Discovering Slovenia was one of the most beautiful experiences in my life.
I immediately understood why I am so keen on traveling – it’s all about getting to explore and learn more about the world. Best of all – I got to experience it during the less touristy months.
Now, you already know that traveling off-season is more budget-friendly. You’ve got fewer people to bump into, lower prices for accommodations, and sometimes museum/attraction entries can be a lot cheaper than usual.
But when it comes to Slovenia, you’re actually better off visiting it in the summer. This way, you can enjoy more adrenaline-heavy activities (since they’re open for business).
Plus, you get better weather too.
In case you are an adrenaline junkie, I made a list with extreme sports you can enjoy – to help you narrow down your options and transform the summer in one of the best memories ever!
So, let’s start planning your adventure!
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The only Bungee Jumping center in Slovenia (as far as I am aware) is situated near Nova Gorica.
The bridge you jump off from is called the Bridge of Solkan and it’s close to the town, over the Soča river. The bridge height is 55 meters.
If you decide to sign up for this activity keep in mind that jumps are performed during the weekend, and it will cost you €55.
Also, bookings in advance are mandatory!
If you want to find out more details, here is their website.
2. Spelunking/ Cave Exploring
If you’re one of those people who when they see a hole instantly think “Man, I need to see if I can fit through there“, you’ll definitely love exploring the Postojna Cave system!
The passages you will get to explore are not open for everyday tours and you even get the chance to test your strength against water obstacles – how cool is that?
A tour will take aproximately 2 hours and a half and the price is 40,00 €/person
For more info, you can contact the guides to see what level of difficulty suits you best!
Rafting on Soca Valley is one of the most popular adrenaline activities you can enjoy in Slovenia. So book this activity and get ready to be rocked!
Figuring out the price can be a bit tricky, as it tends to fluctuate over the year. Don’t worry, though – here’s a quick rundown:
From April until October it’s 46€ per person.
However, between 01.07. – 31.08., it will cost you 52€/person.
If this might be a little too expensive for you, I have 2 pieces of good news for you:
1. The photo is included in the price
2. You get a discount by booking your activity through their online reservation system
For about 2h 30min, you will be learning how difficult it is to kayak on a restless Alpine river! But don’t worry, your guide will explain every technique you need to know!
The reservation for this activity is mandatory and you need to bring a towel, a T-shirt, a bathing suit, and 50€/person with you.
And because you will do your best and overcome your fears, you’ll receive a TOP CARD for discounts on other activities at the end! Hard work really does pay off, heehee!
5. Rock Climbing
If you feel like challenging your physical and mental strength, an exciting sport that will give you that adrenaline rush might be rock climbing.
Slovenia has plenty of mountains to choose from, and it’s up to you to decide what difficulty you want to try out.
On this website, you will find every detail you need to know about your climbing route – altitude, location, the height of the route, or the access points.
6. Hot Air Ballooning
Hello, you old romantic!
There is no way I could forget to mention this on the list.
How else can you spend your adventure in Slovenia if not in a hot-air ballon sipping a glass of champagne? ( yes, champagne is included in the price)
You can experience this in the beautiful town of Bled and the price starts at €190.00/person.
The sweet part of this activity (besides champagne) is that you will also get to taste the famous Bled Cake along with coffee or tea.
As far as I know, for families with 2 kids or more, they offer a 10% discount, but it’s always better to get in touch with them and set everything up! Maybe you might convince them to give you the champagne that should have gone to the kids, hic!
For this experience, you can go take a day trip to Nova Gorica.
Let yourself feel like an eagle feels in the summer breeze and enjoy an unforgettable sensation of freedom.
It will cost you only €122 for tandem flight and it will last around 30-60 minutes.
After that, you can sign up for some wine tasting for an additional tax of €15/person.
Don’t forget to book in advance!
If you particulary fancy one of these activities, then I think it’s time to cross it off your bucket-list and start to enjoy what Slovenia really has to offer!
If you have other recommendations, feel free to mention them in the comment section below!