Adventure Boogie 2020
June 6-20 2020 – Bovec, Slovenia
With the latest developments around the coronavirus pandemic, it’s very hard to predict what the situation will be like in June. For now we are keeping hope and are continuing preparations. We’ll decide in the beginning of May if we need to cancel the event. In that case your deposit will be refundable and we’ll ask all participants for a voluntary contribution of 50€ to help cover our losses, which ensures that we’ll be able to organise this event again next year. We’re currently also looking into setting a backup date at September 12-19 2020.
Imagine spending a week in magical mountains, where each morning you can choose to spend your day skydiving, or try out one of many other exciting mountain sports under professional guidance…
This is an event where you can do exactly that. You get to enjoy the spectacular Slovenian landscape from the sky, from the water and even underground. You can challenge yourself physically and mentally in many different ways. Or you can just come play with our top freefly and wingsuit coaches. Your choice. And the best thing: you’ll have a magical week in any type of weather.
We’re bringing an extra plane this year and registrations are limited so when the weather is sweet, we should be able to jump lots!
Can I join?
The event is open to anyone. This year, skydivers will still make up the largest part of the event (freeflyers, wingsuiters, canopy pilots or other) but mountain bikers, kayakers, canyoneers, cavers, paragliders, speedflyers and nature lovers are also very welcome. No minimum level is required for any of these sports.
How does it work / what does it cost?
The idea of this event is that you come to practice your own sport or passion, with the opportunity to try out or learn others. Whether you’re skydiver that wants to try freediving or kayaking, or a mountain biker that wants to learn skydiving, this is your event.
Everyone participant pays a basic registration fee per week which gives access to all activities during the event (skydivers: 350€ incl 5 Adventure Tickets, non skydivers: 135€). During the event you can buy as many extra Adventure Tickets as you like for 31€ each. These tickets function as event currency and can be used for skydives (1 ticket – 4000m) or mountain sports like kayaking, canyoning or freediving. For example, on Tuesday morning you go venture deep into the canyons of the Soca valley, descending with ropes and jumping off waterfalls, and then you come back to the DZ around midday for a couple of jumps over a beautiful mountain scenery.
Registration & payment
You’ll find the registration form here from Wednesday 12 February 21:00 CET. The event lasts for two weeks. You can sign up for week one, week two or both. There is no substantial difference between both weeks. Separately you can apply for freefly or wingsuit coaching (see below). Most other activities can be reserved during the event. A few days after you fill out the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with a request to pay your registration fee of 350€/week. Once we receive that payment, your slot is secured. You will have 10 days for payment. Any remaining amount can be paid before or at arrival in Bovec. Locally we take cash, wire, bitcoin and card payments (2% card fee). Extra Adventure Tickets can be bought through the registration form and on site. They are refundable until June 20 2020.
The complete outdoor program will be announced later, but we can promise you this:
– all mountain sports are guided by professional instructors or guides
– most activities are for a half day, morning or afternoon
– the price for an activity is usually around 1 or 2 adventure tickets, depending on duration
– there will be lists at the DZ where you can sign up for activities every day
– you decide your own skydive/outdoor adventure mix – only skydiving or only mountain sports is also possible
– with most of these mountain sports, you experience the world slightly differently when you return
Freefly & wingsuit coaching
We want to offer high quality coaching and therefore we don’t do boogie style load organising this year. In stead we offer dedicated small group coaching and 1-on-1 coaching. Both can be reserved through the registration form. You can sign up for group coaching per package of 12 jumps in a group of max 5 participants with a high level coach. The price for this package is 630€ (on top of the standard event registration). This includes your 12 jump tickets and the jumps will be divided over either the first half or second half of the week per your request. You can even choose to take the full week with 24 jumps if you wanna turn your adventure boogie into a real skills camp. We will try to find the perfect group for you, but you may also request a private coach for you and your friends.
1-on-1 coaching is available @ 3 Adventure Tickets per jump.
Adventure Tickets / jumps are refundable until June 20 2020. Coaching fee is not refundable.
If you book coaching, we’ll ask for a 500€ deposit in stead of 350€ to secure your slot.
Everyone with 500+ jumps may join mountain swooping. You’ll have to sign up at the DZ and attend the mountain swoop safety briefing for that particular run. We always fly in small groups with a guide. The price for a mountain swoop is 1,5 Adventure Ticket, which includes a briefing, a guide, ground crew and transport back.
The by now famous Even Rokne organises his magical “innhopps” around Bovec. These are basically jumps into an unknown landing area. There will be an array of easy and more challenging innhopps during the week. These are jumps you won’t easily forget. During the week we organise two Adventure Nights, where you can jump into instead of taking the bus. These evenings include a meal, a video, a party and a bus ride back.
We have Francois Bon with the Level Wings demo tour on site and we offer two options for organised speedflying:
1. Introduction to speedflying on a beginners hill, which is open to anyone.
2. Guided speedflying, for which you will need to have previous experience.
More information will follow.
We offer a 1-day try out in Lago Predil, a full SSI Level 1 freedive license (two day course) and an advanced deep dive day in the beautiful lake Bled.
More information will follow.
Slovenia is a spectacular country, in some ways comparable to the landscape of Norway, Switzerland or New Zealand. The Soca valley is one of the most beautiful areas in the country, and on top of that, it has a dropzone right in the center of it!
The airfield is situated next to the mountain village Bovec, in a green valley bordering the Triglav National Park. It’s surrounded by mountain peaks and right through the middle of it all runs the clear turquoise colored Soca river, famed for it’s world class kayaking and rafting possibilities. The village is a lively outdoor sports town with plenty of little restaurants, where a beer still costs a euro.
Accommodation is not included. There are several affordable sleeping options. The cheapest one is the nearby campsite (Kamp Polovnik – 7€/night), at five minutes walking from the DZ. Through booking.com or Airbnb you will find affordable apartments and hostels all over town.
You can fly into Ljubljana (1h45 from Bovec) or Venice (2h30 from Bovec) and rent a car or take a bus. They’re both 2-2,5 hours drive from Bovec. You can also take a train to Most na Soci and a bus to Bovec from there or ask someone to pick you up. You can find information on bus schedules here.