TRAINING CAMPS Building high performance in the heart of nature

Building High Performance in the heart of nature

WHY TRAIN IN PARADISE?

TiP offers PERFECT training conditions, AMAZING nature, and TOP training support for your spring and summer kayaking and rowing training camps. The training setup, the peace and the stunning scenery combine into a training experience few places in the world can match.

Teams, clubs, and individual athletes from all over the world chose TiP for their annual, pre-season, and pre-competition training camps, with the best period to visit being the end of March till the end of October.

  • National Teams
  • Clubs & Small Groups
  • Inidividual Athletes
Mahe-Drysdale
Mahé Drysdale
Double Olympic Champion and 5 times World Champion rowing - New Zealand

“I love Bohinj and the whole area. It is definitely one of the best places 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, a fantastic lake! There are no motorboats, so you have to use the electric ones. The length is good. The hotel is perfect, food is really good. We use the gym in Bled. There are so many pluses and nothing we miss. Every morning it is glassy here. You might get wind later on in the afternoon but it never seems to get rough. It really is awesome. You are very lucky to live here.”

Ian Ferguson kayaker
Ian Ferguson
Olympic Champion and former New Zealand National Team Coach

“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 beautiful countryside 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, history is amazing and it is close to other lakes and other areas to visit.”

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe
8 times World Champion C1 - Canada

“When my team first decided to go train in Slovenia, I really didn’t know what to expect. I was told it was like “training in paradise” but I couldn’t have known how exactly this was. Most na Soči was amazing! A perfect location in the middle of the mountains with lots of space to train without any interruptions, a nice club to train in, good conditions, generous people to help us, great house accommodation and more!”

Ben Fouhy
Ben Fouhy
Former World Champion & World record holder, Olympic silver medalist - New Zealand

“Lake Bled is a stunning training location with a 2km racecourse.”

Roei Yellin
Roei Yellin
Olympian, World Championship finalist, World Cup medalist - Israel

“With so many options of where to paddle, beautiful water colour and the mountain view all around, every training can become very fast and 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 struck me most in lake Bled, Bohinj and Most na Soči is how easy I can get myself excited and enthusiastic towards each session.”

Hannah Davis
Hannah Davis
Olympic and World Championship medalist - Australia

“I was in the Australian team that trained in Bled 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!”

Zsóka Csikós
Zsóka Csikós
Double Junior World Champion - Hungary

“I spent a fantastic 10 days training at your “Paradise”. It was very effective before my race season this year. The environment is great, the nature surrounding is beautiful and relaxing, the people in your team are very kind and helpful. I would recommend Training in Paradise for all the sportsmen and sportswomen as the perfect place for training. If I have the possibility I will surely come back.”

Katie Vincent
Katie Vincent
U23 & Senior World Champion Canoe - Canada

“I really enjoyed my time at Training in Paradise! In the beautiful region of Most na Soči, I felt like I could focus on my training and take in the breathtaking views every stroke! We were accommodated perfectly and ready to do our best at Senior Worlds!”

Tom Cremers
Tom Cremers
Marathon competitor and coach for Koninklijke Sobeka Canoe club - Belgium

“Training in Paradise lived up to expectations. Lake Bohinj proved to be a fantastic lake to train on with phenomenal surroundings and very friendly and helpful people. Our group of over 40 people loved every minute of it. Training there was fantastic and will for sure help me get a great result at the marathon Worlds. Thanks again for all the help.”

Teresa Portela
Teresa Portela
Olympian, World Cup winner, European and World Championship medalist - Portugal

“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 relaxed, I feel freedom, I feel more focused, motivated and happier 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 have to get nature’s energy to help us train harder and better! So I recommend kayakers fully enjoy these wonderful lakes!”

Jan Kruk
Jan Kruk
Canadian National Team Coach

“I enjoyed everything about Training in Paradise. They were very accommodating and took care of everything for us. All my athletes and I had to do was focus on our final preparations for Senior worlds.”

Petteri Pitkänen
Petteri Pitkänen
National Sprint Team Coach - Finland

“We are happy to be training in Slovenia and the surroundings at lake Bled, nice atmosphere, good training conditions with calm water, and a landscape that is just astonishing!”

Hans Ulriksen
Hans Ulriksen
Chairman Holstebro Roklub - Denmark

“Holstebro Roklub, Denmark visited lake Bohinj for the first time Easter 2017, and it will definitely not be the last time we will spend our spring training camp in these beautiful surroundings. Nice crystal water and extremely kind people wherever we went!”

Gal Jakic
Gal Jakič
Paralympian (Torino, Vancouver), adaptive alpine skier and parakayaker, motivational speaker - Slovenia

“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 beautiful scenery that instantly puts a big smile on your face. The endless possibilities 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.”

Fabio-Wyss
Fabio Wyss
Bronze U23 Europeans K1 1000m, Olympian 2016 - Switzerland

“In Most na Soči everything feels very familiar to me. People are friendly and as a training place, it is absolutely great. If there is wind (which is very rare), 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 colored river Soča, so paddle as much as possible when you’re here!”

Christian-Endl
Christian Endl
Austrian National Champion, National Team member - Austria

“Most na Soči is a really nice village in Slovenia! I like this lovely place and all the people there, they are always friendly and helpful! You can train there in total peace with nothing disturbing you, which is really convenient for good quality sessions on a training camp! When you’re a real paddler you should have a connection with nature, in Most na Soči you will get a totally new experience with nature.”

Toon-Broekx
Toon Broekx
Neerpeltse Watersport Club, National Team Member - Belgium

“We expected the environment to be beautiful but what we experienced was far beyond our imagination. The rest is given by nature and the friendliness of the inhabitants created perfect training circumstances for us.”

Maks Frančeškin
Maks Frančeškin
2011 Downriver Team Sprint World Champion, 2015 3 times U23 Downriver World Champion - Slovenia

“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 perfect conditions, the lake Most na Soči and the river Soča offers 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 didn’t miss a thing while visiting. This is why the area of the three lakes and the three valleys is one of my favorite destinations for training and holidays!”

Christine Duff
Christine Duff
Australian Junior National Team Leader

“The Australian Junior Olympic Hopes Team can’t wait to get back to Bohinj for another training camp. Great pre training organisation, sensational training lake – crystal clear and wind free. The people were friendly and all spoke English which made communication simple for all of us. It’s one of the most beautiful training locations we have ever been to. Rest days in Bled and Ljubljana added to the experience.”

Luciano Parenti
Luciano Parenti
Kayak Coach Circolo Nautico Caldonazzo - Italy

“In August 2016 we visited the marvelous lake Bohinj for training before the main competitions of the season. We have enjoyed the perfect training conditions as well as a lot of sightseeing. We have visited lake Bled and paddled on lake Most na Soči with their club too, been to the capital Ljubljana and took the cable car to mount Vogel. TiP will become a standard training destination for us in the future.”

lisa-carrington
Lisa Carrington
Double Olympic Champion and 7 times World Champion - New Zealand

“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!”

CHoose your perfect location

for Kayaking & Rowing
Lake Bled
  • renewed 2 km racing course, grandstands and finishing tower
  • a cozy atmosphere with unlimited cross-training options
  • known for its island and the castle on the rock above it
  • full board prices starting at 70 EUR/day
Recommended for athletes looking for a high-performance training environment, but also paddlers and rowers looking for an idyllic natural environment with all the modern life commodities at hand. Best for March-June, & September-October (the water can be very busy with tourists in July & August).
Lake Bohinj
  • 3 km course with a 10 km lake loop
  • perfect for teams looking for training peace
  • glacial lake surrounded with Slovenia’s highest mountains, inside the Triglav national park
  • 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. Also to nature lovers and romantic souls who will appreciate the majestic and pristine nature.
 MOST NA SOČI
  • 250m floating course and 17km loop
  • known for the incredible turquoise color of the Soča river
  • 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. It’is also easy to combine flatwater training with wild water training for slalom and downriver on the Soča river.
Ready to train in Paradise?

BOOK YOUR CAMP

FACILITIES AND SUPPORT FOR ATHLETES & COACHES

01.

TRAINING CONDITIONS

* All lakes well sheltered from wind by the surrounding mountains 

* 2km race course on Lake Bled (rowing World Championships venue)

* 3km course, and a 10km long loop on Lake Bohinj

* 250m marked course, and a 17km long loop at Most na Soči

* Gyms and cross training facilities close to all the lakes

02.

SUPPORT FOR TEAMS

* Access to Bled Olympic Rowing center

* Sport science services

* Sports massage therapist available on demand

* TiP Coaching and Technique analysis services

* Logistics

03.

COACHING BOATS

As only electric boats are allowed on all the 3 TiP lakes, we provide specifically designed electric catamarans. These boats are perfect for coaching, produce minimal wash and reach speeds up to 25 km/h.

Everything Else….

HOW BOOKING WORKS

Send an Inquiry and tell us about your needs and wishes so we can make our best to make them happen. After you tell us the dates of your stay, we’ll choose together which of the 3 lakes would suit you best, what kind of accommodation you prefer, whether you need coaching boats and organize all the logistics needed for your perfect stay.

Accommodation OPTIONS

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.

Who has trained with us?

National Teams: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Great Britain, Switzerland, Serbia, Croatia, Latvia, Netherlands

Clubs and Individual Athletes: Belgium, Japan, France, Italy, Denmark, Austria, USA, Singapore, Malta, Switzerland, South Africa, Greece

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