Fabulous location for a ‘packed to the rafters’ short break away of freshwater swimming, and walking
Swim to the picturesque 17th Century pilgrimage church on Bled Island
Enjoy the challenge of swimming the 4km length of beautiful Lake Bohinj, Slovenia’s largest lake
Walk along stunning trails through Triglav National Park to dip in the cool waters of the Kazjak waterfall
Swim down the glacial-fed Soca river
Enjoy a freshwater swimming holiday in Slovenia and discover why the country is considered to be one of Europe's true hidden gems. Swim in the emerald green waters of Lake Bled and the crystal clear Soca River, and take in the stunning scenery of Triglav National Park on this unforgettable short escape.
We are based in the small town of Bohinj, the central hub for all our excursions by land and water. This includes a swim to the 17th Century church on Bled Island, crossing the beautiful Lake Bohinj, and exploring the National Park and Kazjak waterfall by foot.
To get the most out of this amazing experience, we will be combining swims with walks to see as much of the local area as possible, with occasional help from a canoe or row boat. In order to experience the best swimming that Slovenia has to offer, we spend time travelling to and from different locations, which makes for quite a busy trip, with evening returns to the hotel on Days 2 and 3.
With such an action-packed four day adventure, we know it's important to recharge your batteries and the Hotel Jezero on the banks of the Bohinj Lake is the perfect place for it. The hotel offers comfortable accommodation, beautiful scenery, friendly staff and there's even a pool if you just can't get enough of the swimming.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is for swimmers who love freshwater swimming and inspiring mountain scenery. Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of around 4 km (split over a minimum of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in Slovenia
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique coaching
- Three nights accommodation
- All breakfasts
Whats not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Lunches and evening meals
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
Don't hesitate, book, do the training and have the experience of a lifetime. Just incredible, loved every single second, and cannot wait to do another one. Thank you swimtrek - you were brilliant!Rebecca L. IRL- 2018
There was a moment on this holiday when swimming flipped from being something that served a purpose to something I fell in love with. Swimming in the crystal clear Lake Bohinj with the sun on our backs is a memory I won’t forget. Absolutely amazing.Graham S. UK- 2018
Swimming in the crystal clear waters of Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj was a truly life-affirming experience.Michael S. UK- 2018
I signed up for this trip as I wanted to get fit, loose some weight and achieve something for myself after having my gorgeous baby 10 months ago. I swam 4 km down the length of beautiful lake Bohinj. I have made new friends, I feel fit and positive about myself, I have lost 1.5 stone through all my training and am very proud of myself! Thank you swimtrek!Mary C. UK- 2018
The sense of achievement I got after swimming the 4km of the beautiful Lake Bohinj is still making me smile a week after coming home.Charlotte S. UK- 2018