Backroads Croatia & Slovenia Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Backroads Croatia & Slovenia Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Backroads Croatia & Slovenia Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Kayaking - Adriatic Sea
Croatia & Slovenia Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Backroads Croatia & Slovenia Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids

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Croatia & Slovenia Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids

Ljubljana & Lake Bled to the Adriatic Sea

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.  

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere & Casual Hotels*

FROM: $4,799 pp dbl occ
($860 for sgl occ)

Special Kids Prices
Bike
Walk/Hike
Kayak

Slovenia & Croatia

Start Ljubljana, Slovenia / End Trieste, Italy

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights
  • Pedal and hike into the natural beauty of Slovenia's Julian Alps on forested hiking trails and quiet bike routes 
  • Kayak and swim with your family in the tranquil turquoise waters along Croatia's Golden Cape
  • Walk alongside Slovenia's Lake Bohinj and unwind at elegant hotels on the beautiful Croatian coast 
  • Treasure family time from snowcapped alpine peaks and glacial lakes to the golden beaches of the Adriatic Sea 
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Itinerary
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere & Casual Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Get your first glimpse of the Alps from the preserved medieval hilltop village of Radovljica | Enjoy a farm-fresh lunch in the countryside | Bike quiet roads though the lush Slovenian countryside | Admire a glacial lake in the foothills of the Julian Alps in the charming resort town of Bled | Hike through Mostnica Gorge, a stunning steep-walled canyon with surreal azure pools and impressive waterfalls | Dine at 11th-century Bled Castle, where postcard-perfect panoramas await.

Hotel Vila Bled
Hotel Vila Bled
Bled
| *Casual Hotel

Once the summer villa of Yugoslavian autocrat Josip Tito, this hotel enjoys a spectacular location on the shore of Lake Bled and offers a private lido with rowboats. (spa)

Day 3

Hike a beautiful forested route to Slovenia's Triglav National Park, a spectacular natural wonderland of dramatic river gorges, blue lakes, deep canyons and rushing waterfalls | From picturesque Lake Bohinj, ascend along lovely forested trails to a spectacular vista point | Make your way to the Adriatic coast and stroll the winding streets of Piran, admiring Venetian Gothic architecture | Adults sample fine regional wines and dine on fresh-caught seafood while kids enjoy a fun scavenger hunt and dinner just for them.

Kempinski Palace Portoroz, Istria, Slovenia
Kempinski Palace
Piran
| Premiere Hotel

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

Days 4-6

Bike across the border from Slovenia to Croatia | On foot, follow a path as it winds through a coastal pine and cedar forest | Relax at luxurious coastal hotels | Grab a paddle and kayak the sparkling waters of Rovinj's Golden Cape | Splash around with your family in the sapphire waters of the Adriatic | Wander Rovinj's waterfront and captivating historic center. 

Grand Hotel Park Maistra, Rovinj, Croatia
Grand Hotel Park
Rovinj
| Premiere Hotel

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

Dates & Prices

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

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

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Activity Level: 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. LEARN MORE.

Note: The minimum age required for kids to ride their own bike on this trip is 9+

Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 12 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 27 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 4 | 10 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 600 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Scavenger Hunt (2 hours)
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 17 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 34 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Other
Boat Ride to Rovinj (45 minutes)
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 1 mile | minimal elevation gain
Kayaking
around Rovinj (Half Day) | kayak & snorkeling | min. age: 5+
Day 6
Biking
Level 1 | 9 miles | 300 ft. gain

What's Included

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.

Performance Road Bike

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Kids' Bikes

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Trailer Bike

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring. 

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
  • 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

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.

Air-Conditioning

While Kempinski Palace Portorož and Hotel Vila Bled offer outstanding service and amenities, please note that they are not equipped with air-conditioning and guest rooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.

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