ST JULIAN ALPS, SLOVENIA

Tour dates: 7-9 August 2020
Price: £680pp

a gentle introduction to the magic of slovenia, with postcard perfect green lakes, spectacular mountain peaks, emerald waters and starlit wanders ...

SwimQuest Slovenia St Julian Alps
We are delighted to bring you this wonderful, mini break to the St Julian Alps in Slovenia. Brand new for 2020, this weekend provides the perfect relaxing getaway. Escape to postcard-perfect blue green lakes, surrounded by mountain peaks, and let us look after you. This weekend starts on a Friday evening, and finishes on a Sunday evening. Swims are gentle (2km maximum) and all ages and swim speeds are welcome. Swim to Lake Bled’s island before lunch, explore beautiful Lake Bohinj and wander through the pine forest before heading back to our cosy accommodation, nestled above Lake Bohinj. Transfers are included, so all you need to do is book flights and let us know when you will arrive!

USEFUL INFORMATION:

  • Duration: Friday evening to Sunday evening (see GETTING THERE tab for flight suggestions and transfer information)
  • Water temperature:  22-26˚C
  • Daily swimming distance: Distances will be around the 1.5-2km mark, and we will complete a maximum of 4km / day - split between two swims.
  • Swimming ability: You should be comfortable swimming up to 1.5km in a pool or in open water, however speed doesn’t matter. This trip is about experiencing this stunning part of the world, rather than cracking out huge distances.
  • Are non-swimmers welcome? Non swimming partners are welcome to join the tour and make the most of the spectacular scenery. For safety reasons non swimming partners may not be able to join the safety boats.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 2 nights accommodation at the newly opened Chalet Hotel Lajnar sitting above Lake Bohinj (see accommodation tab for details)
  • Breakfasts and evening meals
  • SwimQuest guide/s and local guide/s
  • A full swimming itinerary with safety cover
  • Group guided walks in the local area, including a moon-lit hike
  • Return transfers from Ljubljana airport
  • All transport to and from swims
  • VAT

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Lunches
  • Purchase of any alcohol
  • Wetsuits and fins (if required)
  • Single supplement of £100 if you would like a room of your own

ACCOMMODATION

We will be staying at the beautiful Chalet Hotel Lajnar, newly opened in 2020. Nestled above lake Bohinj, the chalet is surrounded by peace and quiet, and lush greenery. Free Wi-Fi and parking are available. All rooms are fitted with satellite TV and a private bathroom with a shower or bath. Please note, as this is a brand new hotel - we only have winter imagery available! We hope it won’t be snowing in August!

Address: Zgornja Sorica 21, 4299 Sorica

ROOM OPTIONS

Rooms are allocated on a twin or double basis, however if you would like to take a room of your own, a £100 single supplement applies.

ITINERARY

These short-breaks are an ideal way to make the most of an August weekend. Please note, this itinerary provides an example of the types of swims we would complete, the itinerary will be based on the weather conditions and your ability. Transfers from Ljubljana airport are included in your trip price to ensure we can make the most of this short break. 

FRIDAY

We will pick you up Ljubljana airport and take your to the Chalet Hotel, where you can rest until the evening meal and safety briefing. After dinner, we will host an optional starlit walk through the forest.

SATURDAY

Lake BledToday we will travel to Lake Bled, and complete our first swim, a swim to the iconic Bled Island. After lunch, we will travel to the Sava River, and take a walk along the banks before enjoying a gentle dip. Back at the hotel, we will have time for a quick shower and change before dinner.

SUNDAY

Lake Bohinj
This morning we will get up early for breakfast before drving to  Lake Bohinj. Enjoy a guided swim in Bohinj, before lunch with beautiful views, at the Vogel Mountain Hut. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a second swim in the lake before tranferring back to the hotel for showers, and then onward to the airport to catchh your return flights home.

GETTING THERE

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Ljubljana Airport is the nearest airport to our hotel (approximately a 45 minute drive). Slovenia’s neighbouring countries also have airports nearby. Trieste airport in Italy is a 2 hour drive, Zagreb in Croatia is a 2 hour 30 min drive, and the Austrian airports of Graz (2 hour 30 min drive) and Klagenfurt (1 hour 40 min drive) are also possible airport options. This trip is based on guests arriving later Friday afternoon / early evening, and departing Sunday night; however if you find alternative flight options and would like to book extra nights’ accommodation with us, we can certainly help you with that.

TRANSFERS INCLUDED

Transfers to (Friday) and from (Sunday) Ljubljana Airport are included in your trip price for this swimming short break, to ensure you can make the most of your weekend. Simply book your flights and let us look after you from there!

hotel lajnar

If you are driving or prefer to make your own way, please find the Chalet Hotel address below:

ADDRESS: ZGORNJA SORICA 21, 4299 SORICA

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We’re excited about meeting you in Slovenia. To book your swimming holiday, simply fill in the booking form below. Once you have submitted the form, Charlotte (our bookings co-ordinator) will be in touch to request payment and to help you with any additional requirements. A deposit of 30% is required to secure your place, and the final payment is due 8 weeks prior to departure.

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As a SwimQuest guest, you are required to have in place travel insurance that covers you for all activities you will be taking part in during your trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully covered for these activities. Whatever travel policy you decide on, you will need to bring a copy of your current Certificate of Insurance to the safety briefing at the start of your SwimQuest holiday. Your Swim Guides will need to take a note of your insurer, policy number and the number to call in case of an emergency claim.

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