We're arriving from Boston in Ljubljana in the early afternoon of Sunday, May 31, 2020, which I believe is a public holiday. Our Rick Steves Best of the Adriatic tour starts late afternoon on Tuesday, June 2. That means we have Monday, June 1 to do a day trip. Based on my research and where our tour is going, I'd love to see Kamnik and the alpine meadow Velika Planina.
I have a couple of concerns. The cable car is currently closed because it failed inspection in early December. I'm not sure when it will reopen but I presume before we arrive. I'm also afraid of heights and I've read this ride is the longest cable car in Europe without support beams so can swing quite a bit and is quite high. I know an alternative is a 2+ hour not-easy hike which isn't an option for us or I've read there is a road up the backside that gets you much closer to the plateau with a not too bad walk up gravel roads.
So do we
1) take a tour like the Roundabout Travel one - https://www.travelroundabout.com/en/tour/64769/kamnik---velika-planina
2) rent a car for the day and drive ourselves possibility finding the long route up so I don't have to take the cable car
3) take a train to Kamnik and then take a taxi to the cable car (not sure what we do when we're ready to go back to Kamnik)
4) take a train to Kamnik and meet a private guide - elsewhere in this forum http://www.irenagrmek.com/home2/turizem/ was recommended (if I knew the approx. price this option might be the most appealing)
If not this day trip, then which one? We're going to Lake Bled on the tour.