Nestled in the heart of Slovenia is an outdoor paradise, more commonly known as Lake Bled. The breath taking mountain-meets-the-lake setting in the north west region of the country is an ideal place for adventure. Luckily, a friendly adventure specialist agency is set up just off the crystal clear shore line of Lake Bled.
3Glav Adventures (www.3glav-adventures.com) specialises in warm weather activies so is open from April until October every year and offer a wide range of activities, including horse riding, paragliding, segway tours, and their trademarks, the Emerald River Adventure, and Canyoning.
We were lucky enough to jump on to a canyoning trip on a gorgeous day in the Bled area. We were picked up from our accomodation by Bob, one of the canyoning experts who would be taking us on an afternoon of memories. After a short trip, we met the rest of the group, and another guide called Matt.We spent a bit of time getting to know one another, and getting kitted out with our wetsuits, harnesses and helmets, then we were off into the hills for a short walk upwards to the top of the river.
Once we were at the entrance to the canyon, we had a detailed safety briefing about harnesses and were given lessons on how to abseil and how to keep safe in the canyons. The guides were fluent in English, and gave time for the non-English speaking on the trip to digest the safety information given.
All in all, there was one 4m jump, and two 6m jumps into the waters below, but also the option to abseil down the cliff face if you did not want to jump. There were plenty of abseiling opportunities, and heaps of awesome photos taken all around. The feeling of jumping towards a small target zone between jagged rocks is amazing, and does definitely challenge the nerves.
Once out of the canyon, we all received the congratulatory handshake from the guides on a wicked day out, then it was all about relaxing, and getting to float back down the river that we had walked up to get there in the first place!
Great things about this company is that they obviously care about safety, with great briefings before the trip, and not pushing people too far out of their comfort zone if they did not think they could complete certain tasks. The tour guides both spoke great English and both had an awesome sense of humour, which made the day relaxing, challenging, and unforgetable all at the same time!
Well worth the 55 euros to do this half day trip, and something that I will always remember doing!
Would you recommend 3Glav adventures: Yes, most definitely
Overall destination rating: 4.5 out of 5