Sports training camps
Thanks to the Novo mesto Olympic Center, Ravbar Rooms and Apartments are perfect for accommodating participants of sports training camps. This is the only place in Slovenia with a covered sports hall which combines a velodrome with a 250-meter long circular cycle track and a 200-meter long (4-lane) athletics track. It thus enables trainings and international competitions 365 days a year and is ideal for cyclists and athletes. Novo mesto is the cycling capital of Slovenia and the best Slovenian team Adria Mobil has its headquarters in the sports hall, which has already hosted the World Youth Cycling Championship. This is also where world and European champions (Filippo Ganna, Elia Viviani) train.
The covered Olympic Center is located just a 5 km drive from the Ravbar Rooms and Apartments and has
- a 250-meter cycle track made of quality Siberian pine wood (track incline is 44 degrees on curves and 12 degrees on straight sections),
- a 200-meter (four-lane) athletics track,
- eight 60-meter sprint tracks,
- areas for shot put, high and long jumps and pole vault;
Only 1 km from the Ravbar Rooms and Apartments there is a larger sports hall, the Portovald Stadium, which has a football pitch and can host international athletic competitions on a quality 400-meter long synthetic fiber track. The stadium has 8 running tracks and additional areas for long, triple and high jumps as well as pole vault. It can also be used for trainings and competitions in shot put, javelin, hammer and discus throwing. Next to the center there is an auxiliary stadium with artificial grass, perfect for football players’ trainings.
In the near vicinity there is also a tennis court complex with indoor courts (perfect in the winter months) and the Loka sports and recreation center with two beach volleyball courts, a five-a-side football court, basketball and volleyball courts. The surfaces are equipped with reflectors so that they can be used in the evening as well.
At the Novo mesto town beach, located in the near vicinity, you can relax by renting paddle boards or wooden boats (or kayaks if you wish) and paddling on the beautiful Krka River, ideal for these activities thanks to its slow flow.
The surrounding Portovald forest is ideal for runners; the paths along the Krka River provide the most beautiful scenery imaginable for trainings, so it is no surprise that this is also where the Olympian marathon runner Primož Kobe likes to run.
In addition, Novo mesto boasts an indoor swimming pool and two larger (multi-purpose) sports halls, where trainings and competitions in basketball, volleyball, handball, indoor soccer, table tennis and martial arts take place.
Here, everyone will find what they need. If you’re looking for a place where everything you need for sports training can be found in a small area, Novo mesto is the perfect choice. There is no better place to accommodate athletes (sports teams) than Ravbar Apartments, where we will make you feel at home. In addition, we have space for socializing (and workshops) both inside and outside (covered hut) and a small gym with table tennis. Here you can enjoy hearty breakfasts, which athletes will undoubtedly appreciate.
Ravbar Apartments have already hosted:
- cycling clubs from Croatia, Serbia, Slovakia and the national cycling team of Qatar
- Norwegian youth cycling team
- Slovak women’s rafting team
- Turkish national senior athletics team
- Slovenian athletic clubs
- participants of charity cycling around Slovenia
- Norwegian karate team
- rhythmic gymnastics club Šiška
Turkish athlete Aycan Kurtcan’s thoughts of our accommodation:
Apartment Ravbar was the most beautiful, cleanest and most comfortable place I have ever stayed. And my host, Joze, was the most helpful, friendly and caring person I have ever met. The apartment is very clean and has everything to make you feel at home. Joze gave me information on everything from Ljubljana to Novo Mesto.
There is a wonderful garden. The supermarket is right across the house. The city center and the lakeside, where you can enjoy a walk, are very close. I stayed here for 6 nights. And I felt very comfortable and peaceful. I had a wonderful stay experience so I recommend everyone to stay here.