Julian Alps Jamboree

A multi-activity family adventure in Slovenia`s Julian Alps







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Holiday Overview


  • Centre-based at a hotel with pool in Kranjska Gora
  • Rock climbing and mountain biking
  • Waterfalls, lake walks and the summer toboggan
  • An active family holiday with `downtime`

This amazing family adventure holiday in Slovenia is based in Kranjska Gora, at the foot of the Julian Alps and minutes away from the Austrian and Italian borders. Formerly part of Yugoslavia, Slovenia has much more in common with its Alpine neighbours than Eastern Europe. Based at a comfortable hotel with a swimming pool, we spend the week enjoying a variety of activities. On our first full day we hike up to the Martulk Waterfall, taking lunch in a mountain hut en route. Then, after mountain biking by the Italian lakes, we return to Kranjska Gora in time for a fun descent of the summer toboggan. No visit to Slovenia would be complete without a visit to Bled and its picturesque lake, where we manage to get our adrenaline fix at the 'high ropes' park! After a day to rest and enjoy the scenery, or experiment with other activities in Kranjska Gora, we drive over the Julian Alps via the dramatic Vrsic Pass. After lunch in the pretty town of Bovec, there's an optional rafting trip on the Soca River. A chance to try out some easy rock climbing and an afternoon spent walking to Jasna Lake, conclude this fantastic family adventure in Slovenia. This is a family adventure holiday with the ideal mix of activities and free time.

Is this holiday for you?

Suitable for children from 8 yrs old

This family holiday in Slovenia has been designed specifically for families and includes a range of activities. The itinerary contains a couple of days with easy walking of up to 5 hours, a morning of easy mountain biking, swimming in local outdoor pools and lakes, optional rafting and mini-golf and lessons in rock climbing. The biking is principally downhill or on the level. It is not strenuous or technically difficult and it is suitable for a range of skills including the first time off-road biker. The rock climbing and rafting are each pitched at introductory level and there will be specialist instructors to assist with these activities. Appropriate safety equipment is provided for all activities. Some time within the itinerary is scheduled for optional activities and sightseeing tours of the nearby stunning gorges and passes.

Brief Itinerary

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  • Meet at the group hotel in Kranjska Gora. A single transfer from Ljubljana Airport is provided.
  • Morning walk to Martulk waterfalls, lunch at Ingo mountain hut. Afternoon free, Aqua Park option.
  • Cycle ride along purpose built tracks, picnic lunch enroute. Afternoon tobagganing (!).
  • Visit Bled and its famous lake. High ropes adventure course or Vintgar Gorge. Afternoon free in Bled.
  • Free day in Kranjska Gora. Optional cave visit, bike hire, or swimming at Aqua Park.
  • Full day excursion to Vrisc Pass (1611m). Optional rafting on the Soca River.
  • Morning rock climbing session for beginners or experienced. Afternoon free for optional activities
  • Departure day. A single transfer to Ljubljana Airport is provided.
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Sun 28 May - Sun 04 Jun Code FAS /01/17/ Adult$1,060 Child$815 Status Available Book now
The dates above are for the LAND ONLY itinerary, joining in Ljublijana. The nearest airport is Ljublijana. Please refer to the 'Joining arrangements & transfers' and 'Flights' sections in the trip dossier for further details.

Flights SHOULD NOT be booked until you have received your booking confirmation and the trip is showing 'Guaranteed to Run' or 'Limited'.

If flying from the UK there are a number of low cost airlines offering flights to Ljubljana. These include Easyjet who have flights from London Stansted, Wizz Air from London Luton and Adria Airways who have flights from London, Manchester, Edinburgh & East Midlands. Other airports may be available. Click on the 'Flight information' link below for further information on booking low cost airlines. Alternatively if you would prefer to book a 'flight inclusive package' using scheduled airlines from the UK please contact our flights department for a quote. Whilst flight prices are likely to be more expensive you will benefit from full financial protection.

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Holiday Itinerary

  • Meet at the group hotel in Kranjska Gora. A single transfer from Ljubljana Airport is provided.

    KE Land Only package services begin with a single, timed transfer from Ljubljana Airport, to our comfortable hotel near Kranjska Gora in the neighbouring hamlet of Gozd Martuljak. Here, we will meet our guide and have a welcome reception, with an introduction to Slovenia and a discussion of the week ahead.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

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  • Morning walk to Martulk waterfalls, lunch at Ingo mountain hut. Afternoon free, Aqua Park option.

    This morning we walk to the Martulk waterfalls. This can take between 3 and 5 hours depending on the speed of the group. The waterfalls walk is popular with local families in Slovenia because of the lovely woods that you go through and the hidden paths along the way. The walk is in two sections. We start up to the first waterfall on an undulating path to reach the Ingo mountain hut. We have lunch at the mountain hut, which has an open kitchen and offers homemade traditional soups cooked over the wood fire and further simple mountain food. Depending on the weather, and age and keenness of the group we can continue our walk further up the river to the second waterfall. We then retrace our steps back down to our hotel in Gozd Martuljak. In the afternoon we have some time to enjoy the swimming pool at the hotel or the Aqua Fun Pool in the town. We return to the hotel for dinner.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

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  • Cycle ride along purpose built tracks, picnic lunch enroute. Afternoon tobagganing (!).

    This morning we hire the bikes, which the leader will arrange so that they arrive at the hotel. We depart directly from the hotel on our bike ride to the Italian lakes. There are purpose built cycle tracks away from the roads, so the cycling is safe. There are different possibilities and lengths of track so how long and how far, and how long we are on the bikes will depend on the ages and abilities of the group. Cycling in this area is stunning with the views of the mountains in the open areas and cool and peaceful when in the forested sections. We have a packed lunch today so we can find a panoramic picnic site en route. In the afternoon we return to Kranjska Gora and have a few rides (3 rides per person included in the price of the holiday) on the 1500m summer toboggan run. This toboggan run is full of adrenaline and fun for every member of the family. We then return to the hotel for dinner.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

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  • Visit Bled and its famous lake. High ropes adventure course or Vintgar Gorge. Afternoon free in Bled.

    Today we transfer by vehicle to Bled (approximately 30 mins). We start with an informative sightseeing walking tour around sections of the lake. The island in the middle is Slovenia’s only natural island with the 15th Century Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary. We will then transfer to the high ropes course in Bled which has a series of zip lines and tarzan swings to keep the children (and adults) occupied for a while! Alternatively we can visit the Vintgar Gorge (a 10 minute transfer from Bled). This 1.6km gorge carves its way through the vertical rocks of the Hom and Bort hills and is graced by the Radonva River with its waterfalls, pools and rapids which crashed loudly through the rocky confines. The well constructed path leads us over bridges with viewing platforms for the waterfalls and rives and ends at the delightful Sum waterfall, the highest in Slovenia. In the afternoon we have some free time in Bled. There are many options available for us: we can walk around the town, which is known as a spa/heath town, and perhaps eat one of the vanilla and cream pastry’s which the town is known for; or play mini-golf (payable locally at an extra charge); swim in the lake with the back drop of the 11 century medieval castle; we can take the small train around the lake and maybe visit the island. In the late afternoon we transfer back to our hotel in Kranjska Gora.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

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  • Free day in Kranjska Gora. Optional cave visit, bike hire, or swimming at Aqua Park.

    Today we have a day to relax and enjoy Kranjska Gora. Today a trip to Ljubljana, the pretty capital city of Slovenia and the world famous Postojna Caves is an option (not included in the price). This is the second largest cave system in the world and we enter the caves by small train before enjoying a guided walk through this underground world. For those of us who would prefer not to visit the caves and Ljubljana, bike hire is possible, a walk in the local area or further fun on the summer toboggan. Lunch is included if you eat at the hotel.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

    • Meals bld

  • Full day excursion to Vrisc Pass (1611m). Optional rafting on the Soca River.

    Today is a lovely day starting with a transfer over the Vrsic Pass. This pass is the highest in Slovenia and in the western Julian Alps. With 48 hairpin bends we arrive at the top (1611m) where we have some time to stop, take in and photograph the mountain scenery and panoramic views before we drop down into the Trenat Valley. We stop off in Bovec for lunch in a restaurant before embarking on our rafting trip (optional, not included in the price of the trip). Our rafting trip takes approximately 1.5 hours and is on the world famous Soca River. Following grade 2 rapids along the river there will be time for river swimming and some fun and games on the river. If you would prefer not to go rafting you may choose to have a walk around the local village of Bovec or go on the Kanin cable car, a 15min walk from the village (not included in the trip price). After we have dried off we continue on to the Kluze Fort. The first fort built on this spot was made of wood and was erected in the 15th century to prevent the Turkish invasion on Carinthia. The fort was later rebuilt and has served in many battles and wars including the incursion of Napoleon and the Great War. The castle houses many exhibitions, events and festivals. We return to Kransjka Gora and our hotel via Italy.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

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  • Morning rock climbing session for beginners or experienced. Afternoon free for optional activities

    This morning we have some rock climbing lessons at the outdoor wall/area for 2 to 3 hours. All equipment and qualified leaders are provided. After lunch in the hotel we walk to Jasna Lake on the outskirts of Kranjska Gora, or we can go swimming and relax. We return to the hotel for a last celebratory meal.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

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  • Departure day. A single transfer to Ljubljana Airport is provided.

    Depending on flight times the morning is free and then there is a single group transfer in the afternoon to Ljubljana Airport where KE Land Only package services end.

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Holiday Information

  • A professional English speaking Slovenian guide
  • Single group transfers from/to Ljubjana to Kranjska Gora on Days 1 and 8
  • All land transport required by the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation as described in the trip dossier
  • All meals
  • Qualified instructors for all activities
  • All specialist/safety equipment for all activities
  • 3 summer toboggan rides per person and all activities as described in the itinerary

  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers (other than the single group transfer in each direction)
  • Soca River Rafting
  • Activities which are described as optional in the itinerary
  • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

We have arranged for a single, timed transfer from Ljubljana Airport to Kranjska Gora on Day 1. This transfer is timed to meet passengers arriving on the EasyJet flight from London Stansted . You will be met on arrival by a representative of the local agent. At the end of the trip (on Day 8) there will be a single group transfer to Ljubljana Airport timed to meet the check in for the return easyJet flight to Stansted.
If your flight schedule does not allow you to take advantage of these group transfers, or you would like independent transfers between Ljubljana Airport and Kransjka Gora at an earlier or later time, we can book these for you at an additional cost. Please note that independent transfers are subject to availability and your flights details are required a minimum of 72 hours before your arrival in Ljubljana. Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

During this trip the group will spend 7 nights in a comfortable family-friendly hotel near to Kranjska Gora, in the hamlet of Gozd Martuljek. The hotel has stunning views of the mountains. The hotel is set in it's own grounds away from the road and has a small indoor pool. It is in walking distance (20-30 minutes along a safe walking path) to Kranjska Gora, but a free, hourly shuttle bus is provided as well. The shuttle bus can also take you to the Aqua Park at the sister hotel and the centre of Kranjska Gora.

Accommodation here is twin or triple sharing or family rooms with bunk beds, all with en-suite facilities. Children of 11yrs and under will share with parents in a triple for a family of 3 or a double with 2 extra beds for a family of 4. Children over 12 yrs will share with parents in a triple for a family of 3, or have 2 rooms for a family of 4. We will do everything to ensure that you are happy with your rooming allocation.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used

All meals are included in the trip price. Breakfasts are ‘continental’ style and usually consist of bread with a selection of meats and cheeses and fruit. With tea or coffee. Sometimes cooked eggs and ham is available. A picnic/packed lunch or lunch at a local establishment is provided every day. A variety of local and international dishes are available at the group’s hotel restaurant.

All meals are included in the holiday price from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8.

Approximately €250 per family (2 adults and 2 children) should be plenty for miscellaneous expenses, including a reasonable tip to your local guide and to pay for soft drinks, snacks, souvenirs etc. This figure does also not take into account optional activities or alcoholic beverages. Cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in Kranjska Gora. If you are bringing your travel money with you, we recommend that carry this in the form of cash rather than travellers cheques, since this makes for easier exchange. If you are intending to buy expensive souvenirs, you should budget accordingly (credit cards can be useful in this respect). OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES. Payable locally and subject to change without notice - Entrance to Aqua pool in Kranjska Gora: €10-15 per person - Bike hire in Kranjska Gora (day 5): €10-15 per day - Additional summer toboggan rides: €8 adult, €6.5 child per ride - Rafting: €45 adult, €35 child - Postojna Cave visit: €250 for mini-van/bus for excursion, max 8 people - Day trip to Ljubljana: €200 for mini-van/bus for day trip, max 8 people

The group will be accompanied by a local English-speaking professional guide throughout the trip. There will be additional specialist instructors during the rock climbing and rafting sessions.

We suggest you give a tip to your guide if you are satisfied with their services. This is probably best done as a group pooling something around €10 per family member.

There is no weight limit on this trip other than that imposed by your international carrier (normally 20kg). However, we do ask you to restrict your luggage to one trek bag/suitcase and one small daypack per person.

All KE clients will receive a FREE KE trek bag.  These have been specially made to stand up to the rigours of adventure travel.  Your KE bag will be posted to you when your trip is guaranteed to run or on receipt of your booking if the trip is already guaranteed.  If you have travelled with us before and already have a KE trek bag you can select an alternative free gift in the booking process.

A passport with 3 months remaining validity is required. Visas are not required by holders of passports of the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or EU countries. South African passport holders will need to apply for a visa via their closest Slovenian Consulate. Other nationalities should check with the respective consulate in their own country.

We do keep our information up to date but be advised visa requirements are subject to change. It is recommended that you contact the relevant commission in the case of recent alterations.

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

  • Hiking boots or study walking shoes
  • Sandals (teva style) or shoes that are comfortable when wet (for the rafting)
  • Socks
  • Trekking trousers
  • Underwear
  • Lightweight waterproof overtrousers
  • Thermal underwear (long-johns) for rafting
  • Baselayer shirts
  • T-shirts and/or casual shirts
  • Loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirt with collar (for sun protection)
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Eyewear – Sunglasses
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Daypack c.30 to 40 litres (depending on how much of the kids' stuff you want to carry)
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles (approx 1 litre per person)
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel
  • Swimwear
  • Torch/flashlight and batteries
  • Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

The following items are optional:

  • Trainers / sneakers
  • Shorts
  • Trekking poles
  • Wet wipes
  • Travel clothes
  • Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  • Camera, film / memory cards, batteries
  • Toys / games / books / football / kite etc
  • Basic First Aid Kit. Including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).
  • Notes:All specialist equipment required for the activities on this holiday are provided.

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport.

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It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on an activity holiday getting some additional exercise. Everyone should be comfortable with walking at an easy pace for up to 5 hours on a variety of terrain. There is no need to have any previous experience of the specialist activities on the trip, though of course, to take part in the mountain biking you should know how to ride a bike and you should know how to swim as well.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign & Commonwealth Offices ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all KE travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on the official FCO website: www.fco.gov.uk. North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: www.travel.state.gov for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

From May to October the weather is generally very good, with mainly clear and sunny days. We can expect daytime temperatures in Kranjska Gora to be around 20°C in May and October and rather warmer than this in July and August, at 25°C. As with any mountain area there is the risk of some poor weather, with rain and wind.

Your Child’s Health Abroad. Matthew Ellis and Jane Wilson-Howarth, (Bradt publications) Travel With Children. Maureen Wheeler (Lonely Planet) Lonely Planet. Slovenia The Julian Alps. Simon Brown (Cicerone)

Julian Alps - Freytag-Berndt und Antaria KG 1:50,000

Hiking map of the Julian Alps with very clear cartography from Geodetski Zavod Slovenije. Contour interval is 20m, with additional hill-shading and graphic relief detail.

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