In June of 2020, we’re heading up a European trip to Alpine Slovenia to chase a variety of salmonids. We will be traveling from Venice through the mountains to a chalet where we’ll be enjoying good fishing, fine food, wine, and culture for 7 days.
Out itinerary includes 3 full and 2 half days of some of the best fly-fishing in the world. We’ll begin in the Soča River Valley at the Pristava Lepena Lodge, a fully restored 1850’s farmstead. You’ll be stalking the fabled Marble Trout as well as Rainbow Trout on the Upper Soča River and its tributaries (the Lepenja and Koritnica Rivers) in crystal clear waters, taking breaks for lunch, but generally fishing all day. Additionally, we add Slovenian Grayling to your bucket list of fish to catch.
Halfway thru the the trip we leave the Soča Valley and head to the town of Bled to fish the Radovna in the afternoon and evening. Brown and Rainbow Trout are the quarry, followed up by a drive into the Ljubljana, Europe’s smallest capital city. You will fish the Unica River, one ofd Europe’s best limestone streams, with very challenging Brown Trout and Grayling on this difficult dry fly only river. We end the trip at Hiša Franko, one of the 50 top restaurants in the world, and the focus of season 2 of the Netflix show Chef’s Table (episode 5).
Meals on the trip are provided by the lodge as well as some of the best restaurants in the valley.
Trip cost includes:
All beverages (including 4 bottles of wine for the party at each evening meal)
Overnight lodging accommodations during trip
All fishing with guides (2 to 1)
Slovenian custom fly selection
All ground transportation
All fishing license and guide fees
Meals before arrival in Slovenia and after departure
Guide & staff gratuities
Entry fees during excursions outside of trip itinerary
Items of a personal nature (phone calls, excess baggage charges, etc.)
Important Travel Information
A valid passport is required to enter Slovenia, Italy or any arrival port in the rest of the European Union. U.S. citizens may enter Slovenia for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. There are no entry or exit fees for traveling to Slovenia, Italy, or the rest of the EU. You must carry your passport at all times. You’ll need to provide proof of health insurance that is valid in Slovenia. Slovenia’s electrical standard is 230 volts / 50 Hz. Electrical outlets have an opening for 2 tubular pins, not flat prongs, so be sure you have an adapter that’s compatible before travel. Most modern electronic devices (including your laptop and phone charger) are capable of 220v or 110v, but you will still need the adapter plug. Be sure to verify this prior to using the 220v outlet! Slovenia takes Type C and Type F plugs on this chart - CLICK HERE
Dates - June 1st - 7th, 2020 (specific dates pending)
Capacity - 7 anglers + 1 host
2020 Cost - $5,450 pending (double occupancy)
If you're interested, please e-mail us for details.