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Fly Water Travel is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership in Slovenia. This destination is perfect for couples, hardcore anglers and family groups alike and itineraries can be customized for your group’s specific desires. Whether you are looking for fly fishing, hiking, rafting, mountain biking, wine tasting, culinary tours or all of the above, a unique trip can be designed for you and your party. Below you will find a sample itinerary and rates for a week in Slovenia, Europe’s hidden gem.



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Overview
Slovenia is not on everyone’s “bucket” list, and Slovenians like it that way: some gems are all the more beautiful for their rarity. But for those who decide to look, there are so many facets to explore in this small country. Mountain views and alpine rivers of turquoise? Check. Toscana hillsides with ancient vineyards making sumptuous wines? Check. World-class cuisine made with local ingredients? Check! The cleanliness and order of Switzerland, the architecture of Austria, the coastal warmth of Croatia and Italy, the cuisine, wine, and cycling of France – Slovenia has all these, and more…It’s time to discover a new gem.

Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Upon arriving in Ljubljana airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to the old part of the city. In the afternoon your guide will greet you on a walking food tour of Ljubljana which is known as one of Europe’s most livable and greenest capitals as well as a city of diverse cuisines. This will be a great introduction to the country. Learn all about why Slovenians are bread lovers, enjoy a taste of the local brandy, and taste local delicacies selected not only for their quality but also the story that comes with them. Remember to spend some time enjoying views of the Ljubljanica River’s leafy banks as you stroll along, a hallmark of this stunning city.
Welcome dinner in Ljubljana top restaurant Sv Florijan.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Allegro or similar

Day 2: Hiking in Triglav National Park with Kayaking
After a hearty breakfast, we will to Triglav National park where we start truly beautiful morning hike from the green plateau of Pokljuka (1300m) up to Blejska cottage (1630m). Rugged mountain paths take us up to one of the best viewpoints in the area. At 1965m the trail opens out directly opposite the Julian Alps and mt. Triglav. On reaching the hut, the view opens out over the surrounding Karavanke Mountains, Ljubljana and Austria in the distance.
Length of walk: approximately 4 hours Altitude/Distance: 500m /7km

After the hike we start our kayak adventure in Bohinj. Kayak trip starts on Lake Bohinj just beside the Sava Bohinjka . The first 30 minutes we’ll be learning the basics of kayaking on the peaceful part of the river. What follows is the descent along the easy part of the river (3 to 5 km), where you will see how difficult the kayaking along the alpine river can be.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation : Rikli Balance, Bled

Day 3: Trekking in Julian Alps
In the early morning we start hiking from the from Vršič pass to ‘Slemenova Špica’ which is one of the most beautiful mountains amidst the spectacular Julian Alps. It is a wonderful grassy viewpoint close to our highest road mountain pass – Vršič. The starting point is very high, the path is simple and not too long, towering walls and incredible views surround us throughout. A trip for everyone who wishes to feel the beauty and the might of Slovene mountains with relatively little effort.
Length of walk: approximately 5 hours Altitude/Distance: 600m /4km *note : hike can be modified regarding the weather conditions and abalitly of travellers
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Dobra Vila – Bovec

Day 4: Kobarid and Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
This is the world of the emerald green Soča River, where we will visit one of its springs. Our main destination for the day, considered by many the most beautiful river in Europe. Let us introduce you to the world of FLY-FISHING FOR THE MARBLE TROUT. Of all the angling sports, fly-fishing is the most passionate among anglers worldwide. In the fishing world there really isn’t anything that is more delicate than a dry fly slowly drifting in the current, or more powerful than a tug from below the surface as the magnificent wild marble trout hits your fly! Absolutely nothing can compare to the excitement of that very first fish caught on a fly. The marble trout is renowned for its size and strength, providing a great challenge to the fishermen.
Lunch in Hiša Polonka – Kobarid
For non anglers we visit waterfall Kozjak and WW1 Museum for a private tour. Optional E-biking in Soča Valley
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Dobra Vila – Bovec

Day 5: Battler of Isonzo – Koritnica river or Lepena
This is a small river that forms from several streams below the village of Rut and runs for 4.7 km before entering the river in the village of Koritnica. Its banks are heavily wooded and its current is very swift. Just above the village of Koritnica it drops steeply into the Bača valley. It is inhabited by the river bull-head and all species of trout, except for the rainbow trout or Lepena.
Hiding under overhangs in pools on the Lepenjica are the marble trout, grayling, brown trout and rainbow trout. Coming out of the gorge, the Lepenjica has some minor rapids and then flows into the Soča close to the end of the Velika korita gorge on the Soča.
For non – anglers we visit and hike Village Drežnica
Later tonight, be prepared for a feast of locally grown ingredients at Hiša Franco’s outstanding restaurant. Chef: Ana Roš (Most talented chef in the World in 2016 and best female chef in the World in 2017) – Not included
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Dobra Vila

Day 6: Tolminka River
Tolminka Springs deep in the Triglav National Park in the valley Polog. The river carved it’s way towards Soča through a steep valley, a gorge at places, finally opening up a bit when it reaches the Tolmin basin. From spring to confluence with Soča it runs for 10,2 km. The whole stretch is fishing water with the exception of the Tolmin gorge regional park. You can find all the species of trout and also grayling in the lower part.

For non – anglers we visit Tolmin Gorge  After Tolmin gorge, we continue the Kolovrat range where structures of the 3rd Italian line of defense are densely tossed on both sides of the state border. A special approach to the restoration of these positions was the use of original building materials (wire nets for fortifying slopes, corrugated sheets, slates, etc.) from the time of the First World War.

After knowledgeable introduction of WW1, we continue toward Slovenian wine region Brda

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Belica, Goriška Brda or similar

Day 7: Goriška Brda/Slovene Tuscany

This morning we visit Vipolže, a scattered village in lower Brda, where you’ll be enchanted by an old castle from the 11th century and its enormous cypresses of honourable age growing beside it. The castle used to be a representative villa and a hunting manor of the counts of Gorizia where horses were bred, before it changed hands between members of the noble Herberstein, della Torre, Attems Petzenstein and Teuffenbach families. Afterwards we enjoy more of Slovenian gastronomy with olive oil tasting in Šmartno – a gorgeous medieval town. We’ll stop for a wine tasting at one of the best wine makers in the world according to Wine and Spectator magazine.

In evening, we enjoy dinner with a local family, overlooking the vineyards of the Brda region.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Belica, Goriška Brda or similar

Day 8: Goodbye Slovenia
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your next adventure
Meals included: Breakfast


Estimated rates:
Based on 6 – 7 person group and current exchange
Non-Angler $4300
Angler $5325

Based on 4 – 5 person group and current exchange
Non-Angler $4325
Angler $6313

Based on 2 – 3 person group and current exchange
Non-Angler $5723
Angler $8600

Included:
• Guide/mountain guide/angler guide
• Fly fishing permits in National parks (for anglers)
• Transportation with confortable van (Mercedes V Class)
• All meals and food experience as per itinerary
• Wine tastings
• Hotel, guest house
• All activites as per itinerary
• Entrance fee for museums etc
• Tourist tax

Not included:
• International airfare and airport taxes
• Hiša Franko food experience (150,00€)
• Gratuities to guide
• Angler Equipment (Rod, reel, line + rubber mesh, fishing net) 140€