Lake Bled & Lake Bohinj | Kayaking

Outdoor adventure paradise for hikers and bikers with easy access to Triglav National Park.


Why go Kayaking in Lake Bled & Lake Bohinj?

  • Why to do kayaking in Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj region?

    • Kayaking became one of the most popular water activities in Slovenia. It has been ranked #1 amongst attractions in several Slovenia regions.
    • From beginner to advanced, Slovenia's network of rivers are set to challenge and evoke memorable experiences for all visitors.
    • Most of the kayaking adventures take only a few hours but there are plenty that last several days.
    • It doesn't matter whether you take the faster flowing Soča or the more calm Kolpa, amazing scenery provides unforgettable experiences.

  • What equipment is needed for kayaking?

    • In case you are headed for kayaking in Slovenia, other than a reliable kayak, you will need a wet-suite, life-jacket, helmet and shoes.
    • You don't need to worry about the equipment, since all the necessary high quality equipment will be provided if you manage your kayaking adventure via experienced guides and/or operators.

  • Best season to visit Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj?

    • The best outdoor activity season runs from June till October when all of the mountain huts and resting places are open for active visitors.
    • The rest of the year might bring significant snowfall and the highest mountains are waiting for the experienced mountaineers.
    • The region offers plenty of nice and less demanding hiking, biking and other sport options throughout the whole year.
    • During the summer months, both of the lakes are warm enough for swimming.

  • Why Lake Bled or Lake Bohinj and not other places in Slovenia?

    • This area is called Slovenia's Lakes region and offers many opportunities to get onto the water with a wide range of lake and river activities. Independent buddies rank Lake Bled & Bohinj amongst the most beautiful Lakes in the Alps.
    • In Summer months both lakes are warm enough to swim in and they both have a number of popular beach / swimming areas.
    • The Sava Bohinjka river running between the two lakes is a great place to try out kayaking or mini rafting.
    • For adrenaline hunters the Sava Bohinjka in Bohinj is one of the best places in Slovenia to try out canyoning.

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  • What attractions shall I visit near Bled and Bohinj?

    TOP 5 must see:

    • Lake Bled Island: Slovenia's most photographed place and the country's only natural island. Take a boat trip to the island and ring the bell of the 17th century church for good luck
    • Vintgar Gorge: one of the country's most impressive gorges with an easy walkway taking you through. The gorge is located only a few kilometres north from Bled, near the village of Gorje
    • Bled Adventure Park: high ropes adventure park for both adults and kids in a spectacular location just a few minutes from the centre of Bled
    • The 7 Lakes Valley of Mount Triglav: the route is starting from Dom Savica in Ukanc at the end of Lake Bohinj, and includes Slovenia's best known waterfall, Slap Savica and 7 beautiful alpine lakes on the way to the country's highest mountain
    • Bled Castle: the oldest castle of Slovenia, built more than 1000 years ago, the symbol of Bled and Slovenia.

  • What are the best outdoor adventure activities in Slovenia?

    TOP 3 adventure activities include:

    • Rafting down the crystal-clear Soca River (Soča River)
    • Hiking the Julian Alps in Triglav National Park
    • Bike downhill from the mountains around Kranjska Gora with amazing panorama and trails of all difficulties

  • Where to stay in Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj region?

    • As domestic and foreign tourism became more and more important in the region, you can find plenty of good opportunities for overnight stay at all price level. This includes hotels, self-catering apartment houses and flats, guest houses, bed & breakfast units as well as budget hotels.
    • Since the region became very popular among tourists, it is very hard to find an adequate, vacant accommodation in peak season (June-August). Therefore it is highly recommended to book in advance.

  • What are the Visa requirements to Slovenia?

    • Slovenia is party to the Schengen Agreement.
    • This means that EU and EEA (European Economic Area) citizens have the right to enjoy free movement within the Union. A visa-exemption is also given to people who travel from the countries that are in the visa waiver program (for example US citizens).
    • This category of travelers can stay within the Schengen Area for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.