OUR LOCATIONS Discover Paradise

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

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

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

TRAINING OPTIONS

For all seasons

Lake Bled

  • 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
Recommended for athletes looking for a high-performance training environment. Best for March-June, & September-October (the water can be very busy with tourists in July & August).

Lake Bohinj

  • 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
We recommend Lake Bohinj to bigger teams who look for the benefits of a bigger lake or need to do higher volume training. 

 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
Most na Soci is perfect for high-volume training and clubs looking for affordable solutions. 

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.

ACCOMMODATION

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.

GETTING HERE

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.

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