Women Mountain Bike & Yoga Adventure Retreat Soča Valley
Women’s Mountain Bike & Yoga Adventure Retreat is one of our three WOW events, Women Outdoor Weekend events, the outdoor events designed by women for women. It’s dedicated to all of you who’d like to experience MTB riding among breathtaking landscapes and wake up that inner Wild residing in all women.
Slovenia has become known in recent years as one of the top adventure destinations in the world, and with good reason. Escape to the alpine oasis of Bovec where you’ll discover your true MTB passion, new friends, a fun challenge, and in the end, a greater appreciation of yourself.
Our intention is bringing women together to have fun mountain biking, do yoga, eat good food & relax in the stunning Slovenian outdoors.
A 4-day Soča Valley Women’s Mountain Biking & Yoga Weekend is an adventure retreat designed by women for women to discover their inner selves. Enjoy mountain biking among breathtaking scenery of Soča Valley, do open-air yoga and meditation, feel the impact of dancing mindfulness, relax in the blissful sounds of nature and unwind in a cozy & modern chalet.
Come and join the magic of spending some time out of your everyday routine in Bovec, a small town in the Soča Valley, exploring the outdoors in an amazing mountain setting.
Wake up that inner Wild of you and connect with other women, with nature, with yourself.
It is for women of all colors, abilities, backgrounds, sizes, gender identities and experience levels. The ideal participant is YOU. This is someone who is wanting to learn new skills, open minded, seeking an opportunity for digital disconnection, and has an interest in working on inner wellness in a beautiful natural setting. This trip is offered to all women, mothers and daughters, single women and groups of friends or we can provide a private trip for those wishing a personal adventure or a work-related retreat .
- 3-nights of chalet accommodation
- 3 breakfasts, post ride snacks & drinks
- 2 dinners
- local craft beer tasting & cold platters
- 3-days of guided mountain biking
- Post-ride yoga & meditation sessions
- Dancing mindfulness workshop
- On-trail skills sessions with our experienced guides
- Sight seeing, information on the region
- Guiding, instructions and event support
- Transportation during the trip in our private and air-conditioned shuttle
- Tons of new adventurous girl friends and unforgettable stories!
You’ll spend 3-nights at one of the Bovec area superb chalets with roof terrace with panoramic views, huge living area, modern equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi and en-suit bathrooms. Batteries recharge guaranteed!
Our Women’s Weekend Events are led (mostly) by women. All our guides are fully certified, experienced and licensed instructors and trip leaders.
Who doesn’t like good food? One BBQ fire-food style dinner and one dinner at the restaurant serving best local dishes, plus 3 buffet style breakfasts with homemade delicacies are included in price. Cold meat & cheese platter included with beer tasting. Vegetarian diets will be accommodated. For other dietary restrictions, please be prepared to supplement the included meals if needed.
All transportation&shuttling in the area, snacks & water after activities, craft beer tasting with meat&cheese cold platters and specified meals.
Transportation to/from Bovec, alcoholic beverages (some are), tourist tax (€2/night), costs for additional activities and bike rent.
Pack your favorite food. Get some snacks and G-bars for during mountain biking.
GOOD TO KNOW
To protect your travel investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance.
We reserve the option to modify trip itinerary/program as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.
If you choose not to do a specific activity, it cannot be exchanged or refunded.
Check out the easiest way how to get to Bovec here. Don’t forget the car pooling. Don’t be shy! Write us an e-mail and we’ll help you to connect with other participants to share gas, stories, and road trip music jams!
For activities of DK SPORT, we will issue a billing. For other activities and accommodation offers, you’ll be billed by the providers.
Women’s Outdoor Weekend will go on RAIN OR SHINE! This is an outdoor event. Please plan accordingly.
What in the world do you need to bring to Soča Valley Women’s Mountain Biking Weekend? Here’s a list to get you started!
- Day Pack
- Refillable water bottle or hydration pack
- Fuel for your adventures (favorite snacks, trail mix, energy bars, etc.)
- Personal clothing
- Hiking boots/Trail shoes/Gym shoes
- Swimsuit and towel
- Rain gear – jacket, poncho, etc.
- Toiletries – Shampoo, soap, bath towel, personal medications, etc.
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- Bug spray
- Camera and it’s charger
- Cash – Souvenirs, Guide Tips, Food, etc.
- Personal adventure gear – Mountain Bike, Climbing Shoes, Trekking Poles, etc.
- Your inner Wild Woman
GENERAL BIKE, GEAR AND RENTAL INFORMATION
You will be riding your own bike, so don’t forget to bring it… and your helmet too.
If you don’t feel like hauling your own bike around, renting is an alternative option. However, as rental bike fleets change often, we are unable to promise a particular brand, model or wheel size. Make sure you’ll contact us in advance to book your bike hire.
Bike rent rates are from €25/day for a hardtail bike and €35/day for a full suspension bike.
A well maintained, well functioning mountain bike with front suspension is mandatory.
Here is our comprehensive mountain bike packing list for you to use as a guide only.
All Half Day Optional Adventures take place on Thursday (Morning and Afternoon) and Sunday (Afternoon).
You can choose between:
- Zip-Line: €55/person
- Canyoning: €50 (Sušec, easy), €90 (Fratarca, advanced level)
- Rafting: €50
- Gorge walking, river tubing, river snorkelling: €50
- Tandem paragliding: €150
- Skydiving: €220
Need help? We can help you book additional adventures.
Detailed 4-Day Program (click to expand)
Our adventurous extended weekend begins on Thursday afternoon at 5pm at our superb residence in Bovec. We’ll settle in and when everything’s done it’s time to have that aperitivo and guilt-free snacking started. Remember, we’re all storytellers at the bonfire and soon, that stranger sitting next to you might become your new life friend.
We’ll start the day with a relaxing open-air yoga and meditation session. Fresh coffee smell and delicious locally catered breakfast will fuel us up for a great biking day. We’ll spend the day riding along the smooth, flowing singletrack of the Bovec Valley, admiring the area amazing hidden corners while brushing our riding skills. After lunch, you’ll have to time to relax by the sounds of white water, reading a book, practicing analog art or enjoy any other possible activity on your own. The late afternoon is reserved for a dancing mindfulness workshop through which we’ll all access to a higher level of mindful awareness. Sounds hype, right? After a gourmet dinner in Bovec town, we’ll sit around the fire and sipping, well, whatever.
Waken up by the birds, we’ll do some good old yoga for a good old “Good morning”! After breakfast, we’ll head out to the heart of the Triglav National Park for our daily dose of mountain biking. On our full-day mountain bike tour, you’ll forget your sore legs when you’ll witness all the glory of riding among the majestic Julian Alps. The cherry on top after a long day riding will be craft beer tasting at the local brewery.
- 4-Days of Activities
- 3-Days Fully Catered Breakfast & Dinner
- 3-Nights Chalet Accommodation
- 3-Day Guided MTB Tours
- Yoga & Meditation Sessions
- Dancing Mindfulness Workshop
- Local Craft Beer Tasting
- Expert Female Guides
- Service & Event Support
- Tons of Fun
- ... and more!