Steve Cotler

Steve Cotler

Zorb in Slovenia

The Zorb
The Zorb
In 2002, my son and I toured Slovenia by car. Rarely featured as a travel destination, Slovenia is a gem: fabulous scenery, interesting and friendly people, inexpensive (comparatively) accommodations…and it has Zorb.

What is Zorbing? Well, the website states: Imagine yourself suspended inside a clear inflatable plastic ball of about 3 meters in diameter. And when you’re securely in the place, the ball is rolled down 150-meter long slope. (No brakes, no steering,  just you and gravity).

I could not imagine myself thus, but my son could.

Only a short drive from Lake Bled (a picturesque glacial lake with a picturesque church-on-a-island one can row to), we found the hillside without difficulty. He entered the Zorb, strapped in, and took the ride.

Ready to Launch!
Ready to launch...
Rolling down...
Rolling down...

Full speed!
Full speed!

I gulped and photographed. He emerged grinning and suggested I try it.

I didn’t.

Standing on solid ground and smiling
Standing on solid ground and smiling


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