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Let's discover THE MAGIC OF SLOVENIA - 6 days OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Hosted by the Consul of the Amsterdam Outdoors Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Thu 27 Sep 10:00 - Tue 02 Oct 11:30

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Join me for an active, cultural and social holiday in the Julian Alps!

– Natural, unspoiled and welcoming, Slovenia is a little slice of paradise - Among Lonely Planet's top 10 locations to visit.

Together we will explore the mountains, hills, forest, small towns, villages, hiking trails, open-air museum's and Trenta Valley with its crystal clear river, lush green and sparkling emerald blue waters and local food and drinks. This area will charm you with its lovely natural settings and natural attractions. It has a wealth of cultural heritage and countless opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Slovenia is the first country in the world to be declared a green destination based on the GREEN destinations Criteria. Situated between the Alps, Mediterranean Sea, mysterious Karst, with more than 11.000 karst caves and Panamanian Plain which is rich in healthy water springs.

HIGHLIGHTS:

* We'll take a walk in downtown Ljubljana, my home city and Slovenia’s capital, which is one of the greenest European cities in terms of the scope of green public surfaces per resident. We will have time to taste a bit of our cultural heritage and experience the lively atmosphere on the streets next to the river Ljubljanica, which are closed to motor traffic.

* We will be staying in a family run guest house at the foot of the mountains and forests. We will dine on typical local organic food, prepared by the MAMA of the guest house.

* Enjoy the views of the aquamarine river rapids, waterfalls gently tumbling down steep cliffs and dense, overgrown emerald forests

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* Site-seeing along the Trenta valley (one-day driving tour with many stops)

* Learn about the history; the area was once part of the Isonzo Front, one of the bloodiest front-lines in WWI

* Guided Morning Tibetan exercises (by myself)

Details:
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6 days / 5 nights
Meeting place: LJUBLJANA (or Schiphol)
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*** return flight AMS-LJU-AMS = euro 70.- Protected content Protected content
-If flying out of Amsterdam:
Thursday morning leaving - Tuesday morning coming back
Outbound Flight: Amsterdam (Schiphol) → Ljubljana 6.35 – 8.20
Return Flight: Ljubljana → Amsterdam (Schiphol) 9.20 – 11.15
Small group: Min Protected content , Max 14 ppl

WHAT IS INCLUDED?
* Protected content accommodation in twin rooms/ or in an apartment at a private guest-house located in nature
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* guided hikes
* guided sightseeing activities
* guided 2 hours of rafting
* guided half a day mountain biking
* All the entrées and or degustations
* Airport pick up and drop off (from Ljubljana airport, other airports can be arranged but extra charges will apply)
* Transportation to the hikes, activities and all sightseeing's
* My guided tour of Ljubljana (where I was born and raised) + lunch + drink at my favorite place
* One sauna visit
* Guided Morning Tibetan exercises (by myself)

NOT INCLUDED:
* Flights
* Drinks (except the drink @Ljubljana)
* Travel insurance
* Any other personal expenses
* Tourist tax (1,27 pp, per night to be paid in the guesthouse)

This is going to be the most interesting adventure trip I have organized so far.
After so many of you have asked me why I don't organize a hiking trip into Slovenian mountains, my home country, since I had successfully organized so many different activities and events for the InterNations in the past 15 months. So now I have decided to do just that. Of course one of the major reasons is that outdoor activities are my passion, especially when done in beautiful locations. Slovenia is known for its natural beauty and is a great OUTDOOR destination. As a child I often joined my mother (who was a mountain guide) on weekend hikes, deep into the Alps.
I enjoy connecting and bringing people together while organizing and guiding different activities. Being in nature and sharing my knowledge about my country is a special joy for me.

For Who?

This Green and Active Slovenian adventure is for all OUTDOOR, lovers:
* who love to be in nature
* who are interested in other cultures
* who like to learn some history
* who enjoy trying new foods and drinks,
* who are comfortable doing various physical activities between 3 – 6 hours a day (hiking, site-seeing, biking with electro mountain bike
* who are in good health and reasonably physical fit
* who enjoy being part of a group.
* who are eager to experience new things in life

WHAT?
Let’s explore the great outdoors together!

Active holidays – hiking, rafting, cycling with a taste of culture, history and local culinary surprise.

Nature is known as the best medicine for everything. So, let’s go outside, feel the wind, smell the forest, listen to the streaming water, the birds and the leaves. Get in touch with nature, ourselves and the people around us. This is not just a hiking/sightseeing trip, but a green getaway where we all can mingle and bond while exploring beautiful locations.

Please note that activities such as hiking/rafting/cycling carry a risk of injury. By signing up for these activities, you confirm that you are in good health and accept this risk.

WHERE?
JULIAN ALPS - Our outdoor playground is Soca Valley.
Accommodation: small guest-house at the foot of the mountains and forest
Food at the guest-house is all organic and homemade, prepared by the family mother. They can cook vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

Slovenian food is difficult to put into a category because it is influenced so much by its neighbors; Italy, Austria, Hungary and the Balkans – This makes for some interesting dishes.

PRICE:
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Deposit (non-refundable): € 250.- must be paid by 25 JUNI Protected content
This is not a trip we can book at the last minute. I need to confirm the accommodation by 25 of JUNE. We need to be at least 8 people, including me. The booking can only be confirmed after I have received euro 250.- deposit. The deposit is non-refundable unless you find another person who will join us as your replacement. If the trip is canceled because we have not reached enough participants or due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances you will get the full refund.

Feel free to invite your friends, just make sure they sign up on InterNations first.

Registration on this site by itself does not guarantee your participation. (full=full).

If you are interested in this trip or you have any additional questions, please contact me:
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Looking forward to showing you my home city and the rest of my country.