FULL WEEK HOLIDAYS is the best option to discover on of the best climbing regions in Europe!All our holidays are built around you exploring the whole region, moving around, seeing different crags and making most of the rest days and non-climbing afternoons. We will try to maximize your experience of the Karst edge and Istria and fill it with many sights, sounds, tastes and smells, all the while climbing at the “best of” routes in the top crags.
Ideally, we will visit three countries in pursuit of a perfect climbing day: Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. This may be subject to weather and climbing level and preferences of the group..
We can focus on finding the best combination of fun, hedonism, exploration and hard climbing or we can focus on one particular area. Maybe you would be more interested in CLIMBING ACADEMY, where we give our best to make you a better climber, with a full range of trainings, exercises, tips and tricks and such. The goal here is progression and we will focus on your weakest links, mental tactics, training programme, injury prevention, special techniques and much more.
Some people may want to discover more of the region. The options are endless: Hrastovlje and other fortified churches, Hilltop medieval towns of Croatia, WW I remains around Monfalcone, famous caves like Postojna or Škocjan, horse riding at Lipica, Biking through saltpans, pireta town of Piran, hiking in beautiful nature, ziplines, bungee, rafting, wine cellars, local dinner feasts and so on. We can arrange guided tours of Ljubljana, Pula, Bled, Soča river, Idrija or even Venice.
Every group has different wishes and we enjoy to customize your holidays the best we can!
The usual hubs for holidays are Osp in the south and Bled on the north. The usual pickup points at the airports are Ljubljana (Brnik) airport, Trieste (Ronchi) airport or Klagenfurt airport.
The duration of the package is from the morning of the first day till the evening of the last day. Different arrival times do not change the prices.
The price includes all the guiding and coaching you need with the usual ratio of 1 guide per max. 3 people. It includes the transport from the pick up point to all the crags and back for the whole duration. And, of course, all the gear you may need for climbing. The price also includes accomodation during your stay which comes with breakfast. And you will get a special gift: a guidebook for the region!
The price does not include other drinks, snacks or dinner. Dinner can be arranged in many different ways: we can cook at our apartment or we can take you to the best local restaurants, nice pizzerias or even fancy places and wine cellars. Average dinner will cost you about 15€. Also not included are potential entrance fees if you decide to visit certain attractions and other souvenirs.
You should also get to the pick up point on your own. But we can help you with finding the cheapest flights or other options. Although out agency and guides are licensed and insured, you should take care of your individual insurace for travelling abroad.
Surcharges may include: special pickup/dropoff at other airports or locations (incl. Venezia, Pula, Zagreb...), multipitch climbing, special individual coaching, special requests for accomodation etc.
The prices are stated for 8-DAY option.
Minimum number of climbers is 3. For smaller groups some surcharges may be applied. Maximum number of climbers is 10. For any other options and request please contact us individually. To confirm your booking, a down payment via Paypal or wire transfer is necessary at least 2 weeks before the start of the itinerary and the rest before the first day. The final price may change if more people apply.
|No. of people
|Price per person
|7 and up
Below you can check out an example of the holidays.
On this day everybody arrives to one of the designated airports. For convenience we will look at flights from London to Ljubljana or Trieste, which are plentiful. If multiple groups will come to Ljubljana airport, we will include a free tour of Slovenian capital while we wait for others to arrive. Ljubljana is a charmful, green and interesting little city with unique architecture and vibrant old town that will mesmerize you.
After unpacking and refreshing ourselves at the hostel, we will head to the tavern nearby to properly introduce ourselves. We'll treat you to a fresh local spread of cold cuts, dried ham, cheeses and other goodies. We will explain the itinerary and check your level of climbing and knowledge, your goals and wishes for this holidays and other preferences. If we have time, we can visit the local gym to warm up for the days to come.
After breakfast we stop by the shop to buy some snacks and drinks on our way to Osp. Depending on the level of climbers and weather conditions we get some taste of the limestone in Črni Kal, Osp or Mišja peč. We will review the correct belaying techniques, knots and some other basic techniques for climbing in the limestone, slabs and overhangs.
We’ll go a bit slower through some classic routes to build up the confidence and assess your levels and see which style suits you best. In the evening, we’ll walk through Osp, a little village made of stone and also one of the oldest in Slovenia. We can go to visit a local in his wine cellar for a nice peasant's dinner. It’s 3 courses with wine selection, but it will be done in a very old and genuine way, with food cooking in front of you on the fireplace.
Today we will go across the border to check out Italian climbing scene. The crags here are famous as being extremely scenic: either just above the sea or in exceptional natural surroundings. Based on weather and the climbing level we assessed earlier, we’ll take you to either Napoleonica, Val Rosandra or Costiera. Then it’s good old climbing again, with professional instructions from our guides.
Since the area is so beautiful, we’ll squeeze in a photoshoot of you so you can make a poster when you come back home. We know some people may get a bit tired on the second day. So depending on where we are, you can finish an hour or two early and go for a nice scenic walk with one of our guides. In the evening, we get together in Trieste and stroll around a little bit and get something to eat.
Today we move across the border to Croatia, the fresh and new climbing heaven, with plenty of top notch areas that were developed recently. We pick one according to your level, weather and other preferences. Maybe the overhanging Pandora or less demanding Buzetski kanjon will do. Maybe we check out all-rounder Kompanj or more vertical Kamena vrata or Istarske toplice. The possibilities are endless and the climbing is just perfect.
Same can be said for the views of the peaceful countryside with medieval towns and rolling hills. We find something to eat, choosing from the best pizza north of Napoli or the cozy restaurants with local and fresh seafood cuisine.
After couple of days of climbing, we’re ready for some tourism! If you travelled all the way to Slovenia, you should visit its most famous sights in the south. So first we go to Predjama castle. It is a spectacular castle built in the rock face and the largest cave-castle in the world. From there it’s time to go underground. We’ll visit the UNESCO heritage of Škocjan caves, with huge underground caverns and underground river canyon, stalactites and bats.
In the afternoon, we hop into the van and drive almost to the border to mysterious natural cliffs in Sočerga and to walk through some typical Karst stone villages and wineyards. We finish in the authentic local restaurant, where you can have dinner.
* Depending on your preferences, weather and opening times we may change some locations of the rest day to one of the other famous caves like Vilenica or Postojna, or exquisite white horse farm of Lipica.
The entrance fees are extra cost and are subject to itinerary we decide one day prior.
We'll go back to Osp, choosing among Misja pec, Babna or Crni kal. Or maybe you’d like to do some bouldering today - in the nature or in one of the best gyms in Europe? Some may want to try an easy multipitch...
If you’ve got the energy, you can climb all day, but if you’re starting to get tired, you can spend the afternoon on a nice walk along the Karst edge, starting in the Socerb castle and walking along the former war bunkers with great views of Trieste. In the evening we will find some food in Koper, which is a nice town to take a stroll in and maybe check out some bars or bowling or snooker.
After morning routine it’s time to change the scenery again and hop across the border to Italy. We can revisit the good old scenic spots of Napoleonica or Val Rosandra or check out something new like Aurisina, Doberdo or Sistiana. Again, you can climb till you drop or you can cut your day short and check out the famous Austro-Hungarian coastal castle of Miramare with its spectacular garden that’s free of charge. You can also check out some expositions in the castle, which change often.
We wake up early, eat breakfast and go to the airport, as some people may have an early flight. The others may have to wait until afternoon or evening. And why do it on the airport if we can drive you to the most famous Slovenian lake – Bled to take the cliché photo and eat the creamcake. Then it’s really time for one last hug and goodbye. We're sad to see you go and hope to meet up with you again soon!