If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you will fall in love with Slovenia at first sight. In this small country – known as the green paradise of Europe – you will find it all: not only majestic Alpine mountains and valleys with beautiful lakes, rivers, and waterfalls, but also a picturesque seaside, sun-kissed hills dotted with vineyards, orchards, and olive groves and a mysterious subterranean world.
Slovenia is the destination to tick on your travel bucket list for memorable holidays in symbiosis with nature and away from the crowds!
Explore Slovenia’s natural heritage at your own pace
Reconnect with unspoilt nature and biodiversity for a green inspiration
Slovenia boasts a diverse and well-preserved nature and outstanding sceneries. You will find majestic mountains, valleys, hills, and green forests – the latter covering two-thirds of Slovenia’s territory – intertwined with rivers, waterfalls, and lakes. Needless to say, all these natural gems are worth exploring at your own pace.
Slovenia is the ideal playground for outdoor lovers eager to walk and hike. You will find an endless network of well-marked trails and paths of various difficulty levels, suitable for all ages. Hiking trails in Triglav National Park – which covers a large part of the Julian Alps – will lead you to summits and lookout hills, from where you will be able to take in breathtaking panoramic views.
The Slovenian Alps will also invite you to reach scenic plateaus and valleys – housing shepherds and farms – on foot, by (electric) bike, or on horseback for unforgettable holidays.
Strolling in the countryside and lush forests will also enable you to recharge your batteries and reconnect directly with nature. Forests are home to outstanding animal species and plants, including brown bears, wolves, and lynxes. In this regard, bear watching is a one-of-a-kind activity that you can experience safely with a local expert.
A great destination for cycling adventures
Slovenia is also a paradise for families, friends, and couples keen on pushing the pedals on road routes amidst natural wonders. Delightful slow tourism suitable for all could hardly be closer at hand.
Explore by bike the wealth of charming towns and the diversity of gorgeous landscapes all over the country. Enjoy a magical bike-and-wine experience intertwining cycling amid the vineyards and wine tasting. And to make your trip a little easier to face the gentle hills, you can choose an electric bike.
Explore the winter fairy tale in Slovenia
Skiers and snowboarders will enjoy the mountain slopes covered by abundant snow during winter. There is a wide range of winter sports: from alpine and cross-county skiing to ski touring with a guide to snowshoeing and dog sledging. There are fine mountain resorts and nice slopes, making Slovenia a great spot for winter sports fans.
Go one step deeper and dare to venture into the mesmerising Slovenian subterranean world
Caving is a fascinating experience as well. There are more than 13,000 karst caves in this small country, and they are for all tastes: some are suitable for tourists while others can only be explored with a guide.
Meet baby dragons – also known as proteus – after an epic underground train ride in Postojna cave, i.e., the longest cave in Europe open to visitors. Or else, experience adrenaline-fueled, unique caving adventures accompanied by experienced guides that you will find nowhere else in the world. Follow in the footsteps of the first explorers and discover the hidden parts of Postojna with caving gear and a lamp. Alternatively, dare to explore the flooded tunnels of one of the largest lead and zinc mines in Europe by kayaking or biking 700 metres under the surface of the Earth through abandoned mining tunnels.
Enjoy a wide range of water sports and refreshing pleasures
If you are seeking an active break including thrilling water adventures, Slovenia offers what you need. The country is blessed with stunning waterfalls, torrential Alpine rivers, gorges, and lakes. Spice up your holidays by practicing adrenaline water sports – no matter your ability – such as white-water rafting, kayaking, and canyoning on wild emerald green rivers running through picturesque Soča and Sava Valleys. Or paddle on calmer rivers and lakes like in Bohinj or Bled while taking in the stunning surroundings.
If you’d like to treat yourself to a moment of relaxation, take a dip in deep blue sea waters on the Adriatic coast, or in crystal-clear waters of lakes and rivers to cool off on hot summer days. Slovenia’s short multifaceted coastline is a true pleasure with its charming seaside resorts and Mediterranean climate. It is gorgeous and home to high-quality bathing areas and sandy and pebbly beaches.
Additionally, the country houses countless thermal springs for a relaxing break targeted to health and well-being.