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Wintertime Hiking and Sledding for All Ages near Bled, Slovenia

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Bring the family on an incredible adventure to the snowy hills of Bled and join IFMGA-certified guide Matevz on a hiking and sledding extravaganza in Slovenia.

Private

Alps

1/2 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Open to everyone

First Time


Highlights

  • Bring your whole family and relive the excitement of your youth.
  • Spend a few hours in the picturesque and snowy resort town of Bled.
  • Combine hiking and sledding for a truly unique program unlike any other.

Description

Return to your younger years and feel the magic of a winter hiking and sledding tour in Slovenia! Bring your family or bring yourself and let a certified guide take care of logistics while you hike through the delightful terrain of the Karawanks and the Alps!

Bled is a well-known hot spot for its culture and its terrain, beckoning tourists and adventurers from across the globe. Its forested surroundings, the infamous Lake Bled and Bled Castle, and its reach into the Southern Limestone Alps have helped promote its reputation as a bucket-list destination. Even into winter, snow trekking and hiking are popular and offer a plethora of associated activities.

This is where you come in! Spend a few hours hiking into the immaculate winter landscape before jumping on a sledge and cruising back down. This unique program will give you an exciting and carefree opportunity to see northwest Slovenia like never before. I will take care of the equipment and the transport – you simply need to dress the part and prepare yourself for an unforgettable afternoon on the slopes.

Depending on the weather, I will set up your transportation from the surrounding area to our starting point. From there, we will start our journey into the foothills, embarking on a manageable journey that is fun and doable for all ages and family members. The forests, plateaus, and pastures are straight out of a fairy tale, instilling the innocence and wonder we’ve been searching for since we were kids.

Add a level of enchantment and try sledding by moonlight! It comes with all of the same charm and splendor as a day trip, but it includes moonlight bouncing off of the snow as you make your way down the hills under the stars. A truly special experience that happens but once in a lifetime.

This trip is open to anyone and everyone, and I highly recommend bringing family and friends on this program. It blends an enjoyable and non-taxing hike with a youthful burst into childhood by safely sledding back to reality. This dreamy program is sure to please big and little kids alike.

Book this great hiking and sledding program in Slovenia NOW and take a few hours to remember what it is like to be worry-free in the storybook setting of snowy Bled!

We can also focus on the hike by taking a day trek into the Julian Alps near Triglav!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details

The price includes the guiding fee, transportation to and from the starting point, the sledge, and photos. The price does NOT include personal equipment and anything not explicitly mentioned as “included.”


Details

More info

You should come prepared to spend three (3) to five (5) hours or more in cold weather. Adverse conditions and a forecast of poor weather may result in the cancellation or postponement of the trip.

Meeting point

We will meet in the Bled area. Contact me upon booking for further information on a meeting point.

About the guide

I’m a certified IFMGA mountain guide and canyoning guide living in the small and famous town of Bled, in Slovenia.

I started rock climbing at the age of 5. From that time on, the mountains became my playground. During my childhood, I took part in many rock climbing competitions. When I was 12, my twin brother and I did our first multi-pitch climb on a 350 m wall.

By the age of 16, I started competing in ice climbing world cups and later on skydiving junior world cups. In fact, in 2008 I became the world champion at the UIAA Ice Climbing Overall Ranking in speed ice climbing.

I climbed in many different countries like Peru, South Korea, Switzerland, France and Italy. However, Slovenia is the place I like the most.

Among other significant achievements, I did the first winter ascent (from the bottom of the wall) in Sphinx, the most difficult route in the mythical North Face of Mt Triglav. Besides, I got the first place for males at the IFMGA International mountain guide climbing championship in 2017.

I like sharing moments with people, especially in mountains. Feel free to join me in the highest mountains, steepest walls and many other Alpine wonders. I’m flexible, so we can also research places in other countries worldwide. Deep canyons, emerald rivers, beautiful mountains, great people, a good laugh, you name it.

I look forward to meeting you!

Languages

Slovenian | English

Certificates

ZGVS | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Bled, Slovenia


What people are saying about Matevz Vukotic

Shamima Bibi

5.00

December, 2022

We only had a small time in Bled and wanted a half day snow shoe tour. The company were very accommodating and were able to offer a shorter tour for us based around our needs. Very easy to book and communicate about where to meet etc. Our tour guide was great, very friendly and welcoming. He took the tour at our pace and we enjoyed the hike. Would highly recommend 👍🏽

Predrag Pisarić

5.00

August, 2022

Our guide and tour were amazing!

Lilli Rosanna Silander

5.00

July, 2022

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Nina Oberbeck

5.00

January, 2022

Stunning hike up Debela Pec with our guide Timotei from Altitude Activities. Everything was exactly as we hoped - super kind and friendly guide, beautiful scenery, fun hiking in the snow and a great traditional Slovenian lunch at the hut on the way down. Great experience!

Christophe Thibaut de Maisières

5.00

August, 2021

Very nice team and trip! Maybe the group was a bit too large...

Jeroen Van Overloop

5.00

August, 2021

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Hans Donckers

5.00

August, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Clement Neo

4.00

January, 2020

Nice guy. We were unable to complete the hike due to personal reasons. But Matevz was understanding and did not tell us what to do. Instead he offered the facts and gave us options, which was the right way to do so. We ended up doing alternative activities on second day, which was a nice way to replace the 2 day itinerary.

Jorella Doga-ong

5.00

July, 2019

We were with Matevz' friend, (Ziga? - sorry if I spelled this incorrectly), but still definitely had a great time :). Thank you both .. hope to come back again!

Szilvia Baron

5.00

July, 2019

Our guide was Mitja Drinavec (not Matevz Vukotic), he was very nice and responsible during the entire trip. Thank you for the great experience.

Susana Zorrilla

2.00

July, 2019

That was not the guide, to begin with. It was a very very young woman. She was not very communicative, although she replied all the questions asked by the people seating in the front row. I, at the rear, have little opportunity to actually ear anything that it was said. Even less to ask myself The tour was not so bad but obviously some stops were far more interesting than others. What I found really annoying was the company of two people (clearly not customers) who shared the tour with us, speaking one another in their language as if they were alone in the van. Customers and friends (colleagues?) should be kept apart.

Jessie Gonthier

5.00

July, 2019

Hi, We had a great climb with Matevz on the Hanz route - we knew we were in good hands and he kept a good pace and made sure we were taken care of on the way up. The climb was quite steep and a little scary but it helped knowing we were secured by a rope so an exhilirating day overall. We loved it!

Mei Poon

5.00

June, 2019

Our day with Jan and Youna (I'm definitely spelling their names wrong, sorry) went very well, he made sure to check our skill level and chose climbs based on it. He also offered tips on how to tackle climbs and was very attentive to our safety. A great plus is helping us take photos with his amazing camera. Great day out on the rocks!

Yan Lam Annabel Tsoi

5.00

April, 2019

Amazing hike!! Enjoyed it a lot:D

Anita Krakar

5.00

February, 2019

Myself and my dad went ice climbing with Matevz Vukotic and we had the most amazing day. Great guidance through techniques as well as a lot of fun and laughter. I would highly recommend and we will definitely join again.

Mario Christopher

4.00

August, 2018

Please give the age group that can do this tour on your website. We had two senior citizen for whom we booked the tour but they could not do the tour because of their age

Nora Szoke

5.00

July, 2018

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Dan Byrne

5.00

July, 2018

Had an absolutely amazing morning sending a few routes on the limestone near Bled. Our guide JERRY was a super friendly guy who went well out of the way to make us feel welcome. We stopped by a bakery in route to pick up some snacks for the day and picked up Bella, an adorable friendly little mountain dog. Jerry’s knoweledge of the rock was excellent and he quickly got my partner and I set up in appropriate routes. We also climbed near to nesting peregrine falcons to top things off!

Fiona Shepheard

5.00

July, 2018

Matevz is an excellent guide and we had an amazing half day climbing around Bled. Would highly recommend this tour!

Lonneke Visser

5.00

July, 2018

Matevz was the best guide! He is a really nice and easy going dude. We had a lot of fun going up and he knew how to motivate us when we needed it. All together he was a very chilled an relaxed guide. We could not have wished for more.

Ira Boomgarden

5.00

July, 2018

We had a great time rock climbing! Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the experience fun for both us and our kids. We can't wait to do it again!

Stephani Seymour

5.00

July, 2018

Our hike was great! Thank you!

Kevin Hughes

5.00

June, 2018

We had a great day out at the craig with Matevz!

Hilary Butler

5.00

May, 2018

Thank you so much for making this arguably the best part of our 2 week stay in Slovenia. We highly recommend Altitude Adventures. All the staff are friendly and the guides were experienced, encouraging and a pleasure to be around. We were given loads of pictures and the gear was comfortable. Thanks again.

Irene 0

5.00

May, 2018

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Irene 0

5.00

May, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Jeremy Korb

5.00

May, 2018

Matevz is an excellent guide. He is extremely outgoing, professional, and a great photographer. I highly recommend this trip for anyone looking for their first taste of mountaineering or just looking to climb Triglav in general. I hope that Matevz and I meet again soon to go on another epic adventure in the Alps.

Danny

5.00

March, 2018

I can't rate Matevz highly enough! He was awesome, the trip was awesome, the day was AWESOME!

Zuzana Ježíková

5.00

October, 2017

The traveller did not leave a comment.


 

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