WHERE TO FIND PARADISE
Training in Paradise is located in Europe in the North Western 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. Each lake is unique, captivating, and an ideal training location by itself. However as it’s less than 40 mins drive between each, paddlers and teams with vehicles often opt to train on more than one lake whilst they are here.
THE PERFECT PLACE TO PADDLE
OUR 3 INCREDIBLE LOCATIONS
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 has hosted 3 rowing world championships (1966, 1989, 2011), and is ideally located for fast access by car, bus, train or plane.
For more info about Bled visit: www.bled.si
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 paddlers like it so much.
For more details please visit: www.bohinj.si
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 amazing turquoise colored waters.
For more details please visit: Soča valley
For all seasons
- renewed 2 km racing course, grandstands and finishing tower
- a cozy atmosphere with unlimited cross-training options
- full board prices starting at 70 EUR/day
- 3 km marked course with a 10 km lake loop
- perfect for teams & individuals looking for training peace
full board prices starting at 37 EUR/day
MOST NA SOČI
- 250 m floating course and 17 km loop
- perfect for pre-season and marathon training
- full board prices starting at 45 EUR/day
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The experience of hard training in unspoiled nature will leave you feeling ultimately fulfilled. With winter temperatures being warmer than in other parts of Europe, kayaking is possible in Paradise all year long, but we prefer to invite you between APRIL and OCTOBER.
There are a wide range of accommodation solutions near each lake; rooms inside the Olympic rowing center, hotel rooms, apartments, house rentals, bungalows or camping facilities all within walking distance from the training sites. Please note that prices can vary widely depending on the season.
PlaNning your trip
Training in Paradise is easily accessible by car, train, bus or plane. You can directly reach Ljubljana – Slovenia’s capital from many parts of the world. From there it’s a short transfer to our locations. Alternatively there are several transfer options available from Italy, Austria and Croatia.
You can reach all 3 TiP locations by train from many parts of Europe. You can also transfer from airports in Italy and Austria by train.
Bled: Bled Jezero, or Lesce Bled
Bohinj: Bohinjska Bistrica
Most na Soci: Most na Soci (from Italy you will need to transfer between Gorizia Centrale (Italy) and Nova Gorica (Slovenia) by bus, taxi, or foot)
International buses arrive into Bled or Ljubljana from major cities all over Europe, as well as Venice airports. You can use local buses to transfer from Ljubljana airport, the train stations, and between and around TiP locations.
Bohinj: Bohinjska Bistrica (town), Bohinjsko jezero (lake)
Most na Soci: Most na Soci
TICKETS & TIMETABLES
Arriva (local-Airport, Bled & Bohinj)
Nomago (local-Most na Soci)
The easiest way to get to TiP by plane is to fly into Ljubljana airport. However it’s also possible to transfer from airports in Italy and Austria.
Slovenia: Ljubljana Airport (Brnik)
Italy: Venice – Treviso or Marco Polo, & Trieste
Austria: Klagenfurt, Graz, & Vienna
To the train
Treviso Airport: Treviso Airlink bus to Treviso train station
Marco Polo Airport: ATVO bus to Venezia Mestre train station
Direct buses from Treviso & Marco Polo airports to Bled or Ljubljana with Flixbus and Nomago
GoOpti: GoOpti offers direct shared taxi transfers from several airports in Italy, Austria, and Croatia to all the TiP locations in Slovenia.