ITINERARY

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.

DAY 1
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 the idyllic karst region of Slovenia, which borders Italy and produces nearly all of the country’s celebrated wine. Spend the evening relaxing at the 300 year old farmhouse that we will call home for the night, and getting acquainted with local cuisine as you enjoy one of the best dining experiences in the country.
No running. Dinner (D) included

DAY 2
After a good night of sleep and coffee we'll head out for a relaxed morning run which begins a castle, heads through picturesque forest, farm land and endlessly rolling vineyards and eventually finishes back at our farmhouse where a hearty breakfast full of local specialties awaits. Afterward, shower and pack up - it's time to head to Bovec, a beautiful village nestled at the foot of the Julian Alps in the famed Soca River Valley.
Running: Up to 8 miles, dirt road and pavement
Meals: BLD included

 

DAY 3
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


DAY 4
After a big breakfast it'll be time to say goodbye to Bovec and hello to Croatia! The mid-morning trail run begins in Slovenia and ends in Croatia with great views of Adriatic Sea along the way. Afterward we head to the romantic port town of Rovinj where you'll be free to wander and soak in the view with a glass of wine at the waterfront. 
Up to 7 miles, singletrack trail
Meals: BLD included


DAY 5
Rest day! Sleep in, then enjoy a relaxed breakfast. We’ll then head to Island Cres, where a stunningly 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
 

DAY 6
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 on a boat in the Adriatic.
Up to 19 miles, technical trail and some pavement
Meals: BLD included


DAY 7
After an optional morning recovery run on the island, we'll head back to Ljubljana where you’ll have the remainder of the day to explore on your own: sample gelato, sit at a cafe, visit museums, or simple wander around and soak it all in.
Running: Up to 8 miles, pavement
Meals: BLD included

 

DAY 8
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 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

DAY 9
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

PRICING & DETAILS

DATES: May 6-14, 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 May 6, our start date. Those who fly in on May 6 should arrive no later than 1pm. Departures are also from Venice; please book flights that depart no earlier than 12 noon.

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

Early price (through January 6): $4240
Standard price (after January 6): $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 January 6, 2018. Please refer to the FAQs on our website for our cancellation & refund policy.

COST INCLUDES
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!

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
Flight
Alcohol and beverages other than water (coffee is provided with breakfast)
Travel Insurance (highly recommended!)
Personal purchases/souvenirs
Optional activities such as rafting, horseback riding, etc. (weather and schedule-dependent)
Tips

GROUP SIZE
There will be a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 10 runners. Spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so early deposits are recommended!

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
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.

FAQS
You can find those here.

CONTACT
Gabe Steger at gabe@roguexpeditions.com