” I loved it. I didn’t know Bled is such a popular touristic place and didn’t know how pretty it was. Overall, we had a nice accommodation, delicious food and perfect water conditions. Also the whole facility with changing rooms, boat shed and the gym – all in one place – is amazing. You did a good job!”
Lisa Carrington
New Zealand kayaker, Olympic Champion and 5 times World Champion
 
 
 
 
”I love Bohinj and the whole area. It is definitely one of the best Mahe Londonplaces in the world i have ever trained at. Moreover, it is very affordable compared to a lot of places we have trained in the past. When we are here for 6 weeks that becomes a big factor. I guess when you get one of the best places to train and it is also affordable, that is the dream scenario.! I think we are very fortunate. In addition, the roads are great here for cycling with a couple of really good climbs. We really enjoy the area. We will definitely be here in Europe next year too. The plan at the moment is to come back here. Kind of once you find a good place… It is not just to say, it really is a perfect scenario, fantastic lake! There is no motor boats, so you have to use electric ones. The length is good. The hotel is perfect, food is really good. We use the gym in Bled. There is so much pluses and nothing we do miss. Every morning it is glassy here. YOu might get wind later on in the afternoon bt it never seems to get rough. It really is awesome. You are very lucky to live here.”
Mahé Drysdale
New Zealand rower, Olympic and 5 times World Champion
 
 
”I was in the Australian team that trained in Bled in 2005 and I remember it very fondly. We had an excellent training camp here, with great water conditions and very warm weather. The people of Slovenia were very kind and helpful, and they made our stay very worthwhile.  I LOVED Lake Bled – the beautiful scenery made it a pleasure to train, and then recover between training sessions too! I recommend it to anyone and hope one day to get back there too!”
Hannah Davis
Australian kayaker, olympic and world championship medalist
 

 

”I would recommend Most na Soči  as a fantastic training area for getting some large miles done. The lake and rivers go for miles with a beautiful country side to dull the pain of hard training and avoiding boredom. The people in the area are fantastic and really looked after us as if we were best of friends. Also the history is amazing and it is close to other lakes and other areas to visit.”
Ian Ferguson
Coach of New Zealand kayak team and 5 times Olympic Champion himself
 

 

”I’ve never seen such clean lakes in Japan. Most na Soči, Bled & Bohinj are amazing places. I want to visit Slovenia one more time in my life.’’
Yasuhiro Suzuki
Flatwater kayaker, Japan national champion, silver medal in Asian Games 2010
 
 
 
 
 ”I visited lake Bled and lake Bohinj and they are amazing. I truly liked them and could feel different good things in the same moment when i was there. As a kayaker i appreciate pure nature a lot, so i have to say that the lakes are a perfect place to paddle. With such nature around i feel so much more realexed, i feel freedom, i feel more focused, motivated and more happy while training. All this is important for us athletes in order to keep a ‘fresh’ head. Kayaking is an outdoor sport and we as kayakers should always cherish every opportunity to paddle in new places and experience new feelings. We should use every chance we meet to to get nature’s energy to help us train harder and better! So i recommend to kayakers to enjoy fully these wonderful lakes!”
Teresa Portela
Portuguese kayaker, Olympian, World Cup race winner, European and World Championship medalist
 

 

”Lake Bled is a stunning training location with a 2km race course.”
Ben Fouhy
New Zealand kayaker, former world champion and world record holder, Olympic silver medalist
 

 

 

”It doesn’t matter if you got out of bed on the wrong foot this morning, Most na Soči, the river Soča and its surroundings offer such a beautiful scenery that instantly puts a big smile on your face. The endless posibilities of the river, the mountains and the remote location, away from fast and crazy lifestyle offer you a glimpse of paradise you will gladly return to, again and again. Trust me, you will wish you would never have to leave.”
Gal Jakič
Paraolympian (Torino, Vancouver), adaptive alpine skier and parakayaker, web-designer, motivational speaker
 

 

”The epic colour of the Soča is, beside the funny company there, the most beautiful thing in Most na Soči, and even the November’s daily and mystical morning fog over the lovely river was nice to look at especially because it looked so fancy with the morning sun. It’s a pleasure to paddel in the calm nature, even if it was around  freezing temperature at my time there!”
Nicole Rutishauser
Flatwater kayaker from Swizzerland, national team member, junior world championship finalist
 

 

“With so many options where to paddle, beautiful water color and mountain view all around, every training can becom very fast a great training. I love it when the water is so flat, beautiful and inviting, it really makes me want to go and give it all my best in the session. What strike me most in lake Bled, Bohinj and Most na Soči is how easy I can get myself excited and enthusiastic towards each session.”  
Roei Yellin
Flatwater kayaker from Israel, olympian, world championship finalist and world cup medal winner
 

 

”In Most na Soči everything feels very familiar to me. People are friendly and as a training place it is absolutly great. If there is wind (wich is very rarely), there are sure no waves on the lake so you can train any day and at any time. The surroundings are very impressive. If you have time you should do a bike trip or a hike up to one of the mountains around here. But sure the best is the turquoise coloured river Soča, so paddle as much as possible when you’re here!”
Fabio Wyss
Flatwater kayaker, Swiss national champion, and one of the toughest training animals i know
 

 

”Most na Soči is a realy nice village in Slovenia! I like this lovely place and all the people there, they are always friendly and helpfull!  You can train there in total peace with nothing disturbing you, wich is really convinient for good quality sessions on a training camp! When you a real paddler you should have a connection with the nature, in Most na Soči you will get a totally new experience with  nature.”
Christian Endl
Flatwater kayaker, Austrian national champion , national team member
 

 

”The Soča valley is a perfect place for kayaking (for fun and training, flat and wild water). The water colour is one of the most beautifull I’ve ever seen, and the people are really welcoming and warm.”
Christophe Nicolet
Flatwater kayaker, Swiss national team
 
 

 

”Lo sai quanto mi è piciuto e vorrei far vedere il posto anche a Paula. Bled secondo me, canoisticamente parlando, è uno dei posti migliori per allenarsi! Hai spiga metrata per 2000mt esatti, perimetro grande per fare i lavori lunghi, società di appoggio che non è poco con pontili, hangar e palestra, posti belli per correre e tanta natura! A me è piaciuto tantissimo,poi forse io non ho girato tanto il mondo, ma il posto è perfetto per tutto. Bled è super, forse solo bisogna evitare il periodo freddo!”
Luca Malusà
Italian paddler, national team member (1997-2007), chiropractor
 
 
 
 “We expected the environment to be beautiful but what we experienced was far beyond our imagination. The rest given by the nature and the friendliness of the inhabitants created perfect training circumstances for us.”
Toon Broekx
Neerpeltse Watersport Club, Belgian national team
 
 
 
 
”Soča is probably one of the most beautiful rivers you can paddle on. It’s just fantastic crystal clear drinking water in combination with perfect rapids for kayaking! You can find any kind of difficulty from class I till class VI, especially in the famous gorge. In summary: it’s a great experience and top class wildwater for fun and training!”
Grehard Schmid
Downriver kayaker from Austria, bronze and silver medalist at world championships, 2011 Red Bull Dolomitenmann team winner
 
 
 
 
”According to an opinion pool among rowers, Bled was voted the best spot for rowing in the world. For those of us fortunate enough to know also lake Bohinj and lake Most na Soči, it is clear that this triangle of lakes is a paradise for training!”
Igor Božeglav
Slovenian rower, coach and teacher
 
 
 
 
 ”Bled, Bohinj and Most na Soči are inspiring places. It is three natural jewels in very close proximity. Blue waters, the green of the forrests and the amazing mountains offer infinite possibilities for training camps or family hollidays.”
Leni Fafangel
Slovenian triathlete, 2008 Olympic triathlon national champion, coach and sports manager today
 
 
 
 
       
”For us athletes from the city visiting the area of Training in Paradise is always a time of change and excitement. It is a change of environment, of habits, of the way we deal with and meet people there… On the lakes Bled and Bohinj every session means paddling in an amazing scenery and perfevt conditions, the lake Most na Soči and the river Soča offer a great playground for flat and wild water together, while Trnovo ob Soči is still very close at any moment… But even more than the training conditions that nature offers us here we appreciate the kindness of the local people and their openness. They always take care we don’t miss a thing while visiting. This is why the area of the three lakes and the three valleys is one of my favourite destinations for training and holidays!”
Maks Frančeškin
2011 Downriver Team Sprint World Champion
2015 3 times U23 Downriver World Champion