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Trail Running Retreat | Julian Alps, Slovenia
Four-day Trail Running Retreat | Julian Alps, Slovenia
Famous for its pristine lakes and monumental peaks Triglav National Park forms a large section of the Julian Alps. With Mount Triglav at its heart, this location has everything to offer the nomadic trail runner. From alpine skylines to a scenic watercourse of rivers, waterfalls and dazzling shorelines of Lake Bohinj - the less known sister of Lake Bled.
Run away with us to Slovenia and explore the serene wilderness, accessing outstanding trails on foot from our base. After winding through valleys, forest and mountains we take a soothing dip - wild swimming at its very best.
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Price per person (deposit) Balance of £455 due 8 weeks before event.£195 BOOK
During these unprecedented times, we wanted to let all our Nomadic Runners how important it is for us and the global community to stay safe and look after one another. This is our number one priority to ensure not only our community but those in place we travel remain safe. We appreciate that many people face challenges now and many more will in the future. We are all in this together. We are doing all we can to ensure that our customers are well taken care of in the spirit of the trail running community.
As you are aware the situation is changing daily across the globe with various countries taking different strategies to deal in a manner they feel best. We are closely watching the situation and take advise from the leading governing bodies, the main one being UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) . This will ultimately govern if a trip will go ahead or not. If at the time of final payment (8 weeks before departure) the FCO is still advising against travel to the destination of the trip we will have no choice but to postpone.
We appreciate that this throws many balls in the air for you and are working hard behind the scenes with our local guides and suppliers to ensure this has as little impact on you as possible, whilst giving you the greatest amount of flexibility. Here's what we're doing:
Contacting each individual directly who's trip is likely to be affected
If you have already booked on a trail running retreat or adventure then we will contact you directly to explain the situation and the options available.
Fully refundable deposits
In the event that a trip is cancelled due to Covid-19 then the initial deposit paid shall be fully refundable. For now, we are utilising this option until the end of 2020 after which we will revert back to our standard terms and conditions. Our hope is that by this time we will have a clear picture going forward into 2021 and can make an informed decision about a future direction.
We are allowing for any customers who have booked on a retreat or adventure to reallocate this to a future trip. This means a like for like swap is available in case you decide on a different destination. There will of course be:
- no additional fees
- no price change from what it was at the time of booking
- still have a trail running adventure in the diary to look forward to
Booking will be held indefinitely
Any bookings will be held indefinitely, this means you don't have a time limit on rescheduling your trip. We understand that there is a lot of flux at the minute so don't want to hamper this any further. With new dates and destination in 2021, we hope that this is something to look forward to and a future date can be rescheduled. If this does not work for you then the cancellation terms at the time of booking will apply.
We're adding more dates
We are increasing our offering for 2021, meaning more great destination and more choice for our guests. In addition to this, we are adding more UK specific dates and once travel restriction lapse some more UK day trips.
Keeping you updated
We'll continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and update this page accordingly. We will, of course, reach out to those affected at the point in which we know more.
TRAIL RUNNING: 50KM OVER 3 DAYS
TOTAL ASCENT: 2500M
DURATION: 3-5 HOURS PER DAY
3 nights accommodation on a twin shared basis in a country chalet
Healthy home-cooked meals (Friday pm - Monday am)
3 carefully curated guided trail runs. Designed by runners for runners
Expert running guides throughout. Qualified Leader & Outdoor First Aider and experienced ultra-marathon runner
Training plan prior to departure
Exclusive Nomadic Runner discount on future trips
Yoga or stretch & strength class
Unique trail running experience, off the beaten track
We plant trees! Instead of providing you with another T-shirt or medal, we mitigate the carbon involved with all are guests flights for the trip
Small group - max 8 people (min. 4 people)
Any additional costs that are otherwise not stated under the booking
Flights and transfers
Additional activities unless otherwise stated
Arrive and settle in. Meet the team over an evening meal.
Wake early to breakfast. Warm up and stretch and head out on the first of our runs. For this we travel through alpine woodland with valley views and spectacular vistas back to lake Bohinj. Running below the ridge-line of Mt. Griva and Vrtec before arriving at Crno Jezero or Black Lake. We take a brief detour to visit slap savica waterfall before heading to lake Bohinj shoreline, here we follow this trail back to the accommodation. Back at base we refuel with lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring the nearby Mostnica Gorge. Or why not have a swim in the lake? The team and guests reconvene over dinner.
After breakfast and a warm up we head out on an slightly longer but slightly less aggressive run. Today we remain south of lake Bohinj. traversing at a the length of the lake through alpine forest and single track before ascending up to Eagle head viewpoint. WE then begin our journey back towards the accommodation via a series of valleys. After lunch an optional stretch & strength or yoga class will be available (45mins), or just unwind ahead of the evening meal.
A quick stretch and easy morning run (1hr) will set you up for your journey - or treat yourself to a extra hour or two in bed. The team and guests share breakfast before heading off.
The comfortable accommodation provides the perfect balance of indoor relaxation space, social areas and access to trail heads. Home-cooked meals will be nutritious and plentiful.
Rooms are booked on a twin sharing basis.
Directly to Ljubljana Airport, Venice Or Trieste,. Routes are served by a selection of international and budget airlines including Ryanair and Easyjet. A host of car rental companies are available at good value prices.
Ljubljana airport - accommodation (1hr)
Venice airport - accomodation (3hrs)
Trieste airport - accommodation (2hrs)
We recommend car sharing where possible and are able to put you in touch with fellow guests should you be on the same or similar flights.
Insurance to cover you for this type of activity. It's important that this covers you for altitudes over 2000m
In brief, your trail running kit! We'll provide a breakdown of what this might look like upon booking confirmation.
Flights & transfers
Any necessary visas
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