, you should try the Zipline Dolinka Park

Here you can slide in 7 different wires, which are all all-around 4 km long. The wires cross the Dolinka River multiple times and the Mount Triglav can also be seen from the park.

Ziplining in Bled, Zipline Dolinka video

#3 Canyoning

During Canyoning, you will walk down in water-filled gorges, facing different types of challenges with different levels of difficulty. These can include cliff jumping, swimming, sliding down chutes, and climbing down on rocks or waterfalls.

Canyoning in Susec (Bovec, Triglav National Park)

Of course, the equipment is provided, you will only need a bathing suit under the neoprene clothes. Whether you are looking for canyoning tours suitable for beginners or more advanced trips, there are plenty of options for both in Slovenia.

Planning to do canyoning in Bovec? Then, you should know, what's the difference between Susec, Fratarica, Kozjak, and Predelica canyons

#4 Hydrospeeding

Once you have tried white water rafting and you seek more adventure and thrill, hydrospeeding will be the perfect option for you. You will ride a torso-length board filled with air through the waves of the river, wearing a life jacket, a helmet, and neoprene clothes for your safety.

Hydrospeeding on Soca river (Triglav National Park)
Hydrospeeding on Soca river (Triglav National Park)

You will have to swim all the way during hydrospeeding, otherwise, you will only drift with the tide. Because of this, hydrospeeding requires a lot of strength. So if you would like to test your strength you can also try hydrospeeding on the Soca River in Slovenia.


#5 Kayaking

The kayak was first used by Eskimo, Aleut, and Ainu hunters to hunt for seals and fish. Although kayaking is now known as a sport, the term "Eskimo roll" still refers to the history of the sport. Eskimo roll is the safest way to recover yourself in case the boat turns upside down, so it's quite important to learn this trick.

Slovenia offers a lot of kayaking programs as well. If you would like to learn the basics you can attend "Kayak schools" which can last from one hour to five days.

More experienced kayakers or brave beginners can also go on a kayak trip on the emerald water of Soca River with beautiful sights of the Julian Alps.


#6 Caving

As the melting snow tried to find its way down the Slovenian mountains over the years, beautiful tunnels, chambers, and dripstones have been formed. The largest and best-known caves in Slovenia are the Škocjana Cave and the Postojna Cave - the only cave where the underground parts can be approached in an electric mini train.

During the cave tour, participants can see hidden treasures, dripstone figures, and inner lakes.


#7 SUP

SUP (or stand-up paddle) boarding is a kind of surfing where you stand on the board and use a paddle to propel yourself through the water.

SUP in Bohinj and Bled
SUP in Bohinj and Bled

Besides going on tours you can use the SUP board for cardio training, yoga, and even fishing. It's quite easy to learn stand-up paddleboarding, no previous experience is needed.

The hardest part is to learn how to stand on the board but after a few minutes of practice, you will get the hang of it. The paddling part is very easy so after this point, you can just relax and enjoy the view. And whether you visit Lake Bohinj or Lake Bled, there will be plenty of attractions to discover.