Our team consists of locals coming from both river banks. The team is driven by a vision of sustainable development as well as natural and cultural heritage that can be found between the Karavanke mountain range and the Julian Alps.
“The Carniolan countryside has no greater beauty than this image of paradise”
France Prešeren, 1800–1849, the greatest Slovenian poet, born in the village Vrba, lying on the left river bank of Sava Dolinka.
In 2004 the government wanted to build a dam on the Dolinka river, which would have flooded the valley. The locals organized a referendum and managed to protect the valley. Today the valley functions as a natural and unspoiled connection between Bled and the poet’s birthplace Vrba, one of many villages in the area which is a jewel of Slovenian literature. Join us and support our effort for the conservation of beautiful natural and rich cultural heritage “on the sunny side” of the Alps.
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The natural value of the valley has been considered from the very start of the project. The zipline cables and the trails try to interfere in a minimal way with the surroundings, while at the same time they give visitors the most authentic insight into key natural values and features of the valley.
For two decades the locals have been successfully keeping the valley intact and for that reason, the Zipline trip is trying to get the inhabitants and visitors familiar with the results of those efforts and make a new step towards the awareness of the valley’s natural importance. Our guides are the first ones who spread the story of the valley and at this point, we are breaking new ground in promoting the Dolinka river.
All seven zipline trails were carefully chosen so that no trees were cut down. The zipline cables were placed with the help of the most modern technology, even using a drone, and without any negative influence on the vegetation beneath the ropes.