Training in Paradise is located in North West part of Slovenia, a hidden corner of unspoiled nature squeezed between Italy, Austria and the Slovenian Alps. It is a triangle of three magical lakes – Bled, Bohinj and Most na Soči – with the Triglav national park in the middle. This area is a true paradise for athletes with endless training possibilities inside its untouched forests, amazing mountains and crystal lakes. Paddlers can choose between three lakes not more than 40 min drive between each other, each lake unique, captivating and an ideal training location by it self.

 

Lake Bled

Lake Bled is the symbol of Slovenia’s beauty. It is world known for its picturesque little island in the middle of the Alpine lake, the castle on the rock above the lake and its idyllic surroundings.

Lake Bled has been a mecca for paddlers and rowers for decades now and offers a recently renewed racing course, Olympic rowing center and all the commodities of a small town next to the perfect lake. Bled is known as the site of 3 rowing world championships (1966, 1989, 2011) and is the cradle of all Slovenian Olympic rowing medals. The lake is ideally located for fast access by car, train or plane.

For more details please visit: www.bled.si

 

Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj is Slovenia`s largest glacial lake. It lies inside the Triglav national park surrounded by the highest mountains in the country. The natural beauty of the surrounding mountain peaks, deep green forests, beautiful mountain pastures and meadows along with friendly villages guarantee its visitors an unforgettable stay.

Lake Bohinj is approximately 4 km long and well sheltered by cliffs. It is the most pristine and untouched of our 3 lakes which is also the reason why people like it so much. Paddling on this lake makes you feel like you are paddling on the sea.

For more details please visit: www.bohinj.si

 

Lake Most na Soči

Most na Soči is located on a rocky crest above the confluence of Soča and Idrijca rivers. It is known for the emerald river Soča and its breathtaking lake. The lake stretches in 3 directions, 2 of which are very well sheltered from winds. The third leg going north is more open and offers an amazing view of the surrounding hills and the Alps in the background. You will never forget this lake after paddling on its amazingly turquoise colored waters.

For more details please visit: Soča valley

 

How to reach us

Training in Paradise is easily accessible by car or train from either Italy (W), Austria (N), Hungary(E) or Croatia (S).

If you wish to fly in there are many airport options for you – Ljubljana, Trieste, Venice, Treviso, Klagenfurt or  Graz.

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Places worth visiting while staying with us …

While staying at lake Bled:

Vintgar gorge – a short hike in a scenic gorge

Pokljuka – a mountain plateau with never ending pine forests inside the Triglav national park know also for world famous biathlon competitions

Bled island – tiny island with a church in the middle of an alpine lake

Bled castle – 1000 years old castle on a rock high above the lake

Chilli Bled restaurant – by the shore of lake Bled

 

While staying at lake Bohinj:

Savica waterfall and gorge – sculpted by a glacier

Mt. Vogel – ski resort in winter and a panorama point in summer, accessible by cable car, great apple strudel

Aqua park  – all kinds of pools and water slides

Adrenalin park Bohinj – a high ropes course

Pokljuka – a mountain plateau with never ending pine forests inside the Triglav national park know also for world famous biathlon competitions

TNP Center Bohinj – Triglav National Park Information and Education Center with exhibitions, events and workshops

 

While staying at lake Most na Soči:

Waterfalls of Kozjak – a tiny idyllic gorge with Slovenia’s most picturesque waterfall at the end

The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic  – open air museum of WWI

Rafting and canyoning – a must to do while training on the Soča river

Paragliding – local sport no. 2 (besides kayaking)

Hiša Franko – a famous slow food restaurant near Most na Soči with the best female chef in the world 2017

The Soča valley – a valley on its own with the  unique emerald river Soča

Soča fun park – adrenalin park in Solkan

Zipline Bovec – the biggest zipline in Europe

Fly fishing – fly fishing for marble trout and other fishes

 

Places needing a bit of driving

1h drive range:

Postojna cave – have a train ride in a huge natural cave

Škocjan caves – Karst at its best

Lipizzaner stud farm – totally white thoroughbred horses

Grado – an old little town and its lagoon on the Adriatic sea

Lignano Sabbiadoro  – sandy beaches on the Adriatic sea

Cividale del Friuli – old Langobard town

Kranjska Gora – touristic and ski resort town under the Alps

Trenta valley – a picturesque Alpin valley

Mt. Kanin end  Sella Nevea – 2 connected ski resorts, skiing is possible even in late april 

Lake Bohinj and town of Bohinj  – biggest Slovenian lake and uncontaminated nature

Lake Bled and town of Bled – a postcard-perfect lake in the Alps

Ljubljana – Slovenia’s capital

Triglav national park – one of the oldest national parks in Europe 

 

2h drive range:

Venice – the eternal city of bridges and canals

Piran – iconic medieval town on the Adriatic sea

Trieste – old Mediterranean city with a really twisted history 

Klagenfurt – south Austrian city