Adventure Wild life watching

Half of Slovenia’s total surface is forest that offers wildlife perfect shelter. Slovenia is one of the few countries in Europe where you can see three large carnivore species: brown bear, wolf and Eurasian lynx. It has one of the highest densities of brown bears in the world.

In addition, from the perspective of biodiversity Slovenia is also paradise for bird lovers since only in Pivška lakes researchers have documented 182 species of plants, 210 species of beetles, 106 species of butterflies and 127 species of birds etc. So for wildlife admirers Slovenia offers exceptional holidays that will be remembered forever. In the next few programs, you can get just enough ideas what you can experience with us.
We developed our programs in collaboration with LIFE DINALP BEAR project and Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana which was one of the project partners. All programs are developed according to the standards of sustainable tourism with minimum possible impact on the environment, especially wildlife.

Developed in collaboration with LIFE DINALP BEAR project and Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana.

Wild life watching

THE LJUBLJANA MARSHES AND THE BEAR

This program is designed for those who want to spend time actively in the heart of Slovenia and in the immediate vicinity of the European green capital – Ljubljana. The natural habitat of large carnivores and the civilization of the charming central European city are in the immediate vicinity. The Ljubljana Moor, UNESCO cultural heritage due to the settlers called Koliščarji – “lake dwellers”, located halfway between the city of Ljubljana and Rakitna, represents the ideal destination for bear and wildlife watching and outdoor activities.

Duration

3 DAYS

Suitable for

Families with older children, couples, individuals, small groups.

Season

April-October

Physical difficulty

MEDIUM

The possibility of meeting

Bears, stags, deer, owls, water birds, golden jackal

Minimum group size

4



Wild life watching

THE BEAR BICYCLE ADVENTURE

The bear trail bikepacking program is further upgrading of the regular bikepacking. We added yet another adventure – wildlife watching in their natural environment. You will cycle through the intact natural environments which are still dominated by wild animals (bears, lynxes, foxes and wolves). We promise that you will encounter more animals than people. The path you will be following using the appropriate GPS tracks and special maps will guide you through the forests… In the evening you will be greeted with traditional food and beverages. You will spend the night in a tent in the heart of the forest and under the open sky. In short, many reasons why this adventure will be unforgettable! Primal!

Duration

3 DAYS

Suitable for

Everyone physically well prepared.

Season

April-October

Physical difficulty

high, 200 km length, total ascent 5200 m

The possibility of meeting

ears, wolves, lynxes, owls and other forest birds, stags, etc.

Minimum group size

4



Wild life watching

ESCAPE TO THE BEAR LAND

Can you imagine living in a lone lodge situated in a lonely village, at least for a few days? Here you will surely find peace and time for reflection. The lodge is owned by the charismatic sisters Kverh that will fill you with positive energy at your arrival and offer you home made delicacies. These sisters are real storytellers. Their stories also include those about the bears who regularly visit the nearby meadow. The rental of the lodge is a great starting point for exploring the region of Kočevsko, the bear land and the implementation of your activities. The program offers you an authentic experience of the way of life of our ancestors and the opportunity to discover one of the best preserved forest habitats which is exposed to extremely restricted and controlled human interventions.

Duration

3 days

Suitable for

Families, couples, small groups.

Season

April to October

Physical difficulty

LOW

The possibility of meeting

Bears, stags, deer, forest birds.

Minimum group size

2



Wild life watching

IN THE HEART OF THE BEAR LAND

This program is designed for real gourmets with passion for wildlife observation and photography. We will make sure that in three days you will be able to experience and photograph everything you have always dreamed of. Besides observing and photographing bears from the hunting observatory, which was especially made for photo hunting, you will experience, learn and gain understanding of the bear and other wildlife environment. Understanding is crucial for a responsible visit – which is our main objective.

Duration

3 days

Suitable for

Families with older children, couples, individuals, small groups.

Season

April-October

Physical difficulty

Medium

The possibility of meeting

Bears, wolves, lynxes, owls, forest birds.

Minimum group size

4



Wild life watching

BEAR-FRIENDLY HOLIDAYS ON A FARM

The program includes all the most important tourist attractions in the surroundings and brings understanding of the life of bears in their natural habitat. Your visit will therefore include a number of elements of a responsible tourist visit with special attention to the protection, preservation and understanding of the natural environment while offering visitors a genuine contact with local traditions. You will take home with you both knowledge and experience, and above all, new friendships.

Duration

7 days

Suitable for

Families with older children, couples, individuals, small groups.

Season

April to October

Physical difficulty

Low to Medium

The possibility of meeting

Bears, wolves, lynxes, forest, meadows and water birds of the Lake Cerknica, butterflies and other insects, jackals.

Minimum group size

4



Wild life watching

FOLLOWING THE BEAR FOOTPRINTS

The program is designed for lovers of nature, hiking, photography and adventure. The path runs along the secluded paths of the Kočevje forests, home of bears and other wild animals. During this three-day guided hiking adventure, we will pay special attention to the responsible entry into the wildlife habitat. Therefore, a large part of the program is dedicated to learning about the life of wild animals, understanding their natural environments and the correct and controlled visit. We assure you that you will see real and painted bear footprints along the trail.

Duration

3 days

Suitable for

Families with older children, couples, individuals, small groups.

Season

April to October

Physical difficulty

HIGH

The possibility of meeting

ears, wolves, lynxes, forest birds, owls, water birds of the Kočevje Lake.

Minimum group size

4