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Croatia & Slovenia Family Multi-Adventure Tour—Older Teens & 20s

Bike
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Ljubljana & Lake Bled to the Adriatic Sea

From $4,699 - $4,999 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$750 for sgl. occ.)

Central Europe brings its A-game here. Amazing treks through snowcapped Alps. Awesome riding along the Adriatic Sea. Azure rivers to raft and a Golden Cape to kayak. Astonishing scenery from any approach. Discover ancient castles, architectural masterpieces and so much more. Bring your family to Croatia and Slovenia and come ready to play. 

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Slovenia & Croatia

Start Ljubljana, Slovenia / End Trieste, Italy

Slovenia and Croatia Tour Map

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Slovenia's Julian Alps on forested hiking trails and quiet bike routes
  • Raft and kayak the tranquil turquoise waters of the Bohinjka River and along Croatia's Golden Cape
  • Cycle and hike through stunning landscapes and unwind at elegant lakefront and seaside hotels
  • Treasure family time from snowcapped alpine peaks and glacial lakes to the golden beaches of the Adriatic Sea
Slovenia & Croatia

Start Ljubljana, Slovenia / End Trieste, Italy

Slovenia and Croatia Tour Map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Get your first glimpse of the Alps from the preserved medieval hilltop village of Radovljica | Hike through spruce forests en route to the turquoise waters of Mostnica gorge | Enjoy a farm-fresh lunch in the countryside at a state-of-the-art eco-lodge | Admire a glacial lake in the foothills of the Julian Alps in the charming resort town of Bled | Climb up to 11th-century Bled Castle for postcard-perfect panoramas | Bike quiet roads though the lush Slovenian countryside.

Day 3 Hike a beautiful forested route to Slovenia's Triglav National Park | Raft on the steady jewel-toned Sava Dolinka river | Make your way to the Adriatic coast and stroll the winding streets of Piran, admiring Venetian Gothic architecture | Sample fine regional wines and dine on fresh-caught seafood in charming seaside towns.

Days 4-6 Bike across the border from Slovenia to Croatia | Ride tranquil roads to Livade, Croatia's truffle capital, and learn to spot these fragrant delicacies with a local expert | Relax at luxurious coastal hotels | Grab a paddle and kayak or stand-up paddleboard on the sparkling waters of Rovinj's Golden Cape | Wander Rovinj's waterfront and captivating historic center.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

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  • 10 or more guests: from $4,699 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,399 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,499 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $7,599 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $9,499 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $4,699 - $4,999 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$750 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Premiere Hotels

Grand Hotel Toplice, Bled, Slovenia
Grand Hotel Toplice

Bled (2 nights)

Kempinski Palace Portoroz, Istria, Slovenia
Kempinski Palace

Piran (1 night)

Grand Hotel Park Maistra, Rovinj, Croatia
Grand Hotel Park

Rovinj (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Slovenia and Croatia

More On This Trip

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Premiere Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Grand Hotel Toplice, Bled, Slovenia

Grand Hotel Toplice

Bled (2 nights)

Covered in ivy and situated on beautiful Lake Bled, this elegant property has a luxurious interior, a fascinating history and a private beach. (pool, spa)

Kempinski Palace Portoroz, Istria, Slovenia

Kempinski Palace

Piran (1 night)

Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, this luxurious hotel offers stellar service and blends contemporary design with classic elegance. (pool, spa)

Grand Hotel Park Maistra, Rovinj, Croatia

Grand Hotel Park

Rovinj (2 nights)

A luxurious modern oasis by the sea with crisp design, plenty of greenery and stunning views over Rovinj's old town. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 17 1500
Walking/Hiking 3 800
2 Walking/Hiking 4 700 10 1200
Other Bled Island Guided Tour (1 Hour)
3 Walking/Hiking 5 700
Rafting on the Sava River (3 Hours)
4 Biking 36* 3200 45* 3600 74 5700
5 Biking 22* 1400 42 1600 56 3000
Other Walking Tour of Pula (1 Hour)
Other Rovinj Guided Tour (1 Hour)
6 Kayaking or Stand-Up Paddleboarding (2.5 Hours)
 

Note:

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Shuttles

To bring you to our favorite parts of these incredible regions, we make liberal use of shuttles on this trip. So although you'll see the inside of the Backroads van for an hour or so on most days, consider it an opportunity to view some spectacular scenery while resting your legs in preparation for your next hike or bike ride.

Summer Heat & Crowds

Slovenia and Croatia are popular tourist destinations with busy peak seasons, especially during the summer months and on national holidays. We've planned our itinerary to take you off the beaten path, but crowds are common in this region, particularly on the coast. Keep in mind that summer heat can make biking and hiking more challenging.

Why Travel with Backroads in Slovenia and Croatia

Kids Who Aren't Kids Anymore

Only Backroads offers active trips in Slovenia and Croatia designed for families with older teens and 20s. These trips are aimed at you and the amazingly grownup members of your clan—whether they're almost high school grads, already in college or further along. Find out more in this blog post.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Slovenia and Croatia you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Slovenia and Croatia with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

We Invented the Multi-Adventure Trip

After more than 30 years of creating Backroads Multi-Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

We Know Where We're Going

Tom Hale has been keeping Backroads on track, with one eye on the horizon, since 1979. His passion for active travel, and for ensuring the highest-quality travel experience, is evident in every detail we add to make a guest's trip unforgettable—and the fact he's right there in the office, making it happen. To hear Tom describe his vision, watch our video.  

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Shuttles

To bring you to our favorite parts of these incredible regions, we make liberal use of shuttles on this trip. So although you'll see the inside of the Backroads van for an hour or so on most days, consider it an opportunity to view some spectacular scenery while resting your legs in preparation for your next hike or bike ride.

Summer Heat & Crowds

Slovenia and Croatia are popular tourist destinations with busy peak seasons, especially during the summer months and on national holidays. We've planned our itinerary to take you off the beaten path, but crowds are common in this region, particularly on the coast. Keep in mind that summer heat can make biking and hiking more challenging.
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