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

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

  • Pedal and hike into 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
  • 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
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 Vintgar 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 | Raft on the steady jewel-toned Bohinjka River.

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 | Hop on the Vogel gondola for a ride to higher terrain from picturesque Lake Bohinj | Make your way to the Adriatic coast and stroll the winding streets of Piran, admiring Venetian Gothic architecture | Grown-ups sample fine regional wines and dine on fresh-caught seafood in seaside towns while kids have a fun dinner just for them. 

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 | Kids set off on a fun adventure by the sea | Relax at luxurious coastal hotels | Grab a paddle and kayak 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 the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $4,699 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,399 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,599 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $7,799 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $9,799 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*

Rikli Balance Hotel

Bled (2 nights)

* Casual Plus
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

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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.

Rikli Balance Hotel

Bled (2 nights)
* Casual Plus

Conveniently located in the heart of Bled with views of the Julian Alps and the lake and nature-inspired design. (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)
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)

Custom Kids Bikes (Included in your trip price)

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 all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert.

Custom Kids Bikes

Custom Kids Bikes (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.

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

The Best Leaders in Slovenia and Croatia

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Slovenia and Croatia, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Slovenia and Croatia—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

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.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Slovenia and Croatia trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Great Bikes Included

Our custom-designed titanium bikes are best in class. From avid cyclists to easygoing riders, we believe that everyone deserves a seriously great bike to match their riding style. Learn more about our bike fleet.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Slovenia and Croatia trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Navigate Your Way in Slovenia and Croatia

Your ride comes equipped with a GPS device, preloaded with all the routes and route options for your trip. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

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.

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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