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Kolpa River

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The Kolpa River is one of the cleanest and warmest freshwater rivers in Europe and it offers an excellent open water swimming destination in the summer months. Kolpa springs from a small turquoise karst lake in the Croatian Risnjak National Park at the mountainous region of Gorski Kotar. The river source is not far away from the Adriatic Sea in Istria. As the river flows east towards the Danube River and the Black Sea, it forms a natural border between Croatia and Slovenia. The total river length is 292 km with the Slovenian part stretching 113 km.

Open Water Swimming[edit]

The Kolpa River Swimming Holiday is a swim vacation organized by Martin Strel and Borut Strel along the Kolpa River in the Bela Krajina region in southern Slovenia in the small town of Metlika.

Kolpa River Swimming Holiday Details[edit]

  • Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights)
  • Tour Type: river swimming
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Metlika, Slovenia
  • Average Daily Distance: 5-6 km
  • Level: Most level swimmers
  • Escort: Three mini-rafts, canoes or kayaks
  • Water temperature: 24-25°C | Air temperature: 28-30°C

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