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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 Venice, where we will either pick you up at the airport or meet you at a pre-arranged spot for transfer to Slovenia. Our destination is Bovec, a beautiful village nestled at the foot of the Julian Alps in the famed Soca River Valley. After a hearty welcome dinner, get some rest - we start off with a big run tomorrow!
No running. Dinner (D) included

Wake up at the foot of the Alps for coffee with a view... then lace up your shoes! Today's run begins at the source of the Soca River and follows this incomprehensibly blue river by way of historical footpaths and magical forest trails. This run is quite technical, but the views make it all worth it - take your time, and bring a camera! After a picnic lunch and a dip – err, icebath – in the river, there will be time to explore the area further: raft the Soca, learn about the major role that this area played in WW1. Later, enjoy spectacular views, food and recovery time at our guesthouse.
Running: Up to 12 miles, singletrack trail
Meals: BLD

After a relaxed morning we'll head towards the idyllic karst region of Slovenia, which borders Italy and produces nearly all of the country’s celebrated wine. The run begins at a castle, heads through picturesque forest, farm land and endlessly rolling vineyards before eventually finishing at the 300 year old farmhouse that we will call home for the night. After an afternoon tasting at a local family's wine cellar, get acquainted with local cuisine as you enjoy one of the best dining experiences in the country for dinner.
Running: Up to 8 miles, dirt road and pavement
Meals: BLD included

After a fresh farm breakfast it'll be time to say goodbye to Slovenia and hello to Croatia! The mid-morning run begins in Slovenia and ends in Croatia (yes, you'll need to carry your passport!) with glittering views of the Adriatic Sea along the way. Afterward we'll enjoy a long, indulgent lunch full of a prized regional specialty - truffles! Finally, we head to the romantic port town of Rovinj where you'll be free to wander and soak in the sunset with a glass of wine at the waterfront. 
Up to 7 miles; pavement, dirt road and singletrack trail
Meals: BL included*
*This particular lunch is quite long, and typically leaves everyone full for the remainder of the day.

Rest day! Sleep in, then enjoy a relaxed morning. We’ll then head to Island Cres, where a beautifully restored farmhouse - home for the next two nights! - awaits. Our hostess is a professionally trained chef who will both show you around the expansive Mediterranean gardens and ensure that you are well-fueled for your upcoming long run.
No scheduled run. BLD included

Get ready – today is the big run! Those who run the full route will cover nearly the full length of the island via both trail and road, featuring sweeping views of the crystal clear Adriatic Sea and picture-perfect ancient villages. Finish at the farmhouse with a locally-sourced gourmet lunch and an afternoon recovering with a chartered boat ride and swimming in the sea.
Up to 19 miles, technical trail and some pavement
Meals: BLD included

After an optional morning recovery run on the island, we'll head to Ljubljana, the charming capital of Slovenia (also now the "Green Capital" of Europe), where you’ll have the remainder of the day to explore on your own: sample gelato, sit at a riverside cafe, visit museums, or simple wander around - the city center is car-free! - and soak it all in.
Running: Up to 8 miles, pavement
Meals: BLD included


Today’s run at Lake Bohinj is part trail along an amazing river gorge and part cruise around this pristine alpine lake. 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 a legendary farm-to-table dining experience! Many hours later we will go back to our hotel in Ljubljana, where you are free to go out (or just pass out).
Running: Up to 9 miles, technical trail, dirt path and pavement
Meals: BLD included

Time to say goodbye! Enjoy a final big breakfast before heading to the airport in Venice or connecting to additional travel.
No running
Meals: B


DATES: September 15-23, 2018

This trip will begin in Venice, Italy with an immediate transfer to Slovenia. You may choose to arrive a few days early to explore Venice on your own, or you can fly in on September 15, our start date. Those who fly in on September 15 should arrive no later than 1pm. Departures are also from Venice; please book flights that depart no earlier than 12 noon on September 23.

A $600 deposit secures your spot. Registrations after January 6 will be due in full.

Early price (through May 15): $4240
Standard price (after May 15): $4400

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 15, 2018. Please refer to the FAQs on our website for our cancellation & refund policy.


  • Pre-trip guidance + communication
  • Transfers to/from Venice, Italy (airport or pre-arranged meeting spot)
  • Transportation: air conditioned comfortable vans, fuel, tolls, and drivers
  • Eight nights in comfortable, unique farm stays, 4 star hotels, and bed & breakfasts (double occupancy)
  • Six unique organized and supported runs (flex distances)
  • Experienced Rogue Expeditions trip leaders & and expert local logistics team
  • All meals + snacks + water from dinner on arrival day until breakfast on departure day
  • Rogue Expeditions shirt
  • New friendships and an unforgettable adventure!


  • Flight
  • Alcohol and beverages other than water (coffee is provided with breakfast)
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Personal purchases/souvenirs
  • Optional activities such as rafting, horseback riding, etc. (weather and schedule-dependent)
  • Tips

There will be a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 12 runners. Spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so early deposits are recommended!

US citizens will need a passport with at least 6 months of validity left. No visas or vaccinations are required for US citizens in Europe; participants from other countries should check with their embassies for entry requirements.

Please note that travel insurance is strongly recommended. Although we hope you never need it, we've seen enough to know that it can be a lifesaver in the event of a medical emergency, flight delays that cause you to miss the start of the trip, lost baggage or cancellation on your part (broke your leg two weeks before departure? Insurance could cover the entire cost of your trip!). 

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