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Trail Racing and Adventures in Slovenia

Run the Julian Alps above Iconic Lake Bled and Explore this Beautiful Mountain Country

Trip Length
7 Days
Group Size
    Trail Racing

    Hiking, Swimming, Paddle boarding, Mountain Biking,
    Optional Paragliding

    Wine Tasting

Activity Level
Entry Level [2]
September 16 - 23, 2024


Slovenia's Julian Alps are calling and we must go. Adventures await in this quiet corner of Europe, nestled just south of Austria and sharing a mountainous border, along which you'll run. You'll enjoy the ancient wines of Vipava Valley, swim and paddle board in iconic Lake Bled, and explore the wild and magical Bohinj Valley.


    Race in the Julian Alps Trail Run by UTMB - Choose from 10 - 120km distances

    Swim and paddle board in iconic Lake Bled

    Enjoy the ancient wines and amazing cuisine of the Vipava Valley

    Explore the wild Bohinj valley, a real adventure hub

    Mountain biking, paragliding, and more adventures await

    Give back to the local community through an eco-cleanup


All overnight accommodations. 

All planned in-country transportation. 

All meals planned by Open World Racing and included in the agenda. 

All program activities listed in the agenda. Race fees, equipment rentals, and other miscellaneous costs.

Trip Highlights


  • What's included in the price?
    All overnight accommodations. There will be an additional $450 charge if you'd like a single occupancy option, "single supplement." All planned in-country transportation. All meals planned by OWR and included in the detailed agenda. All program activities listed in the detailed agenda. Race fees and other miscellaneous costs.
  • Are there any discounts?
    Yes! All military veterans receive 10% off. Select triathlon, running clubs, and other organizations may receive a discount, inquire for more information Only one discount per traveler
  • What’s not included in the price?
    Airfare to and from the arrival port. Meals not listed in the agenda. Personal costs as described in the Terms and Conditions. Travel and health insurance - see FAQ page for possible options. For additional questions, check out our FAQ page or email us.
  • What happens if I get hurt on this trip?
    We will not subject you to excessive risk, but many of the activities we undertake have a certain amount of inherent risk: kayaking, SCUBA diving, cycling, and hiking, to name a few. Because the unforeseen can happen, we will have medical and emergency plans in place before each trip – they will be available to view at your request. In addition, each traveler will be required to purchase a minimum amount of travel and medical evacuation insurance. It is worth noting that travel insurance also covers unexpected delays and cancellations, but please check the below providers or consult your provider for more details. Optional Travel Insurance Providers: · World Nomads - · Allianz - · Travel -
  • How athletic do I need to be to come on this trip?
    We welcome athletes and adventurers of all types, sizes, and abilities - we organize trips around races of varying difficulty. And remember, it might be difficult to win a race, but focusing on finishing is much more doable. Schedule a coaching consult if you'd like to discuss. Our trips are designed to accommodate a wide range of abilities and everyone is part of the team. Whether you are a curious explorer, aspiring adventure racer, or weekend warrior, you are welcome!


Glamping in the Bohinj Valley, a scenic apartment in Kranjska Gora, and a wine villa in Vipava Valley


Andy Riedy 

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Andy loves to guide adventure-seeking groups on amazing trips.  He also loves to race in pretty much any event.  He's completed all triathlon distances, a couple marathons, and has recently started enjoying trail races.  He raced in the 60km Julian Alps Trail Run in 2021 and he can't wait to get back. He is a former U.S. Marine and loves to bring people together through outdoor adventures.  


Julian Alps Trail Run - 2021

Your Trip Guide


Gear List

Durable trail running shoes and other running attire

Hydration Pack with 1-2 liter bladder

Flash Light and/or headlamp

Collapsable cup for aid stations

Hiking Footwear

Personal First Aid Kit

Survival Blanket


Jacket with Hood

See Specific UTMB gear requirements here:






Race Nutrition/Salt Chews


Dry Bag

Hiking Poles



 I took part in the 2018 Korcula trip. It was a blast! Andy put together a trip package that exceeded all my expectations: fresh oysters and fish, vineyard, olive oil tasting, triathlon, community project followed by lunch with locals, boat ride, kayaking.

I'm a pretty experienced traveler but it would have been impossible for me to set up this kind of agenda with the touch of local facilitators as well as all the logistics that go with a triathlon.

I was dreaming of going to Korcula with Andy again this year (before COVID-19 canceled the event). I hope to make it next year, but there are so many other good Open World Racing trips it's hard to choose.


-M Ziemke


Trail Racing and Adventures in Slovenia

September 16 - 23, 2024


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