Please note that all listed run distances can be shortened or lengthened - all abilities accommodated! - and that itinerary is subject to minor adjustments due to weather, logistical considerations, etc.
Arrive in Ljubljana, the green, beautiful and pedestrian-centric capital of Slovenia. After getting settled into your accommodation right in the center of town, you’ll have a relaxed day of wandering the riverfront, checking out the castle or simply taking a post-flight nap before we meet for a big welcome dinner.
No running, dinner (D) included
After a good night of sleep and a relaxed breakfast we will hit the road! Our destination is the karst region of Slovenia, which borders Italy and produces nearly all of the country’s celebrated wine. The run begins at a castle before taking us through picturesque forest, farm land and endlessly rolling vineyards, eventually finishing with a glass of wine at the 300 year old farmhouse that we will call home for the night. Spend the evening recovering in this idyllic setting and getting acquainted with local cuisine as you enjoy one of the best dining experiences in the country.
Up to 10 miles, pavement and gravel road. BLD included
After a breakfast filled with homemade and homegrown everything, we will head to the village of Bovec, set at the foot of the Julian Alps. The run takes us through forest trails and lush meadows, past old stone churches and along the incomprehensibly blue-colored Soca River. After a picnic lunch and a dip – err, icebath – in the river, there will be time to explore the area further: raft the Soca, hike to hidden waterfalls, learn about the major role that this area played in WW1. Later, enjoy spectacular views and food at our guesthouse – tomorrow is the long run!
Up to 10 miles, technical trail and some pavement. BLD included
After a light breakfast we will head to the electric blue source of the Soca, where our long run begins. The route follows the river by way of historical footpaths and forest trails all the way back to Bovec. This run is quite technical, but the views make it all worth it - take your time, and bring a camera! Afterward, enjoy a fresh picnic lunch and a relaxed afternoon around the house – explore the village, take a nap or even get a massage!
Up to 18 miles, technical trail. BLD included
Today we’ll head over the mountains to Lake Bohinj, the lesser-known and more beautiful (we think) sister of Lake Bled. The run is part trail along an amazing river gorge and part cruise around this pristine alpine lake – a perfect way to shake off the effects of the long run! Light snacks and time to swim will follow, then we will head to lake Bled for a chance to check out Slovenia’s best-known (and most photographed) spot. Our grand finale of a dinner will be held near Ljubljana – make sure that you come hungry and ready for an indescribable farm-to-table dining experience! Many hours later we will go to our hotel in Ljubljana, where you are free to go out (or just pass out).
Up to 9 miles, trail, dirt path and pavement. BLD included
Time to say goodbye! Enjoy a final big breakfast before heading to the airport or connecting to additional travel.
No running, B included
PRICING & DETAILS
DATES: September 10-15, 2017
We provide transfers to/from the Ljubljana airport. If you are extending your trip and visiting other areas, we will make arrangements to meet you in Ljubljana on arrival day.
A $500 deposit secures your spot. Registrations after May 10 will be due in full.
Early price (December 12 - May 10): $2995
Standard price (after May 10): $3150
We prioritize unique, family-run accommodation which are typically limited in size. Because of this we are unable to offer single rooms for this trip; solo travelers will be placed with a same-sex roommate.
Balances due by May 10, 2017. Please refer to the FAQs on our website for our cancellation & refund policy.
Pre-trip guidance + communication
Transfers to/from Ljubljana airport
Transportation: air conditioned comfortable vans, fuel, tolls, and drivers
Five nights in comfortable, unique farm stays, 3-4 star hotels, and bed & breakfasts (double occupancy)
Four unique organized and supported runs (flex distances)
Experienced, expert local support team
Experienced Rogue Expeditions trip leaders
All meals + snacks + water from dinner on arrival day until breakfast on departure day
Rogue Expeditions shirt
New friendships and an unforgettable adventure!
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
Alcohol and beverages other than water (though coffee will be provided with breakfast)
Travel Insurance (highly recommended!)
Optional activities such as rafting, horseback riding, etc. (weather and schedule-dependent)
There will be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 14 runners. Spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so early deposits are recommended!
Participants will need a passport with at least 6 months of validity left. No visas or vaccinations are required for US citizens in Europe, though you may want to consider some standard vaccinations if you are a first-time traveler.
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