About a month ago, I spent a week exploring the Slovenian countryside and engaging in several different fun outdoor activities. Most of them were new to me, so there was always some fear of the unknown, or first time nerves. The area near Lake Bohinj is surrounded by mountains and crossed by rivers, making it one of the best places to go canyoning in Europe. Canyoning?
Over thousands of years, these rivers cut their way through the landscape, forming several canyons. Some of these are quite deep, others not so much. I was accompanied by five other people, including our instructor, Rok.
We got changed into our wetsuits, which made us look like a reincarnation of the Power Rangers and received instructions at the Sport4Fun base. We then drove up the mountain and went into the wild, walking along the gorge where I would be for the next two to three hours. It was time to test my endurance, and thinking about the number of hours I spend in front of the computer, I was a bit doubtful.
So, it was time to get dirty – or, better said, time to get wet. After I got some freezing cold water into my wetsuit, I seemed to have lost all concerns and was filled with determination.
I went on jumping into innumerous natural pools with crystal clear water, abseiling down waterfalls, jumping a bit more, sliding down natural toboggans and even zip lining for almost 100 metres.
By the time we got to the final point of our adventure, we all wanted to do it again – that “can do” feeling had taken us over and was celebrated with a small glass of Slovenian blueberry liqueur. What better way to keep yourself warm?
And you, have you ever gone canyoning? Which adrenaline sports have you practised?
Disclaimer: This trip was part of the Pure Nature trip with Best Press Story. No other compensation was received and all opinions and long sentences are my own. This adventure was made possible by Sport4Fun.